Volunteer Accommodation


Tucked away in Kwa Mrefu is the “Inn by the Hill”, Volunteer in Tanzania’s Lodge, your home in Arusha. Approximately 15 minutes from the city center is “The Inn by the Hill” ideally located. Within less than 5 kilometers from the city center of Arusha and at the same time far enough to afford a quiet environment with plenty of vegetation and trees. Set within the green belt of Arusha you can be sure there will always be a gentle breeze upon your face with fabulous views of Mt Meru.


The lodge contains the following

  • 10 self-contained rooms, some rooms have a verandah. Upstairs there is a big verandah for everyone.
  • 1 main kitchen
  • Living room
  • Dining Room
  • This is all surrounded by a lush garden
  • The volunteer community Centre



The Volunteer in Tanzania lodge is located in Kwa Mrefu, one of the neighborhoods in Arusha and its located on the slopes of Mt. Meru. It is a quiet and green area compared with the crowded city center of Arusha Town, which is only 20 minutes by public transport distance from the Inn by the Hill.

In the same street where the volunteer lodge is located are some local shops conveniently located for your daily groceries. You can buy anything from toilet paper, credits for your mobile phone, rice, sugar, bread, water, vegetables, soap, cooking oil to household tools.

Just across the street from the volunteer lodge you’ll find the dala dala, a minibus used to taxi passengers up and down the road. A dala dala sits about 10- 20 pax and it’s a safe and cheap way of travelling from A to B.



In case you fall sick, there are plenty of hospitals in Arusha where you will receive the best treatment possible. One of the supervisors will accompany you and make sure you are in safe hands.


Tembo Bar

 On the same compound as the volunteer in Tanzania we have the Tembo Bar. In the Tembo you will be enjoying your dinner, an afternoon drink and twice a week we host Swahili Classes, tought by Teacher Almasi.


The Tembo bar is not open for public. It has a separate entrance so if you’d like to invite your volunteer friends, let one of your supervisors know and we can open our doors.