I had the pleasure of the staying at Umali Lodge for one night. It's located in the midst of lush farmland. After a long day driving through the Ngorogoro Crater, we pulled up to the lodge, where we were greeted with warm moist towels to wash up with as well as fresh chilled mango juice. The staff unloaded our luggage and immediately began dusting them off. The rooms were spotless and comfortable with good-pressured hot showers. Outside of each room is a porch from which you can watch the sun set over the beautiful landscape. The service was so courteous and friendly, and we had the same sweet girl show us our rooms and serve us as our waitress. The dinner was well done with a lot of variety (chicken curry, lentils, mango salad) and the breakfast included fresh fruit and made-to-order hot breakfast.
I actually left my jacket in the closet in my room, and when my safari company point person called them, they had already found it, laundered it, and hung it up to dry. Incredibly accommodating service. I also think it's wonderful that they are a family-run business, use solar power, AND support services for those with autism spectrum disorder in Tanzania. I could not recommend Umali Lodge any more highly.
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- Also Known As:
- Umali Lodge Tanzania/Karatu