I couldn't have found a more perfect Lodge! A spectacular site with powder white sand, turquoise waters and clear blue skies and brilliant stars at night.
The staff was warm and friendly and the food was, for the most part, delicious! Yes, it is warm, yes there are mosquito, yes things may take a bit longer... So, be flexible, bring repellent, bring patience and be prepared for the heat... but YES it is Spectacular!
The lodge is tastefully and organically designed to fit beautifully into the environment! The staff will do all they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We had a problem with mosquitoes the first night and after talking to our waiter, George, (the best waiter in the world) he arranged that the housekeeping staff did extra spraying in our Beach Villa and we had great nights sleep after that! We even ended up breaking the bathroom mirror in an attempt to slap a mosquito. The mirror had been replaced by the time we returned to our villa in the afternoon and the proprietor refused to bill us for the repair.
For a Birthday Diner we made reservations at the Rock Restaurant! The proprietor also helped me make arrangements for the boat ride out to this idyllic little restaurant on the water...and arranged for a birthday cake at no extra charge to us! Excellent food here too!
Take the Jozani Forest tour to see the rare Colobus Kirk Monkeys. If you take the spice tour and Stonetown tour be prepared to tip the various assistants and go to shops and restaurants where the tour guide gets his commissions.
Back to the lodge.. caution on the beach, there are sea urchins, the hotel staff provides rubber shoes but watch your step on low tide. I did get a 20 minute sting from jelly-fish but not life threatening and again the staff will provide you with vinegar to take away the sting. Remember this is Africa and it is a different environment but it is Breathtaking and the lodge is a jewel of peace and quiet and relaxation! Highly recommended!
- 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