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“Nice place and staff to spend in Zanzibar.”
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Kichanga Lodge
Madrid, Spain
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“Nice place and staff to spend in Zanzibar.”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Everything was absolutely perfect, specialy the staff working there! The only thing I would change is the fact that you need to order what are go going to have for lunch right after breakfast, and If you are on holidays you would rather prefer to choose, If needed, at lunch time depending on how do you feel...
Apart from that a place you have to consider, as after have a look during the 7 days we spend there to other "more expensive" lodges and resorts, there is no diference with some other much more expensive and you get the same facilities for less money.
And although the beach might seem to be a bit rough, because of the corals... after visiting almost all the well known beaches all over the Island If you like to walk and get lost, only some minutes by feet you find realy secret white sand beaches spots where is you alone and the paradise beach...
Have I try!! Is a good invest on your holydays!!
Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

We stayed here as a group of 13, travelling with Exodus.

Kichanga Lodge is a low key, comfortable, rustically charming and unpretentious place to stay. Nigel and his staff are incredibly friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The cosy lounge area, easy access to gorgeous beaches, charming beach-hut style lodges, excellent cocktails, good food and warm, welcoming vibe make this seriously one of the loveliest places I have stayed. A great place to chill out, read, sleep, sunbathe and recuperate. Make sure you go to The Rock restaurant (about a mile to the right along the beach) but be careful not to get caught by the tide. Also, ask for a taxi to take you (for about ten dollars the driver'll wait for you) over to Kaefunk bar on the other side of the peninsula for sunset - really cool little place run by hippies.

We only got to stay for 3 days and so wish we could have stayed for longer - without sounding totally cheesy, it's a little piece of paradise and I really hope it remains simple and low-key, unlike some of the other chrome-and-marble resorts along the peninsula.

Thank you so much for providing the perfect antidote to a week's roughing it on Kilimanjaro!

Room Tip: The huts at the front have sea views and bigger verandas but I think they are more expensive. Ours w...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

Loved our stay at Kichanga, even though the rooms are basic, they are clean, spacious and comfortable. Great hot showers! The food is very good, especially the pasta and seafood. What we loved best is the beach, which is quite secluded and we were not bombarded by beach boys, offering us great relaxation. The views are quite stunning!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

We stayed here for 6 nights and it was a lovely place, relaxing and peaceful. The rooms were very nice, clean and spacious. The bathroom was very clean and tidy. The food was good and had a good variation and could not fault the service (George is a star). The beach area was lovely and kept clean at all times and I would recommend the massage that was fantastic. The only downfall is your cant swim in the sea unless you walk out avoiding the sea urchins for quite a way and the swimming pool is quite small and once you have 2-3 kids in there you don't really stand much chance of a decent swim. If you want a good value hotel to relax in for a few days/week at the end of a safari then I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

We stayed as a family with our three daughters (young adults) and had a wonderful family holiday. If it is nightlife and entertainment that you are looking for, then Kichanga is not for you. However, it is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The staff went out of their way to make one feel at home. The rooms, while not luxurious, are clean, simple and pleasant. The hammock on the verandah is a great place to read and soak in the beautiful surroundings. There is no air conditioning which was no problem for us as the weather was mild. The meals too were simple, pleasant and plentiful. Afternoon tea on the beach is a nice touch. Without doubt the setting is the biggest draw card - it is magnificent!

Room Tip: The sea view chalets are a must. Avoid the furtherest one as there is often noise from a villa adjoi...
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Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

After travelling a month through Uganda and Tanzania, this was a great spot to chill and prepare for the flight back. Enjoy the beauty of the beach and the sea with a fabulous trip on a dow to the reef where we snorkelled. Very friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. And not to forget the wonderful food!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Our 10 day stay was a huge success. One feels instantly relaxed and at home. Kichanga is tasteful, low-key and friendly. The central dining and bar area is warm and inviting. Beach is superb with good palm trees providing shade. The cottages are well laid out and accommodation is unfussy and very pleasant. The food is fresh and tasty. This is a place for those who appreciate peace and simple good things. One sees all kinds of guests, and we have small children and felt relaxed and welcomed. We had the best holiday we can remember. Nigel, one of the owners, is a gem.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Kichanga, General Manager at Kichanga Lodge, responded to this review, 24 July 2012
HI Julian thank you so much for your nice review , in kichanga we all miss your family , hope to see you back very soon. all the best to every one Nigel
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Property: Kichanga Lodge
Address: Michamvi 2424, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Michamvi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Michamvi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kichanga Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A little resort with a private beach and beautiful charming cottages, surrounded by a luxuriant tropical garden. In perfect harmony with the natural environment, Kichanga Lodge is an unforgettable place for those who love nature and romantic atmospheres......... ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kichanga Hotel Michamvi
Kichanga Hotel Zanzibar
Kichanga Resort Zanzibar
Kichanga Lodge Zanzibar Island/Michamvi

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