My husband and I stayed here for 3 days the end of March at the beginning of our 3 week safari. Upon arrival, my first thought was "I never want to leave". It was the perfect place to recover from our jet lag and be introduced to the wonders of Tanzania. We saw so many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, a group of 12 elephants, spring hare (a long-tailed rabbit, how remarkable!), warthog, baboon, and too many others to note along with many, many birds. The food was delicious and the portions too generous. The accommodations were lovely with the path lighted by lanterns to guide you at night. We were so spoiled by the staff who were always friendly and attentive. When I sent my slacks to be laundered and forgot to empty my pockets (due to my jet-lagged stupor) all cash and the credit card were returned to me intact.
March was a wonderful time to be there, the weather was perfect and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Started in 1994, Ndarakwai is a unique success story of land and wildlife rehabilitation, the first of its kind in Tanzania. With about 70 mammal species and over 350 bird species in a combination of high long grass plains, classic Acacia savannah, Commiphora thickets, and riparian habitats, a stay at Ndarakwai is a great addition to any safari itinerary. Ndarakwai Camp, with 14 large comfortable and individually decorated tents, is set at 4200 feet in the midst of an 11,000 acre privately-owned ranch in Siha District, West Kilimanjaro. Ndarakwai offers a high degree of personalized service, attention to detail, great food, as well as a wide variety of excellent wildlife related activities, cultural experiences, and excursions. What really sets us apart from National parks is our ability to offer half and full day walks with an experienced guide, as well as night game drives. These are two things you are not able to do in the parks. If it is birding on foot, or searching for nocturnal animals by spotlight, Ndarakwai is for you! Ndarakwai strives to be the best in luxury tented camping while maintaining the principles of responsible environmental stewardship. Extensive use of solar power (for electricity and hot water), the use of clay ovens for cooking, preference for local produce, combined with 11,000 protected acres of bush and woodland give confidence the camp is being established as carbon neutral. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ndarakwai Ranch Camp Hotel Moshi
- Ndarakwai Ranch Camp Moshi, Tanzania - Kilimanjaro