Group of elephants standing on the dry plains of West Kilimanjaro

West Kilimanjaro Tours and Travels

About West Kilimanjaro

The land to the north and west of Mount Kilimanjaro is a broad steppe of wild bush, Maasai villages and farms, which has been largely overlooked until recently. Where Amboseli is busy with visitors, West Kilimanjaro is virtually empty, allowing visitors to absorb their surroundings without the noise and chaos of hordes of other travellers. There may not be quite the same game densities on this side of the border just yet, but there is a great deal of glorious space and some incredible scenery to feast your eyes on.

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West Kilimanjaro Hotels

If you are planning a West Kilimanjaro holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Hatari Lodge West Kilimanjaro

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

A long cherished wish of Africa enthusiasts came true in September 2004: The former private homes of actor Hardy Krüger and his farm manager, Jim Mallory, became the centre of a luxurious new lodge. Located at the edge of Arusha National Park, close to the setting of the movie "HATARI!" and overlooking the world famous Mount Kilimanjaro and its neighbouring dormant volcano, Mount Meru, this lodge provides guests with comfort, elegance and a true taste of Africa.

Kambi ya Tembo Lodge West Kilimanjaro

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Kambi ya Tembo, which faces the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro consists of luxury tented accommodation with en suite facilities, each one under the shade of an old massive Acacia Tortilis tree. Guests are welcomed with a drink on arrival and can continue their gastronomic journey in the onsite restaurant. Kambi Ya Tembo Luxury Tented Camp is located at Sinya, a private concession of more than 75,000 acres, bordering Kenya at Amboseli National Park.

Ndarakwai West Kilimanjaro

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Ndarakwai Camp is a permanent tented lodge with spacious, rustic tents with thatched roofs, en suite bathrooms equipped with safari-style showers and a large separate dining area. The camp places a huge emphasis on sustainability and has successfully made itself almost carbon neutral. They also pay close attention to the issues of poaching and employment within the local communities. Ndarakwai Camp is on Ndarakwai Ranch, nestled in a lush forest that lines the seasonal Ngare Nairobi River (North).

Shumata Camp West Kilimanjaro

Our Category: Lavish   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Each tent has its own veranda with breathtaking views of miles and miles on end of beautiful African laandscape, overlooking the private Amboseli plains, the seven sisters and Kilimanjaro. The rooms are tastefully decorated in true safari style and furnished with traditional beds, cushions and a hanging closet, reminiscent of the 1920s explorer look. The camp is located at the foot of Kilimanjaro, deep in the traditional Maasai land, in an area known as Private Amboseli.

West Kilimanjaro Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to West Kilimanjaro.

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Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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