Gran Melia Hotel Arusha: Located 2.6 km from Old German Boma, Gran Melia Arusha offers 5-star accommodation in Arusha and has a bar. This 5-star hotel offers room service. The property features a year-round outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and garden. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a shower. Every room is equipped with a kettle, while selected rooms have a kitchen with a fridge. All units in Gran Melia Hotel Arusha are equipped with free toiletries and an iPod docking station.
A continental, Full English/Irish or vegetarian breakfast is available daily at the property. At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving African, Indian and Peruvian cuisine. A gluten-free option can also be requested. With staff speaking Afrikaans, English, Spanish and French, around the clock guidance is available at the reception. Uhuru monument is 3.1 km from Gran Melia Arusha, while Njiro Complex is 4.3 km away. The nearest airport is Arusha Airport, 9 km from the hotel, and the nearest Internationa Airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport
This spectacular hotel is located between the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks, opening out onto all of Tanzania’s majestic natural beauty. An oasis of five-star comfort and elegance, with extensive, unbeatable facilities, exclusive suites, and international cuisine, including the outstanding The Grill restaurant. With spa, infinity pool and gym. Perfect for a safari trip or luxurious business meeting.The stunning Gran Meliá Arusha rises up between coffee and tea plantations. An exquisite first-class hotel with a wide range of luxurious comforts, located in a privileged natural environment. African exoticism and attention to detail, with a modern conference center and the personalized assistance of our RedLevel service.
Deluxe Room RedLevel
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Max Guests: 2 persons
Requires a minimum stay of 2 nights
Yes, Arusha City Guide understant that your journey to the airport at the beginning of your holiday, as well as making it to your hotel or villa when you arrive in Tanzania needn’t be as difficult as you think. If you choose not to drive to your departure airport, there are a host of other options to choose from including coach, or booking a private car or taxi.. Above we’ve the best value offers to get you on your way. (Tanzania airport transfers) Likewise, if you book a holiday where transfers aren’t included, you needn’t be worried about where to go when you arrive.
We realize that every traveler’s journey is different, and so we provide you an efficient, low cost, fixed fares airport transportation service (Tanzania airport transfers)., operating 24/7 days a week between all airports in Tanzania to all destinations, resorts, major attractions sites and National Parks all over Tanzania and nearby countries. We offer step by step booking process, that allows you 100% accurate prices for your airport taxis, Minibuses, Shuttles, Coach, Safari Vehicles and private hire journeys in cities and attractions in Tanzania.
Take a guided tour of the Meserani Snake Park and learn about the most dangerous reptiles in the world, such as the black and green mamba, the Egyptian cobra or the puff adder. Visit the Natural History Museum and discover Arusha’s German influences or the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in Northern Tanzania, which is also home to Africa’s Big 5: the elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino.
It is possible to rent a car in Arusha but parking costs $0.50 per day throughout the city. It is far more common to hire a driver, and this is particularly useful for daytrips to Arusha National Park. If you are renting a vehicle, make sure that there is no charge for ‘extra kilometres’, as this can become expensive.
Dala dalas (small minibuses) are common throughout Tanzania and these only depart when they are full. They cost 400 TSH/person and they operate along the major roads throughout the day. You will find a large station on Stadium Street.
You can also take a bajaji (tuk-tuk) for a one-dollar ride to the city centre. None of these options are particularly comfortable or safe, but they do offer an authentic Tanzanian experience.
Taxis are available and they can usually be found parked in front of hotels. A ride across town should not cost more than $2.50.
Cultural Tourism Programs: Cultural tourism programmes are organised in several nearby villages to introduce visitors to the indigenous Wa-arusha and Maasai tribes. They are great alternatives to the safari scene.
Market and Museums: learn about the history and rarity of tanzanite. This precious gemstone is unique to Tanzania and you can visit the small museum and makeshift mine on India Street.
Coffee: The area has a strong coffee and café culture. Numerous coffee plantations surround the town, and many have small guesthouses on the property, including Arusha Coffee Lodge. You can either stay overnight and enjoy a ramble across the plantation or take a ‘Bean-to-cup’ tour to learn about the coffee-making process.
Day Trips : There are several day trips available from the town centre which showcase the surrounding landscape and wildlife. One of the most popular experiences is a tour of Arusha National Park. You can visit for a half day or full day game drive. Although there are no predators, this hidden gem has some beautiful scenery and excellent bird-watching opportunities.
Hiking and Trekking: Mt Meru is a popular alternative trek to Mt Kilimanjaro. Although it is a more technically challenging climb than Kilimanjaro, it is often used as a warm-up. Hikes begin in the middle of the night so that you can enjoy the sunrise from the summit. Alternatively, you can hike the lower slopes for a less strenuous option. And if that sounds too taxing, you can just admire this dormant volcano from afar. For a really challenging hike, we recommend the OI Doinyo Lengai. This is the only volcano in the world to emit ‘cool’ (950°C) lava. This is a rather unforgiving hike as there are no flat areas, but most adventurers claim that it is worth the early start and physical effort. A Maasai guide will escort you to protect you from hyenas and leopards.
Meserani Snake Parks: The popular Meserani Snake Park is located 25km west of Arusha. Travellers can take a guided tour and learn about some of the most venomous snakes in the world, including the Green and Black mamba and the Egyptian cobra. The park is a great day out for families. There are also crocodiles and monitor lizards, and you will get the opportunity to hold a tortoise. You can also take a tour of the Maasai Cultural Museum with a Maasai guide.
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