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Rivertrees Country Inn

Location: Arusha, Tanzania Safaris

The inn is a charming country estate that was once an old coffee farm, and still retains the nostalgic air of a well-loved homestead. Sprawling ten acres of fertile greenery, the grounds are a natural extension of Mt Meru’s sloping foothills, and offer a sanctuary for the birds and wildlife indigenous to the area. Elegantly rustic cottages are dotted along the river and in thickets of tall trees, while lush lawns and birdsong make for a peaceful and picturesque setting. Set in the heart of an area rich in nature reserves, montane forests and vibrant village culture, the scope for exploration is endless.

The restaurant concocts tasty meals of garden-fresh ingredients and old family recipes, as well as oven-fired pizzas and the best of the region’s locally grown coffees. Delicious candle-lit dinners are served by the warmth of the fireplace, or under the stars and the watchful eyes of resident owls. Rivertrees combines unpretentious comfort with subtle accents of style to create a timeless pause in a traveler’s journey, and a sense of warmth and genuine welcome.

Highlights:

  • 20 kilometers from Arusha Town
  • 400 meters from the Arusha- Moshi highway
  • Guests need to understand that this is an old converted farmstead rather than a modern hotel.

Amenities at Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha, Tanzania Safaris

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Packed lunches
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms

Rooms at Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha, Tanzania Safaris

20 Randard Garden Rooms 

These rooms at Rivertrees Country Inn form the bulk of the accommodation. Each has red-polished concrete floors dotted with traditional grass mats, under a whirring ceiling fan. The furniture consists of a wooden four-poster bed (or twin or triple beds) draped with mosquito nets, a writing desk and chair, a day bed, and a simple wardrobe. It’s all very solidly built, and should be very cool – even when temperatures outside are high

The white-tiled en-suite bathroom is small and functional with a single basin, shower cubicle with shower curtain, and a toilet. Some of the rooms also have a bath. Complimentary toiletries are provided. Outside is a small, covered veranda with two small wooden chairs and a table.

Two Cottages

These cottages at Rivertrees Country Inn stand on the banks of the Usa River, with the relaxing sound of flowing water nearby. These are very similar in style and furnishings to the standard rooms, and can be either twins or doubles, but are quite a bit larger. Each has a small seating area with two armchairs and a table beside a fireplace – lovely for chilly evenings. Both cottages have a ramp and handrails and are Rivertrees’ most wheelchair-accessible option.

The cottages have en-suite bathrooms that feel light and spacious, with double basins set into a wooden cabinet, a separate bath, a shower cubicle and toilet. A door leads from the bathroom to a private outdoor shower. Fluffy white towels and bathrobes and complimentary toiletries are provided.

The River House

The River House, which is also located on the river bank, has two separate en-suite double bedrooms, a separate living room with fireplace and satellite TV, and a wrap-around veranda where you can eat dinner if you want some privacy. Since the beds are doubles, and the bathrooms are open, we would recommend this as a good option for couples travelling together or for families.

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What to do at Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha, Tanzania Safaris

  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Retail
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Wedding site