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“Great, down to the last detail!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bush Baby Bungalow
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
“Great, down to the last detail!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

this hotel is the perfect beach paradise. the private location is incredible and absolutely stunning. the staff is very friendly, helpful and willing to accommodate to quite an array of requests. the food is great and the drink menu is tasty too! the hotel is pretty new and they are hungry for tips and suggestions so don't hesitate to give them some constructive feedback. this place is truly a diamond in the rough. its awesome!

Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

The best thing about this place is the location. It's slap bang in the middle of a beautiful, pristine, white beach - with no fake Maasai or hassling vendors for hundreds of metres in either direction. You wake up in the morning, and look out to the Indian ocean. Amazing!

Other benefits are: it's cheap, the owner is very friendly, the food is good, beers plentiful, and (when we stayed there) it was very quiet - few people present, so lending an element of exclusivity to the place.

Two downsides which prevent it getting 5/5: it doesn't take credit cards, and the showers were pretty terrible - cold, low pressure, and salt water. Shame, as the rest of the experience was great. Having said that, the benefits definitely outweigh this - and we'd totally stay there again rather than the bland tour-agency hotels further down on that beach.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2011

I stayed here with my wife in Sept 2010 and had no idea what to expect. We flew in From Capetown and were pleasantly surprised right from the beginning and had a great time. The Owner Msouli and his staff really went out of there way to make us feel comfortable and created an atmosphere with good vibes. The food, both breakfast and dinner, were reasonably priced and of a high quality standard compared to other places we stayed.
They have numerous activities including snorkeling, fishing, and diving with dolphins which we especially enjoyed. There is also bush babys(small squirrel like monkey creatures) there that are so tame they come and eat right out of your hand :-) Originally we had only planned to stay for two days but ended up staying for two weeks. The price of the rooms was very reasonable at 25$ a night and breakfast was included.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bush Baby Bungalow

Property: Bush Baby Bungalow
Address: Pongwe, Pongwe, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Pongwe
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Pongwe
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on one of the most beautiful coastlines of the world, Baby Bush Lodge Kiwengwa View - locally known as 'Mtoto wa Shamba' - is a laid-back, small lodge on the east coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Set up by fisherman and local entrepreneur Msuli Haji from Pemba island, you will find yourself in an intimate, tropical atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Bush Baby Bungalow Pongwe, Zanzibar Island

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