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Fumba, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#1 of 35 Specialty lodging in Stone Town
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4.6
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4.4
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4.6
Value
4.3
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Nestled in the southwest of this exquisite island, Fumba Beach Lodge is situated only 30 minutes drive from Zanzibar's International airport in Stone Town. 26 whitewashed Zanzibari style en-suite bungalows with their own verandas are scattered along the beach ensuring private views of the ocean. Three naturally formed coves protect the beaches around the lodge and provide seclusion and tranquility. In the open air restaurant you can enjoy the exquisitely prepared fresh seafood along with a tantalizing array of international and local dishes. For day time excitement you can choose scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, Stone Town tours and lots more. Or just relax at the swimming pool or on the beach under the branches of the baobab and do nothing. With the personalized warm service of our Zanzibar staff and the tranquil atmosphere, Fumba Beach Lodge will fulfill all your dreams.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Fishing
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Dutch and 2 more

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Fumba, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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Kisauni Airport8 miSee all flights
Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport39 miSee all flights
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Tim L wrote a review Jul 2022
United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
After trekking in Uganda having such a lovely place to stay by the ocean was fantastic. The rooms are all excellent with all the facilities needed. The whole resort is relaxed and easy going - the staff are lovely, food choice perfectly good. The pool and Dhow Bar are a great place to sit and have a sundowner or two. Sharon the manager is lovely, really helpful, attentive and helped us out with taxi's - a late checkout and was often checking to ensure all was fine. It was.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Tim for your lovely review. We are waiting for your return at the Dhow Bar!
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Jo & Tim wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed at Fumba beach lodge in June this year for part of our honeymoon trip. It was very relaxing and tranquil, just what we wished for. All of the staff were super friendly and welcoming and the food was amazing. We really enjoyed sitting at the dhow boat bar in the evenings enjoying the cocktail of the day and watching the beautiful sunsets! It was also lovely to meet the manageress and owner who were kind enough to mingle with guests and share their knowledge of the island. The monkeys around the pool were entertaining and the bush babies were very cute too! We would highly recommend Fumba and hope to stay again one day! Many thanks for having us 😊 Jo & Tim
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Manager Fumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you Jo & Tim for the lovely review, it was a pleasure to host you! We look forward to your return visit!
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Richard T wrote a review Jul 2022
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions8 helpful votes
If you are going to Zanzibar and want to stay in a great resort on the beach, look no further. The villas were spacious with really comfortable beds. The food, particularly at lunch was delicious. The staff were so friendly and professional. We are already planning our next trip.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: All are just a stone's throw from the beach
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you Richard! We look forward to your next visit!
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Tony P wrote a review Jun 2022
Marlborough, United Kingdom2 contributions
Just had a wonderful stay at Fumba Lodge a truly great experience the staff were really helpful the food was spot on and the accommodation was something to be seen a truly beautiful setting very different and very relaxing even the owner and manager take the time to spend with guests and make you feel very special My partner and I had a really special and memorable stay here and very highly recommended Absolutely brilliant
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cecile wrote a review Jun 2022
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Fumba finds the perfect balance between making you feel like a VIP and a family member all at once. The setting is breathtaking, the forest is magical. The big baobab trees are humbling. The food is fresh and creative. We experienced one of their Swahili nights, where a buffet was set out with traditional foods and some of the culture was explained. A specially prepared seafood platter will ruin you for any other restaurant in the future. The snorkeling done through Fumba, was magnificent. It became clear that our guide was very knowledgeable and apparently the locals know it. He found the best snorkeling spot and by the time we were done other locals followed us. There is unlimited things of beauty to explore at the resort, without going anywhere.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hugh & Bridget wrote a review Apr 2022
10 contributions2 helpful votes
A real oasis - we loved it! We really valued the peace and quiet, beautiful surroundings and wildlife that come from being set in its own protected forest. It’s hard to find seclusion in Zanzibar but Fumba has this, as well as a lovely walking beach (good even at high tide) that allows exploration and some exercise. Our suite provided comfort and privacy. Meals were excellent, staff uniformly attentive and friendly, and Sharon, the manager provides first class advice and oversight. Great snorkelling by boat with Omar. Last but not least, sundowners on a platform half way up a baobab overhanging the beach just can't be beaten.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded May 2, 2022
Thank you for the lovely review, your spot in the baobab tree is waiting for you to come back!
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Izzy J wrote a review Apr 2022
Kidderminster, United Kingdom3 contributions
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We stayed at Fumba for 1 week in mid-March (the start of the rainy season). It is an absolute tropical paradise. The pool and dining area is just beautiful and well kept, you may even find monkeys running around! If it is busier, there are plenty of private seating areas in the trees looking over the beach, and some sunbeds on the beach too. While we were staying at Fumba we were lucky as there were spring tides meaning we were able to swim in the beautifully warm sea early morning and late afternoon / evening (and we could even catch the stunning sunsets from the sea some evenings). However, this varies throughout the year and may limit your opportunities to swim in the sea. Towards the end of our stay it was quite quiet as the rainy season was starting (it only rained at night however so i wouldnt let this put you off going in march) so the staff set up a couple of surprise romantic private dinners for us on a wooden terrace overlooking the sea with candles etc. Everyone really went over and above for us, were so friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much to ask, which really added to our experience (and memories looking back) of Fumba. The food was absolutely delicious too (a different 3 course menu each night, with a couple of main course options) and we enjoyed the happy hour beers and cocktails at the pool bar each evening. We also did a version of the ‘blue safari’ through the hotel (they call it picnic excursion with snorkelling), which was a bit more expensive than other operators but soo worth it as you are likely to have a much smaller group vs others, have guided snorkelling and get to have lunch on a stunning private island all to yourself! We drove past where the other blue safari boats were and it was so busy (10+ people on each boat and more than 15 boats on this one small island for lunch vs. 2 of us on a private island for not loads more money). I would 100% say it was worth the extra money. The only drawbacks from our whole stay was having quite a few small black bugs in our room, which was due to it being the start of the rainy season (this was out of Fumba's control). It was cleaned well every day but there was just a lot of them accumulating all the time. However, for us, since there was a bug net around the bed to keep them out and since we were always out in the day time it didn’t matter too much. However, if this would bother you, i would suggest avoiding this time of year to visit. I would also suggest that for excursions other than the picnic/snorkeling and other water sports like diving etc., it may cheaper to find local independent companies offering the same tours (e.g. prison island tour) as these experiences do not really differ regardless of operator (from our experience anyway). Overall, an excellent experience and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful escape in a beautiful tropical setting, plenty of good food and close proximity to explore stone town and nearby islands.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Apr 2, 2022
Thank you Izzy for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to host both you and James here at Fumba.
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Nadia wrote a review Mar 2022
London49 contributions15 helpful votes
Loved my time here at Fumba Lodge. Excellent few days of relaxing and even did a bit of scuba diving and a boat excursion to the island for a beach bbq. Everyone is really friendly and so lovely. Loved my time at the boat bar in the evenings. Thank you very much Edwin, Stella, Omar, Salum and the rest of the team for a lovely stay. It was just what I needed.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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mruth14 wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom15 contributions10 helpful votes
maybe I was just super-thrilled to be traveling again after two years of being a virtual prisoner as a result of Covid lockdowns, but I thought this was a lovely place to stay after a three weeks on Safari. My cottage was comfortable and clean and the atmosphere of the place was relaxed, the food and service excellent. I did a snorkling excursion with desert island lunch which was delightful. I also spent a morning trying not very successfully to photograph monkeys in the forest but need not have bothered. Back in the resort the monkeys had taken up residence at my cottage, bouncing on the hammock and mosquito net above the bed, and they were perfectly happy to pose for photographs. I was sorry to head to the airport and back to a cold wet and windy England...
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Date of stay: February 2022
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TER wrote a review Feb 2022
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I am very surprised to see the 5* comments about this resort as they don't reflect the reality whatsoever. Initially, after reading the reviews, my wife and I went to Fumba expecting to have a nice exotic beach holiday. When we arrived at Fumba the disappointing reality kicked in. Fumba Lodge is located on very small beach strip scattered with big rocks and every 6 hours low tide leaves you with no place to swim or snorkel as the water retracts some 200 meters from the shore and the only things left for you to admire are the locals searching for sea weeds on the ocean floor. However, when eventually the high tide comes in the water is murky (I tried to swim and snorkel - forget about the turquoise Indian ocean color) and full of debris brought in by the tide. There is no way one could say or pretend that this is a snorkeling spot to be enjoyed or a nice location for swimming. The resort is in desperate need of renovation throughout. The villas are dark inside, to conceal the dated furniture, the bed sheets and pillows are always damp and the bathroom/shower facilities are very basic to say the least. The breakfast is mediocre and the same is dinner apart of few dishes that were let’s say acceptable. As a result, all our seven days holiday were spent outside the resort driving around the island looking for nice locations to swim, snorkel and dive trying to make up for the disappointment at Fumba. I highly recommend going North to Kendwa Beach and surely you won’t be disappointed – the only problem is that if you booked your vacation at Fumba you will need to spend on taxi fares almost the same amount that you initially paid for your holiday as the ride to this exotic part of Zanzibar island is 1h 40 min ride in taxi at a cost of min $100.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$78 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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fumba beach hotel stone town
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandZanzibar CityStone Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fumba Beach Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Fumba Beach Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Fumba Beach Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Fumba Beach Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fumba Beach Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fumba Beach Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Fumba Beach Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fumba Beach Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Arabic, Dutch, and Swahili.
Does Fumba Beach Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.