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Karama Lodge & Spa

3.5 of 5
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Suye Hill (Old Moshi Road), Arusha 1573, Tanzania
Karama Lodge & Spa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place. Friendly, helpful staff. Great location - close to town but far enough out to feel 'hidden' and relaxing. Comfortable, roomy cabins with bathroom and large shower. Great views of the valley and Mt Mere from the balcony. The food was outstanding. Some of the best I have had and they cater brilliantly for vegetarians (a variety of choices... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were going on an 8 day Safari, and this was our first lodge and also our last lodge before flying to Zanzibar. This lodge is way off the beaten path. The room are nice, with good space and amenities. The beds super comfortable and it has a pool ! The food and staff were very friendly,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

location is a little bit outside town and you have to go through very rough roads to get there. But that's the only disadvantage. Staff and manager are great and welcoming. Rooms are lovely. Food is one of the best in Arusha. Views are amazing.

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Carlsbad, California
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed in the Lodge for one night at the start of our safari. It was a good introduction to Tanzania and our Safari. The staff stayed late and cooked a meal for us as we were late arriving. The rooms were rustic and a bit basic but the feeling and style of the place was special. Our stay was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Our family of 6 stayed here for 4 nights prior to going on safari as well as 4 nights afterwards. For this reason we felt like we really knew the place well and if felt like our 'home away from home'. Karama Lodge is a beautiful looking rustic lodge located in a stunning setting on the outskirts of of Arusha.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was our last night at the end of our safari before returning home. The lodge is located on the outskirts of Arusha inside a lush garden. The rooms consist of small wooden houses with a nice view on the valley below. We found the room to be quite basic, but perfectly fine for a short stay. We loved the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed at Karama Lodge & Spa for a day before we hiked Kilimanjaro and a day after we finished the trek. What a lovely place! I loved the comfortable beds, friendly & helpful staff & yummy food & drinks! We enjoyed playing cards in the lounge and sitting by the pool and watching monkeys in the trees. The only... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Arriving in Arusha from western Canada, a very long journey, we loved this rustic lodge. Would suggest people ask for a larger cabin as the smaller ones are a little too small for a couple. Although the lodge is high in the Suye Hills facing Mt. Kilimanjaro, we didn't see the mountain as it was covered in cloud!. The cabins... More 

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York, UK
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We got the most wonderful welcome for our morning arrival and after our long flights this, and the fabulously comfortable beds, were well received! The food was fab, the central bar/restaurant building just fantastic and staff were eager to help us lean a little swahili and share their recommendations for the great food. We enjoyed wandering the peaceful and beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at the beginning of our holiday, the room was quite small for a family of 4 (kids ages 2 and 3) but we didn't spend much time there, so it was fine. The food was fantastic and the lodge surrounds very pretty, the lodge itself is nicely designed with lots of interesting touches. I loved... More 

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