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Tloma Lodge

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- Beautiful scenery
- Cultural visits
- Rural location

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Tloma is an attractive, rural lodge located in the Karatu area of Northern Tanzania. Situated on the raised shoulder of a valley, the property affords wonderful views across the surrounding coffee plantations towards the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater.

The main building houses a pleasant lounge, dining area and viewing terrace. The beautiful gardens and large heated pool are a real draw, and a massage service is also available. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a change of pace and scenery after a busy safari schedule.

The range of activities on offer is superb, including visits to the forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, local waterfalls, and nearby farms and villages. Day trips to Lake Eyasi can also be arranged. Although the Ngorongoro Crater is quite some distance from the lodge and the property itself does not offer trips there, we tend to deploy vehicles for exclusive use with private guides, giving guests the flexibility to make the visit if they wish.

With 24 colonial cottage-style rooms and 12 more basic ‘garden-view’ rooms, the lodge is relatively large in size. All rooms are modest but spacious with twin or double beds, en-suite bathrooms and outdoor seating areas. Room and laundry services are available.

Children aged 6 years and up are welcome. There are 4 triple rooms, or 4 inter-connecting rooms depending on family requirements. The heated pool and lovely gardens are a real treat for families and a great place to rest between activities.

Tloma Lodge is a good quality, mid-range property in a peaceful and scenic location offering a wide range of activities and cultural experiences.

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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