We stayed at Honey Badger Lodge for part of our honeymoon in May and we'll definitely be back. The room, facilities and staff exceeded our expectations.
We had a beautiful room which had been decorated with flowers for our arrival.
When not out on safari or local day trips we enjoyed being able to relax around the quiet pool with a drink.
All the staff were friendly and really helpful and made sure we had a fantastic time.
Honey Badger organised a brilliant safari for us with a friendly and very knowledgeable guide who made sure we didn’t miss a thing.
Thanks for making our honeymoon so special and we will definitely be back for another visit.
Wow! What a place. That's what runs through your head as you walk into Honey Badger Lodge in Moshi Tanzania. And the thought doesn't go away.
Nicknamed by a local as “the Zanzibar of Moshi.” The lodge is only a ten-minute drive from town (7,000-10,000 Tsh by taxi or 300 Tsh on a local mini bus), but is still far away enough to provide a peaceful oasis from the chaos.
The lodge is set 400m down a gravel road off the road linking Dar Es Salaam-Moshi-Arusha and is surrounded by lush crop fields, local villages and a spectacular view of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru on a clear day.
While the restaurant has everything you need in terms of food and beverage,
there are several small local grocers close by.
Jenny and Joseph Renju and staff are highly professional, friendly and welcoming. We were never treated as just clients, but friends. Prior to arrival, Jenny and Joseph were prompt with email responses and answered all of our questions, plus met our special requests.
When a personal emergency arose, Jenny and Joseph did everything possible
without any questions asked to help us and would do the same for any other
The Budget rooms are clean and simple with an attached bathroom, wardrobe, fan and mosquito nets.
There are also executive
rooms in the same area should you wish for a bit more luxury. In a separate
part of the Honey Badger complex is a campsite and basic housing for volunteers
(currently under renovation). Whatever part of the lodge it is, you are
surrounded by garden and huts/bandas to wind back and relax.
Next to the restaurant/bar is a large swimming pool with a shallow end for children and just under 3metre depth on the other side. If you grow tired of swimming, you can rest at one of the many sun beds or small huts/bandas surrounding the pool.
The chefs at Honey Badger are excellent and try their hardest to combine international cuisine with Tanzanian cuisine.
To promote the family communal feel of the lodge, the restaurant provides two choices for lunch (or you can choose from the snack menu) and a 3 course dinner, which changes daily and shared on a large communal table.
Don’t worry, there is PLENTY to go around. They also remembered that I was vegetarian after being told only once and adjusted all their meals accordingly across my two week stay.
The lodge offers taxi services, mountain treks, safaris, local forest tours, village tours, waterfall tours, African drumming classes, cooking classes, coffee plantation tours, hair braiding as well as spa treatment services for very reasonable prices. They are also happy to point you in the right direction if you have a particular request.
We couldn’t have felt any safer in the lodge. The lodge is securely fenced and Masaai watchmen guard the lodge 24-7 (I was told the Masaai prefer to work as watchmen as they are traditionally known as guardians of land, livestock and villages).
Honey Badger also runs a volunteer organisation called SAIDIA which works on various community projects (to coincide with their volunteer housing ground currently under renovation).
Joseph and Jenny will happily talk to you about it and introduce you to the right people.
The Lodge also supports a pre-school for orphaned children next door and sells local handicrafts where 100% of the sale goes towards the community.
We will always look fondly back at our stay at Honey Badger and couldn’t encourage people enough to stay here.