Arusha Giraffe Lodge

Arusha Giraffe Lodge

Plot No. 64 Sakina Kwa Idd, Olosiva Area, Arusha Tanzania
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4.5
#5 of 51 small hotels in Arusha
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
Comfortable, clean, competitive price room, Delicious meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner, Welcome juice prepared from fresh fruits Hot towels on arrival
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Free airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Swahili
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Uffesdatter wrote a review Feb 2023
66 contributions18 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the pleasure to stay at Arusha Giraffe Lodge during our vacation in Tanzania. The manager Mr. Msuya along with Rajabu, Glory and Joice who did everything to help us out. Delicious food, nice roomservice, great location a bit away from the city center with the sounds from the animals and nature. It's easy to grab a daladala (only 500 shilling per person) and you'll find yourself downtown. Otherwise the lodge also provides help driving you around for a very reasonable price.
The AC didn't work in our first room but the new room had a nice working AC and with a better mosquito net too. The floor in the bathroom can get super slippery after showering but we got small towels to provide it.
This lodge is very price worthy indeed, the staff are amazing and I feel this is definitely a place I'd return to! Thanks to Rajabu for the delicious food, to Glory for everything and to Joice for your wonderful smile. A special thanks to Mr. Msuya for making us feel so comfortable, for your hospitality and teaching me swahili!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Naiman Mchomvu, Owner at Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Responded 19 Feb 2023
Thank you so much for taking you valuable time to review our property.We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed to stay with us and we met your expectation. We will be grateful to have you again Thank you and you are warmly welcome
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Kathleen M wrote a review Feb 2020
Qualicum Beach, Canada17 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were greeted with hot towels, a fruit smoothie and warm smiles. The lodge was clean, bright, quiet and very comfortable, in the Maasai neighbourhood of Arusha. Pizza and beer for dinner, and a full hot breakfast with delicious organic fruits, Tanzanian coffee, and eggs to your taste.
Thank you management of Giraffe for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Naiman M, Owner at Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review our property. We are happy that you enjoyed to stay with us. We are very happy to see you and we hope to see you in near future You are warmly welcome
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Baby-Babble wrote a review Apr 2022
UK957 contributions354 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After our flight into Arusha, we were collected by Thomas, our Maasai safari guide/driver who safely took us to this little venue.
We were welcomed with open arms, friendly smiles, hot towels and a super cold fruit juice drink for the 3 of us - which was much appreciated! Asante Sana 🙏

Our room was comfortable, not overly big, but it had the necessities. The bed too was comfortable compete with mosquito net, the shower was powerful and the bathroom was clean complete with a couple of nice big towels.
BUT please be aware that the floor gets wet while the shower is in use and therefore gets very slippery!! I will say, do please provide plugs for the basins! as there is a huge amount of water being wasted by not having these attached to one of the taps with a small chain or a cord.

Rummel, Too(Teo?) and Mariam were very helpful and worked hard to make our stay an enjoyable one - Naiman do please thank them again from us.
Rummel took us to the airport in good time for our flight to Zanzibar

with all good wishes 🙏
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Naiman Mchomvu, Owner at Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Dear Elsje, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review our property. All your comments are noted and are working on the matter. Asante sana
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Linda R wrote a review Nov 2023
Tanzania5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arusha Giraffe Lodge is always a friendly experience. I have stayed there several times. The Management and staff are very helpful and accommodating. The price is reasonable and the food is great. I always stay at the Lodge when I am in Arusha and have recommended it to my Canadian friends who travel to Tanzania
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Naiman Mchomvu, Owner at Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Responded 12 Nov 2023
Dear Linda, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review our property, We are very happy that you enjoyed to stay with and that you received service to your expectation. We feel privileged and to receive you and your family we therefore welcome you again when you visit Arusha. Karibu sana
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Alexandra G W wrote a review Sept 2023
Nerja, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I enjoyed staying at Arusha Giraffe Lodge. Food was excellent, great chef. Manager and staff very friendly and helpful. Room was clean with comfortable beds with mosquito nets. It is a bit outside, but set within an autentic and safe local neighbourhood and the manager gladly picks you up and drops you off to town, bus station, airport etc... good value for money plus a chance to see a bit more local life if wanted. (A special thanks to the manager and kitchen from the "blue room"girls )
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Get the manager to pick you up when you arrive in Arusha as its a bit outside
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Response from Naiman Mchomvu, Owner at Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Responded 10 Sept 2023
Dear Alexandraw, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review our property. We are happy that you enjoyed to stay with us and that the location is perfect for the person need to see the real life in Arusha and you find that the neighbor are friendly, staff is good and able to assist you in every stage. We are happy that for all services you found a good value of money. You are warmly welcome next time you visit tanzania
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Jeannine Montana wrote a review Jul 2023
Billings, United States16 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a local African experience, I encourage you to visit the Giraffe Lodge. The road is a bit rough there as with many roads in Africa, but once there you find a quaint lodge with a friendly staff. Romwald the manager picked us up at the airport along with chef Radjabu. Grace and Getrude met us there and provided us with a fresh fruit and avocado drink that was delicious. They quickly became our family. They drove us to town daily and made us some amazing meals at night. The chicken is superb as are the ribs. The rice is so good- nothing like the rice I’ve ever eaten before. Rooms are modest but beds are so comfortable. We really bonded with the staff and they will always be a part of our fond memories of Tanzania. If you are looking for the Hilton, don’t come here. But if you want a true authentic African experience, visit the Giraffe Lodge in Arusha.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Hard to find so they need to pick you up.
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Response from Naiman Mchomvu, Owner at Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Responded 10 Jul 2023
Dear Jennine, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review our property, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed to stay with us in Arusha Giraffe Lodge, We were very happy to have your company in our lodge it was so exciting . we will real miss you. Please come again ad visit us as you come to Tanzania. Asante sana sana
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Rosa Mansell Anosha wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a quiet hotel with excellent hospitality, this is the place. You are welcomed with a hot towel and fruit juice, the rooms are spacious with great hot shower. The breakfast is amazing. Also there is a bar and an excellent dinner.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Naiman Mchomvu, Owner at Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Responded 13 Dec 2022
Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to review our property, we are happy that you have enjoyed to stay with us. We are proud see you and we hope to see you anytime you visit Tanzania especially Arusha. You are warmly welcome again.
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Rahel wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great food, and very good Cook. You must have Taste the dinner here. Very friendley and helpfull staff. You van relax and have a nice drink in the bar . The environment is quiet and have sunbirds in the garden.
Very clean rooms. It is a great value.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Naiman Mchomvu, Owner at Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Responded 12 Dec 2021
Than you so much for giving us a chance to serve you, we feel good that we met your expectation We welcome you again when you visit Tanzania. Asante sana
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Nanna Kjær R wrote a review Aug 2017
5 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at the Arusha Giraffe Lodge. The staff is so friendly and they offers a lot of nice food. We stayed there for to nights before a four-day safari trip and to days after the safari. While we were at the safari they kept our luggage safe. While we stayed there, we were almost the only guests. It was so nice! Arusha Giraffe Lodge is placed 4km outside Arusha center, but they offer free rides into town, to the airport etc. I would deffinately recommend you to stay at Arusha Giraffe Lodge. You will get value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bumbaru G wrote a review Sept 2018
Middelie, The Netherlands23 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 1 night during transfer from Arusha to Zanzibar.
I recommend this place, very nice and cozy, good services, beautiful room, good prices.
There is a restaurant and a bar and they offer airport transfer.

Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: September 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: choose deluxe room.
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Response from NaimanM6, Owner at Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Responded 23 Sept 2018
Thank you for taking your valuable time to review our property. We are happy that you enjoyed to stay with us and you received service to your expectations You are warmly welcome again
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Alexandra G W wrote a tip Sept 2023
Nerja, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get the manager to pick you up when you arrive in Arusha as its a bit outside"
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Jeannine Montana wrote a tip Jul 2023
Billings, United States16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hard to find so they need to pick you up."
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Bumbaru G wrote a tip Sept 2018
Middelie, The Netherlands23 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose deluxe room."
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PRICE RANGE
HK$266 - HK$289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arusha Giraffe Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Tanzanite Experience (5.3 km), Shanga & Shanga Foundation (2.8 km), and Bush 2 Beach Safaris (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Five Chutneys, Georges Tavern, and Pablo Picasso Café.
Does Arusha Giraffe Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arusha Giraffe Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Arusha Giraffe Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Arusha Giraffe Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Swahili.
Is Arusha Giraffe Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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