is no wake up call, but instead the soft sunraises will brighten
up your room and awaken you gently.
There is no running water. However,
taking a shower by using a traditional bath tub under the
naked sky will make a perfect start of the day. For those
who wish, hot water is available on request.
There is no telephone or internet. Instead
we offer the pleasant company of the hospitable family and
advise to cherish the moment of being unreachable.
There is no electricity. However,
moonlight is supplemented by kerosene lanterns, tadobas
(local lamps) and the romantic light of candles.
There is no television. We invite
you to relax in the armchairs on the verandah and watch the
view of the ever fascinating scenery that surrounds the farm.
rooms are indigenously designed as what is popularly
called "pit latrines". You may not read an entire
newspaper while using these facilities nor take advantage
of fixing your make-up, but the practical nature of these
indispensable places is handy.
The spacious, cosy living
room is decorated according to the native designing
tastes. The big, soft couches contribute to the warm, homelike
atmosphere, while the family portrets and paintings add an
extra personal touch. There is even a library with a wide
choice of interesting books in different languages. The room
is ideal for relaxing, but can also be used for indoor games
during the day or at night.
The wide verandah
is the perfect place to reflect on the day's events or just
to sit in the comfortable chairs and enjoy the view. A hammock
in the cool shades of the garden will be available any time
you want to witness one of the unparalleled sunsets of Africa.
The Cultural Shack is
a collectors shop, that offers traditional attire, locally
made handicrafts, exclusive souvenirs… All the items
are hand made and bear the maker’s details. This is
intended to take out any commercial trait and make it a mere
exchange of gift and money! And of course the charges are
Although communal (collective) cooking
is the norm, there is an indoor as well as an outside kitchen
that any guest can access. Don't hesitate to take a look and
see how matooke is prepared. The traditional way of cooking
is done by using a gas cooker, firewood, kerosene or a charcoal
stove. Meals are served in the living room or, if requested,
on the verandah.
Food is prepared
to the particular taste of the guests or otherwise in a traditional
way. There is no better place to taste the typical dish from
the country: matooke. Or try other traditional food like cassave,
chapatti, posho, beans, peas and ground nuts. Also beef and
chicken are on the menu, served with a variety of sauces.
Dessert consists of fruit and vegetable salad or local pudding.
All meals are freshly-cooked with organic ingredients, home-grown
or coming from the direct surroundings.
The major drinks at the farm are mineral water, "home-made"
milk water and sodas. Alcohol is
not available nor is allowed on the premises.
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