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Kervan Saray Beach Lodge

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is difficult to say how good this place is. We came here 6 years ago after our wedding and finally managed to come back this year. The owners Raf and Cisca, have created a small lodge on this tiny island. This is my kind of place, but it’s not for everyone. If you want luxury you need to pay...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay Kervan Saray beach lodge was incredible. Its pretty hard to come by such a remote rustic lodge on the edge of an island with such great hosts. The lodges itself has a communal sense about it which is most likely achieved by having laid tables for meals which everyone at the lodge joins in on. There are also...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

traveled as a solo diver at Kervan Saray on the 1st week of Jan,after a drive of about an hour and half from the airport was welcomed by Cisca at the lodge they have done an amazing job in running this place, i have been to many of the dive resorts/ lodges in Tanzania but this was exceptional,,good environment,good food,,extra...

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Ramat Yishay, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from a fantastic experience at Kervan Saray Beach Lodge. We spent there 4 nights and 4 wonderful days. The room itself is quite simple, but has everything you need. BUT - the main thing there is the great atmosphere! Raf and Francisca are extremely welcoming, kind and lovely people. They made the whole place feel as...

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Utrecht
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a real nice week in remote Kervan Saray in November last year. It's, as you can read in other reviews not a 5 star resort, but has all you need (and more) and provided with lots of friendliness and personal attention. We were here for a 6 night 5 day diving package as part of a 2 weeks...

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Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent five fantastic nights with Cesca, Raf, and the Kervan Saray/Swahili Divers family. From the start, Cesca was so helpful and friendly. She helped me plan my trip and transport, giving me invaluable and timely advice. Then when my Precision flight was cancelled 2 days before departure (!!!), she used her own contacts to get me in the last...

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Reviewed December 14, 2016

I knew that Kervan Saray was a 'rustic experience' - similar to many places I've stayed over the years - but what I found instead was that the lodge is very rundown and desperately in need of work. There was seldom water for showering, no water in the pool, our fan was broken (not ideal with island heat!), toilet seat...

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turkishraf, Director at Kervan Saray Beach Lodge, responded to this review

This review is one that makes me hold my head in my hands an wonder why people travel? My mind boggles with these reviews, what on earth am I supposed to say. We have just had a hotel full of families, singles, couples and a group of millenials here in the camp- over the busiest time of the year. With...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Loved it. Every second. Great location, Great people and Great diving. Farhat and Francisca will look after your every need. We learnt how to dive here and it was by far one of the best experiences I have ever had. I felt in safe hands and have come away with knowledge far beyond the learning requirements. I couldn't be more...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed October 22, 2016

very cozy friendly atmosphere, you really feel at home with all the nice little touches, no crowds no hassle and the diving is awesome only to be overdone by the food. it is the place for whatever you want to make your vacation to be

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had a lovely time on Pemba, thanks to Francesca and Ralph - and the other guests ! Relax on the deck over the ocean, go for walks on the beach, drive around the island, kayak at sundown (DO kayak at sundown!) and rest in large, no-frill, airy rooms, decorated with great taste. This is not a luxury resort, just...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Kervan Saray Beach Lodge

Address: Physical: Plot 29, Makangale Village, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island
Price Range: $194 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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