Mpingo Farm Stay offers 8 cottages furnished in an intentionally simple, yet very comfortable African Style. The cottages are artistically decorated with locally sourced amenities and hand made log furniture. The Mpingo Restaurant serves delicious, gourmet food, with recipes inspired by traditional Swahili cooking and prepared using locally sourced ingredients. The patio is perfect for relaxing with a cold drink after a long day discovering this unique location, completely off the tourist track.Mpingo Farm Stay is a friendly African-style Farm Stay situated only one hour drive from Dar Es salaam City in the scenic village of Vikawe. The village is located midway between Dar Es Salaam (38 km north of Dar Es Salaam) and Bagamoyo (32 km south of Bagamoyo). Our location is completely off the tourist track, making the Farm Stay a unique experience for people who really want to see and live real Tanzanian life, while retaining western style comfort. All our rooms are ensuite and traditionally decorated using locally crafted wooden furniture. Each room has a private veranda with views over the Vikawe Hills. During your stay at the Mpingo you can tour the surrounding areas with our knowledgeable guide, Peter, visit the local village, or walk down to the Mpigi River. You can also choose to simply do nothing and relax with a good book or play one of our board games.Our restaurant serves delicious food, prepared according to traditional Swahili recipes, using only locally sourced ingredients. The chef is knowledgeable about special dietary requirements and, given notice, can easily cater to your specific requirements.Please note: Check In Time: 12:00 noonCheck Out Time: 10:00 am Credit Cards Not AcceptedPayment by cash on arrival Breakfast IncludedTaxes includedCancellation Policy: 1 day Please note also that we run exclusively on solar power. Mobile phones and laptops can be charged, but no hair dryers or other energy intensive appliances.