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Mangrove Lodge

PO Box 4269, Chuini, Tanzania
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Chuini
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily C Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling by myself, my biggest concerns were safety, comfort and getting a real Zanzibar experience in my 4 short days on the island. Mangrove Lodge exceeded my expectations by not only fully catering for these things, but by offering me so much more! My experience at Mangrove was simply amazing, and I could not imagine anywhere more perfect to stay.... More

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mangrovelodge, Owner at Mangrove Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Emily for your review! It was lovely having you stay with us. We thought you were very brave at such a young age to visit Africa on your own so it was our pleasure to "look after" you, even though you didn't really need it. We hope you enjoyed your time in Iringa after staying with us and if... More

Nairobi, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The selfish part of me absolutely does not want to write a review, because this little lodge is an amazing secret--a place of peace, privacy, and relaxation. Oh yeah, and there is a private beach where you can be alone with the water (except for the occasional dude washing his ox) and the price is crazy low. Marina and Haji... More

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mangrovelodge, Owner at Mangrove Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Elizabeth for your kind review! Our aim is to make our guests feel at home and in true Italian style that means we will feed you! Also Haji loves sharing his knowledge on local culture to anyone who will listen so thanks for being great listeners. We hope to see you back here again! Say hi to Kash and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I was there 2 days ago and I still can't get over it. I loved every single moment of it!! Haji and Marina are the nicest genuine people..they really look after their guests.Their staff are also very delightful and always ready to help. The food is amazing!! The beach is out of this world..so private and heavenly. I enjoyed every... More

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mangrovelodge, Owner at Mangrove Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Jackie for your review. We are glad that you appreciated our lodge and hospitality. A snack at night, hints to organize your holiday, and lift to town to make our guests feel at home. Welcome again. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was a real find. The lodges are set out in a lovely shaded garden, with a beautiful view out over a small cove of turquoise water and fishing boats. There is a private section of the beach where you do not get any hassle at all. Marina and her family really are fantastic and made me feel very... More

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mangrovelodge, Owner at Mangrove Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Suzi, It was a pleasure to meet you and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, relaxing time after your effort in the mainland! Simple, natural and inspiring are the main features of our lodge for a good life. We hope to see you again when your travel reachs Tanzania once more! More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Mangrove Lodge is as close to perfection as an eco-lodge could be. It instantly gives you a home-away-from-home feel. The warm smiles of the hosts Marina, Haji and their beautiful boys give the place that extra special touch. The tropical garden is well designed and laid out, yet blends naturally with the surroundings, with plenty of mystery and charm left... More

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mangrovelodge, Owner at Mangrove Lodge, responded to this review

Duc, thank you for having joined our family and lodge and enjoyed our tranquil and secluded place. Our new activities, bike and horse riding, and cooking lesson are ready. Welcome back soon! More

Berlin, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

For responsible travellers on Zanzibar this lodge is a must. It offers a beautiful ambience with a great garden with mango trees and plenty of little cute animals such as bush babies to spot there. The owners are some of the nicest people to meet on the island. The view on the beach and the mangrove forest is as picturesque... More

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mangrovelodge, Owner at Mangrove Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for your long stay. And above all for your great understanding of our Lodge's essence and responsible attitude. More

San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The whole place is beautiful, right by a beach, situated in a garden with great view of the sea and the ruin of some old palace. The cottages are really nice and decorated in the style of the place. The food is also really good and very affordable. My only problem was the lighting in the room, not enough to... More

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mangrovelodge, Owner at Mangrove Lodge, responded to this review

Your review is really appreciated and we are glad that your long travel in Africa had a good break here in Zanzibar. New season is about to start and we are going to renew some rooms details. New brighter wall painting and stronger side-table lamps to better match our energy management with comfort needs! More

3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My wife and I spent a week at Mangrove Lodge, hosted by Haji and Marina (more about them later). The cottages are spacious, clean, tasteful and cool, nestled in a lovely garden, almost a forest, overlooking a small bay, a hop and a skip away where you can swim at high tide (true of much of Zanzibar). The restaurant/lounge area... More

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Garden of England
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20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

What a lovely surprise that the owner Haji met us at the airport with his lovely children - great welcome. Last visited Zanzibar 6 months ago and so glad we booked Mangrove Lodge again for our stay. Restaurant refurbished, lovely deck overlooking the Palace Ruins and bay - great for lunch and drinks at sunset ... or any time of... More

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Luzern, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Mangrove Lodge is a very nice lodge with very clean, large and cosy Bungalows and a stunning garden. It is much cheapter than most accomodation in Sansibar (eventhough it doesn't offer less) and the food is delicious! The Mangrove Lodge has a private beach with no other tourists around. Accordingly, it is a great choice for People who want... More

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mangrovelodge, Owner at Mangrove Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Shiva for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at our place… and your morning jogging! More

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Address: PO Box 4269, Chuini, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Chuini
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The Mangrove Eco-Lodge: responsible tourism in Zanzibar. A friendly atmosphere for an enchanting eco-sustainable resort. Deep in the tropical vegetation that surrounds Stone Town, the Mangrove Lodge offers a very peaceful and natural, homely and comfortable environment, in which the slow and quiet pace of the Zanzibar people allow you to forget the everyday hassles. We can bring you into the very heart of Zanzibar's lifestyle and culture. In line with the principles of the responsible tourism from the very beginning and with a great respect for the island, the Mangrove Lodge has grown on a green path with 360° responsible attitude. Spend a special holiday with us, enjoy the amazing white sand beach, guided excursions and stunning sunsets, and bring back serenity, cordiality and genuine fun, whilst stimulating the economic development and well-being of the local community. ... more   less 
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