The drive up to this hotel is pretty torturous as it's perched on top of a hill and the 'road' is a rutted track. But once there the views are stunning. The hotel is spacious, modern and well designed and the individual lodges have huge picture windows overlooking the countryside, mountains & sunset. The birds are very interesting -there are quite a variety in the grounds. We didn't have a problem with insects and there was mesh on the windows so that we could have fresh air without opening the windows. There is a pool with sunbeds and towels -this would be an oasis in the middle of travelling to stop off for a day to recharge your 'batteries'. Our lodge had a kingsize bed, small table & chairs, plus a very large bathroom with walk-in shower, selection of toiletries and fluffy towels. Dinner (with pre-dinner delicious nibbles) was served a little late for us at 8pm but was delicious. The dining room was very elegant with nice cloths & napkins and attentive, friendly staff. We had a tasty zucchini soup with freshly baked bread roll, there was a choice of salads and a veggy curry or a selection of chops or chicken from the BBQ. All the veg were home grown and delicious. The selection of desserts was excellent -fresh fruit, pastries, cakes etc. We had a great night's sleep -so peaceful Breakfast was agin delicious with lots of fresh fruit, cereals, eggs of choice, toast etc.
All in all, Alan manages a brilliant hotel -thank you.
- Also Known As:
- Bashay Rift Lodge Tanzania/Karatu