How to start looking for really cheap accomodation in Dar?

Good morning community

I am (unfortunately) white and looking for a really cheap accomodation in Dar. How can I start at all? Talking to people in the streets? Asking in shops for help with that? I asked the hotel's taxi driver who said an apartment in the city is about 1.200 USD per year. How to find such a place? How to make contacts?

The whiter you are the higher the price. I have no requirements and can live without furnitures, TV, radio, microwave and kitchen. I just need a room - different from other expats I like to live rather like a native. For example in Kigamboni.

Thanks a lot for help.


I can assist kindly email me here xxx

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Thank you, but I found a place with a German near Makumbusho. But my holidays are already over ;-)



Hi everyone,

Members who are proposing or still looking for accommodation may drop their respective adverts in the Housing in Dar es Salaam section of the website.

@ Ines, since you had had a glimpse of the culture and the country, maybe you could share your experience with us on how you found your first interaction and life in general there.

Thanks in advance,

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