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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Run by Carl and Gail who know Africa inside out. They were extremely helpfull and worked hard to make our stay perfect. The food was excellent and the staff always smiling and attentive. The new bar in the grounds is perfect for birding while sinking a cool beer. Lots to do including our favourite the chameleon walk around the grounds... More 

Thank rthorne848
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two days. Beautiful place and great people. A gem. And more ecological based than many, many 'eco'-lodges). Chameleons, reptiles, tree frogs and bats hunting above the river: made my days (uh nights 😉). Stayed in house. Water and light available in house. Good food. Nice day tracks in surroundings and good management (knowlegeable and friendly to local... More 

Thank Marcel-schil
Ushakovo, Russia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After coming to Tanzania for many years I can only ask myself why did I not go here before. It is great to be able to walk the nummerous trials in the forest and surroundings without the noise, heat and dust that is common in other parts of the country. Amani forest reserve truly shows the diversity of Tanzania's ecology.... More 

Thank B2149NUpeter
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say that my stay at Amani Forest Camp was one of the loveliest experiences of my life. Awesome food, hikes and tales of the bush, really could not have asked for more! From the most amazing hosts Carl and Gail to the fab chameleons and frogs it was a slice of heaven! A secret beautiful hideaway too... More 

Thank annemariesoulsby
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We were inpressed by the wonderfull nature and nice set up from the place. This is making the travel along the bumby road very worthwhile. Nice cottage and good food and friendly managers and staff. Especially fir birders and nature lovers a recommendation!

1 Thank PicoPicaPinos
Knutsford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Once the bumpy entrance road had been negotiated, the rest was great. The forest location is peaceful and full of bird life. There are interesting walks around the grounds. Our hosts, Gail and Carl were extremely attentive and the food was wonderful! My wife has a number of dietary problems and they handled these with care and attentiveness. As a... More 

1 Thank John W
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

As birders we had a wonderful time (5 nights) and Carl's food was delicious for both meat eaters like myself and vegetarians with special dietary needs. Well done on the catering front! Gail was extremely helpful but the staff need training and encouragement. The informal atmosphere is relaxing and the dining/bar area enjoyable BUT the whole site and the facilities... More 

1 Thank Olivertz
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Carl & Gail were extremely nice and kind to us. The camp is just on top this high hill just on top of a beautiful river in this special rain forest. Many hikes around. The camp is very well managed with a welcoming environment. We camped there with our own tant (7$ a day per person) and we had a... More 

1 Thank Keren and Yonat... B
Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Yes the roads are dreadful and it rained a lot, but the relaxed nature of the place, plus the forest walks, birdlife and good food made for a very enjoyable stay. Thanks to Gail and Carl for making our stay so enjoyable and I look forward to returning to see how they upgrade all of the facilities (without taking away... More 

1 Thank VenturesBirder
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Thank you to Carl and Gail, the managers at Amani Forest Camp. Doing a wonderful job in a place that is isolated and off the beaten track. Great place for hiking in the forests. Saw an abundance of African violets in their natural surroundings. Went on a night walk and got to see the pygmy and three horn chameleons. Cliff... More 

1 Thank Sharswazi

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Set in the middle of the beautiful rainforest this is the ideal location to explore the East Usambara Mountains, walk, birdwatch or just relax at this environmentally friendly, low-impact tented camp. Comfortable accommodation, great location and an excellent and varied cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amani Forest Camp (Emau Hill)

Address: P.O. Box 1011, Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Tanga Region > Amani Nature Reserve
Number of rooms: 6
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