This Lodge is unique and picturesque. With the scenic location, you can wake up in the morning (early, before sunrise) and see giraffes in the yard, or doze off in the afternoon to donkeys outside your room. The accommodations are little huts with thatched roofs. I stayed with a group of 16 students and 5 chaperones as we wrapped up our humanitarian trip by safariing at Momella and later on Ngorongoro Crater. Compared to our recent stay in a hospital in Kilema while we completed our volunteer work, this Lodge was a real treat.
Food: We loved it! I always went back for seconds -- especially at the one lunch we had during our stay. Bring nutella though, because they don't have any.
Rooms: the shower curtains don't do much to keep water in. Always use bottled water to brush your teeth. Bring flip flops for the bathroom.
Complaints: 1) Unless you are going on safari or planning to hike Mount Meru, or anything else OFF the Lodge, there isn't much to do during down time. Most of us students tanned by the pool or lazed in the chairs under the shelter by the lobby. We watched Hatari in the evening though, which was pretty cool considering Momella is the place where it was filmed.
2). Big problem that made me glad to leave: the bugs. Big spiders making their home at our front door, slugs attaching themselves to our doors, ants finding their way into our bed, spiders invading our floors, wasps meeting their doom in our bathroom... My advice: ALWAYS close your windows and doors when leaving the room. Tuck your mosquito nets into the mattress and spray the bed and nets with some OFF! My sleep quality would've been great had I not known there was a medium-sized black, long-legged spider quietly waiting below my mattress.
Other than that, the location is great, the service great, the food great, the overall place clean, but beware the bugs.
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