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Culver City, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I could not more highly recommend Tumaini Cottage! We stayed for 2 wonderful nights. The amazing eucalyptus furniture is handmade. The freshly-squeezed juices (mango, orange, passion fruit) were all from fruit just picked off trees right outside our room. The delicious avocados and bananas they served were also grown in the lovely landscaped garden. The beautiful circular restaurant gave us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Tumaini Cottage was by far one of the best lodges I have ever visited!!!! Their rooms were cozy and the showers were great. The Tumaini Cottage staff were excellent and very friendly. Every time I spoke to them they were always trying to make sure I had the best and most authentic African experience. The Food in the cottage was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This small but cozy lodge is an excellent place for some peace and quiet. Was in Arusha for a 4-day network marketing conference. I like the authentic Tanzanian crusine, fruit salad and fresh juice that is available almost any time of the day. Keep up this great atmosphere Mr & Mrs Andy and staff of Tumaini Cottage.

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Friendly hotel with personal attention. Owner showed us around. Food and bar were nice. Variety of plants on the property was amazing. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Situated in the middle of Arusha but felt really safe.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Our safari group arrived very late at night due to a mishap with our luggage at the airport and the owner stayed up late and still welcomed us with a smile and the most amazing juice I've ever had! The rooms are very clean with mosquito nets over the beds.The water out of the faucet was off-color but that's to... More 

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Fes, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Andy and Mama were fantastic hosts that made us feel like were home. Their hospitality was magnificent and on the first visit prior to our safari my wife asked for white wine which they didn't have. When we returned 7 days later at dinner white wine was ready for my wife to have with her meal. We didn't ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Tumaini Cottages are very well run, safe and quiet. The super friendly owner Andy will take care of all your problems and is very helpful with organizing trips and excursions. The place is a little bit hidden away and difficult to find, which makes it a quiet oasis to relax from Safaris or prepare for new adventures. I fully recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The drive to the place looks shady, but once you are inside the gates -- it is beautiful. The couple who owns the place is very friendly and accommodating. Lillian cooked a delicious dinner for us after she checked with us what we prefer (chicken or beef, potatoes or rice), and let us choose the time. The room is clean,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights there. One before and one after our safari. The place is hidden at the end of a quiet street. The owner and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are standard, nothing of luxury but very comfortable for short, transitional stay. They serve breakfast with delicious home grown avocado and fruit (included) and home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tumaini Cottage accommodation is located in Arusha Tanzania Sakina area, our cottage has 8 en-suite rooms offering single, double and triple rooms all with a TV, a refrigerator, comfortable beds & pillows, hot and cold water, large size bathroom etc.Mbalamwezi restaurant offers Ala Carta made to order menu includes fruits, fresh squeezed juices,delicious African and international cuisine.Our Boma conference facility offers a wide range of meeting services for Ngo's and startups available on 24 hour notice.Airport pick up is an option for a separate charge, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet, free parking, free safari/mountain climbing consulting and booking for our confirmed guests in Arusha.Welcome to our home, our city and our country. Enjoy Tanzania "Hakuna Matata. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tumaini Cottage

Address: Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $50 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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