Mara Courtyard is a bed and breakfast Lodge located in the Ukonga area of Dar es salaam. It is 3.5 kilometres to Mara Courtyard lodge from Julius Nyerere International airport. It is therefore, centrally located to cater as a Bed and Breakfast motel, hostel, a guest house and hotel near Dar es salaam airport in Tanzania capital city serving those arriving and departing from the airport. Volunteers, holiday makers and backpackers have find that this lodge gives them the value for their money.

Each room is over 20 sqms and gives a lot of space inside. It has one large king size bed, air conditioning, a table and chair, a large bathroom with hot water, a good mattress for good night sleep,a verandah with cultural chairs, TV, Telephone

Bed and Breakfast Lodge near Dar es salaam Julius Nyerere airport

This bed and breakfast Lodge is ideal for business travellers wishing to stay near the airport in dar es salaam, backpackers looking for something affordable but with a great value for their money, holiday makers looking for a convenient place near the airport for arrivals and departures and volunteers eager for a nice hostel to stay over a longer period. This quiet and secure lodge is built in a cottage courtyard style with a total of seven cottages surrounding the middle cottage which serves as a reception and breakfast area. Each cottage has two bedrooms and each bedroom has a sofa, table, air conditioning, a satellite dish TV, a king size bed with a good mattress for a good night sleep. The bedroom has a nice bathroom with hot water and each room is connected to an intercom so that you may order your food or make a call for any room service that you feel you deserve.

At A Glance

In the serene suburb of the Msasana Peninsula, Oyster Bay is home to many embassies and international companies. The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Dar es Salaam-Oyster Bay is situated in an ideal location, just 20 minutes from the central business district and 40 minutes from Julius Nyerere International Airport. Our hotel offers beautiful bay views and tropical, lush gardens.

Located in the most affluent area of Dar es Salaam, we’re within walking distance of Slipway Arts and Crafts Center and Banks. We’re also close to restaurants, shops and clubs. Appreciate the bright, modern design of a hotel that offers spacious common areas and beautiful views of the ocean. At welcome, enjoy our warm chocolate-chip cookie.

Unwind in a contemporary guest room, accessible room or a one-or two-bedroom suite in king and twin bed options. Boasting terrace and bay views, our rooms include a mini-refrigerator, complimentary internet access, and a 32-inch LCD HDTV with cable.

Enjoy Indian Ocean views while sipping freshly brewed coffee at Piano Piano. Try a tasty burger and beer at our ocean side pool bar. For an eclectic offering of international cuisine, buffets and theme nights take it all in on the oceanic view terrace. Room service is also available. Host a meeting or special event in 4,500 sq. ft. of space. Photocopying, printing and A/V equipment rental is available in our business center.

This beachfront location is just minutes away from snorkeling, fishing, diving and golfing.

Experience Dar es Salaam
Close to the central business district and convenient to Julius Nyerere Airport
Thank you for choosing our Ramada Encore Dar es Salaam hotel, conveniently located on Ghana Avenue in the central business district and financial hub of Tanzania. We are near Julius Nyerere International Airport, and walking distance from banks, businesses, and entertainment venues.

Service Is Our Passion
Make a splash in our outdoor pool
Enjoy our fitness center, outdoor lap pool, onsite parking, room service, and five event rooms. Guest rooms are equipped with free WiFi, work desk, ironing essentials, walk-in shower, hair dryer, coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, and flat-screen LCD TV with satellite channels. Many of our spacious guest rooms and suites offer city and ocean views. We offer shuttle service for a fee.


24-Hour Reception Desk
24-Hour Room Service
Adjoining Rooms Available
Airport Shuttle
Banquet Facilities
Business Center
Coffee/Tea Maker
Cribs Available
Currency Exchange
Daily Housekeeping
Dry Cleaning Services
Early Check-in Available
Event Planning Services
Express Check-in
Family/Oversized Rooms Available
Fitness Center
Flat Screen Televisions
Free Breakfast Buffet
Gift Shop
Late Check-out Available
Laundry Services
Luggage Hold
Meeting Room
Multilingual Staff
Onsite Parking
Pool - Outdoor
Rollaway Beds Available
Wedding Services
Weddings & Events
WiFi Available

As a privately owned and independently run hotel, we pride ourselves on offering an extra level of personal service. The team and I are totally committed to exploring every avenue possible in the hope of not just meeting but also exceeding your expectations. It is a pleasure to have you visit our website and we hope you will visit our wonderful country and exceptional hotel in person very soon.

Deluxe Room
Designed to be warm and welcoming, our 72 Deluxe Rooms combine modern luxury with African-inspired interior design. They offer all you would expect from a leading 5* hotel with a personal boutique hotel feel.

Superior Deluxe Room
With more space than Deluxe Rooms and the option of interconnected rooms, our eight Superior Deluxe Rooms are a very popular choice among guests. They are finished to the same high standard and situated on the first and second floors of the hotel.

Executive Room
Designed to meet the needs of highflying business travelers, our seven elegant Executive Rooms provide a spacious environment to work and relax with a large desk and comfy lounge chair.

Located on the Executive Floor, guests staying in our Executive Rooms have access to an exclusive business lounge area supplied with daily newspapers, news television and complimentary drinks and snacks.

Executive Suite
Offering complete luxury and sophistication, our five spacious suites are designed to make you as comfortable as possible with separate living and sleeping space. Enjoy a warm bath in our freestanding bathtubs then curl up to watch a movie on the 42' LED TV screen.

Located on the Executive Floor, guests staying in our suites have access to an exclusive business lounge area supplied with daily newspapers, news television and complimentary drinks and snacks.

Presidential Suite
Whether you're looking for a special venue for private entertaining, business meetings or a very special romantic getaway, our Presidential Suite is the perfect space.

Pamper yourself in true luxury and enjoy waking up to spectacular sunrises as you enjoy an unrivalled view of the ocean from all rooms of the suite.


Alcove Bar
Fully air-conditioned with an outside terrace, the Coral Cliff Bar is an ideal place to relax after work, enjoy a pre-dinner drink or simply to have an afternoon tea and coffee in peaceful surroundings.

There is a wide selection of drinks and the team has built up a reputation for serving the best cocktails in Dar es Salaam. Their cocktails also happen to be an excellent accompaniment to one of The Alcove Restaurant's delicious curries!

Opening hours (daily)
11am to 11pm.

Karambezi Cafe
With it's unrivalled setting offering stunning views over the Indian Ocean; it is no wonder that the Karambezi Cafe continues to be one of the most popular dining destinations in Dar es Salaam.

The talented kitchen team take great pride in their food, using fresh, local ingredients wherever possible. The mouth-watering menu features a wide selection of international dishes as well as showcasing the incredible selection of fish and seafood available in Tanzania.

Passionate chef Brendan draws on his international experience to bring a new level of sophistication and flair to the dishes. He and his team put their heart into each and every dish from baking breakfast croissants to preparing decadent grilled lobster.

In addition to the restaurant and bar, the Karambezi Cafe also caters for hotel events as well as outside catering.

Opening hours
Everyday 6am to 12pm.
Breakfast served 6am to 10.30am weekdays and to 11am on weekends.
Dinner served until 11pm.

Kaskazi Lounge
A simply stunning bar and lounge with a 180 degree view of the ocean. Fully glass enclosed and air-conditioned, the Kaskazi lounge is a truly unique venue in Dar es Salaam.

Our aim is to offer an exclusive social venue of the highest quality. As such, Kaskazi operates as a Private Members lounge whilst remaining open to all resident guests. It is the ideal place to meet clients, work in inspiring surroundings and to sit and relax with a newspaper and glass of fine wine.

The bar has an excellent selection of imported wines, spirits and cigars. Meals are not served in the Kaskazi Lounge, however a table can be prepared for you downstairs in the Karambezi Cafe while you relax in the lounge above.

The lounge can be hired by Members for private functions and cocktails.

Opening hours
Everyday 6am to 12pm.

Hotel White Sands
The real gem of the East Coast of Africa! The White Sands Beach Resort is situated on an idyllic stretch of private beach front, just 25kms North of Dar es Salaam city centre, making it the gateway to a unique East African experience!

Immerse yourself in the welcoming culture of Africa whilst you enjoy sincere, heartfelt GUEST service. The seaside accommodation comprises of 118 spacious, well appointed, standard rooms and 28 studio, one or two bedroomed apartments.

Our rooms were created with you the GUEST in mind, a tranquil setting and utilizing harmonious design elements. All rooms include individually controlled air-conditioner, mini-bar fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite television, electronic safe, telephone, hair-dryer, en-suite bathroom with shower, wireless internet, work-desk, 24 hour Room Service and all rooms are serviced daily.

The following Room Types are available:
Standard Twin Room
Standard Double Room
Studio Apartment
One Bedroom Apartment
Two Bedroom Apartment

Restaurants & Bars
Our restaurants offer delicious African inspired intercontinental meals:

Mchanga Restaurant & Bar
For a sumptuous dining experience with panoramic ocean views this open-air restaurant and adjoining bar & lounge seats 300 guests and offers an ala-carte menu as well as buffet-style dining options:

    Breakfast (06:30 – 10:30)
    Lunch (12:00- 15:00)
    Dinner (18:00 - 22:30)

Operating Hours  06:30 to 22:30

The Poolside Coffee Shop & Bar
Located at the swimming pool with seating capacity for 150 guests and serves light meals and offers a full coffee shop & bar beverage service.

Operating Hours 09:00 to 19:00

Pweza Jetty
With the ocean lapping at the shore beneath you, hosting up to 80 guests, serves light meals with a full bar service and is the ideal place to watch the picturesque African sunset, while sipping on a cocktail.

Operating Hours 09:00 to 21:30


Spa & Wellness Centre
For ultimate relaxation, pampering and rejuvenation, whether a business professional or on holiday, the White Sands Spa has a variety of treatments, including massage, facials, body scrubs and waxing, especially for you.

Our Gymnasium is fitted with modern equipment, is air-conditioned, spacious, and overlooks the swimming pool area.

PADI Dive Centre
Our on-site PADI Dive Centre, is operated by Sea Breeze Marine and everyone from a complete beginner to an experienced diver can enjoy the diving that they have to offer. Dar es Salaam has a good variety of diving, including wall diving and beautiful coral gardens. There are also some small wrecks to dive. A high diversity of fish species keeps diving very interesting.

Enjoy a fun-filled day at the White Sands water amusement park, with water slides and features. FREE entry for Hotel residents.

Water Sports
Take full advantage of our ideal climate and soak up the sun while trying out one of our exciting watersports like Windsurfing, Laser Sailing, Catamaran or Kayaking. Non-motorised water sports are available FREE of charge to hotel residents.

Island Boat Trips
Explore the nearby uninhabited islands, departing regularly from the White Sands beach or explore the underwater world from the comfort of a Glass bottom boat.