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What to Eat in Serengeti National Park

Restaurants are few and far between in Serengeti National Park, but if you want to enjoy a sit-down meal, you're in luck – several of the park's lodges feature one or more on-site restaurants. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, for example, has an eatery that specializes in buffet-style meals with traditional safari and Tanzanian fare, such as locally sourced coffee and tea, nyama choma (grilled meats) and ugali (a maize dish that has a porridge-like consistency). And at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, three dining venues are available, including an outdoor terrace with pizza and African-inspired tapas and an indoor buffet with various African and international dishes. Boma Grill, the property's third restaurant, seats guests around an open-air fire pit as they savor African dishes and watch the Masai perform a traditional dance. Many Serengeti lodges will also offer bush dining experiences, where diners can enjoy a private meal in the wild.

However, most travelers opt to go on safari (most of which cover all meals in tour rates) or purchase food at one of the park's convenience stores to prepare at a campsite. Safari tour operators that provide meals at a lodge or boxed to enjoy picnic-style include Africa Dream Safaris and Serengeti Select Safaris. Keep in mind that some companies charge an additional fee for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. For budget-conscious travelers, the park sells drinks, snacks and raw meat for grilling at convenience stores in the Seronera River Valley and Naabi Hill.

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  • #1
    Chinese Whispers
    #1 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 492 reviewsTripadvisor (492)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian
    Njiro Road Njiro Complex First Floor, Arusha 00000 Tanzania
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  • #2
    Georges Tavern
    #2 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 581 reviewsTripadvisor (581)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Greek, International
    Hallie Selassie Road N 56, Arusha 11580 Tanzania
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  • #3
    Khan's BBQ
    #3 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 829 reviewsTripadvisor (829)
    $ | Indian, Barbecue
    Mosque Street City Centre, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #4
    Pablo Picasso Cafe
    #4 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 268 reviewsTripadvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Sushi, International, European
    Kijenge Supermarket Simeon Road, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #5
    Rivertrees Restaurant
    #5 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 193 reviewsTripadvisor (193)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, International, Pub, European
    Arusha - Himo Road, Usa River, Arusha 00000 Tanzania
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  • #6
    Onsea House Arusha
    #6 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 164 reviewsTripadvisor (164)
    $$ | French, Belgian, Wine Bar, European
    Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259 Tanzania
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  • #7
    The Blue Heron
    #7 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 447 reviewsTripadvisor (447)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, European, International
    Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #8
    Africafe
    #8 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 475 reviewsTripadvisor (475)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European, International
    Boma Road, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #9
    The Baobab Restaurant
    #9 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 115 reviewsTripadvisor (115)
    $ - $$ | African, Indian, International
    4, Serengeti Road, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #10
    Fifi's
    #10 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 274 reviewsTripadvisor (274)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European, International
    Themi Road Next To Tanesco, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #11
    Hot Tandoor Village Indian cuisine
    #11 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 50 reviewsTripadvisor (50)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    Serengeti Road Next to Barclays Bank, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #12
    Kitamu Coffee
    #12 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 93 reviewsTripadvisor (93)
    $ - $$ | African, Cafe, International
    Goliondoi Street Plot NO 5/E, Arusha 255 Tanzania
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  • #13
    Alpha Choice
    #13 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 105 reviewsTripadvisor (105)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Fast Food
    Sokoine Rd Nakumatt Plaza East Wing Opposite Empire Sports Bar, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #14
    Le Patio
    #14 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 137 reviewsTripadvisor (137)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pizza, French, International, European, Pub
    Haile Selasie Road, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #15
    Via Via Caltural cafe - Arusha
    #15 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 127 reviewsTripadvisor (127)
    $ - $$ | Bar, African, International
    Boma road, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #16
    Fig & Olive
    #16 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 84 reviewsTripadvisor (84)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek
    Haile Selassie Road, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #17
    Ambrosia Bistro & Lounge
    #17 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 77 reviewsTripadvisor (77)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Pizza, Grill, Bar, International
    Simeon Road Opp Hotel Impala, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #18
    THE MILIMANI LODGE
    #18 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 73 reviewsTripadvisor (73)
    $ - $$ | International
    Near Phillips Arusha, Arusha 101 Tanzania
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  • #19
    Spices & Herbs Ethiopian Restaurant
    #19 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 119 reviewsTripadvisor (119)
    $ - $$ | African, Ethiopian
    Simeon Road, Arusha Tanzania
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  • #20
    Bravo Pizza
    #20 of 155 Places to Eat in Arusha
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 34 reviewsTripadvisor (34)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Italian
    Jandu Road Opposite Tanzania Breweries, Arusha Tanzania
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