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“Great place to stay before safari”
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Ahadi Lodge
Ranked #12 of 117 Arusha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great place to stay before safari”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Smallish lodge with about 15 rooms and small pool not far from Arusha town center. Excellent food and nice small pool. Friendly owner (Erica from Australia) and great stopping point on the way to ngorongoro crater or tserengeti parks.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

My family and I started and ended our safari at the Ahadi, with two rooms before and two different rooms after. The Ahadi is indeed an oasis.The one drawback is that it is in the middle of a rather sketchy neighbourhood. Although it does feel perfectly safe and secure, it is surrounded by the smells and sounds of close human habitation. Along with the din of general activity, there were roosters crowing and dogs barking accompanied by the smell of burning garbage.
Other than that, the Ahadi is wonderful. It is a small collection of buildings situated around a pool with beautiful gardens and even "back yards"! The owner and staff were very friendly. We were absolutely treated like welcome friends.
The food was really excellent and we felt perfectly safe eating anything they served.
Though the rooms are small, they were very clean and well maintained with the requisite mosquito netting. The shower was nice and hot.
The Ahadi is a perfect place to start and or finish your safari.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

We stayed here with our four kids before and after our safari. This was a great way to begin our adventure. The owner was more than helpful and assists all travelers with any needs before they set off. Beautiful lodge with a nice pool!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Paris, France
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

We only stayed 1 night here when we arrived from the airport before heading out on our safari but our short stay was very nice. We arrived at the hotel very late due to travel delays but the staff was welcoming with fresh juice and flashlights because the power was out. The room was cute, clean, quiet, and comfy. The next morning we were able to see how pretty the entire hotel is, and we wished we had time to lounge at the lovely pool. The hotel is very secure, free wifi is a great bonus. Breakfast and the lunch box were delicious, probably our best lunch box the whole trip.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Welwyn Garden City
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

This family run business was recommended by our travel company and we couldn't have found a better place ourselves. The rooms and communal areas are exceptionally clean and tastefully decorated. We eat there each night of our stay and the food along with the service were excellent. We were abel to leave our extra baggage whilst we went and climbed kilimanjaro and then when on safari. Erica, the owner made sure herself that our less than fragrant clothes were washed after spending 8 days up Africa's largest mountain!

For a country that feels so far from home - we were made to feel very much at home. If we were ever in Arusha again we would definitely stay there.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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St. Louis, Mo
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142 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2011

Stayed at Ahadi Lodge at the start of our safari. Lovely place, clean rooms, nice pool, very secure. Owner Erica makes you feel welcome.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2011

The lodge has well appointed rooms, great food, a nice pool - all behind a wall off a market road in Arusha. Once at the lodge you are isolated from the sounds etc of the town. You can see the top of Mt Meru from the pool. The rooms are lovely and well appointed. The bath area of our room was very nice. The lounge area would have been a relaxing spot to sit if the owner's grandchildren were not running everywhere. They were cute for a bit but after more than an hour it was too much. The food was very good and served perfectly.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ahadi Lodge
Address: Moravian Village | Mianzini, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 117 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ahadi Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ahadi Lodge comprises 5 Rondavel style cottages. Each room features television, telephone, internet connection, tea/coffee making facilities; enjoy the delicious cookies baked fresh daily by our talented chefs. We have a fully equipped restaurant and bar offering the services of three qualified chefs and very attentive wait staff. The Lodge is set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. There is a swimming pool for your pleasure - enjoy a refreshing swim at the end of your long journey, or after a day of sightseeing. Relax by the pool and sip an ice cold drink from our bar under the African sun. ... more   less 
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