Ilboru Safari Lodge
Nestled on the lower slopes of majestic Mt Meru, the legendary Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming mountain climbers and safari travelers to northern Tanzania for decades. Ideally located between the northern safari circuit and Mount Kilimanjaro, this beautiful Swahili sanctuary is set on a five-acre plot, tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha town.
Our focus is on providing simple comforts and excellent hospitality, crisp white linen, extra pillows, fluffy towels, a desk to write in your journal everything to make our sanctuary your home.
We have forty-eight cottages in which to accommodate our guests ~ single, double, twin, triple, and family rooms. Four cottages are in the main building, close to the pool and other facilities, each with a balcony overlooking the garden. The rest of the double cottages are situated throughout the lushly landscaped grounds.
Services and Facilities
At Ilboru Safari Lodge in Arusha, we’ve created an environment to enhance your stay with us. The comfort and enjoyment of our guests is our utmost concern.
There’s a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager’s reception. Public spaces have free WiFi. Ilboru Safari Lodge also features an outdoor pool, a garden, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self-parking is available. This 3.5-star Arusha lodge is smoke-free.
- 48 guestrooms or units
- Buffet breakfast (free)
- Dining venue
- Bar or lounge
- Manager’s reception (free)
- Conference center
- Coffee in lobby
- Dry cleaning
- Front desk (24 hours)
- No smoking on site
- Family-Friendly Amenities
- Outdoor pool
- Free WiFi
- Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Ilboru Safari Lodge offers 48 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and portable fans. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.
- In-room dining (limited hours)
- Electric kettle
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Toiletries (free)
- Air conditioning
- Portable fan
- Ensuite bathroom
Food & Drink
Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. The lodge hosts a free manager’s reception daily.
Ilboru – This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Room service (during limited hours) is available.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.
Check-in time starts at 11:00 AM
Check-in time ends at midnight
The minimum check-in age is: 15
Special check-in instructions:
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. The front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 4:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. The front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Check-out by 10:00 AM
Mastercard and Visa
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome.
Pets and service animals are not allowed at Ilboru Safari Lodge
- Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
- Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
- Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
- Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
- This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
- Disinfectant is used to clean the property
- Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
- Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
- A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.
- Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can’t be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. A disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.