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The Vijiji Center Lodge and Safari

Mountain lodge in Arusha with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
From
£47

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.
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8.8.Fabulous.
  • My partner and I spent the first few nights of our holiday at the Vijiji Center. The…

    Sep 5, 2019

  • Very welcoming. Good customer service and staff. Lovely grounds. Had s buffet dinner…

    Jan 10, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 22 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio

What’s around

  • Arusha International Conference Centre - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Arusha Clock Tower - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Arusha National Park - 17.8 mi / 28.6 km
  • Mt. Meru - 24.5 mi / 39.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Double or Twin Room

Location

  • Arusha International Conference Centre - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Arusha Clock Tower - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Arusha National Park - 17.8 mi / 28.6 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Arusha International Conference Centre - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Arusha Clock Tower - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Arusha National Park - 17.8 mi / 28.6 km
  • Mt. Meru - 24.5 mi / 39.4 km

Getting around

  • Kilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.) 54-min drive
  • Arusha (ARK) 38-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 22 cabins

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free secured, uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Pool umbrellas

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Year Built – 2014
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the cabin

Things to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

The Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Lounge – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • The Vijiji Center
  • The Vijiji Center And Safari
  • The Vijiji Center Lodge and Safari Lodge
  • The Vijiji Center Lodge and Safari Arusha
  • The Vijiji Center Lodge and Safari Lodge Arusha
  • The Vijiji Center
  • The Vijiji Center And Safari
  • The Vijiji Center Lodge and Safari Lodge
  • The Vijiji Center Lodge and Safari Arusha
  • The Vijiji Center Lodge and Safari Lodge Arusha
  • Vijiji Center Lodge
  • Vijiji Center Arusha
  • Vijiji Center

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 0 (one-way)

Bus station shuttle service is offered for an extra charge.

Area shuttle and shopping centre shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, The Vijiji Center Lodge and Safari does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, The Restaurant offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Onsea House Restaurant (2.2 mi), The Chinese Dragon (5.1 mi) and Picasso Café (5.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50.00 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, hiking and mountain biking. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing and safari tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very pretty, a lot of nature, amazing staff,very good food! I just have a minor regret is to not have coffee and a bottle of water in the room, but otherwise it was incredibly good experience.

    2 night trip, Feb 13, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Unseasonable rains made the room damp and smelly, roof leaking through. The sheets weren't fully dry.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice place and settings with pleasant cottages, clean room and bathroom, friendly and helpful staff and good restaurant. Limited breakfast but it's the same all over Tanzania. For some people might be a disadvantage it is a little far from the center of Arusha (15 min. drive) but the feeling you're in the country compensates for that.

    3 night romance trip, Jul 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Resonably priced hotel with very friendly staff. Close to Arusha Town.

    1 night trip with friends, Jul 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing stay at Vijiji

    The hotel is beautiful grounds are beautiful and have a very tropical vibe, complete with tortoises and beautiful birds. The pool is excellent and great for a refreshing dip. The food was amazing! Most importantly, the staff were extremely kind and helpful. It is not exactly central for Arusha, but it is tucked in a quaint village with an amazing fruit & veg market behind it. We stayed for a chill day and night before heading to Kili airport, which is only 45 minutes away.

    Amy, 1 night romance trip, Jan 3, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Redusert drif pga corona, så ikke alt fungerte som normslt vil jeg tro. Vanskelig å gi riktig rating.

    Hanne, 2 night trip, Sep 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique and worth a visit!

    Very cool an unique place that is worth a visit. Located 15 min out of Arusha, things go at a perfect slow pace and the staff is wonderful. Highly recommend staying there for a few days, it's clean, neat, good pool, friendly and the Wifi works.

    Matilde, 5 night trip with friends, Jan 26, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Ein schöner Ort vor den Toren Arusha's um sich mal aus dem afrikanischen Trubel herauszuziehen. Das Personal ist stets hilfsbereit und engagiert. Leider ist das dinner - buffet nicht immer eine Empfehlung wert. Das Frühstück hingegen ist top!!

    2 night trip with friends, Jul 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful place near Arusha. Beautiful place within typically African setting. Warm welcome and excellent service! The food was delicious!

    1 night trip, Jan 31, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    En pärla mitt i ingenstans, men ...

    En liten pärla mitt ute i ingenstans! Vi bodde här i två nätter, lugn och mysigt! Åt middag på lokal restaurang bara några meter ifrån hotellet, wow, vilken mat! Hotellet tog 10 USD/person för en buffé, det vi åt på den lokala restaurangen kostade 5 USD för två personer, middag, en öl och en liten glada vin. Våga prova dom små lokala haken, fantastisk mat, för en billig peng! Hotellet har ingen AC på tummen :( och det eldas skräp/ris i tid och otid, så det liggen en konstant rökdimma/lukt i luften! Våga även ta en dala-dala in till Arusha, kostar 500 TSZ/person!

    Anneli, 2 night romance trip, Dec 27, 2018

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