Rivertrees is located in the heart of Arusha region, northern safari circuit of Tanzania. This good quality mid-priced accommodation is one of our main go-to lodges in this area.

It is set in a pleasant semi-rural location around 20km to the east of town, just south of the main Arusha-Moshi highway and is therefore convenient for Kilimanjaro International Airport.

The lodge sits in beautiful informal gardens filled with large shady trees and is centred on a lovely old farmhouse. Until recently the place was home to Martina Gehrken Trappe, whose immediate family are widely known from “The Sound of Music” and, although she no longer personally manages the place, her influence remains in the homely decor, country kitchen and various subtle aristocratic touches.

The old farmhouse contains the main kitchen, lounge areas and three guest suites. A large modern brick and thatch building contains the dining area, from where a path leads out through the gardens to a modest pool. Further guest accommodation is in various converted outbuildings within the grounds and comprises 7 more standard rooms, two single room cottages and a two-roomed house.