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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This camp is a hidden treat near Mount Kilimanjaro. We arrived at the tail end of a week long safari and were thrilled when we drove up and saw the modern safari tents covered with coconut -thatched roofs. Sylvester and the rest of the camp staff were warm and inviting. We did a walking tour of the park areas around...

Thank Alissa H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a spot! Great staff! Great food! Great rooms with a friendly pet zebra! Manager goes out of the way to make your stay good! And he has a nice voice when singing Jambo with the staff on leaving. Great elephant viewing. Kibo Guides were amazing - Hassan was one of the best guides we have had on safari...

Thank 746ballfamily746
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Spent 3 nights at this tented lodge and found it to be incredible. The view out over the national park in the mornings and early evenings provided zebras and giraffes plenty. The zebras come right into camp. Sleeping at night you can hear them by your tent, munching the sweet grass. The chef is top stars and cooks gourmet meals...

Thank Lynn B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Although the road is rough, making for slow going, once there well worth the drive. The tents were lovely, very nicely furnished, comfortable bed, hot showers and great seating area outside the tent with great views of surrounding areas. The manager and staff were very kind and attentive. The food was very very good. Spent a late afternoon at a...

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Newton, Ma
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Had the place to ourselves for 2 nights and the staff was amazing! Literally made you feel at home. Ride in wasn't great but when we were there we really enjoyed it. Game drives were good and different since you were able to drive off the roads Unlike the national parks. Definitely a good stop especially if coming in from...

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Brewster, New York
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We stayed here for a night and so glad that we did. The staff was friendly and more than accommodating. We were greeted and told to make this our second home. The tents were beautiful and very well set up. It was a little hazy so we didn't have a view of the mountains, but the scenery was still breath...

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Paris, France
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The road is long, slow and of bad quality. But the trip is worth it: the settings and the views are beautiful and the remote location means that most tourists never set foot here. We did a game drive to Sinya and saw more animals than expected: elephants, giraffes, baboons, and various deer. Great views of the Kili on the...

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Stoney Creek, Canada
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Very nice camp. The staff are professional and very friendly. We began our 12 day safari here and it was a great experience. The tent was very nice and comfortable. We went on 2 game drives each day of our stay. We had no idea what to expect on a safari. It was an exceptional experience. If we ever go...

Thank judylsowden
Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Fantastic place in an extraordinary location and excellent service! Because it is not much visited by other tourists it's very quiet and peaceful. Game drives in this area are surprisingly rewarding as there is so much wildlife. A herd of elephants with the snowcapped peak of the Kilimanjaro as the backdrop was certainly one of the highlights. The only thing...

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NgorongoroFarmHouse, Public Relations Manager at Kambi ya Tembo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay at Kambi Ya Tembo. We are pleased that you were able to witness so much lovely wildlife and hope that you have many great memories of your experience.

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed May 29, 2016

What an incredible weekend. We booked this short getaway from Arusha a little last-minute after our friends invited us along. When we arrived the staff had no idea we were coming which at first was a little awkward, but Willie and Gabriel reacted with lightning speed to reverse the situation and make us feel extremely welcomed. We were the only...

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NgorongoroFarmHouse, Public Relations Manager at Kambi ya Tembo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay at Kambi Ya Tembo. We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the camp and on your game drives. We hope you will visit again in the future.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
(Elerai Tented Camp) – West KilimanjaroPermanent Luxury tents. Facing the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanajro and the endless African Savannah, Kambi ya Tembo offers guest fantastic views. The camp consists of 14 tents each with en suite facilities.The camp has eco-friendly electric power supplied by solar panels, with a generator as a back up.Nearest airstrip: Kilimanjaro International Airport 1 hour and 45 minutes away and West Kilimanjaro Airstrip.Activities: Enjoy the hospitality of the Masai people, bush walks, visit Masai villages, hikes in Kilimanjaro National Park. ... more   less 

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Address: Sinya | West Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Kilimanjaro National Park
Price Range: $486 - $700 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“All tents are equally "good." In the area the lodge is in there is not a "bad" view.”
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 of 5 bubbles 248sa, Jan 8, 2015 | Read review
“They are all the same. The lower numbered rooms are closer to the dining area.”
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 of 5 bubbles janhemminghauss, Sep 28, 2014 | Read review
“All tents are good and very much alike. The pathways between the dining area and tents are dirt and gravel so avoid wearing sandals.”
 of 5 bubbles OregonVoyagers, Sep 9, 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a tent that looks directly at Mt. Kilimanjaro. You will not only see the mountain, but enjoy some meandering wildlife nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisL872, Jan 13, 2013 | Read review
“I believe we had Room 14 which has an excellent view of Mount Kilimanjaro, though you can walk around and see it from several points in the camp.”
 of 5 bubbles Brancar, Dec 29, 2012 | Read review
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