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Arusha Coffee Lodge: a plantation getaway

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home, which was built in the early 1900s…

By Hazel Gumpo
General Manager, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

Stay at one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations in the serene foothills of Mount Meru. Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home, which was built in the early 1900s. It’s a perfect place to relax before or after a safari, with 30 traditional plantation cottages dotted around the coffee fields, decorated with colours and textures that reflect the natural surroundings. Think warm wooden floors and beams, exposed brick, roaring fireplaces and a private veranda with coffee estate views.

In our main plantation house, you’ll find an à la carte restaurant, café-bistro and a lounge. All have log fires and serve coffee straight from our fields. Don’t miss our bean-to-cup estate tour, where you’ll learn all about our history, the coffee production process and get to taste our signature brew. One of the highlights at Arusha Coffee Lodge is Shanga, a social enterprise which employs Tanzanians with disabilities who produce beautiful craft products from recycled materials. Tour the workshop to learn about Shanga’s work, try bead making and pick up some handmade gifts.

Guests enjoy spending time in our many acres, swimming in our pool, relaxing in the garden terrace and having a massage in Peaberries Spa. There are vervet monkeys that play in the gardens, entertaining guests all day. We’re happy to organise special experiences for guests, from plantation picnics and star-lit meals to Maasai wedding blessings under the Big Tree for honeymooners. If you want to venture further afield though, you can visit Arusha National Park and tour the city, perhaps hike Mount Meru or even take a scenic flight over Mount Kilimanjaro.


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Alfred & Hazel Gumpo

Hazel Gumpo is a German-trained General Manager with over 25 years of experience in hospitality. She has worked all over Africa and in 2017, was named one of the top 100 most influential tourism personalities in West Africa by the Accra Weizo West African Travel Fair. Hazel is passionate about people development, interior design, creative cooking and hosting.
Hazel Gumpo, General Manager, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

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