The selfish part of me absolutely does not want to write a review, because this little lodge is an amazing secret--a place of peace, privacy, and relaxation. Oh yeah, and there is a private beach where you can be alone with the water (except for the occasional dude washing his ox) and the price is crazy low. Marina and Haji are generous hosts, who make you feel not only welcome, but involved in local life. Haji drove us all over the island and capably fielded our questions about Zanzibarian politics. Marina pried us with Italian pastries... They also helped us to book snorkelling day trips and arrange for transport to and from the airport. And how's this for generous: on our last night, they actually helped us book another hotel in Stone Town with a rate they knew we (students) could afford. In the end, though, we wished we'd just stayed put with Haji/Marina. Mangrove Lodge close enough to access/dine in/explore Stone Town while still being the beach escape you dream about. A word of warning, though: Don't be put off by the rocky road leading to the lodge. It's worth the suspense/bumps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mangrove Eco-Lodge: responsible tourism in Zanzibar. A friendly atmosphere for an enchanting eco-sustainable resort. Deep in the tropical vegetation that surrounds Stone Town, the Mangrove Lodge offers a very peaceful and natural, homely and comfortable environment, in which the slow and quiet pace of the Zanzibar people allow you to forget the everyday hassles. We can bring you into the very heart of Zanzibar's lifestyle and culture. In line with the principles of the responsible tourism from the very beginning and with a great respect for the island, the Mangrove Lodge has grown on a green path with 360° responsible attitude. Spend a special holiday with us, enjoy the amazing white sand beach, guided excursions and stunning sunsets, and bring back serenity, cordiality and genuine fun, whilst stimulating the economic development and well-being of the local community. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mangrove Hotel Chuini
- Mangrove Lodge Zanzibar Island/Chuini