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“Peaceful days in Kilwa”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kilwa Beach Lodge

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Kilwa Beach Lodge
Oslo, Norway
1 review
“Peaceful days in Kilwa”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Had a wonderful time at Kilwa Beach Lodge in February. We were 3 friends, and shared the 2 floor banda. The room was very nice and comfortable, decorated with shells from the beach. Great beds. The restaurant did not have too many choices on food, but the food we had was delicious. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful holiday, walking on the beach picking shells, reading a book, this is absolutely the place to stay for some days. It was very tranquil, no noisy music, just the sounds of the nature. We travelled by bus from Dar, and the lodge driver picked us up at the Kilwa busstation. All went very smoothly. The staff and owner where serviceminded and helpful. We spent a day at the Kilwa ruins, and the staff was very helpful, organizing all for us. I hope i will be able to visit this lodge again!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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daveydumdo, Owner at Kilwa Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Many thanks for your review, hopefully see you again in Kilwa

Dave, Lilly, Zach and all the Kilwa Beach Lodge team.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

we stayed here recently with children. We all loved the place a lot. Helpful management, great food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere. Throughout a lovely experience. After a trip through Tanzania and a stay in 5 different hotels all our kids (4 of them) agreed that this one was 'the best of all'. We can highly recommend Kilwa Beach Lodge !

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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daveydumdo, Owner at Kilwa Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Many thanks, and glad that we got such a top rating from the kids.

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De Haan, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

It was a nice start of our holiday in Tanzania. Very nice people, staff and owners. The food was marvellous. And the sea and the sun did the rest.
The sea offered a nice and hot place te swimm and to discover a lot of life.
Thank you, we enjoyed it very much

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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daveydumdo, Owner at Kilwa Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We camped for 2 nights at Kilwa Beach Lodge and we had a wonderful time. The food was great, the lodges looked tasteful, the shower/toilet builiding was pretty and clean and Dave and Lily were very nice and helpful. Arguably the best place in Kilwa!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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daveydumdo, Owner at Kilwa Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Many thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed

Hopefully see you in Kilwa again

Dave, Lilly, Zach & the Kilwa Beach Lodge Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Kilwa beach lodge is an affordable rustic rest place with all bungalows having its unique style. The position of on the eastern side means beautiful sunrise over the Indian ocean. The food is great and the atmosphere layed back. Dave, Lillian and Zack (who has the best life in the country) are great people who take their commitment to the environment very seriously.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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daveydumdo, Owner at Kilwa Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Glad you enjoyed; hopefully see you in Kilwa again and yep Zach has a great life :)

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Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

I stayed at Kilwa Beach Lodge for one night while en route from Mafia Island to Mikindani (Mtwara). My experience was excellent from start to finish! I utilized their online reservation and payment system at the front end, and was able to access a very favorable special rate package available to East African Residents. Included were complimentary airport pickup, a very tasty meal of fresh fish for supper, an en suite beach banda and breakfast (although my very early departure did not allow me to access it). Staff were at the airport to meet me as promised, and even stopped in town at my request to gather some toiletries. Upon arriving at the Lodge, I was warmly greeted by Dave (owner/manager) and his staff and shown to my banda that, as promised and pictured on their website, offered very comfortable accommodation and a stunning view out over the beach and bay. In the afternoon, my reservation and order for supper was taken, given that everything is freshly prepared. I enjoyed a peaceful walk along the beach in the afternoon and spent a bit of time at the creatively-designed beach bar. Everything went according to plan! The best was very comfortable and the bedside remote-controlled LED lighting was very convenient from within my mosquito net! The staff helped me make arrangements for a very early morning pickup by a bajaj to take me to the bus heading south, and even came to my room in the wee hours of the morning to help me with my bags and see me off. Probably the most meaningful compliment I can offer is that I now - without reservation - recommend Kilwa Beach Lodge to anyone I know traveling through there area. I wish I could have stayed longer myself!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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daveydumdo, Owner at Kilwa Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Many thanks for the review Stephen and glad you had such a good time as well as making use of our handy online booking system.

Hopefully see you in Kilwa again

Dave, Lilly, Zach & the Kilwa Beach Lodge Team
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

A beautiful setting where we could unwind to soak up the turquoise sea, lulled by the sound of the waves and the wind in the palm fronds. Step out of your banda into the warm ocean; wander up the unspoiled stretches of sand where the fishermen go about their business of making a living; make an excursion to the magical ruins of palaces, mosques and villages dating back to the 1500s with an excellent guide. Fishing trips and snorkelling are also available, but we did not sample these. This lovely little lodge is warm and welcoming with excellent staff who do their best at every turn. The food is scrumptious, a lot of it fresh from the sea. Well tended, bright gardens and charming people. Highly recommended if you want an idyllic retreat.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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daveydumdo, Owner at Kilwa Beach Lodge, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Hopefully see you guys again soon and then you can finish the bird count!

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Property: Kilwa Beach Lodge
Address: Masoko Pwani, Kilwa Masoko 88KI LWA, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Lindi Region > Kilwa Masoko
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Kilwa Masoko
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kilwa Beach Lodge offers beautiful bandas only metres from the sea set on the stunning & remote tropical beach of Masoko Pwani, Kilwa Masoko. Great as base to explore southern Tanzania, the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and the Selous Game Reserve. ... more   less 
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