We stayed at Mikadi Beach Lodge Dar es Salaam for 3 nights on our way to Kilimanjaro and what an experience. For the price we couldn't believe the lovely hot showers and clean ablution blocks - very well maintained.
Nothing like showering under the trees with wildlife watching.We enjoyed the food very much especially the seafood - yum, yum.
Thank you Mario!
Bar area is a great place to chill and watch the world go by and the owners Jo and Lu have just upgraded the bar with a pool wing.
As far as getting into Dar - we would recommend getting a tuktuk and you'll be in the centre of Dar in 20 mins (with an interesting ferry ride across the harbor).
We saw singles, families and couples all enjoying themselves so I'd say everyone will feel welcome.
The music from the bar was loud but if this bothers you, ask for a banda further away as we did and you won't hear anything.
In a nutshell we were impressed with Mikadi and cannot recommend it highly enough.
Sure it's not 5 star but if you're looking for an authentic Indian Ocean experience, look no further. It was a great way to begin our Tanzanian trip. Safari Njema.
From Dar es Salaam City - if driving from the City head towards the harbour and South Coast.
Board the Kigamboni Ferry which takes 7 mins to cross to the other side (TSH 1000 per car+ TSH 100 per extra person) and then about 2.1 km on the left hand side look out for our sign Mikadi Beach!
If on foot head towards the Harbour and Kigamboni Ferry Port (TSH 100 per person).
Kigamboni Ferry Port is a 10 min walk from the Zanzibar Ferry Port. Another landmark nearby is The Kempinski Hotel ask anybody here if lost for the Kigamboni Ferry.
Once on the other side (South Coast) you can either take a Tuk Tuk Ride (TSH 1500) or Taxi (TSh 2000). Walking not recommended.