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“Nice Stay in Mto Wa Mbu” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Twiga Campsite and Lodge

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Twiga Campsite and Lodge
Ranked #30 of 149 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Nice Stay in Mto Wa Mbu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

We spent here two nights in the lodges when visiting Lake Manyara National Park and before we headed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is conveniently located close to Lake Manyara, and the town is very nice to go for a walk, with welcoming people and trees along the road.

Twiga Campsite and Lodge is not exactly a fantastic place, but it's good value. The facilities and lodges are more functional than pretty. Beds are comfortable but, and this was the greatest issue, it was too hot inside at night, even though we had the fan on all the time. The windows were also left open (it wasn't warm outside, on the contrary), and yet I had to throw away the bed sheet to be able to sleep. Also, with the windows open, you can hear pretty much everything that's happening outside, and everybody can pretty much listen to everything you say or do.

The restaurant food was probably one of the most delicious I had in Tanzania. Don't count on nice looking dishes. Just great food, that's what I'm talking about. It was nice to speak with the chef, who even gave us his recipe for cucumber soup!

If you are thinking about the pool, then forget it. It's just too small to be worth going there. Another thing worth saying is that, even though you are in a city, you have good chances of seeing some wildlife: bushbabys at night, the occasional baboon, king fishers and other beautiful birds.

Overall, this was a very nice stay, and a good opportunity to visit Mto Wa Mbu, which is a very nice city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We stayed two nights in between Tarangire / Manyara and proceeding to Serengeti. This is a nice compound with twin bungalows with nice trees and bushes in between. Rooms and beds are fully satisfactory and the restaurant serves a very good breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. The place is average standard and cannot as such attract more than three ''stars', but we have nothing to complain about. The only suggestion for a bit of improvement would be more sense of detail, like a bit of local artwork in the room (certainly a limited expenses, looking at the prices in the stalls just outside the gate) and in the restaurant, which has a slightly dull and dark appearance.
In summary, good value for money on the way to the more authentic lodges in the parks.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Beautiful camp grounds, good pool and bar area.

Enjoyed the Mto Wa Mbu village community walk into the rice field, banana planation and finishing with a delicious local lunch. And if you can definitely go check out the Youth Art project where teens in the area do some amazing art work.

Love this beautiful area and all the beautiful people in it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Twiga Campsite and Lodge
Address: Mto wa Mbu, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #30 of 149 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
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Number of rooms: 24
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