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1134, Arusha, Tanzania
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Songota Falls Lodge
Ranked #1 of 53 Arusha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little gem tucked away in the foothills outside Arusha. Joyce is delightful and will do all she can to accommodate your requests. The round rooms are unique and the setting is so tranquil away from the hustle and bustle of Arusha town. It can be a little cool in the rooms so bring a jumper.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property is beautiful. Joyce gives great directions and though the roads to get here are dicey, once within the gates, you find a safe haven to rest, relax, take in the beauty of Africa and eat well. There are 6 huts. Ours had a comfortable queen size bed with heavy blankets, which was great for the chill of the... More

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Delhi, NY
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed with Joyce before and after our safari in Tanzania. Joyce was super accommodating and addressed what ever needs we had. Mail postcards for us? - no problem. Store extra luggage while we were on Safari?- absolutely. Arrange walks for us ?- in a jiffy! When we arrived, my husband was a bit under the weather and Joyce immediately... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay... so this review is well overdue... we actually stayed with Joyce in July 2012. But our tardiness does not reflect how much we loved it - she has an amazing place. The food is tasty. Don't expect a dinner menu - you'll be offered whatever Joyce is cooking that evening. But it will be delicious! The roundavel rooms are... More

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Delhi, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Songata Falls Lodge! Our family of 4 stayed with Joyce for two nights prior to embarking on a safari (and for a night after returning). Our visit was comfortable with the most welcoming atmosphere we could imagine. Joyce became like a mother to us instantly, and treated us like family. We had wonderful meals and super accommodations. We... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I'm a single female traveller who had the opportunity to stay at this wonderful lodge for two nights. The huts are very cute, clean with enough blankets for the child nights. Joyce is a wonderful lady. Very accommodating to my needs, even asked someone to call me to dinner when it was ready! As with all the reviews, her food... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Before and after our Safari (arranged by the local company Afro Wilderness DMC, recommended by Joyce) we stayed in this lodge for a couple of days. A lush garden with nice views and sometimes a visit of monkeys is what you need when you stay in Arusha, to avoid the busy city. Joyce will take care of you with her... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A group of us 3 girls stayed here before and after our Kilimanjaro and safari trek. We were treated with such wonderful hospitality when we arrived and in between both activities. The best thing about the lodge is Mama Joyce's cooking. It is UNREAL. She really uses LOVE as one of her ingredients. The place has stunning views and is... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Songota Falls Lodge is a truly amazing place to stay. It's in an amazing area and run by a brilliant woman named Joyce. Amazing animals and safaris. This truly is an amazing lodge in Arusha. If you are ever there, STAY HERE.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Songota Falls Lodge is a gem! Joyce is a great host and was incredibly helpful. It's close enough to Arusha if you need to get into town but far enough out for you to enjoy some peace and quiet. The huts are very cute and well done. Our bed was very comfy and while the amenities are basic, you don't... More

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Address: 1134, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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