Nuru's Place, the white room!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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'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 space

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.

Guest access

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!

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

Please leave things clean and tidy. And don't be afraid to ask if anything is unclear.

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Cat(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

35 Reviews

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Harry User Profile
June 2017
I stayed at Nuru's place for 4 days and loved every moment of it. The host family kept good communication leading up to arrival. I got to know baba Nuru (Rashidi) quite well who taught me lots of swahili and cooked amazing food. He has great humour and smiles, and checked after my check out that I arrived at next destination safely. For a single traveller, you want to find a home away from home, and I found it here. I would like to come again. Hasante sana! Badae :)

Merel User Profile
September 2017
Nice room in a nice house. Close to the beach. Very helpful and kind people

Mélodie User Profile
September 2017
The Nuru's place is really a relaxing place where you feel cared for. It's clean,confortable. I didnt got to meet Esther,but she was very helpfull before,during, and after my arrival! I had the luck to go visit Dar with her friend Kizitho, that was precious. Im a solo traveller and glad I had someone with me. He also took me out around the next day. Amazing person. As for the sea trip with Rachid, I also had a blast. It was purely amazing and Rachid is soo sweet. Ooh and Nuru is the cutest girl I ve met.thanks

Nicole Valérie User Profile
August 2017
It all went very well. Esther is always very helpful and open. She can organize you transports, gives you informations about nearly all you need to know. She knows many contacts for several things like transports, city guide (who can go with you to the local markets..), safaris, local music and dance group... The room and the bathroom are as clean as it can be. We enjoyed every morning the nice breakfast with fresh fruits, patatoes, café... It's huge!! The neighbourhood is very nice, there are many many children playing around the house and also sometimes they come at Nuru's place playing music and dancing. Lovely! You really see the local people's life. It's not the quietest place. The neighbours start playing music around 7am and there's other noise from the neighbourhood starting early. But that's the only thing. Otherwise all was really really nice!

Brenda User Profile
August 2017
Delightful guesthouse whose host and hostess are not only helpful, gave excellent tips on things to do and places to eat, but will make your stay pleasant and comfortable.

Patrice User Profile
August 2017
Awesome hosts! They went above and beyond to accommodate us and to make our stay positive. Unfortunately, they were in the midst of painting the place so it was a bit of a mess when we were there. Ideal for travellers looking for an authentic experience. The house is right in the middle of a small community where the neighbours are all very close by. Luckily, we are solid sleepers and can sleep through loud noise. The neighbours are very close by and very noisy at night.

Natascha User Profile
August 2017
Really nice and helpful family, clean room, super breakfast! Rashidi and Esther were very helpful and friendly. The place is in a small village, about half an hour away from the city centre. Thank you!

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