Arusha Giraffe Lodge

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In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, rollaway beds
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Arusha Giraffe Lodge

3.0 star property
Suburban guesthouse in Arusha with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.4/10 Exceptional

22 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Plot No. 64, Olosiva Area, Nairobi Road, Arusha
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free area shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

Getting around

  • Arusha (ARK) - 18 min drive
  • Kilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.) - 75 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Arusha Giraffe Lodge

3-star guest house in the suburbs
A free breakfast buffet, a round-trip airport shuttle and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Arusha Giraffe Lodge. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this guest house include:
  • Free self-parking
  • A free area shuttle, free newspapers and luggage storage
  • Barbecues, smoke-free property and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff, WiFi and proximity to the airport
Room features
All guest rooms at Arusha Giraffe Lodge boast comforts, such as 24-hour room service and Laptop workspace, as well as thoughtful touches, such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Plasma TVs with satellite channels
  • Separate sitting areas, separate dining areas and fridges


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from 10:30 AM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Free area shuttle within 10.00 km

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Free local shuttle


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 40 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Arusha Giraffe Lodge Arusha
Arusha Giraffe Lodge Guesthouse
Arusha Giraffe Lodge Guesthouse Arusha

Frequently asked questions

Does Arusha Giraffe Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Arusha Giraffe Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 40 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
You can check in from 10:30 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Arusha Giraffe Lodge and nearby?
Arusha Giraffe Lodge has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Arusha Giraffe Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Kiti Moto (8-min walk), Cape2Cairo Cafe Arusha (2.1 mi) and Africafe Coffee House (2.1 mi).
What's the area around Arusha Giraffe Lodge like?
Arusha Giraffe Lodge is a short 14-minute walk from Sheikh Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium and 20 minutes' walk from Arusha Declaration Monument.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

one night stay
One night just before our safari was perfect
Nina, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A gem in Sakina, Arusha.
We arrived from Kenya by road and were so wonderfully received with refreshing hot towels and juice. The rooms are very clean and there is hot water and wifi. The staff are wonderful and Yassin is also a great cook. The hotel is tucked away on a side street and it is lined with flower trees, banana trees, etc. We enjoyed our stay so much we stayed again on our way back from safari. Comfortable, and well worth the reasonable price. It is a little outside of the city center but for that it is peaceful.
View from the hippo pool bar
Joanne, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

It was great to stay especially of the staff. Yasin and Happy are the assist to the property. Although the hotel is bit far from the town but free shuttle covers that part. Good budget place to stay. If you are coming from Kenya by road, just give a call to property to pick you up before you entry to the town....
3-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Good value for money in Arusha
Our family spent a night before and after the Safari in this lodge. It was ok for the price. We were able to sleep well. Friendly staff.
Victor M, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A very pleasant two-night stay around my safari
I stayed at the Arusha Giraffe lodge before and after a Northern Tanzania safari that I had booked. Upon arriving, the staff greeted me warmly with a warm, moist towel (I realized it was to allow me to wipe the dust off of my hands and face--not necessary from the ride to the airport but warmly welcomed following the safari!) and a glass of refreshing pineapple juice. The room exceeded expectations given the price I paid, complete with an ensuite bathroom, television, mini fridge, large comfortable leather chair, and large bed with mosquito netting. Air conditioning was provided as well. Showers were hot, though you did need to call the front desk for them to turn on the water pump--hardly a hassle though. The WiFi was also very accessible. I availed myself of the wet bar which was well stocked with local Tanzanian beers at a very reasonable price compared to the beers that I was charged on safari. The restaurant offered both a la carte and prix fixe three-course menu options. I went with the prix fixe menu both nights and was delighted with a delicious meal both times for only 20,000 TSH (~$9 USD). Breakfast both nights was standard and consisted of fresh fruit, delicious pancakes, toast, and sausages. My only criticisms were that the local area didn't appear that walkable and there was a considerable amount of noise from the local church and school.
Daniel, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staffs is super nice and they are friendly to fulfill all your request.
Venice, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff is extremely friendly and go above and beyond to make sure you feel safe and welcome. The food was delicious and the cook even took us around Arusha to the local markets. We would definitely come back!
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hyper friendly hotel/lodge in Arusha
I had the pleasure of staying at the Arusha Giraffe Lodge two nights this past month. Overall, it was a great experience, and the proprietor was over-the-top helpful and friendly. They were incredibly helpful with transfers to/from the airport, and the staff was very attentive to my needs - food on-site was of high quality, and the operator was more than happy to provide transport in the local area. While not incredibly fancy, the rooms are basic and functional - the beds were some of the more comfortable ones I slept on over a three-week trip to Tanzania.
Darren, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Very good service. All employees are caring, they have a car they do not hesitate to use to get us where we need to go. Good food. The hotel is located outside the city center in a neighborhood that I would describe as authentic, pleasant, a very nice experience.
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good place, friendly staff and nice food
We stayed here for a night before going on a safari and it was perfect for what we needed. It was cheap, so we weren’t expecting top end, but the room was spacious and comfortable, the dinner was tasty and the staff were really friendly. Overall a good stay.
James, 1-night trip with friends
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