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Kervan Saray Beach Lodge

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Physical: Plot 29, Makangale Village, Tanzania
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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Khartoum State, Sudan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed at Swahili Diver 4 nights. We are not divers but we enjoyed a lot. it's a special place to relax and to stay in contact with the nature and sea. The staff was very professional and Francisca was so nice with us. I specially recommend to visit the places around the hotel: the lighthouse in the north of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We only stayed for one night but would have extended the stay if we'd have the time! The 2 dives I did were spectacular! My husband went snorkelling and was amazed as well. The atmosphere in the divecenter is relaxed and friendly, thank you Bradley & Issa! We slept in the Dorm and were very pleased, especially with this price!... More

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Egmont, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 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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Address: Physical: Plot 29, Makangale Village, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island
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