We had a great time at the Ujamaa recently,staying there as volunteers on our first trip to beautiful Tanzania.The hostel is comfortable and well-equipped, with a gorgeous garden and views of Mt Meru.The food is good and plentiful and we were looked after amazingly by the lovely girls who work there and sing all day long! Although we were the oldest by far, the other residents were lovely and we had lots of fun together, culminating in a night "on the town" before we left for safari.
The volunteers project we chose was the Dympna special school-- a brilliant, happy school ,which well deserves support and will remain in our hearts.We also helped with a picnic by the nearby river for street -boys and all had a brilliant time.
Shanga, a work-centre for deaf people, who create wonderful items out of recycled materials, is worth a visit -- go for lunch too-its yummy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ujamaa Hostel is for volunteers and travellers and is located in Arusha, Tanzania. We provide fun, safe, affordable accommodation where you can meet like-minded people, check out the Tanzanian culture and spend time volunteering in the local community if you want to. We welcome short-term visitors and travellers to the hostel for 1 night or more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ujamaa Hotel Arusha