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Bayfield
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great purpose and help for the street children to be trained and given jobs. The location is wonderful with amazing amounts of birds to watch, especially morning and evening. Good walks, bike rides and visits to Arusha National Park. Also, take the time to visit the foundation as well. Rooms are clean and well prepared. The service is good and...

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Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed four nights and it was wonderful. The boys pay attention to every wish. Our diet is vegan and we got excellent food. It was made with so much love and the service was very nice. Our room was very big and perfectly clean. We enjoyed the offered activities, but you need a driver for everything. We did the...

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review and good to hear that you appreciate also the visit of our main Watoto Foundation center in Makumira, where our students get a 4 years education also for the hotel industry. We are happy to read that you appreciate the service and food from our staff, karibu Tena, welcome again Frank and his team

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this lodge twice and both times the staff are exceptionally kind and helpful. The food is delicious, the rooms are actually very sweet little houses and all look out to the grasslands and a view of Meru. The best thing about this place is the birds. They swoop and fly and fill the air with sounds....

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

It is correct that our "Birds paradise" is a wonderful place to stay and we are happy to see that you enjoyed it so much. That our team has given you a good service and the food was delicious thus makes us happy. Hope to see you again, Karibu tena......

Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was the first stop for us on our honeymoon/safari, and the only one we specifically requested. The staff here are "street boys" who are trained in hospitality, and some of the profits from the lodge go to supporting a school and helping other "street boys". This seemed like a cool venture to support. After a dusty drive along the...

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, it help us a lot, we already changed our policy, no more noises accepted, we even hang on our notice body that after 10pm in the evening it should be silent, Ahsante sana, Frank and his team

Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a lovely 2 night stay at the lodge. Nice breakfast, clean room. Everything as it should be in a lodge. The staff was very nice and we had a lovely time staying here. If you want to avoid the busy city's and get a personal touch, Kiboko lodge is perfect for you!

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Bird's paradise Kiboko Lodge is very happy with your review and we like to meet you again in one of the coming years, karibu tena, welcome again! Frank and his team

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The whole concept of the lodge is very nice and unique in beautiful surroundings. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and clean, with a hot shower between fixed hours and good beds. The food was very good. I would certainly recommand this place! They also offer some nice activities!

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Annie, Watoto Foundation Kiboko lodge want to thank you so much for your stay and supporting our projects and to help the children of Tanzania, Karibu Tena, welcome again, Frank and his Team

Reviewed 14 September 2016

I stayed with my family in July after our safari holiday, it was a great place to relax and watch the birds fly down to the reed beds in the early morning! The staff were friendly and helped with our airport transfers and the manager also kindly dropped my brother off at Usa River for his onward journey. We were...

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tania, Thank you for your review we appreciate very much, We just finish counting the birds, they are fifteen thousand in the morning and fifteen thousand in the evening, welcome again at bird's paradise

Arusha
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Kiboko Lodge is my favorite place to go to listen to birds songs and hear myself think. I always feel like a welcomed guest every time I arrive. I have huge admiration for what everyone involved with the Watoto Foundation is trying to accomplish. And I wish all of the young men success! They deserve it!

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Joann, it's always good to see you at Kiboko lodge, we are all proud that you enjoyed our services Greetings from Kiboko lodge staff

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It's been about 2 years since our last stay, but the lodge was even better than I remembered. Two new family rooms have been added, which are very spacious and perfect if you want to stay close to the children. The dining area has been freshly painted and is very cosy. Also the food exceeded my expectations, it was delicious!...

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

It was good to see you at our bird's paradise, Kiboko Lodge after two years, karibu tena

Tanzania
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Very cool place to stay you can enjoy your stay at kiboko Lodge the staff are friendly %%l also like to congratulate the manager of kiboko Lodge and his director for the best job they are doing.I will visit next time with my family and friends of mine thanks a lot for your service, was really good.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kiboko Lodge is part of the Watoto Foundation, founded by former retail director Noud and Truus van Hout from The Netherlands. The foundation works to educate street children in Tanzania since 2003. Watoto Foundation is a vocational training centre. Children who suffer from addiction to drugs, glue and alcohol are given the opportunity to build a new life. The Foundation offers them the chance for an education, which will equip them with the necessary skills to find a job. This is unique in a country where 70% of the population are unemployed. Staying at Kiboko Lodge is possible from $83 per person during high season and $73 per person in low season! ... more   less 

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Address: Ngurdoto Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Number of rooms: 21
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“Simba room is close to the grasslands and very private.”
 of 5 bubbles JoannN489, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“take the village walk, look at the stars at night, have breakfast early to see the most wildlife and get the best views of Mt. Meru.”
 of 5 bubbles A3873RHannam, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles alancN5492VX, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are very comfy, surrounded by trees and sounds of birds. Room number 1 is the honeymoon suite ;)”
 of 5 bubbles astridGent, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“wifi in the reception and dining area is free. in house nr 2 you also have wifi reception!”
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