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Outpost Lodge – Arusha, Tanzania

Set in the spacious low density leafy suburb, the grounds are shaded by African tulips, wild fig trees, banana and palm tress, we are a calm, friendly oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of Arusha city life, but still easily within walking distance of the town center. Arusha is the Mecca of Tanzania’s thriving safari industry. The Outpost, for the past 20+ years, offers clean, comfortable and affordable board and lodging; tasty fresh cuisine, cold & hot beverages (Cafe Mambo’s specialty!). Free travel advice and a warm, and safe atmosphere.

We are Arusha’s very first B&B, opening in 1992. We have received accolades from many sources, including the municipality with an award from his Honourable, President Mwinyi, former President of Tanzania. also we have received mentions by various travel advisories including ‘preferred accommodation recommendation status’ by ‘Rough Guides’; not to mention our volumes of repeat guests and groups. We now are proud to be one of Arusha’s first establishments that is also ‘Disabled friendly’.

The mornings and evenings, Outpost Lodge is a hive of activity, with International visitors, local bush residents and businessmen coming and going – full of adrenalin for expected adventures and tales of these adventures on their returns. The emphasis here, is a ‘home-from-home’ environment where every face has a name. We take an active interest in your well being and offering guidance and advice to ensure your visit to Tanzania is memorable and without incident.

So, Karibu (welcome) Outpost – join the huge Outpost family – it’s the perfect stepping stone for your Tanzanian adventure, normally starting with the famed northern circuit and the great Serengeti, Ngorogoro, Manyara and Tarangiri, on our doorstep. Also including high altitude mountain climbs on Kilimanjaro and Meru with Lengai, Longido and others offering tough but special ascents; as well as a launchpad to special beach destinations in Zanzibar, Tanga, and further onto the southern and western circuits which include the Selous, Ruaha, Mahali moutains, Gombe streams and so so much more!

Owned by Cathy & Steve Attwell, we wish you a warm and friendly welcome, extended too, by all our helpful and friendly staff, including – on the front desk; Charles, Danial K, Danial M, and Theodora; in housekeeping – Ester and team; the gardens cared for by Jerimiah , while Saidi and Lawrence keep the pool and surrounds cleen, Sengo and Likeness will be on the other end of your emails and they are all proudly led and managed by Omari Mikdad, our long time ‘do it all’ man! Cafe Mambo, owned and run by Elisha, with head waiter Emanual run a full bar, cafe deluxe and full menus for all tastes … Karibu sana!