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Sinya | West Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Michigan City, Indiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This camp surpassed what I anticipated. Staff was gracious & welcoming. Food delicious and way too plentiful. Went as pre trip to the OAT Safari Sergenetti & the 2nd day there was my birthday What an unforgettable celebration w/the staff it was!

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We are so happy to have made you Birthday a special one! Thank you so much for coming and experiencing our wonderful camp with us. Thank you for sharing your stay here and we hope that you will visit us again in the future. More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I visited Kambi Ya Tembo recently as part of a small group. From the moment we arrived the manager Sylvester, was there to greet us and was very cheerful and welcoming to us. He gave us a fascinating introduction to the camp and pointed out Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and Ol Doinyo Longido. I stayed in room 10 facing Mt.... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This camp is in a lovely location. the tents are well appointed and always very clean. The staff was wonderful-- very attentive and always willing to talk and answer questions. The food was very good also as was the selection of beverages. The area is beautiful with an abundance of wildlife. The roads into the camp are an adventure into... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 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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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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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41 helpful votes 41 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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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
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Address: Sinya | West Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Kilimanjaro National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 12

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