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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My husband and I went to Tanzania to climb Mt Kilimanjaro 9 days, and go on safari (8 days). At the end of our trip we stayed at Ndarakwai Ranch. We felt so lucky our outfitter had recommended it! The tents are beautifully decorated with antique wooden furniture, private showers and flush toilets. The animals wander through in a relaxed...

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Ndarakwai, Owner at Ndarakwai Ranch Camp, responded to this review

Hi Sally, I am very glad you enjoyed your stay with us, i hope the rest of your trip went well! We are still working on creating a sustainable fish farm close by, and are also in the process of supplying people in the community with bee hives as a potential honey business too. Thanks again for you review and...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Ndarakwai Ranch is one of those remarkable places you feel privileged to visit even once in your life. Straight out of a Hemingway novel, the property is distinctive in a variety of ways - raised platform "tents" provide more luxury than most brick-and-mortar hotel rooms, the surrounding lands are teeming with natural beauty and wildlife, and the staff is beyond...

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Ndarakwai, Owner at Ndarakwai Ranch Camp, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, I'm really glad you enjoyed your time with us! The afternoon game walk with sundowners at the treehouse is the perfect combination. Hope you all made it up the mountain!

Reviewed 20 March 2014

Ndarakwai is a special place in Tanzania and a special place in Africa. Well within an hours drive from Kilimanjaro international airport, I was astounded how quickly I felt myself stepping into Africa of old. The ranch sits amid seven hills between Kilimanjaro and her sister Mount Meru, and is picturesque and evocative to days gone by as one could...

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Ndarakwai, Owner at Ndarakwai Ranch Camp, responded to this review

Hi Neil, Thanks for the review! It was great meeting you during your visit and i'm glad you enjoyed your stay. You are most welcome anytime!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed at Ndarakwai the night before starting a Kilimanjaro climb. It was wonderfully relaxing - we had everything we needed or wanted and at the same time felt part of the natural habitat. The dining area and reception area are all open buildings so you could hear and see the wildlife and the luxury tents were amazing. So simple...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Some friends and I came here for a day trip to go on a game drive and have a delicious lunch. The ranch is amazing, stunning views in every direction. And while on the game drive we got to see plenty of game, there was definitely no shortage of animals for our up close and personal viewing pleasure. Not to...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Ndarakwai was the first stop on our African adventure. We stayed there about a year ago and had an amazing time. Upon arriving we were warmly welcomed by the staff and made to feel like we were at a home away from home. From the open welcome area to the majestic open air dining area to the unique tented villas,...

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London
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Hospitality at it's finest! We received the warmest welcome from the staff at Ndarakwai- ever attentive and ever smiling. The ranch itself is breathtaking, as is the camp. The luxury tents are decorated beautifully, simple yet classy, giving off a real 'out of Africa' feel. I was extremely impressed by their eco friendly practices (home grown veges, use of available...

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Martha's Vineyard
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Our large group of 18 stayed here for two nights at the beginning of our Tanzanian safari. The dining staff were particularly attentive and very good. The food was plentiful and delightful. The tents were quite luxurious and decorated beautifully. Unfortunately, the solar shower did not work well for us, and we enjoyed a cold shower both mornings. The beds...

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Ndarakwai, Owner at Ndarakwai Ranch Camp, responded to this review

Hi Knows, Thank you very much for your review and thank you for posting the photos! Im glad you like the food; our cook has been with us for over 20 years, and all of the produce we use we either grow ourselves or buy locally. The tents we make ourselves on the property out of large rolls of canvas...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Stayed there for 10 days, for work. I've never seen such nice tents. Wooden floors, separate bathroom and restroom, hot water. The most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. No insects at all in the tents. The staff is amazing, the food is delicious. So calm, so quiet, far from civilization as we know it. First time I was able...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

If you like peace and quiet or need constant stimulation, this is the place for you! I had arrived with three other friends from Arusha, Tanzania, Africa, to this most outstanding ranch that I have honestly speaking, ever seen in my entire years of living. I have been to other lodges and ranches but this one, this one was something...

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Started in 1994, Ndarakwai is a unique success story of land and wildlife rehabilitation, the first of its kind in Tanzania. With about 70 mammal species and over 350 bird species in a combination of high long grass plains, classic Acacia savannah, Commiphora thickets, and riparian habitats, a stay at Ndarakwai is a great addition to any safari itinerary. Ndarakwai Camp, with 14 large comfortable and individually decorated tents, is set at 4200 feet in the midst of an 11,000 acre privately-owned ranch in Siha District, West Kilimanjaro. Ndarakwai offers a high degree of personalized service, attention to detail, great food, as well as a wide variety of excellent wildlife related activities, cultural experiences, and excursions. What really sets us apart from National parks is our ability to offer half and full day walks with an experienced guide, as well as night game drives. These are two things you are not able to do in the parks. If it is birding on foot, or searching for nocturnal animals by spotlight, Ndarakwai is for you! Ndarakwai strives to be the best in luxury tented camping while maintaining the principles of responsible environmental stewardship. Extensive use of solar power (for electricity and hot water), the use of clay ovens for cooking, preference for local produce, combined with 11,000 protected acres of bush and woodland give confidence the camp is being established as carbon neutral. ... more   less 

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Address: | On the slopes of West Kilimanjaro, Moshi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Ndarakwai Ranch Camp Hotel Moshi
Ndarakwai Ranch Camp Moshi, Tanzania - Kilimanjaro
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