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Karama Lodge & Spa

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Suye Hill (Old Moshi Road), Arusha 1573, Tanzania
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Karama Lodge & Spa
Ranked #26 of 72 Specialty lodging in Arusha
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  • 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
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New York City
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Arusha, Tanzania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Newton, Wisconsin
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26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

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Accra, Ghana
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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.

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Savannah, Georgia
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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

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Crowell, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The rooms, amenities, and scenery of Karama Lodge are all very nice and make for a relaxing stay before or after a safari. We liked our bungalow-style room on the side of the hill, the restaurant/bar was delicious, and there are vervet monkeys roaming the grounds (you will be warned to keep your balcony door closed so they don't steal... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Lodge is located in a very green environment on a hill. There were many steps in a relatively steep climb to our cabin. The cabin looked quite large on the outside, but inside the room to manouvre is small. It was not really quiet during our stay as one picks up sounds from the nearby road and much barking of... More

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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed at the karama for 3nights after a basic camping safari and a climb up mt meru. It is a authentic lodge with lovely touches, great food but the staff seem afraid to interact with the guests unlike other lodges we stayed in on our 3 week trip plus our two previous trips to tanzania. We witnessed staff running... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Karama Lodge has a beautiful setting and cute rustic cottages and everything was fine but there was something missing that we couldn't pinpoint. The atmosphere was just a little weird. We really did not like the bathroom being in the room only behind a curtain - not private at all. Really a lot of noise from the surrounding villages so... More

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Address: Suye Hill (Old Moshi Road), Arusha 1573, Tanzania
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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

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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
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“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 
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