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Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge

Uru Shimbwe | (16 km north of Moshi, TZ on the slope of Kilimanjaro), PO Box 886, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014
James G Hobart, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hobart, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Fantastic location and view. The staff are very friendly and were able to get us a highly discounted tour (however we were short on cash as students) which was highly appreciated. The lodges are nice and large and are suitable for a group of friends or a family. It's halfway up Kilimanjaro's slopes in farmland, so it isn't too touristy.... More

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JohnRagatz, Owner at Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge, responded to this review

James, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for the kind words! We'd be happy to accommodate you again. More

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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141 hotel reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We happened on this place via TA and promptly booked it. Nothing could be simpler. T&C clearly posted on the website and they did as promised to the letter. We were picked from KIA Lodge at the Airport and after an interesting drive we arrived at this lovely place. We found everything as we expected it to be. This was... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and I traveled to Tanzania this past September - the trip of a lifetime and one that I had spent at least 2 decades dreaming of. I was set up with a travel agent, Ken Murray, who specializes in these trips and was immediately told, by Ken, about Philip the owner of the Mt. Kili Lodge. Philip grew... More

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San Leandro, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We also booked a Kilimanjaro Trek through the lodge which turned out great. We did a great acclimatization hike through the local villages to a wonderful remote waterfall. The road to the lodge is rough and a bit long, so try to arrange your trip so you can go and stay to unwind,... More

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Stow, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My children and I and my friend with her daughter stayed at the MountKilimanjaro View lodge before and after climbing Kilimanjaro. This was the best deal after shopping around and a great choice as no service was compromised. Philip, the ownder, was very helpful with anything we needed. He aranged pick ups, drop offs, airline tickets adn even let us... More

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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I recently stayed 2 nights at Mount Kilimanjaro Lodge with my daughter. It was a wonderful experience. Philip and his staff were incredibly welcoming, creating much enjoyment with the singing, dancing and drumming after dinner. The rooms were comfortable , water hot , and the surrounding views memorable. Mount Kilimanjaro, with its snow capped peak was right on our doorstep!... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I stayed at this lodge for 4 days. It is just south of the peak, about one hour by 4WD from Moshi. It is right next to the rainforest reserve and at 2000m it's the perfect preparation for a climb. It is not possible to start the climb from there as yet, the owner told me he has submitted an... More

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San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed here before we began our Kilimanjaro climb after finding this on tripadvisor... and it really is quite a find! It is up in the hills and offers STUNNING views of Kilimanjaro (best to see at night when it's clear or in the morning). The rooms are huts and are very quaint and comfortable. The staff goes above and... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

If you want to have the best view of Mount Kilimanjaro, please stay at MKVL. Owner, Philip is retired and invest in the lodge as his pension - so place is well maintained and is also his home. I was the only guest that day and he and his employees even did a drum performance just for me! The place... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Kili View lodge is not to be confused with a 5 star resort, but provides a 5 star experience. The people and service are hands-on, with emphasis on a cultural experience. Now, at about 9,000 foot in elevation, in the foothills of Kili, spending a night or two before the hike at Kili View Lodge makes a lot of... More

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Address: Uru Shimbwe | (16 km north of Moshi, TZ on the slope of Kilimanjaro), PO Box 886, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Kilimanjaro National Park
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 10 Specialty lodging in Kilimanjaro National Park
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge is a small, traditional lodge nestled against a tropical rain forest at 9,600' on the rolling slopes of world-famous Mount Kilimanjaro. Since its completion in 2005, guests from over 60 countries throughout the World have stayed at MKVL. The fairly remote authentic African lodge is located 16 km(9miles) from Moshi, the Gateway to Mt Kilimanjaro. Guests enjoy a breathtaking view of Mount Kilimanjaro and an opportunity to live the culture in a peaceful, natural setting. The lodge is ideal as a "Base Camp" for hikes, safaris, and overall excursions in the region. Many visitors include a short stay, before or after a planned climb/safari/beach itinerary, to experience first hand the life of the prominent Chagga tribe. ... more   less 
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