Onsea House


Comfortable and quiet boutique guesthouse near Arusha

Just outside of Arusha and with magnificent views of Mount Meru from its gardens, Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage is a superb stopover point for visitors exploring the rest of Tanzania’s nearby treasures: from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Not to mention — Arusha National Park can be found on your doorstep!

Arusha is often used as a transit region for travellers visiting Tarangire, Arusha, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti national parks; but the city is well worth a visit. With Mount Meru as a backdrop and the area itself serving as a cultural melting pot, visitors are sure to gain a unique insight into Tanzanian culture.

Small and intimate, guests at Onsea are accommodated in the Country Inn’s two rooms opening onto a shared terrace, or in the self-contained 2-bedroom guest cottage. There is an additional private guestroom that is well suited for families. There are plenty of places throughout the property where visitors can unwind, from the Palm Banda and Hippo Pool Banda to the to the Pool and Lawn Bar boasting terrific views of Africa’s second-highest mountain. The restaurant at Machweo, located on the same property, is lauded as serving up some of the best fine dining in the region.




  • Onsite amenities include a reception, bar, terrace, restaurant, gardens, swimming pool, breakfast room, and lawn bar
  • The Palm Banda is a great option for intimate meals and is available on request
  • Spa Treatments can be enjoyed at the Hippo Pool Banda
  • Views of Mount Meru 
  • Onsea House is found in a renovated colonial-era property
Restaurant on premises Bedrooms all have satellite TV Secure parking Swimming pool


Onsea House

Just outside Arusha and with Mount Meru seen from its landscaped gardens, Onsea House Country Inn and Cottage is a small, homely, and intimate spot for guests making their way through the region. Arusha is a necessary stopover for those wanting to reach the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara among others.

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