Set amidst stunning scenery with long views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, the KIA lodge makes the ideal starting or finishing point for a safari on the famous Tanzanian northern circuit. Or for a climb of celebrated Mount Kilimanjaro. Set amids lush tropical gardens, alive with over 100 species of birds, it also lies within easy reach (3 minutes) of the Kilimanjaro international airport.
3 minutes from KIA (Kilimanjaro International Airport), the lodge is ideally placed for internal travel within Tanzania. Arusha is connected by daily internal flights with Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Mwanza. There are several flights weekly to the Seronera airstrip in Serengeti National Park, Musoma and Shinyanga. There are also frequent flights to Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. Several international airlines have flights into Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), which is half way between Arusha and Moshi whilst a number of internal flights use Arusha Airport (about 8km out of town).
Set amid spectacular scenery, the KIA Lodge offers 40 en suite air- conditioned cottage-styled rooms. Each cottage has been built in traditional style and features natural thatch and local arts and crafts such as the famous ‘Tinga tinga’ paintings and a broad range of Makonde carving. Each room offers both telephone and safe facilities.
Dining and bars
The lodge offers a wide range of international and local cuisine and a well-stocked bar.The KIA Lodgemenu will typically include a wide selection of East Africa, Tanzania and traditional safari choices as well as numerous international choices.
Conferences and events
KIA Lodge does not offer specific conference facilities but will be happy to quote for small meetings and social gatherings. A wide range of Tanzania incentives can also be arranged in or around the area.
Weddings and honeymoons
KIA Lodge makes an ideal Tanzania wedding destination.
KIA Lodge welcomes children and will be pleased to supply additional beds.
What to see and do
The lodge’s swimming pool and sundeck is spectacularly located on top of a hill affording a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, the Maasai steppe and onwards. Close by is Arusha National Park.
The lodge offers WIFI connections (public areas only) and internet service. The lodge can also arrange:
Trips to Meru, The Blue Mountains or the Maasai Plains.
Ornithological tours of the surrounding area – host to 100 species.
Visits to Lake Manyara.
Visits to authentic Maasai villages and markets.
Safari experiences in and around Arusha
Typical Tanzania safari experiences at KIA Lodge:
Safari game drives in especially adapted 4WD safari vehicles (with professionally trained Tanzania safari guides), safari bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners; cocktails around the lodge safari campfire and guided safari walks in Arusha National Park. KIA Lodge also offers ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local Maasai people of Tanzania.