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A place to meet people… and a stepping stone to wilderness and adventure!

Outpost Lodge is both; the perfect ‘staging post’ for safari seekers into Tanzania’s Northern circuit and high altitude mountains; also a homely base for businessmen and local rural residents. We share a very close business relationship with all the top safari and tour operators based in Arusha, ensuring easy, reliable onward travel and safari arrangements on site.

You’re ensured of a relaxing night before setting off on safari, as well as a hot shower and some good food after your challenging adventure! It is normal to meet fellow travelers in whose footsteps you are about to follow, giving you a unique chance to gain some first hand tips and information.

Northern Circuit Safaris

Arusha is the ‘Spring board’ for safaris into Tanzania’s extensive game rich ‘Northern Circuit’, including the great Serengeti plains, Ngorongoro crater (the Eighth Wonder of the World), Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron, Masailand, as well as the various mountains mentioned below. Whatever your choice in safaris you’ll learn more about Tanzania at Outpost Lodge than from any travel guide book! We can and will help you to plan any safari arrangements you may need; utilizing our well known reputable safari operators.


Kilimanjaro. Meru, Lengai

Tanzania is graced with many interesting and well known geographical structures, the most well know, being the highest ‘free standing’ mountain in the world – Kilimanjaro and its sister Mawenzi, this is on our doorstep and we host many climbers every year. Closer to Arusha is Mount Meru, and just north and west of Arusha, near the flamingo breeding grounds at Lake Natron, Ol Donyo Lengai an active volcano. Mount Longido in northern Masailand and Landenai, Lokisale, Ol Donyo sambu and Rotian on the Masai steppe south of Arusha.

Coastal retreats

The lengthy Tanzanian coast, with resorts in Tanga, Pangani, Kilwa as well as the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia are popular destinations after a safari and many guests leave the Outpost headed for these resorts to wash out the safari dust! Our sister hotel, Fish Eagle Point, on the north coast near Tanga is one such destination.


We have free wifi for residents in and around the restaurant, deck and pool area.

Poolside and Cafe`

The poolside and attached cafe area is very popular… the pool using a saltwater chlorinater, makes the water very slightly saline requiring no chlorine. We take pride ensuring the pool is kept up to a high standard, having been voted the ‘cleanest and clearest pool’ in Arusha by the local pool merchants! Generally warm most of the year, and a treat after your long hot and dusty trips around the parks or tiring trips up and down the mountains. the cafe` has some of the best cups of coffee in Arusha!

Outpost pool area

Restaurant and Bar

A fully licensed bar and restaurant is run and owned by Cafe Mambo. The food is fresh and tasty, serving a variety of dishes including Indian and western.

Breakfast, included in B&B tariff, is prepared by daily and served from 7 to 9.30am. Packed breakfasts are available by arrangement

We have recently built a deck over the bar and restaurant to add room and variety.