Acacia Farm Lodge

Acacia Farm Lodge

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#1 of 2 farmhouses in Karatu
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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ACACIA FARM LODGE is a romantic Country Lodge nestled in an active mixed farm located high on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment area with commanding panoramic views of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest area. The lodge is strategically located between the Tarangire National Park and Manyara National Park ON ONE SIDE and Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park ON ANOTHER SIDE. This is a perfect base from which to explore these four magnificent natural attractions in Tanzania.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles586 reviews
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Acacia Farm Lodge is celebrated for its vibrant atmosphere, where guests are often greeted with songs and dances, and can retreat to beautifully appointed, spacious rooms. The cleanliness of the lodge, from the rooms to the grounds, consistently earns high marks, as does the warm and personalized service provided by the attentive staff. While the WiFi may be hit-or-miss, the lodge's luxurious amenities and affordable spa services contribute to its excellent value. Located conveniently close to natural wonders like Ngorongoro Crater, Acacia Farm Lodge is a popular choice for safari-goers.
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Spacious
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Reasonable
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Warm
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GEDMOO wrote a review Feb 2020
Alexandria, Virginia3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Acacia Farms Lodge was a fantastic place to stay while we were on Safari in the Arusha area. It is in a secluded area outside of Arusha access is restricted to 4x4/off road vehicles however it was extremely safe and secure. The check in and out process was simple and streamlined. The rooms were modern, clean and stylish. Where AFL shines the most is the SERVICE!!! Excellent, top notch. We had our own butler/assistant but the entire staff was at our service, skilled, informed and kind. Food/wine was good as well, typically served family style. They have their own farm where most of the produce comes from so everything was fresh. Would def recommend AFL to anyone staying in the Arusha area! Added bonus...the scenery was amazing!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Dennis-A-Maganga, Assistant GM & Head of Marketing at Acacia Farm Lodge
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you very much. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We welcome you back anytime with much pleasure. :-)
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parrneal wrote a review Oct 2021
Morrow, Ohio51 contributions7 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved the Acacia Lodge. When we arrived we were greeted with a cool fruit drink , hot towels and beautiful song. Within 30 minutes we were able to get a massage and then relax at the pool. The accommodations were perfect every day Rehema would decorate our room with such creative designs and she also left us notes to help us learn Swahili. Every meal was fantastic. Ezekel Made every dinner a completely private event as we enjoyed our multi-course meal. The hot to order breakfast and the to-go lunches were all fantastic. Abu,our safari driver, Made sure we had all day adventures in the Park. We got to view the big five animals! My favorite close encounter was when Abu helped another driver with a flat tire in front of a pride of lions. We also did the garden and coffee tour with Pascal. There’s so much to learn about the people, culture and animals - everyone you are surrounded are fantastic teachers. My favorite time of the evening was our daily happy hour with assorted snacks that would just magically arrive! We would definitely recommend the lodge and the park. The park is so unbelievable you have to see it with your own eyes to believe it.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Go now if you can, tourism has not rebounded in the area yet.
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Response from Acacia Farm Lodge, Marketing at Acacia Farm Lodge
Responded Jan 21, 2022
Thank you so much for reviewing us and recommending us. It's great to learn that you had a wonderful time during your trip and stay in our Lodge. Much Greetings from Ezekiel and Rehema. Asante Sana
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Dalit wrote a review Jan 2023
21 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In December 2022, we stayed two nights at the FARM ACAIA hotel in Tanzania, a couple and three adult daughters. Every time we arrived to the hotel from our day out, the whole staff waited for us at the entrance with songs and dances "Akuna Matata", with soap and water to wash our hands and with sage fruit juice. We got immediately to know the highest level of service: Martin was assigned to be our personal assistant, he fulfilled every request with courtesy and professionalism and provided us with private and high quality meals. The hotel manager contacted us every evening to make sure we were satisfied and that we lacked nothing. When we were at dinner, the house kipper arranged the kitchen in the room, changed towels, arranged for us a good night performance using patterned towels and flowers, and left a lovely handwritten letter. The rooms are beautiful, clean, well-equipped and very large. They include a huge bedroom, a large bathroom with two sinks, a living room, a closet and a large balcony facing the crop fields belonging to the hotel. The hotel has a large pool and a great spa. When we left the hotel, all the staff came out singing and dancing to say goodbye to us. We had a great time at the hotel and we are sure that we will return.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Edward Panga, Marketing at Acacia Farm Lodge
Responded Mar 23, 2023
Dear Meander23803233039, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback during your recent visit to Acacia Farm Lodge. I'm glad our services, rooms and amenities were to your satisfaction and worked well for you. For us customer satisfaction comes first before anything. I am pleased to read that our staff made you feel welcomed and that our outstanding services was instrumental in making your stay an even more enjoyable one. Once again, thank you very much for your valuable feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Acacia Farm Lodge soon. Hakuna Matata! Warm Regards, Edward
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Jeffrey J wrote a review Aug 2023
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States105 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect lodge to relax after a long safari. This was by far the most luxurious stay of our entire 18 day safari. Upon arrival, we were greeted with singing, a warm pitcher of hot water and soap to clean our faces and hands after a dusty trip from the Serengeti and a glass of freshly squeezed watermelon juice. We were introduced the team who would be helping us during our stay including housekeeping, our "butler" at the restaurant and the massage/spa team. The rooms were very spacious with a living room and balcony and a huge bedroom with giant picture windows, a closet area and then a large bathroom. The bed was surrounded with mosquito netting at night and was very comfortable. The food is served in the dining building and was served buffet style and it was very good offering all kinds of options for everyone. We dined outside on the veranda which was very comfortable. Everyone on the staff was extremely helpful. The lodge is a working farm including growing their own coffee plants. It's very lush and tropical. It's a gated facility so it's very safe to walk around the property even in the evening after dinner. We were greeting each evening with a message from the housekeeping team which was fun. We did have a one-hour massage which was so relaxing after many hours bouncing around a jeep for two weeks on bumpy, dusty roads. It was a great place to end our trip.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alan_490416 wrote a review Jan 2020
Spain169 contributions116 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent just the one night here as a stopover between Lake Manyara NP and the Ngorongoro Crater but could easily have stayed longer. Happily I arrived early enough to sit out in the gardens admiring the views while having a beer prior to an excellent dinner. The single suites have a large bedroom, separate sitting room with fridge & tea/coffee making facilities and TV. The bathrooms are modern and everything works well. It's an excellently maintained property with very friendly and helpful staff. Recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Dennis-A-Maganga, Assistant GM & Head of Marketing at Acacia Farm Lodge
Responded Jan 5, 2020
Thank you, Alan. We greatly appreciate the review and the recommendation and we will keep up doing a wonderful job to all our incoming guests. We wish you a prosperous New Year and we welcome you back anytime! Asante! :-)
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Elaine wrote a review Jan 2023
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District151 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were greeted by staff with warm water to wash our hands & face & a cool drink, which was so welcome after so much traveling. The unit was spacious with a seperate sitting area as well as the bedroom & bathroom. The staff went out of their way to make us feel very special including decorating our room with towel animals & flowers. A big fuss was also made at dinner with our table decorated with flowers. As I had a birthday at that time, I was seranded by all the staff singing "Jambo" & given a birthday cake. We were also seranded when we were leaving. The food was only mediocre but the hospitality was amazing.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Edward Panga, Marketing at Acacia Farm Lodge
Responded Mar 23, 2023
Dear Jordanval, Thank you very much for your comment. It is our pleasure that you satisfied with the stay at our Lodge. Your comment definitely motivates us to keep our hospitality and service. We are really really glad you enjoyed your birthday, we have taken note on the food comment and have taken measures already to make improvements. We are looking forward to seeing you again in near future! Kind Regards, Edward Panga
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GoPlaces11279700069 wrote a review Apr 2021
11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a remarkable stay at this lodge. The rooms were extremely comfortable with comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, and beautiful balconies to enjoy the well kept gardens that surround the property. The pool was in a beautiful garden and was perfect for a cool dip after a long hot day in the car. The kids were very happy to have a place to play for awhile. The rooms had every comfort that you would expect in an upscale hotel in North America. The staff was amazing and made sure that we had everything that we could possibly need. The turn down service was beautiful each night with flowers that graced our room. We celebrated a birthday while we were there and they made sure that the room was decorated and that we had a great birthday celebration at dinner. The food was family style and was chef quality. There is nothing that we did not like about this hotel and we highly recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Acacia Farm Lodge, Marketing at Acacia Farm Lodge
Responded Jun 30, 2021
Wow! Your review has really drawn big smiles from our staff. Thank you so much as this means a lot to them and to all of us here. We can only get better. :-) Asante sana!
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Kim C wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel and rooms are beyond beautiful, magazine quality decor with authentic hospitality and comfort beyond expectations - we were sad we could only stay one night. The staff sings to you when you arrive and the sunset was so beautiful from the deck. Great break after a long hot day on safari in Tarangire
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dennis-A-Maganga, Assistant GM & Head of Marketing at Acacia Farm Lodge
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Thank you very much for the review. We truly appreciate it. You are so right, we have the highest reputation for authentic hospitality & comfort. We will keep working hard to keep the bar as high as possible. Karibu Tena!
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Charlie V wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 1 night at Acacia on August 11th 2021 on our way to Ngorongoro and Serengeti from Arusha. The Lodge is just awesome, never experienced something like that before, the atmosphere is so peaceful and relaxing. We took part to the Walking tour (45min) through the Garden and the Coffee plantation with a nice guide and then had a good coffee tasting at the coffee place.
We were four people and had one Twin room and one Double room, being honest both were just AMAZING ! Rooms are perfectly well decorated and very very spacious, amazing beds and views on the garden trough the large windows.
The staff is so gentle and kind, from their introduction at the check-in to the very last song they all sang together next to the car for us after the check out. We are already missing a lot that Lodge. One night there feels like a second home away from home.

Thanks a lot to all the staff for all their little attentions. We will be back for sure and will support that place a lot now back in Europe.

Long life to Acacia Farm Lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Dennis Maganga, Marketing at Acacia Farm Lodge
Responded Aug 31, 2021
Wow! We cannot be grateful enough for such a kind review and a vow of support from a distance. We promise to keep extending natural hospitality and astonishing service to all of our guests. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon in the near future. Thank you for all the well wishes. Karibu Tena (Swahili word for "Welcome Again")
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John and Karen L wrote a review Aug 2021
22 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived after sunset and were greeted by the staff as they sang a song for us. We were introduced to the staff and shown to our beautiful and large suite, which featured a living room, bedroom, big bathroom, and a private balcony overlooking the forest with hills in the distance. Due to Covid, there were only a few other guests that night and we had a romantic, candlelight dinner with just the two of us on the large balcony attached to the main building. The food was excellent!

When we went back to our room, we found flower petals in the shape of a heart on the table in the living room and on the floor of the bedroom with lit candles in the middle of each. That was a nice surprise and a great touch. Veronica left a sweet handwritten note with English words translated to Kiswahili, which we thought was great and is now in our photo album.

As we were leaving early the next morning, the staff again sang for us and added to our enjoyment.

Beautiful facilities. Great staff. Terrific food. We enjoyed our one-night stay immensely. We wish our stay was longer so that we could have fully enjoyed the grounds.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Dennis Maganga, Marketing at Acacia Farm Lodge
Responded Aug 31, 2021
We are delighted that you really enjoyed your stay with us very much. Please receive warm greetings from Veronica and the whole team from here. We'd like to thank you for such a good review as we are very confident it will lure more guestsH to discover our wonderful lodge and experience our natural hospitality. Hope to see you soon next time. Asante Sana
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DC Traveler asked a question Oct 2021
Montgomery Village, Maryland
Is there a charge for the coffee tour or is that part of your stay?
Answer from Edward Panga
Arusha Region, Tanzania2 contributions1 helpful vote
It's part of the stay. No extra charge.
Answer from nisha17082015
Ahmedabad, India97 contributions15 helpful votes
it is about 25 -30 minutes till the park gate (RIM)
Answer from Zulujasp
Westport, Ireland119 contributions32 helpful votes
Hi - we drank bottled water and used it to brush teeth. But this spot and would think others like it would use safe water for the cleaning of vegetables and salads. Its a lovely place and the last thing they would want would someone being ill. Great place! - hope you have a great time..
Catherine T asked a question Jun 2017
Southampton, Canada29 contributions19 helpful votes
How long is it to get to the Crater Do you have your own vehicles for safaris or do we use our own
Answer from rwk2708
Bracknell, United Kingdom90 contributions64 helpful votes
about 45 mins to the top of the crater. We were on organised trip in land rover. Not sure I would want to do without a guide
Susannah H wrote a tip Mar 2024
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Opening room doors can be a little tricky so ask for a quick lesson!"
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Abdul Badi wrote a tip Feb 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates24 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"no bidet shower, Bring own toothbrush, no WiFi."
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Sarah Figueroa wrote a tip Feb 2024
Idaho4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be kind and appreciative."
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Harshnee J wrote a tip Oct 2023
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It gets really chilly, bring a good sweater! Try the coffee, it was so good."
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Hexy wrote a tip Sep 2023
Gloucester, Massachusetts1,130 contribution662 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would suggest bringing a flashlight for the walk to and from the bungalows to the dining room for dinner."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acacia Farm Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Acacia Farm Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Rjs Captivating Safari (2.2 km), RJ'S CAPTIVATING SAFARI (2.2 km), and Elius vincent (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Acacia Farm Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Acacia Farm Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Acacia Farm Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Acacia Farm Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acacia Farm Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lilac Café, Happy Days Lounge & Lodge, and Mambo Cafe Ngorongoro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Acacia Farm Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Acacia Farm Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Acacia Farm Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Acacia Farm Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Acacia Farm Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Acacia Farm Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
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