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Kervan Saray Beach Lodge

Physical: Plot 29, Makangale Village, Tanzania
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Kervan Saray Beach Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Egmont, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in June this year. We were in a spacious chalet with a king sized bed. It was quiet, clean and very comfortable. The atmosphere is casual but professional. Hosts Francisca and Raf were welcoming and very helpful. Meals were delicious. I did 3 days of diving which was amazing. A great experience!

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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Kervan provides simple accommodations, a delightful atmosphere and exceptional diving. Kervan is situated at the very tip of Pemba Island, about 2 hour drive from the airport. While it's a long drive, it's worth the effort. Their location is truly spectacular. As others have said, sitting on the deck looking out over the ocean is a wonderful way to spend... More

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A truly lovely place with lovely people running it. From my very first enquiry email to Francisca I knew I would love this place! Her super enthusiastic and friendly response and her quick replies made us feel very welcome. Even the drive to the lodge is fantastic, passing local villages and through the last remaining jungle- beautiful old trees, would... More

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Xcalak, Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I returned to Kervan Saray for 5 nites in Mid March this year. This time I brought my girlfriend and we had a wonderful time. I can't say enough good things about the friendly staff and warm reception we received. The food is very tasty and includes a lot of seafood, which we liked. The rooms are huge and comfy.... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A wonderful two weeks at Kervan Saray. Charming, friendly and attentive staff and a beautiful setting made for a very relaxing and extremely enjoyable stay. My room was perfect and the food was fantastic. The diving in particular is world class, they have a knowledgeable and highly experienced team and the best part is that I didn't see another dive... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Kervan Saray Beach Lodge is just perfect! Gorgeous rooms, mouthwatering meals, stunning nature, friendly staff and fantastic diving with Swahili divers. What else can one ask for? I can only agree with what has been said already: thanks to the friendly staff and the relaxed ambience you feel at home straight away. And there's plenty to do and see even... More

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Stone Town, Tanzania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

After a hectic week at work We'd planned a few days away for some rest, recuperation & diving in Pemba! Kervan Saray is a little peace of heaven in the North-west of the island. The staff are really friendly and helpful, the rooms are stunning and the food is excellent. The relaxed ambience of the place makes you feel part... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Very pleasant, tranquille place. Nice bungalows - big and clean. Set menu with very good food. Swahili divers are competent, nice and fun dive operator. The location is remote and with no near neighbours. Reading, relaxing, diving, walking and kayaking is the name of the game! We liked it a lot.

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Brasilia, DF
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The Kervan Saray Beach Lodge is a fantastic place for who is looking for amazing dives and good accomodation. Everything works well! The diving staff is excellent! Nice atmosphere! It is a place to meet people and make friends!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I was at Kervan Saray Beach lodge mid Oct 2013 when I went to Zanzibar and Pemba Islands on a diving trip, and I have to say it was nothing like what I expected. Although I knew the lodge and the dive centre is located in the greens, I didn't know it meant exactly that ! The manager, Deon took... More

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Address: Physical: Plot 29, Makangale Village, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Kervan Saray Beach Lodge is a series of large airy bungalows beside the sea. Started as simple accommodation for divers , the Kervan Saray has evolved into a comfortable lodge for scuba divers, birders, sea kayakers and adventurous souls alike. A bar, pool, restaurant and deck, allow our guests to really relax. The Hotel is also home to Swahili Divers, Pemba’s first PADI 5 star dive centre, The Kervan Saray Beach is owner managed. ... more   less 
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