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Bougainvillea Lodge



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Location

Karatu

Country

Tanzania

Description


A  nice lodge near Karatu. Unlike many other lodges in Tanzania, this one is owned by a Tanzanian and, not just any Tanzanian, but the smiling Reggie Bayo, almost always clad in his white chef’s outfit. This Tanzanian was born to cook (many Tanzanian dishes) and to make guests happy. And he has built a crisp, clean lodge consisting of a number of houses, each with 3 spacious rooms, shower, toilet and outside seating. The houses stand in a big square looking out on a luxuriant garden. In the middle of the lawn is a swimming pool and pond. Bougainvillea also has a couple of family units. The friendly staff, clearly proud of the lodge, can arrange various local activities such as walks to Karatu Hill and/or round the coffee planatation (free). Other possibilities (not included) are a cycle trip or a visit to the village. The 7th of each month is a particularly colourful spectacle because it’s market day. There is also a cultural centre with more information about the Iraqw, one of the more than 100 tribes of Tanzania.

 




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