Honey Badger, yes, is nice with a very friendly staff. It's a bit pricier than other Moshi options but you get your money's worth: rooms are big and clean, the bar and pool are great and the kitchen makes good food.
Its location is a bit of a downfall though. It's a GOOD 6km out of town - over an hours' walk (or a 10,000 TSH cab ride). There aren't really any other restaurants within walking distance and HB only offers one meal choice for dinner (a met and veg option) for 15,000 per person (which was much more than we've spent on dinner anywhere in Tanzania). So you're either stuck ordering appetizers for dinner or spending the 15,000 per person on their offered dinner option. (They do serve pizzas on the weekends).
If you want to book any tours, you're stuck going through them or hiring a cab into town to find something on your own. (we found cheaper options for tours in town).
After two nights here, we moved to town for our budget's sake.
So, if money isn't really a concern, absolutely stay here - it's great. (The out of town location is an advantage as there aren't any tour guides hounding you here like you'll find every time you step onto the street in Moshi town).
In searching for other places to stay in Moshi, we noticed a few of the out of town lodgings offer a daily (free) shuttle to town or bicycles so guests could get to town without paying so much for a cab. Those would be great ideas for HB!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Honey Badger Hotel Moshi