Babylon Lodge

Babylon Lodge

Babylon Lodge is located at the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in the Northern part of Tanzania. It is 5km from Kilimanjaro National Park Gate through (Marangu route), 95km from Kilimanjaro International Airport and it is the last good hotel on your way to the Rongai route. Whether you are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using the Marangu route or the Rongai route, the location of Babylon Lodge makes it the ideal place for one to stay a night before or after the Kilimanjaro climb.

Babylon Lodge was started in the early 80’s by the Late Stephen Eric Lyamuya and his late wife Rosemary Stephen Lyamuya (daughter of the late Chief (Mangi) August Marealle) and since then it has been one of the best hotels in the Kilimanjaro region. It has constantly been renovated to keep up with the changes in the market and to ensure our guests enjoy quality yet affordable services. For guests who are staying here, they will find Babylon Lodge to be a home away from their usual home.

Babylon Lodge has 21 well-furnished rooms with comfortable beds private bathrooms with hot and cold water showers. The rooms are scattered in beautiful gardens that offer a unique and relaxing atmosphere. The well-manicured lawns are suitable for sitting while you enjoy the relaxing atmosphere or lying down and basking in the sun. Babylon Lodge has single, double and triple rooms.

Babylon Lodge offers free Wi-Fi to its guest and upon arrival, you will be given the password that will enable you to access the internet.

Being a remote location, the internet is not very fast but we try our best to ensure our guests can access their emails and send messages home


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Due to the recent Covid 19 worldwide pandemic, to keep our guests and indeed our staff safe, we have made serious steps to cub the impact of the pandemic that we would like to make you aware.  We believe that with careful planning and consideration by our staff and guests we can continue to provide the best hospitality services on safari.  For now, this may be our new norm and routines.

The measures taken include the following:
  1. All our staff have received full vaccination approved by WHO
  2. All our staff have received full training in health and safety-related to the COVID-19 virus and are required to be extra vigilant with their personal hygiene and daily routines.
  3. Health condition of driver-guides will be monitored for not less than a week before being assigned to take clients on safari.
  4. City transfer and safari vehicles will be regularly disinfected before picking up clients, especially the high-touch surfaces and seats.
  5. While our vehicles are already cleaned between transfers, they will now also be disinfected between each use.
  6. To keep social distancing, safari vehicles with 4-window seats will be redesigned to take only 2 people in the passenger cabin.
  7. Safari vehicles with 6-window seats will still be available for families/group of friends wishing to travel together in one vehicle.
  8. The driver-guide will be at hand to oversee guests observe the recommended physical distancing at park entry gates, picnic sites, and while checking in at accommodation facilities.
  9. Each guest will receive their own adventure kit, which includes a Wildlife Guides' Journal, mini fan, mask and hand sanitizers, as well as a pair of binoculars – all in cleaned before each new set of guests.
  10. Guests are encouraged to come with their own masks;
  11. The driver-guide will take necessary personal protection precautions at all times which include wearing of masks and using sanitizer regularly after each physical contacts.
  12. Please be assured that all our selection of partner properties we work with have their strict COVID-19 hygiene policy in place.
  13. Tanzania wasn't Really affected by Covid 19 to the same extent as most other countries, especially those in Europe and South America. However, we will keep the above measures in place for your peace of mind.

Our meet and greet teams at airports will still be there to accompany guests into transfer vehicles.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to Tanzania for your African safari holiday of a lifetime.

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