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Tawi Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Bush Street | P.O. Box 1206, Kenya
Tawi Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying at Tawi for 2 nights (too short!!) in April. We were welcomed by the staff and the manager (Mennow? not sure of spelling, who took every oppurtunity to make sure everything was perfect) who were all very friendly indeed. We hadn't expected to find such a gem! Fantastic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro right from... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Upon our arrival at Tawi Lodge we were given a very warm welcome by the very proud Manager and his friendly staff. We were shown around the beautiful grounds and to our Cottages which were a welcome sight. The stunning Cottages had a wonderful view of the highest mountain in Africa even from the comfort of your bed and bath... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! I went to Tawi before going to Amboseli. I just expected a nice place to sleep. Instead, I found myself in paradise, overlooking a waterhole, with ostrich, giraffe, elephants and baboons coming in for a drink after a long day in the bush. They were close, very close, and magnificant to see. We felt safe, were treated... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A very well run camp, the general manager was the most thorough manager of any camp we stayed in. Cottages look out to Mt Kilimanjaro (unless the clouds are hiding it). Food was well presented, service was excellent. We enjoyed eating while watching the watering hole and all the animal activity. Who needs safari car rides when it is all... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Tawi Lodge, is a sight for sore eyes after the long drive. We did a game drive through the Amboseli and got out on the Kemana gate which is closer to Tawi. The first notable thing was that there were staff members waiting at the Junction to direct us to the lodge as we drove ourselves form Nairobi.The rooms are... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Tawi Lodge is beautiful all cottages have views of Mt. Kili. All the staff are helpful and want to make your stay special. If you inform the Lodge of your dietary requirements before you arrive they will cater for you. Supplies come from Nairobi so they need advance warning I have allergies and this is the first time I have... More 

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Nairobi
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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Second stay for us at Tawi. Situated outside the park, you will need not more than 5 mn to reach Kimani Gate and begin your safari. Tawi has a fantastic view on Kili (when clear weather !) wherever you stay (in your room, on the terrace, in your bath !, on the pool, in front of the water hole or... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We ended our 16 day safari with 2 nights at Tawi .. to say I want to return is a massive understatement. Located right outside of Amboseli, Tawi is perfect. The tents are lovely with en suite bathrooms, the food is 5-star, the service is impeccable and where else can you spend an evening with a glass of wine while... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was our "hotel" when visiting the Amboseli game reserve, and was the last place we visited in our two week safari. We were met by Menno, the manager, and others, and the service was exceptional. As has been stated by others, the room (tent) was spacious and elegant. And looking out through the window that can be opened when... More 

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

First time back in Kenya for 30 years and we were recommended by very good friends to stay in Tawi. How right they were! The best game lodge I have ever stayed in - and trust me, I've stayed in many! Brilliantly managed and the staff were quite superb. The water hole enables you to view - quite safely -... More 

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