We stayed here for a couple of nights before going on safari and for one at the end. It's slightly out of town which is great, up on a steep hill surrounded by lovely trees and gardens with monkeys (so don't leave anything lying around on your balcony or it will disappear!). It was lovely having a large balcony with chairs to admire the views.
On our first visit we stayed in 2 lodges quite close to the main dining room and bar. On our second visit we had quite a hike up steps in the dark to reach our lodges situated much higher up the hill - bags were carried for us but it was still quite a climb!
Nice breakfasts and dinners were ok too but we always had a huge wait for food to arrive - over an hour on one occasion.
There is noise at night but it didn't bother us in particular - I live near Heathrow airport.
It was chillier than anticipated and slightly damp too in August - there was no way we could have used the pool.
Certainly a more characterful place to stay than other hotels on offer in Arusha.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “Eco-friendly, artistic, chic, relaxing….”Nestling in Suye Hill National Park, just 10 minutes from the center of Arusha, Karama Lodge & Spa is the ideal home base for Tanzania safaris or for a restful night’s sleep before climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Accommodation is consisted of 22 stilted cabins made of local materials in total harmony with the surrounding forest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Karama Hotel Arusha