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The Old Farm House

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Kisolanza Farm, Iringa, Tanzania
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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charming campsite. The rooms were comfortable, cozy and magical. Some of the facilities are not attached to the rooms. That was ok easy walk over and I had the best hot shower from a wood burning pipe. The restaurant and lounge served very tasty local food. Highly recommend.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We chose to drive down to Morogoro and beyond, for the Christmas. Had booked in advance but had to go through the rigmaroles of check-in, as the Farmhouse (aptly called that) is spread in a sizable area. Once in, we had to acclimatize to the fact that there is no electricity here- only one lamp that lights up your cottage/... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Kisolanza came highly recommended to us by friends who also used the campsite and now we would like to recommend this great place to others. A few campsites have thatch covers and electrical outlets, all have picnic tables, some have small firepits, and the bathrooms/showers are spotless and well-lit at night. The property is near the main road but you... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We stayed here as part of an overland tour with Nomad. It's a great hotel. Our room was beautiful, so clean and comfortable. It was in a little chalet on its own with a fireplace in it and a big decent sized bed. The staff were really friendly. We had a meal in the restaurant included and it was excellent.... More 

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Johannesburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at The Old Farmhouse at about 3.30pm and were greeted by a very pleasant gentleman. We bought some of the farm produce as it looked great. The ablution facilities are top notch and I have yet to experience a long drop toilet that is totally odourless, I would love to know how they do it. The beautiful canopy... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

On my way to Ruaha from Malawi I needed a place to stay. To my surprise I found this pearl. The rooms or chalets are perfect, clean, good beds, good linen, good shower and very clean toilets and friendly staff. The garden is wonderful and food is second to none. I would most definitely go here again if ever back... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

After all the positive reading about this acco. We thought it must be great. We arrived early around 14 o clock. There was enough personal but obody could help us.... After 45 minutes we found someone that could help to check in. We booked a chalet that whas really ok. Good chalet for a good price. The problem is there... More 

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Nicola_Ghaui, Owner at The Old Farm House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. However your remarks made us very sad as we pride ourselves in customer service and only wish you had asked to speak to either the duty manager, the camp site manager or indeed asked to see me the owner so that we could have attended to your problems on site. This would... More 

Blantyre, Malawi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed twice in the Old Farm House during our TZ trip - and stayed in 2 different houses. Firstly was stayed in the Family Campsite Cottage which really was just perfect for us. We could park right by the veranda. There was a small fully functioning kitchen with kettle, fridge, sink. There were 2 separate bedrooms with enough space... More 

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This working farm outside Irininga supplements its income by taking in overlanders. Facilities are well done, except for the occasional nail in the wrong place. We were in the camping and “The Stables” portion of the accommodations, which offers a clean room with beds in -- what else? -- former stables African checklist: Working toilet – pit toilets outside; running... More 

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Nicola_Ghaui, Owner at The Old Farm House, responded to this review

We always appreciate feedback good or bad so thank you for your comments. We are very surprised that despite stating you arrived at night you were then able to say the site was unserviced - please could you be specific which area was unserviced. We have teams of staff servicing the camp site 24/7 both for cleanliness and grass cutting.... More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We've been to dozens of campsites throughout East Africa over the years, but Kisolanza has always stood out way above most others. Clean, tidy, shady, great little cooking shelters, atmospheric bar / restaurant, neat ablutions, etc. etc. In the past we've always used Kisolanza as a very convenient stopover only, but this year had to stay 3 nights (vehicle trouble),... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Farm House specializes in accommodation from bush camping (1 site for Overland Trucks and a separate site for Private Vehicles) to luxury, with a variety of cozy and clean accommodation in between.Kisolanza is a working farm with cattle, sheep, vegetables, tobacco and flowers. You are free to explore the farm. Place an order for beef, lamb, eggs and fresh vegetables for your onward journey.The Ghaui Family has lived in East Africa for over a hundred years, and are happy to share their knowledge of the area with you.Our Restaurant incorporates the ruins of an old mud building and is famous for it's authentic atmosphere and for the menu of fresh farm produce and garden herbs. The Old Farm House, Kisolanza, is the perfect gateway to your stay in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. We are a days drive from Dar Es Salaam, the borders of Zambia and Malawi, Arusha and about 3 hours from Ruaha National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Farm House

Address: Kisolanza Farm, Iringa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Iringa Region > Iringa
Price Range: $40 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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