Accommodation before and after Kilimanjaro
Where do you sleep on Kilimanjaro?
Unless you are on the Marangu Route, accommodation on Kilimanjaro will be in tents brought up by your porters. (Do not be tempted to sleep in any of the caves, which is against park regulations.) On the Marangu Route, camping is forbidden and instead people have to sleep in huts along the route. (You will see people camping on this route, but they are trekkers who took the Rongai Route to ascend and are now descending on Marangu.) The sleeping arrangements in these huts are usually dormitory-style, with anything from four to twenty beds per room.
Kambi ya Tembo, Sinya
Location: West Kilimanjaro, located at Sinya, a private concession, bordering Kenya at Amboseli National Park.
Accommodation: 10 luxury tents with en-suite facilities, each one under the shade of an old massive Acacia Tortilis tree, facing the snow-capped peak of the Kilimanjaro.
Activities: Game drives, night game drives, walking safaris, Cultural visits to local Maasai.
Location: The Marangu Hotel is on Kilimanjaro’s southern slopes, 6kms from Marangu gate. Accommodation: 26 farm-style rooms.
Activities: Swimming, walks to nearby village.
Protea Aishi Machame Hotel
Location: Situated at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, about 10kms from Machame gate.
Accommodation: 30 en-suite bedrooms overlooking landscaped gardens and snowy mountains.
Activities: Village walks, waterfalls visits, swimming, table tennis, gym.
Makoa Farm (Machame)
Location: Located near Kilimanjaro’s Machame gate, 45 minute drive from Arusha.
Accommodation: Two self-contained cottages, each with a private veranda and stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Activities: Horse riding
Location: Located on the way to Marangu, 3 km from the gate and about 68 km. from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Accommodation: 32 luxury rooms with Kilimanjaro view and are fitted with DSTV, telephones, air-conditioned.
Facilities: A well-stocked bar and restaurant serving international cuisine