About the Homestay
If you want to experience real Tanzanian lifestyle, stay with us! We are simple but warm. If you wish for a clean, friendly house to shower and sleep after your day's tour, stay with us. You want a western hotel where you are just a room number, don't stay with us!.
We are located in Dar es Salaam in an area where transportation is easy and locals will great you with "Karibu" to which you should respond "Asante"
We help with travel, give you sensible advise on how to get around or will take you on tours at reduced fee, collect you from the airport and generally make your visit memorable.
We have a special weekend package which includes 2 nights stay, and different tours. Book with us, tell us your interests and we will plan your tour.
Our rates include breakfast. Dinner and lunch have to be booked in advance. We speak English and Swahili
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our House is Located in Dar es Salaam Mbezi Beach Makonde area, 30 minutes drive from the Airport. On Old Bagamoyo road go straight then turn left 100 meters just before the turn to Giraffe Hotel. Go straight till you find Essacks School, 100 meters from the school turn right on Kilimanjaro lane and you will see a white gate.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Health club
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please keep the doors and gate locked at all times for our own safety.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
This is a long review. I arrived at 0340 but had asked Selina to pick me up later about 6 am as it was too early to get someone out of bed. I saw a young lady walking with a purpose: confidently towards the arrivals area. I just knew it was her. I saw myself in that walk. She went looking for me, but I stayed seated. A few mins later she saw me. We clicked.
To get to the point, Selina is absolutely wonderful, hardworking, and fun to be around. I was her first homestay guest & I could see that she worked hard at trying to get her place ready.
My room was large, bright & very comfortable. The bathroom was large. She even provided me with slippers for the house, took me to the beach, to shop and bargained for me so that I got my gifts at a fair price without exploiting anyone.
We later discovered that we were born on the same day and month. I have made a wonderful friend.
Book Selina for a comfortble stay with warmth and fun. Her home is simple but clean. Electricty and Water are a problem all over Tanzania so if there is shortage don't worry. Selina makes sure to store water in large bucket for the bathroom - just in case, I never had to use it. Communication was great!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.