The World of Tona Lodge

About Us

Welcome to TONA Lodge – the heart of cultural and eco-tourism nestled in the Southern Pare Mountains of Kilimanjaro, overlooking the majestic Mkomazi National Park. Established in 1998, TONA Lodge isn’t just a place to stay; it’s an invitation to immerse yourself in a world where nature meets culture, where every visit supports both environmental conservation and community development.

Our Vision: A Harmony of Nature and Culture
At TONA Lodge, we believe in a tourism model that enriches both the visitor and the host community. Inspired by the concept of TOURISM OF NEW AGE, we are pioneers in integrating cultural tourism with nature conservation, aiming to foster an environment where local communities thrive alongside the natural world.

Our Roots in Community and Conservation
Our lodge was founded with the dual purpose of offering a gateway to the unparalleled beauty of the Southern Pare Mountains and the vibrant culture of the Mbaga Village. From the very beginning, we worked hand-in-hand with local and district authorities, ensuring that our development benefited from and contributed to the community. Our efforts are centered around key areas such as community involvement, environmental impact, poverty alleviation, and enhancing tourist satisfaction.

Experience the Unexplored Tanzania
TONA Lodge serves as a beacon for travelers seeking the path less trodden. Our location offers an exclusive vista of the Mkomazi National Park, home to a rich tapestry of biodiversity. The lodge is your base for exploring the Shengena/Chome forest reserve, the Kwizu forest reserve, and the captivating landscapes of the Pare Mountains.

A Catalyst for Change
We are more than just a lodge. TONA is a model for eco-tourism and cultural tourism, aiming to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of our region. Our engagement with local secondary schools, conservation initiatives, and the promotion of cultural tourism projects underscores our commitment to creating sustainable benefits for the local community.

The TONA Experience
Discover a place where every stay is transformative. Our guests enjoy intimate encounters with the flora and fauna, local history, and cultural practices, all while relishing the comforts and hospitality of our lodge. TONA offers a variety of activities, from walking holidays in the mountains to exploring the Mkomazi National Park and engaging with local communities.

Our Contribution to Community and Environment
The impact of your stay extends beyond the unforgettable memories you’ll create. A portion of our proceeds goes directly into community development projects, such as educational support, infrastructure improvements, and conservation efforts, amounting to significant investments in the wellbeing of our community and the preservation of our environment.

Join Us in Our Journey
TONA Lodge invites you to be part of a travel experience that goes beyond tourism. It’s an opportunity to connect with nature, immerse in local culture, and contribute to a greater cause. Let your journey be one that supports sustainable development, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation.

Contact Us
Plan your visit to TONA Lodge and be part of our story. For bookings and inquiries, reach out to us at:

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  • Phone: +255 754 85 20 10