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Rivertrees Country Inn

Near USA-River Village, Usa River, Arusha Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Usa River
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Once an old coffee estate, Rivertrees is now a charming country inn nestled in abundant foliage with the Usa River flowing by. Set in the foothills of Mt Meru, conveniently close to Kilimanjaro International Airport and a short drive to Arusha, its location proffers a wealth of natural wonders to explore. Comprising the original Farm House, an elegant River House, luxurious River Cottages and several beautifully appointed Garden Rooms, it also serves delicious garden-fresh cuisine in its stunningly set restaurant. The swimming pool and spa are tailored for relaxation, and friendly personalised service ensures a memorable stay, whether for a one-night stopover or much longer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French


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Near USA-River Village, Usa River, Arusha Tanzania
Getting there
Arusha Airport13 miSee all flights
Kilimanjaro Airport15 miSee all flights
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Corinna wrote a review Aug 5
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The Rivertrees Country Inn was the first stop on our trip and it kicked it off to a great start. Right on arrival it feels like a little oasis of lush wilderness on the outskirts of a busy city and you can easily spend a day here just relaxing, enjoying the great food and exploring the property. The staff is super friendly and helpful, which also applies to their restaurant which serves good quality food (with a varied menu of local and international dishes). The restaurant itself is well known to the Arusha locals (especially the expats from what we observed) and seems a popular destination for family gatherings, celebrations and business lunches, which gives it a lively feel with non of the usual hotel restaurant atmosphere. Located about halfway to Arusha city centre from the international Kilimanjaro airport it is a great base from which you can easily head into the city or out to the international airport (without the city traffic), however, you will need to cross the city centre to get to the local airport that serves inland flights.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Fiona T wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom137 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed here overnight and were struck by the serenity of the place. Large grounds surrounded by trees and singing birds. The room was spacious and the food was varied and good quality. Very pleasant staff. We had the most magical massage which ended with a hot bath in their gardens. The gift shop was excellent value so make sure you check it out! I am so glad that I picked up some goodies here such as locally made sandals and soap because I didn't have much opportunity to find any souvenirs during the rest of my trip.
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Date of stay: August 2019
VacationHoliday wrote a review Apr 2020
Boston, Massachusetts93 contributions36 helpful votes
The staff is helpful and friendly, the grounds are set in a beautiful location The buffet at breakfast looks amazing, the staff works hard to make breakfast a great experience. Dinner was romantic and the wine is delicious, it was from an area called Franschheok in South Africa. We stayed in room 4 at the River Trees County Inn, it was spacious.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Kathy L wrote a review Apr 2020
Rowayton, Connecticut337 contributions62 helpful votes
We were in the midst of our return trip from Serengeti (Lamai) to JFK (New York City) and faced a long layover in Arusha. Time zones made for odd takeoff and landing times, but our day room at Rivertrees was a perfect place to rest, shower (loved the hairdryer!) and have a perfect lunch before setting off on the next legs to Dar, Amsterdam and then home. The room was quiet and romantically decorated with a four-poster bed and antique furniture. After our nap, we had a light lunch of salad and pizza with a bottle of red wine. Delightful!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: There is a pool on the premises and it looked lovely. The plantings were exceptional
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Ash85018 wrote a review Mar 2020
Arizona26 contributions2 helpful votes
This lodge is just charming. The rooms are open and have nice touches like incense to burn. The decorations are kind of rustic and comfortable feeling. The grounds are gorgeous filled with lush flowers and a vegetable garden along with a creek. We had the buffet breakfast which had a little of everything. They also have delicious woodfire pizza.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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$194 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rivertrees Country Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Rivertrees Country Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cultural Arts Centre (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rivertrees Country Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rivertrees Country Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rivertrees Country Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rivertrees Country Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rivertrees Country Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rivertrees Country Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rivertrees Country Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Is Rivertrees Country Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.