At Amani, the rich coffee we serve you is reflective of our family history.
While at the family village on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Edward once sat with his relatives and enjoyed a Xmas meal of Mbuzi Choma (roasted goat). During this meal, Edward noticed that he was surrounded by coffee trees.
As these trees made him feel uncomfortable, he began to cut down a few of the coffee leaves so he could feel more at ease. However, this action did not go down well with grandfather Mzee Alois Markshaka.
The grandfather began to tell Edward and his brothers the significance of the coffee. He explained how their coffee trees had been feeding them for years, and enabled their father Justice Mrosso (retired) to go to university. This path led to him becoming a judge for 40 years in the High Court and Court of Appeal; all before Lilian and Edward were born!
From that moment on, Edward never forgot about the importance of this coffee. Now, his Amani office is filled with the aroma of coffee 24/7, and this evocative smell has remained an important reminder of his family history.
Come on the daily, guided walking, horseback or cycling tour from Monday to Friday at 11h30, to discover Amani’s historic coffee plantation. One of our experienced gardeners will be your guide on this tour, during which we encourage guests to pick, taste, smell and touch while walking through our fields.
Unless you are a guest staying at Amani Safari Lodge, an entrance fee is required for access to our coffee fields. The entrance fee is around $15 and is payable at the front desk.
Make your stay at Amani extra special by indulging in our signature coffee products on sale. At the Creations Coffee Bar, taste an array of hot drinks made from high-quality, ground coffee beans grown on-site. Or purchase a bag of fresh coffee beans to use at your own leisure.
Here’s an example of what we have on offer:
Explore & experience the magical places nearby our lodge
The Cultural Heritage Center is an easy walk from the lodge and offers plenty of striking African art galleries, antique shops, gift shops, a cinema, a spice centre, a coffee shop, a spa, a museum, as well as a world-renowned restaurant.
For those interested in crystals and their healing properties, visit the museum at the Tanzanite Experience and learn about the history and healing properties of Tanzanite – a beautiful blue/violet gemstone exclusively found in Northern Tanzania.
Explore TwigaBrew which is 4.3 km away from the lodge as this is Tanzania’s first Craft Brewery and Brewpub. Check out the Natural History Museum which is 3 mi / 4.8 km away, Arusha’s Clock Tower which is 1.6 mi / 2.6 km away, Arusha’s Declaration Monument which is 1.4 mi / 2.3 km away, the Sheikh Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium which is 1.8 mi / 2.9 km away, or Meserani Snake Park which is 16 mi / 25.5 km away.
Check out the Maasai Market and Curios Crafts which is 2.1 km away, the Maasai Women Fair Trade Center which is 2.6 mi / 4.2 km away.
Try to visit Lake Duluti which is 10 mi / 16.2 km away, or the Chemka (Kikuletwa) Hot Springs, which are 44 mi / 70.2 km away.
If you’re a golfer, you’re in luck: Arusha Golf Course is 2.5 mi / 4.1 km away and Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate which is 19 mi / 30.1 km away.
If you are in town for a conference, then you’ve come to the right place. At Amani we offer a state of the art convention center equipped with 8 breakaway conference rooms ranging from 30 to 300 sqm.
If trekking and safaris are more your thing, Amani often serves as the starting point for safaris and trekking trips to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Lake Momella inside Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.
In every town, there are a few gems – delightful places off the beaten path that give you a sense of the soul of the town. Khan’s BBQ which is only 1.9 km from Amani Safari Lodge is undoubtedly one of the key gems in Arusha, and while it’s been discovered, it’s still the real deal. Tasty salads, Zanzibar pizzas, garlic naan, barbecued chicken, beef mishkaki and mutton shish kabob are all-stars. Even the passion juice is top-notch. But Khan’s serves up more than an evening out – it’s the kind of place that you’ll always remember when you think of Arusha.
– A Taste of Mexico – 3 min drive
– Alpha Choice – 3 min drive
– Big Bite – 4 min drive
– Wraps – 4 min drive
Msumbi Cafe is only 3 min drive from Amani Safari Lodge and it is a great spot to pick up a to-go cappuccino or an americano and a slice of apple pie to take on the road. The atmosphere is super cozy and perfect for relaxing after wandering around the city. The menu is simple and delicious, offering a range of sandwiches, salads, sambusas and small cakes like apple tarts, muffins etc. Try the passion juice and date bread, they are simply delicious.
Set within 5 acres of cultivated land, the coffee fields at Amani Safari Lodge are at the heart of our lodge.