Stayed two nights at Mikadi Beach. Great location though not the most convenient being on the other side of the harbour. The bandas are nice enough though there was no fresh water as promised by the sign in the bathroom (filtered sea water maybe) or any toilet paper and we had to ask repeatedly for a mosquito net.
Bar area is very cool. Nice pool. Comfy area with a couple of hammocks and food was good - all on the beach. Slightly disconcerting that there are signs everywhere saying how dangerous the area is, though the campsite itself is apparently safe and guarded by masai.
However, beware of the tuk tuk's that they might arrange for you. The bar staff called one of their regular tuk tuk drivers - Kim - who took us to the ferry port for Zanzibar to buy tickets for travel that day. However, he did not take us directly, he took us to some dodgy travel agent instead who promptly ripped us off on the tickets and we were none the wiser until we then went to the actual ferry port where we could have saved $20 each. We should have been wiser to this obvious scam, but we trusted the Mikadi Beach staff and that their regular tuk tuk drivers could be trusted. No doubt Kim and perhaps even the bar the staff did quite well out of it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mikadi Beach Lodge derives its name from the Mikadi tree which thrives along the beautiful Tanzanian coastline. Jo (Zimbabwean) & Lucho (Chilean) married and owner/managers, took over the lodge in February 2008 and since then have embarked on a complete refurbishment of the place. If you have your heart and soul in a place this emanates to staff and clients alike. We are in love with Mikadi and that shows in everything we do to make your stay with us both enjoyable and memorable. They say location is everything and we are in the perfect location! We are only 15 / 20 mins from the Zanzibar ferry so ideally placed for those travellers wanting to visit Zanzibar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mikadi Beach Hotel Dar Es Salaam