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Ngurdoto Village, Arusha Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 285 Specialty lodging in Arusha
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Kiboko Lodge is part of the Watoto Foundation, founded by former retail director Noud and Truus van Hout from The Netherlands. The foundation works to educate street children in Tanzania since 2003. Watoto Foundation is a vocational training centre. Children who suffer from addiction to drugs, glue and alcohol are given the opportunity to build a new life. The Foundation offers them the chance for an education, which will equip them with the necessary skills to find a job. This is unique in a country where 70% of the population are unemployed. Staying at Kiboko Lodge is possible from $89 per person during high season and $75 per person in low season!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Shelley Preece wrote a review Sep 2020
Moshi, Tanzania1 contribution
Dear Frank and staff, I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome and lovely decorations you put up for me for my birthday wish was lovely. We loved the location with the swamp and tea room where you could sit and experience the sounds of nature and views. The staff were brilliant -so friendly and always smiling and were more than happy to everything to accommodate our stay. The rooms are very comfortable with all amenities and African furnishings. The fact that the lodge is linked to the Watato foundation assisting street kids is also a wonderful way for them to get training and support. The food was so delicious and the setting was so amazing. The road is not great and get my car a bit of a rattling so its great if guests can stay two nights and get to know the area. We will definitely be back and will recommend to other friends and colleagues Thanks again for making my birthday so special and glad the staff also enjoyed Shelley - Moshi - African Scenic Safaris
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Frank Robert, General Manager at Kiboko Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Shelley, Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you in the future time. Best regards, Joyce, Frank and Kiboko Lodge team.
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Olaf010 wrote a review Aug 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
My family, 3 young kids age 4, 6 and 7, stayed for two nights at Kiboko lodge. The place is very clean, staff is extremely friendly and have a very positive energy. Also a very professional kitchen and staff. I would recommend doing some social activities her, like the village walk, visit some local schools etc. We even visited a home of a school girl which was very interesting to experience for our own kids. I would definitely recommend this place to visit and experience some local culture and activities. All earnings of the lodge are dedicated to the Watoto Foundation to help street kids have a better future. We are happy to be able to support this via our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Frank Robert, General Manager at Kiboko Lodge
Responded Sep 4, 2020
Dear Olaf and family, Good to hear that you were happy to stay at our “Bird’s Paradise” Kiboko Lodge with splendid isolation and that you also like our activities; It is true that it is an exciting part of holiday to be in the local environment. We hope that you come back again. Welcome kiboko lodge where the beauty and the nature meet together! Best regards, Joyce, Frank and Kiboko Lodge team
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Ramadhan I wrote a review Aug 2020
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Spent an overnight at Kiboko Lodge with my wife and had a wonderful time, excellent roomy cottages, delicious zucchini soup with continental dinner, breakfast with a view, drinks by the fire listening to the birds, served by friendly staff and manager, a tour of coffee and banana plantations, Very refreshing. Thanks Kiboko Lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Frank Robert, General Manager at Kiboko Lodge
Responded Aug 26, 2020
Dear Ramadhani, Thanks for your review, and we are happy to read that you liked very much our lodge, the activities, the food and the service of our friendly staff. Your review will help us to get more and more guests from all over the worlds. Best Regards, Joyce, Frank & our team
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JulesR2013 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked an overnight stay at Kiboko Lodge before flying out of Kilimanjaro Airport at 6am. It quite simply was not enough, but I couldn't leave Tanzania without visiting after all I had heard. The lodge, the location and the cottages are places of understated peace, tranquillity and sustainability. However, it is its kind, friendly people and its 'purpose for being' which tipped it into one of my most favourite places I have stayed in over 30 years of travel. After arriving in the middle of a tropical downpour, Frank the manager gave me a warm welcome (and also got me to the airport on time the next morning!); and the young chefs (who are forging a career in the kitchen after a tough start in life) cooked me a delicious supper served in front of a cosy log fire with a chilled bottle of Kilimanjaro beer - a perfect end to a perfect day! What I also loved about the lodge is that it offers a great number of socially responsible excursions into the local area from coffee farm walking tours to climbing Mount Meru - all the money you pay stays in the local community. I am already planning to come back for several days next time I visit Tanzania! A real hidden gem of a place and a privilege to stay there. Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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keya wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved staying at Kiboko lodge! It was the perfect place to stay after a 3 day safari in a jeep, since we used it as a base for walking tours. We loved camp fire each night and the great food and friendly staff. We did the Bush Tour and the Coffee Tour while we were there. We especially loved the Coffee Tour because it benefited the women in the village. During the Bush Tour, we saw a monkey jumping across a river. During the Coffee tour, we learned how to make coffee from the village women, and we also bought a banana trunk bowl and hot-plate. Overall, we had a great experience and highly recommend Kiboko Lodge!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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$114 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiboko Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kiboko Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ngurdoto Crater (2.5 miles) and Mount Meru Waterfall (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kiboko Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kiboko Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kiboko Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Kiboko Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kiboko Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kiboko Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.