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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

booked through Natural High Travel who were brilliant and recommended this as an alternative to the busy east coast hotels. Authentic, rustic and luxurious built in sympathy with the coastline forest , We had a family vllla with 3 ensuite bedrooms .and a stunning view out to sea on the southern coast . Walk from the hotel straight into the... More 

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Pluckemin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After two weeks in the bush at some great camps we had the opportunity to visit Zanzibar and stayed at the Unguja Lodge. Beautiful location on the beach near Kizimkazi - a fishing village and interesting spot for a local tour by Rashid, who works with the lodge. Fresh seafood was great at lunch and dinner - worked well with... More 

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Boden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to reach complete relation on your vacation, this is the place to be. This is a lady back lodge with an eco friendly image that really sticks to it. The facilities are adapted to the nature and you can really see and hear the wildlife in the evenings. Even though it is remote and eco friendly the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

On a coral outcrop above the sea, and surrounded by baobab - its a few steps to the pool, exceptional food, a low tide beach and a PADI dive master. Staff are attentive to every need. Use it as a base for getting to know the south, visiting dolphins or nearby islands. And only an hour from the spice farms.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Just back from safari followed by a very relaxed stay at Unguja Lodge. Highly recommended. We were welcomed by Martin and the team who were magnificent. The whole team were so friendly and made us feel at home from the first minute. The rooms are amazing and nothing is too much trouble. The food is incredible and we enjoyed lobster,... More 

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SophiaPap, General Manager at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jo and Rob, Thank you very much for your positive review, First of all I feel really bad that I just missed you when you left. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Unguja Lodge and most of all felt at home. That is exactly what we want to achieve. I have to thank you for... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Went to rest and not be bombarded with people, JUST THE PLACE. Except the diving crew and the diving was just TOOO good to not take full advantage! Six dives, including a night dive, was wow! The tone of the place, IS RELAX! The cottages are very different, but perfect. Everything was perfect... except maybe the breakfast..little monotonous,,, but... cant... More 

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SophiaPap, Manager at Unguja Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sharron and Gordon, Thank you so much for your positive review. We are very proud of our diving crew and our instructor Said, also because they are one of the few if not the only completely 'local' crew on the island. Zanzibar is not commonly known for diving, but Menai Bay is grossly underestimated as dive destination. We have... More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We stayed the beginning of March and were the only guests on the property. Originally, we had planned on 2 days in Zanzibar, but when I saw the pictures, we opted for 4 days. The pictures definitely do NOT do it justice. The villas are simply amazing. You must watch for the "naughty" monkeys, but if you keep your valuables... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

What an amazing place! property consisting of 8 private villas, set in Zanzibars natural habitat. Little naughty monkeys running around, (lizards not scary) tiny antelopes and a view to die for. Sunsets and sunrises that are truly magical with dolphin spotting early in the morning! All villas are super stylish with attention to the smallest details such as, tea and... More 

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I stayed at Unguja Lodge with my wife and daughters, in a beautifull villa for all us, with incredible views. The hotel is great, the foor exotic, spicy and really nice, but specially all the staff was great, charming, attentive, helpfull. Many well designed activities (don´t miss visiting the fisherman village with Rachid), good diving center, really beautifull coral garden... More 

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Maclean, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Unguga lodge benefits from the best of everything that tropical Zanzibar has to offer. Perched right on the waters edge, waking up every morning to wonderful blue seas and a superb complimentary breakfast was just glorious. The villas are a novel design with a main bedroom set in the middle of a huge thatched hut roof that shelters semi enclosed... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eleven spacious private villas. From your ocean view terrace you can watch the local fishermen sailing the Indian Ocean. A breathtaking sunset is yours. All villas are beautifully decorated in Zanzibar style. In our beautiful garden with old mango and baobab trees many indigenous animals find their home. The rare Red Colobus monkeys often come and play. In the middle of the tropical garden, a large specially conditioned swimming pool is situated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Unguja Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 675, Kizimkazi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Kizimkazi
Price Range: $328 - $512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Unguja Hotel Kizimkazi
Unguja Resort Kizimkazi
Unguja Lodge Zanzibar Island/Kizimkazi
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