Outpost Lodge is in a pleasant, leafy suburb of Aruhsa, within walking distance of the town centre. It is a family owned and ruin lodge providing clean and comfortable accommodation, wholesome food and a friendly welcome. All of this explains why The Outpost Lodge is a popualr choice for visitors to Arusha. Its proximity to both Arusha and Kilimanjaro airports makes it convenient, too. It is ideal at the beginning and end of a northern cicruit safari and as a base for those embarking on a Kilimanajro climb.
The 28 rooms vary in size and layout, offering plenty of choice. They are in different locations and all provide an en-suite bathroom with solar-heated hot water, satellite TV, tea and coffee making equipment and mosquito nets. Rooms are cooled by fans.
The lodge has a lively open air restaurant serving good home cooked food made using seasonal produce, and a fully licensed bar where you can mix with fellow travellers. The sun deck and outdoor pool are great for unwinding and the well maintained gardens are the perfect place for a gentle stroll when you are sure to spot birds and might also see bushbabies, hedgehogs and chameleons. If you need to catch up on your emails, the lodge has free Wi-Fi in the main public areas.
Most of the staff are local and many have worked at The Outpost Lodge for several years and help give the lodge a real family feel.
Open: Outpost Lodge is open all year.
Location: Outpost Lodge is in a quiet suburb of the city of Arusha in northern Tanzania, within walking distance of shops and restaurants and a five minute drive from the town centre. The nearest airports are Arusha (30 minute drive) and Kilimanjaro (about an hours' drive away).
Rooms: There are 28 rooms ranged across the main house and guest wing, the new extension and the garden bungalows. They vary in size including singles, twins and doubles, triples and on quadruple. All have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and a range of toiletries, satellite TV, kettle and a supply of tea and coffee, mosquito nets and fans. Rooms in the new wing are the largest and include a room with disabled facilities.
Activities: Swimming, sunbathing, shopping in Arusha. The lodge is generally used as stopping off point before or after a northern circuit safari, or before and after a Kilimanjaro climb.
Facilities: The lodge is set in attractive, well-tended tropical gardens full of flowers, birds and bushbabies. There is an outdoor, salt water swimming pool and a sundeck. Cafe Mambo is the popular eaterie and has an outdoor deck. It serves a range of cuisines including Indian and Western. Daily breakfast is included in the room price. There is a bar. The lodge provides a laundry service to be paid for locally.
Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the restaurant, bar and by the pool. There is a reasonable mobile phone signal.
Notes: The lodge welcomes guests with disabilities and one guest room has been modified for easy access.