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Ilboru Safari Lodge
Ranked #4 of 170 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
44 reviews
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“great lodge for the start of your safari”
Reviewed January 4, 2008

we stayed at this lodge for three nights ,one night before our trip to Dodoma and another two night on our return before we began our safari ,the rooms were good and plenty of hot water .lovely gardens with lots of beautiful birds
food was a little hit and miss the snack menu was very good .breakfast i skipped after the first one .
If you are staying for one night before your safari this lodge is great as the staff are all really friendly and it has a great pool .
we walked down to the main road one morning to do a little shopping and the local children were delightful singing "hello hello ,how are you?"infact everyone we met in and around the lodge were really friendly

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Disliked — food
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 13, 2007

Found this gem of a place via a trip adviser forum posting while researching pre & post lodging for our kilimanjaro climb. It was surprisingly a very nice place. Room rates were around $100.00 USD per night. Probably a little less expensive if you pay with cash vs a credit card.

Its a little disconcerting upon arrival because you are on a main road in Arusha and then turn up a unpaved very much a "locals" area road with shops & homes. The place itself is very nice & gated/fenced from the community (i.e. security). It is pretty quiet with the exception of the occasional calls from turkeys housed in the very back of the facility.

The rooms are adequately furnished with mosquito nets, welcome drink, bottled water, evening turn down service & most importantly hot water. As with most part of this area there is the occasional power outage but this facility has a generator.

There is also a nice bar area, pool, laundry service, free internet access and a restaurant with decent enough food (free breakfast).

The front desk service was excellent. Overall we very much enjoyed our stay. For those looking for more than a backpacking place but less than the more expensive lodges this is a good choice.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ilboru Safari Lodge
Address: P.O. Box 8012, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #4 of 170 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Ilboru Safari Hotel Arusha

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