Tropical town where time has stopped

  • Vibrant small town
  • Tropical fruit 
  • Call for adventure 

If you wish to live in a charming little town, hang out on the beach, do some shopping at a local market and enjoy a tropical climate, come to Mtwara. Life and fruit are sweet here. 

Our Duara circle of five families is located in a neighborhood called Chuno. They might be christians or muslims, but share the same positivity and interest to welcome you to their homes. In Tanzania people are proud to be originally from different tribes (140 in total in the country) but live in peace and harmony with each other. 

Not all homes have electricity here, so bring a flashlight for night time and be open for an offline adventure. The neighborhood has all the essentials from candy shops to a pharmacy, but you can also pedal to the town with your rental bike in 15 minutes. 

 

DUARA CONTACT: THEA

“I am working with a project that aims to educate the community – especially girls – through sports. I trust that in Mtwara you will enjoy swimming at the nice beaches by the Indian Ocean and seeing historical sites in Mikindani.”

PRICE of the stay IN CHUNO

22 EUR / person / day*

22 EUR if you stay for 7+ days
24 EUR if you stay for 4-6 days
28 EUR if you stay for 2-3 days

*NEW VILLAGE! FIRST TRAVELLER DISCOUNT -20%!

Including:

  • homestay accommodation in a private room
  • shared toilet and washing room
  • mosquito nets, towels and bed sheets
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • possibility to join daily activities in the community
  • pickup from Mtwara bus station

Notice! There is no electricity and therefore no electric light or fans in some of the homes. If you absolutely need them, let us know it when you book the trip and we'll put you in a family that has them.


Mama Paulina works as a chef in a local technical college. Maybe you can join her to work some day!


Mama Paulina works as a chef in a local technical college. Maybe you can join her to work some day!

With baba Rashid's family you will enjoy candlelit dinners since there is no electricity in the house. 


With baba Rashid's family you will enjoy candlelit dinners since there is no electricity in the house. 

This room will be free for travellers since the bibi (grandma) of the family is moving to Dar es Salaam. 


This room will be free for travellers since the bibi (grandma) of the family is moving to Dar es Salaam. 


THINGS TO DO IN CHUNO:

  • Rent a bike from the sokoni (market) for 5000 TSH a day. Ask for a Duara discount!
  • Bike around and find a beach with pirates.
  • Practice at Sports Development Aid gym.
  • Shop and do some bargaining at the market. 
  • If your family goes to church, go with them.
  • Eat cashew nuts. They come from Mtwara.

 


HOW TO GET THERE

Take a bus from Dar es Salaam in the morning - you’ll be in Mtwara in about 8 hours. Your Duara contact will organize a bajaj to take you from the bus stop to your family in Chuno. 

 

Congratulations! You are one step closer to Chuno.

Book your stay by filling in this form and we will get back to you in 48 hours. Notice that things in these villages do not always work as fast as you might be used to. The Duara Contact will need some time to organise things. We hope to receive your booking at least seven (7) days before the beginning of your stay.   

Elina from Duara is ready to answer your questions. Just send an email to elina@duaratravels.com.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

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