Several Sports Clubs near ONSEA HOUSE have the usual sports like fitness, tennis, squash, hockey, volleyball, darts, etc… Discover in this list some real good reasons to visit us:



ONSEA HOUSE resident guest have free and exclusive access to the swimmingpool, located in the garden close to the Guest Cottage. Thanks to the 12,5 meter length and the limited depth, it is more than a plunge pool while still being child friendly.

Mountain Biking

Whether you want a gentle cycle around the foothills of Mount Meru or a more energetic mountain bike ride, we can organize something to suit you. 2 full suspension mountain bikes are at disposal for our guests.


You have the opportunity to engage in arguably the most relaxing, scenic and fulfilling activity. Tanzania National Parks has granted the right to operate Canoeing Safaris inside the Arusha and Manyara Parks. These are the only place in Tanzania where you can get close to buffalo or elephant, without being charged; observe a bird community of 600 species, all from the exciting luxury of two-person canoes. No experience necessary .

Horse riding

Learn or practise horseback riding in Arusha! If you are a confident rider, you can be guided through village and forest trails along the valleys and ridges of Mount Meru. Several possibilities are possible in collaboration with nearby lodges. The Equestrian farm or the colonial Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge are possible starting place for a Horse Safari.


The Arusha Gymkhana Golf course, just a 10 minute drive from ONSEA HOUSE, has nine holes and is situated at the foot of the Mount Meru. The beautiful fairway are privileged to receive an average amount of rainfall thus, maintaining its greens. Alternatively, play at the brand new 18 holes Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge golf course, 20 minutes from ONSEA HOUSE.

Walking / Jogging

The immediate surroundings of ONSEA HOUSE are great for a gentle walk on the various hillside walking trails around Namasi Hill with fantastic views on Kilimanjaro and a possible stop at Moivaro Coffee Estate Lodge around the corner. Or go “hashing” with the Hash House Harriers on Friday. Don’t forget your walking or sporting shoes!

Scuba-diving / Snorkelling

The coral reefs off Tanzania’s coast at Zanzibar and Pemba Island offer some of the world’s finest scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities. But also for people who prefer to stay at the main land, there are great snorkelling possibilities in the coral reefs off Pangani beach.