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An Alternative to a hostel, Kiota Jungle Homestay is a family home that offers simple comfortable guests rooms at an affordable price. Three rooms, one double and two single rooms at the first floor, a two room apartment that has a shared bathroom and a kitchenette, one double and two single rooms located on the ground floor, all rooms having self – bathrooms.

For over 3 years Kiota has been operating purely as a recreation place. As for accommodation, Kiota had an embryonic beginning of only two rooms, it has grown into what is today a home far away from home with eight rooms and a very friendly team.

Simon who manages the day to day running of Kiota sees the booking and the general running of Kiota.

Zai who speaks mainly Swahili can be seen in the kitchen cooking traditional authentic African food, in the evening feeding fish in the fishpond. Wima and Jombi are lifeguards who manage the swimming pool. Other staff – a bartender and 3 waiters who are equally friendly.

Mama Iku, who is the owner of Kiota, also resides in the annex, on the ground floor of Kiota is easily reachable. She speaks fluent Kiswahili, English and French. One can hear staff referring to Mama Iku affectionately as Aunt Iku.


The house is fenced, has its own car park and security guards. A District Police Station is just 100 meters away from Kiota.

Karibuni sana !

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