Friendly Gecko

Viva Villa, Dar es Salaam, 84516, Tanzania | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Dar es Salaam

From Dar to Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by pauljkuhne



Greetings from Tanzania! After exhaustively wandering the streets of Dar Es Salaam for an hour, I managed to find an internet cafe inside of a hotel and am now feverishly typing away in the hopes that I can communicate everything that I want to. The thing about Dar Es Salaam, is that sidewalks are somewhat of an afterthought and …


A travel blog entry by mattgottwald


... are second in size only to the tortoises on the Galapagos islands and were huge! You can feed and stroke them as they seemed completely indifferent to humans and just ignored us! We also got a good hour snorkelling before we headed to the beautiful beaches in the north at Nungwe. We stayed about 30m from a perfect whit sand beach and spent a couple of blissful days enjoying crystal clear water, great reefs to snorkel, delicious cocktails made with fresh fruit and ...

The loss and the return of my passport.

A travel blog entry by matt746

... for a cup of tea. As we walked back into the building all the officers snapped to attention and saluted which was slightly different to the informal attitude they had previously adopted as I had left the building. We sat down and had a chat and after my initial shock we were soon discussing all sorts of things. It was quite funny when the deputy inspector came to talk to him about something and found this lost little Aussie having an in depth conversation. ...

A day with the Mayenga family

A travel blog entry by africaadventure


... luxurious meal that followed. Grace was said before we tucked in to each course. Lunch started with a huge fresh fruit platter, which was just what we'd been craving. Pawpaw, oranges, cucumber and watermelon. The main course was line fish, Tilapia from Lake Victoria, masterfully prepared in a spicy coconut milk sauce, served with spinach, finely cut and fried cabbage, rice, nsima and spaghetti. We felt really spoilt and ...

We have landed!

A travel blog entry by lorrikk


We have arrived in Dar Es Saleem! And so did all our luggage!!! Made it through customs with no problem. First time we have EVER been asked for our luggage tags before we could take the luggage. We were met by a lovely lady by the name of Anna who had a bus waiting for us. It is surreal being here!! I can't believe we are finally ...

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This hostel, located on Viva Villa, Dar es Salaam, is near National Museum, Village Museum, and Nyumba ya Sanaa.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsFriendly Gecko Dar es Salaam

    Reviewed by pauljkuhne

    Friendly and with Geckos

    Reviewed Jan 15, 2014
    by (5 reviews) Albany, NY , United States Flag of United States

    Absolutely fantastic experience with delicious food and extremely friendly people. There were also many geckos and three extremely friendly dogs. I also used the bikes, which was great!

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Friendly Gecko Dar es Salaam

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding