The standard package-
Located 15 minute walk from town, this hotel is in a homely and quiet setting. For those who want to take advantage of it, there is a pool.
Conveniently located in the centre of town but with no gardens or pool. As it is Muslim-
Le Jacaranda is situated 15 minute walk from town. It has spacious twin and double rooms, but no pool. Single rooms are small and pokey, however, and are not recommended.
Climbers should realise that while these hotels are ‘satisfactory’, generally adequately equipped and conveniently situated, visitors regularly comment that the standards of hot water and electricity provision are considerably below what they would expect to find at a European or US hotel in a similar price range. This is largely because the electricity supply in Tanzania is very poor. In order to ensure a good supply of these conveniences it is necessary to upgrade to a luxury hotel, but a mid-
Upgrading to a Mid-Range Hotel in Arusha (see rates)
The following are our usual upgrade options for those wanting to stay in one of Arusha’s mid-
Nicely situated in its own grounds, but with a 10 minute taxi journey being necessary to reach town. Very good food, but orders should be made in plenty of time, as food preparation standards are exacting here, and necessarily slow.
Benefits from a round-
Unique character and conveniently situated with reasonable access to town. Occasional complaints of second-
While these are of a higher quality than our standard hotel options it is still not uncommon to receive similar complaints about hot water at these hotels, particularly the Oasis. The Oasis is nestled away very quietly in its own shaded grounds and usually has excellent food.
Complaints about the Impala tend to concern it’s being very busy and crowded. It is one of Arusha’s largest hotels and is often fully booked. The Impala has a 24 hour restaurant which is very convenient for those arriving on late flights. We have received complaints that Karama’s staff appear to be trained to prioritise guests that have booked a climb or safari with the company that owns this lodge. We have fewest complaints from Oasis, although some guests find that their freshly cooked meals take a long time to prepare and we are sometimes told that they run out of hot water.
Those wanting uninterrupted relaxation before and after their climb, of the highest quality available in or around Arusha should upgrade to one of the following:
Upgrading to an Upper Mid-Range or Luxury Hotel in Arusha or environs (see rates)
Generally the highest order of hospitality available in the area. Early booking recommended. In our experience Onsea and Machweo have consistently maintained conspicuously the most sophisticated and comfortable standards of all hotels in the Arusha area.
The most conveniently situated luxury hotel in the Arusha Area and believed to be one of East Africa’s oldest buildings. US President Clinton chose to be accommodated here recently.
This is one of Arusha’s most expensive lodges. Rooms and cuisine are excellent –
20 minutes out of town along a very poorly maintained dirt road, though in beautiful and quiet surroundings.
25 minutes out of town; not a particularly convenient location from which to begin a climb or safari. Guides’ briefings are only possible on the morning of collection, not on the evening prior to the event’s start.
5 minutes from JRO airport. Climbers selecting this lodge will not have an evening pre-
Pre- and Post-Kilimanjaro Climb Hotel Costs
Costs for upgrading your hotel or requesting additional nights at a standard grade hotel are given here.
Locations of hotels used by Team Kilimanjaro in and around Arusha
Locations of the hotels that we use can be seen by clicking on the links in the left hand pane of our interactive map.