I can now mark Zanzibar and Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge off my Bucket List. How did it get on my Bucket List? Years ago my daughter and her husband visited Zanzibar for a week and stayed at the Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge and just raved about it. I never gave it seriously thought, thinking it was too far...but it seemed something was drawing me here..I kept hearing the Lion King’s words in my head “Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase / Hakuna Matata, ain't no passing craze / It means no worries for the rest of your days / It's our problem free philosophy” Then there was Billy Joel’s song about “Zanzibar” So for our 40th anniversary our children surprised us with a trip to Zanzibar, and of course where else, we stayed at the Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge. Hello paradise…why did I wait so long? Rose and Fritz the owners laid out the Welcome mat the minute we walked in the Lobby. The Hotel was perfect in every way and our room with a view was over the top. One of my favorite activities was the outdoor Cinema in the ruins, it was so romantic. The Hotel staff was so helpful in arranging tours and suggesting activates and helpful hints on the best buys.
The food was a little strange but interesting, and the Island lives up to its name “Spice Island” for everything was spicy! All in all we had a lovely time stayed within our budget; the only negative is we could have stayed longer. I would recommend this trip and this Hotel in particular to all my friends