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23 Ally Sykes Road Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
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#1 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Dar es Salaam
Upepo Garden is a small boutique guesthouse situated on the beach right outside Dar es Salaam overlooking the Indian Ocean. Here you can sit in the well-tended garden enjoying a drink from our beachfront bar – or go for a swim in the indian ocean. Our guest house has five individually furnished rooms – all with ensuite bathroom and air conditioner. The furniture in each well appointed room is hand-made by local craftsmen. WiFi is of course free for all our guests.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Mosquito net
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Breakfast buffet
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Ocean view
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English, Swahili
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Eli_Asker wrote a review Feb 2020
Asker, Norway97 contributions16 helpful votes
Can highly recommend to stay at Upepo Garden and also have them plan your visit to Tanzania. Everything has been so well prepared and planned! Staff is very nice, polite an helpful! 😍 Couldn’t ask for more ❀️ We stayed at Upepo Garden two nights and made excursions in to the city where our guide took us to the different local markets🐟πŸ₯‘πŸπŸ₯₯ He helped bargaining, and we made good deals πŸ˜‰ They organized a Safari-trip where we drove to Selous, and stayed at Selous River Camp. We did a river safari, a morning walk in the woods and two full days of game drive. Saw lots of animals, though not as many as we had hoped for due to fact that it has been raining a lotπŸ¦’πŸ¦“πŸ˜πŸŠπŸ¦›πŸΏπŸ¦ŽπŸœπŸŒπŸ¦‰πŸ¦…From Selous we flew to Zanzibar, where we spent two amazing days at Emerson Hurumzi in Stonetown. Had the best lunches and dinners, and the rooms were a dream! We he last three nights we spent at Blue Oyster directly on the beach on the east coast of Zanzibar. Everything has been planned so well and have worked out perfectly fine. We have felt perfectly taken care of since our arrival. Again, higly recommended!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Lol wrote a review Jan 2020
Vads36 contributions2 helpful votes
Perfect for relaxing if you want to stay at a place away from noise in city center. You need a taxi to center which they help you with. It takes 45-60 minutes. Wonderfull staf and good food. Nice garden but no pool. Water outside is quite brown but the locals swim in it.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
klgdvm wrote a review Oct 2019
North Carolina341 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent our last evening in Tanzania at Upepo Garden guesthouse. After 18 days of traveling and safari, we wanted a quiet oceanfront place to relax before we flew out of Dar Es Salaam the next evening. When I asked our TO for boutique lodging instead of a beachfront Ramada, he immediately recommended Upepo Garden. Wonderful guesthouse! Friendly, helpful staff; lovely clean air conditioned rooms and comfortable beds; excellent food; and a beautiful, cozy oceanfront patio area to relax. They can arrange transportation to/from the airport, for shopping, beach excursions, and more. We were happy to relax on the patio, have a drink at the bar, and spend time with friends that came to visit . A perfect ending to a great trip!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Line B wrote a review Sep 2019
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Located on the beach just outside Dar es Salaam. Quiet and calm, right on the beach! Lovely guesthouse with a personal service. Rooms are personal decorated, nice bed and bathroom. Great food and a superb breakfast. Highly recommended if you want a beautiful and quiet place with personal service. They also arrange safari and other trips (Upepo Safari), and is very relaxing to start or end you safari at Upepo Garden. Close to Mbudya island for a perfect day on a paradise beach. The owners (and all the staff) are very helpful in arranging your trip.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Tara865 wrote a review Aug 2019
San Francisco, California3 contributions4 helpful votes
Every staff member we came in contact with was warm and treated us like family - from the moment we were picked up at the airport late in the evening, I knew we made the right choice. It was a wonderful visit for my family of 4 (two adults & two children) for 3 nights. Our stay was honestly like a home away (very far away!) from home. Upepo guesthouse was clean, comfortable, cozy and uniquely decorated with local art. The outdoor space was beautiful and immaculately maintained with great seating areas, lots of shade and an incredible view. The staff asked about meal preferences and created wonderful meals that we all enjoyed (not easy with teenagers!). My daughter LOVED the mixed fresh fruit deserts. Hearing the waves in the evening was spectacular and watching the tidal changes throughout the day was awesome. Karianne was available for questions and advice at any time we needed and Fadhil took wonderful care of serving our food/drinks. Thank you all for making our stay so comfortable and relaxing! It was our first stop in Tanzania and every aspect of the visit was a perfect transition to a fantastic Tanzanian experience.
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Date of stay: August 2019
$93 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaDar Es Salaam RegionDar es Salaam
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Frequently Asked Questions about Upepo Garden
Which popular attractions are close to Upepo Garden?
Nearby attractions include Mbudya Island (4.2 miles), Bongoyo Island (2.3 miles), and The Slipway Shopping Centre (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Upepo Garden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Upepo Garden?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Upepo Garden?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Upepo Garden?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Beach Club, Karambezi Cafe, and Coral Ridge Spur.
Does Upepo Garden have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Upepo Garden offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Upepo Garden?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Does Upepo Garden have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.