Had found Songota Falls on TripAdvisor and was so happy I did! We stayed here early Feb for 2 1/2 days before our safari. The reviews are correct....Joyce is a wonderful chef! For two weeks afterward, I compared every other lodge/tented camp's soup to Joyce"s. She definitely came out on top! Her creative healthy drinks with fresh fruits/veggies are awesome! The huts were very comfortable with a fantastic view. Yes, there were monkeys playing in the trees. The location is wonderful for it is outside of the hustle and bustle of Arusha and yet still close enough to visit for shopping, etc. Joyce is such a wonderful warm human being, is so helpful, and is involved in her community. She has an admirable background in business, a woman with much determination and intelligence. Her son, Raymond, is a talented artist and showed us around Arusha which was wonderful. We also took some other excursions, hiking around Lake Duluti and more. Without reservation I would definitely recommend Songta Falls Lodge for your Arusha stay.