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Kaliwa Lodge sits at 1300m, nestled amidst the tropical vegetation of Kilimanjaro's mountain rainforest. The climate is mild, and the setting is magical. Enjoy a sundowner from our deck, while watching Kilimanjaro's snow-covered summit peeking out through the clouds. Look down into the densely forested Weru Weru River Valley far below. Relax in cozy bungalows, surrounded by towering eucalyptus trees, stands of banana, and cascades of fuschia-hued bougainvillea. Fall asleep under a blanket of stars to the chirping of crickets and the laughter of bush babies. Awaken to the haunting cry of the hornbill and the chattering of monkeys.

Only 30km from Kilimanjaro International Airport and just minutes from Kilimanjaro National Park's Machame entrance gate, our hotel is ideally situated to start or end the Kilimanjaro's hiking. Take your well-deserved rest after climbing the highest mountain in Africa. Moshi town, the bustling regional capital, is an easy 20km drive to the east on good tarmac, and there are many attractions to explore in the area. Over the years, Kaliwa's dedicated staff have welcomed safari-goers and trekkers from all over the world, and its terrace with a unique view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, has become a popular venue for yoga retreats.

Whatever your reasons for visiting, we extend a warm welcome.


Our team

Kaliwa owes everything of its success to its dedicated and talented team. Their teamwork, passion, and commitment to excellence sets Kaliwa apart from the others.

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About Us

"We had lived in Thailand, in Kenya and in our native Germany, and had travelled widely in Africa and beyond. After seeing Kaliwa, we knew immediately that we wanted to put our energies into making it our home "


At Kaliwa, we work to ensure that our eco-lodge promotes conservation of the natural and human environment in which we are located. 


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