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Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge

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Uru Shimbwe , PO Box 886, Moshi Tanzania
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#9 of 28 hotels in Moshi
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Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge is a small, traditional lodge nestled against a tropical rain forest at 9,600' on the rolling slopes of world-famous Mount Kilimanjaro. Since its completion in 2005, guests from over 60 countries throughout the World have stayed at MKVL. The fairly remote authentic African lodge is located 16 km(9miles) from Moshi, the Gateway to Mt Kilimanjaro. Guests enjoy a breathtaking view of Mount Kilimanjaro and an opportunity to live the culture in a peaceful, natural setting. The lodge is ideal as a "Base Camp" for hikes, safaris, and overall excursions in the region. Many visitors include a short stay, before or after a planned climb/safari/beach itinerary, to experience first hand the life of the prominent Chagga tribe.
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Uru Shimbwe , PO Box 886, Moshi Tanzania
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Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport281 miSee all flights
Kilimanjaro Airport26 miSee all flights
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Lotte A wrote a review Dec 2019
Hillerod, Denmark13 contributions2 helpful votes
The road to the place is bad and requires a four wheel drive. But the amazing view makes it worth the effort. Perfect place to relax for a weekend. We were the only guests at this time. The food was quite good and the terrace made it possible to enjoy the view while eating. Tina and the staff were very helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Claudia Kuzniak wrote a review Aug 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada6 contributions5 helpful votes
It took us nearly two hours to journey to the lodge form the city. The roads are in awful condition; we we encountered mounds of dirt on the road that made it impassable. We had to pay locals to shovel a way for us. Also, there are NO signs indicating which way to go to the lodge. We had to rely on finding locals (in the dark) from whom to ask directions, one group who tried to steak our suitcases. Upon arrival, there seemed to be no real manager in charge. We were shown to our room: a tiny space with broken towel racks, sparse bedding, and an overall icky feel. I requested a larger room where our suitcases could actually be opened and they assigned us a room with 3 bunk beds. I cannot accurately describe the poor state of the huts. They are falling apart with hastily stapled plastic covering the holes in the walls. There is NO heat and it was freezing. INs spite of Booking.com stating "only 2 rooms left", we were the only guests. The food was overpriced, salty, and of poor quality. Most importantly, we were offered tours that anyone who has traveled to Moshi has already done. There was nothing new, just the waterfalls. I would've loved some interaction with the locals, a local hike, anything. Although we overpaid for two nights in advance due to Booking.com's policy, we left after one night. I don't know where the positive reviewers stayed or how low their expectation are, but our experience was terrible and I wish Trip Advisor were a more authentic and honest review site.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Karen wrote a review Feb 2019
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while excited to be off the beaten track for a couple of days following work in tanzania, i was somewhat disappointed with the mountain view lodge. the rooms were ill kept, food scarce and expensive for what it was, parts of the lodge were closed or not working (the hot tub for one 😔) and there was nit heat in the damp. dirt roads and 4x4 access don’t concern me unless a torrential downpour risks being able to get back down the track to the airport on time! i was disappointed with everything except the view.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jill R wrote a review Jan 2019
Beverly Hills, Florida1 contribution1 helpful vote
My family spent three nights at MKVL right before New Year's. The first night we got in quite late after being picked up at Mt. Kilimanjaro airport by our safari operators. It was a difficult trip up the mountain but we were greeted warmly by Lenny and her staff. We enjoyed a cup of warm soup and an waiting bed. The next morning we were up at sunrise to see the lovely sight of Mt. Klii before clouds covered it. We were hooked and were up at sunrise the next day again. It is a view not to be missed. During the day my grandchildren hiked down the rainforest and met the small town children and brought them back to enjoy a cocacola. They had tasted banana beer in town and our cultural adventure began. We experienced a beautiful rainbow and beautiful views down the lush mountain. The rooms are in a safari themed big five mode. Quite minimal with double bed, shower and toilet. The emphasis is on the view and the pleasant staff. We ate 3 meals there as there are no close other choices. the food was very nice and too plentiful.and very reasonable. There was a problem with the hot water and electricity that they hope to correct very soon. It really didn't interfere with our stay. Be prepared to withdraw from the internet, read a book, talk to each other and commune with nature, it's vacation time.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: Many steps to rooms. be sure and have headlamps to see your way at night.
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alizoeb wrote a review Jan 2019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania24 contributions4 helpful votes
this is the second time i visit this place and as much as i want to keep silent about this secret spot , its time to reveal this wonderful place- if you are expecting temprapedic beds or airconditioning this is not a place for you- however i can guarantee you will come out refreshed if you come here for a peace of mind ! lenny is an amazing host and you wont come out disappointed
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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$81 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaKilimanjaro RegionMoshi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Materuni Waterfalls (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Kilimanjaro View 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 Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.