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Unguja Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Unguja Lodge

Unguja Lodge

3.0 star property
Beachfront lodge in Kizimkazi with outdoor pool, restaurant

9.6/10 Exceptional

8 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Lounge area
Kizimkazi beach, Kizimkazi, Zanzibar

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 59 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Centre Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • Moonlight Bar - 17 min walk
  • Еden rock zanzibar - 27 min drive

About this property

Unguja Lodge

Unguja Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 60 per vehicle one way. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Boat tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60 per vehicle (one way)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Unguja Kizimkazi
Unguja Lodge
Unguja Lodge Kizimkazi
Unguja Hotel Kizimkazi
Unguja Lodge Zanzibar/Kizimkazi
Unguja Resort Kizimkazi
Unguja Lodge Zanzibar Island/Kizimkazi
Unguja Lodge Lodge
Unguja Lodge Kizimkazi
Unguja Lodge Lodge Kizimkazi

Frequently asked questions

Does Unguja Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Unguja Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Unguja Lodge?
As of 4 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Unguja Lodge on 5 December 2022 start from NZ$616, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Unguja Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Unguja Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Unguja Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Unguja Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Unguja Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Unguja Lodge?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Unguja Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as snorkelling, scuba-diving and boat tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a private beach and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Unguja Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Centre Restaurant (11-min walk).
Does Unguja Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Unguja Lodge like?
Unguja Lodge is located a short 9-minute walk from Kizimkazi Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Setting was perfect. My room overlooked a pristine turquoise sea. Fisherman's boats drifted by. Dolphins on the horizon. Beautiful sunsets. Also it is located in a lovely jungle area with lots of wildlife so it felt rural and unspoiled. Food was great with lots of options catering to all sorts of diets.
Suzanne, 13-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Terrific intimate place to rest. Team goes out of its way to make your stay memorable. Scuba diving was easy and within a 5 minutes boat ride to many of the 29 dive areas.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charming, comfortable lodge in a beautiful area
We loved our stay at this charming, comfortable lodge in Kizimkazi. It was quiet when we stayed which meant we had the place almost to ourselves. It felt like a private resort! Our villa and the view from our veranda was spectacular. The room was comfortable and had everything we needed. The villa came with it's own wildlife... the cheeky blacktail monkeys hanging out to see if we'd leave something lying around for them to sample, but fortunately we'd been well advised by the staff not to feed them! The pool area was great, well maintained and has clean towels on each sunbed every morning. The on-site dive center was very good, very useful. We did a Discovery dive with Sied, who was very knowledgeable, patient and reassuring. We also did the Dolphin trip which was incredible. The dive team are all very respectful of the ocean environment and the dolphins, which we appreciated. The hotel staff were all excellent. A real credit to the manager Martien. To food was great too, though lunch was sometimes expensive, we were too relaxed to care! Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who want to relax and enjoy this beautiful area of the island.
Emma, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hidden Gem
This hotel is a hidden gem which we would love to keep quite about but the lodge itself and staff deserve every bit of praise we could possibly give them. All the staff are so friendly and attentive to detail that you could not ask for anything more from them. The owner clearly takes pride in his business and spends time making sure your stay is the best it could possibly be and that your every need is cared for. The food is absolutely amazing and some of the best dishes I have ever tasted. The dive centre are so accommodating and put your worries at ease with their knowledge and understanding of the surrounding seas. We actually got engaged there and I could not of asked for a better setting than the one we had. We plan to revisit in the future. The lodge is amazing and a place that deserves only the highest praise.
Bryan & sharon , 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Unguja
A little piece of paradise - enormous, comfortable villas with amazing views across the ocean and the added excitement of extremely cheeky monkeys swinging through your room in the morning and trying to nick your sunglasses! Great food and lovely staff - thank you for a super stay.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

we spend 4 nights at the Unguja lodge at the beginning of jan. 2020 and hardly have been at a more beautiful, well kept and spectacular place in this world, although we traveled widely. this spot on cliffs above a sandy beach with turquoise waters in front of you, offers excellent cuisine, extremely friendly service. the outstanding architecture of the individual villas sets them so cleverly apart, that you have your own, completely undisturbed sunset and are surrounded by untouched jungles. the utmost experience you have dreamed about. we can highly recommend it.
also very nice diving spots nearby, with professional padi zertified dive-masters or snorchl with dolphins
the view from our villa
the bedroom
the living room
Michel, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Bel hotel mais prestations pas au niveau
Les (+) : - hôtel très bien intégré à son environnement - des animaux sauvages en liberté : singes (curieux & joueurs) & hirax & dik dik … - possibilité de visiter Kizimkazi avec l’ancien responsable de la sécurité de l’hôtel - un staff souriant et aux petits soins – mentions spéciales pour le Centre de Plongée et (2) la cuisinière Les (-) : - villa bruyante (n°1) : appel & prière du Muezzin (5h du matin) et restaurant (bruit de vaisselles le soir) - un robinet d’arrivée d’eau de douche qui conduit l’électricité : problème de sécurité (risque d’électrocution) + une journée pour la réparation (4 relances et 1 fausse réparation) + 1 journée sans douche pour éviter un accident : notre décision et non celle du staff - sortie dauphins organisée par le Centre de plongée : une trentaine de bateaux tournants autour d’un groupe de dauphins. Indigne du positionnement de l’hôtel. - Un manque de communication. Ex :participation à la caisse du village pour la visite à régler à l’hôtel (et non au guide => double paiement), demandes de taxi renouvelée à 3 reprises… Ces remarques (en dehors de la communication) ont été partagées avec le manageur hollandais qui nous a expliqué comment cela aurait dû se passer : (1) absence de bruit dans notre villa, (2) réparation rapide et (3) briefing avant départ de la sortie dauphins et retour immédiat en cas d’affluence trop importante.
Fréderic, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ein kleines Paradies
Wir waren zur Nebensaison auf Zanzibar und zunächst die einzigen Gäste der Lodge. Der Empfang und Service über den ganzen Aufenthalt hinweg war sehr aufmerksam und zuvorkommend, auch als weitere Gäaste kamen. Wir haben uns geradezu verwöhnt gefühlt. Die Lodge ist in Villas aufgeteilt, die den Gästen sehr viel Privatsphäre geben. Von den Nachbarn sind sie kaum einsehbar, viele mit Blick aufs Meer, sehr geräumig und überwiegend offen, d.h. bis auf das abschließbare Schlafzimmer befinden sich alle Räume unter einem hohen Dach aus Palmenblättern (?), man ist also z.B. beim Duschen quasi draußen. Manchmal kommen Affen oder Vögel vorbei, man muss also ein bisschen auf seine Sachen achten und sie im Schlafzimmer einschließen. Alles in der Lodge ist aus Naturmaterialien, es fiel direkt auf, dass kein Plastik zu sehen war. Der Service ist gut durchdacht, unauffällig und unaufdringlich wird z.B. früh morgens eine Kanne heißes Wasser vorbeigebracht, so dass man vor dem Frühstück schon mal einen Tee im Bett trinken kann. Eine Tauchschule, bei der man verschiedene Aktivitäten buchen kann, ist ebenfalls angeschlossen. Insgsamt wunderschön, die Villa wie die gemeinsamen Bereiche (Pool, Restaurant, Liegen und Sessel direkt an der Küste) sehr angenehm und komfortabel. Das Team kümmerte sich hervorragend und bereitete uns kleine Überraschungen, als sie erfuhren, dass wir auf Hochzeitsreise da sind.Perfekter Service also. Eine hunderprozentige Weiterempfehlung.
Katharina, 8-night trip
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