I stayed at Ndarakwai for 10 days while we were shooting scenes for a reality show. We didn't stay in the lodge, but had a beautiful campsite near the river. All catering was done by the head chef from the lodge, and as i am a vegetarian, i loved how they were able to cater to my needs. (Love the home made hummus and pesto!) During filming on the property we saw quite a bit of wildlife including, Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Warthog, Bushbuck, Elephants and buffalo... to name a few! We shot a few scenes inside the rooms at the lodge and i was very impressed with how natural and sustainable they are. On arrival, we had our first lunch at the lodge. It was in a beautiful dining area near the river, and i loved hearing the sounds of the birds in the trees. Great place to relax!
- 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