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The White House Arusha

The White house Arusha hostel is one of the leading award-winning hostel in Arusha with a lovely ambiance, great homely feeling and a the hostel is in safe location at beautiful Njiro Area in Arusha.

Pay a deposit of 35% per item

Our hostel in Arusha was founded in early 2015 and has since the beginning been both travelers & volunteers paradise in the outskirts of Arusha. Since day one the staff have had impeccable work ethics, which have lead to several awards including some from TripAdvisor awards, latest the Travellers Choice Award 2018 for Best Arusha hostel. White House of Tanzania is one of the coziest and most homely hostels in Arusha, which is a great place to meet new friends and other travelers. We have great experience with accommodating guests of all ages and nationalities and groups of all sizes. Our hostel consists of various room types differing from double rooms, rooms with separate beds in various sizes and family rooms of 2, 3 or 4 people as well as shared dorm-rooms of 7 people – all with private en-suite bathrooms. We have several common areas, both indoor and outdoor, where guests can relax and share experiences. In the living-room, we have our TV-corner with a big couch to relax in, a small desk to be used as a working space for guests, comfy bean bag chairs by our bookshelf to read in and much more. Outside, we have hammocks in the shade of our big trees to relax in on the warm afternoons as well as tanning-chairs, where you can relax and enjoy the sun. The common area is also where our guests, both volunteers and travelers, will come together and enjoy their meals. In the hostel, breakfast is included in the accommodation price, whereas lunch and dinner is available everyday for a small fee. All our meals are enjoyed by staff and guests together in our big outside eating-area. We find these times to be a good possibility for our guests to share experiences and ideas and even to plan future trips. The White House is located in the beautiful area Njiro, which is not far from either Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport. The location of the hostel is only a short drive of 10-15 minutes to the center of Arusha, the Clock Tower, and to other attractions such as the masaai souvenir market, the second hand clothing markets and the food market. From the hostel it is only a short walk to the main road, where mini-buses and taxis can be caught easily. Less than 10 minutes walk from the White House is Njiro Complex, a big compound containing a food-court with multiple restaurants, ATM’s, supermarkets, cinema, fitness center and much more. Our guests are more than welcome to walk anywhere during daytime, but at nighttime it is no longer safe to walk on foot (this is the case all over Arusha). However, it is very easy to arrange taxis or other kinds of transportation to the White House during nighttime. Included in your accommodation price, you will also find a good functioning WIFI at all times, so you can easily communicate with your friends and family at home. As we have guests (long-term and short-term) throughout the year, the hostel is a very social place and a great place to meet other travellers and join together in groups for tours. We organise everything from day-trips to mountain trekking to safari-trips to relaxing on Zanzibar – we are more than happy to arrange your perfect holiday. We value our guests opinion highly and are proud to have received several hosting awards from both TripAdvisor and Hostelworld and we hope to achieve much more in the future. Karibu (welcome in Swahili) Tanzania, Arusha and last but not the least the White House hostel! We can't wait to host you!

Terms and Conditions

Reservations: A deposit of 35% is required at the time of booking and the balance at least before the tour begins or full payment/part payment before treks or safaris arranged on short notice. Although special payment can be made direct with the office.

Cancellation: Any monies paid will be refunded less 35% of the cost and any cost levied by hotels or any additional food expenses. Rates: Includes all expenses in respect of vehicles or drives as per itinerary/general information. Also includes meals on safari and entrance fees to National parks/Game reserves.

Transportation: Cars, minibuses, 4WD’s, coaches or trucks will be provided according to the route and number of clients. The right is reserved to employ the services of sub-contractors as appropriate. English speaking driver/guide are provided.

Accommodation: Where possible rooms with a private shower are provided. Single rooms are available at an additional cost but cannot be guaranteed. Hotels/lodges are named as an indication of category and room may be reserved at similar hotels and lodges. Accommodation is specific to client’s requirements as budget class, middle class and luxury class is available as per accommodation information.

Alteration to Tours/treks: We reserve the right to alter arrangement or cancel the operation of scheduled trek/safari should the circumstance necessitate. We also reserve the right to decline or accept or retain any person as a member of any tour at any time, in which case an equitable amount will be refunded. Prices are based on tariffs and other costs prevailing at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice, but a full explanation will be given.

Liability: We do not accepts responsibility for personal injury, accident, loss whilst clients are on treks/safari and advices all clients to take out separate insurance cover. Mohakin Travel act only as agents when employing the use of sub contractors and act as only agents of the passenger/client in all matters relating to Hotel/Lodge Accommodation, tours, transport, etc. and shall not be liable for injury, delay, loss or damage in any manner. The company’s liability to passengers carried in its own vehicle is governed by the laws of the country in which the tour takes place and no other country. All claims are subject to jurisdiction of the courts of the country in which the action a rise. The company reserves the rights to employ sub-contractors for all parts services.

NOTE: All expeditions involve an element of personal risk and times can be hazardous nature, Expedition members must accept this risk, we are not liable for any loss, damage, Injury, expense, delay or inconvenience caused to your baggage as a result, whether directly or indirectly, or any matter or whatever nature which is outside our control. All participants are advised to take out an insurance policy to cover personal accidents and medical expenses. We can arrange this at low cost. The guide reserves the right to withdraw participants from treks, safari due to inclement weather, irresponsible behaviors, poor health or any other sound reason the guide gives.

Quality Guarantee

Mohakine Travel clients can expect the following guarantees to ensure proper service:

  • Your guide will introduce himself and your driver, and cover the laid out tour/safari itinerary in advance.
  • We will double-check that all gear and supplies are prepared for your custom tour/safari.
  • During the tour/safari, we will ensure that your needs are met and you are well cared for.
  • We will address any issues that arise out of our control, to give our clients the smoothest and most enjoyable adventure possible.
  • We will ensure the drivers/sub contractors are on time and presentable.
  • We will give information about surrounding areas and points of interest.
  • Each day, we set time aside to let our clients know what is happening for that day.
  • At the end of your tour/safari, we will ask for your feedback to ensure the quality of our service.

Health and Safety

Mountains in the world can sometimes be dangerous and hazardous – especially in high altitude.
It is therefore important to:

1. Be well equipped
2. Let your expedition leader know your health history
3. Have good communication system
4. Have good basic first aid kit and know how to use it
5. Be able to identify mountain illnesses.


At high altitudes the amount of oxygen decreases dramatically. This can result in medical urgency that must be a concern to every hiker.

AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)
Signs include: Headache, nausea, fatigue, malaise, loss of appetite and difficulty in sleeping.
Slow down, stay in camps, drink water and rest while the body adjusts to the altitude. If symptoms persist after 48 hours descend.

HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Aedema)
Symptoms include: Shortened breath during exercise progressing to shortened breath while resting, a dry cough deteriorating to a frothy sputum, audible gurgling (rales) from the chest area, increased heart and breathing rate.
Descend immediately and seek medical attention. Descending is the treatment. It can progress quickly to a point where the patient cannot walk. It doesn’t improve with rest at the same altitude.

HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Aedema)
Symptoms include:- Ams that progress to severe headaches, loss of co-ordination, slurred speech, irrational behaviour, coma and death.
Descend immediately, Hace can quickly progress to lethal stage.

Prevention of AMS, HAPE and HACE

Allow 2 nights at 10,000ft or at higher nuts at around 14,000ft Before proceeding higher, increase fluid intake to 4-6 liters per day. Avoid extreme physical exertion and eat a light diet rich in carbohydrates. Take symptoms seriously. Rest and acclimatize if Ams is suspected. Report to ranger rescues station and descend immediately is Hape or Hace is suspected.

However it is important to drink plenty of water slowly to allow your body get used to the altitude.

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