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The contruction of Pemba Magic Lodge began in 1998. It started out as a campsite with a few tents and a dormitory for backpackers. Soon “The Blackfoot Bar” became a local institution and favourite hang out place for locals and tourists alike. In time the construction of the bungalows began, all individually designed by Russel, and all using as much local products as possible. Today the place has several bungalows, a large restaurant and bar. Pemba Magic Lodge was long known as “Russel’s Place or simply “The Campsite”, but since 2008 the place started using it’s original name “Pemba Magic Lodge” .
Absolutely loved this place...
Big spacious grounds with swimming pool and accommodation ranges from really nice bungalows to dorms...also loved the atmosphere...good for meeting people and nice food and drinks
We stayed 2 night at Russel’s place and would have stayed longer if possible! We really enjoyed it - everyone is very friendly and the ambiance is relaxed. The rooms are cozy and clean, the shower is great! Swimming and coming area very nice as...More
This was a great place to stay. All the staff were super friendly and smiley. We stayed in a dorm which was open air. It was so nice to be sleeping in nature (just make sure you mosquito net is closed properly!!). The ablution facilities...More
The lodge is a little out of town, but you can easily walk there. You can also use a tuktuk or a bike if you don t feel like walking.
The property is on walking distance from the beach (2 min).
Terrible and very upsetting experience. I booked a chalet (so they call them!!!!!!) but it was basically just a room with private batroom in a dirty run down hostel. I booked for 4 nights but ran out of there after the first night. No phone...More