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Relax on the beaches.


East coast mainland near Pangani:

One of the top 10 "secret" beaches  of the world. (Sunday Times 22/10/06)   

The Tides Lodge

The Emanyani Beach lodge


Zanzibar - Stone Town, dwelling through small alleys of this historic town. 

-  Dhow Palace Hotel

-  Tembo House Hotel


Zanzibar - south west coast, Menai Bay Conservation Area.    

Fumba Beach Lodge


Zanzibar - west coast, history and a tropical beach.

-  Chapwani private Island

Mtoni Marine


Zanzibar - east coast, diving to the coral.

Pongwe Beach Hotel 


Zanzibar - south coast, diving with dolphins.

Unguja Resort 


Traveling from Zanzibar to Arusha.


Pemba, rough and romantic.

-  Manta Reef Lodge

Summary of our safari programs.



Zanzibar lodges



East coast: Pangani


With a Crusoe rating of 9, the Sunday Times on 22 October 2006 elected the coast near Pangani one of the top 10 most  secret beaches of the world.


Some miles from Pangani lies Maziwe Island Marine Park, a sandbank surrounded by a coral reef. Here you can snorkel and dive.

You can swim 24 hours a day from the beach in Pangani.


In the small city of Pangani you find some old German buildings, dating from the time that Pangani played an important role in the slave and ivory trade. From the lodges historical tours are organized.


You can reach Pangani from Arusha with a wonderful, 7 hours drive. The route brings you through Moshi at the foot of Kilimanjaro and takes you east to the Indian Ocean. You drive on the foothills of the Pare and Usambara Mountains, also called the Switzerland of Tanzania.

The last part of the route is a 42 km long trail through the small villages, allowing you a nice view on how people live in this part of the area. You cross Pangani River with a ferry boat.

The road is comfortable tarmac and safe to travel.


The road to Pangani through the Usambara mountains

Ferry at Pangani River

Pangani beaches



The Tides Lodge


Tides Lodge Logo Tides lodge Tides Lodge beach

The Tides lodge lies on the unspoiled beach on the east coast of Tanzania, south of Pangani River.

James, his wife Alex and their staff created a relaxed atmosphere in which you will feel yourself at home.

The 10 bungalows are spacious and romantically decorated all have sea view.  The beach in front of the lodge is wide and you can swim 24 hours a day.

In cooperation with local fishermen, the Maziwe Island Marine Park has been established. A sandbank surrounded by a coral reef. Here you can snorkel and dive.

In the small city of Pangani you find some old German buildings, dating from the time that Pangani played an important role in the slave and ivory trade. James organizes historic tours to Pangani.

The lodge has a central beachfront lounge and an excellent restaurant.

Price indication: € 85 per person.

2 persons sharing a room full board.

Transfer from the Tides lodge to Tanga or Dar es Salaam.

Tides Lodge room


The Emanyani Beach lodge


Emanyani boot

Emanyani banda

Emanyani bar


The Emayani has a very friendly staff and a excellent kitchen.

You sleep in bandas, with palm leaf thatched roofs for 2 or 3 guests. 


Price indication : €  64 per person per night.

2 persons sharing a room half board.




Stone Town: Dhow Palace Hotel



Dhow Palace - Stone Town room Dhow Palace Stone Town court Dhow Palace Stone Town corridor


This small and luxurious hotel lies in the hart of historic Stone Town.

The hotel lounge shows an impressive collection of antique ornaments and the decorations create a express relaxed ambiance, the trademark of the Dhow Palace.

All rooms have large balconies overlooking the cool court or swimming pool.

This is a non alcohol hotel.

Price indication: € 40 per person per night.

2 persons sharing a room, bed and breakfast.

Children: € 22


Dhow Palace Stone Town room


Stone Town: Tembo House


tembo from the sea


Tembo House Stone Town swimming pool

Tembo House Stone Town view from the sea

Dhow Palace Stone Town view on harbour


The Tembo House Hotel lies in the hart of Stone Town, near the old harbor on the beach. The beautiful building plaid an important role in the history of Zanzibar. It was the American consulate in 1834  and starting 1884 it was the head quarter of Cowasjee Dinshaw and Partners, the famous Trading Company in this western part of the Indian Ocean. The name of that company is still engraved in a stone near the head entrance of the hotel.

In front of the hotel lies the old harbor from where the dhows of the fishermen and diving schools take off.

This is a non alcoholic hotel, but you can have your drink at the neighboring Livingstone bar with a cozy terrace on the beach. 


Price indication:  € 37 per person per night.

2 persons sharing a room, bed and breakfast.



Fumba Beach Lodge


Fumba Beach restaurant


Fumba Beach Zanzibar



Fumba Beach terrace

Fumba Beach lodge

Fumba Beach relax


This luxury beach lodge lies 30 minutes from Zanzibar International Airport and Stone Town in the south west of Zanzibar in the Menai Bay Conservation Area, a 40 acres park with 3 natural formed secluded beaches with good swimming.

The 26 large cottages are scattered over a large area with baobabs and palm trees, guarantee a lot of privacy.

The 4 spacious luxury en-suites lie direct to the beach and have their own roof terrace, bath and open air shower. Special are 2 suites build in in a baobab tree. The lodge has a massage room where you can can enjoy a Jacuzzi bath in a baobab tree 6 meters above ground level.

The lodge has an excellent restaurant with a continental, international and Zanzibari kitchen and a cozy open-air lounge.

You can have your candle diner on the beach.

The sundowner bar, made of an old dhow, lies under a 1.000 year old baobab tree near the large swimming pool.

Edwin and his staff created a friendly and exclusive atmosphere.
The lodge organizes snorkel and dive trips and is has a Padi dive centre. Edwin organizes trips with the lodge dhow to the nearby uninhabited islands.

Price indication de Luxe room:   € 105 - 150 per person per night.

Suites:              surcharge € 21 per person per night.

Baobab suite:   surcharge € 34 per person per night.


2 persons sharing a room, half board.

Children till 2 year:    free of charge.

Children 2 - 12 year:   50%

Hotel shuttle: US$ 50 per group.

Fumba Beach dhow



Westkust - Chapwani Island


Chapwani Island beach

Chapwani Island

Chapwani Prive Island map


Chapwani Private Island lies 1 mile from the shoreline of Stone Town, 25 minutes by boat. The island has only 5 bandas, total 10 rooms, all on the beach. The island has no other occupancy.

The rooms are not huge but comfortable, with a large bathing room and separate toilet. They are decorated in local style and have a Zanzibari bed.

The restaurant lies on the waterline, but if you want to have a romantic diner somewhere else on the island, dinner can be served there too.

The island is only 800 by 200 meter and is surrounded by small white sand beaches and coral reef. In the thick tropical vegetation of baobabs, palms and passion fruit trees you can find a small historical graveyard and an abundant wildlife including a small herd of  Duiker Chapwani (antelopes) and a colony of Egrets.

Since June 2006 the lodge has a swimming pool. During most of the day you can have a good swim. With low tide you can visit the coral.

Maura and her team, including Nicole the chef, made this tropical island to a paradise where you can enjoy both privacy and the historic Stone Town a boat ride away. 

Priceindication: € 92 per person per night.

2 persons sharing a room, half board.

Children till 2 years:    free

Children 2 - 11 years:   70%


Chapwani Private Island view from your banda


West coast - Mtoni Marine


Mtoni Marine Zanzibar diner at the beach

Mtoni marine Zanzibar from the waterline

Mtoni Marine Zanzibar swimming pool

The oldest Sultan’s Palace and Persian baths in Zanzibar, the first clove plantation and the birthplace of princes Salomé ...

add a tropical garden and you have Mtoni Marine!


Mtoni Marine Centre has the only beach in the direct neighborhood of Stone Town.

The swimming pool is direct on the beach.

Mtoni is situated 10 minutes north of Stone Town, on the west coast of Zanzibar. The ideal place to combine visits to Stone Town and other parts of the island and relax on the beach.


- Palm Court Rooms.

Elegant and spacious rooms build in Arabic style with a king size Zanzibar bed, a sleeping couch and a private balcony from which you can see the sun going under behind the nearby islands.

- Club Rooms.

Cozy and authentic decorated traditional banda's with your own balcony and roofs made from palm leaves situated in a beautiful garden shadowed by mango trees.

In Augustus 2005, 12 new Club Rooms were added in a 2 story building in a mix of western and Arabic style.


Mtoni Marine has a number of renowned restaurants: 

- Mtoni Marine Restaurant: an open air beach restaurant with candle light diners and with regular live Swahili Jazz, Seafood Beach BBQ’s with African dances and Zanzibar Nights with Taarab Orchestra music.

- Mcheza Bar & Bistro: informal beach bar and bistro for pizzas, grill specialties and exotic cocktails. Here you can also find a TV room, games and playground for the children.

 -Zansushibar, the only Sushi on Zanzibar, direct on the beach!


You can enjoy an aroma therapy or a massage on the beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean.


”One Ocean”, the 5 star PADI Dive center organizes dive and snorkel trips from this lodge. 

You can book island excursions from the reception desk.

Price indication:

Palmcourt room: € 65 per night.

Club room: € 50 per night.

2 persons sharing a room, half board.

Family house: € 190 per night, 4 persons, half board.

Mtoni Marine Zanzibar Palmcourt room



East coast - Pongwe Beach Hotel


Pongwe pool

Pongwe banda

Pongwe beach in front of the banda's


Pongwe Beach Hotel is situated on the east coast of Zanzibar north of the small fishermen's town of  Pongwe with a secluded bay with a beautiful beach.

The lodge has 10 bandas, all with sea view build in a traditional way with palm tree thatched roofs, lying in a beautiful garden.

New is the swimming pool from where you can overlook the coral and the Indian Ocean. 


All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with shower and your own terrace.

The lodges has an excellent kitchen and the 2 chefs have build an excellent reputation.


Pongwe Beach developed into one of the best beach lodges of Zanzibar.

Price indication: € 72 per person per night.

2 persons sharing a room, half board.


Pongwe cook with the catch of the day



South coast - Unguja Resort


Unguja Resort view on Menai Bay

Unguja Resort villa's with Baobabs

Unguja Resort swimming pool

Unguja Resort villa sitting area


The Unguja Resort on the most southern point of Zanzibar near Kizimkazi Mkunguni, will amaze you!

The resort has 10 villa's, from which 7 overlook the sea, build in a traditional way with palm leave thatched roofs, Makuti's. With the layout of the lodge the old Baobab and mango trees in the garden have been preserved.


We find it very special that under one gigantic Makuti roof you find only one villa! Your villa has a private terrace, a sitting area, an open air shower and a large sleeping room, on top of which you find a second sleeping room with a traditional Zanzibari bed under the high roof.

Ralf and Elies involved architect Ivan Sutilla from the start to the finish with the building of the resort, making no concessions to the original design. With emphasis on details, they had  their own technical staff build the resort. The Italian milliner designed the interiors.


The village of Kizimkazi Mkunguni, on walking distance from the lodge, is the starting point for the diving and dolphin tours, but also from the lodge you can spot dolphins is the bay. The resort has it's own Padi diving centre with a Belgian dive master, but if Ralf can find some sparetime he will certainly take you on a dive tour.

From the lodge you can make a interesting guided tour to the village with one of the employees of the lodge.


The lodge has an excellent restaurant.


Price indication: € 100 - € 160 per person per night depending on season.

2 persons per villa, half board.


Unguja Resort - villa



Pemba Manta Reef Lodge



Manta Reef Pemba front



Manta Reef Pemba sea

Manta Reef Pemba room


The Manta Reef Lodge is situated on the most northern part of Pemba on the Panga Ya Wataro beach. It is the only middle class hotel, and for a long time the only hotel at the island, which we would recommend. 

The lodge has 10 sea view bungalows with here own PADI:  One Earth Diving.

Pemba is an excellent diving location for the advanced and starting diver.



Price indication: € 102 per person per night.

2 persons per room, full board.

Children till 2 years:    free of charge.

Children 2 - 12 years: 50%.

Manta Reef Pemba banda's


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