Quaint and quiet KIA Lodge (‘Kilimanjaro International Airport Lodge’ not ‘killed in action’) is very close to Kilimanjaro airport, which is ideal after a long flight. The handsome grounds are landscaped with a variety of local trees, shrubs and plants that provide a great habitat for a variety of birds. The staff are very laid-
Similarly, if arriving on a late KLM flight and wanting to start your climb the following morning, KIA Lodge is a great choice, since you’ll have minimal delays before you get your head down for the all-
Rooms at KIA Lodge
The bungalows are clean, well decorated if a little careworn, decorated in a Maasai style with good bathrooms. The air-
KIA Lodge’s Restaurant
The buffet breakfast has been described as phenomenal, and will be laid on for early departures; both indoor and outdoor dining is available. The buffet dinner can have a limited choice, but is offered to late arrivals.
Facilities at KIA
This is a picturesque lodge, and the elevated pool itself is a little green, but is a great place to relax and take in the views of Kilimanjaro and the aeroplanes at JRO, or use the free Internet service at the bar. The tanzanite at the gift shop is charged very much higher than market rates.
Availability at KIA Lodge
Because of it’s proximity to the airport and there being no alternative nearby accommodation options in the event of this being fully booked –