Who we are
Who we are
The name Onsea is derived from the Panthera Onca – known as jaguar or onça – and is the American brother of the African Panthera Pardus – known as leopard or panther – which is one of the most famous animals in Tanzania.
The name Machweo is Swahili for sunset, inspired by the spectacular views from its terrace. Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage was founded in July 2006 and expanded with Machweo in 2011.
Onsea House Tanzania Ltd is the TAL licensed tourist agent operating both properties, managed by Belgian Chef Axel Janssens in partnership with a local business partner and locally hired and professionally trained staff. Axel Janssens got his degree in hotel management and specialization in patisserie and chocolaterie at the renowned International Culinary School of Bruges Ter Groene Poorte and after a traineeship at Hostellerie De Hamert (Holland) and Hilton Brussels, he gained professional experience at Restaurant Villa Loraine in Brussels (first 3 star Michelin restaurant outside France), Allegro Moderato and Mosquito Coast, both in Ghent, and his own restaurant ’t Keukentje in Sint Martens Latem. We hope to welcome you soon.
The Janssens-Onsea family, founders