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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2016

It was the first time I had travelled alone in a foreign country and I was honestly pretty worried, but as soon as I met Frank the manager, when he picked me up from the airport, I felt at home. He was very welcoming. He kindly arranged for me to go on a safari to Arusha National Park with a... More 

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much, it was great to have you, Your Visit is their Future, Karibu tena Kiboko lodge, Tanzania More 

Steinhagen, Germany
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

We were perfectly happy during our staying at Kiboko Lodge. Nice clean rooms, very friendly and attentive staff, tasty food...that all leaves nothing to be desired! Already planning our return by the end of the year!

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

It was great to have you here, the way you played the guitar was unforgettable experience. We are looking forward to see you again at the end of this year, karibu tena Dieter. More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We relaxed for 7 days and enjoyed the tranquil environment and good service from the friendly staff. Also the idea behind the lodge and to see how the former streetkids are performing is very inspiring. Nice spacy rooms and good food.

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the service was good, Your Visit is their Future, karibu sana More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We did not know it prior to arrival, but this place is staffed by people who were street kids and went through training to become staff members. They were very professional, friendly, and many hotels in the US could learn from their hospitality. The place is beautiful, relaxing, and we enjoyed our two nights there very much.

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Suzan, Thank you so much for your feedback, while it's very good for us to receive these kind words, it's even more helpful for future and potential clients to hear from your opinion about your experience of two nights staying at Watoto Foundation Kiboko lodge Your visit is their future! Thank you very much for all and warm greetings... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We spent four nights at Kiboko lodge. Lovely location, good food (and hygiene to match any European standards) and extraordinarily friendly service. Possibility to stroll around in the village with a guide gives a glimpse of African rural life. Watching birds directly from the breakfast table was a real treat.

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your valuable time, the entire staff at Kiboko lodge are very happy for your review and that your were satisfied with our services This will real help us for the other potential clients in future Ahsante sana, Karibu tena! Your Visit is their Future regards, Frank Robert More 

Redondo Beach, California
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

We spent four nights at Kiboko Lodge and enjoyed it immensely. The location was by far the most scenic and tranquil out of all our lodging while visiting Tanzania. And the service was impeccable, friendly, and personal. The beds were firm and comfortable. The shower had hot water, and there are flush toilets in the bathroom. Breakfast at the Tea... More 

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We thank you so much for the good review and that you were satisfied with our services during your stay at Kiboko Lodge We will always remember you as good clients who were very much interested with our project Watoto Foundation, thank you very much, karibu tena Tanzania, welcome again! Your Visit is their future! Thank you for... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

Very good hospitality,a beautiful, relaxing environment, and the fact that you support a well organized NGO, with healthy goals, makes it a great experience. The price/ quality relation is quite good: the lodge has comfort, is pretty and the price is very fair, and we support a great initiative.

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Frank R, Manager at Kiboko Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wim Greetings from Kiboko lodge staff and Management We thank you so much for the review and that you was satisfy with our services We wish you all the best, and hope whenever your in Tanzania Watoto Foundation Kiboko lodge will always be your right destination Your Visit is their Future! regards, Frank Robert Manager, Kiboko Lodge More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Kiboko Lodge provides wonderful peace and quiet - birds in the trees and cows in the distance, and twice a day the sound of schoolchildren passing! The perfect background for relaxing after maybe a hectic safari or mountain trek. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is delicious, and the plumbing works to perfection. Congratulations to the Watoto Foundation... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

A wonderful safari lodge on the edge of Arusha National Park. 5 star rooms in separate African style "bungalows", with toilet, shower, verandah,and fantastic views to Mt Meru. Excellent food and wonderful attentive staff. The Lodge is in the middle of unspoilt countryside, the only sounds being that of the birds which come and roost at night in their thousands... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Very, very special. On our trip we visited about ten different lodges and hotels. Only at Kiboko Lodge all staff members are local people, including the manager. (instead of European, Indian or Kenian) The result is a truly warm welcome atmosphere and service, although not always flawless. Like the stability of internet connection. But hey, I was here to relax,... More 

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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 $83 per person during high season and $73 per person in low season! ... more   less 

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Address: Ngurdoto Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Number of rooms: 21
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“Simba room is close to the grasslands and very private.”
 of 5 bubbles JoannN489, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“take the village walk, look at the stars at night, have breakfast early to see the most wildlife and get the best views of Mt. Meru.”
 of 5 bubbles A3873RHannam, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles alancN5492VX, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are very comfy, surrounded by trees and sounds of birds. Room number 1 is the honeymoon suite ;)”
 of 5 bubbles astridGent, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“wifi in the reception and dining area is free. in house nr 2 you also have wifi reception!”
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