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Mount Kilimanjaro Hotels – The 13 Best Places For Post-Climbing R&R

Lindsay Stevens

You've reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and safely made your descent. Now, it's time for you to find the best place for getting some well-deserved rest and recuperation before your flight home. 

In this article, I'll share my insights on the best Kilimanjaro hotels - ranging from luxury accommodation to budget accommodation. 

Let's begin. 

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Mount Kilimanjaro Hotels

If you're anything like me, you'll want accommodation with a great location, good-quality services and excellent value-for-money. I've travelled to Tanzania several times over the years and my top five Kilimanjaro hotels are: 

  1. The Pink Flamingo
  2. Kaliwa Lodge
  3. Shimbwe Meadows Guest House
  4. Kilimanjaro Mad Monkey's Hotel
  5. Rafiki Backpackers & Guest House

Without further ado, let's talk about all of the best Mount Kilimanjaro Hotels! 

Luxury Hotels Near Mount Kilimanjaro

Pink Flamingo - 9.7/10

Nestled amidst lush hillocks and tropical rainforests, the Pink Flamingo gives guests the rare opportunity to embrace nature up-close while still enjoying a quiet and luxurious holiday. The surrounding area also has some excellent cycling routes, making it easy for guests to explore Moshi on two wheels and take in the sights. The good news for climbers is that the Pink Flamingo is only 20km (12.4 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro, which means they can get in a good hike during daylight hours and be back in time for a relaxing dinner by sunset. 

Accommodation at the Pink Flamingo comes equipped with a wardrobe, seating area, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, flat-screen satellite TV, a coffee machine and a private bathroom containing a shower, hair dryer and complimentary slippers. Some rooms also have their own kitchens with a microwave, oven and fridge.

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The Pink Flamingo offers its guests world-class facilities and services like: 

  • free private parking
  • restaurant
  • outdoor swimming pool and bar
  • terrace with a dart board
  • shared lounge
  • garden with barbeque area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • free Wi-Fi
  • airport transfers
  • room service
  • continental breakfast
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The Pink Flamingo offers spacious and luxurious accommodation in the form of deluxe rooms, suites, family bungalows and even private apartments with their own swimming pools. Accommodation at the Pink Flamingo generally costs between $180-$370, which is quite pricey. But you can rest assured that the exquisite location, luxurious amenities and friendly staff will make it worth your while. 

Overall Rating

9.7/10

Location

9.5/10

Rooms

9.9/10

Facilities 

9.8/10

Staff Friendliness

9.8/10

Services

9.8/10

Kaliwa Lodge - 9/10

This lodge experiences offers guests and climbers alike the allure of luxury accommodation and close proximity to the Machame Gate entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

Nestled in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, Kaliwa Lodge offers stunning views of the mountain and the Weru Weru Rift and Forest from its wooden terrace, teeming with wildlife in a tropical landscape.

Guests can kick back with a carafe of quality liquor at Papa Kilimanjaro's Whisky Bar, the lodge's premium bar offering an array of international whiskeys.  

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Other facilities and services at Kaliwa Lodge include: 

  • airport shuttle
  • restaurant and bar
  • terrace
  • garden
  • free parking
  • free Wi-Fi
  • organised activities and climbing tours in the area
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Guest rooms (double, twin, single and triple) at Kaliwa Lodge have spacious seating areas as well as private bathrooms equipped with showers. Prices for rooms at Kaliwa Lodge are approximately between $90-$265 per night. 

Overall Rating

9/10

Location

9.3/10

Rooms

8.7/10

Facilities 

8.8/10

Staff Friendliness

9.5/10

Services

8.2/10

The Kilimanjaro Luxury Tented Camps - 8.5/10

If you haven't had your fill of camping on Kilimanjaro, then this accommodation spot might be just the thing for you. At Kilimanjaro Luxury Tented Camps, you an enjoy an authentic Tanzanian camping experience with all the creature comforts of home you're used to. 

Guests have exquisite views of Mount Kilimanjaro from Kilimanjaro Luxury Tented Camps while enjoying activities geared towards wellness. The campsite is also less than 30km (18.7 mi) from both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, giving guests opportunities to enjoy a rare combination of hiking and safari tours. 

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Here are some facilities and services that guests can enjoy during their stay at Kilimanjaro Luxury Tented Camps: 

  • restaurant and bar
  • free private parking
  • outdoor swimming pool
  • garden and terrace
  • free Wi-Fi
  • sauna
  • hot tub
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Accommodation at Kilimanjaro Luxury Tented Camps takes the form of tents which can fit extra-large double beds within. Guests also have access to flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms containing showers, hairdryers and complimentary bathrobes in their tents. These tents typically cost guests anywhere between $235-$450 per night.  

Overall Rating

8.5/10

Location

8.9/10

Rooms

9/10

Facilities 

9.3/10

Staff Friendliness

8.2/10

Services

9.1/10

Chanya Lodge - 8/10

Located close to Moshi Mosque, Chanya Lodge offers guests the bustling excitement of city life with a luxurious stay exuding stunning views and tranquility. Chanya Lodge is also just 29km (18 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro, making it one of many ideal Kilimanjaro hotels for hikers after a gruelling climb up and down the famous mountain. 

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Chanya Lodge offers the following facilities and services:

  • restaurant
  • free private parking
  • free Wi-Fi
  • outdoor swimming pool and bar
  • garden and terrace
  • shared lounge
  • luggage storage
  • room service
  • continental or Asian breakfast
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Each room (twin, double, triple and family size) at Chanya Lodge comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, a writing desk, a safety deposit box, a private bathroom and a seating area. Some rooms also come equipped with a patio and garden views. Rooms cost approximately between $115-$310 per night. 

Overall Rating

8/10

Location

7.9/10

Rooms

8.4/10

Facilities 

8.2/10

Staff Friendliness

9.1/10

Services

8/10

Mid-Range Hotels Near Mount Kilimanjaro

Shimbwe Meadows Guest House - 9.3/10

This accommodation hotspot is the epitome of tranquility and exquisite garden views. Shimbwe Meadows Guest House is ideally located roughly 30 km (18.7 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro and 11km (6.9 mi) from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, in case you need medical attention after a gruelling climb up the mountain. 

Guests at Shimbwe Meadows Guest House can enjoy regional tourist activities and other cultural pursuits - like fishing by Lake Chala or attending the annual Kilifair in Arusha

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As one of the best Kilimanjaro hotels, Shimbwe Meadows offers its guests the following facilities and services: 

  • restaurant and bar
  • garden
  • shared lounge
  • free private parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • free Wi-Fi
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Rooms at Shimbwe Meadows come equipped with standard amenities like a kettle, a writing desk, a private bathroom and complimentary slippers to help guests kick back and relax. Shimbwe Meadows only offers single rooms which cost roughly $27 per night.  

Overall Rating

9.3/10

Location

9.2/10

Rooms

8.5/10

Facilities 

8.9/10

Staff Friendliness

9.7/10

Services

9.2/10

Parkview Inn - 8.4/10

Located close to Uhuru Park in neighbouring Nairobi with stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro on the other side, the Parkview Inn gives guests the best of both worlds with exploring both Tanzania and Kenya in a single trip. 

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Parkview inn offers guests some of these premium facilities and services:

  • airport transfers
  • restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • tour desk
  • free Wi-Fi
  • terrace with outdoor swimming pool
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The Parkview Inn offers guests spacious accommodation in the form of double and deluxe rooms. Each room comes equipped with air conditioning, a writing desk, TV, mini-fridge, a private bathroom containing either a shower or bathtub and complimentary toiletries. Guests can expect to pay between $75-$120 per night.   

Overall Rating

8.4/10

Location

9.1/10

Rooms

8.5/10

Facilities 

8.6/10

Staff Friendliness

9.2/10

Services

8.6/10

Ameg Lodge Kilimanjaro - 8.2/10

This lodge experience offers guests affordable accommodation with a touch of class. When guests aren't climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, they can still enjoy breathtaking views of the slopes from their rooms and the picturesque garden. 

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Ameg Lodge offers guests an array of activities, facilities and services, ensuring that they never have a dull moment during their stay: 

  • restaurant and bar
  • shared lounge
  • free private parking
  • outdoor pool (available year-round)
  • fitness centre
  • coffee and cultural tours
  • waterfall visits
  • golfing
  • hiking
  • bike hire
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Rooms (standard twin rooms and junior suites) at Ameg Lodge offer the very best in luxury and comfort with air conditioning, satellite TV, spacious seating areas (in some rooms only) and private bathrooms with all the bells and whistles. Accommodation at Ameg Lodge costs guests approximately between $60-$155 per night.    

Overall Rating

8.2/10

Location

8.4/10

Rooms

7.9/10

Facilities 

8.2/10

Staff Friendliness

9/10

Services

8.2/10

Kilimanjaro Loitokitok Resort - 7.9/10

This picturesque resort is located in Oloitokitok, a small town bordering Kenya and Tanzania. Kilimanjaro Loitokitok Resort is also conveniently located just over 40km (25 mi) from both Amboseli National Park and the Machame gate of Mount Kilimanjaro for climbers looking to also enjoy a combined cross country safari adventure

Each room at Kilimanjaro Loitokitok Resort comes equipped with a wardrobe, a private bathroom with a bathtub and complimentary slippers, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms also come equipped with a balcony with exquisite views of Oloitokitok.

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At Loitokitok Resort, guests have access to numerous facilities and services like: 

  • restaurant and bar
  • 24-hour front desk
  • shared lounge and kitchen
  • garden
  • free private parking
  • free Wi-Fi
  • currency exchange
  • children's playground
  • continental breakfast
  • room service
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Kilimanjaro Loitokitok Resort offers guests deluxe single rooms, deluxe double rooms and budget double or twin rooms for those looking to save a little cash. Accommodation at Loitokitok Resort costs approximately between $65-$95 per night. 

Overall Rating

7.9/10

Location

9.3/10

Rooms

7.9/10

Facilities 

7.7/10

Staff Friendliness

9.8/10

Services

8/10

Panama Garden Resort - 7.6/10

Just 22km (13.7 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro, Panama Garden Resort is one of many ideal Kilimanjaro hotels for mountaineers. The resort offers its guests scores of activities so they can explore picturesque Moshi and experience the best in East African culture. 

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Panama Garden Resort has numerous facilities and services which guests can enjoy during their stay: 

  • restaurant and bar
  • shared lounge and kitchen area
  • free Wi-Fi
  • free private parking
  • airport shuttle
  • outdoor swimming pool
  • garden 
  • 24-hour front desk
  • continental or buffet breakfast
  • facilities for water sports
  • children's playground
  • car and bicycle hire
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Panama Garden Resort offers a variety of accommodation (deluxe rooms and suites) complete with amenities like air conditioning, satellite TV, a writing desk, a kettle, a safety deposit box, a seating area and a private bathroom including a shower and complimentary bathrobe and slippers. Rooms at Panama Garden Resort typically cost guests anywhere from $80-$250 per night.

Overall Rating

7.6/10

Location

8.4/10

Rooms

7.3/10

Facilities 

7.5/10

Staff Friendliness

8.4/10

Services

7.6/10

Budget Hotels Near Mount Kilimanjaro

We Travel Hostel - 9/10

What you lack in the way of privacy is more than compensated for with affordable rates and superb services at the We Travel Hostel in Moshi. It's also a mere 100m (328 ft.) from the famous Main Market, making it a great location for sightseeing and enjoying authentic and delicious Tanzanian street food. We Travel is also conveniently located 300m (under 1000 ft.) from Mawenzi Hospital in case of medical emergencies. 

Please note: The rooms at the We Travel Hostel are all non-smoking and come equipped with a shared bathroom. 

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Here are some facilities and services offered by We Travel:

  • airport transfers
  • restaurant
  • bar
  • barbeque area
  • free Wi-Fi
  • on-site ATM machine
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Guests at the We Travel Hostel have a choice between shared or private accommodation in the way of dormitory-styled rooms (including a female-only dormitory) with 4-8 beds and budget triple rooms. Costs for accommodation at We Travel range between $10-$40 per night, which is very reasonable in comparison with trips to and from Mount Kilimanjaro on a more expensive climbing tour.  

Overall Rating

9/10

Location

9.3/10

Rooms

8.9/10

Facilities 

8.9/10

Staff Friendliness

9.3/10

Services

9.1/10

Kilimanjaro White House Hotel - 8.7/10

The Kilimanjaro White House Hotel is one of many Kilimanjaro hotels that are ideal before and after your Kilimanjaro climb, being just 26km (16 mi) away from the Roof of Africa. If climbing isn't your thing, this section of Moshi has some excellent cycling routes where you can hire bicycles and explore the city on two wheels.  

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Some popular facilities and services offered by the Kilimanjaro White House Hotel are: 

  • airport shuttle
  • free Wi-Fi
  • free private parking
  • restaurant and bar
  • communal lounge
  • tour desk
  • continental or full English/Irish breakfast
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The Kilimanjaro White House Hotel offers guests a variety of non-smoking rooms designed to suit any party size - budget double rooms, triple rooms and single rooms (small, standard and large). Each room has a separate bathroom with a bidet, a writing desk and a flat-screen TV. Prices for rooms range between $25-$75 per night. 

Overall Rating

8.7/10

Location

8.2/10

Rooms

9.1/10

Facilities 

8.7/10

Staff Friendliness

9.4/10

Services

9/10

Kilimanjaro Mad Monkey's Hotel - 8.6/10

The name might sound mental, but this is one of many Kilimanjaro hotels that comes highly recommended by its guests. Kilimanjaro Mad Monkey's Hotel is located approximately 23km (14.3 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro.

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The Kilimanjaro Mad Monkey's Hotel has facilities and services you're already familiar with and ones that will come as a pleasant surprise such as:

  • restaurant and bar
  • communal lounge with a karaoke machine
  • business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • currency exchange
  • free Wi-Fi
  • free bike rides
  • children's playground
  • mini-golf course
  • tennis court
  • continental or buffet breakfast 
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The Kilimanjaro Mad Monkey's Hotel comes equipped with single rooms, double rooms and a mixed dormitory room with 4 beds with outstanding garden views and access to barbecue facilities. Prices for these rooms range between $5-$20 per night. 

Overall Rating

8.6/10

Location

8.4/10

Rooms

8.6/10

Facilities 

8.5/10

Staff Friendliness

9.3/10

Services

9.3/10

Rafiki Backpackers & Guest House - 8.4/10

If it's affordable accommodation that you're after, then Rafiki Backpackers & Guest House is one of many budget Kilimanjaro hotels which fit the bill. Rafiki Backpackers is just 24km (15 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro, offering stunning views of the Roof of Africa from its many terraces. Guests also have access to some choice cycling routes, which is an excellent way to explore Moshi and neighbouring Arusha. In case of medical emergencies, this guest house is also a mere 2km (1.2 mi) from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. 

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Guests have access to the following facilities and services at Rafiki Backpackers & Guest House:

  • airport shuttle
  • restaurant and bar
  • shared lounge
  • terrace
  • garden and barbecue facilities
  • free Wi-Fi
  • free private parking
  • currency exchange
  • close proximity to Aleems Grocery and Moshi Highway Supermarket
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Guests at Rafiki Backpackers can stay in either the mixed dormitory room or enjoy a little privacy with a budget double or budget twin room. Prices for accommodation range from $10-$35 per night, a steal for Kilimanjaro climbers looking to save a few bucks during their trip.   

Overall Rating

8.4/10

Location

7.9/10

Rooms

8.4/10

Facilities 

8/10

Staff Friendliness

9.1/10

Services

8.6/10

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Conclusion

And that's a wrap on the best Mount Kilimanjaro Hotels! I hope my insights help you to enjoy a good climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and bask in some well-earned rest and recuperation before and after. If there are any hotels you stayed at near Kilimanjaro which aren't included in this article, please let us know by leaving a comment below. 

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Lindsay Stevens

Lindsay is a well-travelled content editor and creative writer who has lived, studied and worked on three continents. She enjoys reading and writing travel blogs and is constantly on the lookout for the next big idea which will land her that coveted New York Bestseller/Hollywood acclaim and money in the bank.

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