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Eco Stars: 5 star
Stars: unrated
Location: Africa
Country: Tanzania

MamboViewPoint

MamboViewPoint is situated on the Northern edge of the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania close to the village Mambo. (Mtae / Lushoto) The lodge is situated on the top of a 1900 meter high cliff with a stunning view over the African mountains and plains. During clear weather even the Kilimanjaro can be seen. All accommodations (cottages and luxury tents) have a spacious platform with view.

There are facilities for small conferences, groups and big families. They have a western or local stile restaurant but also self cooking is possible for individuals or groups.They have facilities for camping (bring your tent or rent one) and overlanders. For budget travelers, or those who want to experience local facilities, they can also help find local guesthouses. The surroundings are marvelous. The Usambara Moutains, with their natural forests, winding roads and picturesque villages offer a high biodiversity. There are some very special historical sites like the MamboFootPrints and the MamboCaves , they offer cultural tours, wildlife safaris, walks, bird watching, camping walks, mountain biking and cultural tours.

Other facilities:
- Internet.
- Honeymoon cottage. - Long stay facilities for those who want to join development work.
- Battery charging / laundry
- lockers available with the reception
- Technicians for car repair available (which is rare this far out)


Green Star Rating Results:
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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We use solar and wind energy for electricity and water heating. All the lights are low energy consuming LED lights and we donít use high energy consuming equipment. All our computers are low consuming netbooks with LCD screens. We have a project for introducing solar-cooking.

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - We minimize the use of water as far as possible f.e. by using special flush basins and not having a swimming pool. Our water is coming from a natural source in the Natural forest and for drinking it is filtered by ceramic filters.

Disposal Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - We are separating the waste and try to minimize the potential incoming waste with packaging. Most materials are heavily re-used. For waste like plastics we search for recycling methods or, for chemical waste like used batteries, we give it to tourist who go to countries where they have decent recycling methods.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - MamboViewPoint has an active policy to be a part of the community and initiates all kinds of projects, not only for the lodge but also for the development of the region. This includes biological farming, alternatives for firewood and charcoal etc.

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - MamboViewPoint is built with local available material and with local workers. All the staff is from local origin and is encouraged not only to serve but also to talk with the guests. We are encouraging local people to start their own business like juice making and art making. MamboViewPoint organises cultural tours to the village. Guests can have a cup of tea with the villagers or visit a Natural healer. In our shop you can find local made art and utensils.

Contact Details

Name:
MamboViewPoint
Address:
Mambo / Mtae / Lushoto
Usambara mountains
Tanzania
Telephone:
+255 78 5272150
Website:
www.mamboviewpoint.org
E-mail:
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