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Enjoy world-class hospitality.

Ilboru Safari Lodge in Arusha has been welcoming guests to Tanzania for seventeen years. Sense of style and many years of experience in the Tanzanian hospitality industry to every aspect of the lodge.

After several ventures including helping build one of the most prestigious lodges in Africa. Team member for other successful safari lodges. Opening a raw food emporium and creating her own fine line of designer bags.  Came to roost along with her two children on the slopes of Mt Meru in Arusha, taking over management of Ilboru Safari Lodge in early 2014.

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 are our utmost concern.


On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a refreshing drink. Our friendly receptionists will then give you a full briefing on what to expect during your stay.  The reception desk is staffed 24 hours a day and here you can get assistance, book excursions, store excess luggage, and make use of our lodge safe.


Our excellent chef and his team work passionately to create a seasonally adapted menu featuring fresh produce from the surrounding farms here on Mt Meru. The lodge restaurant is a favorite with locals as well as guests and serves three meals daily.  Opening hours from 6 am until 11 pm. Additionally, there is a poolside menu for a la carte lunches and light bites. We also offer a full bar service including fine South African wines.

Gift Shop

The hotel has two gift shops: one is a component of our commitment to the community where locally crafted beadwork from a spectrum of Maasai women.  Throughout the area is on display and for sale.  The larger gift shop is located at the reception/lounge area and is stocked with a wide variety of Swahili curios, wood carving, fabric, beadwork, books, accessories, and more at reasonable prices.


The centerpiece of the lodge measures 22 meters long.  Giving ample opportunity for real exercise before and after your stint on the mountain as well a refreshing dip during hot days.


There is complimentary wi-fi in the main areas of the lounge, reception, lounge, restaurant, and swimming pool as well as our conference center.

Beautiful Accommodation

Our focus is on providing simple comforts and fine hospitality…crisp white linen, extra pillows, fluffy towels, a desk to write in your journal…everything to make our sanctuary your home.

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.