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Rivertrees Country Inn

near Usa-River village, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #4 of 32 hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Antigua, Guatemala
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend Ricardo and I started our great Tanzanian/Kenyan safari landing in Kilimanjaro airport, from where we were taken to this beautiful oasis of peace, tranquility and impeccable service. The hotel is in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. The gardens are gorgeous and there is a huge amount of wildlife to be seen there. We managed to spot some... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to stay two nights at this wonderful lodge. It was the beginning of our Safari in Tanzania. We were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary, and the staff went out of their way to make it a special occasion. There were 37 roses in our room, and they made us a special anniversary cake. We enjoyed the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our safari schedule called for an arrival at the Rivertrees Inn in the late evening, then up early the next morning to being the safari -- since we are from the "better safe than sorry" school of travel, we scheduled our arrival a day early to give us time to adjust to the time change and be ready to start... More

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Annecy, France
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We chose Rivertrees as a setting for our wedding. We had the ceremony in the magnificent gardens followed by a cocktail and dinner under the stars. It rained until about an hour before the ceremony and all the decorations had to be set up last minute. The staff did an incredible job making everything perfect and it turned out to... More

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Citrus Heights, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Picked up at Kilimanjaro Airport after a long flight. Then was taken to River trees to recover. A perfect spot to rest. for an Africa Safari trip to the Serengeti for a two week adventure. Every single room on this property is placed in an awesome location.

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Rivertrees is close to Arusha, but far enough away to be out of the hustle and bustle which can become a little wearing. We received a warm welcome here when we arrived earlier than expected, late morning. We chilled in the afternoon, and enjoyed the gardens although they are not as extensive as previous descriptions had led us to believe.... More

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seattle, wa
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

After flying from Seattle (about 23 hours total travel) it was really nice to be greeted at the Kilimanjaro airport and taken directly to Rivertrees, only about a 45 minute drive from the airport. Since we had 5 weeks in Africa, I thought a couple of days chilling out would be a fine way to start. Room was quite nice,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This was the first place I stayed on my trip to Tanzania, and it was a great introduction. There were things I liked about it and things that I found less enjoyable. The huts are huge with a hot shower and comfortable mosquito netted king size beds. A bit rustic, but this is Africa and it only added to the... More

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

Dear Rob33444, Many thanks for sharing your experience at Rivertrees Country Inn. Every feedback, good or bad, is very important to us as it helps us to spot our strengths and weaknesses, improve our service and finally reach our goal: making sure our guests are enjoying an unforgettable stay! I am glad you enjoyed our famous pizzas but I am... More

Denver, Colorado
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163 reviews 163 reviews
33 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Loved this place and would have stayed longer if our intention wasn't to move on into the serengeti. It's perfect if your doing just a day long safari in either Arusha NP, Tangire or Lake manyara and don't want to move around for your accomodations. The grounds were beautiful and we loved watching the playful Vervet monkeys, who were still... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed here for just one night before safari in November 2013 and loved it. The rooms are simply, yet beautifully decorated with one of the most comfortable beds I've slept on while traveling. The bathroom is modern and spacious with a great, long cement tub. Dinner was very tasty, breakfast offered a broad, filling variety with great omelettes. The... More

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Address: near Usa-River village, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Arusha Country Inn

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Rivertrees lies nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru, in view of Mount Kilimanjaro. This peaceful country estate combines old-world ambience, African country elegance, excellent farm cuisine, personal service and genuine warmth from your hosts.The inn offers tranquility enhanced with contemporary conveniences, ideal for rejuvenation following stressful overseas travel or deep relaxation after a long safari or strenuous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru. ... more   less 
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