Gran Meliá Arusha

Arusha, Tanzania
Experience the essence of Arusha with Gran Meliá

An oasis within Arusha set out on 18 acres of beautiful landscaped coffee and tea plantations. Pure tranquility with spectacular views of Mount Meru. Gran Meliá Arusha offers a unique experience combining the most exciting once-in-a-lifetime safari destination with state-of-the-art conference facilities.


Don´t just visit Africa, experience it. With our extensive range of local activities, you will be immersed in Tanzanian culture. From the people and their villages, to the wildlife and even the very earth itself, where you will discover the hidden gems that may lie within.

House of Gems

With over 30 years of experience working with the finest gemstones produced in East Africa, House of Gems is at the forefront of Tanzania's legitimate gemstone industry. Let us take you on a journey through the history of Arusha's vibrant gemstone culture. From discovery of Tanzanite in the 60's through the emergence of fantastic Tanzanian Tourmalines, Rubies, Sapphires and Garnets to name a few; our fantastic Gem Museum will give you an informative understanding of and a greater prospective on the gemology and geology behind the vast array of gemstones produced in Tanzania.

Come and see these spectacular gemstones in their rough form, gain a perspective on the difficulties faced by small scale miners extracting them and learn the intricacies on fashioning these rough beauties into spectacular facetted jewels ready to be set in jewel.


The first of its kind in Africa dedicated to exploring the rich treasures derived from African culture. This family business is the culmination of a lot of hard work, unwavering dedication and knowledge acquired from the forefathers

Arusha Village Experience

Head out into coffee country from Arusha for a guided walking tour through the village of Tengeru. Mingle with the villagers at work in the fields, sample Tanzanian culinary specialties at a family’s home, and try your hand at roasting and grinding your own coffee.

Other Activities

  • The School of St Jude - A charity-funded school in the city of Arusha in the northern Arusha Region of Tanzania. Meserani Snake Park: Take a guided tour and learn about some of the most dangerous snakes in the world, including the black and green mamba, Egyptian cobra, puff adders and many more
  • Natural History Museum - Explore Germany’s influence on Arusha
  • Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area – located in northern Tanzania. It’s home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino)
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