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Unguja Lodge

P.O. Box 675, Kizimkazi, Tanzania
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Wexford
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for five nights, after five nights of safari. Therefore we wanted a location we could relax and rest at. The lodge provided exactly that. It's a family run lodge, which provides an intimate and friendly environment. The staff are extremely helpful. The standard of food and service was excellent. We stayed within the hotel most of the... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Unguja Lodge as part of your honeymoon and for writing this very nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we would like to tank you for doing the guided village walk with Rashid. This way you contributed to the development of the village of Kizimkazi. Kizimkazi just has elected a new... More

Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Hi Rolf and Elise! Hope all's well, and I know that this review is very belated (and you possibly don't even remember us), but given that the opportunity to go on tripadvisor to review it has appeared, I thought better late than never! We stayed here in the summer of 2012 (ignore the date given in the later section- it... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review, even after two years. We are very glad you and the family enjoyed your stay in Unguja Lodge. The monkeys are still there and as naughty as ever! Fortunately it did not get worse and they are still very enjoyable to watch. At this moment we have... More

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We couldn't believe the size of out 'hut' and loved the fact that half of it was open to the sea, including the shower! It was so relaxing and enjoyable we were spoiled with extra touches because we were on honeymoon... All the restaurant and bar staff including Omari 1, 2 and 3 and Joseph provided excellent service as well... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us last year and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the food we serve. It is so nice to be able to get great fresh fish and sea food from the local fishermen every day! So impressed you still remember the names of our restaurant... More

Cambridge
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Even though my husband is not a great beach lover or, for that matter, a great holiday lover, we decided to take advice from Sally and Alice (www.xxxxxx), who organised our Tanzanian itinerary, to follow our three-day safari with three days relaxing by a beach in Zanzibar. The photos of Unguja Lodge on their website looked pretty wonderful but came... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and for writing this very nice and informative review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, the villa, the food... We would love to see you back for another restful stay. With warm regards from all of us at Unguja Lodge Ralph and Elies More

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We visited with our family + the in-Laws a few weeks ago - and this place meet all expectations! From the owners giving all a personal touch to the food served - it is a "MUST-DO!" Cam be recommended to all travellers - when you prefer atmosphere, personal service and style!

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us last month and for sharing your experience with the world. It was very nice having you and the family here. Looking very much forward to seeing you again, here in Unguja Lodge or in Dar! With warm regards from all of us, Ralph and Elies More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed, for five nights, this place is 1 1/2 hour driving from stonetown/the airport, next to a very small town, it is in the less commercial part of Zanzibar. The resort is very nice, with a spacious restaurant, with very nice food. The employees like there work and are very friendly and helpfull. The owners ( a dutch koppel)... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us in February and for writing this nice review. We are glad you enjoyed you stay and would love to see you back one day. With warm regards from all of us at Unguja Lodge More

cornwall
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We spent 2 weeks here in seaview villa 2 and loved every minute, the proximity to the village allows you to interact with the locals and the surroundings are beautiful and natural, including the various 4 legged inhabitants. The staff can't do enough for you and any they will do their best to fulfill any request. The guys in the... More

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elieshagedoorn, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying in Unguja Lodge this month and for your wonderful and very informative review. We also would like to thank you for doing the village walk with Rashid. This way you contributed to the projects we do in the village. Rashid is very proud indeed, to show our guests the place where he grew up... More

Bondi, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had the best time here after being on safari. The views from the rooms are spectacular. The water activity options are fantastic, as are all the staff. I would most definitely love to go with the family again.

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elieshagedoorn, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us this month and for writing this nice review. We are very glad you and your family enjoyed the stay and we would love to see you back one day. With warm regards from all of us at Unguja Lodge More

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a blissful 5 night stay at Unguja Lodge. Booked through our tour operator Imagine Africa so didn't quite know what to expect but we were not disappointed. Unguja was all we could wish for and much more. We chose a sea view villa (no. 2 with a small tree in the loo!)... More

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elieshagedoorn, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying in Unguja Lodge last month and for writing this wonderful and informative review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, the diving and the other activities. We appreciate the fact you did the village walk with Rashid and this way contributed to the village of Kizimkazi. We hope we will see you back... More

Billingshurst
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar We have just returned from a week at this amazing lodge. The few cabins are, tall, thatched and comfortable, and the main building a huge similar construction. The design of this and the adjacent pool is brilliant – compact yet spacious. And all shrouded by trees and vegetation present before they were built. This gives the area... More

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elieshagedoorn, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us last month and for writing this very informative and nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us despite your illness. The baobab villas are comfortable in this hottest period of the year indeed, not only because of the airconditioning in the bedroom but aslo because of the plunge pool.... More

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Address: P.O. Box 675, Kizimkazi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kizimkazi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Also Known As:
Unguja Hotel Kizimkazi
Unguja Resort Kizimkazi
Unguja Lodge Zanzibar/Kizimkazi

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eleven spacious private villas. From your ocean view terrace you can watch the local fishermen sailing the Indian Ocean. A breathtaking sunset is yours. All villas are beautifully decorated in Zanzibar style. In our beautiful garden with old mango and baobab trees many indigenous animals find their home. The rare Red Colobus monkeys often come and play. In the middle of the tropical garden, a large specially conditioned swimming pool is situated. ... more   less 
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