Christina House is situated in Arusha, just 7km from the city centre. The place is quiet and pleasant; the ideal resting place.
At Christina House we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris. You can always choose to relax and enjoy the beautiful vista of Mount Meru from the comfortable terrace or in the garden amidst tropical trees and flowers.
Staying with us will give you an authentic, warming experience and a true taste of Tanzania, while providing an opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to the sustainable development of local communities.
Christina Kaaya and her staff, will look after you from the moment you arrive in Arusha until you leave the Geneva of Africa.
"Delicious, Authentic African Food and Wondeful Hospitality."
"Small, quaint b&b run by Christina. Atmosphere authentic and great jumping off point for Safari or Kilimanjaro climb. Can't get any better for the price, food and hospitality."
"Nice place, nice food, nice people. A really nice house and rooms. The owner, Christina, is a really great cook and you can try delicious tanzanian food; She makes you feel like if you were at home."
"Local hospitality, local flavour. We think a lot of Christina and Christina House. We were a wedding party of 17, en route to Zanzibar and planned a safari pre-wedding. Christina not only accommodated us before and after our safari but she also organised the whole safari with a local company (Ascent Tours).
She was our point of contact and made our lives easy when on the trip.Her place is simple but amazing. The place is clean and tidy. The beds were comfortable and mosquito nets were good. The bathrooms were simple but clean and well presented. The showers are of the electric style often seen on the continent so are a little dependent on the local electricity supply but worked well if you know how to use them! They have a central balcony area which makes a nice meeting/relaxing area and the garden is looked after and attractive. The security was good. Transfers and transport into town were easy and fairly priced. She provided us with internet access although we provided the computer. We ate meals in house and these were very good. Volume of food was impressive and the local flavours were abundant. Breakfast was included.Christina was very helpful and her communication was great. We started talking to her almost 12 months in advance. Through email and phone calls, we established that everything was in place for a well planned trip. We paid in advance (almost 100%) and we were more than happy to do this even with the large sums involved. (Please be aware that Christina House's bank account is in Arusha, Tanzania but the bank address is in Kenya and this confused the Americans even though it is all legitimate and worked correctly.) The one downside to the place is the road noise which we noticed more one night than the other. Trucks and other vehicles use the road nearby all night and the occasional horn was not ideal. Earplugs would therefore be recommended for a good nights sleep. We felt that this place would be more quiet than in central Arusha or Moshi (even with the slight road noise) and would go back to Christina House every time. A lot of effort was made for us and we appreciated everything. (TRIPADVISOR.COM)
"A Wonderful introduction to Africa. We are so glad we found Christina house, we were made so welcome - from the first greeting by Christina at the airport to the final farewell. This was our first visit to Africa and when our luggage did not arrive with us, Christina was very helpful, taking us to Arusha to track it down. We were very happy with our room, it was clean and the mosquito net was large and very effective. We also were able to see Mount Meru from our window. There was some traffic noise from the road but we soon stopped noticing it. The food was excellent, it was tasty and plentiful and gave us the opportunity to try real Tanzanian flavours! It was always served with a smile and during our stay we enjoyed getting to know some of the lovely ladies who are part of Christina's team. We went on a three day safari, arranged in advance by Christina, and it exceeded all expectations. She was also keen to find out how we wanted to spend our time on our other days and offer any help she could, including arranging local excursions. We would happily recommend Christina house as a great place to stay.