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Ngurdoto Village, Arusha Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 304 Speciality lodging in Arusha
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Kiboko Lodge is part of the Watoto Foundation, founded by former retail director Noud and Truus van Hout from The Netherlands. The foundation works to educate street children in Tanzania since 2003. Watoto Foundation is a vocational training centre. Children who suffer from addiction to drugs, glue and alcohol are given the opportunity to build a new life. The Foundation offers them the chance for an education, which will equip them with the necessary skills to find a job. This is unique in a country where 70% of the population are unemployed. Staying at Kiboko Lodge is possible from $89 per person during high season and $75 per person in low season!
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
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Elina wrote a review Mar 2021
7 contributions5 helpful votes
A wonderful green oasis to recharge your batteries and forget about everything else. We stayed three nights after our safari and it was just what we needed. Kiboko lodge is run by Frank and Joyce who are the most welcoming couple. Our wonderful host Tecla made us feel at home at every turn. The food here is excellent! Edward is a super talented chef who surprised us with new flavors every day. A recommendation for the mountain biking with Japhet, who took us on a fun and sportive half day -trip.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Frank Robert, General Manager at Kiboko Lodge
Responded 12 May 2021
Dear Toisetreis It is correct that our ‘bird’s paradise’ is a wonderful place to stay and we are happy to see that you enjoyed it so much. That our team has given you a good service and the food was delicious makes us very happy. Hope to see you again. Karibu tena. Best Regards, Joyce, Frank & the team
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jpmm33 wrote a review Feb 2021
Vienna, Austria12 contributions10 helpful votes
With the view of Mount Meru, a wonderful small and quiet place /lodge managed by nice and competent people. 2 or 3 nights without noises and stress, enjoying the birds and the landscape. This experience will bring you lots of positive effects for your soul and life. The lodge is a creation of a foundation which helps young girls and boys to receive an education in the tourism branch. What's a marvelous combination.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
mhilten wrote a review Jan 2021
Angers, France2 contributions1 helpful vote
The place is beautiful located.Very peaceful.The couple who run the place are very kind and helpful and willing to make the best of your stay. The food is nice,the service very good .The fact they are training streetchildren gives it an extra plus.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Brian N wrote a review Nov 2020
East Horsley, United Kingdom1 contribution
Beautiful place to stay. Super friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble. They live their motto - "come as a client, leave as a friend". No sign of Covid, although they are very professional about taking all the required precautions. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Frank Robert, General Manager at Kiboko Lodge
Responded 16 Nov 2020
Dear Brian, We appreciate your stay so much and it is good to read that you had wonderful stay, "come as a client, leave as a friend" Best wishes, Joyce, Frank and our team
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Shelley Preece wrote a review Sep 2020
Moshi, Tanzania1 contribution
Dear Frank and staff, I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome and lovely decorations you put up for me for my birthday wish was lovely. We loved the location with the swamp and tea room where you could sit and experience the sounds of nature and views. The staff were brilliant -so friendly and always smiling and were more than happy to everything to accommodate our stay. The rooms are very comfortable with all amenities and African furnishings. The fact that the lodge is linked to the Watato foundation assisting street kids is also a wonderful way for them to get training and support. The food was so delicious and the setting was so amazing. The road is not great and get my car a bit of a rattling so its great if guests can stay two nights and get to know the area. We will definitely be back and will recommend to other friends and colleagues Thanks again for making my birthday so special and glad the staff also enjoyed Shelley - Moshi - African Scenic Safaris
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Frank Robert, General Manager at Kiboko Lodge
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Dear Shelley, Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you in the future time. Best regards, Joyce, Frank and Kiboko Lodge team.
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US$114 - US$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiboko Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kiboko Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ngurdoto Crater (3.9 km) and Mount Meru Waterfall (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kiboko Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kiboko Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kiboko Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Kiboko Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kiboko Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kiboko Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.