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Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Uru Shimbwe | (16 km north of Moshi, TZ on the slope of Kilimanjaro), PO Box 886, Moshi, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent a very enjoyable weekend here at the end of August. Fantastic view of Mt Kili slopes and surrounding area, although the peak was often covered in cloud. The rooms were functional, not warm (bring warm clothes in winter!), but not damp (even though we were in the clouds each early morning). The staff were very helpful and friendly.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed end of July, and agree with the previous review. The rooms were very cold and damp, the sheets were damp, and clothes left in the room became damp, and at 90$ a room you definately expect more comfort than what's on offer, which is very basic. I've stayed in lots of places in TZ and east Africa at... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed there during August. Maybe this month is the wrong time to go there and if we've stayed there another time of the year,we could have enjoyed our stay there more. When we arrived there it was very very cold and wet, even the sheets and toilet paper in our rooms have been moist. The room is very very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very basic and spartan rooms, but they were clean. The views of Kilimanjaro are astounding. The staff was very enthusiastic. We were only staying one night, but I wish we had stayed longer and taken advantage of the hotel's offerings for local tours and activities.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The lodge is located on the top of a hill above the Chagga village tribe. As soon as you open the door from your hut you can see the whole valley as well as Mt. Kilimanjaro itself! When we arrived, even at midnight, we were greeted by several of the staff and everyone was very friendly. My husband and I... More

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Hobart, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Fantastic location and view. The staff are very friendly and were able to get us a highly discounted tour (however we were short on cash as students) which was highly appreciated. The lodges are nice and large and are suitable for a group of friends or a family. It's halfway up Kilimanjaro's slopes in farmland, so it isn't too touristy.... More

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JohnRagatz, Owner at Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge, responded to this review

James, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for the kind words! We'd be happy to accommodate you again. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We happened on this place via TA and promptly booked it. Nothing could be simpler. T&C clearly posted on the website and they did as promised to the letter. We were picked from KIA Lodge at the Airport and after an interesting drive we arrived at this lovely place. We found everything as we expected it to be. This was... More

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and I traveled to Tanzania this past September - the trip of a lifetime and one that I had spent at least 2 decades dreaming of. I was set up with a travel agent, Ken Murray, who specializes in these trips and was immediately told, by Ken, about Philip the owner of the Mt. Kili Lodge. Philip grew... More

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We also booked a Kilimanjaro Trek through the lodge which turned out great. We did a great acclimatization hike through the local villages to a wonderful remote waterfall. The road to the lodge is rough and a bit long, so try to arrange your trip so you can go and stay to unwind,... More

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Stow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My children and I and my friend with her daughter stayed at the MountKilimanjaro View lodge before and after climbing Kilimanjaro. This was the best deal after shopping around and a great choice as no service was compromised. Philip, the ownder, was very helpful with anything we needed. He aranged pick ups, drop offs, airline tickets adn even let us... More

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Address: Uru Shimbwe | (16 km north of Moshi, TZ on the slope of Kilimanjaro), PO Box 886, Moshi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge 3*
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Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge is a small, traditional lodge nestled against a tropical rain forest at 9,600' on the rolling slopes of world-famous Mount Kilimanjaro. Since its completion in 2005, guests from over 60 countries throughout the World have stayed at MKVL. The fairly remote authentic African lodge is located 16 km(9miles) from Moshi, the Gateway to Mt Kilimanjaro. Guests enjoy a breathtaking view of Mount Kilimanjaro and an opportunity to live the culture in a peaceful, natural setting. The lodge is ideal as a "Base Camp" for hikes, safaris, and overall excursions in the region. Many visitors include a short stay, before or after a planned climb/safari/beach itinerary, to experience first hand the life of the prominent Chagga tribe. ... more   less 
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