Situated on the fertile slopes of Mt. Meru, Rivertrees Country Inn is a former coffee farm turned charming country estate just outside Arusha with a rich and lively past.
Accommodations at the inn consist of twenty-four unique rooms. The Garden Rooms are beautifully furnished with red-tiled floors and comfortable four-poster beds draped in mosquito netting. The en suite bathrooms have either a shower or tub. They each have a private, shaded veranda overlooking the lush gardens. There are some adjoining rooms for families. The Farm House contains four en-suite rooms, each with its own entrance, perfect for families or groups of up to ten, with plenty of space for lounging on its vast veranda or curling up in front of the fireplace. The River Cottage includes two spacious cottages with a terrace opening onto the forest and outdoor rain showers. While the River House has two ample bedrooms and a lavish living room that can comfortably host a group of four and includes a wrap-around veranda.
The inn encompasses ten acres of fertile greenery. The grounds which proved too acidic to be good for coffee growing are a natural extension of Mt Meru’s sloping foothills, and offer a sanctuary for the birds and wildlife indigenous to the area. It is a great base for exploring Northern Tanzania’s wealth of national parks and natural wonders. The property itself lies on the banks of the Usa River under a canopy of flame trees, bougainvillea, hibiscus and banana trees. Once a family farm, the inn’s storied past has played host to two German presidents, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Jane Goodall, and several other notable visitors.