Stayed at Pamoja for 2 nights before & two nights after our Kili climb in February 2014. Had a private double room with shared bathroom. Highly recommend! Really comfy beds, clean room and great common amenities. Located about a 20 minute walk outside of Moshi town center, it offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle and dust of town. Great value for the price. Also, absolutely amazing staff (Leonie!).
We arrived in Moshi with the plan of climbing Kili, but without having anything booked in advance (other than a night at the Pamoja). We asked staff at Pamoja for input regarding tour operators, since we quickly realized Pamoja staff would be a trusted and unbiased source. They recommended an operator who we went with. Had a great experience and got really competitive pricing compared to other vendors in town. A fantastic recommendation on the part of Pamoja!
One minor thing I have to mention is that there is a sort of pub across the street from Pamoja which has one "party" night per week - Sunday. They play very loud music quite late, which kept my boyfriend up (but I slept comfortably with good earplugs). Again, this is only on Sunday nights. All other nights are extremely quiet, and as long as you have earplugs the discomfort is minor. Even so, I would absolutely stay here again given the option.
In sum, do yourself a favor and book with the Pamoja!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just below the slopes of the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro this beautiful guesthouse rests on a lush garden property in a quiet neighborhood. The Pamoja Guesthouse is your true home away from home, with plenty of common areas to relax and socialize. From our living room to library, garden and balcony, you will never lack for a quiet corner. There is even a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook and satisfy your cravings. Whether you are just passing through on your way to the mountain or the Serengeti, or plan to stay a while we welcome you to stay with us. The Guesthouse exists as an income generator for the Pamoja Tunaweza Women’s Centre. The Centre offers free medical care to women and children in the Kilimanjaro Region as well as several other initiatives such as business training and microfinance. Come visit us today and help make a difference! ... more less