Ndarakwai Lodge


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Ndarakwai Lodge is a permanent tented lodge on an 11,000 acre privately owned ranch in West Kilimanjaro. The ranch dates back to 1994 and has been a great success in land and wildlife rehabilitation. There are now some 70 species of mammals and 350 species of birds, making this a great wildlife destination. With stunning scenery and views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, this is also a wonderful place in which to relax. Ndarakwai is just 40 miles north of Kilimanjaro International Airport, so is easily accessible.

The lodge is built from local materials and is staffed by people from nearby villages and has close ties to the local communities. Accommodation is in 16 spacious tents with thatched roofs, en-suite bathrooms featuring safari-style showers and private verandas. The tents are set on raised wooden platforms and are spaced well apart. Food is a highlight and is served in the dedicated dining area or by the campfire. Bush breakfasts and picnic lunches can also arranged. In the evening guests can congregate around one of the two indoor fireplaces or the campfire, to enjoy snacks and sundowners before dinner.

This area is a combination of high long grass plains, acacia savannah and water courses and is home to a vast range of animal and bird life. Activities include game drives in open-sided vehicles both by day and night, guided walks and hikes on Kilimanjaro. It is possible to visit local Maasai villages and markets. 

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Ndarakwai Lodge

Ndarakwai Lodge

Ndarakwai Lodge is set on a privately owned ranch in West Kilimanjaro and has close links with the Maasai community.

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