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Ndarakwai Ranch Camp

On the slopes of West Kilimanjaro, Moshi Tanzania
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#4 of 113 Specialty lodging in Moshi
Started in 1994, Ndarakwai is a unique success story of land and wildlife rehabilitation, the first of its kind in Tanzania. With about 70 mammal species and over 350 bird species in a combination of high long grass plains, classic Acacia savannah, Commiphora thickets, and riparian habitats, a stay at Ndarakwai is a great addition to any safari itinerary. Ndarakwai Camp, with 14 large comfortable and individually decorated tents, is set at 4200 feet in the midst of an 11,000 acre privately-owned ranch in Siha District, West Kilimanjaro. Ndarakwai offers a high degree of personalized service, attention to detail, great food, as well as a wide variety of excellent wildlife related activities, cultural experiences, and excursions. What really sets us apart from National parks is our ability to offer half and full day walks with an experienced guide, as well as night game drives. These are two things you are not able to do in the parks. If it is birding on foot, or searching for nocturnal animals by spotlight, Ndarakwai is for you! Ndarakwai strives to be the best in luxury tented camping while maintaining the principles of responsible environmental stewardship. Extensive use of solar power (for electricity and hot water), the use of clay ovens for cooking, preference for local produce, combined with 11,000 protected acres of bush and woodland give confidence the camp is being established as carbon neutral.
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On the slopes of West Kilimanjaro, Moshi Tanzania
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Aishwarya V wrote a review Oct 2020
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Just a 2-hour drive from #Arusha located in the west of Kilimanjaro. The classic tented safari accommodation in a soothing, solitude, and spectacular comfort, with only the canvas walls of your tent separating you from the wonders of the Ndarakwai ranch. Enjoying the ultimate luxury lodge offers private game drives in an open vehicle offering a magical 360° view of the ranch, walking safaris which is not only a great experience but the best which allows you to get close and personal with wildlife, sundowner driver at the Ndarakwai hill where you will experience a sunset overlooking the majestic Mt. Meru and my most favorite a night game drive which is a rush of excitement with the velvet night sky and higher chances of spotting animals in the element. During my stay at Ndarakwai, the staff took all the safety measures and as helpful with smiles on their faces along from the warm welcome to the sad goodbye.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
leslieannAtlanta wrote a review Oct 2019
atlanta34 contributions28 helpful votes
This camp has seen better days. The restaurant and lounge huts badly need a redo of furniture/cushions. Could use a fresh paint job as well. The food is so so and beware ordering a drink. I was charged $12 for a vodka tonic (no name vodka). There is a generator that runs all night and disturbs your sleep. As previously noted monkeys will invade your tent, take care.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Ernst Piercy wrote a review Sep 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado308 contributions73 helpful votes
Enjoyed our two night stay. The tents included a wooden floor, running water, and lighting (although no electrical outlets). The food was actually very good, and the views of the wildlife in the park where superb. The monkeys will, however, get into your tent when you are not in it, so be sure to put any food in your (provided) locker.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Flavia C wrote a review Feb 2019
Shanghai, China48 contributions37 helpful votes
We stayed at Ndarakwai Ranch Camp for 2 nights after climbing the Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho Route. We loved the place and its personalized service. The property is very quiet and it provides the right environment of you want to spend a couple of days relaxing while still enjoying the beauty of Tanzania. The 11.000 acre land is populated with zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, as well as other smaller game. Walks and drives with an experienced guide are arranged at your own pace and schedule. Truly an amazing option, also considering the luxury of the tended villas and delicious fresh food! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Siri wrote a review Dec 2018
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We stayed there for just one night, but really enjoyed our time at Ndarakwai. While the lodge could perhaps be placed with a better view, it was very nice, clean, cozy and with excellent staff. Lots of animals came to visit, such as monkeys, bushbuck and banded mongooses. The tents were luxurious with comfortable beds and good showers. The food was good, but nothing special. We went for a couple of drives around the camp and saw plenty of zebra, impala, Eland and warthog. Would not recommend if it's your first time coming to see East African game, but if you just want a relaxing time in a really nice lodge with beautiful landscape this is the place :)
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ndarakwai Ranch Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Ndarakwai Ranch Camp?
Nearby attractions include Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ndarakwai Ranch Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ndarakwai Ranch Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ndarakwai Ranch Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ndarakwai Ranch Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ndarakwai Ranch Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.