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Unguja Lodge

Kizimkazi Street 1 Kizimkazi Mkunguni, Kizimkazi Tanzania
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#2 of 7 hotels in Kizimkazi
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Eleven spacious private villas. From your ocean view terrace you can watch the local fishermen sailing the Indian Ocean. A breathtaking sunset is yours. All villas are beautifully decorated in Zanzibar style. In our beautiful garden with old mango and baobab trees many indigenous animals find their home. The rare Red Colobus monkeys often come and play. In the middle of the tropical garden, a large specially conditioned swimming pool is situated.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Lagoon View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Swahili
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Kate Buchanan wrote a review Sep 2020
United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
I was annoyed with myself when I realised today that a review I wrote some time back for this magical place never ended up being posted! It was so lovely that I feel really bad about it. My children loved being in the open sided villa overlooking the sea with monkeys in the trees above. We felt very safe with the security guards patrolling at all times. The villa was clean and spacious and very stylish. The pool is lovely and everything is clearly eco friendly and built in harmony with the environment. The staff were so friendly and helpful and we went on a tour with one of them to the local village. The owners are very conscious of being a positive part of the local community and economy. The food was utterly delicious and locally sourced and cocktails at the bar were a fun part of the day. The beach at low tide is the stuff of dreams and the silence and peace of this place is so relaxing. It is the perfect end of a safari unwind, cool down and relax. The highlight for us was the scuba diving. The excellent PADI coach took the children out to see turtles and every fish you can imagine and even a wreck. It was all very safe and highly organised. I do not know if it is still there in these Covid times so clearly check first but it was a life changing experience. We cannot recommend this eco, award winning, family run hotel more highly. GO!!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Villa with views over the sea and horizon
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jsemacdonald wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom20 contributions1 helpful vote
Unguja lodge is an idyllic resort set on the southern coast of Zanzibar. On arriving at the hotel we wound our way through narrow paths amongst the trees to our secluded lodge. Monkeys jumped through the trees above us and there were elephant shrews scuttling through the undergrowth. Set literally on the sea front, the enormous room was more of a house. With sections designed to be open to the woods surrounding it you feel both completely separate from the rest of the hotel while also being super close to nature. Setting out on the front with a book while watching the sun go down was a real highlight. When not in our room we were hanging by the pool or relaxing at the bar, reading or playing games. Outside the resort there were also plenty of activities to get stuck into. We did a handful of dives at some lovely sites spotting seahorses and colour changing squid. We also took a fabulous day trip to the sand bar. An hour long boat ride took us to a reef where we went snorkelling around some amazing coral. Once done there we stopped at the sand bar (photo attached) and had a seafood barbeque of the most awesome variety: squid, octopus, prawns, snapper and rock lobster. All with a couple of cold beers. Just spectacular. Overall we had such a great time with welcoming staff and attentive service. Would hugely recommend staying here to anyone who prefers a luxurious and authentic experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ajikel832298 wrote a review Feb 2020
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the spot is pretty amazing. we just missed the beach. the villas are typical and have enough space. the resort is a very quite place. the drinks and food are overpriced but good quality. The service is very good.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
SPfb89 wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
We had 5 nights in Unguja at the end of a safari in the Masai Mara. My wife and I were on our honeymoon. We absolutely love our stay. It depends on your expectations but we weren't expecting absolute 5 star luxury as we knew the sort of place this was. The staff were very friendly albeit maybe a bit relaxed but that's island life! The food was incredible. Some of the other reviews are correct in their critiscism of their rooms and the fact they were a bit tomb like but you don't go to a place like Unguja lodge to shelter in your room! If they wanted to it could easily be improved with just finishing touches to villa floors etc but on the whole would definitely recommend if you are capable of managing expectations.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Jenny H wrote a review Feb 2020
Kizimkazi, Tanzania8 contributions
We had a superb lunch at Unguja lodge. The waiters were very kind and serviceminded. The surroundings are so beautiful and interesting. Couldn’t be better than this!👍👌 A special thanks to the waiter Hamza who Was so kind to us and espacially to my children.🤗
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$287 - US$520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Unguja Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Unguja Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Unguja Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Unguja Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Unguja Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karamba Restaurant, mnana restaurant, and Ristorante Zanzibar Blue Dolphin Bay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Unguja Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Unguja Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Unguja Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Unguja Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Swahili.
Does Unguja Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.