Hakuna Matata - Zanzibar Hotels and Resorts - View Hotel
Zanzibar - West
Hakuna Matata is Swahili and means 'no problems' and the hotel has the ethos to match its name.

  • From: $120 pp Half Board.
  • From: £76 pp Half Board.
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Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa is located on the peaceful West coast of Zanzibar shaded by mango trees and bordered by a secluded private bay. This intimate lodge has just 13 comfortable bungalows which all provide spectacular views of sun setting over the Indian Ocean.


13 bungalows are lovingly furnished in an African style that provides you with comfort and plenty of privacy and sea views from your private terrace.

Comfort Bungalows - Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Zambezi.
Each bungalow has an open plan living and bedroom space with a queen size bed. En-suite facilities include a toilet, separate shower with a wash basin.
A standard twin bungalow is also available with an extra bed in the living room.

Luxury Bungalows Bagamoyo 1 and 2
These are more spacious with a king size bed with a larger open plan living and bedroom area. There is room for an extra bed for small families.

Executive Suite Bungalows Serengeti I + II and Tabora
These include a bedroom with a queen size bed, a separate living room, and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Executive suites have two sofa beds in the living room for larger families that require separate sleeping quarters.

The honeymoon “Kilwa” Suite.
Spacious living/bedroom with super king size bed, generous bathroom with shower and a separate toilet and is furnished in the traditional Zanzibari style. The unique and private terrace is built around a huge almond tree above the sea and you can enjoy a bath facing the Indian Ocean with a glass of champagne.

Villa Zanzibar.
The Villa is stylishly furnished with comfortable sofas reflecting the craftsmanship of old. The villa has two separate bedrooms, each with their own luxury bathrooms and a spacious a separate living room and terrace over built into the cliff overhanging the ocean. Ideal for larger families or small groups of friends.

All Bungalows come equipped with:
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, hot and cold water, mosquito net, shower gel, hair dryer, towels, beach towels, beach basket, mobile phone and room service are standard.

Zanzibar - Hakuna Matata - Honeymoon Suite
Zanzibar - Hakuna Matata - Bungalow Zambezi


Quality international cuisine with a traditional Zanzibari twist is available on a selective menu that includes exotic meats such as springbok, ostrich, impala or crocodile. All the ingredients on the menu are freshly sourced from local producers.

For lunch you can choose from a variety of light snacks, the catch of the day, pasta dishes and fresh salads.

Three courses are provided for dinner and the kitchen is open and available to guests so they can learn to cook traditional dishes with the best ingredients.

Private dinners can also be arranged away from the main dining area for guests who are looking for romance and privacy.

Hakuna Matata will be delighted to host your wedding ceremony either between the beach and the surrounding palm trees or in the hotel’s private bay. Please contact our specialists for more information.

Offering exotic treatments and massages with aromatic oils and relaxing baths with Frangipani blossoms. Treatments include:

Aroma Therapy Massage
Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Hot Stone Massage
De-Stress Xpress
Head Massage
Foot Massage
Lemon Grass Oil salt Glow Body Scrub
Sun and Itching Package
Brides Beauty Day

Other activities

Swim like a sultan in the lovingly restored ‘Old Sultans Bath and Pools which are connected by cascades and has water flowing from the old aqueduct.

Observe the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere with the hotel’s high quality telescope and discover the Southern Cross and the Milky Way.Games
Find the casino in the old minaret or play a game of chess in the sultan’s palace or take some time to learn the traditional game of Bao.
Billiards and table tennis are also available as well as a variety of ball games to be enjoyed on the beach.

For guests who still need to be connected to the outside world, Hakuna Matata has an internet café and WLAN reception throughout the lodge.

Open Air Cinema
On the old assembly place in the ruins has been converted into an integrated open-air theatre for enjoying evening movies or concerts with your fellow guests.

Zanzibar - Hakuna Matata
Zanzibar - Hakuna Matata

Our opinion

Hakuna Matata is a hidden gem out on a fantastic secluded bay on the west coast. The sunsets here are amazing and the atmosphere around the palace ruins is extraordinary. The only down side is that at low tide the sea bed is a little rocky. Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge is not far from Stone Town and the food at the hotel restaurant is superb.

Need more info?
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Call: 0044 (0)1227 753180

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