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Magoroto Forest Estate

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cc. Rajvir
The main estate house, built in 1940s
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Overview
6 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
50 guests
1 night minimum
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Enjoy the wilderness and nature’s variety of the East Usambara Mountains. THE ESTATE The Magoroto Forest Estate with its tropical rain forest is the perfect spot for getaway. The estate is located on an altitude of 850m above sea level where temperature are pleasant all year around. Due to the altitude there are almost no mosquitos. The Estate offers stunning views from the Muheza Valley to the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the lush rain forest with rare plants and bird species or walk through the old palm oil plantation. Learn about organic spice production such as cardamom, pepper, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon, tea and many other useful plants. Have a picnic or swim in our beautiful lake. ACTIVITIES Enjoy and experience the wonderful nature up in the mountains. The estate offers a great variety o... Enjoy the wilderness and nature’s variety of the East Usambara Mountains. THE ESTATE The Magoroto Forest Estate with its tropical rain forest is the perfect spot for getaway. The estate is located on an altitude of 850m above sea level where temperature are pleasant all year around. Due to the altitude there are almost no mosquitos. The Estate offers stunning views from the Muheza Valley to the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the lush rain forest with rare plants and bird species or walk through the old palm oil plantation. Learn about organic spice production such as cardamom, pepper, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon, tea and many other useful plants. Have a picnic or swim in our beautiful lake. ACTIVITIES Enjoy and experience the wonderful nature up in the mountains. The estate offers a great variety of activities to explore the area.:  Hiking (Short walks to full day trips)  Forest or Village walk  Mountain biking  Picnic at the lake  Swimming  Fishing  Bird watching  Spice Plantation tour (seasonal spice processing) All activities can be accompanied by English-speaking tour guides. DIRECTIONS 35 min from Muheza (13km), 1 hour from Tanga, 1 hour from Segera. In Muheza turn off the main road and drive towards Amani Nature Reserve. 2km outside Muheza turn right at the Amani sign and follow the rough (all weather) road for 11km. When you arrive at the Magoroto Forest Estate sign follow the road for 1km to the headquarters. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Jeremiah M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:91%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2018
Interaction with guests
I'm always available to welcome guests and arrange for activities during their stay. We can arrange for full day activities up to a 7 day stay. For those staying for shorter periods we arrange activities such that they get to experience all that Magoroto has to offer.
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Reviews (40)
Matias G
Matias G
2 contributions
Magorotto forest is a really nice place with a cool vibe but lack of organisation. After paying 180 USD for 2 persons one night in a cabin, we were put in a cabin that was not ready for our arrival. The bed was not prepared, and no towels provided. After our first night we woke up with no power, something that can happen in Tanzania. They moved us to another cabin where we had no wather the next morning. The local guides are very capable and friendly. In my opinion not worth the money and a lack of organisation. Unfortunately because the place is very beautiful.
Visited September 2022
Written September 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mehr A
Mehr A
14 contributions
A stones throw from Dar, just a 5 hour drive, and we were in the lush usambala forest. A quaint historical house to stay in, we enjoyed the grounds... even did some yoga and were joined by the monkeys. The lake area is very chill, you can take a dip or just relax in one of the hammocks. Food is plentiful and we got to enjoy many local delicacies. If you’re looking for a spot to unwind, and perhaps do some hikes (check out the waterfall it’s beautiful!) don’t think twice. I hope to visit again soon!
Visited January 2021
Written March 3, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Janneke Beemster
Janneke Beemster
Arusha, Tanzania13 contributions
This place is nice if you come with the right expectations. First, the road going to the camp is horrible. You need a 4-wheel drive car which is high enough to avoid the huge rocks on the road and to be able to drive safely up and down the steep, narrow dirt road (took us about 1 hour from Muheza). Secondly, the tents around the lake are placed immediately next to each other, with maximum 1 meter in between. If you don't value privacy, this is your place! We booked the "private camp site", situated a few meters away from the lake, but for some reason the tent(s) were not prepared there. I have to say, the staff tried their utmost to rectify the situation and quickly prepared a tent and gave my 75 year old mother a little A-shaped hut / house. In the tents you are provided with mattresses (mine was old and thin, my kids got a new and good one) and blankets and a sheet for the mattress. No sheet for under the blanket, my daughter woke up with about 10 flea (?) bites. Also no towels, though the staff were nice enough to bring some when I asked. Then the bathrooms...our "private bathroom" was under construction (why do this in the high Christmas season, I wonder?), so there were few bathrooms available for all guests. Showering is with a bucket of hot water. Everything gets muddy but staff do an amazing job to keep the bathrooms clean 24/7. The lake is lovely, as well as the surroundings. We did a nice hike to the view point and the water fall and a boat ride on the lake. By the side of the lake are plenty of places to sit, hang out, relax. The food is typically Tanzanian, buffet style, nothing spectacular. Fresh juices are lovely and again the staff is very helpfull and all smiles most of the time. When I was 18 I probably would have loved this place: music,camp fire etc. But I was looking for something quiet, private and clean. For us not a recommendation, but come with the right expectations and you might love it.
Visited December 2020
Written December 23, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Frank K
Frank K
2 contributions
The four days i spent in Magoroto were not enough. I wish i had more days to explore the area. The staff were welcoming. I am not going to forget Haji, Fred and Kevoo. Doris too made it easier for me. Mchechu and his family were that perfect host and sometimes i forgot he was the owner. Mlinga hike wasn’t for the fainted hearted. If you are looking for a hiking challenge while in Magoroto, try it out. Then pass by the village afterwards for a drink, a local brew called mnazi is just perfect after mlinga. The water falls and lake activities were also nice. Without forgetting mountain biking and other shortest treks around. I enjoyed every moment of my experience. I loved the fact that i was disconnected from the world. If you are runner, don’t forget to take that run with Freddy.
Visited November 2020
Written November 24, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emily993
Emily993
150 contributions
My friends and I had the most amazing stay at Magoroto. We felt so welcomed as soon as we arrived and all the staff were so friendly and welcoming. They also took great care of our driver too. Thank you so much Andrew, Matthias and Freddy for looking after us during our stay, we had an amazing time! We loved the lake side location, swimming in the lake and boats. There were many places to relax around the lake too. The food was great, every meal was a buffet and they had enough vegetarian options too. We loved the bonfire in the evening. Just beware of the 12km road from Muheza up to the estate. It was steep and rough!
Visited August 2020
Written August 12, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joe M
Joe M
Arusha, Tanzania5 contributions
Magoroto Forest Estate is an amzing place to stay The staff goes over and beyond what is expected to make your stay a memorable experience. The rooms to the old building are huge and the furnishings are of great. They also have a camping area around the beautiful lake with perfect place to sit and relax.Excellent location to explore the lake and lots of activities to do depending on your choice. Food was excellent! I enjoyed sitting by the fire and relaxing after a long day activities.I Can't say enough wonderful things about the owner Jerry and the manager Hendry .I look forward to visiting again in the future
Visited November 2019
Written December 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Annette
Annette
Moshi, Tanzania7 contributions
I went to this place with my twin Anitha, just a getaway for refreshments. For sure we didn’t regret, we had amazing experience there from the first day to the last. We did a lot actually, we hiked short mountain then we go chasing waterfalls, in the evening we had dinner and bonfire with some music on! The next day we had boat ride n swimming....it was amazing honestly. We got good treatment and the services was good. Some improvements needed on the food options and breakfast. Everything else was great. Thanks to K and Mathias for all your listening and caring. You’re the best. I’m actually planning to come back for horse riding last time I missed.
Visited December 2018
Written August 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jeremiah M
Jeremiah M
Thank you Annette, was indeed a pleasure to host you last time. Be rest assured that improvements on the meals have been done already with more varieties and tasty swahili and continental dishes. More activities on the list as well including horse riding and acoustic karaoke on saturdays. We are already excited and looking forward to hosting you.
Written August 23, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania55 contributions
Magoroto is a perfect getaway from the city noises, the views are magnificent and breathtaking we did a farm trip by tour operators from Arusha, Moshi, Zanzibar, and Dar Es Salaam,the place is truly a paradise, we never thought Muheza has a beautiful place like Magoroto. Our experience exceeded our expectation, we did various activities though we had a limited time, we were supposed to be back to our working station on Sunday and Monday to continue with office matters but for 3-4 hours we spent at Magoroto was an amazing experience, we did fishing, boat riding, cycling but next time we have to do hiking, swimming, and other activities. Jeremiah our host came later on and gave us a lot of information about the area and how the place is potential for tourism activities and how we can sell to customers who are looking for multiple experiences in the same area. The staffs were very friendly, we totally enjoyed our trip and still the memory returns each and every day, when we get time will visit again, if you are really looking for a perfect combo relaxation and adventure Magoroto forest estate is the place to be definitely will recommend it is worth visit.
Visited June 2019
Written July 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sandra K
Sandra K
Utrecht, The Netherlands28 contributions
We had a great two night stay at magoroto forest estate. The staff was very friendly, the food tasty and we could even get a hot shower in the morning and afternoon. The lake and surroundings are beautiful. I would recommend a hike to the viewpoint and the waterfall (the two hikes can easily be combined in a half day). Be aware of the fact that there is no cell reception and WiFi, which makes it a very relaxed getaway. It would have been nice if there were more fellow travelers to talk to around the campfire in the evening, but probably it will get a more popular destination in the future. The only thing that I was missing were some hammocks to chill around the lake. The price per night is a bit high, but the service is good.
Visited June 2019
Written June 17, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emily-Abroad-bent
Emily-Abroad-bent
Arusha, Tanzania78 contributions
I stayed at Magoroto and had a wonderful time! I really enjoyed the walk around the lake, taking a bamboo boat out, fishing, and swimming. It is very peaceful with plenty to do. The road getting there is no joke though. We went durning rainy season which I would not recommend doing, but any other season in TZ, the road would have been fine.
Visited May 2019
Written May 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Boat Available
Kid friendly
Fireplace
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Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Business Travel
Kettle
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Mountain Views
Stove
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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About the neighborhood
Magoroto is a perfect spot for those looking for hiking trails and wild adventures. There are several trails with different levels of difficulty. One can choose one that matches their fitness level. The lake is perfect for swimming, fishing or a mere picnic. Being an area with rich history one can spend a day learning about the history of magoroto. A factory tour adds up to the history. If you love agriculture experience the spice tour. Magoroto is also perfect for a getaway. Simply lay around and take sometime off to reflect on life and connect with nature.
Getting around
There are bicycles in the estate that one can use to take a tour around. Hiking and a forest walk is the however the best way to experience the nature and what magoroto has to offer.
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Magoroto Forest Estate

Magoroto Forest Estate is able to accommodate up to 50 guests. See all property details.

Magoroto Forest Estate has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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