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Tumaini Cottage

Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here before going on a safari, and it was so wonderful! We were greeted with delicious juice and friendly people! Andy and Lillian were so kind and helpful with our kids! The food was great and the setting was beautiful and peaceful. We needed something from the store and Andy drove us in his car to go get... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed two fantastic nights at Tumaini before and after our safari. Andy is a real gentleman and the perfect host. He kindly offered to pick us up from the bus stop, which was a great relief to us as we were arriving at night. Upon arrival we were greeted with delicious fresh juices and were asked what we wanted... More 

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Shalimar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience with Andy at Tumaini Cottage on our hike of Kilimanjaro and safari in the Ngorongoro crater. The room was clean and the hot shower was welcome after a 6 day climb. I can say enough about the warm hospitality we experienced here. When I come back to Tanzania, I will certainly stay here!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Stayed in Tumaini cottage for 3 nights. The room is simple but suffice. ( shower needs fixing) Owner Andy and his crew are very helpful. And the best part is his breakfast with fresh fruits. Mangos, pineapple, banana, avacado. Avacado! I have never tasted like their delicious avacados! All home grown and organic :-). And Andy can get you taxi,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I had a very comfortable night at Tumaini. I was greeted with fresh juice, and the accommodations were clean, safe, and the bathrooms were Western style, clean and with hot water. Water bottles were provided, and breakfast was a fresh and light breakfast. Also the free WiFi is a bonus for travelers! The landscaping around is really lovely as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Stayed overnight at Tumaini Cottages before starting our safari with Duma Explorers. Clean comfortable bed and bath tucked away on a nice property. Free wifi. Owner Andy and wife greeted us with juices even when were arriving late at night due to flight problems. Lovely, filling breakfast the next morning. AND they provided a pit stop for a warm shower... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Good place to stay in Arusha before and after your safari. We managed to have it included into our safari price (meals excluded). Andy, the manager, was great! He likes to interact with guests during dinner, which can be a bit too much if you want to stay alone, but great if you're in the mood for talking to a... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We spent one night here after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. They did laundry for us at a very reasonable price and helped us secure a taxi into town ($5 each way). The breakfast was fruit, eggs made to order and toast with coffee and juice. We could select the time we wanted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were happy with the one night that we spend at Tumaini Cottage. The rooms are nice and clean and the hotel is surrounded by a nice little garden with mango and advocado trees. The staff is very friendly.

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband and I looked for a safe and quiet place to stay for a few weeks and found this lovely place. Andy, Lilian and ther staff gave us a warm welcome and offered excellent services. We enjoyed the homemade food, the comfortable beds, the clean rooms, the well kept garden and the interesting discussions. Whatever question or request we... More 

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