Promised Land lodge vacation rental is on a private ground of almost 2 hectares with tropical garden facing the sea.
We have 8 bungalows with the view to the ocean,a beach bar,a restaurant where you can taste zanzibari spice dishes.
On the beach there is a volley ball court,hammocks,beach beds and a fire place to watch the stars while drinking your cold drink.
Kizimkazi village has got much nature and activities to offer.
Take a boat trip to one of the best island for snorkelling in Zanzibar or to the sand bank for a picnic day trip and swimm with the dolphins.
Ride a 20mins bike to the oldest east african mosque. Take a 30mins drive to the Jozani forest to see the rare species of red colobus monkeys. Drive 1hr to Zanzibar town for a spice tour or a shopping day...
By coincidence we stayed at the promised land lodge in Kizimkazi. We wanted to go see the dolphins in the south of Zanzibar and ended up staying at this great place for a couple of nights.
It is ran by a really nice guy named Shabby that makes you feel at home at this truly amazing place.
The drive to the place is about one hour, we pulled over a couple of times to make pictures which made the drive a bit longer.
If remember correctly we payed a bit over 100.000 Shilling for the drive from Stonetown.
The 'lodge' consists of a couple or seaview huts with musqueos nets, electricity and african beds, nothing fancy but except from the view and atmosphere you don't need anything else.
Apart from that the price is very ok compared to the big and expensive resort on the rest of the coast.
In the evening we cooked some fresh fish on the bbq. The fish we bought ourself from a fisherman in the village.
Kizimkazi is a real fisherman village, people do not speak english and there are no shops. After the all the tourists shops in Stonetown it was nice to experience this side of the island as well.
During one of the nights we met some locals and had some drinks in little bar close to promised land, this was was a great experience, except that the beers were not 'baridi' (cold).
Next to that, we swam with wild dolphins two times just of the coast of Promised Land. There we met a bit more tourists that just travel south for the dolphin tour. If you have the time and chance we would advice to stay a couple of days in this area, for us it was one of the nicest experiences of our trip.