Unguja Lodge
Restaurant & Swimminpool Villa
Restaurant & Swimminpool
Villa

Unguja Lodge

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.

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.

Unguja lodge is peaceful and secluded. It is well away from Zanzibar’s busy tourist beaches, 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. 

The flora and fauna of the site are beautiful: there are old mango trees and many baobab trees. By having kept the natural bush intact, the site also offers a home to a lot of birds and animals, for example elephant schrew , zanzibar duiker, tree hyrax, red colobus and black tail monkeys etc. 

The building’s organic forms are complemented perfectly by the lush tropical bush setting and the rough coral boulders that surround it. 

Country

Tanzania


Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

 

Services and activities

- Water activities like diving, snorkelling, dolphin watching, island visits, sunset cruises, etc.

- Guided village tour

- Nature Trail

- Honeymoon extra’s

- Free wireless internet

- Long Distance calls

- Tourist information

- Laundry service

- Airport and Tour Transport

- reading corner

- Massages (Full Body, Swahili Head, Back & Neck, Foot scrub and Massage)

FacilitiesFacilities

Restaurant

Early morning tea and coffee is served in the villas.

Breakfast:

All warm things like eggs, pancakes, sausages, bacon can be ordered with the waiters. All fresh things are on the buffet table like bread rolls, croissants, pastry, milk, yoghurt, muesli, cereals, cheese and a variety of fresh fruits available on the island.

Lunch

A la carte plus a three course chef’s choice., 

Four o’clock tea, coffee and pastry

Six o’clock snacks

Dinner

A choice of two starters, one is always vegetarian.

A choice of four main dishes, two with fish or seafood, one with meat and one vegetarian

A choice of two deserts

Bar

Serves all drinks, including freshly made cocktails and smoothies. We have an interesting selection of wines

Services and activities

- Honeymoon extra’s

- Free wireless internet

- Long Distance calls

- Tourist information

- Laundry service

- Airport and Tour Transport

- reading corner

- Guided village tour

- Water activities like diving, snorkelling, dolphin watching, island visits, sunset cruises, kayaking, surfing etc.

- Massages (Full Body, Swahili Head, Back & Neck, Foot scrub and Massage)

AccommodationAccommodation

When we built Unguja we wanted to create an experience unlike that of staying in a ‘normal’ hotel. So we built spacious self contained cottages that we call ‘villas’.

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.

In building as well as in operation, we use as many local materials as possible: the villas, bar, restaurant and dive centre are traditionally built with coral rock and have makuti roofs.

Villas

All villas consist of a:- spacious bedroom with double bed (6x7 ft, 185x215 cm), mosquito net, ceiling fan and private safe

- open plan sitting room (baraza-style)

- open plan spacious shower room,

- separate toilet,

- loft with extra DBL bed,

- private terrace.

To explain the differentiation in room rates:

Six sea view villas

All have direct sea view, including a private terrace directly overlooking the Menai Bay.

One back row sea view villa

The same as the sea view villas but is situated a little bit behind one of the sea view villas. This villa still has beautiful sea view.

Three baobab villas

Are situated in the garden around a huge baobab tree. These villas have no sea view but all three have their own plunge pool and AC in the bedroom.

Two family houses

Has direct sea view and consists of the following:

Downstairs:

- bedroom with DBL bed (6x7 ft, 185x215 cm), mosquito net, ceiling fan, AC in one of the two houses (in the other house AC will be installed in May 2012), bathroom/toilet en suite

- extra open plan bathroom/toilet

- open plan sitting room

- sitting room inside

- sea view terrace

Upstairs:

- two smaller bedrooms both with 2 SNGL beds that can be put together to make a double bed, mosquito nets, fan, AC in one of the two houses (in the other house AC will be installed in May 2012), bathroom/toilet en suite

- balcony

Average StayAverage Stay

4 nights

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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