We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Safari Lodge

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Safari Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 46: English reviews
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
171 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stayed her for one night upon arrival in Stonetown and the night preceeding our departure. We had two very different rooms. I can only summise that one has been recently renovated and the other not every! The first room (116) had a big bed and a large bathroom with a huge arabic influenced tiled shower. After days of camping... More 

Helpful?
Thank islandlover39
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Low average hotel for what you pay, cold showers (our third floor room), far from shops and restaurants, hidden neighbourhood, very poor breakfast, wifi doesn't work in the rooms (our room third floor) and wifi very limited in the lobby, clean rooms and bathrooms and close to the port. With this price there are much better hotels inside the busy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Traveller2920

Travellers are raving about these Stone Town hotels

USA
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Great budget option not far from the port. Clean, good customer service, large shower with plenty of hot water, breakfast on the roof top with eggs made your way, the first floor has better rooms as they are recently renovated. You can get free wifi inside the rooms on the first floor. Staff was so amazing, that one of them... More 

Helpful?
Thank freedomofexploration
1 review
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Worst stay ever. We lost money in their safe storage and they refused to compensate. So we cannot recomend to stay here. Exept for the hotel we had a great stay in Stonetown and a lovely week at Jambiani beach.

Helpful?
Thank Anders B
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Like the town, this hotel is a maze... I needed help to find my room!! There was no wifi but most of the cafes had it in Stone Town. Staff were mostly friendly if and when you could tear their attention away from the reception television and they did provide a map when I asked. In regards to the room...... More 

Helpful?
Thank travellots79
Shelly Beach, Australia
Level Contributor
130 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

After crossing to Zanzibar by ferry, we stayed in this hotel. It is in the quaint and narrow streets of Stone Town. Get an address card when you arrive as you will get lost. It is handy to the wharf area and is easy walk. The room was quite good with an operating air conditioner. It was a little musty.... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank holidays2407
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This was part of an intrepid trip. It was hidden away in the narrow streets. It felt run down, our room was in the basement with no daylight. The breakfast was very poor and the wifi barely worked in the reception. I wouldn't rush back.

Helpful?
2 Thank Brownie85Travels
Level Contributor
62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Would not be back. Its hot the aircon barley works. The shower is cold and the food and breakfast is very very average. Staff were nice though. I'd prefer to stay somewhere along the beach not that far into the town. A fair amount of winding streets to maneuver. Which some if my group couldn't seem to figure out.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kaitlyn G
Level Contributor
35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

This was a stop point for intrepid group doing Nairobi to Cape town, after seeing the surrounding area I wasn't expecting much at all , I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and facilities in general bathroom was good , and room was air conditioned . breakfast was basic ( toast cereal fruit ) and served on roof was more... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Sue B
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

The problem with writing reviews when you'e stayed at a hotel as part of a tour is that you don't necessarily know how much you've paid for it and that makes it difficult to rate. After completing our tour, we came back and stayed at Kisiwa House. The latter is obviously superior in every way but there's no doubt a... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank cubba

44 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (41)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (27)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Stone Town hotels
0.2 mi away
Warere Town House
Warere Town House
#14 of 34 in Stone Town
369 reviews
0.5 mi away
Zanzibar Hotel
Zanzibar Hotel
#24 of 34 in Stone Town
85 reviews
0.2 mi away
Asmini Palace Hotel
Asmini Palace Hotel
#25 of 34 in Stone Town
62 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Princess Salme Inn
Princess Salme Inn
#18 of 34 in Stone Town
152 reviews
0.5 mi away
Al Minar
Al Minar
#12 of 34 in Stone Town
201 reviews
0.5 mi away
Tausi Palace Hotel
Tausi Palace Hotel
#8 of 30 in Stone Town
56 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Safari Lodge is situated a few meters from Zanzibar Harbour. Setup in an old traditional Zanzibar exteriors.Accommodation ranges from luxurious to supreme rooms with traditional hand crafted furniture to portray the great 18th Century Zanzibar craftsmanship.While in Zanzibar you can experience the clean beaches. the spice tour of the old town and many more interesting historical sites of your choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Safari Lodge

Address: Malindi Street | Stonetown, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: £39 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Priceline, Booking.com and Jovago.com so you can book your Safari Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Safari Lodge Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Safari Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 116 has been renovated.”
 of 5 bubbles islandlover39, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a map to refind the hotel. Ask the locals when you get lost.”
 of 5 bubbles holidays2407, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Most rooms are on higher floors, with stairs, so if you are not fond of stairs choose a room on a lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles dkg11, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room in a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Angelfish1977, 11 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Avoid ground floor rooms”
 of 5 bubbles NiallODonoghue, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay