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Fumba, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#2 of 32 Specialty lodging in Stone Town
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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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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
Car hire
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
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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Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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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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Carina J. wrote a review Dec 2020
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This place is amazing... empty beaches, great cocktails and great staff. We spent our honeymoon there for three weeks. We were first not sure if we wanted to travel during the pandemic, but it was the best choice to go. We never felt inscure in any way. There is plenty of space on the lodge and the owner was always there to help if we had any questions or when guests had to organize a corona- test for their way back home. The staff was great also. Being there with not too many other guests gave us almost a family feeling. Spending some alone-time with the partner, enjoy a beer at the dhow-bar with the other guests or have a diving-adventure... it's all there. All in all this place is a small paradise and a perfect hideaway (especially in these days)
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rudi Dicks wrote a review Nov 2020
Berea, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
No pictures can describe the sheer stunning location so I’m not going to attach any. Staff: Most interesting, diverse personalities that fully engaged you whenever in conversation. And despite the novel COVID delays, everything was done with such consistent care. Location: Room 1 is at the end of the row of chalets. Every comfort you could want is here. If this isn’t paradise I don’t know what is. The only thing that got to me was the humidity but it truly is a part of the deal and you adjust quickly. Makes everything much more interesting and forces your brain to slow down and unwind from modern life. Without a doubt I would visit again. I came home a day ago and am still smiling. Am grateful I happened upon such a blissful lodge and won’t forget my stay for a long time.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Leopardess69 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Beautiful surrounding of this amazing lodge not to far from Stone town but still nicely away from everything, a bit of tropical bush , nice garden and the beach , each bungalow is set a bit from the others, with a hammoc, some have beautiful sea view. They are beautiful designed, very spacious and all is neatly clean. The food is just deliscious, the staff super friendly and welcoming, very professional and always smiling. Perfect for those looking for a more quiet place (probably perfect for a romantic escape or even a honey moon), the bushbabys come to the bar in the evening, there is a beautiful set pool, the atmosphere very relaxed and to my pleasure no game TV party..just perfect to disconnect from the world and enjoy the indian ocean. They also organize various day trips or half day trips. I spent 5 nights there and it was just like a dream- definitely super recommend this place and definitely hoping to come back!!! And even in this crazy world covid time, we always felt safe (stay Sept/Oct.2020) !!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: It is well worth investigating a little more and stay in a sea view cottage
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Response from Manager Fumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge
Responded Oct 15, 2020
Thanks for the awesome review Sim! It was wonderful to meet you. Hope you enjoyed the safari up North and that you get to travel back to Bots soon! Regards to Gabriela.
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SJ in the sun wrote a review Aug 2020
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My husband and I have holidayed here for the last two years and LOVE it. It’s raining in UK as I write this and all I can think is that, I wish I was at Fumba Beach Lodge. All the staff are most welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. There is a real family atmosphere here and I would describe this hotel as barefoot, shabby chic luxury – not at all corporate and sterile. The rooms are very spacious and spread out in the lovely tropical gardens. They aren’t cheek by jowl like some other hotels. The pool and surrounding area is heavenly with shade under palm trees and full sun for the likes of me – naughty minkies running around and jumping into the fresh towel box, so have your camera ready! In fact there are so many areas where you can really relax and be solitary if you prefer. The spa is really good and last year I had a couple of hot stone massages which was really good but I felt that the spa wasn’t promoted very well, though it meant making an appointment was very easy, so a bonus. We did the snorkelling trip several times on both holidays here and were looked after exceptionally well. It was most enjoyable having a delicious picnic BBQ on one of the islands and fun sailing back, having experienced the beauty of the underwater world. Though possibly a bit more expensive than Blue Safari, infinitely better. I don’t know Blue Safari from personal experience but we met a couple who were dumped a bit further up the coast and made to walk back to the hotel and they didn’t have a very good lunch. Eating under the stars on balmy nights with the twinkling lights of mainland Tanzania far away, was a highlight for us. There are also special places to eat and the staff always make sure you have a romantic night in one of these places. Drinks before dinner at the dhow bar are great and I recommend the Mojito and Dawa. I guess a few more chairs in that area would be nice, as sometimes it gets a bit windy on the lower and upper decks in the old tree, where there is plenty of space. We will DEFINITELY go back to Fumba Beach Lodge, travel permitting and I really hope it is before too long.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: The boabab suites are the best rooms with outdoor bathroom facilities so not for the faint...
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Response from Manager Fumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge
Responded Sep 2, 2020
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Fumba in the near future. During our lockdown we have made a few changes which I'm sure you will enjoy. See you soon!
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Katrin M wrote a review May 2020
Veitsbronn, Germany50 contributions6 helpful votes
We were a group of 6 people and came to Zanzibar to relax after a safari. I have never stayed at a place where the host was as caring and attentive as here (and I travel a lot). The food is amazing, the staff couldn't be better trained, the sunsets were beautiful so the cocktails tasted even better and there are short nature walks with the chance of spotting elephant shrews. The cottages are massive and very quiet with seating opportunities on the patio. We booked a diving excursion and the spice tour as well, which was great fun. Only the transfer to StoneTown we did not book via the lodge, as it it was about double the price than booking a transfer online. But you also gotta take into account that the lodge is very remote and it took quite a while to get there. Swimming in the ocean always involves walking quite a fair bit in the water, since it gets deep(er) very slowly. (Water shoes definitely a MUST - sharp corals and sea urchins). But to sum it up: For us it was the perfect end to our trip. Should I ever be travelling close by, I will definitely come back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from ManagerFumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge
Responded Jun 4, 2020
Thank you Katrin for a wonderful review. It was a great pleasure to host your family at Fumba... Karibu tena Fumba!
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PRICE RANGE
$273 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fumba Beach Lodge offers an airport shuttle 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.