Wonderful and incredibly romantic bush getaway only an hour or so from Moshi/Arusha. You can see zebra, wildebeest, eland, bushbuck, warthog, mongoose and blue and vervet monkeys as well as baboon very easily around the camp and on walks and game drives. Other species can be spotted on game drives such as lesser kudu and dik dik, with a variety of bird-life. The food is incredible and there is a lot of it! You won't go hungry that's for sure, and they even cater for vegans. The dining area has two gorgeous big fireplaces, and a highlight is feeding the bushbabies that emerge for a piece of banana around 7.30pm, as well as spotting the nocturnal genet (occasional cheese-thief!). A great place to kick off and finish a trek up Kilimanjaro or start/end your safari experience. The tents are really 'Out of Africa', with little decks that look over the bush. Wonderful staff and managers (special thanks to Ailsa), who will cater to your every need, and experienced guides (special thanks to Ashari) will make this visit extra-special, not to mention stunning views of both Meru and Kilimanjaro.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Started in 1994, Ndarakwai is a unique success story of land and wildlife rehabilitation, the first of its kind in Tanzania. With about 70 mammal species and over 350 bird species in a combination of high long grass plains, classic Acacia savannah, Commiphora thickets, and riparian habitats, a stay at Ndarakwai is a great addition to any safari itinerary. Ndarakwai Camp, with 14 large comfortable and individually decorated tents, is set at 4200 feet in the midst of an 11,000 acre privately-owned ranch in Siha District, West Kilimanjaro. Ndarakwai offers a high degree of personalized service, attention to detail, great food, as well as a wide variety of excellent wildlife related activities, cultural experiences, and excursions. What really sets us apart from National parks is our ability to offer half and full day walks with an experienced guide, as well as night game drives. These are two things you are not able to do in the parks. If it is birding on foot, or searching for nocturnal animals by spotlight, Ndarakwai is for you! Ndarakwai strives to be the best in luxury tented camping while maintaining the principles of responsible environmental stewardship. Extensive use of solar power (for electricity and hot water), the use of clay ovens for cooking, preference for local produce, combined with 11,000 protected acres of bush and woodland give confidence the camp is being established as carbon neutral. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ndarakwai Ranch Camp Hotel Moshi