Life in Tanzania is full of bliss. It is the one place in the world where an aura of relaxation goes through your system in an instant.
Never mind what could take you to Tanzania – a short vacay, business trip among other logical reasons – there are plenty of cool places to lay your head for pocket-friendly prices in Mikocheni, a bubbly neighbourhood in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s capital.
Mikocheni has a variety of truly authentic Tanzanian guest houses with a traditional feel.
The next time you make way to Tanzania and have no idea where to spend a few days, these are some of the best places to live of a tight budget.
1.Saadani Tourist Center $38
This guest house features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and cosy rooms each fitted with flatscreen TV and free, high-speed internet. The rooms which assume a hostel comes with intercontinental breakfast, air conditioner and a desk.
2. Daisy Comfort Home $38
Daisy Comfort Hotel. [Photo by Booking.com]Speak of sumptuous continental breakfast and you will be speaking of Daisy Comfort Home in Dar es Salaam. It has a restaurant, swimming pool a bar and shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a business centre, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and currency exchange for guests.
All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hot tub. All guest rooms at Daisy Comfort Home have air conditioning and a desk.
It is 11km away from the popular Kariakoo Marker and Kivukoni Fish Market.
3.Cefa Hostel $50
If you are the thirty type, there is a bar in Cefa Hostel and restaurant for you to sample your favourite meal in this part of East Africa. Cefa Hostel also features a lounge, garden and a terrace.The rooms are air-conditioned with free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. A multilingual staff makes it more friendly while the buffet breakfast will make your taste buds run wet every morning.
Cefa Hostel is 11km away from Kariakoo Market while Kivukoni Fish Market is also 11 km away.
4. Mayfair Hotel $73
A class above the rest, Mayfair Hotel oozes modesty. It is in the heart of Dar es Salaam and has stunning views of this city that is Tanzania’s capital.
It has a fitness centre with a sauna, a large swimming pool and elegantly furnished rooms some with a seating area, a kitchenette, stove, microwave, and a fridge. There are also safety deposit boxes and a luggage store within the hotel.
Mayfair Hotel is only 11km away from Julius Nyerere International Airport.