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Dolly Estate 21, Usa River, Usa River, Arusha Tanzania
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Kili Villa is located on a private wildlife estate and offers a relaxing start or end to a safari in Tanzania. Kili Villa is perfect for short or long stay and can be taken on exclusive basis if traveling with friends and family. Located just outside Arusha, which is the gateway to some of Tanzania’s best national parks; Kili Villas also boast access to Tanzania’s only championship golf course. Each villa has four en suite bedrooms, open fireplaces, complimentary Wi-Fi and private chefs to produce everything from delicious breakfasts to refreshing lunches, afternoon teas and sundowner cocktails to be enjoyed around the swimming pool. Dinners on the veranda are delightful using only the freshest of produce.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Golf course
Hiking
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Wifi
Private pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Massage
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Additional bathroom
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Kitchenette
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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Romantic
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Dolly Estate 21, Usa River, Usa River, Arusha Tanzania
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Arusha Airport23 kmSee all flights
Kilimanjaro Airport21 kmSee all flights
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299inez wrote a review 15 May
Eindhoven, The Netherlands9 contributions4 helpful votes
Kili Villa was awesome from before the trip started all the way through our stay... Speaking with the owner (Willem) before the trip to arrange a birthday surprise for one in the group, Willem and his Villa manager Stephano were exceptionally helpful and accommodating... Our waitress Jenifer ensured we hadthe most amazing first two nights in Tanzania on our way through the safari areas towards the Serengeti... The rooms were spacious, clean and very comfortable, especially the bed that was by far the best during the whole trip... Breakfasts on the veranda were a great way to start each day with the family and our last evening meal and Birthday cake surprise was truly awesome... We felt like guests in the house of good friends... Thank you Kili Villa, Willem, Stephano and Jennifer for a great start to our Safari Holiday...
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Guenter H wrote a review Feb 2022
Krefeld, Germany3 contributions
This is the second time we stayed at Kili Villas, a truly extraordinary places in the middle of the USA River bushland. You stay in private villas which are nicely decorated and very well maintained. Eeach villa has its own service personnel - cook, waitress, and the like. They take very well care of you! We truly enjoyed the tranquility of the place and the really extraordinary service. Imagine, you have breakfast, lunch and dinner on a terrace with a beautiful view on the landscape. Imagine, you zip your coffee and dik diks, impalas and other animals are passing by. We will certainly come back!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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schiar450324 wrote a review Aug 2021
Arusha, Tanzania1 contribution
The Kili Villa is nothing less than spectacular. Nothing could have prepared me to the experience offered by staying in the villas. The warm and experienced welcoming of the staff, the accurate food and beverage selectiion at breakfast lunch and dinner, the traditional arts, design and architecture of the lodge and villas blends perfectly in the environment. The Golf Course is a challenging chanpionship course, caddies are experienced and provide wise guidance, the Club House is a timeless beauty anf the wildlife in the course offers an unforgettable golfing experience! All excellent and beyond expectation!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from willem kuipers, Eigenaar at Kili Villa
Responded 23 Aug 2021
Thank you very much sir. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and good to hear you will be back. Thank you for the compliments that we are delivering according to our promisses.
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Christa R wrote a review Jul 2021
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Kili Villa was a 5/5 stay. The staff was incredibly helpful. Stefan is an amazing addition to the house. He went out of his way twice to drive us where we needed too (even waking up extremely early just to do so). His cooking was excellent and his overall demeanor was incredible. He helps make the stay feel warm and welcoming. His other staff Ellie and company were also very helpful. The rooms were nice and quiet and had everything we needed. We would recommend anyone to stay here and enjoy the services that are provided at Kili Villa.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from willem kuipers, Eigenaar at Kili Villa
Responded 23 Aug 2021
Good morning. Thank you very much for your friendly words about our staff. They are our indeed wondefull.
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Meg K wrote a review Jul 2021
Eagan1 contribution
I recently spent a week at Kili Villa in their Tembo Mtoni house. I had business to do in Arusha and this turned out to be a most perfect place to spend the time while I had meetings and work to do. The staff I interacted with (Rosemary and Stefano) were exceptional in terms of knowing how and when to engage with me and when to give me my privacy. Birding was excellent just from the back porch! But the icing on the cake was Stefano's cooking. Probably one of the best chefs I have experienced in over 25 years of visiting Tanzania. There are a lot of activities to do in the area if you want to spend a few days relaxing before or after your safari. I would highly recommend using this property but you will get the most out of it if you stay more than the arrival night or the dayroom.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from willem kuipers, Eigenaar at Kili Villa
Responded 23 Aug 2021
Thank you madame. Especially as you are a expert in Tazania with more then a 2 decades of travlling experience in East Africa. Highly appreciate your recommendation and we look forward to serve your future guests.
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Irena12 wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom24 contributions5 helpful votes
Kili Villa is a true gem of a lodge one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed in. A beautiful and comfortable villa surrounded by unspoilt nature, with professional and friendly staff was a truly memorable experience. Seeping your morning coffee and looking at the antelopes grazing in the garden, watching the wide variety of birds during the day, or stargazing near the campfire at night is simply unforgettable. The sense of privacy, immersion in nature but with all mod cons, and, most of all, the friendly and kind people make it more much more than just another lodge. The food was simply delicious, on par with the best restaurants in 5-star hotels. During the day you can go for walks on the expansive nature estate, play golf on the best golf course in the country or even do a horseback safari nearby ( the latter is highly recommended). Kili Villa may not be to everyone's taste, as this is not a city hotel with TVs, air cons, busy bars, music etc. But for anyone who loves being in nature, staying in unique and beautiful surroundings and enjoying friendly and personal service - this is the place to My big thank you to everyone at Kili Villa, I will miss you all and I cannot wait to be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from willem kuipers, Eigenaar at Kili Villa
Responded 23 Aug 2021
Hello Irena. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay as well as the activities around the villa. Happy you stayed a bit longer with us and enjoyed to relax.
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RetiredToddlers wrote a review May 2021
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Our stay here far exceeded our expectations (and our expectations where pretty high)! Honestly, if you are considering booking Kili Villas, just book it, you won’t regret it. The staff is exceptional- friendly, professional, always willing to get anything you may need. They constantly have smiles on their faces and are just such a delight to be around. The food is really really good - they cook all sorts of cuisines but our favorite were all the local foods we got to try! Oh and the fresh juice and fruits every morning were a treat! We are a family of 4 with 2 kids (6&8years old) and the staff were wonderful with the kids. The manager Stephano and cook Early involved the kids in baking special treats and the kids adored Rebeca too- and she taught us Swahili throughout the week and always served us with the best smiles! Stephano set up and accompanied us on a village tour - one of our many highlights! The pool was great for the kids- they used it often and the setting around Kili Villas is beautiful and feels very safe. We walked all around the roads and borrowed the golf cart to ride around a bit too. Every evening they made a campfire for us. It is really the perfect place to relax, yet so much to do around the area! (We went on a Coffee Walk with Kahawa Fair Trade Coffee, visited St Jude’s school, the kids got a golf lesson at Kili Golf and we took the village tour with Stephano ... and there are so many other activities available too). I highly recommend staying for more than a couple nights... we stayed a week and could have stayed a lot longer!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from willem kuipers, Eigenaar at Kili Villa
Responded 23 Aug 2021
Wow . Thank you so much and highly appreciate your recommendation. Our staff is proud to hear they are doing a good job esp. with families in the Villas.
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Safaris209 wrote a review Mar 2021
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What a beautiful place in the middle of nature! I stayed (unfortunately only) one night in the Tembo Villa in March. It was such a peaceful place! The villa was amazing, very spacious, lovely decoration and interesting library. In front of the villa is a private swimming pool and in the back a huge garden with fireplace. Big bedrooms, bathroom with shower and bath, pure luxury. The staff was very friendly, always around when you need them but also very discrete, and always helpful. Food was great too, dinner as well as breakfast. On the verandah there are several seatings and a huge dining table, and inside, for colder evenings, a pleasant living room with fire place. What I loved most was the silence: you hear no traffic at all, only the sounds of the bush and an occasional donkey from the nearby village. And while having breakfast I was being treated on an entertaining show in the garden of colourful birds, busy squirrels and shy dik diks, enjoying the fresh grass. An excellent place for all nature lovers and of course also for golfers with Kili Golf at a stone's throw.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from willem kuipers, Eigenaar at Kili Villa
Responded 23 Aug 2021
Thank you so much. Indeed this is why we created kili Villa. The perfect start and end of your safari. Very happy we exceeded your expectations.
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Nancy B wrote a review Mar 2021
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Service was excellent and food delicious. Accomodations were delightful. Staff went above and beyond. Nearby golf course was extra special. Taxi service to and from airport very smooth and horseback riding was fabulous!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from willem kuipers, Eigenaar at Kili Villa
Responded 12 Mar 2021
Hello nancy. Happy you enjoyed your stay snd the flight to our airstrip made your trip so much more comfortable.
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lfoley837795 wrote a review Mar 2021
Bloemfontein, South Africa1 contribution
Loved the easy flight into the area and short drive to our special villa. The staff were so warm and accommodating. We tried out the horseback riding nearby right before our flight out and had a wonderful last mi Ute animal viewing.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from willem kuipers, Eigenaar at Kili Villa
Responded 15 Mar 2021
Thanks and indeed the airstrip so close is wonderfull. Nice you did the horse ride.
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PRICE RANGE
$199 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kili Villa - Kilimanjaro Luxury Retreats
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArushaUsa River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kili Villa
What are some of the property amenities at Kili Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kili Villa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, an additional bathroom, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kili Villa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kili Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kili Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kili Villa have airport transportation?
Yes, Kili Villa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kili Villa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kili Villa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Is Kili Villa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.