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Tloma Road, Karatu Tanzania
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#3 of 63 Specialty lodging in Karatu
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KaratuNestle in the foothills of the famous Ngorongoro Highlands. Framed by majestic mountain scenery, this luxury lodge is set amounts beautiful gardens and working coffee farm. 20 rooms all with views over the farm plantation and dramatic back drop of the Ngorongoro Crater forests.Guest can combine luxurious country living with activities offered by Ngorongoro Conservation Area or simply relaxing by the pool and enjoying the hospitality of our friendly and welcoming staff.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Business Center with Internet Access
Foot massage
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Full body massage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
VIP room facilities
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Swahili
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cherylhinton wrote a review Aug 2020
East Hagbourne, United Kingdom407 contributions140 helpful votes
Everyday you come back here after being out on safari you get welcomed back like old friends with a towel and a drink. It was so nice after being out on the road often from dawn.Staff were generally helpful and friendly. The lodges themselves are really large and I mean massive which makes them feel all that more indulgent. There is a big dressing room and big bathroom that all look across the beautiful gardens. The rooms had everything you needed in them. Breakfast always set you up for the day with some delicious coffee. Often we had it in the dark with first light just coming up. The birds and all the wildlife woke up as you did. We usually took a packed lunch that we could choose ourselves and have freshly made. Dinner was plentiful and they always brought more than could be eaten and it was fresh and delicious. The sundowners on the terrace were well worth getting there for as whilst you didn't actually see the sun go down, you did get to see it go down over the hills in the distance. We came back for lunch one day so we did an early drive and a late one, so enjoyed lunch in and a swim before going back out which was all very lovely.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Ricky & Shaton wrote a review May 2020
Stuttgart, Germany113 contributions18 helpful votes
We have stayed here already a couple of times and love Kitela Lodge as the cottage rooms are very big and have a nice warm comfortable feel. We have also already spent and entire day here to relax at the swimming pool in the middle of a safari. The great thing is that during the day no guest is here and you basically have the swimming pool for yourself. The lodge is set inside a paradise of lush gardens and the nice main building offers a cozy bar with a fireplace and a restaurant. The food was always excellent with a wide choice of different local and international dishes. Drinks are included, which is also a huge argument to come here. Staff was amazing and we have to repay that we absolutely loved the rooms at Kitela Lodge, a lot of privacy and comfort!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Room Tip: All cottage rooms have the same standard and are in the garden
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VacationHoliday wrote a review Apr 2020
Boston, Massachusetts93 contributions36 helpful votes
Nestled in the foothills of the famous Ngorongoro Highlands, put this place on your list. The staff was accommodating in every-way possible, they go above and beyond. The group working on the grounds are incredibly talented, between the vegetable garden and coffee plantation, the place is beautiful. The rooms are exceptional. The food if well thought out and delicious.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Ngorongoro Luxury
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Kinga and Benedikt wrote a review Mar 2020
Mainz, Germany151 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a warm welcome with sparkling wine and some tasty samosa snacks. We arrived shortly before sunset, which you could observe perfectly from there, a breathtaking view. The room was very beautiful and big, so was the bed. We even had a water dispenser and a chimney in the living room. In the bathroom a gorgeous freestanding bathtub awaited us, as well as two wash basins. Due to security reasons the lodge also accommodated four german sheperd dogs, which were incredibly cute and could also be petted. A heaven for dog lovers. Dinner and breakfast were both very delicious, the service was top and the staff was very courteous. We truly enjoyed our stay there. Before we continued our trip in the next morning to the Ngorongoro crater we could put together our lunch package for the day.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Tanganyika W, Guest Relations Manager at Kitela Lodge
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Dear KingaAndBenedikt, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback in TripAdvisor. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your time at Kitela Lodge, thank you for your nice comments about the premises and our lodge colleagues. Asante sana ! (thank you !) Nuria P
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FlickTwelve wrote a review Mar 2020
Collioure, France29 contributions16 helpful votes
The best Lodge we have been staying at in Tanzania ! We have been welcomed like VIPs ! Out room, or guest house I would say, was huge , very comfortable and clean, the bathroom was fantastic with a large walk in shower, a bath tub and a separate WC. The in room sitting area and the terrace were perfect to chill out after a full day safari ! The diner was great and the breakfast really good !
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kitela Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Kitela Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kitela Lodge?
Top room amenities include extra long beds, a mosquito net, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Kitela Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kitela Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kitela Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lilac Café, Rhotia Valley's Coffee Corner, and Happy Days Lounge & Lodge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kitela Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kitela Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Swahili.
Is Kitela Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.