+255 785 897 102

+255 785 897 102

Outpost Lodge
Outpost Lodge

We opened our doors in 1994 and were the first Bed and Breakfast in Arusha.

We are family owned and provide clean, comfortable accommodation at reasonable rates. Our on-site restaurant offers fresh, tasty food which is mainly made from local, seasonal ingredients.

There is free Wifi in the cafe, restaurant and bar, as well as a swimming pool and conference room.

We are situated in a leafy residential area close to the town centre – around 20 minutes’ walk or 5 minutes’ drive to the clock tower roundabout.

Our History
The main house belonged to the renowned conservationist Bernhard Grzimek, one of the key founders of the Serengeti national park and Director of the Frankfurt Zoological Society (1945 to 1974).

Steve and Cathy Attwell bought the house from the Grzimek family and have retained strong links with the Frankfurt Zoological Society. The Outpost has been the home away from home for many researchers and conservationists from the Society over the years.


We have 28 clean and comfortable rooms, all with bathrooms en-suite, satellite tv, safes, fans, mosquito nets, soap, shower gel, shampoo, kettles with coffee and tea. The rooms are a mixture of singles, doubles, twins, triples and 1 quadruple. All the rooms are in a garden setting and have outdoor seating areas.Our accommodation is rustic, with an emphasis on clean, comfortable and affordable lodging, and a special ambiance of its own.

Cleanliness and water
Cleanliness is of prime concern and we pride ourselves in this respect.

Water is a concern countrywide and while we do have plenty of storage, the municipal water supply is extremely erratic and can sometimes cause unforeseen shortages. We try hard to cope with the system, but are caught out occasionally. Due to this countrywide water shortage electricity can also be erratic due to the poor hydro power stoppages.

Laundry Services
We offer daily laundry services for a minimal fee. Due to water shortages, washing of clothing in the rooms is not possible.

Disabled Travellers
We welcome disabled travellers and have a room which is completely accessible, please kindly make advanced arrangements with management for this room.



Swimming Pool