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Songota Falls Lodge

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1134, Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone here when we needed a little breathing room and quiet space. The lodges are quiet and clean, traditional Maasai style with modern touches. Joyce is welcoming and the meals are tasty. We will definitely stay here again.

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1 Thank Christine K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joyce could not do enough for us, a wonderful place to start and finish our Tanzanian adventures. Very quiet and the lodges are sweetly decorated and have good bathrooms. Access to Songota is via a currently unfinished road which is super bumpy so be prepared for an exciting ride! Well worth it though, the place is lovely, welcoming and kind... More 

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Thank to Joyce and her son I had a very nice stay in Arusha, the place is lovely and very quiet (15 minutes from the city center by taxis) and green with a very nice view over the valley. Joyce is very helpful and will make everything she can to make your stay very pleasant. She also is a great... More 

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1 Thank Olivia F
Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Thank you Joyce for hosting our family to a wonderful and very unforgettable stay! We Loved your banana soup and fresh bread! Your kindness and patience in answering our many questions was so appreciated. We will be back!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

My stay at Songota Falls Lodge was outstanding. If you need to overnight anywhere near Arusha, this is your place, end of story. Songota Falls is a gem! Comfortable, quiet... Joyce made me feel like I was staying with family! The food is absolutely amazing too - the best I had in Tanzania. And the view from the restaurant is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Joyce and Ray are amazing hostess they have arranged transportation, Safari and a 1 day visit to Kilimanjaro. Joyce's homy food and the sounds of the jungle when you come from a safari day is all you need! Thank you so much for your friendship! Definitely a place to go back.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Songota is a perfect choice to stay for a stop over in Arusha. It is just outside the main city, so you cannot walk into town, but the whole point is to stay put and enjoy the serenity at Songota. We really enjoyed relaxing on the lawn reading our books overlooking the beautiful countryside. The rooms are very clean and... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Joyce was a great host and helpful in any way. The cottages are located in a cute garden with a view of songoto gorge a bit out of Arusha. The cottages are basic but very nice and clean. The dinner is a bit expensive and there are no restaurants around, but the food is good and you have a great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I would definitely recommend staying with wonderful Joyce at Songota Falls. We were greeted warmly by Joyce and her mother. She prepared a delicious lunch for us and throughout the stay she could not have been any more helpful and accommodating. The rooms are lovely and we had hot showers. The views from our terrace and the restaurant are great,... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Joyce and Raymond, mother and son, run this cute place. Joyce is a great cook and takes good care of everybody. Raymond picked us up at the airport and dropped us off again a week later. Five of us stayed in one of the little houses quite comfortably.

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