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Songota Falls Lodge
Ranked #1 of 97 Arusha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oswego, New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

I loved this place, the food that we had was always delicious. The beds were incredibly comfortable. Everything about it was great. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are in Arusha. I plan on going back to Tanzania someday, and this is the place I'll probably choose to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Fabio R
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oswego, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

I have recently stayed at the Songota Falls Lodge with a group of 23 team members. Songota Falls Lodge was an excellent choice. The owner, Ms. Joyce Kjmaro, provided the whole team with an amazing amount of hospitality. She accommodated in every way that she possibly could. The beds are comfortable, and the rooms are beautifully built and very private. The actual lodge is situated on a hill which overlooks a beautiful valley. You can easily see Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance. The food is tasty and well made- with plenty of it! The whole staff makes you feel very comfortable and they are all very attentive. Songota Falls is a wonderful choice!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank robert m
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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

I have recently (Jan. 2012) took a team of 23 members to climb Kilimanjaro. One day before and 3 days after our climb we were at Songota Falls Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania. The time we stayed at the lodge was so great that words hardly can describe it. Ms. Joyce Kjmaro, the owner and operator of the lodge treated us like her own family and made the distance of being thousands miles away from home insignificant. Great hospitality, service, food, and every things she did were great and made our adventure such a memorable one.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mehran N
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Harare
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

this place was a very pleasant surprise, a short distance from the cahotic Arusha-Moshi road, yet in a very green and quiet surrounding on the slopes of Mt Meru. It is managed by a very friendly and attentive Tanzanian lady, Joyce, who cooks genuine and tasty local food, and has comfortable and very clean wooden round cabins.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rosseem
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Santa Fe
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

My husband and I enjoy staying at local places with a lot of charm. Joyce, the owner and chef made us feel so welcome and special. Lovely grounds with fabulous views from the eating area, charming cottages and the food Joyce prepares is outstanding. Very reasonably priced for what you get.

Thank you Joyce,
Linda and Tim

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kiwi1599
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Umea, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

Joyce (the owner) really got us pleased with our stay. If you go to Tanzania we can really recommend you to stay at this place. Food was awesome, the view/scenery is very beautiful and the rooms are clean and comfortable. We slept like babies :)
We travel a lot and often stay at 4 or 5 star complexes, but this place really got to our hearts with its charm and very friendly and ever laughing/smiling staff

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Hanna L
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Leuven, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

staying in the lodge was heaven for us as we had to spent some time in Arusha to make travel plans. we felt happy and relaxed each time we returned from the busy city.
we are very glad we found this lodge on the internet as it's really hidden away amidst lots of trees, small roads and fantastic views. Joyce, the owner, cooks the best meals and always tries to please her guests to the maximum! whatever you need, it can all be arranged.
a definite recommendation!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ellen L
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Property: Songota Falls Lodge
Address: 1134, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5

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