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Mbaga Village, Manka District, Same, Tanzania
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Room & Suite (6)
Dining (3)
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good33%
  • Average33%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible0%
  • 06 Feb 2017
    “A good camping hub in a great location with a superb view”
  • 01 Mar 2016
    “A poorly run inn in a breathtaking mountain location”
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We visited this lodge as a couple camping with our two dogs, so we cannot say anything about the rooms. Also, please note that previous reviews (pre-2016) consider the old lodge (a hundred meters away) which is no longer in use other than as a...More

Thank Fishworkss
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Our room with private bath was spacious and the bed comfortable. However, in our three nights there we had no hot water, and after repeated complaints were permitted to use the shower in another part of the building -- half of which had no hot...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2015

It seems the Tona Lodge Annex is owned by the same person, but managed by another, a young couple, who have no basic understanding of what things cost in Tanzania or the world. The "Tona Lodge Annex" was built a few years ago. Tona Lodge...More

1  Thank definitivkeinavatar
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Sweet little place - only rated as average as it is very basic, expect a room with a bed (or a tent pitch) and local rice, beans and mandazis for foods. A perfect base to explore the Pare Mountains from.

1  Thank Gill_loui171
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Tona Lodge is a weird, winding complex of timber-built rooms perched on a steep mountainside and connected by some fairly long stairways. As a hotel it is just passably comfortable and you could pick out plenty of defects, not least of which are the poor...More

2  Thank ChristopherH932
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Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Same
Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Same
Traveller (19)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (3)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"The basement rooms smelled a bit moldy. Choose one upstairs and with a view!"
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"The timber-built room on stilts at the bottom of the complex is quite nice. You wake up to cloud mists..."
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