Rivertrees Country Inn


Arusha, Northern Tanzania

Accommodation Type

Permanent Lodge

Accommodation Level
Price Guide

Rivertrees Country Inn

Unpretentious, with good home-cooked food and comfortable rooms, this relaxed country inn makes a good start or end to your time on safari as it’s only 40 minutes’ drive from Kilimanjaro Airport.

Rivertrees Country Inn was once a prosperous coffee plantation, with links to the Trappe family. The inn grew organically; the owners designed and created each cottage with individual care and attention, and today the cottages offer a unique and colourful blend of peace and tranquillity.

It stands in a grove of mature trees and has a small river running past the property which means the shrubs grass and trees are always well-nourished, providing a haven for bird and mammal life throughout the year.

The focus of the inn is the large lounge-restaurant area with a huge vaulted roof which offers a pleasing cool environment where you can relax, enjoy freshly-prepared, home-cooked meals (including excellent pizzas from their woodburning stove) or just sit in one of the many nooks with a good book. Its restaurant is well-liked by Arusha residents too.

The outdoor space complements the main building with a paved seating area where breakfast is usually served under the shade of the enormous canopy of trees.

Rivertrees Country Inn highlights

  • Charming country inn
  • Only 40 minutes from Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Peaceful tranquil gardens
  • Riverside position

Rivertree Country Inn location

Rivertrees Country Inn


  • 23 room lodge
  • Open all year round
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • Lush shady grounds
  • Swimming pool
  • WIFI
  • Laundry service
  • Boutique and curio shop


  • Canoe trips on Lake Duluti
  • Day trips to Arusha National Park
  • Cultural tours
  • Bike rides
  • Nature walks
  • Pizza nights

Rivertrees Country Inn rooms

Garden rooms

Rivertrees offers three room standards. The garden rooms, of which there are seven and include two single rooms

River / Farm Cottage

The old farmhouse which includes three guest suites.

River House

Finally the River House with its own kitchen, lounge and two bedrooms.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.