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.
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!
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.
I have been to Songota lodge before but it was my girlfriend first time there and both we had great time. We got picked up from Kilimanjaro Airport by Mama Ray's son (Ray) and he took us to the lodge. Our room was great and just what we want and my girlfriend was happy and i was happy. Our room was also clean and bathroom was very clean.Our host mama Ray made sure we felt like this was our home away from home. The home cook meal was so good and a lot of food. Seating outside our room was so nice and felt so peaceful and fresh air. We watched the sky change color and sun set and you can see the villages from far away since the lodge is up the hill. Excellent place and excellent host and her son Ray. We went to Arusha town and also we went to the water falls. Our stay was just for two days but it was wonderful and we are looking forward to return again soon. By the way the dining room is outside with priceless view. Thank you Mama Ray and Ray for hosting us.…
It was my third visit in Arusha and always spent time in Songota Falls Lodge. The place is very nice, clean, have a wonderful view. Joyce, Ray and the staff are very nice and always ready for the costumers. The food was very delicious and the fridge is always full with good beer. :)
A friend and I stayed at the Songota Falls Lodge for three nights in June 2019, sharing a comfortably appointed and cosy 'rondavel' (hut), with en suite toilet and shower (with hot water at all times). Our beds were most comfortable and wi-fi connectivity in the rondavel was generally very good. This is not a budget option but we felt that the lodge offered reasonably good value for money, given that decent accommodation in and around Arusha is surprisingly expensive. The sloping grounds are absolutely delightful, with lovely trees (including banana) and flowering bushes. The views of the surrounding countryside (so lush and green) are really superb. We were so glad to be in such a peaceful and secluded location on the lower slopes of Mount Meru, far from the hustle and bustle of Arusha (which can be reached by car in 15 minutes or so). As other reviewers have commented, the 2.5 km unpaved road from the Arusha to Moshi highway to the lodge is rough in parts, so be prepared for a bumpy ride! What makes this place so special, in my view, is the warm hospitality and spontaneous kindness of the owner, Joyce, who bends over backwards to make her guests feel at home and takes a genuine interest in how they are spending their time in and around Arusha. She is an accomplished cook and we enjoyed the tasty meals she prepared, especially the her soups. A more than adequate breakfast is included in the nightly rate. Drinks (both soft and alcoholic) may be purchased and tea and coffee is on offer free of charge. I was most grateful to Joyce for having purchased on my behalf a ticket for the shuttle minibus to Nairobi. I also enjoyed meeting Joyce's charming son, Raymond, who is a talented artist. He is available to ferry guests around the area at a very reasonable rate. We also went on two short walks from the lodge, accompanied by the Maasai guard. There is a good view of the summit of Mount Meru (cloud cover permitting) from outside the main gate. All in all, my experience of staying at the Songota Falls Lodge was first rate and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again should I ever find myself in Arusha again.…