Are you planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? Probably yes, knowing where to stay near Mount Kilimanjaro before and after climbing is an essential part of planning.

You’re aware that Mount Kilimanjaro is a famous destination in Africa.

Many climbers prefer to stay overnight in hotels near Mount Kilimanjaro. It can be either in Moshi or Arusha.

In this article, we are discussing the best hotels and lodges near Mount Kilimanjaro before and after the climb. 

Depending on your Kilimanjaro climbing budget, these hotels are classified into three groups which are :

  1. Luxury hotels and lodges  near Mount Kilimanjaro 
  2. Mid-range hotels and lodges near  Mount Kilimanjaro 
  3. Budget hotels and lodges  near  Mount Kilimanjaro 

The level of service and luxury differ based on what you paid for. If you’re interested in refined services you should consider the luxury option, but if staying in a hostel or BnB is not an issue for you then go for budget or mid-range accommodation near Mount Kilimanjaro. 

Without further ado, let’s dive in for the discussion about hotels near Mount Kilimanjaro 5,895m

The top 4 luxury hotels near Mount Kilimanjaro

Kaliwa Lodge  

Nestled in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, Kaliwa Lodge offers stunning views of the mountain and the Weru Weru Rift and Forest from its wooden terrace, teeming with wildlife in a tropical landscape.

This lodge experience offers guests and climbers alike the allure of luxury accommodation and close proximity to the Machame Gate entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

  • Prices for rooms at Kaliwa Lodge range from  $90-$265 per night.

Guests can kick back with a carafe of quality liquor at Papa Kilimanjaro’s Whisky Bar, the lodge’s premium bar offers an array of international whiskeys.

Guest rooms (double, twin, single, and triple) at Kaliwa Lodge have spacious seating areas as well as private bathrooms equipped with showers.

Kaliwa Lodge offers free Wi-Fi, restaurants, airport transport parking, and the best garden for relaxation

The Kilimanjaro Luxury Tented Camps ( 30km / 18.7 mi)

Enjoy an authentic Tanzania camping experience with all the creature comforts of home you’re used to at Kilimanjaro Luxury Tented Camps,

Is a beautiful luxury camp for those with the best feel for something unique and luxurious before and after Kilimanjaro climbing.

Then this accommodation spot might be just the thing for you.

Accommodation at Kilimanjaro Luxury Tented Camps takes the form of tents that can fit extra-large double beds within.

Guests also have access to flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms containing showers, hair dryers, and complimentary bathrobes in their tents.

  • These tents typically cost guests anywhere between $235 to $450 per night.

Don’t forget the exquisite views of Mount Kilimanjaro from Kilimanjaro Luxury Tented Camps while enjoying activities geared towards wellness.

The campsite is also less than 30km (18.7 mi) from both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, giving guests opportunities to enjoy a rare combination of hiking and safari tours.

Feel free to combine this camp with our 7 Days Lemosho Route Climbing Package  

Pink Flamingo ( 20 Km/ 12.4 mi)

The Pink Flamingo offers world-class accommodation in Tanzania.

Nestled amidst lush hillocks and tropical rainforests, the Pink Flamingo gives guests the rare opportunity to embrace nature up close while still enjoying a quiet and luxurious holiday.

The surrounding area also has some excellent cycling routes, making it easy for guests to explore Moshi on two wheels and take in the sights. 

The good news for climbers is that the Pink Flamingo is only 20 km (12.4 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro, which means they can get in a good hike during daylight hours and be back in time for a relaxing dinner by sunset. 

Are you thinking of facilities available at Pink Flamingo? If yes, then Pink Flamingo comes equipped with a wardrobe, seating area, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, flat-screen satellite TV, a coffee machine, and a private bathroom containing a shower, hair dryer, and complimentary slippers.

Some rooms also have their own kitchens with a microwave, ovens, and fridges.

The Pink Flamingo offers spacious and luxurious accommodations in the form of deluxe rooms, suites, family bungalows, and even private apartments with their own swimming pools. 

Pink Flamingo prices range from  $180 to $370 per night, which is quite pricey.

But you can rest assured that the exquisite location, luxurious amenities, and friendly staff will make it worth your while.

You can book this lodge with us.  7 Days Machame Route  Climbing Package 

Chanya Lodge – (29 km/  18 mi)

Chanya Lodge is located close to Moshi Mosque, Chanya Lodge offers guests the bustling excitement of city life with a luxurious stay exuding stunning views and tranquility. 

Chanya  Lodge is also just 29km (18 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro, making it one of many ideal Kilimanjaro hotels for hikers after a tough climb up and down the famous mountain.

The price for this lodge ranges from $115-$310 per night.

Each room (twin, double, triple, and family size) at Chanya Lodge comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, a writing desk, a safety deposit box, a private bathroom, and a seating area.

Some rooms also come equipped with a patio and garden views.

You can add this lodge to our 6 Days Marangu Route Climbing Package 

Mid-Range Hotels and Lodges Near Mount Kilimanjaro

What are the top five ( 5) mid-range hotels near Mount Kilimanjaro?

Ameg Lodge Kilimanjaro

Ameg Lodge offers guests affordable accommodation with a touch of classic services. Their services range from  $ 60 to $155 per night. 

Rooms (standard twin rooms and junior suites) at Ameg Lodge offer the very best in luxury and comfort with air conditioning, satellite TV, spacious seating areas (in some rooms only), and private bathrooms with all the bells and whistles. 

When guests aren’t climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, they can still enjoy breathtaking views of the slopes from their rooms and the picturesque garden before the start of the wildlife safari.

This is the best lodge to combine either the Kilimanjaro climb or wildlife safaris in Tanzania.

Shimbwe Meadows Guest House ( 30 km/18.7 mi) 

This accommodation hotspot is the epitome of tranquility and exquisite garden views.

Shimbwe Meadows Guest House is ideally located roughly 30 km (18.7 mi) from Mount

Kilimanjaro and 11km (6.9 mi) from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, in case you need medical attention after a tough climb up the mountain.

Rooms at Shimbwe Meadows come equipped with standard amenities like a kettle, a writing desk, a private bathroom, and complimentary slippers to help guests kick back and relax.

  • Shimbwe Meadows only offers single rooms which cost roughly $27 per night. 

Guests at Shimbwe Meadows Guest House can enjoy regional tourist activities and other cultural pursuits – like fishing by Lake Chala or attending the annual Kilifair in Arusha.

Kilimanjaro Loitokitok Resort ( 40 km / 25 mi)

This picturesque resort is located in Loitokitok, a small town bordering Kenya and Tanzania.

Kilimanjaro Loitokitok Resort is also conveniently located just over 40km (25 mi) from both  Amboseli National Park.

The Machame gate of Mount Kilimanjaro is for climbers looking to enjoy a combined cross-country safari adventure.

Kilimanjaro Loitokitok Resort offers guests deluxe single rooms, deluxe double rooms, and budget double or twin rooms for those looking to save a little cash.

  • Accommodation at Loitokitok Resort costs approximately $65 to $95 per night.

Each room at Kilimanjaro Loitokitok Resort comes equipped with a wardrobe, a private bathroom with a bathtub and complimentary slippers, a safety deposit box, and a flat-screen TV.

Some rooms also come equipped with a balcony with exquisite views of Oloitokitok.

You can book this lodge with our 7 Days Machame route climbing package 

Panama Garden Resort  ( 22 km/ 13.7mi )

Just 22km (13.7 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro, Panama Garden Resort is one of many ideal Kilimanjaro hotels for mountaineers.

The resort offers its guests scores of activities so they can explore picturesque Moshi and experience the best in East African culture

  • Rooms at Panama Garden Resort typically cost guests anywhere from $80-$250 per night.

Panama Garden Resort offers a variety of accommodations (deluxe rooms and suites) complete with amenities like air conditioning, satellite TV, a writing desk, a kettle, a safety deposit box, a seating area, and a private bathroom including a shower and complimentary bathrobe and slippers.

You can customize our 5 Days Marangu route climbing package with  Panama resort

Budget Hotels Near Mount Kilimanjaro

What are the top four (4) budget hotels and hostels near Mount  Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro White House ( 26 km / 16 mi) 

The Kilimanjaro White House Hotel is one of many Kilimanjaro hotels that are ideal before and after your Kilimanjaro climb, being just 26km (16 mi) away from the Roof of Africa.

If climbing isn’t your thing, this section of Moshi has some excellent cycling routes where you can hire bicycles and explore the city on two wheels.

The Kilimanjaro White House Hotel offers guests a variety of non-smoking rooms designed to suit any party size – budget double rooms, triple rooms, and single rooms (small, standard, and large).

Each room has a separate bathroom with a bidet, a writing desk, and a flat-screen TV.

Prices for rooms range between $25 to $75 per night. You can book a customized 6-day Machame route climbing package with this hotel. Book now 

Rafiki Backpackers & Guest House ( 24 km/ 15 mi)

If it’s affordable accommodation that you’re after, then Rafiki Backpackers & Guest House is one of many budget Kilimanjaro hotels that fit the bill.

Rafiki Backpackers is just 24km (15 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro, offering stunning views of the Roof of Africa from its many terraces.

While at Rafiki Backpackers you get access to some choice cycling routes, which is an excellent way to explore Moshi and neighboring Arusha.

In case of medical emergencies, this guest house is also a mere 2km (1.2 mi) from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre

Guests at Rafiki Backpackers can stay in either the mixed dormitory room or enjoy a little privacy with a budget double or budget twin room.

Prices for accommodation range from $10-$35 per night, a steal for Kilimanjaro climbers looking to save a few bucks during their trip. 

If you’re looking for a budget climbing trip to Mount Kilimanjaro, then customize our 5-Day Marangu Route Climbing 

We Travel Hostel 

We Travel is conveniently located 300m (under 1000 ft.) from Mawenzi Hospital in case of medical emergencies.

Please note: The rooms at the We Travel Hostel are all non-smoking and come equipped with a shared bathroom.

What you lack in the way of privacy is more than compensated for with affordable rates and superb services at the We Travel Hostel in Moshi.

It’s also a mere 100m (328 ft.) from the famous Main Market, making it a great location for sightseeing and enjoying authentic and delicious Tanzanian street food. 

Guests at the We Travel Hostel have a choice between shared or private accommodation in the way of dormitory-style rooms (including a female-only dormitory) with 4-8 beds and budget triple rooms. 

Costs for accommodation at We Travel range between $10-$40 per night, which is very reasonable in comparison with trips to and from Mount Kilimanjaro on a more expensive climbing tour. 

In case you’re looking for a budget trip to Mount Kilimanjaro, stay in touch with our team for custom packages either for Marangu or Machame routes. 

Kilimanjaro Mad Monkey’s Hotel ( 23 km / 14.3 mi)

The name might sound mental, but this is one of many Kilimanjaro hotels that comes highly recommended by its guests.

Kilimanjaro Mad Monkey’s Hotel is located approximately 23km (14.3 mi) from Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Kilimanjaro Mad Monkey’s Hotel has facilities and services you’re already familiar with ones that will come as pleasant surprises. 

Prices for these rooms range between $5-$20 per night.

The Kilimanjaro Mad Monkey’s Hotel comes equipped with single rooms, double rooms, and a mixed dormitory room with 4 beds with outstanding garden views and access to barbecue facilities.


As we conclude our discussion about the hotels and lodges near Mount Kilimanjaro, we trust you have gained valuable insights into your accommodation options and the reasons behind them.

If you’re considering an overnight stay in Arusha, we also have a comprehensive article on the best places to stay in Arusha.

For any inquiries or information regarding Mount Kilimanjaro, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.