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Sinya | West Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Go at the right time of year and you will find yourself at the flanks of the magnificent kili. You might even be lucky to see large herd of elephants if they cross over from amboseil. The park is fascinating topography and and lots of different habitats. As for the lodge, it falls short of being anything special. The service... More

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you plan to go here, just be prepared to lose your money if you have any problems. Their policy is that if you cancel for any reason, you don't get your money back. While I can understand that policy to a certain extent, it seems that good business practices would call for moderation of the policy under certain circumstances.... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights with 3 other travelers on our OAT pre-trip for our Tanzania Safari. This camp was great! The tent was large, the toilet, the shower, and the vanity sink were all great. There was always plenty to eat, it was well prepared and tasty. No one in our group had any stomach... More

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Ennetbaden, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Do have to say that we actually really like this place, and was a good place to begin our Tanzania adventure. The tents are clean and well placed to create a bit of privacy. Our view of Kilamanjaro in the mornings was spectacular. Dinner was actually really really good, and we even got asked what we wanted for dinner that... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Unfortunately this was the worst place we stayed at during our 4.5 weeks in Africa. The accommodation was OK however, the goat track to get there was ridiculous. It is really out in the middle of nowhere. We went to this area to see Kilimanjaro and unfortunately this was so far away you couldn't really appreciate it. We have let... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is the place to start your safari... The tents are well equiped-running hot water, normal flushing toilet, spacious bed and you feel totally safe and protected in your tent even though you can hear the animals walking past in the night! The people there were so warm, kind and helpful. They look after you so well and you will... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was our first lodge on a 3 week safari in northern Tanzania. If you can endure the washboard roads from Arusha to this location, you will not be disappointed. This was our base camp for daily game drives and photography. The permanent tents were well appointed, offered very good views, and had solar hot water which was most welcomed... More

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Montgomery, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed three nights in this delightful camp. The staff members under the direction of Sylvester were attentive, playful and charming. The open air public space is inviting and has a lovely view - great sunsets, too! The food is very tasty and the kitchen is innovative! The delicious bread is made in a large tool chest over charcoal! Drinks... More

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St. Louis
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was our first stop in Tanzania after a brief overnight in Arusha. OUr group of six spent two nights and it was a very good choice. It is off the normal tourist route. But it was a good way to start out. Camp manager Sylvester was warm and welcoming to our "second home" and the staff was just wonderful.... More

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Milford, CT
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Many people visit this camp before going other places on Safari or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We did the opposite, spending 10 nights in other Tanjanika Wilderness camps first. We began our trip with well appointed lodging and ended with the comfort and beautiful views of Kambi ya Tembo. So we were well seasoned at Safari viewing and practices before we... More

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Address: Sinya | West Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Kilimanjaro National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$

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(Elerai Tented Camp) – West KilimanjaroPermanent Luxury tents. Facing the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanajro and the endless African Savannah, Kambi ya Tembo offers guest fantastic views. The camp consists of 14 tents each with en suite facilities.The camp has eco-friendly electric power supplied by solar panels, with a generator as a back up.Nearest airstrip: Kilimanjaro International Airport 1 hour and 45 minutes away and West Kilimanjaro Airstrip.Activities: Enjoy the hospitality of the Masai people, bush walks, visit Masai villages, hikes in Kilimanjaro National Park. ... more   less 
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