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Ngurdoto Village, Arusha Tanzania
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 346 Specialty lodging in Arusha
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Kiboko Lodge is part of the Watoto Foundation, founded by former retail director Noud and Truus van Hout from The Netherlands. The foundation works to educate street children in Tanzania since 2003. Watoto Foundation is a vocational training centre. Children who suffer from addiction to drugs, glue and alcohol are given the opportunity to build a new life. The Foundation offers them the chance for an education, which will equip them with the necessary skills to find a job. This is unique in a country where 70% of the population are unemployed. Staying at Kiboko Lodge is possible from $89 per person during high season and $75 per person in low season!
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Claudia Kuzniak wrote a review Sep 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada28 contributions99 helpful votes
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Finally A Beautiful Lodge in Tanzania That Does NOT Have Racist Price Policies! I travel to Tanzania frequently and am weary of being charged more simply because I am not native and White. In the USA racist pricing is illegal, but in Tanzania it is common practice. What an absolute delight to come across Kiboko Lodge, which not only charged a fair rate but offered exceptional service and accommodations! We stayed a week in the Simba hut and had rather specific needs for our stay. As our nonprofit (SISAL Foundation) is the reason for my travel there, we required solid WiFi connectivity to plan our work for the month. When I say solid, I mean without fail. This is nearly impossible to find in Tanzania, but Kiboko Lodge delivered it 100%! Another requirement of mine that is nearly impossible to find in Tanzania is hot water with enough pressure to wash my long, thick, curly hair. Again, Kiboko Lodge delivered it 100%! My third non-negotiable requirement is hot fresh coffee first thing in the morning. I am delighted to say that it was delivered to our room every morning; I cannot tell you how much I appreciated that! The accommodations were lovely. One is far enough in the bush to have a wilderness experience with animals and birdsongs all around. Sometimes we enjoyed breakfast in the tearoom, other times in the open-air lodge overlooking the wet grasslands. Every night the staff made sure there was a cozy fire blazing in the lodge fireplace and we enjoyed relaxing near the cracking logs and reviewing the day. The road to Kiboko is typically Tanzanian rough, but that's what it takes to get away from the noise and clamor of the city. Once there, you will forget all about noises and distraction and it is so worth the journey! Having said that, it doesn't take a long time at all before you can reach back to Usa River for all the modern conveniences. We appreciated the warm and welcoming staff who prepared a special evening of a campfire and a candle-lit walkway for stargazing one evening. We visited with guests and the Massai security guard (my partner is Massai so he was happy to have another Massai with whom to speak) and exchanged stories around the campfire. We will be back to take in the beauty and relaxation of the Kiboko Lodge! I only have one suggestion and that is to protect and update the historical information in the Tea Room. There are many travelers such as myself that are interested in the historical background of an lodge as interesting as this one and charitable work it supports.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The road to the lodge is rough, but oh so worth it!
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James Alan wrote a review Aug 2022
Cadiz, Spain3 contributions
I recently stayed here for three nights. This is an inexpensive and peaceful lodge. it beautifully situated on the edge of Arusha National Park. There is no traffic noise whatsoever. And there is little disturbance, to the tranquility of the early mornings and delicious evenings, from those very noisy loud speakers, placed outside many religious institutions around Arusha. A disturbance that plagues so many similarly priced lodges, and quite a few of the more expensive ones too, all around this fast growing city - the primary gateway to a Tanzanian safari. Kiboko Lodge is part of the Watoto foundation. An organisation which aims to give impoverished young people from the cities of Tanzania hope and a fresh start in life. Not only that, the management of Kiboko Lodge is keen to manage the grounds in as ecologically friendly manner as possible. They are undertaking dynamic physical works that in the long run will attract as much wildlife as possible to the lodge. These activities already bring much enjoyment to the guests. If you want to make your hard earned holiday currency do something really useful then I recommend you check it out! This Lodge is beautifully situated with wonderful views, across a grazing meadow, to Mount Meru and the surrounding forests of the national park. Right in front of the lodge is a wetland area that attracts a lot of birds and butterflies, and beautiful dragonflies too, in the appropriate season. This is a lodge where the management is intent on improving the lot of both people and wildlife in Tanzania; and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Accommodation is simple but adequate and the food similar. This is a great place to visit if, as a tourist, you really want to do your bit to improve the condition of the world we live in.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Try to reserve a "front" room with a view out over the grazing meadow towards serenely...
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Prosper M wrote a review Aug 2022
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wonderful place, the location is an ideal for a lodge, its peaceful and quiete, we had good food and staff were very friendly, the rooms was cleaned (small but beautiful designed with verandah) will definelty recomend the lodge to all our friends.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Linda wrote a review Aug 2022
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Our first two nights in Arusha were at Kiboko. We arrived late in the evening, there was a warm welcome with late night snack. The lodge is situated a few kilometres from the main road, so we had a nice impression of how people live outside the main village. Close to the entrance of Arusha national park. Very kind and friendly people. Beautiful scenery around the lodge. Very tasteful breakfast served at different terraces. Wonderful start of the holiday!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Robert C wrote a review Aug 2022
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Absolutly agree with review from Iveta (see iouvry review, we were together) on the top of that (willing staff, food one of the best we experienced on our Tanzanian trip) they prepared for us a very nice suprise after coming back from Mt. Meru hike. The visit at foundation even more improved our pozitive experience from stay in Kibolo lodge. Higly recommended, Robert with family, Slovakia
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Stash wrote a review Aug 2022
Berlin, Germany21 contributions8 helpful votes
Wonderful location, delicious food, fantastic service, comfortable rooms with hot showers, absolutely wonderful project to support, would recommend 100 times over to anyone and hope to come here soon again! Such great value for money
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 15 Aug 2022
Dear Stashlet, Good to read that you took time to write about your stay at our Kiboko Lodge ‘a birds paradise’ and you appreciate our service and food. It is indeed very special to have this Lodge in the community of Ngurdoto village and in a beautiful environment with a fantastic view to Mount Meru one of the highest mountains in Africa. Best reagrds, Joyce, Frank & our team
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Iveta wrote a review Aug 2022
Kampala, Uganda3 contributions1 helpful vote
We were 2 families who stayed here for 3 nights in July - 2 nights before our Mt Meru hike and 1 night after. The lodge was nicely designed and staff the most helpful. The lodge is part of a foundation that helps street children in Arusha, so besides enjoying the stay, we also had a chance to go and visit their projects. The main lodge was spacious and had enough space to rest and enjoy the meals. Room were reasonably sized ( not huge but comfortable) and bathroom well equipped. Location - was great - next to the pond, so one could enjoy peace and quite, but also bird watching. Food was good and they tried to accommodate our food preferences. Overall - we had a great stay and would really recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Frank Robert, General Manager at Kiboko Lodge
Responded 15 Aug 2022
Dear Iveta, Thanks so much for your comment on your stay at Kiboko lodge and that you appreciate the service and good food prepared by former students of our Watoto Foundation. Everybody was so happy with you, and we really hope one day you will visit again. Kind regrads, Joyce, Frank and Kiboko Lodge team
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KKoskela2 wrote a review Aug 2022
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I spent 1 night at Kiboko Lodge with my 3 kids. We had just landed for long flight and the following day started our journey to Serengeti. The place and the staff are excellent and the evening dinner with the warm coal heaters was magical. This is sustainability in action - both from environmental and social point of view. I recommend others also to make this choice when choosing accommodation in Arusha.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 15 Aug 2022
Dear Koskela, Thanks so much for your very positive review, it will help us to get more clients from all over the world. Also we are happy to read that you appreciate the service, " Socially Responsible Tourism" Best Regards, Joyce, Frank & Kiboko Lodge team
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Hessel D wrote a review Jul 2022
Taipei, Taiwan7 contributions
We stayed here for two night. The people were absolutely wonderful, and even more impressive when hearing about their backgrounds. The beds were fantastic, the showers were OK and the food was clearly prepared with a lot of care, and tasted really good.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 15 Aug 2022
Good to read that you took time to write about your stay at our Kiboko Lodge ‘a birds paradise’ and you appreciate our service and food. It is indeed very special to have this Lodge in the community of Ngurdoto village and in a beautiful environment with a fantastic view to Mount Meru one of the highest mountains in Africa. Best Regards, Joyce, Frank & Kiboko Lodge team
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Donald P wrote a review Jun 2022
United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
A lovely lodge with almost perfectly designed chalets, a warm welcome, excellent food, and a log fire to welcome you in the evenings. Staff were very helpful, and an early morning breakfast was no problem. Unforgettable stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Frank Robert, General Manager at Kiboko Lodge
Responded 15 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your positive review, we always try to make our guests as happy as possible with a good service, to be friendly and serving good food. Please inform your friends about our lodge Best Regards, Joyce, Frank & our team
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$121 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiboko Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kiboko Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ngurdoto Crater (3.9 km) and Mount Meru Waterfall (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kiboko Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kiboko Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kiboko Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Kiboko Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Kiboko Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kiboko Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.