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A fairly basic place now owned by the Catholic order Brothers of Charity. With large clean rooms (some have fans) on the beach, each with a screened porch and cheap wi-fi access, this is Kigoma’s best-value offering...
The highest hotel in town doesn't have rooms with views, but you can see everything from the restaurant’s gazebo tower. The limited sightlines are the only shortcoming here; rooms and service are solid.
By far the simplest and smallest of Mahale’s private camps, just six basic tents on the beach and a thatched-roof open dining area.
Gombe’s only private lodge has a shady, waterside location with just seven tents that offer a certain class and sophistication in the jungle. The tents are luxurious without being ostentatious.
Situated on a beautiful sandy bay, this is a real Robinson-Crusoe-in-his-hippy-years kind of place where all the rooms are made of knocked-together, weathered, old ship timber...
This comfortable guesthouse has a lovely clifftop perch above Jakobsen’s Beach, while the two shady campsites with bathrooms, lanterns and grills are down near the lake...
These church-run rooms are some of Kigoma’s cheapest, but far from scruffiest. Look for the ‘Afritools’ sign. There’s street food nearby.
This hotel is atop an escarpment overlooking the lake. The double and twin cottages are within a large walled compound roamed by zebras. Rooms have all the mod-cons and are easily the best in town...
This is a wonderfully low-key and enjoyable luxury camp with beautifully appointed safari tents (think big four-poster beds, weathered storage chests and piping-hot showers) hidden under beach-fringed trees...
This is a decent enough place right on the beach. The rooms have lake views, but they are on the small side and the staff are rather lacklustre. The gardens are pleasing and nonguests can use the pool (Tsh5000).
The lovely Mango Tree bandas are some of the better park-run bandas in Tanzania...
This guesthouse down a tiny alley is a good choice if you want to be right in the centre of town. The basic, self-contained rooms have TVs and fans. There is no food available.
By virtue of being one of the newest hotels in the Mwanga neighbourhood (convenient to the bus stand) Poyongo is one of the best.
Next to the visitor centre at Kasekela, this quite comfortable place has six simple rooms with electricity during morning and evening. Two overflow facilities have rooms of lesser quality and toilets at the back...
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