• Private Cottages set in a lush tropical garden

    Peace and quiet within a stone's throw of bustling Arusha Town

  • Antonio 2012

    ..."we were welcomed as family"

  • Enjoy a drink

    In our licensed 'Roundhouse' Bar

  • Our late night porter service

    Ensures you can enjoy a night out on the town with peace of mind

  • D Mowbray, 2012

    I will certainly go back when I have the chance

  • After a day exploring Tanzania's Northern Circuit

    Relax with a dinner on the lawn!

  • Flexible rooms

    Double, Twin and Triple beds

  • Take some time to relax

    With free wifi and entertainment in the lounge

  • Experience the Adventure of a Lifetime

    With our Safari Tours and Day Trips

  • Accommodation on your terms

    Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and fully catered!

  • Add the description/caption like so:

    Mama Csilla

    "Welcome to the friendliest family-run Bed & Breakfast in Arusha!"


  • I know Arusha quite well and I have stayed in several other hotels/lodges/guest houses but I have to say Safariland Cottages was one of the best; I stayed over a month with my girlfriend and we were welcomed as family. The Hungarian lady who owns the place together with her Tanzanian husband is always ready to help and we became friends with her two daughters and were going out all together. Definitely the best place to stay in Arusha

    Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple

    Antonio -

    Individual cottages in a lush, tropical garden setting and free wi-fi in the dining room. What more could you want? Well to boot you get amazing value for money from a family owned and operated hotel. You get an owner who is also the chef and who can create meals of any kind from traditional East African with Ugali to fully European. On my last day of this trip she made vegetarian pizza to order.

    Oh, and did I mention they also are a tour company and can get you to the top of Kilimanjaro to to Serengetti and Ngorogoro. So what if they don’t have a pool or a fitness center. Tell Csilla, the owner that you would like sundowners in the garden and in an instant you have a table in among the birds of paradise with your wine or beer or whatever ready to go.

    I will certainly go back when I have the chance

    Stayed September 2012, travelled on business

    D Mowbray -

  • I just returned from my first trip to Africa. We were based out of Safariland Cottages, and stayed there 3 nights total. Rehema was in charge, and she did a great job. She arranged an excellent safari for us, and then sent us a guide in Zanzibar, which was awesome. I was travelling with 2 of my daughters, 15 and 12 years old, so I really appreciated Rehema’s help and support. She took us to the airport and did an amazing job navigating the Arusha traffic to get us to our flight. The cottages are quite comfortable, nothing fancy, though they seemed like the Four Seasons after 5 days of camping. Safariland had set up the camping, and I am not a good camper, but they really did a nice job of making things comfortable-great tents, and mattresses to sleep on, plenty of good food from the friendly chefs, it was very nice. It is a very nice place and I can only say the nicest things about the cottages and Rehema!

    Jolie -

    This was my first trip to Africa, and I was very pleased with our safari and the service from Safariland… Rahema did a great job arranging out trips and providing transportation to and from the airport. Our guides were knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and patient with spotting animals – we could sit and watch as long as we liked, which in our case included a rare sighting of a serval (African wildcat) hunting in the Ngorongoro Crater. She also provided us with a guide in Zanzibar. I’d definitely stay here again, and recommend it for women travelers and families.

    Laura C -

  • I came to Arusha as a guest of Farm Radio, they organised my stay at Safariland Cottages. But what a great choice they made at that, you are a true guest of the family while staying there. Mama (Csilla) is the most caring motherly figure I’ve had as a host. Rehema (her daughter) showed us the Arusha night life. And the staff is super friendly. I spent most of my work hours in the lovely garden they have, between the palm trees and small chickens roaming around. The rooms are comfortable, with a little desk at the window that I could sit down during the night to write a little.

    Stayed October 2014, travelled on business

    Remco W -



  • Dec

    Tanzanian Independence Day Event Time: No time set / Event Location: No location set

    A public holiday celebrating the country’s independence from Great Britain in 1961.

  • Nov

    Swahili Fashion Week Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Karimjee Hall in Dar es Salaam is the venue for the country’s top fashion event.

  • Aug

    Farmers’ Day (Nane Nane) Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Dodoma, Tanzania

    A major trade fair for farmers, staged at the Zuguni grounds in Dodoma and other venues

  • Jul

    Festival of the Dhow Countries Zanzibar International film festival Event Time: 18th -26th July / Event Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Early July, expect all manner of dancing, traditional music and literary events, lasting an entire fortnight.

  • Jun

    Mzalendo Halisi Music Festival Event Time: 13th -15th June / Event Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Held in Kigitonyama, Dar es Salaam.

  • May

    Karibu Travel and Trade Fair Event Time: 29th -31st May / Event Location: Arusha, Tanzania

    The biggest East African travel event of the year, taking place in Arusha.

  • May

    Workers’ Day Event Time: No time set / Event Location: No location set

  • Apr

    Union Day / Unification Day Event Time: No time set / Event Location: No location set

    The anniversary of this day in 1964, when Tanganyika and Zanzibar officially became part of the United Republic of Tanzania

  • Apr

    Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day Event Time: No time set / Event Location: No location set

    Commemorating Vice President Sheikh Abeid Karume’s assassination in 1972

  • Apr

    Easter Monday Event Time: No time set / Event Location: No location set

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