We stayed at Jakobsen’s Beach and Guesthouse and had a thoroughly good time.
The room with a very comfortable double bed was very clean and well kept.
Besides your own room, the Guest House offers shared facilities like sitting room, bathroom and kitchen for common use.
All those areas are spotless as well. There is no electricity included in the daily rate of 30 000 Tsh per Person (roughly 20 USD), but the Jakobsens offer the usage of a generator if you want to charge phones or batteries.
At night, solar lights are distributed and they are bright
enough to read in bed after dark.
A house keeper (Mama Bea) is very nice and around for most of the time. She is happy to cook basic food and sells all kinds of dry food and drinks if you don't want to make the trip to town.
Further, there's a little folder in every room giving you ideas about where to eat out or where to order take-away in Kigoma in advance to bring back the food to the Guest House. We tried their suggestion to get some Indian food and it was cheap, plentiful and delicious.
The house is on top of a hill and it's a short walk to the shore of Lake Tanganyika and two private beaches, which are extremely beautiful and the water crystal clear.
We used the Guest House as the base for a trip to Gombe Stream NP and the Jakobsens were very helpful in organizing a boat that took us there. All very convenient.
All in all I'd recommend Jakobsens' Guest House to everybody looking for a nice, clean place with great hosts and a good location! If I should ever go to Kigoma again, I'll stay there! :-)