I flew I into Dar and it was really great not to have to go straight into the big city mayhem. This a very attractive guest house on the outskirts (but near a beach) and all profits go to the orphanage which is fab. The staff were very friendly and the new management are putting a lot of effort into making improvements for the guests and volunteers. Ou can also visit the orphanage if you want, where there are a group of happy well taken care of kids. Overall a lovely start to travelling in Tanzania.
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- The Friendly Gecko Guesthouse is a socially responsible hostel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We aim to offer convenient and safe accommodation for a reasonable price. Since we accommodate around 10 volunteers year round from help2kids, we consider ourselves to be more of a home than a hostel. We love to meet new people and travelers from all walks of life and share our daily experiences. Our Guest House is located a bit outside of the city center of Dar es Salaam (around 40 minutes by car) in a safe and quiet neighborhood. With our large garden and community areas we offer a convienent and relaxed place to recover after a hectic and hot day in downtown Dar es Salaam, or a nice stop before heading to Kili or Zanzibar. ... more less
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