Friendly Gecko Guesthouse

Africana / White Sands, P.O. Box 35936, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Distance from city centre: 14.6km

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Welcome to the Friendly Gecko Guest House!

We are a socially responsible guest house in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We want to offer convenient and safe accommodation for a reasonable price. As a social contribution we invest 100% of our profits into the help2kids childrens home.

All rooms are fitted with mosquito nets and fans. There is also air-condition in the private roooms. Snacks and Drinks (Water/Sodas/Beer) are always available in the living room. There is also a TV, DVD player in our community area. For a low fee internet access can be bought at our manager in place (also USB internet sticks are available for your private laptop).

We have a large garden and a nice terrace to meet in the evening. We constantly host up to 8 volunteers of the help2kids childrens home and we love to meet new people and to share experiences. We also offer a weekly BBQ.

If you have questions, need information or support, there is always assistance by our managers on site. We want to offer you a safe and carefree environment for your exciting new experiences in Africa.

We have a 6-bed female dorm and a 4-bed male dormitory. They are fully equipped with mosquito nets, fans and shelfs. Each dorm has its own bathroom.

Our private rooms are also equipped with mosquito nets, safes, shelfs, fans and air-conditioning. Moreover you have your own bathroom.

The state run electricity supply is unfortunately not very reliable (in average we have 12 hours electricity per day). Therefore electronic devices such as air-conditioning or TV may not be permenantly available. However we decided not to have a generator. First of all it is not ecological and it is noisy, moreover we believe that it isn't really necessary. We have always running water, our kitchen is gas operated, we have safe candle holders in each room and bathroom and our internet is working electricity independant. In addition it is just part of the real "African" way of live that there is not constantly electricity and very soon you experience that it isn't as important as you thought at home.
Prices are per person per night.

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B&B Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Airport transfers
  • Bicycle parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • DVDs
  • Free Parking
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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Towards White Sands--once at the roundabout, stay left. Take the second right called Manyara Drive which is just past 'Chase Pub' (look for signs for Vival Villa, Liberty Church, etc). Please call Jessica at +255759941848 if you encounter problems.

Please book ahead of time as our manager arranging a taxi is always safer and more affordable.

Our Guest House is located outside of down-town Dar es Salaam at the Africana District. It is very close to the well known White Sands Resort area, where the boats for tourists are heading off to Mbudya Island. We prefer to be outside of the city center as we are afforded more space, surrounded by a lot of greenery, and much less noise or smog. We are also conveniently closer to the help2kids projects and children's home.

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Towards White Sands--once at the roundabout, stay left. Take the second right called Manyara Drive which is just past 'Chase Pub' (look for signs for Vival Villa, Liberty Church, etc). Please call Jessica at +255759941848 if you encounter problems.

Please book ahead of time as our manager arranging a taxi is always safer and more affordable.

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