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Sinya West Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park 3171 Tanzania
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#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Arusha National Park
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Shu’mata is an upper-class permanent camp perfectly combining exclusivity, comfort and authenticity while ideally situated hillside in the heart of Maasai Steppe. Five luxurious tents in the classic Hemingway-style all directly face Mt. Kilimanjaro, where the 3,500 meter Shira Plateau is vehicle accessible. Each luxury tent has an en-suite bathroom in traditional Maasai design and a veranda with endless views. The spectacular dining tent invites all for meals, High Tea, and socializing. Wilderness and wildlife are immediately at hand for games drives and walks with the Maasai tribesmen.
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Sinya West Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park 3171 Tanzania
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RobC wrote a review Jan 2022
16 contributions4 helpful votes
We’ve stayed two nights. This camp was our last stop before continuing to Zanzibar. The view is absolutely uatched by any of the other camps. The sundowner on top of the hill was even one of our hilights. The manager, Lazaro and his crew were very friendly and helpful. Great job! Unfortunately, we had to move to another room as there was an issue they could not solve. We had as well several problems with the new tent, too.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hatari Lodge, Owner at Shu'mata Camp
Responded Jan 13, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! Great to hear our sundowner spot was one your highlights of your safari. Apologies for the inconvenience regarding your room but happy you still enjoyed your stay. Thank you again and hope you had a good time in Zanzibar!
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Gojko B wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions11 helpful votes
It's hard to find the words to describe what Shumata Camp is. Shumata was our Home for two days in february and we will never forget it. From the beginning of our arrival, warm welcome with cup of Tee we felt like at home. Throughout the camp you feel like you're in a movie. We came in Shumata Camp after our Safari in Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti...and this was the Highlight from our Safari, especially because of our guide Mr. Mokili Olesokoi. He has extended our Safari Trip in High Performance way, it was just amazing to hear everything what he had to show and say about this beautiful area in Arusha. My wife and I felt like we were in a National Geographic documentary with the best Guide ever. Mokili answered all of our questions and woke up our interest in nature even more. I strongly recommend Safari Tour with real naturalist and specialist Mr. Mokili I congratulate Shumata Camp for providing such a guide as Mokili. I have also to praise the food in Shumata, it was an unforgettable experience, and we salute to chief of Restaurant. You can't forget the people in this camp, starting with the supervisor and all the Service, they were just amazing. Above all, we would emphasize Simon, he made our stay in Shumata so special and we will never forget it. Thank you Simon once again. Because All of this reasons we highly recomend Shumata Camp and can not wait to come again. Thank you so much
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from HatariShumata, Reservations at Shu'mata Camp
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Dear Mr Gojko Bijelic, Thank you for such a great and wonderful review!! We delighted you got to see our vision and experience our camp and the hospitality of our team. We have shared your review with the entire team at Hatari Lodge and Shu'mata Luxury Camp and with Mokili especially. The WMA Enduimet is a true highlight for anyone enjoying a true safari experience. we hope to see you again soon with your friends and family!
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Maria C wrote a review Jan 2020
Moshi, Tanzania46 contributions10 helpful votes
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It is beautiful and peaceful. Every detail has been well thought out and so many clever details. The views are breathtaking. We enjoyed the fresh organic produce, furniture is locally made, it is environmentally friendly. Its a great place to go relax.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Hatari Lodge, Owner at Shu'mata Camp
Responded Jan 13, 2022
Thank you for your lovely review! We take so much pride in being as self-sufficient, community conscious and environmental friendly as possible and we are so happy to hear this came across whilst you stayed with us. Thank you again and we hope to see you back soon.
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Crackyrichi wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Very friendly staff, great rooms, (loved the "Outdoor" shower) lovely prepared meals, and great breakfast @ the morning Safaris. The organisied Trip to near Masai Camos are a mind opening experience. Offroad car is needed to get to the lodge, quit steep Road.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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reneelbe wrote a review Sep 2019
Leipzig, Germany1 contribution
an excellent camp with beautiful tents in an amazing landscape with a nice view to mount Kilimanjaro and very kind staff. The tents are completly assembled with bathroom and toilet Some amimals came very close to the tents
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Date of stay: September 2019
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mkonrad2019 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Excellent location with view on Mt Kilimanjaro and over the land. Quick access to Amboseli park. Nice tents with separate brick-built bathroom attached incl open air shower. Extremely friendly and attentive staff, excellent food, too. Would absolutely stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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L. Wasser wrote a review Apr 2019
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Shu´mata camp was the perfect start of our holiday in Tanzania! Lovely tents, excellent food, great management, friendly staff and a wonderful view. We will never forget our first sundowner "with Kilimanjaro saying hello". Thanks a lot to Eric and the whole team!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Marion_Karrasch wrote a review Mar 2019
Julich, Germany74 contributions17 helpful votes
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Shu'Mata means "heaven, we were told, and that's a good description. We were there for one night and had the entire camp for us (a family of 4). The tents do not leave any wishes open; the view from the terrace of the tents or the main tent is spectacular. Sundowner on the hill: perfect 360 degrees view of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and the plain in between. Great food! Sleeping in a tent needs a bit of acclimatisation, the tarpaulin gets a bit noisy if it's windy outside. Spectacular sunrise over Kilimanjaro, if you get up early enough (see the pictures).
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Room Tip: The Tents are all equally nice; some are closer to the main tent than others.
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jjcollis wrote a review Jan 2019
Merton, United Kingdom65 contributions27 helpful votes
Luxury tented camp on a hillside with spectacular views of the conservation wilderness stretching out for miles below. Climb the hill behind and enjoy a drink at sundown. Highlight are the game drives. It's conservation area not a game park so jeeps can go off road and put you right next to the elephants. Also there are no other jeeps so everything you find is just for you. Ask for Calvin as your guide. Enthusiastic and very knowledgeable young man, you can talk politics as well as wild life. Only 2 negatives - the electricity in the communal area where there was wifi, went off around 8pm just when we wanted to update photos and e mails after dinner and there were hordes of wasps in our outdoor bathroom from the adjacent bushes.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: The tents all have spectacular views.
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Antonia wrote a review Oct 2018
Emmen, Switzerland7 contributions
An absolutly fantastic stay in the Suh’mata Camp. Wonderful people, a fantastic view and very special tent sites with view to the Kilimanjaro. We spent three wonderful days here with activities and relaxing. The wildlife around the camp is great. We’ll come again - thank you!!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shu'mata Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Shu'mata 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 Shu'mata Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shu'mata Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Shu'mata Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Shu'mata Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.