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“good place to stay in Arusha” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sakina campsite

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Sakina campsite
P.O Box 10321, Arusha, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #9 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Bonn
1 review
“good place to stay in Arusha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Sakina Campsite is a bit out of town, righthandsite at the Nairobi road. It is surrounded by walls and a safe and nice place to stay when you do not want to be in the busy city. Above all, as mentioned in other reviews, Robert is really friendly and helped us with everything we had to do in town. There is a "living room" which we used for working (Rovert even provided us with internet stick to check our mails) and the rooms are big enough and we slept quite well. There is optional laundry service (although expensive). The small garden is green and we even managed to see some nice birds there. Highly recommendable! Asante sana to Robert and Jennifer

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The place is very safe and you can feel that the personnel is taking care of you. Robert is a superb and thoughtful guy, Jennifer is kindly taking care of the cleanliness of your room. Nice breakfast and good view of Mont Meru. I had an awesome time. Thank you very much!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

A perfect cheap and friendly place to stay. Robert is very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the garden with our small camper van. A great view of Mount Meru. A laundry service is also available. With a daladala Arusha is easy to reach. We even had a BBQ in the garden.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Ok, first off let me get the mediocre parts out of the way - location. Sakina is not the most convenient location, but it's $3 in a dalla-dalla or $6 in a taxi away from anywhere. So it was not a problem at all. In return, we get very good value for our lodging dollar.

Just to be clear, this is not ONLY a campsite. They have several rooms with decent appointments. This is not Hilton, but things are clean and quiet. For the money, I would use this place again. We saved a ton of money staying on the cheap in Arusha and splurging all the rest on our beach resort in Zanzi :)

However, the best feature of this place is the guy who runs it - Robert. He's the friendliest and the most helpful person I experienced in Arusha. He was singularly the reason why we did not have a meltdown in Arusha when we had disagreements with our safari company. He knows reliable people around town - safari operators, taxi drivers, restaurants - everything... and is happy to connect you with them. Once inside the fence, Sakina is such a quiet place and Robert knows how to keep it that way. We are still in touch with him after we are back and wish him the best.

Highly recommended for hikers and backpackers.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you're looking for a clean, comfortable place that is away from the hustle and bustle of the town itself, then this is it. It has the feel of a large home and there are always other guests staying, who like to socialise in the lounge/dining area.

The daily tariff is very reasonable, whatever level of accommodation you are looking for, and both Robert and Jennifer will do everything they can to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Great place to stay, really helpful people and good service. It was really good value and the sleeping quality was good as well. This is a great place to stay as it is located just outside the centre of Arusha so it is not too busy, but is not too far from the shopping areas. For the price it is an excellent place to stay and the staff are very accommodating and cater for your every need. I would recommend people to stay here if they are on expeditions, as I was, because you can get a good nights rest and good food here as well.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed here during an expedition and found it to be very accomadating. The camp has basic rooms that cater for all your needs and there is a lot of space for camping also. There is space for you to cook and wash and there is always the option of getting the staff to cook for you. However it was the hospitality from the staff there that really makes it stand out. They were more than happy to help us from booking buses to giving us advice on the best places to go in the city.The short ride from the camp to the city meant that we were within reach of the hustle and bustle whilst staying in an area where we could sleep in great comfort! Overall a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.O Box 10321, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #9 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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