Accommodation & Board


Our villa ( where volunteers, interns and travelers stay together is located in Sakina, a district of Arusha close to the city center. It takes 25 minutes to walk to the city center. To get to the city quickly, there are motorcycle cabs and dala dalas (minibuses) everywhere.
 In our villa we have enough space to relax, a pool, a little gym, a convinient shop, a roof top terrace with a bar,a shop with products from our projects and a small spa.

A wall more than two meters high, security cameras and our night watchmen ensure a safe stay.


In our hostel we have 6 and 4 person dormitories as well as double and single rooms. Each room has its own bathroom with hot shower. There are closets in the room, in addition, each guest has a safe that can be secured with a lock. The rooms are separated by gender. If you would like to have a private room (extra charge), please indicate it in the registration form. 


Our cook prepares vegetables, fruit, pancakes and daily changing breakfast highlights. Tea, coffee, toast, margarine, honey, peanut butter, jam are also available. For dinner there are different dishes from Tanzanian and Western cuisine. If you are vegetarian, vegan or have allergies/intolerances, it is no problem at all. Just let us know in the registration form. If you would like to buy additional food, there is a refrigerator and shelves where you can store your groceries.

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"I recently had the great joy to stay at the Villa Viva for about 10 weeks during my time in Tanzania. And what can I say – it was awesome. They are great hosts who will always do their best to make your stay a pleasant one. But the Villa isn’t only a hostel: the team also do a great job at finding you the right place to volunteer or work as an intern if that’s what your looking for (if you haven’t already and that’s why you’re reading this review – in that case just contact them. You won’t find a better place!). All in all, staying at the Villa Viva was a great time. They are great hosts, the mamas are AMAZING cooks (and luckily breakfast and dinner is included – and you definitely won’t go to bed hungry), and we had the fortune of having an amazing group of people at the Villa at the time I was there – which really made the hostel home away from home. Thank you for the great time and unforgettable experience(s)!"
Brianna, 20
United States of America

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