About Us

Our History 

The main house belonged to the renowned conservationist Bernhard Grzimek, one of the key founders of the Serengeti national park and Director of the Frankfurt Zoological Society (1945 to 1974). 

Steve and Cathy Attwell bought the main house from the Grzimek family and have retained strong links with the Frankfurt Zoological Society. The Outpost has been the home away from home for many researchers and conservationists from the Society and other projects over the years. 

We opened our doors in 1994 and were the first Bed and Breakfast in Arusha. Throughout the years we built up the lodge slowly to be a peaceful and lush oasis with the capacity to host groups and individuals. 

We are a family run hotel and the next generation are now assisting with running the day to day operations at the lodge.  

Many of the staff you’ll meet at the Outpost have worked here for a number of years and are part of our Outpost Family. We offer a warm, and safe atmosphere for all those who pass through our gates. You will meet a friendly German Sheppard whose job is meet and greet all new arrivals.