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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 20 April 2015

After a day long safari we arrived at the highly anticipated Kiboko Lodge. Located 5.5 km away from the main road in the depths of banana trees, maize fields and acacias, Kiboko Lodge is a beautiful and warm-welcoming lodge. The setting, food, and service was one of a kind and made our stay a one to never forget. We participated...

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I stayed 5 days at Kiboko Lodge, a great place in the middle of nature and true african life. Thestaff in this lodge come from the Wattoto foudation, streetboys who found a new future. The are perfectly service minded. Good value for money. From the lodge trips ar organised, by foot or bike, a great way to discover the area.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We were put here last minute by our tour company ( not Kiboko lodge's fault) Nice setting and good food, looked after us very well, allowed to keep room until 5 pm as we had a later evening flight but we were bitten alive in the bed rooms as mozzy net had big holes in it.

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Polly, Thank you very much for taking time to review Kiboko Lodge on Tripadvisor. Your feedback is very much appreciated as it helps us to continue improving our services. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, the nice surrounding and the food. But I'm very sorry to hear that you were disturbed by mosquitos during the night...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We are in the area for business regularly, and always stay at Kiboko: it is quiet, away from the noise of town, the staff is always welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. Great view of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro ( when it is not cloudy). Great bird watching! The staff are young men that...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 11 January 2015

we stayed three night there and were enchanted by everything, the boys running this place are so nice, efficient and wonderful. The rooms look great, the food is marvelous, most of all the atmosphere is relaxing and friendly which makes you feel serenity all day long. Fantastic and quiet environment. Fantastic view on the mont Meru. Close to Arusha NP....

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Nanjing
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at Kiboko. Location is great in the middle of nature and great views of mount Nero and Kilimanjaro in the distance. Rooms are great with character and comfortable beds with mosquito nets. Internet in the dinning common area worked well. Friendly staff, great food in all a wonderful experience. Highly recommended. A huge plus for...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Very friendly service and staff that are eager to go the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable. Located just outside Arusha, Kiboko lodge gives you a magnificent view of Mt. Meru and a glimpse into rural life in Tanzania. Most importantly, you sleep just a little sounder when knowing that your contribution is used for good projects that offer...

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
Reviewed 16 December 2014

A very nice place to stay at. Quiet and serene. Nice, comfortable rooms. Nice surroundings and wonderful, serviceminded staff! It was a very nice stay indeed, and I hope I'll return some day to see the hippo!

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Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

The lodge is not far from the airport..about 30 min drive...which gets you to a rural setting with great views and the peacefulness of nature. The staff really goes out of their way to make you feel at home and make sure you get what you need. Truly a great place to stay and its also very affordable.

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Out in the countryside, still not far from Kilimanjaro International Airport, next to Arusha National Park, this is a good place to be. Unpretentious but tasty food, and simple but good self-contained rooms. The lodge mainly uses solar energy. It has the fastest Internet connection I have experienced in Tanzania – usually available only in evenings, but flexible arrangements possible....

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hanne, Greetings from Kiboko Lodge, We thank you so much for the good review This will help us to get Many Clients all over the world, as we are NGO we can not incur cost to make an advertisement via TV, radios or other social Media, we have to spend 100% of the profit we are getting from Kiboko...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 $83 per person during high season and $73 per person in low season! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kiboko Lodge

Address: Ngurdoto Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Number of rooms: 21
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