We stayed here for just one night after our flight into JRO (Kilimanjaro) before our safari.
It is a great spot for this purpose. The lodge is located 1km from the airport, so it was very nice, after all that flying to be in our room after just a 2 minute drive.
The grounds are beautiful and each room is separate from the others, so it is very quiet.
The room was pretty large, with a desk and plenty of storage space.
The beds (two twins pushed together) were very hard, and had mosquito netting around them. We actually did see some mosquitos in the room so we did use the netting here.
There was air conditioning which we used as it was pretty warm here in late September.
The bathroom was adequate and the shower had hot water but extremely low water pressure.
Our only meal here was breakfast.
The buffet breakfast was great with plenty of selection of meats, breads, fruits, cheeses, juices, coffee and they make you eggs to order.
The setting is lovely with Mt. Kilimanjaro as a backdrop!!
There is a nice pool and the grounds are a wonderful place to wander around and spot birds.
The staff was friendly and helpful and spoke English.
We were pleased with our very short stay here and would recommend it, especially as a brief stop on your way to or from the airport.
- 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 indoor and al fresco 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