Unguja Lodge

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Set away from Zanzibar's busy tourist beaches, the whole concept of the lodge has been developed to ensure it works in harmony with the natural environment and the people who live around it. The lodge sits on a small coral cliff. Just a few steps down a wooden stair and your toes sink into clean soft white sand.

The astonishing marine life just a short swim or boat ride from the beach will ensure that whether you are a serious diver or just someone who likes to snorkel there's lots to see.

All the walls are constructed in the traditional manner using coral stones and lime. The roofs are built from wooden poles and makuti. The Sea View villas and the Family Houses have a direct sea view, and each has a private terrace overlooking the Menai Bay. The Baobab Villas are built a few meters further from the shore beneath a huge baobab tree. They are oriented to the garden, which make them ideal if you want even more seclusion and privacy.

Inside the villas the sitting rooms follow the traditional Zanzibar design. The concrete benches, called baraza, you’ll find everywhere on Zanzibar. In all villas you find a traditional Zanzibar bed in the loft. These beds were used by wealthy people in former days, like sultans. The beds were generally quite high, so a slave could sleep underneath!

The lodge has its own satellite link to ensure a reliable and fast internet connection. Wi-Fi is available in and around the restaurant area. If needed we can let you use one of the reception computers.

Early morning tea and coffee is served in the villas. Lunch is offered in a la carte plus a three course chef’s choice. Dinner include a choice of three main dishes, one with fish or seafood, one with meat and one vegetarian.

The bar serves all drinks, including freshly made cocktails and smoothies. There is an interesting selection of wines.


Around the place
  • Beach chairs
  • Family friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Bartender
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Private beach


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