Unguja Lodge - Zanzibar Hotels and Resorts - View Hotel

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Unguja is a unique and very beautiful boutique hotel located on a coral elevation near the peaceful fishing village of Kizimkazi. The hotel offers privacy, relaxation and personal space in an authentic and unique environment that makes this one of our favourite places to stay.

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  • From: $180 pppn Half Board.
  • From: £114 pp Half Board.
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Perfectly located to capture Zanzibar’s incredible sunsets, this gem of a hotel has just twelve spacious and beautifully decorated villas, all with their own thatched Makuti roof. The swimming pool, dining area and cocktail bar blend in beautifully with the natural surroundings and compliment Unguja’s friendly and informal hospitality.

Zanzibar - Unguja Lodge
Zanzibar - Unguja lodge


The villas have a unique design taking inspiration from the shape of a sea shell and have open baraza style living and bathroom areas with views overlooking the ocean or the villa’s private gardens. The villas are large and spacious making the most of the Indian Ocean's cooling breezes with a deck upstairs for an extra bedroom. The main bedroom is enclosed with it’s own lockable door and also has its own lockable security cupboard with a safety deposit box. Baobab and back row Sea View villas have air-conditioning and the Baobab villas also have their own private plunge pool.

Zanzibar - Unguja Lodge
Zanzibar - Unguja lodge


The free form swimming pool is open all the time allowing for a quiet dip under the star lit sky.

The main area is host to reception, a small internet café with a selection of books, the cocktail bar and the main dining area.

The main dining area serves breakfast in a buffet style with fresh fruit, cereals, juices and eggs cooked to order. For lunch and dinner you are offered a select choice of vegetarian, fish and meat or poultry dishes based around what is freshly caught or sourced from day to day.

Unguja Lodge has its own fully equipped PADI dive centre and can tailor your diving program to suit your requirements. Menai Bay has a choice of excellent sites for every level of experience and is the perfect place to discover the stunning underwater world for the first time or to develop your skills further.

Unguja Lodge has its own traditional Dhow which provides regular sailing trips to the Menai conservation area, offering opportunities for snorkelling in one of the most beautiful locations the island has to offer. The hotel can organize a barbecue lunch for you on the beach on one of the uninhabited islets that populate the bay.

Massage and beauty treatments are also available for you to enjoy in your villa with the visiting local therapist.

Zanzibar - Unguja Lodge
Zanzibar - Unguja lodge

Other activities

For guests looking to explore the islands varied wildlife and rich cultural history, Unguja Lodge also provides the complete selection of tours and excursions including guided tours of Stone Town, Spice Tours, Cultural Village Tours and Jozani Forest Tours.

Environment and local community

The atmosphere is very peaceful and the resort is very sensitive to the local community and environment. Where other hotels first clear all native vegetation prior to construction, Unguja have been careful to build around the existing indigenous trees and shrubs. Consequently, many of the indigenous animals have also remained, and this makes Unguja a perfect place for nature lovers and those wishing to learn more about Zanzibar’s natural environment and culture. The design of the resort also reflects this proximity to nature, with organic shapes and materials everywhere you look.

Kizimkazi is the best place on the island to experience the islands' resident Dolphin population and Unguja Lodge are actively involved in their protection and conservation. With their specialist knowledge of these beautiful and intelligent creatures, you can be sure that your Dolphin trips are ethical and undertaken with their utmost well being in mind.

Our opinion

On arrival at Unguja Lodge you feel like you have discovered a secret paradise situated somewhere near the edge of the world. The Lodge is a fantastic, well run property located in quiet and beautiful surroundings. The villas are brilliantly crafted and very spacious. The staff friendly, courteous, efficient and great fun, and the tea and coffee left on your front doorstep each morning is a very nice touch.

Unguja Lodge is one of our favourite and most popular properties with excellent feedback from our clients and fantastic special offers exclusive to Pure Zanzibar throughout the year. If you’re looking for an authentic hotel that’s designed to reconnect you with nature then Unguja Lodge might just be the place for you.

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