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The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari

Kwa Pole Road, Nguruma Village, Arusha Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 222 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
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Make The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari your safari headquarters. We offer traditional African-style meals and accommodations - and safari too - all at reasonable rates! We're a small, family-owned lodge located just minutes from Arusha and within easy reach of Kilimanjaro International Airport. We have 12 spacious guest rooms in built in a traditional "banda" style and we've just added 8 new contemporary-style rooms overlooking the pool, and new banda specially designed with families in mind. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower, a sitting area, in room coffee and tea and an outdoor patio. We have a full-service restaurant and dining room, a lounge, beautifully landscaped gardens, and a swimming pool, all on two fully-fenced, secure acres. There's free Wifi too. We also offer one day and multi-day safaris to the national parks, cultural tourism and outdoor activities in and around Arusha. Let our family welcome yours. Karibu sana!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Esther Wink wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Me and my family stayed at Vijiji for 4 nights and had a great time. The rooms are clean with all the basic amenities and with comfortable beds. There is a beautiful garden and big swimming pool, and the staff is always friendly and ready to help. The food was truly delicious. I can definitely recommend this place!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
David Nnko wrote a review Dec. 2020
Arusha, Tanzania1 contribution
The place was such a beautiful one with lots of beautiful areas but there were very few children facilities compared to what was promised in the posters very few games and no children instructers the place proved to be more of adult use since the music was perfect the BBQ was excelent and the F&B service was great.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
tryin2 wrote a review Dec. 2020
québec174 contributions62 helpful votes
Service was great! The rooms are ordinary. The area didn't feel safe, we did not venture out of the gates. Remind them to start the water heater (manually) for a hot shower. Wifi wasn't working properly, buy one staff member was kind enough to open his hotspot for us. The pool doesn't seem to be treated. Nice gardens. Thank you for the laundry. Great staff on place.
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Date of stay: November 2020
cavacava wrote a review Oct. 2020
Warsaw10 contributions7 helpful votes
I bought a package: airport pickup, B&B, half day safari and drop off at the airport. The pickup was perfect. So did the hotel staff. But the room, and the bathroom in particular, look like they have been used for 20 years with no renovation. Either the hotel does not use an iron or does not change sheets after changing guests. Wifi is decent. Safari fantastic. Special thanks to Suma.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Tine Gundersen wrote a review Aug. 2020
Korsoer, Denmark9 contributions
Stayed for 4 days (3 nights) at The Vijiji, and it wasn't enough. I want to come back. The staff is amazing, the food is good, the small cottages.... omg! i loved it there. it is an incredible place where you get a lot of value for your money. The garden is also amazing, the pool, and all the small and cozy places round the garden where you can find peace and enjoy life. I was staying here, before my climb up the Mount Kilimanjaro, and i really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. I can really recommend a stay at this place.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: The small cottages is really authentic, I know that the building with rooms is new, but i would...
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US$71 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari
Which popular attractions are close to The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari?
Nearby attractions include The School of St Jude (3.7 km), Mount Meru (7.3 km), and House of Gems (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chinese Whispers, Georges Tavern, and Pablo Picasso Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.