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Asmara Eritrea

01.06.01

Agnese Pension

6.00$

Double

 

5.00 $ 

Single

Y

N

C

Pretty clean place,  with a sit down toilette.  The only place we found that had a room open.  That was a surprise because there are so many budget hotels here. 

Milono

Had typical Africa Meal.  Tasted really good. The place has a typical Africa Atmosphere.  For filling meal with two beers it costs 7.50 $

Massawa Eritrea

03.06.01

Savoya Hotel

Massawa Island

6.00 $

Double

Y

N

C

Room with own toilette and shower.  Noisy because it is on the main street.

Local Snack Bar

egg sandwich

Djibouti, Djibouti

07.06.01

Hotel Sheikh Gabood

Tel: 351067

Avenue 13

Djibouti

16.90 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Very friendly place,  better know a little French if you want anything. 

Dire Dawa Ethiopia

08.06.01

Continental Hotel

Straight up from the train station

3.44 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Nice place, toilettes a little stinky.  It was good value. Most of the staff does not speak English.

Addis Ababa Ethiopia

10.06.01

Wutma Hotel

Muniyem Street

Piazza

Addis Ababa Ethiopia

 

6.63 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Very clean and friendly staff.  The restaurant is also very good

Debre Markos Ethiopia

12.06.01

Tana Hotel

on main road

1.80 $

Single

Y

N

Room to sleep in.  Sheets clean, toilette disgusting. Wanted 20 Birr from us which is double the local rate.  We settled on 15 Birr.

Bahar Dar Ethiopia

13.06.01

Grum Gaynt Hotel

Two streets behind the bus station

7.14 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Do not go here.  The manager is a really unfriendly and is threatening.  We changed hotels,  when we found a better one the same day.  Lost 7.50$  Watch out for the kids who bring you to the hotels.  They all collect a high provision which you end up paying.

Bahr Dar Ethiopia

13.06.01

Ghion Hotel

6.55 $

Double

Y

Y

H

Located at Lake Tana. Nice gardens where you can relax. Rooms are large with own shower and toilette.  

Gion Hotel

Had Macaroni. Was ok!

Dejen Ethiopia

16.06.01

Tizale Dejen Hotel

on main road

2.40 $

Single

N

N

Basic room on the way to Addis Ababa.  

Tizale Dejen Hotel

Expensive restaurant. Actually ridiculously expensive.

Awasa Ethiopia

18.06.01

Unique Park Hotel

Last Hotel on the main road by the lake

2.40 $

Double

Y

Y

H

friendly staff.  Gardens are very nice. Close to the Lake, mosquito nets provided but room full of cockroaches.

Pinna Pastry &  Restaurant

Tried to rip us off on the bill.   Otherwise the food tasted ok. But watch out. 

Yabelo Ethiopia

19.06.01

Hoteela Wagaa Haaraa

on main road to Moyale

2.40 $

Single

N

N

C

Used mostly as a brothel, but rooms were clean.  Foreigners pay double the price.  Very noisy.

Moyale Ethiopia

20.06.01

No Name Hotel

(has no name according to management, while it is under new management?) Near to the border behind to Tourist Hotel to the left

1.20 $

Double

Y

N

C

Simple place, Playing loud music all day.

Marsabit Kenya

21.06.01

Jey Jey Hotel

Middle of Town

3.20 $

Single

Y

N

H

Cleanest place in town,  a little more expensive but worth it, great hot showers after truck ride.

Nanyuki Kenya

22.06.01

Joskaki Hotel Nanyuki

on main street 

(take a right outside bus station and it is on the left side)

4.50 $

Single

Y

Y

H

Clean place, has electricity sockets, Nice manager.  Bargained down from 500 KSh to 350 KSh.  

Joskaki Hotel Restaurant

Beef Stew with rice,  was ok but no real taste for3.8 $ Waitresses in restaurant are real slow!

Nairobi Kenya

27.06.01

Iqbal Hotel

Latema Road

Nairobi

tel: 22-0914

 

 

7.80 $

Double

Y

N

H

Safe place, staff really nice.  No electricity except in old Restaurant. Ask manager Double lock on door to your room.  

Nairobi Burger

Disgusting Hamburgers

Kampala Uganda

29.06.01

Backpackers Hostel

Tel: 041 - 272012

backpackers@infocom.cu.ug

3 KM outside Kampala

http://www.traveluganda.com

3.00 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Camping: Nice grounds, relaxing place good atmosphere and popular with travelers.  Friendly helpful Staff.  Info on Gorilla Tracking available, ask for John

Bwindi National Park Uganda

03.07.01

Bwindi View Camp

(Right before Park Entrance Gate)

3.50 $

Camp

N

N

C

Nice grounds, friendly helpful staff.  Right outside the Bwindi NP gate so you do not have to pay Park Entrance Fees

We camped

Cooked ourselves

Butogota Uganda

05.07.01

Travellers Inn Motel

main road

5.90 $

Double

N

N

C

Bargained Hard,  Prices normally start at 18 $ incl. Breakfast.  Clean place.  Probably best in town.

Lake Bunyoni Uganda (Kabale)

06.07.01

Lake Bunyoni Overland Camp

Right on the lake Sign posted from Kabale

3.45 $

Camp

N

N

H

Nice place to camp with good security and facilities.  Hot Showers in the morning. We camped

Gisenye Rwanda

08.07.01

Mission Centre d'Acceuil

100 Meters from Bus Station

5.10 $

Dorm

Y

Y

H

Separate Dorm rooms for men/women. Clean place with hot showers and lake view.

Kibuye Rwanda

09.07.01

Guesthouse Kibuye

Sign posted from the Kibuye Junction in town towards Lake Kivu (2KM)

guesthouse@rwandate1rwanda1.com

P.O. Box 1982

Kigali - Rwanda 

Tel: (250) 68 554

Cell: 08323555

Fax: (250) 77278

6.70 $

Camp

Y

N

Normally just a hotel, but will allow you to camp for 3000 RFr on their grounds.  Expensive,  but a really nice bar and restaurant on the lake shore.

Ngara Tanzania

10.07.01

Silent Night Guesthouse

Main road first border town from Tanzania

1.76 $

Single

N

N

Basic overnight place. Nice young manager

Mwanza Tanzania

11.07.01

Pamba Hostel

Station Road

Mwanza Tanzania

3.60 $

Double

Y

N

C

Friendly manager,  clean, but basic.  Bathrooms need some work

Dar es Salaam Tanzania

13.07.01

Holiday Inn

Jamhuri Rd

Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

8.25 $

Double

N

N

C

Clean friendly place.  Fairly cheap for Dar es Salaam.  No relation to the Western Holiday inn.

Ate Fries with eggs on at a street stand.

Taste really good.

Stone Town

Zanzibar Tanzania

14.07.01

Bottoms Up Guesthouse

Hurumzi Street

Zanzibar Tanzania

20 $

Double

Y

N

C

Not worth 20 dollars. Should of looked around more but the touts are horrible here, Includes breakfast and price not negotiable.   Breakfast was nothing much,  dried egg omelet and bread with watered down tea or coffee

Jamituri  Gardens

One stall after another selling freshly grilled meat and seafood along the waterfront.

Stone Town Zanzibar Tanzania

15.07.01

Flamingo Guest House

Mkunazini Rd.

Stone Town 

Zanzibar Tanzania

 

14 $

Double

Y

Y

C

Cheapest we could find.  Room is one big bed with own Bathroom and Shower (Cold). Nice friendly Staff

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Mbeya Tanzania

19.07.01

Myambo Guest House

Next to bus station on main road

2.85 $

Single

Y

N

C

Simple accommodation, Cheap Restaurant

Myambo Guest House

Simple food, cheap

Mzuzu Malawi

20.07.01

Chibanja Resthouse

Lubinga Rd,

Near Bus Station

2.75 $

Single

Y

N

C

Basic place, just ok to sleep in one night.  Would not trust my stuff there longer.

Chibanja Resthouse

Rice with something, not very good and not worth the dollar each

Nkhata Bay Malawi

21.07.01

Njaya Lodge

PO Box 223

Nkhata Bay 

Tel: 352342

email: Njayalodge@compuserve.com

4.00 $

Camp

N

N

C

Really nice grounds,  Beautiful setting overlooking Chikale Beach on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Lilongwe Malawi

22.07.01

Kiboko Camp

Tel: 828384

email: kiboko@malawi.net

Web: http://www.kiboko-safaris.com

6.00 $

Camp

Y

N

Y

Nice facilities  but expensive to camp.  Popular with backpackers. Info on border crossing to Zambia. Though the receptionist was not very helpful.  She was short and not very informative! Not very pleasant.

South Luangwa National Park Zambia

23.07.01

Flatdogs Camp

Tel: 062-5545074

email: moondog@super-ub.com

10.00 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Great Facilities,  Elephants in the morning,  hippos at night.  Monkeys trying to steal your food.  Great place to relax. See just as many animals here as in the park.  Almost! 

Livingstone Zambia

28.07.01

Jollyboys International Backpackers

Box 61088,

Livingstone Zambia

Tel: 260 3324229

email:

6.00 $

Camp

Y

N

Y

Nice place, helpful staff.  Pool and use Kitchen, also bar w/ reasonably priced drinks. Free lift to Victoria Falls

Katima Mulilo Namibia

30.07.01

Sabine + Kai

Namibia (Originally from Berlin)

 

Bed + Mosquito Net 

Y

N

H

Thanks for your spontaneous Hospitality and for the great dinner!

Great Pasta Dinner

Divundu Namibia

31.07.01

Popa Falls Rest Camp

Divundu Namibia

Along the Okavango River

 

7.60 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Very nice place, expensive.  Very clean bathrooms and provides toilette paper.  

Seronga Botswana

01.08.01

Poler's Trust Campsite

Seronga Botswana 2.5 Km from town

8.50 $

Camp

N

N

H

Campsite very basic, they are at the moment building a real campsite.  Bring enough Pula,  exchange rate at the Office is a rip off.  Staff is also not that friendly.  Do not explain things well.

Maun Botswana

03.08.01

Sedia Hotel

0058 Maun Botswana

Tel/Fax 267 662 574 

Res. Tel. 660 177

email: sedia@info.bw

2 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Best deal for the buck.  1 US$ Per Person.  Camp behind Luxury Hotel. Nice Bar and Restaurant Area.  Has Internet Cafe  and Pool.  Also organizes Tours of Delta.  The nicest Waitresses in town.

Buitekop Namibia

05.08.01

East Gate Station Rest Camp

200 meters from the Mamuno Botswana-  Buitekop Namibian border. Next to the Total Gas Station.

5 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Nice clean place with picnic tables.  Electr. only in the bathroom

Windhoek Namibia

06.08.01

Cardboard Box Backpackers

At the corner of Johann Albrecht Strasse and John Meinert Strasse

Tel: 061-228994

Fax: 061-245587

ahj@iafrica.com.na

 

6.25 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Has bar, kitchen, pool, internet. Clean Bathrooms, Campsite is small and basic.  Nice helpful staff, also tourist office.

Tsumeb Namibia

08.08.01

Sachsenheim Guest Camp

P.O. Box 1713 Tsumeb Namibia

Tel: 264-67-230011

Fax: 264-67-230072

6.25 $

Camp

N

N

H

Friendly German owner, clean bathrooms.

Etosha National Park Namibia

09.08.01

Okaukuejo

Eastern entrance to park

18 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Nice place, campsite just ok.  Waterhole on premises.  Lots of animals.  Almost like in Zoo. 

Walvis Bay Namibia

10.08.01

Langstrand Camping

16 KM North of Walvis Bay in the direction of Swakopsmund

7.45 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Right on the Ocean. Great Sunset.  Good Facilities. 

Maltahoehe Namibia

11.08.01

Nomtsas Gaeste Farm

P.O. Box 12, Maltahoehe Namibia

Tel/Fax: 063-293521

email: nomtsas@iafrica.com.na

7.45 $

Camp

N

N

H

Camp out in the owners lawn.  Nice bathroom and dog will look after your tent the whole night. 

Cape Town South Africa

13.08.01

Brown Sugar

1 Main Road, Green Point, 8001 Cape Town South Africa

Tel: 021- 4330413

Email: brownsugar2000@hotmail.com

 

6.25 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Nice Staff, We were picked up at the bus station.  Kitchen, Pool Table, Internet, Bar, Clean Place.  

Hermanus South Africa

18.08.01

Red Roman Backpackers

15 Dember Street

Onrus River, Hermanus 7201

Tel: 028 3162878

email: redroman@freesite.co.za

6.25 $

dorm

Y

N

H

Small clean place with great hot powerful showers,  breakfast included.  Gave us a dorm for ourselves for price of camping. Kitchen, pool table, Internet

Mossel Bay South Africa

19.08.01

Mossel Bay Backpackers

1 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay 6505

Tel/Fax: 044 691 3182

email: marquette@pixie.co.za

gardenrouteadventures.com/backpackers

4.85 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Clean place, Kitchen, pool, Internet.  Nice help.  Camping is on front lawn.  

Cintsa South Africa

20.0801

Buccaneers Backpackers Cintsa

PO. Box 13092, Vincent, 5217

Tel: 043-734 3012

Fax:043-734 3749

email: cintsab@iafrica.com

http://www.cintsa.com

7.45 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Nice place overlooking the bay.  Good kitchen, also serve meals. Volleyball, ping pong,  pool, internet, TV Room, rentals, surfboards, guide trips

Underberg South Africa

21.08.01

Sani Lodge

PO. Box 485, Underberg, 3257

Tel: (033) 7020330

Fax: (033)-702 1401

email: suchet@futurenet.co.za

http://www.sani-lodge.co.za

 

7.45 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Friendly owners with information of hikes and activities in the Drakensberg Mountains

South Africa

22.08.2001

Camping on Drakensberg Mountain

Camped on the mountain before the summit

4 $

Camp

N

N

N

We camped on the mountain.  We were the only ones on the mountain. It was an uneven area and very cold.  One pays the park to be able to camp

South Africa

23.08.2001

Cobham Campsite

In the Drakensberg National Park

0 $

Camp

N

N

N

It normally costs 16 Rand per person but there was nobody there to pay.  It was a nice campsite where you had a beautiful view of the mountains.

Nelspruit South Africa

24.08.2001

Funky Monkeys Backpackers

102 Van Wijk Street 

PO. Box 19289 Nelspruit 1200

Tel: 083 3104755

Fax: 031 744 9403

email: funkeymonkeys@yebo.co.za

6.30 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Ok place, nice staff.  Got late there late so did not stay there much.  

South Africa

25.08.01

Backpack Safari Lodge

Near Orpen Gate Kruger National Park also near Klaserie

Tel/Fax: 051 793 3816

email: backpack@gem.co.za

http://www.backpackers.co.za

8.70 $

Camp

Y

N

H

Nice staff, a little expensive, but near Kruger Park. 

Kempton Park

South Africa

26.08.2001

Airport Backpackers

3 Mohawk Street, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1620

Tel/Fax: 011 394 0485

airportbackpack@hotmail,com

http://home.mweb.co.za/ai/airbackp/

6.71 $

Camp

11.20 $

Dorm

Y

N

H

Place is ok. Nothing special.  Gives 10% discount for International Youth Hostel Card holders.  Guess it is a good place if you just get off the plane or are planning to fly out.

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