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Kaliwa Lodge

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Property grounds
Double Room | Terrace/patio
Triple Room | In-room safe, free WiFi
Triple Room | In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Kaliwa Lodge

Kaliwa Lodge

4.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Machame with restaurant and bar/lounge

9,0/10 Superb

66 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Machame Road, Machame, 6967

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Kilimanjaro National Park - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Kilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.) - 56 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Machame Hospital Canteen - 7 min drive
  • Bar - 10 min drive
  • Starbucks - 13 min drive
  • Kwa Samweli - 14 min drive
  • Rambo Bar - 19 min drive

About this property

Kaliwa Lodge

Kaliwa Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 50 per vehicle one-way. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include a terrace and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, German, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property provides WiFi up to 200 MB per person, per day.
  • Please note that this property is located approximately 15 miles (25 kilometers) outside of Moshi.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Safari nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • English
  • German
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


<p>This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. </p><p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts cash.</p>

Also known as

Kaliwa Lodge Machame
Kaliwa Lodge
Kaliwa Machame
Kaliwa Lodge Lodge
Kaliwa Lodge Machame
Kaliwa Lodge Lodge Machame

Frequently asked questions

Does Kaliwa Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kaliwa Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Kaliwa Lodge?
As of 06 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kaliwa Lodge on 14 February 2023 start from R3 581, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kaliwa Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Kaliwa Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kaliwa Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Kaliwa Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kaliwa Lodge?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kaliwa Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes safari tours and ecotours. Kaliwa Lodge also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kaliwa Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Machame Hospital Canteen (3.5 mi), bar (4.4 mi), and Starbucks (6 mi).
What's the area around Kaliwa Lodge like?
Kaliwa Lodge is located by the river. Popular attractions include Kilimanjaro National Park, which is 36 minutes away by car. Travelers love the lodge's prime location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We enjoyed our stay at Kaliwa. The staff members were lovely--the people were the highlight of our stay. The rooms are practical but tastefully decorated, very clean, and pleasant. I'm very grateful that the Kaliwa team was accommodating when we realized that my father's CPAP breathing machine would need overnight electricity. Their quick thinking was very appreciated. The food was very nice and we enjoyed our stay very much.
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10/10 Exceptional

Brittany, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

facilities are okay. periodically lost electricity and hot water. the staff are wondferful, however.
KAREN, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful views of Kilimanjaro from deck !!
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little place, breathtaking views, friendly staff
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We warnt to come again
It was very beautiful. Very kindly staff
Johanna, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

It is in a unique location, very quiet and peaceful. The deck is very nice.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The view of Kilimanjaro was great. Did see it but is very weather dependent. Staff were brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble!
2-night family trip
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