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Kia Lodge

Quaint and quiet Kia Lodge is very close to Kilimanjaro airport, which is ideal after a long flight. The handsome grounds are landscaped with a variety of local trees, shrubs and plants that provide a great habitat for a variety of birds. The staff are very laid-back but genuinely helpful.


The bungalows are clean, well decorated if a little careworn, decorated in a Maasai style with good bathrooms.  The air-conditioning systems cannot operate if the voltage drops too low, so it can get uncomfortable at night during a ‘grey-out’.  Mosquito nets are provided.  The majority of the rooms are spacious, but the triple rooms can be a bit cramped if uyou have a lot of luggage.


The buffet breakfast has been described as phenomenal, and will be laid on for early departures; both indoor and outdoor dining is available. The buffet dinner can have a limited choice, but is offered to late arrivals.


This is a picturesque lodge, and the elevated pool itself is a little green, but is a great place to relax and take in the views of Kilimanjaro and the aeroplanes at JRO, or use the free internet service at the bar. The tanzanite at the gift shop is charged very much higher than market rates.  

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