We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Safari Inn

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Dar es Salaam
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Safari Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 110: English reviews
Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for 3 nights recently with friends having stayed here before. A very well managed budget hotel in a central location for Kariakoo and the ferry. Rooms are basic but clean and have AC or Fan and hot water. Wifi only works at reception and there are no TVs in rooms. The area is busy but safe and is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MarkTet
safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m pleased you had a good experience with us although I regret that we couldn’t completely satisfy you. We take real pride in our hotel, and I apologize if we let you down in any ways. We want you to have the best possible experience here, and we’re working toward complete satisfaction of all...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheap hotel, you get what you pay for. Main redeeming feature is proximity to Zanzibar ferry terminal. Stayed for 1 night before going to Zanzibar and did not want to stay longer. Basic lodgings, although I will admit clean. The air con did work so that was a bonus. Customer service severely lacking. Prices on hostelworld are USD but at...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank livreynoldson
safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us during your recent visit to our area. We appreciate your review and also take your points seriously. We regret the inconvenience caused whatsoever and we are addressing your observations related to the room features and cleanliness and overall hospitality. You shall definitely find the difference during your next visit. We await your next...

Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Rooms are small and not too clean, but just about manageable. The breakfast was also disappointing and very minimal. Rooms have mosquito nets but some have large holes in so they're rather useless. Whilst the hotel itself is generally quite clean, you have to walk through a rather filthy alley way to get to it, which may not be the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank denzha
safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m terribly sorry that we failed to meet your expectations in some ways. We take real pride in this hotel and believe that pride shows in everything we do. I’m disappointed that we could not satisfy you, and I hope you will try us again in the future. We’re always working to make the...

Colombia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not as easy to find because you hace to go through an alley that at night might seem dangerous (it's not). Very basic rooms but with hot water. Very basic breakfast (bread, coffee and a banana). WiFi only on the lobby. Very near to ferry spot (about 5 blocks). Difficult to find a beer, all restaurants around don't sell. Not...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Carlos E
safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m sorry you felt unsafe in our neighborhood. It’s actually quite safe, and I regret that we made the wrong impression. I also apologize for any other ways we let you down. We take real pride in our hotel, and I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Having returned to Dar Es salaam I needed a place to stay local to all the eateries the the location had to offer. Presented is safari inn, at budget price which includes very good free wifi and shared lounge area which includes a TV. You will also find a fridge for cold drinks and water and also somewhere to keep...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ImtiB
safariinntanzania, webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for these kind comments. We strive for 100 percent guest satisfaction, and I’m very glad you were so satisfied. We believe we provide a great combination of comfort, convenience, amenities and value, and clearly you agree. I hope that if your travels bring you to this area again you will stay with us. Serving...

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Its cheap and within walking distance of the ferry and plenty of good/cheap restaurants. You might feel a bit uneasy about walking round the area late at night on your own, but once inside it feels OK. There are plenty of backpackers around and there's a sitting area with wifi and TV. Staff are helpful and friendly. Rooms are pretty...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PaulIanLyons
safariinntanzania, webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for comments. We take pride in this hotel and its amenities and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you. If you will come this way again, I hope you’ll consider staying with us again. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We first got a fowl smelling twin room instead of the booked double room. After changing the room, thinks took a better turn. Only, the bednet was to small for a double bed, leaving us exposed at night. Luckily not many mosquitoes during the dry season. The breakfast is ok, if you pay a small (1000tsh) extra for eggs. Although...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lukas V
safariinntanzania, webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank for your kind words. I’m glad you found us to be a good place. I’m sorry if any aspects failed to meet your requirements. We’re always working to change and improve this hotel and promise to be better than ever before when you visit us again. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Safari Inn for one night. When I checked in the staff we helpful. The room was terrible - it was on the third floor with no lift. There was no mosquito net and there was a very loud night club or bar nearby which played music all night and made sleep near impossible. I arrived from...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank er1kka
safariinntanzania, webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying.We saw your review and apologize for your experience howsoever it might have happened.We shall investigate and take corrective actions based on your observations and shall ensure that staff are behaving in a very hospitable manner. We have engaged a professional team to check the housekeeping, cleanliness and all the amenities and to ensure the rooms...

Westborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I stayed at the Safari Inn several years ago. We stayed here during our recent trip because I remembered it being accessible and affordable. The rooms were exactly as I remember them. They were basic, self-contained, with hot water, good water pressure, and ceiling fans. There was AC available for extra cost in some of the rooms. We would not...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Lifesaver82-11-04
safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking a moment to comment about our hotel. I'm so pleased that your experience was nice enough here that you would recommend us to others. I hope you have a chance to do that. If you have family members, friends or colleagues traveling in this area, make sure they know about our hotel. We'll do a...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We were a group of 20 teens and 3 adults on a school trip so we basically took over the whole hotel, the reception had it well under control and got everyone to their rooms as quick as possible, the staff were helpful carrying our bags in for us. They gave us a special "meeting" room where we could spend...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Hanna R
safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words and for booking your large group to stay with us. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you, and I’m extremely happy that...

15 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Dar es Salaam hotels
0.3 km away
Sleep Inn Hotel
Sleep Inn Hotel
#74 of 99 in Dar es Salaam
75 reviews
0.6 km away
Rainbow Hotel
Rainbow Hotel
#32 of 99 in Dar es Salaam
128 reviews
0.4 km away
Tiffany Diamond Hotel & Spa
Tiffany Diamond Hotel & Spa
#28 of 99 in Dar es Salaam
77 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Tanzanite Executive Suites
Tanzanite Executive Suites
#8 of 99 in Dar es Salaam
624 reviews
0.3 km away
Urban Rose Hotel and Apartment
Urban Rose Hotel and Apartment
#25 of 99 in Dar es Salaam
63 reviews
0.5 km away
The Bedroom Hotel
The Bedroom Hotel
#49 of 99 in Dar es Salaam
138 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Safari Inn

Address: Band Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $15 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Safari Hotel Dar Es Salaam
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Safari Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“No elevator so be careful if you have heavy luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles 778carlose, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A/C advised!”
 of 5 bubbles jammys2016, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with external windows as they are generally quieter and less stuffy”
 of 5 bubbles Becca9310, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“first floor rooms are cool”
 of 5 bubbles athumanifromstjude, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Insist to have a clean one!”
 of 5 bubbles Fishworkss, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
5 of 5