After two 8 hr flights from the US: MSP-AMS-then JRO followed by a night arrival to a hot immigration wait at the airport, all we wanted was a bed and shower. Viola!--only a 5 minute drive from the airport gate is the KIA lodge. Helpful staff, Maasai guard escort to delightful round 'bandas' with good mosquito nets, AC, and hot showers. Then awaken to a Maribou stork perching on the roof. A quick change into bathing suit for a cool dip in the rooftop level pool with a spectacular view of Mt Kilimanjaro. This followed by a buffet breakfast and then checkout with our tour operator waiting outside.
What a wonderful and restful start of a Tanzania safari. This is the third visit to KIA lodge for us and it won't be the last! Thank you KIA lodge for such a KARIBU!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to KIA Lodge, ‘your door to Tanzania’ at less than 5 minutesdrive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania,climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and tropical restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture. Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kia Hotel Moshi