I was wondering what people feel about hostelling in Tanzania. I've seen that there are relatively few hostels in places like Arusha and Moshi even though these are important gateways to the major draws of the country. Are there very few independent travellers visiting these towns? It seems that the hostels that exist, although well-liked by travellers, are small and do not seem exactly inundated with customers. It seems that at least one of the hostels in each town (and maybe all of them) survive from longer-term volunteers rather than genuine travellers. Does anyone have any thoughts on the independent travelling market in East Africa and whether it is likely to grow? I would like to open a hostel in Africa and was thinking about Tanzania and Botswana.