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Karatu area | south of the Ngorongoro Crater, Karatu, Tanzania
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Bashay Rift Lodge
Ranked #9 of 26 Specialty lodging in Karatu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chenna
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This lodge is a wonderful choice for anyone visiting the unmissable NOGORONGORO crater in Tanzania. It is reached after many hours of driving along bumpy and dusty roads but the first impressions are of the vibrant bouganvilla bushes and the setting sun hitting the white building. We were a large group of 12 and were given our own home to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the only non tented camp that we stayed at. The rooms were huge, like a small condo. The shower was a two person walk-in. It seemed out of place as it was very modern feeling, especially coming from a tented camp the night before. The grounds are meticulously kept with green grass and flowers everywhere. You get a... More

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Porlock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is beautiful, the staff are friendly and welcoming, the food is good and the rooms large and well-equipped. Wi-fi was temperamental, but to be expected in the heart of Africa. The pool was cold, but, again, affords a beautiful view whilst relaxing with a drink after a day's safari. We ate outside, which was a little chilly, but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The only disappointment is that we arrived late and couldn't enjoy the beautiful pool and spectacular view as we only stayed one night and left early the next day. Staff met us on arrival with cold towels and drinks. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. The dining was lovely with excellent food and service. I really can't fault... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed in one of the bungalows (no. 5 or 7) overlooking the valley, and what a view from all the windows! It's actually almost like a two-storey villa, with a huge bathroom. Very well decorated and clean. The bed is ooh so confortable. Very quiet and the gardens around the lodge are so well-tended. Their pool area is very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We are staying here now and having read previous reviews I wanted to take the time to give a positive score because the hotel and staff certainly deserve it. The grounds are lovely (hope to post photos at a later date when they can be uploaded). The pool is beautiful, the views are lovely and the service is friendly and... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

As the six of us drove up the long driveway to the lodge after a wonderful full day spent in the crater, we were excited to be staying in a place other than a tent camp; up to this point, we had been in 4 different camps in both Kenya and Tanzania. We were greeted warmly by the manager, Alan,... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The beauty if Bashay is hard to describe. The gardens are incredibly well kept. You will want to take pictures by the garden as you stroll through the place of living in the place of the rich and famous. The rooms (almost a house) is beautifully laid out and spacious. The room furnishings are well appointed. The common room for... More

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Paris, France
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This new lodge serves mainly french clients (we were the only non-french during our 1 night stay) It's really conveniently located after Karatu village, short ride from Ngorongoro park entrance. The welcome was really nice, with some glasses of juice and ice tea, wet towel and room key waiting for us. The little disappointment came right after, learning that we... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Very nice hotel with great views The pool is really nice - although my husband got bitten by Mosquitos really badly whilst we were by the pool so be careful if you are prone to bites. View from the pool area is great also. If you follow the signs to Kilimanjaro safari club you will get to Bashay Lodge. The... More

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Address: Karatu area | south of the Ngorongoro Crater, Karatu, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Also Known As:
Bashay Rift Lodge Tanzania/Karatu

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