Reviews

Our Stay At Chele Chele

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Rebecca
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2014

We love this house. We have just stayed for our fourth time and cannot wait to stay again. It is a wonderful escape from the Dar es Salaam heat and is a really peaceful and relaxing getaway. Our kids can play freely and go on nature walks- extensive ones, and this is only inside the grounds. Lots of great walking to do just outside the gates too. During our most recent visit, we saw more black and white colobus monkeys just walking down to the village than we did in the national park! We are very well looked after at Chele Chele Villa. Mwanaidi and Lomitu are warm, welcoming and attentive- as are the other staff who work there. Richard, the manager always checks in regularly to ensure everything is great, though he doesn't need to because it always is.

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Lisa
Oct 22 - Nov 1, 2014

Ah. This house is a dream. Beautiful house, lush garden, lovely pool, amazing view. Top standard from great beds & sheets to elegant furnishing - even the bookshelf is filled with good taste literature. The house is really more of a luxury private hotel than a Airbnb-house that we are used to in Europe. So for a security-clinging Westerner it might be useful to know that several persons work and live at the property - housemaid, gardener, guard etc - which is purely an advantage and makes you feel quite safe and well taken care of. Also there is a security system w/ alarm and guards nearby. The people are all friendly and so very helpful. The house is reached via a very, very steep road from the village below, Usa River, and an ordinary car is not recommended (but luckily a driver is not a problem, see below). Above the house the scattered houses and banana fields continue up the mountain. Aziz will help out with everything regarding transport (we had Richard as our handyman who took us everywhere we wanted at a very reasonable rate). He also - as he runs a large travel agency - arranged a four day safari which was absolutely perfect. We had our own guide who picked us up at the house and took us to three different great hotels, through three parks. The guide Gabriel expertly showed us all the animals we could expect - and we saw everything. The Big five included of course, but so much more. It was the best safari.

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David
Dec 29, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014

This house is just PERFECT. It is located in a wonderful area of Tanzania, with beautiful nature and home of really friendly people. The house itself is spectacular. The decoration is brilliant and the architectural design is great. It definitely has the "wow" factor, particularly when you go out to the master bedroom's balcony and you see mount Kilimanjaro in front of you. You can also see it from the main veranda. On our last day there we all sat there and watched in awe the sun rising behind Kili. Fantastic! It is a great place for families and groups of friends. We stayed there for 4 nights, including New Year's Eve, and we absolutely loved it. The house staff is also great. They were extremely nice and helpful. Both the house and the beautiful garden are very well taken care of. And the amazing swimming pool as well! Aziz was a great host to deal with. Although he doesn't live in Tanzania at the moment it was very easy to keep in touch with him. He replied to my emails promptly and he gave us all the information we needed. Staying at Chele Chele Villa definitely was a 5 star experience that we hope we can repeat soon!

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Wangeci
Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2013

Our experience in this house was excellent.This house is even more beautiful than it looks in the photos.The house and the rooms are all really beautifully decorated.The cook is really good and it is really a nice haven for people looking to have a nice time in a private setting. A definite destination to revisit