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The African Tulip

4 Serengeti Road, Arusha 1517 Tanzania
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Free cancellation until 29/12/21
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Free cancellation until 29/11/21
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Room & Suite (254)
Dining (122)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 25/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The African Tulip
Updated 25/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 96 hotels in Arusha
Travellers' Choice
The African Tulip is Arusha's premier boutique hotel providing first-class western luxury with outstanding facilities, personalized service and warm hospitality in a convenient location. The 'Zanzibar lounge & bar' is an ideal meeting place; The Baobab restaurant serves an excellent range of cuisine; 'The Serengeti' Pool & Bar is a fantastic place to relax. Additional facilities include a business centre, conference room & gift shops. It truly is Chic. Unique. and Authentically African.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili


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Grade: 65 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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Horst wrote a review Mar 2021
Frankfurt, Germany
Amazing experience with incredible accommodation, all services have been good. The staff who work at African Tulip Hotel are very good team that follow the needs of travellers very professional and friendly
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Date of stay: February 2021
deamole wrote a review Feb 2021
Nuevo, CA
We stayed our first three nights at the African Tulip. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The grounds are beautiful as well. The staff were all friendly and attentive. The breakfast is normally served buffet style but because of the low occupancy, we were served from menus for two of the three days. All of the food was great. The only downside of the hotel was the outside noise level. Two of the three nights there were parties going somewhere nearby and the music was very noticeable as we tried to sleep. While not the hotel's fault, this was the only negative we noted.
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Date of stay: February 2021
1 Helpful vote
Michael L wrote a review Feb 2021
Verona, Italy
This was where we stayed our first night in Tanzania after a very long and stressful escape from covid-gulag Europe. Friendly, calm, helpful and restful. Perfect place to get ready to go and start bouncing around this lovely part of Tanzania.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Melissa Amsi, Guest Services / Front Office at The African Tulip
Responded 26 Feb 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing the wonderful experiences you had with other travelers on here. It was a pleasure welcoming you and we are all happy to read that you had a great time with us. Hoping to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Melissa Amsi
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LookingForFamilyFun wrote a review Feb 2021
Houston, Texas
We stayed the night at the end of safari before flying to Mafia Island at the African Tulip and this location/amenties were perfect for that. We would recommend the Rivertrees Country Inn on the Usa River when you arrive at JRO or if you are touring this area from an Arusha base. (see that review) Staff was excellent, courteous, and helpful. There was, however, no general tip box. So we didn't really know where to leave our general tip, didn't really want to leave it in the hands of one individual other than the manager, but that wasn't an option, so we left it with the restaurant staff that helped us the most, but later saw the manager and let her know. They really need a general tip box in the lobby please! Rooms were nice, though ours didn't look like the photos. We
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
wakina2018 wrote a review Jan 2021
Chicago, Illinois
It’s a beautiful and quiet place to retreat after Cooke days of safari long ride. Room: Good size. Clean & cozy. Bathroom: also in good size. Clean. Hot shower water. Restaurant: food is not bad but service was a bit slow They charge 4% surcharge if you pay on card. I know it happens a lot in cash-trading dominated markets since the sellers don’t want to absorb the charge but I didn’t expect this higher level hotel would do such thing.
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Date of stay: December 2020
2 Helpful votes
US$226 - US$278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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