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Tasting life in Tanzania
Mindful Adventure offers the chance to rent a holiday home in Tanzania, amidst a very different culture. You are very welcome in Mwanza Rock City at Lake Victoria. You can choose between a lovely wooden bungalow with a huge veranda or you can stay in a luxury Sahara tent with a wooden veranda. It has a great view and much privacy.
Both accommodations are especially suitable for a sabbatical if you feel the need to rethink your life and the direction it needs to go. You have much privacy but if you wish you can connect and share with others also.
A tropical fairytale
Alina lives in a romantic holiday home in Tanzania surrounded by a garden that feels like paradise, full of fruit trees, flowers and spices. This holiday house seems straight out of a tropical fairytale. It is warmly decorated and has two rooms for two to four guests.
Behind her house, Alina has created, on a higher position, a Sahara tent on a wooden platform. It is a magical place with a lovely view. The tent functions as a bedroom but mostly you will live outside on the veranda. Sitting comfortably in the shade of an old mangotree under an old mango tree you enjoy your meals, read a book, listen to music and other things to work or chill.
There is a vibe of birdlife in the garden; wagtails, sunbirds, pigeons, ibises, kingfishers, and bee-eaters. You find lizards full of colour. A couple of small eagles is flying on and off their nest and every now and then vervet monkeys are jumping from tree to tree to steal our mandarines.
The house is being guarded by five lovely dogs and the two cats make the household complete. So you must be fond of plants, trees and animals.
The environment, entertainment and excursions
There is much to do in and around Mwanza. It is a spacious city, beautifully located at Lake Victoria with many small and larger islands off the coast. Mwanza is the gateway to the Serengeti (2 hours) and only a four-hour drive to the rugged bird and crocodile island of Rubondo. There are also day trips such as a boat trip, hopping from island to island.
Mwanza has a great market in the centre and several areas where you can enjoy a nice and safe walk. There are outdoor clubs with live music. You can also enjoy delicious food in restaurants. You will find a lodge with various activities such as horse riding and a wellness corner. Not far from the house is a large swimming pool. Public transport consists of vans, motorbikes, bajajis (tricycles) and taxis and is cheap.
The perfect climate
The climate in Mwanza is one of the best in Tanzania. It has a kind of average heat. It is warm but not often really hot (between 20 and 33 degrees Celcius) and also not very cold like Arusha or South Tanzania. At the veranda, you will have enough shadow. Throughout the year, the absolute humidity is high (above 9 and usually above 13 gram per kg). So pleasant circumstances for a longer stay in Tanzania.
Facilities holiday home and glamping Tanzania
The detached house is a wooden bungalow with a large veranda, a common living, kitchen, bathroom, and two toilets. Besides that, there is the office of Mindful Adventure and two bedrooms. It is suitable for two couples max, but it’s also possible to stay when you are on your own. There is wifi, a sound system, but no television. You can use the water filter, washing machine and the kitchen to do your own cooking. The house is close to the centre and Lake Victoria.
Alina has the help of Leonarda, who takes care of shopping, cleaning and the garden five days a week. Leonarda can be sent for an errand or prepare tasty, healthy meals on request. Once a week she will deep clean the house. The other days you keep the house nicely yourself. Alina lives close by and is available for the necessary service and questions.
*Three times a week 1 hour of exercise, yoga and meditation in the morning if you like
*A good clinique and the big hospital of Mwanza are nearby. Normal medical costs are very payable in Tanzania but you are advised to have travel insurance also.
Packages for your stay in Mwanza, Tanzania
Package A: a room with the use of living, kitchen, shower, toilet, veranda, front garden, wifi, water, washing machine and electricity.
€ 210 per week (1 person in 1 room, self cooking)
€ 300 per week (2 persons in 1 room, self cooking)
Package B: glamping; bell tent with the use of kitchen, shower, toilet, veranda, garden, wifi and energy.
€ 175 per week (1 person in tent, self cooking)
€ 275 per week (2 persons in tent, self cooking)
Package C: Package A/B plus all meals, including shopping
€ 140 per week per person for all meals plus service
€ 70 per week per person for only dinner or lunch
Package D: per 4 weeks: € 625: a room with the use of living, kitchen, shower, toilet, veranda, front garden, wifi, water, washing machine and electricity.
€ 575: glamping; bell tent with the use of kitchen, shower, toilet, veranda, garden, wifi, water and energy.
NB: You can sign up for individual meals from Leonarda on weekdays:
Ontbijt: € 4 pp; Lunch: € 10 pp; Avondeten: € 5 pp
Drinks are not included unless mentioned otherwise (breakfast serves coffee or tea)
Included: unlimited filtered water
Yoga & meditation
Three times a week 1-hour yoga or different forms of meditation: € 30 per week
Preparation of your stay in Tanzania
As a safari company, Mindful Adventure has a lot of experience. We will be happy to support you with all preparations, your stay, excursions and safety.