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Oldadai - Arumeru Road, Arusha Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 30/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 227 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
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Finding an ideal family-friendly guest house in Arusha does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Songota Falls Lodge, a nice option for travellers like you.

The guest house offers baggage storage and shops, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features an on-site restaurant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the wine bars, including Onsea House Arusha and Machweo Fine Dining, all of which are a short distance from Songota Falls Lodge.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular natural history museum like Old Boma Museum, which is a short distance from the guest house.

Songota Falls Lodge looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Arusha.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Boating
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Shops
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Microwave
Minibar
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
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Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Julia wrote a review Sep 2022
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Very nice Roundhouses in a nice garden! Every morning and evening a freshly cooked meal. The landlady and the staff were very kind and helped organizing some nice daytrips (visit a Masai village, Tarangiri National park with safari and in general the transport).
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Metin Ö wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a very nice stay in Arusha in this lodge. Joyce is a very nice and warm lady who made us feel at home and cooked delicious dishes for dinner. The huts are nicely decorated and clean. You can visit the waterfall or the city center where Joyce’s son drove us to several times. All in all we had a perfect break between Kilimanjaro and Safari and after.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Erin K wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a fantastic stay at Songota Falls. All meals had food fresh from the garden and the surroundings and view were stunning. Rooms were absolutely spotless and very cosy. Joyce and Raymond were very welcoming and helpful. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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nocturne24 wrote a review Dec 2021
montreal8 contributions24 helpful votes
Very nice place to be in Arusha. We felt like home. Joyce is always there if you need anything, she’s an excellent cook, many vegetables and fruits come from her garden. The view from the lodge is amazing, like we were in the middle of the jungle with bush babies and monkeys playing in the trees nearby. Ideal place for bird watching also, and walk to the waterfalls with her son Raymond who is always available for guidance, he took us on a hike to a coffee farm owned by Tengeru cultural program where we had a wonderful experience roasting our own coffee and bring it back with us
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Laurent H wrote a review Dec 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions9 helpful votes
If you are looking for a quiet place to rest with a warm welcome from the owner, this is the place to be. Joyce was so nice with our family, always caring of our well being. The place is full of greeneries and fruit trees which are served in fresh fruits or vegetable salads. You can see monkeys and we also spotted a chameleon in a tree! Great few days spent in Arusha.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Edith B wrote a review Dec 2021
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If you are traveling to Tanzania and want a truly memorable experience, I highly recommend a stay at Songota Falls Lodge. The owner, Joyce, is a dynamic business owner who really takes pride in her property. The service and hospitality that she and her son, Ray, provides is first-class and also vey affordable. The lush greenery and mountain views will appeal to nature lovers, and the food is healthy and absolutely delicious. I have stayed at Songota Falls twice and never have been disappointed. Joyce arranged shopping trips to town; organized a safari trip for our group; and took care of our smallest requests, always with professionalism and with a smile. The accomodations are clean, comfortable, and located near a tranquil waterfall. The staff are friendly and we always felt safe and welll cared for. You will not be disappointed booking your stay here!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Raquel S wrote a review Jul 2021
8 contributions4 helpful votes
Joyce and her son Ray are both lovely people. As others have mentioned, the food Joyce makes is delicious and fresh from her garden. I am vegan and she was very happy to make something delicious for me (banana stew, which was my favorite, and vegetable curry). The view is amazing out onto the jungle. Ray also took us on a walk to the next town to see a coffee plantation at a locally run organization. The hot water pressure here was also some of the best we had on our trip. I am hoping to return with students.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: One booking app said there was a hot tub, which was inaccurate.
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Jordy L wrote a review May 2021
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This is a truly incredible place with a very tranquil setting. Joyce really took on the role of becoming our mom and made sure we were well fed with her incredible cooking and used organic ingredients grown in her garden! Thank you soooooo much to the Songota lodge team you really made us feel at home! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Denham P wrote a review May 2021
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Thoroughly enjoyed our time here, Joyce was so hospitable and welcoming that I'm thinking of returning to Tanzania just for her food. It was exquisite! Organic avos, bananas, strawberries, custard apples amongst other deliciousness grown in her garden! The location is so peaceful and the silence of not hearing cars after Dar es salaam was a blessing.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Kurt H wrote a review Feb 2021
Lucerne, Switzerland2 contributions
Songota is a relaxing place in the green, but not far from town. Joyce, the owner and manager is the best cook in the entire region of Northern Tanzania. She loves to cook and that makes her dishes so delicious.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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$56 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Songota Falls Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Songota Falls Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Tanzanite Experience (5.2 km), The School of St Jude (2.7 km), and Mount Meru (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Songota Falls Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Songota Falls Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Songota Falls Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Songota Falls Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Songota Falls Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chinese Whispers, Five Chutneys, and Georges Tavern.
Does Songota Falls Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Songota Falls Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Songota Falls Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Songota Falls Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Does Songota Falls Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.