'A glimpse into Tanzania's real life'! This is one out of two rooms in a little guesthouse situated in a friendly local neighborhood, a five minute stroll from beautiful beaches. Located opposite our own little house, the guesthouse has its own hammock and a shaded terrace. Surrounded by banana trees and sugar cane, it's just an easy stroll up the road to little shops, restaurants and transport to get you into the city and beyond.
The white room is small but comfortable, especially since it's as good as free from mosquito's (!). The comfortable bed does however come with mosquito net - since you can never be sure! You share your bathroom with European toilet and hot and cold showers with guests from the blue room, which is located opposite of yours.
The guest rooms are located in a small separate building, just opposite of our own little house. It has its own little terrace with garden view, where we provide hot water for coffee and tea. There is also a fridge for guests to use, and you are welcome to occasionally use our kitchen. When we make dinner, guests can join us for a small price.
Interaction with guests
Together with our little girl Nuru we will do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We like chatting with our guests but will not be offended if you prefer your own privacy. If you like to be shown around Baba Nuru is perfect for showing you the ins and outs of the neighborhood. He can also (for a price) arrange a boat to take you to a tropical island close to this part of the Tanzanian shore, where he can show his skills as a fisherman when you go snorkeling together.
Mama Nuru teaches meditation at a nearby rehab clinic, and usually does some early morning meditation on our first floor terrace where you can buy into.
Both of us are happy to help with ideas for restaurants and places to visit and have no trouble arranging a pick up from the airport, bus terminal or Zanzibar ferry.
Other things to note
If you are up for it, we can arrange activities for you that get you in touch with the local community and/or help out a bit. Many of our neighbors are poor, and we always like to support them. A few ideas: set up a small english class for neighborhood kids while you are here, take pencils and coloring books and do a few hours of coloring with the kids, learn how to cook tanzanian style (wood fire) with our neighbor mama Yusufu (and support her and her family a bit), donate clothes or other stuff, let your hair be braided by our other neighbor mama Ikram, or learn how to drum and dance in the traditional Tanzanian way.
Let us know in advance if you are interested or have some ideas of your own!
Please leave things clean and tidy. And don't be afraid to ask if anything is unclear.