Friendly Gecko

Viva Villa, Dar es Salaam, 84516, Tanzania | Hostel
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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

    Travel Blogs from Dar es Salaam

    From Dar to Zanzibar

    A travel blog entry by pauljkuhne on Jan 15, 2014

    7 comments, 11 photos


    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 …

    In to Dar Es Salam

    A travel blog entry by jbknorris on Mar 21, 2014

    2 photos

    Carried on from no water camp into very urban Dar. Unlike any other city we've been to the locals were all not too used to muzungus. We had some shouting and once a plant thrown at us! The city itself is very congested and busy but still has a different feel to other places we've been to. Arrived at our ...

    7 out, 7 in.

    A travel blog entry by deano-webby on Nov 05, 2013

    1 photo

    ... wind down of shower, toilet and a meal. Another early night with an option of an early morning safari. We decided against the optional activity in favour of a lie in. We deserve it. Apologise to our mothers for the lack of contact, wifi in Africa is appalling at best but know that we are both well and as you can tell from the blog, enjoying ourselves. We will ring you as soon as we find wifi that is not powered by a guy on a bike. Deano & Webby - who goes to Africa for wifi anyway? ...

    Long day of travel

    A travel blog entry by nannakez on Sep 24, 2013

    4 comments, 15 photos

    ... round. The walk to and from the orphanage was also amazing....children running out shouting mzungo. Saying hello, how are you, I'm fine thank you!! I've already mentioned what big hearts Joyce and the men have.......Samwel, Adams, Ibrahim and now Alfred. If we can raise the money to get them started on the school building, at some stage in the future they will be able to determine their own destiny. To be continued.......... It's now after midnight in Dubai and we are ...

    Tanya's blog

    A travel blog entry by lorrikk on Jul 28, 2013

    ... I did so just I was getting good my journey to the market had ended. I saved the best for last, THE PEOPLE, I have many new brothers and Tanzanian children that will remain in my heart no mater what distance separates us. Everywhere we want we had locals building relationships with us. Frances sat with a lady at the market and learnt how to make a necklace, Skye found a big brother in Abia, I know there were several marriage proposals... Even ...