Beautiful rural, quiet setting, just outside Karatu and 20 minutes from Ngorongoro. Umali Lodge has 9 private individual suites, each equipped with a king sized bed and a private bathroom which includes hot shower, bathtub and western toilet. Each suite has its own private porch suitable for viewing resident colony of lovebirds, gardens and views of Rift Valley. Internet available. All food service other than breakfast provided upon advance request. Lunch, dinner, room service and lunch boxes available. Explore the traditional Iraqw underground house on the property. Arrangements can be made for airport transfer, cultural tourism or game drives to nearby parks.
King size bed standard with full mosquito net, separate beds available with advance request, closet, desk and chair, private bath with bathtub and shower, private patio, breakfast included.
Twin bed or larger with full mosquito net, closet, desk and chair, private bath with bathtub and shower, private patio, includes breakfast.
Three twin beds with full mosquito nets, closet, desk and chair, private bath with bathtub and shower, private patio, breakfast included.
Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Suitable for amateur birdwatchers, Historical and cultural tours, Swimming pools available in area for a fee, Safaris can be arranged - single or multi-day, Easy access to 4 national parks, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Game drives to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Game Drives to Lake Eyasi, Endutu,Datoga, Game drives to Tarangire, Olduvai Gorge, Hadzabe,, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Country Inn, Other
Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Wi-Fi
Amenities Basket, Desk, Private entrance
On site restaurant, Laundry service, WiFi available, Arusha Airport transfers available, Cultural exhibit on site, many bird species, Complimentary hot breakfast
Elizabeth Mollel, Manager
Iraqw, Maasai, Swahili, English
The owners, Mathias and Wendy Fidao Bali, are educators trained in the USA. They bring special education autism training to teachers in Tanzania through their US non-profit, Umali Autism Foundation Tanzania (UAFT). Reflecting Mathias' Iraqw appreciation of nature, the site is landscaped by a tribal elder with gardens and pools which attract resident lovebirds and a great variety bird species. Sweeping views of the Rift Valley and a canopy of stars at night accompany an Iraqw Underground House.
Vegetarian , Lunch boxes $15