The luxury safari operator Elewana has completed a refurbishment of the spa and pool at the Arusha Coffee Lodge in Tanzania and introduced a new coffee treatment using beans from the surrounding plantation. The Peaberries Spa is located in the gardens of the Arusha Coffee Lodge, next to the pool, surrounded by the natural elements of the coffee plantation. The new speciality coffee treatment and therapies are all tailored to suit the individual requirements of each guest.
The new Coffee Scrub and Body Wrap treatment commences with body brushing to boost circulation, sweep away dead skin cells, stimulate the lymph nodes, improve the appearance of cellulite, and help the cells and body cleanse and remove waste. Coffee beans from the plantation are then ground into an aromatic body scrub with orange and cinnamon, which works as a natural exfoliante. The caffeine helps re-energise the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite, while the oil keeps the skin moisturised. The antioxidant properties of the coffee also help rejuvenate the skin.
Once the coffee has been rinsed away, the treatment is completed with a Swedish style massage to work on the soft tissue, ease day-to-day stress and muscular tension and promote relaxation. Finally Healing Earth cream is applied to harness the smoothing and invigorating powers of the coffee, cinnamon and orange. The 90-minute speciality coffee treatment is US$150 per person.
The Peaberries Spa has had a cosmetic upgrade with bright green and earthy colours reflecting the natural surrounding habitat. The pool has also been upgraded with new lighting creating a peaceful oasis in which to relax.
Other treatments at the Peaberries Spa include a variety of facials, with speciality treatments for teenagers, de-aging and skin repair plus anti-free radical treatment. Massage, reflexology, body wraps, exfoliation and balancing treatments are also available, as are spa offerings such as waxing, manicure and pedicure.
Arusha Coffee Lodge is ideally situated in the outskirts of the bustling town of Arusha, offering the perfect location to start or end a Tanzania Elewana Collection journey. Located at the base of the volcanic Mount Meru and a mere five-minute drive from Arusha Airport (ARK) in northern Tanzania, this stylish lodge, set in one of the country’s largest coffee plantations, allows guests a glimpse into the region’s bygone coffee rituals.
Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses – including twelve Plantation Suites – overlooking berry-laden coffee bushes in evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s early 20th-century home. Nearby excursions include a visit to a Masai market, the Museum of Natural History and a day game drive with picnic lunch to Mount Meru and the Arusha National Park. Guests can also learn about coffee harvesting and roasting and sample Tanzania’s finest organic roast at the Lodge.