Outpost Lodge has 28 clean and comfortable rooms – mostly of different configurations and layouts, all have en-suite bathrooms (with hot and cold water), mosquito nets, TV’s, kettle with coffe and tea and fans. Our rooms can be split into three distinct forms, our popular garden bungalows, the original main house with guest wing, and lastly our new double story block – with large rooms and a disabled friendly room. All have a mixture of singles, doubles/twins and triples, with a dormitory room in the main house.
The Outpost does not try to be something which it is not – our accommodation is rustic, with an emphasis on clean, comfortable and AFFORDABLE lodging, but with a special ambiance of its own. We, too, are committed to being as environmentally-friendly as possible – our water is heated with solar power; we use energy savers wherever possible – to name just a few of our efforts. Our tropical grounds are perfect for supporting many birds species, including large ‘silvery cheeked’ hornbills, as well as cute ‘bush babies’ (night apes) and hedgehogs.
Cleanliness and water
Cleanliness is of prime concern and we pride ourselves in this respect. The occasional bug will find their way in, but this is Africa after all…. All rooms have hot water, from solar water heaters, backed up by electrical water heaters for those cold overcast days. Water is a concern countrywide… while we do have plenty of storage, the municipality water supply is extremely erratic and can sometimes cause unforeseen shortages. We try extremely hard to cope with the system, but are caught out occasionally and have to buy in expensive tanked water. Due to this countrywide water shortage, our electricity, too, is erratic due to the poor hydro power stoppages.
We offer daily laundry services for a minimal fee. Due to water shortages, washing of clothing in the rooms is not possible.
We welcome Disabled travelers, as we now have a room which is completely ‘Disabled/handicapped’ friendly, unfortunately they are not too common in Tanzania, so we hope to start a trend and cater for all. Anyone wanting to use this room is advised to make advanced arrangements.