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ABOUT MAMA AFRICA HOUSE:
Mama Africa House is an accommodation facility in Arusha, Tanzania, which is operated by the girls of Mama Africa Projects and Tours Company. We serve all your needs to include food (all meals), transport (local and regional), laundry needs etc. The residence consists of 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, laundry area, and coffee area, and satellite TV area. There is also a movie theater on premises. We provide a variety of room options.
COMPLIMENTARY, AND PROMOTIONAL ITEMS - As a new business, we have several complimentary items and offers for our guests. They include:
•We offer free transport to our guests to Usa River once a day in the morning, and from Usa River once a day in the evening.
•At any time of the day, We drop you off for free at the local bus station called Safari Njema where you will catch a public mini bus to Usa River town. You can also walk for 10 minutes to this bus stop, but we drop off all of our guests at any given time.
•Currently, we offer free airport pick-up service to a group of travelers or for a guest who will live with us in a private room for a week or more.
Every common area of the residence is accessible to our guests to include living room, kitchen, laundry area, and coffee area, satellite TV area, and movie theater.
•FOOD SERVICES: We have a full service kitchen in the house and chefs to cook for you, but if you like, you may also cook yourself. Food hygiene is extremely important to us. We wash dishes with hot water at all times. Our cooks wash hands with soap as many times as necessary.
•FOOD CHOICES: Our guests have a variety of foods to choose from. We buy food from local supermarkets and from local organic food farmers. We have a variety of foods to serve you which include: Millet porridge, hot cereal, hot beverages (coffee, ginger, tea, milk), pastries and bakeries (pancakes, chapati, scones, cake, donuts, bread, samosa, toasts), juice and, fruits, eggs, omelletes, organic meat (bacon, sausage, chicken), nuts (cashewnuts and peanuts), cultural foods (plantains, ugali, cultural rice),rice, pilau, fench fries / potato chips, hamburger, pastas, spaghetti (italian sphaghetti and african spaghetti), dessert foods (ice cream, cookies, cake, , banana filter), macaroni and cheese, seafoods, sweet potatoes, yams, , boiled potatoes, boiled yams, cassava, boiled plantains, and a variety of soups to include veggie soups.
•FOOD COSTS: You do not have to pay the chef as they are salaried. You will, however, need to buy food. AirBandB payment does not include food costs. Food is very cheap in Tanzania when you cook your own. Budget should be around $7 per person per day. On your arrival, we will go with you to local supermarkets and local markets where you may buy your preferred foods, and we will cook it for you for free. You are welcome to tip the chefs.
•TRANSPORT SERVICES: We drop you off by car at anytime of the day at the local bus stop.
•PERSONAL ASSISTANT: We have girls and guys who speak English well and at your request, they will travel with you anywhere in Tanzania. You will pay them around $10 per day for their services which include helping you accomplish you plans in Tanzania, help you travel comfortably and safely, helping you with you luggage if they are heavy, making sure you and your properties are safe and translate for you. If you plan to use public transport, we highly encourage you to utilize our personal assistants.
•LAUNDRY PERSONNEL: There is a laundry personnel on premises. She will help you with your laundry needs daily. Sheets and blankets are washed after each guest leaves, and they are also washed as many times as the guest needs. We make sure that our guests have clean bedding at all times.
•ELECTRICITY AND POWER AT MAMA AFRICA HOUSE: There is 24-7 electrical power at the residence,because we have a backup generator installed within a quiet generator housing to reduce noise levels. Generator is used in case of power outage.
•WI-FI INTERNET: There is 24 hours 7 days a week Wi-fi internet for guests.
•COMPUTER AND PHONE: In the house, there is a public computer to be used by our guests at any time of the day/ night. It is located in the living room. We have subscribed to a calling plan which gives you 20 minutes of calling time to talk to any of the destinations stated above
•PLUMBING: The house consists of modern plumbing system and fixtures installed at bathrooms and the kitchen. There is a reliable heating system which ensures that you get hot water for showering, washing etc at all times. Water is plenty and very clean. The house water supply is from a 10,000 liter elevated water tank, which ensures that the house has continues supply of water without interruption as it is always the case in Africa.
•Safe Location: Mama Africa House is built in a place where there are many international lodges within the vicinity. You can check (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) map and see. The place is very safe and we have never had any problem with theft or intruder.
•Watchman on Site: Nonetheless, there is a watchman on site who watches the whole compound 24 hours a day. He stays up all night, and he is well trained to keep the whole complex safe from any danger to include fire and emergency aid
•Security for your belongings: One of the key things about the house is that each of the room doors has 2 locks. One lock is a basic key lock, and the other one is a padlock latch. You should therefore bring a padlock with you to lock your room. The padlock ensures that only You, have access to the room. The rooms are cleaned everyday, but it is done while you are in the room.
•Faithful Workers:All company workers are extremely faithful and honest people, and they are well-screened and examined for honesty. We therefore guarantee you that you will never loose anything at Mama Africa House.
•Close to Arusha NP: We are located less than a mile from Arusha National Park. We therefore conduct walking safaris and canoeing safaris to Arusha national park at highly-reduced rates.
•Countryside-Located: The facility is built away from the noises and pollution of the towns, but it is not very far away either.
•All Services Within Reach:All Many services are available close to the home, and you can easily go to Usa River or Arusha town to conduct any majot business matters.
•Less Than $1 From Arusha Town:The cost to Arusha from Mama Africa house is less than $1 one way when using public transport. Free bus stop drop offs is available to all our guests.
•Public Transport: For any of our guest who uses public transport, it is about $0.25 (twenty five cents) by local bus (daladala) from the house to Usa River town. From Usa River to Arusha town is another $0.25 (twenty five cents)
•Bus Drop-Off Service: If riding a public bus to Usa River, we drop you off for free at the local bus station called Safari Njema. You may also walk if you like. Walking is about 10 minutes. At Safari Njema, you catch a public mini bus to Usa River.
•Taxicab: A taxicab costs about $3 from the house to Usa River town.
•Taxi cab pickup location: Taxi cabs will pick you at the front of the house.
•Free Usa River Drop Off: If there are 4 guests or more, we will drop you off at Usa River town in the morning and pick you up in the evening for free. You may also rent a car from us at a discounted price for you to use throughout your stay with us
•INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY PLEASE:
In the meantime, Mama Africa House provides accommodation and related services to international passport holders only. If you are traveling as a group, 1 of the group members must have an international passport. We cater to individual travelers, backpackers (budget travelers), students, families, and groups.
•RENT THE WHOLE HOUSE FOR YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, OR TRAVEL GROUP:
oThe whole house is dedicated to international guests; that is, all the 6 bedrooms are for our guests. You may therefore request that the whole house be rented to a single group.
oWhen the residence is rented to a family with children, we also provide nannies who help you with your children. We have amazing ladies who love children, and they are here to help you look after your children when you stay with us.
STORAGE SERVICES AT MAMA AFRICA HOUSE:
oWe also have secure storage for you to store your stuff when you vacate the room if you are planning to return to us again after a short travel. We also take pictures of the stuff you are storing at the time you render them to us for storage, and we ensure that everything is secured until you return.
HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL EMERGENCY SERVICES:
oIn case of medical emergency, we have our own vehicles to take you to nearest hospital. There are 2 doctors who live about 4 minutes from the house. We have a contract with Knight Support, a company which has a great track record to respond to emergencies. You should therefore rest easy with us, knowing that we have you fully covered.
MAMA AFRICA HOUSE PROVIDES A QUIET AND POLLUTION-FREE ENVIRONMENT:
oAir pollution: Mama Africa House was built away from the city because we are great believers in clean air and surroundings. Air regulation is still at its infancy in Africa, and at Mama Africa we care for sustainable solutions including where we build our facilities. You will therefore experience clean air and natural environment at our facility.
oNoise Pollution: By living with us, you get to live away from the city noises at a quiet area.
- No smoking inside the house. Must smoke outside