My parents and I spent a good amount of days at Kigongoni Lodge, probably more than most, which gave us a chance to experience the wonderful hospitality provided by the staff and the owner. The individual accommodations are private, peaceful, spacious and very comfortable. Your breakfast items are selected from list on a menu with a nice variety like cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs, meats, pancakes, and breads. The coffee is produced by the lodge and it's hot and delicious. Lunch and dinner are ordered from a very nice menu with lots of choices from sandwiches and salads to entrees of chicken, beef or vegetarian options. All meals that we had were very flavorful with artful presentations. We were looking for accommodations outside of Arusha where we could enjoy the quiet countryside before heading to Kilimanjaro. We found that and more at this lodge situated on a hillside full of beautiful plants, flowers, trees and some monkeys! We were entertained in the afternoon by a wonderful chorus of birds as we sat on the deck of our hut. The staff went above and beyond to help make our stay enjoyable and memorable. I'd like to give a big Thank You to all the staff at the lodge, and a special thanks to Maria, Jessica, Abu, Bisee and Sander. We would like to try climbing Kili again, and we will definitely stay at Kigongoni when we do!
Marianne, Mom and Dad from USA
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 11km outside Arusha and 40min drive from KIA. On an old coffee plantation, are 19 spacious cottages each with an own balcony/terrace and fireplace. Splendid views on Mnt Meru and Mnt Kilimanjaro. Perfect place to relax before/after a safari and Kilimanjaro climb. With an a la carte restaurant, diverse choice of wines, free WiFi, tranquil swimming pool, lush gardens and a lot of activities in the neighbourhood. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kigongoni Hotel Arusha