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Unguja Lodge

P.O. Box 675, Kizimkazi, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unguja Lodge was the perfect way to end our trip after a safari, although it was so beautiful and inviting it made leaving Africa even more difficult. The seafront villas are very unique, very large, very open, and very relaxing (there's nothing like the sound of the sea to lull you to sleep at night). I loved the monkeys, although... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us this month and for writing this very informative and great review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay, food and monkeys (apologies for making the mess). Sadly you had an encounter with the sea urchins...But fortunately they are not poisonous and usually the needles dissolve after a few days. I hope all... More

Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is terrific on a fantastic beach with a couple of small villages with local fishermen nearby which made walking on the wonderful sand interesting. The resort was extremely well run by Martien and his team. There was excellent attention to detail and the furnishings were very natural and in keeping with the habitat. We took the sunset cruise... More

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UngujaLodge, 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 glad you enjoyed your stay, the water activities and the guided walk through the village. We'dlike to thank you for taking the effort to do this. It ensures a very nice connection between lodge and village and the $5.00 we ask for... More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here after a safari and the luxury was very welcome--our accommodation was fabulous- a suite of rooms overlooking the ocean with each unit being completely private. We sat and watched the sunset every night. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly and the food was outstanding-particularly the seafood. The trip round the village with Rashid is not... More

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Thank you very much for staying with us last month and for sharing your experience with the world. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay, the sunset and the fresh sea food! And we would like to thank you for taking the effort to do the guided village walk with Rashid. We ask a donation of $5.00 per person... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked five nights of our honeymoon here on the recommendation of James at Imagine Africa (our UK travel agent). The rooms (practically small houses) certainly have the wow factor on arrival - we had a front row beach front one. We were made to feel special with a bottle of chamagne in our room, and (as our flight was... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us as part of your honeymoon and for writing this very nice and informative review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and the activities you did. Many thanks also for taking the effort to do the guided village walk with Rashid. With this you supported the local village of Kizimkazi. You... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was the perfect ending to a mammoth holiday. The lodge is out of this world, every individual room is isolated with its own garden. It's a shame we only spent only 2 nights, would have loved to stay here for a week at least. Everything from the rooms, to the restaurant, the pool and the beach was perfect.... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us in August this year and for writing this very nice review. I'd like to apologise on behalf of the cheeky monkeys. Obviously this was one of these days the teenagers decided to rebel and try to get as much food as possible. We are glad you enjoyed their habitat though. Also, we... More

Bolton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights in September 2013 for our honeymoon. A huge contrast to one we stayed at on the north of the island before but how amazing. Set in the forest and on the coast were large, spacious 'rooms' - our own bungalows which were surrounded by monkeys and elephant shrews every morning - a joy to... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us as part of your honeymoon and for writing this very nice review. We are glad you enjoyed the intimate and 'natural' atmosphere we try to ensure.I hope your favourite team won the night you went out in the village! Looking forward to welcoming you again one day (for an anniversary..) With warm... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We left Unguja Lodge on Sunday 12th October. We had the most magical time there. The location and view from our lodge was breathtaking providing the most unforgettable sunsets. The lodges are huge, beautifully and simply decorated and the outdoor space was fantastic with a cheeky troop of Black Tailed Colobus monkeys who frequently visited us. All the staff were... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us this month and for writing this wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the villa and the food! Tonight we'll have one of my favourite choices on the menu: Garlic King Prawns Skewer.. Best wishes to you and the family from all of us at Unguja Lodge. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we were greeted by Elise and Ralph, every aspect of our stay was wonderful. The lodges are beautifully laid out and appointed, common areas stunning and immaculate, staff truly friendly and helpful, dive center trips well done, and the food...! This isn't a glitzy beach hotel but an upscale resort hideaway, where the family makes you feel... More

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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 on Tripadvisor. This is highly appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, the villa, the trips on the ocean and the food. We hope to see you back one day! With warm greetings from all of us at Unguja Lodge More

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed at Unguja Lodge for our honeymoon in August, and I must say that it was one of the most beautiful places I have aver stayed at!! The service is impeccable, and the accommodation is second to none!! First of all the lodges themselves...... man are they HUGE!!! When we walked in my jaw dropped to the floor. And... More

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UngujaLodge, Owner at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing this nice and informative review. We are happy you enjoyed the villa, the food, the atmosphere and above all the ocean! We can't wait to see you back for a diving course... With warm regards from all of us at Unguja Lodge More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have had the most magical holiday ever staying at this wonderful lodge. We were made to feel so welcome by the owners and staff, all going out of their way to make sure our holiday was the best holiday ever. Even teaching us the traditional game of BOA.... :-) The traditional rooms, pool, restaurant, fabulous beach and dive centre... More

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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 writing this very nice review. We really enjoyed the niece chats at the bar in the evening and watching you playing the bao game fanatically. We would love to see you back one day! With warm regards from all of us at Unguja Lodge More

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Address: P.O. Box 675, Kizimkazi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar > Kizimkazi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Unguja Hotel Kizimkazi
Unguja Resort Kizimkazi
Unguja Lodge Zanzibar/Kizimkazi

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