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The Old Farm House

Kisolanza Farm, Iringa Tanzania
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#1 of 25 Specialty lodging in Iringa
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business center
Bar / lounge
Facial treatments
Full body massage
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Head massage
Picnic area
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Room types
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili


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Kisolanza Farm, Iringa Tanzania
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David R wrote a review Jul 2020
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Lovely place to stay when approaching Ruaha from the South. Their is an amazing deal on the luxury cottages which are impressive. The food was amazing and Nicky and her staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Would definetly come back!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Josephine wrote a review Apr 2020
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I recently spent a week on a writing retreat Kisolanza. I stayed in one of the campsite cottages, and it was the perfect set up. I could alternate between working at a specially set-up desk inside the cottage, or out on the veranda with views of nature. Every evening, a walk throught the miombo woodlands to the dam was the perfect way to switch off after a day of work. Kisolanza is also a birding paradise. During a period when many of us are not able to work in an office due to COVID-19, I highly recommend staying at Kisolanza as a place to work, relax, spend time in nature, and strike a work-life balance. Some work tips: I recommend you bring an extension lead, a monitor, keyboard and printer if you need a real workstation. Vodacom internet was mostly reliable. Kisolanza also provides WIFI in a communal area.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
canada098 wrote a review Oct 2019
canada94 contributions49 helpful votes
While on an over landing tour of East Africa we stopped here with our two children aged 10 and 13. There is a large, flat camping area with good washrooms and hot showers. The camping eating facility is covered with picnic tables and electricity. While here we choose to upgrade for the night (and not camp), and booked into the family cottage. It was an amazing upgrade for us. The cottage was huge, clean and inviting, with a lovely large front patio. The main room had a double bed with mosquito netting and in a separate room there were two single beds also with mosquito netting. As it was cool in the evening we requested a fire in the main bedrooms fireplace which was lit invitingly for us while we were at dinner. The washroom was large with a hot shower (the first we had had in many days). Although we ate dinner with our crew from the overland truck, we did have amarula hot chocolate and the fresh baked brownies from the bar / dining area and they were amazing! I wished we could have spent more time here as our stay exceeded our expectations and we hope to be back again one day.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Ngwe001 wrote a review Mar 2019
Dublin, Ireland128 contributions129 helpful votes
Having read the positive reviews of Kisolanza Farm we were looking forward to our visit. The owner was very helpful in advance with information on the farm and ways to get there. We took a bus from Iringa and arrived just after lunch in heavy rain. A driver from the farm met us at the drop off point, drove us to the farm and dropped us at our accommodation - a really nice cottage. We got no information on arrival as there was no one there to greet us. We found our way in heavy rain to the reception building where we waited outside for almost an hour before someone arrived. There was no food available until evening so we made our way back to our cottage. It has to be said the food in the restaurant that evening was excellent and there are some really nice looking places to stay on the farm. We had booked and paid for 2 nights accommodation and food in advance. This was a big mistake. Our plans had changed and we could only stay one night. We soon found out to our cost that if you book in advance and then have to change your plans, they will not refund your money for either the accommodation and/or the meals. They make no reference to this policy when you book. We tried to discuss this with the owner but she said she did not run the place, the staff do and it was their decision not to return the money! The offered us a bottle of wine and money back on 4 beers as a gesture!! The lesson here is that unless you are absolutely certain of your travel plans, do not pay for this place in advance
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Marie5466 wrote a review Jan 2019
Canada914 contributions375 helpful votes
My understanding it that it is also called the old German Farm House and it is run like it is European. Clean, great lay out with enough space to feel like the place is yours, hot water, excellent food, impeccable service, nice landscaping, etc. Highly recommended to anyone. Someone had their birthday when we were there and the staff went all out to make them feel extra-special. The bar wasn't open too late so things stayed quiet during the night for those of us who like to sleep a bit more... Some of the rooms feel like they are in old stables - very charming. The roof thatching is extremely well kept.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Farm House
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Farm House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Farm House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Farm House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old Farm House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.