The SpaceThe Roundavel is a one room round house with thatched roof and integrated bathroom with hot water shower, toilet and sink.
You have your separate entry so you are free to come and go whenever you like.
Your car or bike can stay safely in our enclosed yard with a watchmen around 24h and where additional tents can be pitched.
We will provide you with bedding and towels and a cattle to brew your tea or coffee for the duration of your stay. Guest AccessYou are welcome to try out the unheated outdoor pool whenever weather permits as much as get a tan in our big garden. The Roundavel has direct access to both through a big panorama door. There is an outside darts board to use. Internet is provided and if you need to do laundry, you can use our washing mashine in the main house. Interaction with GuestsWe live in the main house on the compound which is separated from the Roundavel by the driveway and a garden stretch so you can have your full privacy throughout.
As we are both working, we are generally away during the day but we will welcome you and set you up. Will is a very good cook and can provide you with continental breakfast, for an extra 5USD per head.
We have been living in Mbeya since three years and are always happy to answer any question you might have, be it for the best way to visit Ruhaha National Park, the most scenic route to Lake Nyassa or just point out to you how to get to the End of the World, which happens to be right around the corner.
If you and are self-catering and tired of beans and ugali, we are happy to help you tap into the informal expatriate economy to get good salami and bread. The NeighborhoodWe live in a very quiet and spacey part of Mbeya with a 4 minutes' walk to the hospital form where you can catch public transport to the bus stop and the bigger market areas. The city center is 15 minutes walk with small shops catering for general needs and a variety of restaurants. Nevertheless, there are three restaurants in walking distance. As we live in the same area as the Regional Commissioner, power-cuts are less frequent than in other areas of the city, and it is generally safe at night.
If you feel more like nature, the 2h hike to Mbeya Cross starts up the road and is a great start to exploring the region. Getting AroundWe are arround 10 min from the major road connecting the border of Malawi and Zambia to Dar es Salaam. If you arrive by plane, you can take the airport shuttle from Songwe airport, which costs 10000TZS per person, or a taxi which is around 40 000TZS. The shuttle stops at hill view hotel, which is very close to us, and we can pick you up from there. If you want to explore the closer neighborhood, you can start by catching a Dala Dala from down the road at Hospital stop which connects you to all areas of Mbeya, including the overland-Bus stop. If you choose to travel by Train, Tazara Station is around 30 minutes drive and connected by Dala Dalas or taxi. Other Things to NoteWe have two dogs and two cats living in our garden who are very friendly and a bit curious towards newcomers, they are not supposed to go indoors, a rule which they most of the time obey to. You can walk freely in the garden, the dogs will loose interest in you after a while.