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Rivertrees Country Inn

#2 of 36 Hotels in Arusha
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near Usa-River village, Arusha, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at this mini-resort style hotel for two nights at the beginning of our safari. From the airport it was about 40 minutes, and then we settled into our bungalows among the trees and quiet garden paths of this pleasant hotel complex. We ate a late dinner under the trees and near the campfire, while others dined under the... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in the middle of the night after 20 hours of traveling with our two teenagers. We were quickly taken to our spacious two bedroom River House and settled in for a peaceful rest to the sounds of the river. Overslept past the scheduled breakfast but the friendly staff was happy to serve us anyway. Loved relaxing there for... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rivertrees' location about 30 minutes from Kilimanjaro Airport was a positive considering our long flight from the US. We arrived late in the evening and were greeted by a warm and friendly staff who handled our registration in a prompt but relaxed manner. A small glass of hibiscus juice was a nice touch. My niece described her mosquito net-draped bed... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at Kilimanjaro airport at 2:30 a.m. I was exhausted after 4 flights and 30 hours of travel from the U.S. My driver quickly delivered me to River Trees Lodge. In the middle of the night it seemed very imposing with gates that appeared to be at least 20 feet high. After a quick check-in process I was escorted... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't believe it has taken so long to write this review...2 1/2 years ago my sister and I took a safari in Tanzania and this Inn was one of the highlights of our trip! The owner greeted us and gave us a tour of the beautiful property. I loved how thoughtful he was...an example of this was when we... More 

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only spent one night at Rivertrees before embarking on safari - arrived in evening - staff was warm & helpful. Our room was lovely. Next morning, we realized how beautiful the site was. Good food. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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Bremen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I started our honeymoon here and were not disappointed with our first impressions of Tanzania. After a long journey, the welcoming staff got us settled in in no time. The hotel is set back from the main streets of Arusha, so the noise is non-existent actually. Set by the Usa River, you have the tranquil sounds of... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled in lush gardens, Rivertrees is the ideal place to rest and re-group, especially after long international flights, or long dusty days on Safari. We stayed in the farm house, the rooms were outstanding and they all opened to a beautiful common area where we could all congregate. Great bathroom, with a nice shower and an enormous tub! The rooms... More 

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York, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to spend a few nights at Rivertrees, on two separate visits, once in a wooden lodge, and once in the main house that used to belong to the Von Trappe family who first set up here. It's straight out of 'Out of Africa'. Rivertrees is technically on the slopes on Mount Meru, and very close to... More 

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Rivertrees, General Manager at Rivertrees Country Inn, responded to this review

Dear Travelboffin, Thank you very much for your contribution and feedback on your stay with us. You are absolutely right we would love our guests to spend at least two days to enjoy the beauty of the property and all the great activities we have to offer. We are glad you did! We indeed had issues with our swimming pool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We arrived at Rivertrees late after a 22 hour flight. The staff was there to greet us and quickly settle us into the Farmhouse. Highly recommend if you have 3 or more rooms. Our drinks and dinner were immediately prepared and very good. After our initial stay we left for safari. On our last night we changed reservations to come... More 

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Rivertrees, General Manager at Rivertrees Country Inn, responded to this review

Dear DanL Many Thanks for taking the time to share your experience; your feedback is highly appreciated. As you mention the Farm House is the perfect spot for family and friends traveling together: it makes the guests’ stay very special; we are glad you even had the chance the enjoy the view of Kilimanjaro! We continuously train our staff and... More 

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