Babylon Lodge

On the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro at Babylon Lodge

Hike up Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, from the best budget hotel in Arusha, the Babylon Lodge in Tanzania. Book your bed now at our favourite Mount Kilimanjaro accommodation because Babylon Lodge is a well-priced and super comfortable hotel located right at the base of the mountain you want to conquer so it’s the perfect place to stay before and after your climb!

Our guests are always pleased to hear that the climate at the lodge is cool and ideal for acclimatization pre-departure for those who are planning to make the climb to the top of ‘Kili’ and its lush garden helps to destress your mind too. 

Babylon Lodge offers all hikers wonderful friendly service and facilities in true hotel fashion, but just at half the price. A new restaurant, bar and garden seating area has evolved and all visitors know that they get great value for their money here.

Come for a weekend away just to enjoy the forest setting and the cool respite from ongoing game viewing in huge open sunny grasslands then arrange another tour in this green part of Tanzania called Arusha. Free Wi-Fi is available at Mount Babylon and all 25 comfortable rooms offer soft beds, hot showers and lovely views.



Babylon Lodge is a delightful budget hotel and conveniently located at the base of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. This makes it the perfect place for a one night stay before or after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The climate at the lodge is cool and ideal for acclimatization pre-departure for those who are planning to make the climb. 

Starting out in the 1980’s, it’s now become the number one venue for budget accommodation in Arusha. Babylon Lodge also offers cultural and historical tours around the Kilimanjaro region and hikes up Kilimanjaro at a very reasonable fee. If you want to explore the Kilimanjaro region and you don’t have enough time then you can also do the Kilimanjaro day trip. 

Babylon Lodge offers additional services such as airport transfers, being conveniently located a mere 5 km from Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (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 Marangu route, Machame route or Rongai route, Babylon Lodge’s setting makes it the ideal place for a relaxing and comfy night before or after your great feat. The handy restaurant at the lodge serves delicious and filling light meals for lunch plus a much needed four course set menu dinner in the evenings. The bar is nearby and offers a full selection of both local and international wines, beers and spirits. Babylon Lodge featurs 25 well furnished rooms with comfortable beds, hot water and cold water showers.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Babylon Lodge

From $70



  • Mt Kilimanjaro day hikes
  • Cultural tours


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast (double room)

swimming pool area outside the lodge accommodation at Royal Madikwe
that include this property


  • 25 Rooms
  • Restaurant, garden
  • Bar
  • Airport transfers


  • Easily accessible from Arusha airport – and a great place to get out and explore the Tanzanian culture in Arusha town with its colourful markets, art shops and spicy foods
  • It’s the perfect starting point at the foot of Mount Meru for hiking Mount Kilimanjaro, the gateway to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro national parks 
  • Budget accommodation with soft beds, hot showers and nutritious meals – all you need if hiking and acclimatising before and after Mount Kili
  • During the day spend time in the bar or in the back garden where you sip drinks and snack on loads of homemade popcorn – buffet dinners and lock up points for all luggage.

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