Unguja Lodge

Unguja Lodge is peaceful and secluded, well away from the busy tourist beaches of Zanzibar, and the whole concept of the lodge has been developed to ensure it works in harmony with the natural environment and the people who live around it. This philosophy gives the place a distinctive air of tranquillity that makes your stay a genuinely relaxing and enriching experience.
NB: Prices include international flights & transfers!

The building’s organic forms and stylish finish are complemented perfectly by the lush tropical setting and the rough coral boulders that surround it. But this place is more than just image, it’s a lodge with personality; it reflects the warmth and vivacity of Ralph and Elies its creators, and hosts. Their attention to detail and their love of ‘good living’ bring the place to life.

The astonishing marine life just a short swim or boat ride from the beach will ensure that whether you are a serious diver or just someone who likes to snorkel there's lots to see. If you like exploring on land you will find a thriving local culture. And if you just prefer to relax by the pool, you will be amazed at the birds, insects, plants and animals you see all around.
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For 7 Nights
Half Board
At A Glance
Bars / RestaurantsLand SportsWater SportsWifiSwimming PoolBeachFree ParkingAirconLaundry Service



There are 12 in total, 7 Sea View Villas, 3 Baobab Villas, and 2 Family Houses. The Sea View villas and the Family Houses have a direct sea view, and each has a private terrace overlooking the Menai Bay. The Baobab Villas are built a few meters further from the shore beneath a huge baobab tree. They are oriented to the garden, which make them ideal if you want even more seclusion and privacy.

Dining & Entertainment

Food is very important to owners Ralph and Elies, so they really care about what they serve their guests. To ensure everything is up to scratch and because they enjoy it, most nights you will find them eating in the restaurant!

But they say they can’t take all the credit, because the star of the kitchen is their head chef Nyerere. He is a great chef, but also has a great personality. He likes to pop out of the kitchen to check on the guests to make sure they appreciate his creations, and his infectious good humour pervades the restaurant.

Nyerere’s story is fascinating; he left home as a boy to work in a restaurant in Stone Town. Over the years he worked his way up through the profession, working in some of the best hotels on the island. As a young man he began learning from foreign chefs and blending their ideas with those from his own culture. Eventually he created a fusion of tastes and styles all of his own. Now he can boast that most of the top hotels in the area employ chefs he trained.

And this explains why Unguja lodge is very happy and proud that Nyerere chose to work with them.


The lodge sits on a small coral cliff. Just a few steps down a wooden stair and your toes sink into clean soft white sand. As the tide rises the beach vanishes, and the lodge becomes an isolated haven. When the tide drops and the beach reappears, washed and swept by the sea. The lodge is once again connected to the outside world and you can watch as local fishermen drag their boats out of the sea, and women and children hunt the shallows for shellfish.

  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Dolpin spotting
  • Beach activities
  • Swimming
  • Sunset cruise
  • Guided village walk
  • Jozani Forest

Total package price from: R 0

Packages are priced per person sharing, inclusive of:

  • International return, economy class flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Domestic flights or boat transfers
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation for indicated number of nights
  • Meal and drinks plan as indicated

Prices are a guideline and may vary depending on date, time and class of travel, final rates would be confirmed at time of booking.

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