Ndarakwai Ranch was our last stop on a safari to Tanzania in the summer of 2012. It was absolutely amazing and I am so glad we stayed there. The service is impeccable - they cater to your every need. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. The accommodations were perfect. Every night they would put hot water bottles in our bed while we were at dinner. Dinner, too, was great. We went on walking safaris, night safaris, jeep safaris.... We actually saw a leopard and an aardvark on night safari. We would watch the sunset atop a treehouse viewing platform with a full service bar. We could watch the sunset as the zebras grabbed a quick drink of water. Ndarakwai is one of the most beautiful, relaxing and amazing places on earth. I truly cannot say enough about this incredible place. If you are ever in Tanzania you have to visit - it is not to be missed. I would live there if I could and go on safari everyday and watch the wildlife.
- 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