The Concept

The name Onsea is a derivate 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.

Since July 2006 we founded Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage and plan to further develop and market it as boutique hotel concept.
Onsea House Tanzania Ltd is a TAL licensed tourist agent with hotel and restaurant license 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 reknown 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. 

The Janssens-Onsea family, founders