We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 73 Arusha accommodations

Karama Lodge & Spa

Save Saved
You added Karama Lodge & Spa to your Saves list
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Suye Hill (Old Moshi Road), Arusha 1573, Tanzania
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (141)
  • Photos (111)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (17)
  • More
Karama Lodge & Spa
Ranked #27 of 73 Specialty lodging in Arusha
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Arusha
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

141 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is simply paradise. The people are so nice, food is beyond great, everything is neat and clean. There's hot running water all the time (when you're in Tanzania it's important) and free wi-fi. I had a perfect time at Karama Lodge, will definitely come back again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed one night in this lodge after our safari and before leaving from Kilimanjaro airport. The rooms itself are relatively basic and a bit too small to move around. However, the view from the nice balcony and the location and general set up of the lodges do make up for anything in the cabin that could be a bit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Karama lodge made us feel like we were out in the wild (you could hear every sound, feel like you're in a tent) with running water and electricity. The view from the bar is spectacular, but I would recommend this as more of a couples' get-away than a family or group spot. Each room is secluded with it's own... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lodge was our introduction to lodge accommodation before our Serengetti adventure. We thought it was an attractive location in the trees, with both the common areas (lounge and dining room) and individual rooms being of a high standard. Each cabin had a sizeable balcony area looking out to the hills opposite. The layout of our cabin was a bit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
27 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent one night here before heading out on a safari tour. It is slightly away from town in a quiet spot on a hill. The individual cabins are cute and comfortable. It is nothing too fancy, but very nice and all have a small balcony. The natural sounds were lovely to fall asleep and wake up to. The bed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed here for three nights during June. The layout is stunning; it was lovely having our own individual cabin. The décor is lovely and characterful, with organic home made shampoo and shower gel in the bathrooms. The restaurant meals were good, if a little limited in choice. Staff were friendly and helpful. It felt like somewhere very different and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arusha, Tanzania
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I spent a night at Karama Lodge with some friends in June. It was lovely to get away from day to day life in Arusha. The meals were great, and the cabins had a lot of personality - my bed was very comfortable too. It was cold - if you are planning of staying in June/July bring warm clothes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Karama Lodge is up on a hillside in what feels like you're "out of town", but it really is close enough to everything we needed in Arusha, yet VERY quiet and secluded from the hustle-bustle of the city. This place is a gem, landscaping-wise, but even more so due to the care from the staff. Every member of the staff,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Accra, Ghana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Is a peaceful place, the food is fantastic and the rooms are comfortable. Perfect place to honeymoon or second honey moon. The best experience. We went last year and I can say that it was the best experience. If it was possible, I would like to repeat this experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Savannah, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

stayed at karama Lodge for a total of 5 nights over the course of 3 weeks in February, prior to climbing Kilimanjaro and before/after a 5 night safari. First of all, if you are looking for a luxury resort, don't stay here. This is more along the lines of an "Eco Lodge." That said, the cabins are nice, with hot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Karama Lodge & Spa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Karama Lodge & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Karama Lodge & Spa

Address: Suye Hill (Old Moshi Road), Arusha 1573, Tanzania
Phone Number:
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karama Lodge & Spa 3.5*
Also Known As:
Karama Hotel Arusha

111 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (94)
Bathroom (2)
Dining (10)
Hotel & grounds (22)
Room/suite (17)
View from room (4)
Videos (1)
Pool/beach area (3)
Other (35)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (18)
Room/suite (2)
Dining (3)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Arusha with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Eco-friendly, artistic, chic, relaxing….”Nestling in Suye Hill National Park, just 10 minutes from the center of Arusha, Karama Lodge & Spa is the ideal home base for Tanzania safaris or for a restful night’s sleep before climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Accommodation is consisted of 22 stilted cabins made of local materials in total harmony with the surrounding forest. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Karama Lodge & Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer