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Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

7.3 km from Karatu centre
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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Rhotia Valley Road | 5 Km Off the Main Road Arusha - Serengeti, Karatu, Tanzania
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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We accidentally went to the tented lodge (we were looking for the coffee corner), but we were welcomed with smiles! A beautiful place for beers. Staff were lovely and very accommodating to the two random people that showed up at their doors. Would recommend, but with appointment ;)

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am struggling to write this one as I have mixed feelings about this lodge. Let me start with the positives: the orphanage/community/bakery etc projects are fantastic and really well run. We were happy to be able to support them and to visit. Great job! I booked directly and Valerio was very efficient and prompt with his emails ,providing lots...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights of our anniversary trip at the lodge and totally loved it. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the scenery was breathtaking, food was excellent, tents were clean and comfortable. It was an excellent place to relax and a perfect base for an amazing and unforgettable day trip to the Ngorongoro Crater.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful staff who arrange all trips in great detail. On return each evening, we were first greeted by the friendly dogs and then by the staff offering warm towels and cool drinks. Stayed in one of the newest tents which was very comfortable. Breathtaking views from the terrace, good food and beautiful dining area. The dawn chorus was also unique....

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from another wonderful week at this paradise location. As always accommodation, food and service right out of the top drawer, and the opportunities to visit the local communities and meet the people,. see how they live day to day, is a real eye-opener.

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We spent 4 nights at Rhotia and absolutely fell in love with the surroundings, the atmosphere and the whole concept behind the place. Practically everything is locally sourced and so much thought and effort has gone into ensuring that the lodge is self-sustaining, eco-friendly and boosting local emploment. All this without compromising on comfort and authenticity. We highly appreciated the...

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ValerioPreziosa, Manager at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Julie, thank you so much for this heart warming review of Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge and Children's Home. You described it incredibly well and we are very happy you enjoyed the offered activities, specially the very intense forest walk from the rim of the crater back to the lodge on which you and Sam established a new time record...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 5 December 2016

It’s a short drive from Lake Manyara airport to the lodge, but you will go through the village of Karatu and it might be hard to witness the conditions they live in… The lodge itself is located on a hill next to the forest that goes up to the crater rim. There’s a main area and 16 tents disposed in...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

To continue our amazing safari experience we had one night here on our way out to Arusha after the crater. Really glad we did, at the end of a road past many family dwellings and on the edge of the crater is the lodge, and it was worth the drive in. Spacious restaurant and bar area, all self sufficient including...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Most of the previous guests have already mentioned it and it's true: this is a beautiful lodge with fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley, delicious food, cozy rooms and a swimming pool where our child could comfortably splash around. But what really makes it special is the attention to detail and the personal service of the owners, manager and...

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ValerioPreziosa, Manager at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much Miranda ! Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge and Children's Home is looking forward for your next visit with your lovely family ! We are also renewing our bar and terrace to enjoy the views around the valley. Kairbu tena Rhotia ! Valerio

Amelia Island, Florida
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Up a 3 mile road, over a dirt road, viewing Napa like fields, and then you see it - sitting on the hill. There are two hills. One hosts the Children's Home and one the Tented Lodge. Spectacular views. The staff was so welcoming - from the first minute we arrived. We were shown to our little tent - cozy...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quietly tucked away on the top of a hill in rural Africa and, at the same time, located in the very heart of the Northern Tanzania safari circuit Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge breathes the atmosphere of true Africa. The lodge is built with indigenous hardwood and in traditional African style. It is in complete harmony with its surroundings. Yet, its spacious set up, personal and friendly service and its finishing touches, such as cozy sofas around the fireplace and warm decorative details, provide a perfectly balanced luxury. With only fifteen individual tents, Rhotia Valley has an intimate charm. Each of the comfortable tented houses has its own veranda with splendid view. The bathrooms are provided with hot and cold running water, shower and flush toilet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in our open dining area. Most of the vegetables and all the herbs are grown in our own garden. Daily we bake fresh bread in our Bakery. Moreover, we produce butter from the milk produced by our own cows. Facilities: - Swimming pool with panoramic view. - Wifi is available in the common dining area. - Conference Room fully equipped with beamer and flipchart. Rhotia Valley is more than a lodge. It is completed embedded in the community of Rhotia. Rhotia Valley consists of the Tented Lodge and, on the opposite hill, a CHILDREN'S HOME. Its aim is to give support to the people of the Rhotia area, all the staff and the children in the Home are from the local area. TWO HILLS, ONE GOAL! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Address: Rhotia Valley Road | 5 Km Off the Main Road Arusha - Serengeti, Karatu, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Price Range: $337 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Rhotia Valley Tented Hotel Karatu
Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge Tanzania/Karatu
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“ask for a tent with forest view”
  • forest view
  • tent
  • shower
  • balcony
 of 5 bubbles Mmerlot, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“all rooms seem very good with a nice view on the surrounding area”
 of 5 bubbles 71geo2015, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms further away from the main lodge are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles sjsarahs, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All tented lodges are at the edge of the hill with outdoor seating and views.”
 of 5 bubbles klaass45, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All the tent have a beatifull view and are quiet”
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