Onsea House and Machweo are connected properties located just outside Arusha, the so-called ‘Safari capital’ of Tanzania. Arusha is the base from which most travelers visit the country’s most renowned game reserves and the busiest tourist center anywhere on the Tanzanian mainland. All interesting Landmarks can be reached easily within maximum half a day. Discover our idyllic setting for spectacular sundowners and a truly rural feel only 10 minutes’ drive from Arusha town center and 45 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport. With the Driving directions you can easily reach us.
Our altitude on Namasi Hill, average 1400 meter above sea level, is perfect to acclimatize for Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro – just a stone throw away! At this elevation the malaria parasite is extremely rare. However, depending on where you decide to safari, you may pass through malarial areas and should therefore follow the advice from your doctor regarding prophylactics.
From Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) – 45 minutes
Drive towards the Arusha-Moshi highway and choose the direction towards Arusha. After crossing the villages of Usa river and around 2km after crossing the village of Tengeru, you will pass a bridge and signboard towards Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge on the left side of the road. Just 200 meter further down the road, you will find a big signboard on hill on the left side of the road towards Onsea House and Machweo. Turn off just before the signboard and take the local semi-tarmac road for 600 meter. The Machweo gate is used for deliveries only. 100 meter further down the road, the main entrance and parking space is at the Onsea House gate, at the left side of the road.
From Arusha Centre – 10 minutes
Drive from the Arusha Clock tower (Arusha Hotel) roundabout via the Old Moshi Road (Kibo Palace Hotel) towards the Kijenge roundabout (Impala Hotel); turn at the roundabout left towards the Arusha-Moshi highway. Follow the direction towards Moshi on the Arusha-Moshi road. 4,9 kilometers down the road (exactly 2 km behind Snowcrest Hotel and around 400 meter behind the first bridge), you will find a big signboard on the hill on the right side of the road towards Onsea House and Machweo. Take the local semi-tarmac road for 600 meter. The Machweo gate is used for deliveries only. 100 meter further down the road, the main entrance and parking space is at the Onsea House gate, at the left side of the road.
Our GPS coordinates are S 03° 22.907′ ; E 036° 44.681′ with an Altitude of 1401 meter.
Alternatively, you can find us via Google maps.
Our driver can also pick you up from any of the airports or any place around Arusha.
|Arusha Airport||30 minutes|
|Kilimanjaro International Airport||45 minutes|
|Arusha NP||30 minutes|
|Mt Meru||45 minutes|
|Zanzibar||60-90 minutes flight|
|Mt Kilimanjaro||70-90 minutes|
|Tarangire NP||2 hours|
|Lake Manyara NP||2 hours|
|Ngorongoro Crater||3 hours|
|Serengeti NP||5-6 hours|
|Dar||8-10 hours or 90 minutes flight|