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Our Stay At Chele Chele

August 2019

Such a beautiful place.. nice environment. I loved everything about the place. Especially the food from Mwaneidi. She is such a great cook. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner who is very kind and made sure we were all okay. I had a great weekend with the girls. I'll definitely be back.

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Aug 2 - Aug 4, 2019

I could write a book on how amazing Chele Chele is. Me and my girls had the best time ever. Aziz is a wonderful host. We did not miss on anything. Always concerned about us. We feel really appreciated. Mwanaidi the cook was something like a cherry on top. Very humble and always ready to assist. And don't get me started on the house. Very private and intimate. Will definitely go back in sha Allah

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A veritable oasis of calm and peace. The house has such charm and draped with the lush gardens. Already looking forward to our next visit

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This is one of my favourite spots on earth. The house is gorgeous and the staff are amazing. I cannot wait to swim in the pool again. A perfect place to prepare for a safari or recover after a trek up Kili.

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Fevrier 2019

Endroit exceptionnel! Tres belle maison des annees 30 dans un jardin magnifique, personnel attentionne, jolie ne manque rien, juste plus de temps pour en profiter! Thank you Aziz and the team!

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August 2018

Un séjour innoubliable! La propriété est située au milieu de plantations de bananes, de caféiers, sur les hauteurs d'Arusha, au pied du Mont Meru. L'air est pur et il ne fait jamais trop chaud. Loin du buzz d'Arusha l'atmosphere y est paisible, reposante meme. Le jardin impécablement entretenu met en valeur l'architecture de la villa. Il est très agréable de s'y promener. Avec un peu de chance on pourra apercevoir des singes de colobus noir et blanc.
L'interieur est élégament decoré avec des objects parfois insolites en provenance de tout l'est du continent Africain.
La piscine est un régal.
Le staff est très serviable, efficace, discret. Mention particulière pour la cuisinière et ses curry.

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Repeat Guest - Latest July 2018

Where to begin, there are so many wonderful words that describe Chele Chele Villa – stunning, refreshing, elegantly comfortable, the perfect place for some R & R and as a base for exploring Tanzania. Whether you want to reflect on the adventures that you have had or contemplate the exciting experiences to come while on safari or just take in the beauty of one of the loveliest places in East Africa, your stay here will be a highlight of your travels.

Driving through the gates of the property is like entering a lush botanical garden with bougainvillea, orchids and an abundance of African flowers and plants. There is also a beautiful in-ground swimming pool. A check of the tree tops reveals many colorful birds as well as a variety of monkeys. There is a walking trail around the perimeter of the property that provides wonderful views of the slopes of Mount Meru and the surrounding countryside.
The villa itself as well as the three cottages on the property are tastefully decorated with an African flair by the owner. Each piece of artwork has been carefully chosen for its uniqueness and authenticity. Every piece of furniture has a fascinating story. You can lounge on the verandah with a steaming cup of coffee in the morning or a cool drink in the afternoon, in awe of the sight of majestic snow-covered Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. There is good WiFi and a substantial library with books of various subjects relating to wildlife, as well as the history and the culture of Tanzania and its people. As the night air cools down, you can curl up with a good book by the large open fireplace in the living room.
The staff at Chele Chele is so welcoming and friendly. They look after your every need and make sure that you are comfortable and feel at home. They keep everything immaculately clean. If you choose to have your meals provided, the food is amazing and so delicious – wonderful curries, soups, fresh fish, delicious baked items and so much more.
Chele Chele is the perfect place for individuals, for families with children and for groups of friends travelling together. It is conveniently close to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) and to Arusha National Park, a smaller, more intimate park and one of my favorite places for wildlife viewing. You are close enough to go Arusha for some shopping or dining, yet out of the noise and hustle and bustle of the city. If you want to go to some of the other national parks and reserves further afield, I highly recommend using the local company, Tandala Expeditions. I have had them book my travels throughout Tanzania for many years. They are EXCELLENT in every way!
You won’t regret choosing Chele Chele Villa for your holiday. I have been there numerous times and can’t wait to be back there in 2020!

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Jul 9 - Jul 13, 2018

Chele Chele is an amazing place for anybody who loves Africa. Surrounded by lush gardens where you can see monkeys and bush bucks, the spacious house is impeccably maintained and decorated with wonderful African art objects. However, it is the staff that made my stay really special. Mwanaidi the cook prepares the best ugali in town and was very welcoming. Richard is hugely competent and assisted with all my logistics. He also successfully arranged a Safari with less than 24 hrs notice in the high season for me. So no worries if you decide to come at the last minute like myself. The guide he chose, Joseph from Tandala Expeditions, was extremely knowledgable and professional with a real love for his country and the wild. Last but not least: Chuma and Joey, the two German shepherds are lovely. I cannot praise the place more and highly recommend the stay

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This is a dream house! There was so much space for the whole family, great for all ages. The swimming pool was nice and refreshing and surrounded by a the beautiful garden. The staff were all really nice and extremely accommodating. I can’t wait to go back!

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Mar 29 - Mar 31, 2016

This is by far our favourite home from home in Tanzania. Whether you choose to stay on the property, or venture out of the gates to walk further up the mountain and take in the beautiful views, a stay at Chele Chele is guaranteed to be rejuvenating, peaceful and fun. I can't recommend this place enough. A getaway you'll want to get away to again and again!