Karama Lodge & Spa is an eco-friendly lodge. It is a unique lodge with a rustic, yet comfortable, ambiance providing a personalized service in a relaxing atmosphere. It is  peaceful, secluded and you can enjoy the surrounding nature while listening to the sounds of the forest. This makes Karama Lodge the perfect base for a Tanzania Safari or a restful night’s sleep before or after climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Situated at the top of the lush and serene Suye Hill, located in Arusha, Tanzania.

Karama Lodge consists of 22 unique cabins on stilts to ensure privacy and spectacular views of the landscape below and beyond. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms. Constructed from local materials; the cabins allow close proximity to the surrounding forest flora and fauna. In room facilities include: Hot showers are available 24 hours a day, mosquito net, and wooden balcony with comfortable chairs where you can relax and admire the spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, the Maasai steppes beyond, and the surrounding lush vegetation and birdlife. There is a honeymoon suite that provides all the pampering a couple would require.

Karama Lodge restaurant has stunning panoramic views of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. Meals can be enjoyed in the semi-indoor dining area or outdoors in the surrounding gardens. All meals are prepared using fresh local produce. There is plenty of tender meat, fresh fish and juicy chicken from the grill and plenty of healthy vegetarian options. Special dietary needs, such as vegans and vegetarians, are catered for on advance request.

The bar is open all day for a cool beer, a glass of wine, spirits, or a healthy fresh fruit juice. Sit on the spacious open deck and enjoy your drink while taking in breath-taking views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and the wooded valleys below. A refreshing breeze will keep you cool even during the hot summer months.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Daily room service
  • Safe security system and 24 hour guards on the premises
  • Personal luggage storage
  • Laundry services
  • International and local telephone services
  • E-mail facilities
  • Transport service to town and airport
  • Massage

Karama Lodge has a selection of activities that you can choose from:

  • Bird watching
  • Hike up Suye Hill
  • Village Walk
  • Visit Arusha Children’s Trust (a percentage from accommodation goes towards supporting the children’s trust)

Karama Lodge & SPA has organized holistic and healing days for massage workshops, reiki courses, introductions on various themes (healthy living, healthy food and reflexology), yoga-classes, sweat tent.

Flora and Fauna
At Karama Lodge makes every effort to protect the local flora and fauna. Karama is therefore home to a wide variety of forest wildlife, beautiful tropical birds, medicinal plants, flowers and indigenous trees. Augur buzzards swoop above this tranquil setting while colorful butterflies dance in the sunlight. Forest birds are attracted to the feeding tables, bush babies and vervet monkeys play in the trees. Sometimes even a dik-dik can be seen.

Responsible Tourism
Karama Lodge have a passion for ecologically sound and socially responsible development in cooperation with the surrounding communities.