KIA LODGE- ARUSHA
Kia lodge is a mid range accommodation situated between the northern towns of Moshi and Arusha , 5minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport( gateway destination to different parts in Tanzania) to and approximately 30 minutes journey by Tax in Tanzania. The lodge is found on top of the hill with the beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and surrounding areas.
Kia lodge consist of 40 comfortable and elegant styled thatched brick cottages set in beautiful savannah gardens with the view of MT. Meru and Kilimanjaro that reflects the contemporary African traditional building style with grass thatched roof and bricks with modern comfort. Cottages can accommodate different guests, single, doubles, twin, triple and family rooms. Cottages are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of Clean flushing toilets, hot and cold showers with Bathtubs , mosquito nets, chairs and tables , Air conditioning , Flat screen TVs , extinguishers mention but a few. Rooms have private balconies, terraces and sitting areas, you relax while enjoying the spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro, MT Meru and surrounded lush garden. Rooms are well equipped with comfortable beds with washed clean beddings and ceiling fans. There are bonfires where fire glows with comfortable chairs; guests relax after Tanzania safari experience as they share stories not only that it also provides warmth to visitors during cold days. Room cost 200$ per night and above BUT the rate is not constant, it keeps changing especially during High season the rate goes slightly high than in Low season.
Kia lodge offers more services and facilities which include; A restaurant with additional poolside menu of light bites that serves different fresh 4 course meal continental , international and African inspired meals that meets guests choice ; breakfast in the bush, lunch fixed menu and dinner in the dining room(IN AND OUTDOOR DINNER) served by well trained, Welcoming and organized staff .
A well- stocked bar with a shared lounge with a view of the mount Kilimanjaro offering variety of good selection of drinks ; local ,cocktail, WHISKEYS, wines, spirits and international beers, you relax and sip the cocktail or monktail while overlooking the spectacular view of Mt Kilimanjaro , Mt Meru and surrounding area ,
A blue water swimming pool that cools off the hot Arusha afternoon with beautiful views, Free parking space available, Laundry AND IRONING services available , WIFI available at the lodge in the main building that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Business centers with conference that caters for over 20 people, wedding & meeting places for corporate function Healthy center with beauty spa offering Massage services and other treatment ,Curio Craft shop available at the lodge with more African style gifts like shoes, beads, clothes , safari essentials , Recreational areas available at the lodge like swimming, hiking and climbing , nature walks ,board games (football and tennis playing) and many others.
Arusha is the city in north eastern part of Tanzania lower mount Meru and on the eastern edge of the great Rift valley . Arusha town is the gate way to safari destinations in Tanzania and to Mt Kilimanjaro the highest Africa’s peak lying on 100Km northeast and west of Serengeti national park home of different wildlife like; Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, zebras, antelopes, Impalas ,Rhinoes, leopards etc. and different species of birds. Tanzania is an east African country bordering Uganda in the north, Kenya in the North east, Malawi and Mozambique in the south, Rwanda, Burundi and democratic Republic Congo in the west. Dodoma is the current capital city of Tanzania though Dar-el-salaam was the former. Arusha city has the total population of 416,442 and 323,198 of surrounding Arusha district. There are different activities to do while staying at the lodge include; city tour in Arusha town, Hiking and climbing at mount Kilimanjaro since it has three volcanic cones; Kibo , Mawezi and shira as a dormant volcanoes in Tanzania , bird watching/Birding , Visiting mount Meru water falls, Arusha village experience, Arusha declaration Museum etc and visiting different National parks in Tanzania . Arusha has different accommodation; budget , mid range and luxury accommodations which are friendly to guests visiting Tanzania