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Ganako Luxury Lodge

Tloma Village, Karatu, Tanzania
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Ranked #12 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Karatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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    5 of 5 stars
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had one night at Ganako Luxury Lodge and we were sad when our time came to leave the lodge. It was definitely the most luxurious of the lodges we stayed at on our safari. We were only one of two groups there during our night at the lodge so it was very, very peaceful. The grounds (while still somewhat... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Quite a long drive off the beaten path to get here, but almost worth the wait; it's high enough to be a refreshing breath of fresh air. The rooms were very nice, food was good, and the entertainment was enjoyable.

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bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Ganako Lodge was the best place I stayed at in my whole time in Tanzania. We arrived exhausted, covered in dust and were welcomed with a cool drink and a hot cloth, both which brought a big 'Ahhhhhh' from all of us. The accommodations are first class, sumptuously elegant. The restaurant serves delicious food and the bar served cold beers... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The lodge definitely found in side of an ecological Ngorongoro Highland forest and within the streamed lines of Great Rift Valley land forms and features.....My stays in Ganako was memorable and its mostly sufficient place for travelers. The lodge has enough modern facilities to support your leisure moment in African wildlife adventure ! Happy to be with you all! Happy... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had no inkling as to how this lodge would be..it took us a while to get there since it's a little off the road. A large property with HUGE ROOMS! The room was truly luxurious and the bathroom is so huge, with a jacuzzi too! We were the only couple in the hotel and had the whole place to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This hotel is unusual. And not a western understanding of 'luxury' - but in its location you can see why this African hotel owner has titled it so. Pros: large room, comfortable 4 poster bed (we slept really well), good shower (pressure, etc) and a built in heater in the room. Cons: its not finished - half of the place... More 

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Ganako Luxury L, Owner at Ganako Luxury Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LRBC, Greetings from Ganako Luxury Lodge Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your stay with us was not up to your standards. We are constantly working to improve on our services and facilities. We are Proudly African Owned and Strive to Offer Best Services Always. The TV connection is done. Room maintenance is ongoing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We can only describe our night in Ganako Luxury Lodge as an "experience", since we were truly taken away to a heavenly place!!! We happened to be the only couple staying there that night, and given that we were on our honeymoon the staff really went above and beyond to make sure we had the experience of a lifetime. They... More 

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Ganako Luxury L, Owner at Ganako Luxury Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JZ, Greetings from Ganako Luxury Lodge Thank you for your feedback. It has been well received. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will share your feedback with the entire team. They will be delighted. We'll be happy to welcome you back to Ganako Luxury Lodge when you come back to Karatu next... More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Very nice indeed and all amenity provided , large rooms and large bathrooms with jacuzzi . We were 21 of us . We stayed two days very convenient location to go to ngorogoro . Nice breakfast and nice dinner too . The hotel is on the hills and air is very fresh indeed . Well recommended hotel for a safari... More 

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Ganako Luxury L, Owner at Ganako Luxury Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sandip B, Greetings from Ganako Luxury Lodge Thank you for your feedback. It has been well received. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will share your feedback with the entire team. They will be delighted. We are working to constantly improve our services and faculties. We'll be happy to welcome you back... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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100 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Please be aware that at the time of this writing (nov 2013), the hotel has not been "officially opened yet. I'm sure the kinks will be worked out. Pros: One of the nicest hotel rooms I have ever been in- anywhere. Think Park Hyatt (but with a little less durable construction). Each room is a mini bungalow house. Huge Rooms... More 

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Ganako Luxury L, Owner at Ganako Luxury Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JCB 193, Greetings from Ganako Luxury Lodge Thanks for your feedback. It has been well received. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed alot of improvements have been done since you last stayed with us. We'll be happy to invite you to stay with us again when you plan to come to Karatu.... More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I recently travelled to Tanzania and among other activities I went on a safari and stayed at the Ganako Luxury Lodge. (Resort) Don’t be misled by the windy roads, as you seem to leave civilisation behind, as there is a very peasant surprise that awaits you. The Lodge is very new, the service and amenities are excellent. (It is one... More 

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Ganako Luxury L, Owner at Ganako Luxury Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ross M, Greetings from Ganako Luxury Lodge Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will share your feedback with the entire team. They will be delighted. Thank you for staying with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ganako Luxury Lodge. Best regards, Lukiza... More 

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