Our dining room and kitchen for guest use.Our self-contained guest rooms.
Baraka Lodge Bed and Breakfast
Baraka Lodge Bed and Breakfast
8 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
4 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
4 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Baraka Lodge Bed and Breakfast is located in our secure home compound in the Arusha suburb of Njiro.. With 4 self-contained rooms and a kitchen/dining area we provide an intimate service-oriented environment at a budget price that you will enjoy.

The space

Your hosts Geoff and Frederica Gaskell are an Australian/Tanzanian couple who established Baraka Lodge, made up of 4 double rooms, each with its own bathroom, on our house block in Njiro, a suburb of Arusha, in 2011.

We are only 2kms from a nearby main road with all facilities and can arrange transport to and fro, including to the centre of Arusha, as required.

We have welcomed many guests since who have all enjoyed the peace and service we provide in an intimate home-like environment, with a high standard of security.

Guests may prepare their own meals in our kitchen/dining room or have meals prepared by prior arrangement. Breakfast is included in the very reasonable current overnight charge of US$25pp for a single room or US$20pp sharing. We can provide special rates for longer-term or group bookings.

Enquiries and bookings are welcome and potential guests are invited to access our website (URL HIDDEN) for more details.

Guest access

Guests have access to the dining room/kitchen area at all times as well as their rooms. Your hosts live on site and are available at most times for assistance, company and service. Wifi is available free.

Interaction with guests

We interact with guests at breakfast and at other times for social gatherings and discussions on local and international issues, including help with travel arrangements.

Other things to note

We have enjoyed having guests from many countries over the past 4 years and we believe that our personal service is second to none. We provide WiFi as a service to our guests.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $30 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check out by 11AM

Guests are expected to communicate their needs, especially for transport, and advise of movements especially at night. Economical use of water is encouraged.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Emilie User Profile
October 2017
Perfect little room in the luxuriant backyard of Geoff and Frederica, a lovely couple who travelled the world. We had a great dinner at their table with a good beer and very interesting conversations. We also had the chance to meet Franco, his wife, the dogs and the chickens. Ideal for a quiet place to stay away from the city center. Just bring earplugs if you count on waking up after the rooster! ;)
Geoff User Profile
Response from Geoff:
Much appreciated Emilie; I think our rooster's time is up!
October 2017

Alicia User Profile
July 2017
Baraka lodge was a peaceful stay. Geoff invited me out to dinner the night I arrived along with his wife, Frederica, other guests, and some of their friends. He picked me up in town and we all enjoyed a restaurant I would not have explored on my own. The rooms are very clean and cozy. I enjoyed sitting out on my porch to watch the sunset. The outdoor kitchen area is also a nice place to enjoy meals with other guests or to enjoy some of Frederica's cooking! I would definitely stay again.

Toby User Profile
May 2017
We had a great time staying with at Geoff's place. The rooms are well decorated and clean. The communal area was well equipped and comfortable. Geoff and his wife were very friendly hosts - ask about the outdoor barbecue restaurant nearby!

Charles & DC User ProfileCharles & DC is a superhost.
February 2017
Baraka House was a great experience. The place had a lovely feel with a wonderful commons area for relaxation and socializing. Federika cooked an amazing dinner for us, and we had fresh eggs and chilis from their garden. Great at organizing transportation, and an ideal spot pre/post safaris.
Geoff User Profile
Response from Geoff:
Thanks very much for your great review. Re your comment re dust, this is an ongoing challenge for us due to a very long dry season and dusty roads on all sides. We can dust in the morning and in the afternoon flat surfaces are dusty again. We will keep trying!
February 2017

Clive User Profile
January 2017
Neat place. Very comfortable! Geoff was very helpful organising us a safari

Aparna User Profile
December 2016
Geoff and Frederica's place is the perfect spot for some R&R amongst hectic safaris, hikes, and other things you might do in the area. They were very welcoming and kept in communication prior to our arrival, and arranged an airport pick up for us. The rooms and beds are comfortable, and there's a small outdoor kitchen and dining space that was perfect for our family to lounge around in. They were really accommodating and kept our bags for us when we went on safari and came back. We had a wonderful time, and I highly recommend their place for your next visit.

Aparna User Profile
December 2016
Thanks again for the wonderful stay! We hope to come visit again some day!

Arusha, TanzaniaJoined in October 2013
Geoff User Profile

I am an Australian married to a Tanzanian with 5 children; we moved to Tanzania from Australia in 2009 and began our bed and breakfast business in 2012. We enjoy meeting new guests and providing the best service we can to them. We love our children and try to visit them in Australia every year but we also have our Tanzanian family here and we help with two local orphanages. My wife Frederica loves cooking (and can cook for guests), while I enjoy reading, environmental issues and growing herbs in our greenhouse for local businesses.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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