USA +1 866 356 4691
UK +44 (0) 20 8704 1216

Onsea House

Set in the outskirts of Arusha, up on a hill among the highland farms, Onsea House creates an unforgettable scene of traditional East African life.  This country guest house is so cozy and warming, but its secret weapon lies hidden behind the scenes…Axel, the chef.  We highly recommend Onsea House, and even if you’re just passing through, please stop for a meal...some of the best food in Tanzania.

Onsea House - The Details

Onsea Houseis located on the outskirts of Arusha about 30 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro airport, 25 minutes drive from Arusha airport and only 10 minutes to Arusha town centre. Onsea House is perched on a hill providing unparalleled panoramic views across the Maasai steppe, Monduli Mountains and the unrivalled spectacle of Mt. Meru.  

Onsea House can be your home base for safaris across northern Tanzania.  Onsea House is also a recognized centre of culinary excellence.  Taste the freshly made brasserie dishes accompanied by the finest specially selected wines.  Their Michelin experienced Belgian chef prepares a fusion of exquisite European and African delights based on seasonal specialties. 

The hotel consists of 4 double suites opening onto the shared terrace.  The adjacent self contained guest cottage, each room with private wooden balconies, can easily accommodate 6 people.  Experience the calm African-colonial setting, with tastefully decorated rooms with four poster beds, mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms.

The outdoor Jacuzzi and floodlit swimming pool with lawn bar are the perfect place to prepare or recover in style from your safari or mountain climbing adventure.  The manicured tropical gardens, hillside walking trails, lounge, terrace and cocktail bar in the main house will ensure the perfect relaxing atmosphere - and make you want to extend your stay!

The Belgian owners are happy to share their in-depth local knowledge.  They can provide tips on local events and cultural visits around Arusha or NGO projects which are supported in the immediate neighbourhood.


Guide Price: $179 per person
Price guarantee
10% off each night from the 3rd night onwards

Our rating

rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars

Client rating
[94% based on 3 reviews]

rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
  •  icon
  • Spa and massages icon
  • Swimming pool icon

Enlarge Map +


back to top

A beautiful property, loved the view of the lush vegetation around the property
Loved cleaning up after our time in the bush and taking a nice swim in the pool
Excellent food at the restaurant

rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
  MORE +

Other lodges to consider

back to top


back to top

Map of Tanzania

Tanzania Map Tanzania - Serengeti Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania - Lake Manyara Tanzania - Tarangire Tanzania - Kilimanjaro Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve Tanzania - Ruaha Tanzania - Mahale Mountains Tanzania - Katavi Tanzania - Zanzibar Tanzania - Pemba Island Tanzania - Mafia Island Tanzania - Dar es Salaam Tanzania - Arusha
back to top
Odyssey Travels Tanzania Odyssey Asia Odyssey Latin Odyssey