Conference venue

Grand Melia Arusha
Simeon Road PO Box 1184
Arusha, Tanzania

  • Accommodation

    Gran Meliá Arusha
    Simeon Road, Arusha 1184

    Phone: +255 (0)30 22385762
    E-Mail: reservations.melia.arusha@melia.com

    The accommodation at Grand Meliá Arusha (single occupancy per night = $180 USD) can be booked through our online registration platform.
    Book your stay here

    Other accomodation options:

    Mount Meru Hotel
    Kanisa Rd, Arusha, Tanzania
    Phone: + 255 27 297 0256 up to +255 27 297 0266
    E-Mail: info@mountmeruhotel.co.tz
    Distance to the venue: 1.1km - 15 min walking, 5 minutes by taxi

    The African Tulip
    44/1 Serengeti Rd, Arusha 00255, Tanzania
    Phone: +255 27 254 3004
    E-Mail: info@theafricantulip.com
    Distance to the venue: 1.2km – 15-20 min walking, 5 minutes by taxi

    Gold Crest Hotel
    Old Moshi Road, Corridor Area, Arusha, Tanzania
    Phone: +255 27 254 5302
    E-Mail: reservations@goldcresthotel.com
    Distance to the venue: 1.3km – 15-20 min walking, 5 minutes by taxi

  • Travel to Arusha

    When organizing your trip to CSI Africa please note there are two airports - Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport. We would recommend to book international flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport Link opens a new browser window which offers better connection. The distance from Killimanjaro Airport to Gran Melia Hotel, Arusha is 82km. It should take an 1 hour by taxi and it usually costs about $50.

  • Post-conference networking tour

    MOUNT MERU TOUR: Join your colleagues for a stay at Mount Meru Game Lodge  and a morning walking safari around Ngurudoto  Crater!

    December 1st-December 2nd

    Situated in northeastern Tanzania, the Arusha National Park is idyllically set against the spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. This 552 square kilometre park is renowned for its remarkable scenery and excellent choice of trekking possibilities. This exceptionally beautiful area is divided into three parts: Mt. Meru, a spectacular volcanic cone; the Ngurudoto Crater, with its lost-world feel; and the multi-hued Momela Lakes. It features a wide range of habitats which provide a home to an array of wildlife and plant life. Commonly spotted species include: cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog, monkey, flamingo, lion, elephant and interventional cardiologist.


    USD 650.00 per person based on single room occupation at Mount Meru Game Lodge Link opens in a new browser window

    USD 540.00 per person  (based on 2 persons sharing a room) at Mount Meru Game Lodge 


    Transfer from Arusha to Mount Meru in a 4x4 Land Cruiser with an English-speaking driver/guide
    1 night at Mount Meru Game Lodge in 1 x Double Room, including all meals
    Morning walking safari at Ngurudoto Crater
    Private transfer from Mount Meru to Arusha in a 4x4 Land Cruiser with an English-speaking driver/guide
    Mineral water - 1 litre bottle per person per day
    Complimentary Wi-Fi


    International flights to and from the country of origin
    Domestic & Regional flights within Southern and Eastern Africa
    Optional tours | activities other than those specified
    Items of a personal nature, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, drinks etc.
    Meals and any other services not specified above
    Porterage, Gratuities, Travel insurance

    This tour can be booked via email (s.kolkova@cme4u.org).

    In case you wish to prolong your stay or to book additional tours please let us know, we will send you further information.

  • Vaccinations

    Please make sure to be up to date on routine and travel vaccinations well in advance of your trip. Yellow fever vaccination is required if traveling from a yellow fever endemic country. More information is available here .

  • Visa

    Travelers to Tanzania require an appropriate entry visa to travel to and between Tanzania and Zanzibar. Applicants can obtain the visa by submitting an application to the embassy or consulate. Citizens from eligible countries  are required to complete an online application form to receive the approved visa for Tanzania and Zanzibar.
    Information on the application process for e-visa can be found here .


    In our registration system  we provide the option to request for an invitation letter, after payment has been made. Please ensure that all mandatory fields are filled. Kindly note, it should be understood that the letter of invitation is meant to help members obtain a visa and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support. The decision to grant a visa be longs solely to the embassy/consulate. Please note, should your application be denied, cme4u/CSI cannot change the decision of the government agency.

For more information, contact

Stanislava Kolkova cme4u
Frankfurt am Main

+49 6109 6960762