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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 …

Goodbye to new friends

A travel blog entry by deano-webby


... see why! Accommodation was a nice 2 story chalet with opening doors onto the balcony. Hot water was limited and the shower was basically a stream of water, like someone pouring it out of a bottle. At dinner, we met two girls who will be joining us on the remainder of the tour. Lucy and Wendy who are two Dutch girls in their mid twenties. They seem nice. But no chance to get to know them yet, early night as its a 6am rise. Deano & Webby - red but not forgotten! ...

The day I had to say goodbye

A travel blog entry by beckybrahier


... I had to give Mama Kibona
(the nurse) my address because she doesn't really do the whole facebook and
e-mail thing lol. She doesn't really speak much english, and I don't really
speak too much swahili, but somehow we became besties. I'm going to miss each
doctor in a different way. I teared up a bit as we were driving away from the
hospital, the taxi guy prolly thought I was a nut job.

This morning was ...

Dar Es Salaam

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen


Dar Es Salaam is Tanzania's largest city and combines African, Arabic and Indian cultures. It is located along the Indian Ocean in the northeastern corner of the country.

Bumpy Bus Ride
The bus ride to Dar consisted of 13 hours of speed bumps. At the time it was rather frustrating because the roads were nicely paved, but littered with speed bumps and it felt like we were going over them every 5 minutes. In my handwritten diary I actually made ...

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