Our arrival at Kilimanjaro airport was late and out trip to Kiboko in the almost total darkness. We arrived to a cheerful and welcoming crew, settled in and then gathered for a delicious 1am meal in their spacious lodge. To us it was earlier as we had not yet adjusted to the eight hour time change.
We woke to the splendor of Kiboko, fruit trees full of bananas, mangoes, papayas, and pineapples growing by the walkway, wooden pathways through beautiful terrain. We gathered in the pavillion for breakfast, again sumptious, then walked the grounds and gardens (much of their food is grown right there) before heading out. It is a paradise, secluded and idyllic. The staff is attentive, friendly, and eager to show off the place and to tell its story. I certainly recommend if highly and only regret that out time there was so brief.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kiboko Lodge is part of the Watoto Foundation, founded by former retail director Noud and Truus van Hout from The Netherlands. The foundation works to educate street children in Tanzania since 2003. Watoto Foundation is a vocational training centre. Children who suffer from addiction to drugs, glue and alcohol are given the opportunity to build a new life. The Foundation offers them the chance for an education, which will equip them with the necessary skills to find a job. This is unique in a country where 70% of the population are unemployed. Staying at Kiboko Lodge is possible from $83 per person during high season and $73 per person in low season! ... more less