Tan Swiss Lodge, Mikumi

I wanted to talk about the hotel we stayed at on safari (Tan Swiss Lodge) in case anyone is planning a visit there soon. I wasn’t compensated for this review or anything like that, but it was difficult for me to find information about the hotel other than their website so I wanted to put some out there on the interwebz. The lodge is about 15 minutes from the entrance to Mikumi National Park. We paid about $70 a night for our room, which included breakfast.
Here are a few things I liked about the lodge:
-clean rooms with mosquito nets and little porches
-nice open-air restaurant with good food
-very friendly and helpful staff
-television with cable in the room (there’s not much else to do in Mikumi when you’re finished with safari)
-a playground for the kids, as well as a sitting area with various board games and books
-rabbits, guinea pigs, guinea fowl, and various other pets for the kids to play with
Here are a few things I didn’t like:
-the shower would either give me scorching hot water or freezing cold water, nothing in between
(which is pretty common in Tanzania, but still)
-there is only a shower, no bath, making it difficult to bathe a filthy 1-year-old
-the air conditioning made the most annoying noise all night long, making it difficult to sleep
-we weren’t allowed to bring food from the restaurant in our rooms, which made dining an unpleasant experience when we had a 1-year-old running around the restaurant (no highchairs)
Overall, I liked the little lodge, but probably not enough to stay there again. I’d probably stay at Udzungwa Falls Lodge instead.
Here are a few pictures from Tan Swiss:
Tan Swiss Lodge
Tan Swiss Lodge
Tan Swiss Lodge
Tan Swiss Lodge Restaurant
Tan Swiss Lodge Restaurant
Tan Swiss Lodge Restaurant
Tan Swiss Lodge Hotel Room
Tan Swiss Lodge Hotel Room
Tan Swiss Lodge Hotel Room
Chicken Coop
Chicken Coop

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