Beautiful House for Sale in Tanzania


The house was designed by a Dutch/ African architect and was built in 2008/2009 by the well known Tanzanian construction company Holtan.

The property, 13.6 acres with full title deed, is located at 1,300 m with full views to all sides: Mount Meru, Maasai Plains and Mount Kilimanjaro (on a clear day). The property is part of a former large coffee plantation, which has been turned into a colobus monkey sanctuary, and is surrounded by a natural stone wall (height 80cm to 120cm).

There are two access roads, both with a lockable gate and chains.

The footprint of the house is 15 x 15 meters (225m2) and built on two levels.

The key features and characteristics of the house are:


  • main entrance with guest toilet and cloakroom (15m2)
  • dining area with open fire (45m2)
  • fully equipped kitchen with store and utility room (36m2)
  • strong room with floor safe (5m2)
  • under stairs storage
  • steel door to stairs
  • covered terraces wrapped around the whole ground floor


  • landing (23m2)
  • 2 guest bedrooms with ensuite shower/ toilet and full size mosquito nets (26m2)
  • master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower, full mosquito nets and dressing area (38m2)
  • library/living room (70m2) with wood burner and pantry
  • strongroom with steel door (5m2)


  • burglar alarm
  • smoke alarms
  • all doors, both inside and to outside, with at least 2 locks
  • 2 steel doors
  • 3 panic buttons at different locations linked to a siren on the roof and an external security company


  • whole ground floor, including covered terraces, tiled with imported Italian floor- and wall-tiles
  • whole first floor with Jacaranda wooden floors, except the wet areas, which are tiled
  • locks, hinges, door handles and light fittings of the highest European quality and design


  • good quality water (tested) for consumption from 90 meter deep borehole
  • rainwater is collected from roof and stored in a 50.000 liter (partly underground) water tank supplying standpipes in the garden
  • hot water is supplied by a traditional African (wood burning) kuni boiler
  • electricity supplied by new 12.5 kVA generator supported by solar panel and
  • an additional 4kW petrol generator
  • close to the kitchen is a professionally designed bread/pizza oven
  • TV connection in library with dish on the roof
  • anti-rodent devices in all areas


  • one covered cooking/ lunch area for staff
  • one building with 2 bedrooms, 4 beds for the askaris (watchmen)
  • one grass-covered service building, housing in separate secure areas:
  • generator
  • batteries
  • office foreman
  • shower/toilet staff
  • water pump
  • general storage
  • secure storage for one 4×4 vehicle
  • solar panel on roof


The property is looked after by a great team, including:

  • foreman
  • driver
  • housekeeper
  • 3 gardeners
  • 3 watchmen (1 during the day and 2 at night)

They are perfectly able to look after the property when we are away for several months.




An area of approximately 3 acres (out of a total 13.6 acres) has been cultivated, with:

  • walled vegetable garden
  • nursery
  • pond
  • lawns
  • with flowering plants, including gingers, bougainvillea, hibiscus, frangipani
  • with fruit trees, including lemon, orange, lychee, pomegranate, coffee, pineapple
  • animals, such as bushbabies, porcupine, colobus monkeys, duikers, genet
  • abundant birdlife (over 100 species), including bee-eaters , hornbills, weavers, cuckoos
  • many mature indigenous trees, such as sausage trees, several acacia species, flame trees
  • on the lawn between the house and the pond stands a glass/steel sculpture by Dorothee van Driel




The property is located at 1,300 meter above sea level in Usa River, about halfway between Arusha town and Kilimanjaro Airport

Distances to the main national parks in this part of Tanzania are:

  • 15 km Arusha NP
  • 118 km Tarangire NP
  • 126 km Lake Manyara NP
  • 128 km Mount Kilimanjaro NP
  • 180 km Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 335 km Serengeti NP




  • price is on application – please contact us
  • the house can be sold with all furniture and fittings (imported) from Java, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Philippines and Europe
  • please note that the property particulars mentioned on this website are indicative only and are not an offer or a contract, nor part of one. The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only




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