Everyone at Ugunja Lodge in Zanzibar is warm and friendly, and the little extra touches make it very special e.g. a handmade card on the bed, tea and coffee tray left each morning.
The chef creates amazing evening meals and the atmosphere is so relaxing, just overlooking the pool.I'd definately recommend a stay here,
and if you can, book a villa with a sea view - nothing beats brushing your teeth, looking out at the Indian ocean!
Set within the Menai Bay conservation area and within walking distance of Kizimkazi village, Unguja Lodge is in a great location.
After spending 5 nights relaxing at Pongwe it was great to have various activities available to us.
The rooms at Unguja are just unbelievable! Huge open spaces with stunning views of the indian ocean.
The design is very unique. Large curved white wash walls seperate each room whilst still creating a very open feel to the whole place.
The shower room and toilet are both open air. I still miss being able to see the indian ocean whilst showering!
The bedroom is the only room that is completely 'inside'. This adds a great sense of comfort during the night.
The food at Unguja was similiar to most place we stayed in Tanzania. Great taste and good portions.
There are a number of activities on offer at Unguja. We chose the guided village walk and the Robinson cruise day trip.
Our robinson Crusoe trip started after breakfast. It took around an hour by boat to get to our snorkeling point. The menai bay has some beautiful coral and an abundance of diffrerent tropical fish.
After snorkelling we had lunch on a nearby sandbank. Then an hours trip back to the lodge.
We felt the trip was fairly expensive $110 each I think. Snorkelling was the highlight and prehaps wished we had instead taken the snorkelling trip alone.
The guided village walk was a real highlight of our entire honeymoon. The guide Rachid is a charming man and we loved learning about his village and their way of life.
Everyone we met within the village were very welcoming and they loved having their pictures taken. We could not recommend the village walk enough. Especially as your money goes straight to the community.
The staff at Unguja are very helpful and welcoming. The owners would always ask how your day had been and are often seen at the bar at night chatting to guests. This helps create a great atmosphere at Unguja.
We would definitely recommend Unguja and would of loved to have stayed longer!