Arusha The African Tulip

The African Tulip hotel is a centrally located boutique hotel in Arusha and is currently ranked on Tripadvisor as the number one of thirty nine hotels in the city! Arusha is a very common stop on most travelers’ itineraries in Tanzania as the city is a great jumping off spot to head to a variety of parks for those going on safari and is near both Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro for climbers.

This elegant and charming property is located along Serengeti Road, where a warm and friendly welcome awaits guests who want to experience the best of Tanzanian hospitality. The hotel has been designed with safari travelers, business persons, families, honeymooners, elite and leisure travelers in mind. It has amenities of convenience whilst offering a high standard of luxury.

The warm tones and patterns used in the rooms reflect the beauty of nature that will be experienced during your African safari, and the furnishings and wildlife artwork are influenced by the native peoples of Tanzania. When staying at The African Tulip in Arusha, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Arusha attractions and cultural activities before heading out on a safari!
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The African Tulip offers 29 outstanding rooms over 3 floors accessed by a beautiful staircase inlaid with coconut wood (although 3 ground-floor rooms are available). The room designs reflect the warmth and expanse of the majestic natural wonders surrounding the safari capital of Arusha.

It is therefore appropriate that these rooms are both extremely spacious but also inviting. A safari theme runs through every room although the design of each is unique. A common thread, however, is the use of colourful local fabrics, finely produced craftwork and contemporary Tanzanian art.

Comfort is assured with the best British-made mattresses, fine bedding and luxurious bathrooms. You will also find all the modern amenities expected from an urban boutique hotel. These include wide-screen Philips televisions, laptop-sized safes, air-conditioning, the latest door entry systems and high-speed Wi-Fi. Room service, a telephone and hairdryer are standard in all rooms.


9 Suites are stunningly decorated with a Safari-theme and are generously sized. Bathrooms are finished to the highest specification and each room has a mini-bar. Many rooms have pleasant views of the locality and some have balconies with seating. The Family suite has two separate bedrooms with bathrooms and a large, communal lounge area.

Honeymoon Suite

The stylish and spacious honeymoon suite is beautifully decorated and is the perfect place to end a memorable day. The honeymoon package includes a chilled bottle of sparkling wine, a delicious platter of tropical fruits plus a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers. Please contact our team for further information.

Deluxe rooms

The 20 deluxe rooms are all decorated with a Safari-theme although the interior of each room is unique. There is a comfortable seating area and a desk in each room. The deluxe rooms are decorated to the highest standards and have all the features listed above.

Dining & Entertainment

`The Zanzibar’ Lounge is beautifully decorated with Zanzibari art, and why not enjoy afternoon tea consisting of a delectable piece of cake, or refresh yourself with a cocktail, glass of wine or spirits.

The swimming pool is a delightful place to escape the heat of the African days, and the Serengeti Bar offers select beverages and snacks, as well as wide-screen televisions for news, music or sports. Guests can also come here to relax and peruse the various coffee table books, whilst enjoying pure African Coffee.

`The Baobab’ Restaurant is uniquely designed; rich red accents set against soft neutral tones invite you to enjoy the palatable meals that are served here. Fresh, local ingredients are used to prepare dishes with a variety of culinary influences, such as South Indian “Fusions of the East,” international, vegetarian and “The African Pot,” a traditional Tanzanian preparation. The Baobab Restaurant also offers a small number of dishes that may be ordered throughout the day and served poolside or in the gardens.


If you’re not keen on combining a stop at this boutique hotel with an exciting safari, other tours into Arusha and day trips to some of Tanzania’s smaller wilderness areas can be pre-arranged prior to your arrival to guarantee availability.

The growing city offers local markets, interesting cultural programs and museums, and diverse wilderness areas near Arusha including Arusha National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro National Park which can be visited on a single day trip or part of your northern Tanzania safari into Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti Plains, in addition to many other beautiful locations (see our Recommended Safaris & Itineraries section).

If you are planning a business trip to Arusha, The African Tulip has conference facilities that accommodate up to 35 invitees, as well as a business center with computers, internet, printers and copier.

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