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Hondo Hondo Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stayed here on a camping basis and were thrilled that we did. The staff were simply wonderful. The place is brilliantly run and we enjoyed our time here enormously. The food was excellent and the staff that served us were superb. Advice on where to go and what to see was excellent. We also really liked the pleasant, tranquil...

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We spent 3 nights here and had a great time. We were driven from Mikumi NP, it was really interesting to see the glimpses of the villages on the way (village people have a pretty hard life out here). We stayed in one of the bandas which was really well designed and finished, as were the toilets and showers. The...

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Ruaha
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

During August we embarked on a birding adventure to Udzungwa and I am so happy we decided on Hondo Hondo!! We took a bus from Dar Es Salaam to Ifakara which goes right by Hondo Hondo. On our arrival we were greeted by a very friendly Geoffrey and were unexpectedly upgraded due to nature's Hazzards. The tents are really lovely,...

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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just had another amazing stay at this wonderful oasis. We spent two stop over nights at Hondo Hondo on our way in and out of travelling further into Tanzania. Both nights were amazingly as always. Sharon, Godfrey and the team looked after us with amazing service. The bar and restaurant were amazing places to unwind. The steak and source were...

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I visited here twice each just for one night but what a welcome! Very friendly and helpful staff. Good food and a wonderful break from the dusty and bumpy roads. Very relaxing banda, clean and very comfortable. Local wildlife easily visible as on edge of National Park.

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Holland
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We felt very welcome during our stay. Sharon was very helpful and made sure everything was perfect. Hondo hondo was everything we needed after 8 days of safari. Excellent food, lovely staff and comfortable tents. Not to forget Bella, the cute donkey which our son adored very much. All in all, we had an amazing stay and definitely hope to...

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Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved our three days at Hondo Hondo. It's situation on the edge of the national park is perfect - with the red colobus monkeys and other species coming down to camp. We camped and it was very well set up for camping, but we were also made very welcome at the bar area and had an excellent meal...

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Tilburg
Reviewed 31 July 2016

in the brochure it is a 2 star hotel, but I think it is much more than that. Very friendly staff. They offer "free" bird watching trips with good guides. The manager was very helpfull even when my creditcard was declined by the NP Udzungwa. A great place to be.

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1Thank EvH1971
Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Just spent 2 nights with my family at the camp. The staff are friendly and the Camp manager, Sharon, is very helpful. We had a good breakfast and the dinner's were so nice after a long day of travel and climbing/hiking the Udzungwa mountains! Just what we needed.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We spent a couple of nights at the Hondo Hondo Lodge, and was bowled over from first sight. Beautiful setting in the Udzungwa area, accommodation is a choice of Banda (mud hut), or a tent. we choose the Banda, it was the cheaper option. I was pleasantly surprised, we arrived midday the room was cool, sparsely furnished but adequate. All...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hondo Hondo (Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp) is on the border of the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. We offer comfortable accommodation in well equipped en-suite tented rooms in our atmospheric grounds. For those on a budget, there are traditional thatched huts or a campsite. Our restaurant serves good quality meals catering to all tastes, and ice-cold drinks are available from the comfortable bar. The lodge grounds are often visited by troops of colobus monkeys and up to 86 species on birds have been identified onsite. A great base from which to explore the Udzungwa Mountains National Park and the little visited Kilombero Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hondo Hondo Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp

Address: Main Road | Mangula, Kilombero Valley, Udzungwa Mountains National Park 34514, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Iringa Region > Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Price Range: $338 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hondo Hondo Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Depends on your budget, from bring your own tent, to banda's, to glamping luxury tents. All are good”
 of 5 bubbles JoolsSore, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All Bandas are together, ask for a larger one if you get a choice, it may be cooler at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 356lynn1953, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you do the hikes in the area, rooms are great but nature is better.”
 of 5 bubbles jetfuel71, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford it, go en suite”
 of 5 bubbles MangoLycheeA, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Don't go.”
 of 5 bubbles Monika_xyz, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
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