The lodge is on really pretty grounds and the management couldn't be more friendly, but the first night we stayed here my parents room was broken into by 5 men carrying metal stakes. My mother was unharmed but my father was hit over the head several times with a metal stake. The men were in my parents room for about 5 minutes going through my parents' belongings and trying to hit my father and then were able to simply run away. The security guards who were supposed to be guarding the lodge did not show up until after the men had left. The management were very helpful the next day in trying to recover my parents' belongings, but they informed us that something similar had also happened in April. The lodge is really pretty, but I would avoid it until the security issues have been resolved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 11km outside Arusha and 40min drive from KIA. On an old coffee plantation, are 19 spacious cottages each with an own balcony/terrace and fireplace. Splendid views on Mnt Meru and Mnt Kilimanjaro. Perfect place to relax before/after a safari and Kilimanjaro climb. With an a la carte restaurant, diverse choice of wines, free WiFi, tranquil swimming pool, lush gardens and a lot of activities in the neighbourhood. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kigongoni Hotel Arusha