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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Like many other travelers, we started our Africa safari with the Shangazi House as our first stop. What a great way to start! Arriving late and tired from 20+ hours of travel Victor met us and took us to our cottage. It was perfect, food great, and grounds so restful to walk around and enjoy. It is very quiet! There... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Shangazi House was the perfect spot to rest after flying almost 24 hours to reach Tanzania. We arrived late (after 10pm), but Vincent and the chef fired up the kitchen and we had an excellent dinner. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds we had during our whole trip. The breakfast was also a delicious spread and Vincent... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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247 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Shangazi House was and will again be my stop before and after a six day horse safari with Kasaki, which is taking me out to meet our horses later today. I arrived yesterday afternoon to the incredible grounds that featured massive trees, great flowering bushes of every color from deep purples and blues bird of paradise to bright oranges, a... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013

It's a gated property and very quiet. The grounds are immaculate, the dogs are friendly and the rooms are secluded and very comfortable. We were the only guests on our one night and we had a nice dinner with wonderful service. It's a great spot to re-charge your batteries before starting a Tanzanian vacation.

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We started our vacation in Tanzania at Shangazi House for two nights. We arrived in the wee hours of the morning. We had no idea how beautiful the grounds were until the next morning when we opened the curtains. The variety of flowers, trees and the gardens are amazing. The staff were very caring and worked hard to anticipate our... More 

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UAE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Made to feel very welcome from start to finish. This is a very small lodge, with 2 rooms in the main house and a few bungalows within the grounds. The bungalows are very rustic and comfortable. The grounds are very attractive and well kept and there is a small swimming pool. The staff were very friendly and at tentative. The... More 

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California, United States
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

This was the first stop on our 2 week safari trip in Tanzania, and I couldn't have been more pleased. Lela, the woman who runs the shindig was so incredibly kind and welcoming, and so were her 3 dogs! I fell in love with them instantly! To add to the pets, there is a pet warthog named Marios, how cute... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

I stayed here for two nights in late Feb. before beginning a safari. It was so cozy and restful. The grounds are gorgeous. The staff was friendly, if a bit shy, but provided everything needed and always with a smile. The dinner was excellent. It was a perfect place for a bit of jet lag recovery and a day in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Shangazi House was our base before and after a Kilimanjaro climb. It is a beautiful, pastoral and gentle little place that provides a comforting sanctuary. We felt very well taken care of and were fortunate to share some time with members of the family who have owned and cared for the place for generations.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Stunning place to rest after safari or Kilamanjaro climb,Grounds are magnificent with many exotic species & the rooms are large and well appointed. Lighting is not strong but bed has mosquito net and very comfortable .Menu choice is limited but produce is fresh and wine list is adequate.Staff are friendly and washing was done efficiently overnight.NB they do not accept... More 

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Address: Momella Road, Plot #166 | Ngongonare, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Number of rooms: 6
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“the cottages all looked great.”
 of 5 bubbles 222blakew, Feb 18, 2014 | Read review
“The room in the house has a window close to the stairs so if you don't like someone seeing you in your altogether, ask for a different spot.”
  • Another look at the living room
  • the little walkway to the cottages
  • more grounds
  • View from my window
  • Grounds 1
  • Huge bed
 of 5 bubbles JuliaH39, Nov 21, 2013 | Read review
“There are some rooms in the main house, as well as maybe 4 that are separate cottages. We had two cottages for our group and it was great since we had 2 young kids with us, so there was plenty of privacy and distance for us to run around”
 of 5 bubbles GreerW, Apr 15, 2013 | Read review
“We went with two other couples and all of the cottages are similar and great and very private”
 of 5 bubbles 980RobG, Oct 20, 2012 | Read review
“Request a cottage if you prefer privacy, or the main house if you prefer convenience- both are lovely!”
  • Cottage bedroom
 of 5 bubbles marybethcary, Sep 12, 2012 | Read review
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