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 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.
For those who work in busy towns, Babylon Lodge offers a relaxing atmosphere that will help you relax and enjoy the village life. Walks in the village, day trips to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Cultural tourism programs will make you fall in love with Marangu; you will leave Marangu feeling relaxed and re-energized!
Babylon Lodge is located at the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the Northern part of Tanzania. It is 5km from Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (Marangu route), 95km from Kilimanjaro International Airport and it is the last good hotel on your way to Rongai route. Whether you are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro using Marangu route, Machame route or Rongai route, the location of Babylon Lodge makes it the ideal place for one to stay a night before or after Kilimanjaro climb.
Babylon Lodge is known for providing quality and affordable services. We are also very flexible in our operations. We listen to our clients and we are always eager to meet the needs and requirement of our clients. We are always glad to hear from our clients and if you have any special requirements please contact us and we will try our best to meet your needs.
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 offers 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 has a beautiful restaurant that offers both local and international cuisine. Our well trained chef will be here to entertain your taste glands with the taste of Africa dishes. All our foods are freshly prepared and a touch of seasonal vegetables and fruits will make your Kilimanjaro experience a trip to remember.
Babylon lodge has a well stocked bar with both local to international drinks. Our well trained bar man/lady will be there to assist any our guests who are not familiar with local drinks. You will have a chance to enjoy the famous “Kilimanjaro beer and the Serengeti beer”. For those who are not interested in alcohol a wide range of soft drinks will be provided.
Babylon Lodge has ample parking space with high security ensuring your car is safe. Residents at Babylon Lodge have a special parking that is close to the rooms giving you easy access when you are in the 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
We offer safe keeping services to our clients at no extra cost. Weather you are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or staying for the night you can always deposit your valuables at the reception at no extra cost. We also offer storage facilities for clients who are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and want to leave some of their luggage behind at no cost.
At Babylon Lodge we provide transport services to our guests at an affordable rate. We have small cars, mini vans and buses for large groups. We also do bus bookings for clients who are coming or going to different parts of the country. Our reception desk will always be there to assist you with your travelling in Tanzania. The transport services are available at anytime of the day or night but you will require you to make prior arrangement so as to ensure one of our good driver is there to pick you. Our transport service is not limited to guests who are staying with us. We can also provide the same for other guests who are staying in other hotels within Marangu. Please make your booking early so that our driver is there to pick you in good time. If you are in another hotel and you just needed information please drop us a line and we will be there to assist you at no extra cost
Kilimanjaro International Airport(JRO) Marangu/Babylon Lodge USD $ 70
Arusha Marangu (Babylon Lodge)USD $ 100
Moshi Town Marangu (Babylon Lodge)USD $ 40
N.B. The price quoted is per car one way. We have different cars available and as long as you are between 1-5 people the price stated applies. If you are a bigger group please contact us for a special price.
If you are coming from or heading to a location that is not stated on our chart please contact us and we will send you the price for the same.
For those who are travelling from Nairobi to Arusha/Moshi or vice versa, we can book you into the shuttle busses at No extra costs. These shuttle buses can also pick passengers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on request. The charges for these buses range from $ 25 to $ 35
MARANGU-DAR ES SALAAM
For those who are travelling to Dar-es-salaam they can be picked near the doorstep of Babylon Lodge by one of the main buses. The bus passes near the hotel everyday between 0600hrs and 0700hrs.The cost of the bus to Dar-es-salaam from Marangu/kilimanjaro( Babylon Lodge) is approximately $ 25 per person( The price might differ slightly depending on the bus and time of the year)
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