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Machweo Wellness Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel situated a short distance outside Arusha, the undisputed gateway to the world-famous Northern Tanzania safari circuit. Perched on Namasi Hill in a beautiful estate’s lush gardens, Machweo is a sanctuary for tranquillity and a superb oasis before or after a safari.

The alluring main building’s terrace overlooks a sun-kissed swimming pool, lush gardens and the Maasai Steppe and Monduli Mountains in the distance. Enjoy some quiet time in the peaceful gardens, or go on a day trip to neighbouring national parks like Arusha, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. Take a walk through the bustling streets of Arusha to discover its vibrant food and art, or go on a cultural walking tour for a unique insight into local communities and their way of life. Venture further for a hike through Mount Meru’s forest, spotting a plethora of bird species, colobus monkeys and small antelope – and end with a scrumptious lunch at the top of a beautiful waterfall with superb views of Arusha.

Active adventurers can enjoy other activities like canoeing on Momella Lake in Arusha National Park; mountain biking around Arusha, Usa River and the slopes of Mount Meru; or playing a round of golf at a nearby championship course with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.

Machweo’s blockbusters are its spa, swimming pool and fine-dining restaurant, which is headed by an exceptional chef who perfected his culinary art in several Michelin-star eateries around the world. Treat your body and soul with a steam bath, sauna or a yoga session. The Wellness Retreat also offers superb treatments ranging from hammam (Turkish bath) rituals, various types of massages, reflexology and many more.


  • A tranquil retreat before or after a safari in Tanzania
  • Beautifully decorated private suites with gorgeous views of Arusha and Mount Meru
  • Situated in a bird watcher's paradise - over 500 species in the area
  • Spa and wellness facilities including a hammam, steam room, sauna and yoga area
  • Spectacular meals prepared by a renowned chef


  • Day tours
  • Spa treatments
'The views from this lovely hotel are stunning and it is great for a night or two prior to going on safari or before returning home. Very spacious suites with everything you need. The 5-course fine dining dinner was outstanding!'
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Machweo Room

Settled away from the main building in the flourishing garden, six luxuriously appointed cottages offer you the most serene environment imaginable. Beautifully decorated with tasteful African art, they feature comfortable lounge areas, quaint ‘kitchen’ corners and private terraces with breath-taking views of Mount Meru.

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These graceful suites with their sand-coloured floors and walls create soothing atmospheres with African chic. Decorated with beautiful artefacts and tailor-made wooden furniture, these suites offer private sitting areas and balconies for private dining, while lapping up the gorgeous views over the gardens and Arusha. Stunning mosquito net-draped 4-poster beds are complimented by mini-bars, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and Wi-Fi access. Luxurious bathrooms are en suite, equipped with bathtubs and walk-in showers.


Enjoy an abundance of wellness and spa treatments on offer at the Machweo Wellness Retreat. Unwind with a wide variety of revitalising treatments like Swedish or deep tissue massages, steam baths, and sauna and yoga sessions. Or simply take a refreshing dip in the hotel’s crystal-clear swimming pool.


Magnificent meals are prepared by a renowned chef and his team, and can be enjoyed on the spacious patio restaurant or in the hotel’s intimate indoor dining areas. Only the best products and freshest ingredients are used to prepare delicious breakfasts, lunches with carefully selected brasserie dishes, and taste bud-stimulating 5-course gourmet dinners – accompanied by the finest wines from Machweo’s climate-controlled cellars.

Chef Axel Janssens studied at one of the most prestigious schools in Europe and cut his culinary teeth at various Michelin Star restaurants. He has perfected the art of blending French cuisine with exquisite African flavours.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-10-31 Bed & Breakfast $190
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-19 Bed & Breakfast $170
2022-12-20 — 2023-02-28 Bed & Breakfast $190
2023-03-01 — 2023-03-31 Bed & Breakfast $170
2023-04-01 — 2023-05-31 Bed & Breakfast $140
2023-06-01 — 2023-06-30 Bed & Breakfast $170

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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