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Colobus Mountain Lodge & Campsite

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Engelskirchen
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This place should be avoided at all times. No manager - fled the country whilst we checked in "feel free to do what you want, I'm out of here". No water - pipes broken. No electricity - bills didn't get paid. Apparently this is quite common from what we heard of staff. They didn't get paid for 3 months by...

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4Thank Sebastian K
Tanga, Tanzania
Reviewed 19 October 2014

The camp terrain is beautiful and shady, with ample grass. There are permanent tented structures with tables and chairs (well, it was there when we camped), electricity sockets and enough lights (the security guard was willing to switch them off when we wanted to sleep). There are also facilities to braai (barbecue). The service was very friendly and helpful, even...

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2Thank EsmeHarris2014
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 25 September 2014

not go to columbus very mediocre condition no power no water to shower c is very difficult, the very slow personel just the manager who responds very well to issues.1 towel for me and my fiancee, dinner ok no generator 18 lodges impossible to take a shower no water in the lodges

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1Thank nicky m
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This lodge was provided by my tour operator. Positive points: - Peaceful - Fresh Air - Good Service Negative Points - Really far away from Arusha town (impossible to get out unless you have your own transport or book a taxi which is expensive) - Limited hot water If you want a quiet place to rest, this place will be...

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2Thank Ong H
Shropshire
Reviewed 6 March 2013

It is a bit hard to describe the Colobus Lodge, when we arrived my heart sank, the reception was gloomy, the receptionist didn't have a pen, and the whole place looked like a 1960's motel. Once we got to our room however my spirits improved, the cottages are a good size, everything works (the shower was especially good) and the...

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1Thank ShropshireOldfart
Leeds
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We stayed at the campsite as we were on a budget – the campsite is basically the garden of the lodge, and we had the only tent there. We could use all the facilities of the lodge, such as bathroom, seating area in the evening, and recharge our camera and camcorder batteries. The lodge is very close to the Arusha...

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1Thank VenturiniFrancesca
Amsterdam
Reviewed 8 October 2008

You will probably stay in the Colobus lodge if you book your safari with Shidolya. The lodge is very close to the Arusha national park and the road towards is similar to all other road in Tanzania except the highways. Rooms are large with two double beds, a couch and large bathroom. The setting is romantic with an evening sunset...

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2Thank Tansep08
Midwest USA
Reviewed 1 March 2008

Not bad looking from the outside, but don't go here unless you are looking for a very low budget, very low class place to stay. The road up to this lodge was perhaps the worst road in Tanzania, unpaved and severely rocky for several miles - taxi drivers even said it was probably the worst road in Tanzania! While the...

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Address: P.O. Box 1436, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Number of rooms: 18
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“do not choose one!”
 of 5 bubbles sebastiank785, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The camping terrain is shady with ample grass, so camping anywhere would be great.”
 of 5 bubbles EsmeHarris2014, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
“just ask the manager (he's Belgian) it will tell you very very professional”
 of 5 bubbles 741nickym, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
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