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Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay

Pangani Road, Pangani Tanzania
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Free cancellation until 11/24/19
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Free cancellation until 11/24/19
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Uniquely situated on Tanzania’s secluded mainland coast in Pangani, only a few hundred kilometres south of the popular beach resorts around Mombassa, Mkoma Bay Tented Lodge offers exclusive tented bungalows in 6 acres of lush gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. Its off-the-beaten-track, Bush-on-the-Beach theme offers an attractive and exotic alternative to close-by Zanzibar. Mkoma Bay Tented Lodge was built almost 20 years ago as the first up-market hotel between Bagamoyo and Tanga. It distinguishes itself by offering accommodation in Tented Bungalows as you would expect to find them in the country’s many National Parks. Its lush green gardens overlooking the ocean is a unique high-light. With new management since 2015, and now known as Nic’s Tented Lodge, the lodge offers several recent additions: private beach cove, fire-pit, lounge-bar, as well as more on-site activities: pool table, pétanque/boccia court, library and dart. Mkomabay
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Danish and 1 more


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Pangani Road, Pangani Tanzania
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Tanga Airport22 miSee all flights
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Great quiet place to enjoy the coast of Tanzania in a not so touristy way! Food (breakfast and dinner) was delicious, tents were big and clean. The owner of the Lodge and his staff made us feel very comfortable!
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Response from mkomabay, Owner at Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay
Responded Aug 14, 2019
Thank you👍🏽 It was a great pleasure to have you and we all hope to see you back one day😏. Best regards Nic and the team
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We chose to head to Pangani for 2 nights as a short trip away from Dar. The trip was combined with a day trip into Saadani National Park on the drive up. We were thrilled to spend the morning with zebra, giraffe and waterbuck - the gates to the park open at 6 am and it’s worth leaving Dar at 4-4:30 am to get there early! The tented lodge was a superb getaway for a couple - sleeping in the tents amongst trees was peaceful - very cosy - the food was very nice and the staff attentive. The bay on which the hotel is situated is a lovely secluded stretch, we had the beach to ourselves for our afternoon swim (in contrast to the beaches on Zanzibar). Recommend walking along the beach at low tide (you can walk to Pangani township, which is only a few kilometres away), or borrowing a bike from the lodge. Nic was a fantastic host, providing us with useful driving instructions for the national park, tips on what to see in town, and great company at dinner. Get to Pangani for your next getaway!
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Lovely place. We recommend them. Service, food at a very good level. Nice open people. If we are in Tanzania again in those areas, I will probably rest there for a few days. Artur Jedynasty with his family
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Response from NHA1964, Owner at Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay
Responded Jul 4, 2019
Thank you guys, it was a real pleasure to have you with us and we are glad that you discovered us by luck. Looking forward to seeing you again. Nic Mkoma Bay
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Stopped by Pangani for 6 days to explore the beautiful beaches. We loved the food at Mkomo Bay. Highly highly highly recommend the cheeseburger. It is, without a doubt, the best burger I have had in country. Nick was a gracious host regaling us with stories of Pangani’s history and other attractions nearby. We absolutely loved Mkomo Bay and are looking forward to visiting again soon!!!
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This place is heaven! Totally worth spending a few days (or longer). I did not want to leave. It's so peaceful and quiet but full of interesting things to explore. The rooms are really cool, and beautifully decorated. Its kind of like glamping. Staff are super friendly and helpful and I was so surprised and impressed at how good the food was! I want to keep coming back here every year.
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$195 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaTanga RegionPangani
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay
What are some of the property amenities at Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Danish, and Swahili.
Does Nic's Tented Lodge - Mkoma Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.