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Honey Badger Lodge
Ranked #2 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Moshi
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

We stayed in Honey Bagder Lodge during new years eve, it was an amazing night! Together with all the guest we had one big family dinner and afterwards a traditional African evening, with dancing masai people and singing&dancing Tanzanian ladies. It was so much fun!
You should really go there! With others or on your own, because you will definitely meet nice people there and otherwise are there always the nice hosts, Joey and Jenny.

Room Tip: The lodges are very good! Clean, big and they look nice.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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HoneyBadgerLodge, Manager at Honey Badger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2012

Thank you so much for your taking the time to review Honey Badger. We very much enjoyed spending new year with you. Our staff and local cultural groups loved dancing with all of you! In fact only yesterday they requested to be dancing for our guests every week! We very much hope you will come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards Jenny, Joey and the whole honey badger team.

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Reviewed January 4, 2012

As we arrived at Honey Badger after our Kili Climb, it was a great place to wind down at the pool and enjoy this lovely lodge. The family run lodge provided a very homily atmosphere during NYE, when Maasai and Chagga performed dances for us!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We had a wonderful stay and unforgettable new year's eve at the lodge! After a day relaxing at the pool (perfect recovery from Kilimanjaro) we had wonderful dinner with all the guests and after that there was a show with Masaai men and dancing women in which we ended all dancing around men playing drums. The rooms are clean and big, and the personnel is very kind. I highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Hands down, one of the nicest resorts I have ever stayed at. Joey and Jenny are the sweetest people and are SO welcoming. The food is outstanding, the accommodation was excellent, the pool was breathtaking...what more can I say? The staff is so kind and everyone makes you feel right at home. If you are traveling to Tanzania and are staying in Moshi to climb Kili or take a safari, STAY HERE! You can't go wrong!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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HoneyBadgerLodge, Owner at Honey Badger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2011

It was an absolute pleasure having you at the lodge. Our staff often ask after you. Do keep in touch and let us know how things are going back at home. Thank you for all your help and hard work volunteering while you stayed at the lodge.
Best wishes from all the family
Jenny and Joseph

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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Joey & Jenny couldn't be more welcoming hosts. The staff are friendly and the service is great. We spent 2 weeks at the lodge and were sad to head home. The lodge grounds are beautiful providing a very relaxing atmosphere. They have a WIDE range of activities available to allow you to see all of the culture & beauty of Tanzania. If you're making your way through Moshi, this lodge is where you absolutely must stay - I promise you won't regret it!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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HoneyBadgerLodge, Owner at Honey Badger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2011

Thank you for the review. We very much enjoyed having you here at the lodge and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, safari and volunteering with us. We welcome you back anytime and look forward to hosting yourself, your partner and your family in the not too distant future.

All the very best
Jenny, Joey and the Honey Badger team (which includes Izzy and Eli)

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Reviewed November 11, 2011

I'm a bit reluctant to review this place, because I would love to keep it secret, but that wouldn't be fair so here goes......

The Lodge has a variety of different types of accommodation - ranging from a lovely little camping area through to the 'executive en suite' rooms. These rooms are basic, but very well appointed and spotless and I would highly recommend them for anyone on a limited budget. The beds are large, very comfortable and have excellent well fitting mosquito nets. They also have a little covered verandah with seating which gives some outdoor space.

The recent addition of the beautiful swimming pool and restaurant/bar has really turned this place into one for relaxing and winding down - after a dusty safari, a Kili climb, or just a busy week...... it is a perfect size, has plenty of seating around it and numerous bandas for those wanting shade, in a lovely well maintained garden. It does get busy at the weekends with local ex-pats who come down for an afternoon swim, but for me, that did not detract from the experience - and this is standard practice for most of the hotels in this area.

A real strength of this place is the friendliness of the owners and the employees - Jenny and Joseph treat you as a friend rather than a guest, and they have obviously trained their employees, who all come from the local area, to do likewise. I recently paid a return visit and they all remembered me by name. The Lodge is very much part of the community rather than exclusive from it and it is really good to be able to see the community and environmental projects that are taking place around the Lodge.

The food choices are limited but there is a reasonable snack menu during the day and a set three course meal in the evening. You need to let them know if you are a vegetarian - because its not evident from the menu board, but they will accommodate you. So DO ask! The breakfasts are very good!

The Lodge is about 6kms from the town of Moshi, which is a small non descript place, but worth a visit - I find shopping for souvenirs etc to be MUCH less of a hassle there than in nearby Arusha.

The views of Kili from just outside the grounds (and I would highly recommend taking the time out to go for a walk around the area) are superb if the weather is clear - the mountain often remains shrouded in cloud, but when it emerges - it is truely stunning!

I have stayed at Honey Badger three times now and will hopefully stay many times more - it is excellent value for money and a great place to go to get away from it all!

Thanks very much to Joseph and Jenny and all the staff.

Room Tip: I would definitely pay the small amount extra for the executive rooms.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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HoneyBadgerLodge, Manager at Honey Badger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2011

Thank you for your very kind words. We love having you to stay and are looking forward to your next visit. The staff often ask after you to see if you are returning at the weekend! You are always very welcome.
All the best
Jenny, Joey and the whole Honey Badger Team

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Reviewed November 3, 2011

We stayed at the Honey badger lodge when we arrived in Tanzania. It was the perfect place to acclimatize! After our trekking/safari we came back because we liked it so much. All the positive echos we heard were true! The big attraction of the hotel is without any doubt the pool area; wonderful to relax here after the dust and noise of Moshi or Arusha! The food was simply delicious, the rooms were big, nice and clean, very kind people, Jenny and Joseph, the owners were the most helpful people we met,…For us it was more than perfect! Moreover, Honey badger Lodge helps the community actively via the adjacent school and involves the local people. Your money is well-spend!

We would without any doubt return here! If you are in the Moshi-area, you should do too!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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HoneyBadgerLodge, Owner at Honey Badger Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2011

Thank you for your kind words about us and the lodge. We love receiving guests like yourselves, it makes everything we do worthwhile. We really hope you will come back one day and stay for longer.
Warm regards to all,
Best
Joseph and Jenny

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Address: Moshi/Dar Es Salaam Road, Moshi, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Moshi
Price Range: $58 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Honey Badger Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our lodge is a family run, solar powered oasis situated just outside Moshi town (Tanzania) with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Our grounds are spacious and gardens are lush providing guests with a lovely natural relaxing environment. Our location enables guests to experience rural life in Tanzania and therefore feel they are more in touch with the country they are visiting. We are THE BEST VALUE ACCOMMODATION OPTION IN THE REGION. We offer tailored made mountain climbing and safari packages and a wide variety of local and cultural tours and activities. These include: coffee tours, trips to visit waterfalls, hot springs, caves and blacksmiths. forest and village walks, African banquets, drumming and dancing shows, cooking, drumming and dancing lessons and more. The best part is, when you choose to support us you are inadvertently supporting local community development initiatives. The directors of Honey Badger have over 12 years of experience in the field of community development and public health and are working hard to ensure Honey Badger is an integral part of the community and its development. We also have volunteer placements for those interested in staying longer and getting involved. ... more   less 
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