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Kwapole Chama nearTengeru Town along Moshi-Arusha road about 3km to Nelson | Mandela Institute of Science and Technology, Arusha +255, Tanzania (Formerly Christina House)
+255 754 369 592
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Mars Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Our group of five stayed two night prior to going on safari and one night on return. The surroundings were lush and beautiful, the accommodations clean and very comfortable. A big plus for Christina House is the staff--including Christina, Rose and everyone involved. All were friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious. If you are going to be in... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

My mum and I slept here for the first and last day of our stay (before and after a safari organised by Bright Safaris, Tanzania) and we were immediately made to feel welcome and at home. It is a cozy, comfortable and clean establishment employing local ladies. Upon arrival there was no electricity to have a hot shower, being a... More 

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Thank Alona L
Arusha, Tanzania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Mama christina is local lady who is charming and trying to offer the best service. Simple and budget hotel for budget travelers. Nice local meals!!

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Thank brightsafaris
Leicester, UK
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

My friends & I had one of the most authentic East African evenings. With delicious local delicacy's on offer and were entertained with Swahili singing and dancing by the staff. I thoroughly recommend this place (it a few miles outside Arusha but well worth the trip).

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Thank Nita O
Yvonand, Switzerland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Christina house. It is a very lovely place, staff are very friendly. Christina is also very friendly and handy. We didn't have electricity when we arrived so no showers which was a bit annoying yet some hot water was prepared for us which was very handy. Food was very nice, the room was clean and... More 

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Thank Aline T
Arusha, Tanzania
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Christina is a wonderful woman who makes you feel not only welcome but like you are part of the family. She and her staff provide a great meal at a reasonable price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

An amazing experience every time I go there. The quality of the food is superb, presented in a local containers and tasting delicious. As an extra the location has a very green environment and is in a quiet place.

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Thank lincolin k
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We had dinner here and there was a major power cut, Christina welcomed us at the main road lighting the path. She cooked a superb zucchini soup, pilau, vegetables and chapatti (no choice of menu) and we were the only guests. the light came on towards the end. Desert was an unpeeled banana on a plate and we got a... More 

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Monrovia, Liberia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

My friends and I stayed at this charming B & B. I loved the coziness of the place and the warm hospitality of Mama Christina. It feels like being welcomed as a family member. I will encourage visitors to let the kitchen staff prepare your meals, and let them surprise you. You will not be disappointed! Support small local women-owned... More 

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Thank Eyageel
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Traditional local food served in a very nice place. African style and decoration. Very clean and friendly. Great price

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
African, International
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kwapole Chama nearTengeru Town along Moshi-Arusha road about 3km to Nelson | Mandela Institute of Science and Technology, Arusha +255, Tanzania (Formerly Christina House)
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 754 369 592

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?