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Home Stay Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

6 reviews6

Let's exchange culture and cook together!

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
5 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Me and my family we are very happy to welcome you to our house we welcome you for a cooking project , let's connect and cook different food and have fun with the family You're warm welcome to apply for this position of cooking and learn how to cook African food! Let's learn different new food! don't hesitate to contact us to learn and teach good recipes! Combined with volunteering to school

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Additional Fee Required

We kindly ask all volunteers to contribute a small amount of USD 10 per day per person. This will help to support the host family, to provide you with three meals during the day of your stay and save other expenses like electricity, gas, and water.


  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
12 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


Home Stay


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How this experience will transform you

5 Immersing in the local culture

4 Meeting locals

3 Get in touch with nature

3 Developing social awareness

3 Meeting international travelers

2 Creating true social impact



My days at Abdul’s house have been incredible!! I was spending time with the kids at school during mornings teaching them maths and English. His mum, sister and brother have been so close to me and kind. I had the chance to experience the local live but also to been into a Safari and to Zanzibar.
It’s the best way to help while learning about other cultures. I’ll be back

5 days ago



Abdul is a great host! We had the opportunity to visit different places, including beaches, the city center and chamazi.
His family is also very nice,always wanting to make us feel at home and enjoy our stay :)

The house is sittuated in a green and local area.
there is no actual shower, sometimes electricity goes off and lacked water which I believe next time the situation will be dealt easily:)

at school: the teaching is up to you, but you'll be teaching the basics since the range age is up to five years old. The children are eager to learn!

Wish you the best!!

Vânia and Barbara

2 months ago

United States


Eye-opening, but not as expected.
-Lessons can be made w/ little experience
-Actual host family welcoming/helpful
-Students always excited to see you and learn
-Description doesn’t match expectations
-No curriculum, so lesson is 100% on volunteer
-I taught w/o any assistance from day 1; teachers seem to think volunteers are there to give them a break,not assist.
-Village is more remote than expected.Hr south of Dar, doable on weekends only
-Never met listed host, only interaction was his constant following/unfollowing on IG; very uncomfortable as solo female

3 months ago



Abdul and his family are incredibly hospitable, friendly, and very caring. I immediately felt at my own home with all of them, I bonded with every single family member in the house, they are so loving and so cheerful. The city is very safe, apart from going to school we also went to some bars, Kariakoo, Mbagala, and Mbodia island. Ah, we also went to the zoo which was amazing and we went to the beach couple of times. I really had the best time there and I could count on Abdul with everything I needed, I will be back to this lovely home :)
It's a must-have experience, I completely recommend it

5 months ago

Abdul replied

So much love to you our home is your home too. Feel free to come back any time 😘😘😘. Wishing you all the best ❤️❤️❤️



Abdul and his family are just wonderfull. I felt home as soon as I arrived. I love the atmosphere at home, it is in a cozy little town. Mama Africa let me cook a lot and I learned so much! We also went on a trip together to Kariakoo. During the day, I would recommend to combine this with some volunteering too.

10 months ago

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