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Luxury Hotels in Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the city of Tanzanian business, but also one of the most important arrival points for tourists heading to safari in the Southern Circuit, to the coastal areas and islands. You will need to relax and have a good sleep after a long flight and before leaving to your destination, and right here you will find excellent options to choose the perfect accommodation.

Our experts selected for you the best hotels available.

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

Hyatt Kilimanjaro

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, is a modern oasis in the heart of the largest Tanzanian city. The five-star hotel’s superb waterfront location, spectacular views of the harbour and Indian Ocean, and proximity to the city’s International Airport ensure it is among the best-situated luxury hotels in Dar es Salaam. It offers perhaps the finest accommodation to be found in any of Tanzania’s hotels, featuring 180 spacious and comfortably appointed rooms and suites with authentic hospitality, deluxe amenities and extensive business facilities to meet the needs of all travellers.

Southern Sun Hotel

Southern Sun

Conveniently located in the bustling commercial capital of Tanzania, Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam offers exceptional hospitality in an exotically elegant neighbourhood. With the beautiful botanical gardens as its backdrop, both business and leisure travellers can enjoy a host of modern facilities and services, combined with old world charm that adds even more to each stay. Choose between standard and executive rooms or suites, all of which cater to the demands of the modern traveller with ease. In-room amenities provided in each room include tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, air-conditioning, electronic safe, complimentary WiFi, 24-hour room service and wakeup facility to name but a few.

Best Western Plus Colosseum Hotel

Best Western Colossseum

Inspired from classic Greco – Roman architecture, this hotel offers complete facilities and relaxation. As part of your stay they offer complimentary use of their fitness club, including a swimming pool. The hotel is complimented by a top range Cleopatra’s Spa offering a variety of beauty therapies, massages and including Vichy Shower all services provided by an expert Balinese therapist. Restaurants include famous international franchises: Mumbai Spices and Smokin’ Joe’s Pizzeria.

Luxury Hotels in Arusha

Welcome to Arusha, the best gateway to the Northern Circuit of Tanzania! At your arrival relax and take a breath… you will leave soon to amazing game drive locations, but now take some time and treat yourself in the best hotels in town.

Let’s have a look at our experts’ selection!

Arusha Coffee Lodge by Elewana Collection

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge is full of sensory experiences that revitalizes the body and soul for the adventures and excitement that lie ahead. Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, it has been designed around the original landowner’s home that dates back to the early 1900’s. With two boutiques, an enclosed and intimate swimming pool and a popular garden terrace, Arusha Coffee Lodge encourages exploration and discovery at every turn.

Mount Meru Hotel

Mount Meru Hotel

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 9 acres of lush landscape, surrounded by some of Africa’s most breath-taking vistas, rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain. The room itself is an experience of understated African opulence, open space and natural light. Among the facilities you can find some suites, swimming pool, international standard restaurant and bar.

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, it stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, it offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds. Rooms and suites are presented in the style of stone-built cottages, which are grouped in clusters around a flower-filled central ‘village square’. Both the bar and restaurant are located within the traditionally stone-built central reception area and offer blazing log fires, lake and garden views, and an elegant yet relaxed ambience.

Tanzania, long time ago. Discover the archaeological sites and the best accommodation nearby

On the road, finally! While driving around the most famous locations of Tanzania and Zanzibar, just stop for a while and have a look at the archaeological treasures of this country.

And get a luxury accommodation nearby… why not? The experience will be unforgettable!

Olduvai & Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Olduvai & Serena

Located in the Great Rift Valley in Arusha Region, Olduvai is one of the most famous paleoanthropological sites in East Africa, where many important evidences in the understanding of early human evolution have been found by Mary and Louis Leakey.

Just 40 minutes driving from the stunning Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Laetoli & Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Laetoli & Crater Lodge

This location was excavated by archaeologist Mary Leakey in 1978 and others followed, finding in this area many tracks of the presence and remains of hominids.

Just 1 and a half hour driving from the unique Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Kaole & DoubleTree by Hilton Dar Es Salaam

Kaole & DoubleTree

Kaole is a small town, located three miles east of Bagamoyo, on the Indian Ocean coast. The Kaole Ruins, dating back to a period between the 13th century and the 16th century, are what remains of an ancient muslim Shirazi settlement.

Just 1 and a half hour driving from Dar Es Salaam, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Kondoa Rock Art Sites & Asilia Oliver’s Camp Tarangire

Kondoa & Oliver

Nine kilometres off the main highway from Kondoa to Arusha, it is possible to visit a series of caves carved into the side of a hill. The caves contain paintings, some of which are believed by the Tanzania Antiquities Department to date back more than 1500 years.

Just 3 hours from Asilia Oliver’s Camp Tarangire.

Zanzibar Stone Town & Zanzibar Serena Inn

Stone Town & Serena

Plenty of marks from the past are still visible in Zanzibar Stone Town. More than ten ruins sites are actually open for visits, and it is possible to arrange day trips to discover these magical places.

Zanzibar Serena Inn is located right in the middle of Stone Town.

Zanzibar. A tour on the footsteps of Princess Salme

Princess Salme, daughter of Sayyid Said bin Sultan Al-Busaid (Sultan of Zanzibar and Oman) is one of many legendary names having their origin in the archipelago. Her story is written in a book, Memoirs of an Arab Princess – but let’s have a quick look to the highlights of her life.

Salme of Zanzibar

A girl able to ride horses, to fence with sword, dagger and lance, and to fire rifles and pistols… but also one of the few women at that time self-taugh to read and write.
Following her German husband Heinrich Ruete, at one point she moved to Europe.

Even nowadays, around the historical places and ruins in Unguja where she used to live during her childhood, it is possible to discover magical places and secret corners where the past is still alive.

The pictoresque architectures in the ruins of Mtoni Palace, where she was born and lived the earliest years of her life and the ruins of the elegant Kidichi Persian Baths.

Leaving from Stone Town you can also get the chance to taste a bit of the everyday life at the Sultan’s court: the traditional coffee ceremony, the doneky ride to Kidichi, a meal prepared in the traditional way (pilau, fish masala, meat, bananas, salad, fruits, fresh fruit juice and spice tea) and a tour across the spice plantations.

It’s almost holiday time! Time as well to book your trip to Zanzibar… Contact our safari experts at