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Kiboko Lodge

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London
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The Watoto Foundation Team have worked long and hard to get this place running. The young men (all ex street kids) actually BUILT the lodge, and the furniture, and plumbed it, did the electricity....so this is the result of people getting skills, focus, and their lives back on track. The lodge is not just a worthy feelgood excuse. It's actually...

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2014

A peaceful place with fantastic views over the swamp and the sound of birds and frogs. The rooms are semi detached huts all set a fair away apart so you are not overlooked. Breakfast was taken in the tea room reached at the end of a timber walkway. We felt sorry for the boys having to carry everything down in...

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atlanta
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Kiboko is a small lodge in close proximity to Arusha and Arusha National Park. What distinguishes it are several things..first, it's remote and a great place to either recover or prepare for a safari; second, it is intimate with walkways and a sitting cupola that invites sunset coffee visits; third, the food is terrific..but, the most outstanding feature is the...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Hello! Me and my friend stayed at the Kiboko Lodge in March for 2 days and enjoyed it a lot. One night we were sitting at the fire place with a few people of the staff and the Maasai guards, playing the guitar and chatting. and the rest of the time we were relaxing in the tea room with a...

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Marseille, France
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed three night before and after our (self organised) hike to the Meru. We needed some rest before and after the hike. We loved the place, the people, the atmosphere. Relaxing, immersed in nature. If you go alone, do not get scared by the 5km road to get there, which is a bit rough. But doable. Overall: perfect.

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Hello! Me and my friend stayed at the Kiboko Lodge in March for 3 days and enjoyed it a lot. One night we were sitting at the fire place with a few people of the staff and the Maasai guards, playing the guitar and chatting. and the rest of the time we were relaxing in the tearoom with a lot...

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 March 2014

after our climb of the Kilimanjaro we recovered two days at the Kiboko lodge. The lodge is close to the peaceful Arusha national park and relatively close to Arusha itself. It proved to be a great place to stay. The staff was very kind (part of streetchildren project) and the setting great. never seen so many birds so close. The...

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Netherlands
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Kiboko lodge is located in a very green environment and we really enjoyed our 3 nights. The beds in the relatively small room were very good and the bathroom simple but clean and tidy. Staff is very friendly and provide good service. We really enjoyed the breakfast in the magnificently located tearoom and the quality of the dinner plate service...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 February 2014

We were originally looking for a place to overnight in Arusha on our way to Nairobi and incidentally heard about the lodge. As they would not accept bookings for less than two nights, we decided to extend our stay in Northern Tanzania, and we did not regret it. The lodge is just very special, a very quiet retreat in a...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We stayed here at the end of a very busy schedule of work, and it provided the best place to unwind and relax the brain. A beauitful setting, amazing birdlife and plenty of walks around the local area. The staff were super friendly and tried very hard to make our stay pleasant. It is a little off the beaten track...

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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 $83 per person during high season and $73 per person in low season! ... more   less 

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