Rivertrees Country Inn




Rivertrees Country Inn is a restful country retreat, nestled between Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, surrounded in natural gardens along the Usa River. Ideal for travellers whether they have just experienced the highs of an amazing safari or a rewarding climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, Rivertrees Country Inn is the perfect place to take a breath and re-energise yourself. Your hosts are on hand to give you the personalised service and get your taste buds tingling with their excellent farm cuisine. Fresh country meals are served in the restaurant, the gardens, the pub, and near the river or in the beautifully restored farmhouse with its warm ochre colors and cherished family antiques.

The lodge

This charming old farm house combines old world ambiance, African country elegance, excellent farm cuisine, personal service and a genuine warmth from your hosts to give guests a lovely peaceful retreat. It is the perfect choice of accommodation for the visitor looking for peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of a city hotel. Rivertrees Country Inn is conveniently located near the village of Usa-River, a twenty-minute drive from Arusha along the Moshi Road. Kilimanjaro Airport is a mere twenty minutes away with daily connections to Europe and beyond.

Accommodation at Rivertrees Country Inn

There are 18 individually styled Garden rooms, 2 River cottages and the River House. The eighteen Garden Rooms are nestled under a blanket of trees, overlooking the expansive gardens of Rivertrees. Each room is unique in its decor, filled with high quality antique furniture and intricate floor coverings. Amenities include self contained bathrooms with shower or bathtub, mosquito netting, hot water, laundry services and private dining upon request. There is complimentary WiFi available in all the rooms and a laptop available for guest use.

The two River Cottages have additional amenities including an outdoor private shower, self catered hot beverages, a fireplace and a large patio overlooking the river.

The River House is the latest addition to Rivertrees Country Inn offering two identical wings, each suited for double accommodation, available to book either as a partial or complete house. You can have your own private chef and butler, by prior arrangement. Additional amenities to the River Cottages include a living room, bar, kitchenette and a large terrace area.

Rivertrees Country Inn on the map

Mari’s review of Rivertrees Country Inn

Half way between Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha Town, Rivertrees Country Inn is a quiet option in the the countryside, yet still offering convenient access to both. This is a great place to relax and recover from your international flights before starting your northern Tanzania safari.  Especially if you are not in the market for the more upmarket options such as Arusha Coffee Lodge.

The rooms are spread out across the gardens and each have their own individual character. They're furnished with large wooden beds and a luxurious, colonial-style decor.  The two River Cottages offer privacy and are an ideal option for honeymooners.

Friends or families travelling together can stay in the private River House, which is set right on the banks of the Usa River. This comprises two spacious bedrooms a central lounge, dining and bar area. This is a great option if you'd prefer to dine privately with your group and have more space to yourself in which to relax. The River House also has a deck area overlooking the river, which is perfect for relaxing at the end of the day.

There's a nice swimming pool and an open area provides a space for barbecues and al fresco dining, complete with a large pizza oven. On cooler evenings dinner is served in the main dining room, which is inside the beautifully restored main farmhouse.

They have many activities on offer so you could easily stay 2 nights here if you have time…

Cedarberg : Mari Jacobs


Bed & breakfast

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area