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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stayed here for one night. After the two long flights to get to Kilimanjaro airport and then the drive here we felt some recuperation was in order before heading out to Ngorongora and the Serengeti for our week long safari with friends. Given the short duration of our stay in Arusha we didn't see the point in shelling out...

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

A lovely, quiet place to stay while around Arusha. Joyce, the owner, is a wonderful host and chef. The round cottages have comfortable beds, lovely bathrooms ( although they are only separated from the bedroom by a rock wall that doesn't go to the ceiling in case you are looking for total privacy) and reliable hot water, which isn't always...

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Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I came here with friends for a lovely lunch. This is a lodge located on a hill overlooking a lush valley. There are several round cottages with en suite bathroom. This review is only about the food as we did not stay here. While the road to get here is difficult it is worth it for the peace and beauty...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We stayed for 2 nights at Songota Falls Lodge. Although arriving late (9 p.m.) at Kilimanjaro Airport, Joyce arranged an airport pick-up (50 USD) ánd soup with bread for us (banana soup!). The bungalow was lovely, large double bed, good shower and plenty of space. Joyce helped us with everything and made us feel comfortable. The lodge is a short...

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Thank Jens C
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We have gone here when we needed a little breathing room and quiet space. The lodges are quiet and clean, traditional Maasai style with modern touches. Joyce is welcoming and the meals are tasty. We will definitely stay here again.

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1Thank Christine K
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Joyce could not do enough for us, a wonderful place to start and finish our Tanzanian adventures. Very quiet and the lodges are sweetly decorated and have good bathrooms. Access to Songota is via a currently unfinished road which is super bumpy so be prepared for an exciting ride! Well worth it though, the place is lovely, welcoming and kind...

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Thank to Joyce and her son I had a very nice stay in Arusha, the place is lovely and very quiet (15 minutes from the city center by taxis) and green with a very nice view over the valley. Joyce is very helpful and will make everything she can to make your stay very pleasant. She also is a great...

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1Thank Olivia F
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Thank you Joyce for hosting our family to a wonderful and very unforgettable stay! We Loved your banana soup and fresh bread! Your kindness and patience in answering our many questions was so appreciated. We will be back!!

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3Thank Bessie134
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2015

My stay at Songota Falls Lodge was outstanding. If you need to overnight anywhere near Arusha, this is your place, end of story. Songota Falls is a gem! Comfortable, quiet... Joyce made me feel like I was staying with family! The food is absolutely amazing too - the best I had in Tanzania. And the view from the restaurant is...

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Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Joyce and Ray are amazing hostess they have arranged transportation, Safari and a 1 day visit to Kilimanjaro. Joyce's homy food and the sounds of the jungle when you come from a safari day is all you need! Thank you so much for your friendship! Definitely a place to go back.....

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Address: 1134, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $63 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“this is not the Hilton, it is Africa, but all the rooms are well appointed and none is better than the next.”
 of 5 bubbles richardgY8861PQ, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are private bungalows.”
 of 5 bubbles K597KQrobh, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“choose a banda where you can see the cute bushbabies or the buzzard!”
 of 5 bubbles toobi2016, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Call Joyce and ask for availability and more. She will help with anything.”
 of 5 bubbles Esben32, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The neighborhood dogs do some barking at night, but otherwise very peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles joetori, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
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