Stay at Unguja Lodge
Unguja Lodge is a breath of fresh air with it's unique room design and excellent hosts. Add to this the great food on offer, we feel that that Unguja is an ideal option in the south of Zanzibar and we warmly recommend it.
Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar Archipelago
Unguja Lodge is a small boutique hotel set amongst baobabs and mango trees in Kizimkazi on the Southern tip of Zanzibar. It is perched on a low coral cliff, a 50 metre walk from a sandy beach. The gardens are pretty and black tailed monkeys are regular visitors along with tiny dik diks. Unguja Lodge is small and personal. There are just twelve private, spacious villas, a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and 5-Star PADI dive centre. The lodge is well integrated into the Kizimkazi community and guests can sit and watch the local fishermen go by. It is owner-run by Elies Hagedoorn and offers a very personal service.
All the villas consist of a spacious bedroom with double bed, mosquito net and ceiling fan. There is a sitting room, spacious shower room, separate toilet and a second floor with a double Zanzibari bed where you can rest and relax. There are three different styles of villas - the sea view villas with direct sea views and private terraces directly overlooking the Menai Bay (it is worth noting that one of these rooms is set back 40 metres from the cliff edge) and the baobab villas which are oriented towards the garden and the big baobab trees. There is a sea view from the upstairs of these rooms and each baobab villa has its own private plunge pool and air-con in the bedroom. The six sea-view villas all have direct sea views.
Finally there are two seaview family villas which can accommodate a family of up to six people. These have a shared lounge, a double bedroom and ensuite bathroom downstairs, and two smaller twin bedrooms (can be converted into a double) each with an ensuite bathroom. There are plenty of activities to enjoy from the lodge including diving, snorkelling, surfing, dolphin watching, island visits and guided village tours.
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In & Around Unguja Lodge
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The beaches in Zanzibar are some of the best beaches in the world, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, virtually unchanged in centuries.