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Stay At Shine Africa

Join us in our cultural center in Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam. We are a 30 minute drive away from the Kigamboni Ferry Terminal and a 20 minute walk from the beautiful Islamic Beach! This is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the town. If you are looking for a culturally immersive, colorful experience, Shine Africa is the place for you.


What's Included

  • 1 master bedroom with 2 queen size beds (with its own toilet and shower)
  • Two rooms with one queen size bed in each (shared toilet and shower)
  • Free internet and Air Conditioning
  • Shared Patio, Backyard, BBQ Grill, outdoor kitchen, free parking, etc
  • Common shared spaces (open kitchen, workspace, fridge)
  • Choose between having a meal prepared for you (at an additional cost), cooking on your own, or heading out for a bite to eat.
  • Access to Shine’s Art and Wellness classes
  • For an additional cost, local tours and cultural experiences

Our Customer Satisfaction Rate:
If you enjoy local alternative culture and a community of local artists, you are in the right place. We had lots of great conversations. Guided tours of the city to complete administrative were accompanied just as well as the walks to Islamic Beach, where you can get in touch with the locals and have fun in the Indian Ocean. The many small restaurants and the high sense of security (you can easily be on the road alone at night) rounded out the experience at Shine Africa.
For more information or to book:

If you are interested in potentially booking with Shine, please fill out the following form. A Shine staff member will reach out afterwards with more details on proceeding if we are available at that date.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I stay at Shine Africa?

You can either book directly through us by contacting us or book through our Airbnb. We recommend booking directly with us so that you can avoid unnecessary fees. Both options are linked below. When sending your inquiry, please describe the days you would like to stay and include as much detail as you can.

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How much is it to stay at Shine?

We charge $12/€11 a night. We will send you more information about payments and method of payment after you contact us. You can also book directly through airbnb, but there will be added fees.

How can I partake in cultural tourism?

The best way to experience Tanzania is with locals! By staying with us, we invite you to cook with us, take our dance and drumming classes, take you to nearby markets and beaches, and more! We promise you'll love your stay! You can partake by letting us know your plans when booking your stay, and you can also ask us while you stay with us!

Cultural Tourism


Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors and rich traditions of African cuisine with our Swahili cooking classes. Delve into the heart of our culture as you learn to prepare mouthwatering Swahili meals, guided by experienced chefs passionate about sharing our culinary heritage. Discover the secrets behind traditional dishes, explore local ingredients, and savor the authentic tastes of Tanzania with every bite. Contact us to book a class.


Discover the charm of Shine Africa, conveniently situated near the stunning Islamic Beach. Nestled close by, our organization is an ideal destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in local culture and beauty. On Sundays, dive into the lively local markets and shopping center, brimming with unique finds and delightful experiences. Whether you're drawn to the bustling energy of the market or the tranquil shores of the beach, our location provides easy access to both. Join us for an unforgettable stay, where every moment is infused with the essence of Tanzania's wonders.

Enjoy Our Music

Embrace the vibrant rhythms of Tanzania with our traditional dance classes and drumming workshops. Led by experienced instructors, these sessions offer an immersive journey into the heart of Tanzanian music. Whether you're stepping to the beat of our cultural dances or honing your skills on the drums, our classes provide a unique opportunity to connect with the soulful sounds of our heritage. Contact us to book a class.

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