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Unguja Resort

Zanzibar & the Coast

Rating: Deluxe    

Unguja Resort overview

Unguja Resort is an up market small scale hotel in Kizimkazi on the southern tip of Zanzibar. Accommodation is in 12 spacious private bungalows, each with its own terrace with views over the Indian Ocean or tropical gardens. All bungalows are beautifully decorated in Zanzibar style. There are 6 sea view villas, 3 baobab villas and 2 family villas.

The resort has a lovely garden with old mango and baobab trees in which many indigenous animals find their home. The rare red colobus monkeys often come and play. A nature trail leads down to the white beach. In the middle of the tropical garden is a large swimming pool, where guests can relax while enjoying the services from our bar and restaurant.

There is a dive centre on site. After diving or snorkelling, watching dolphins or after a relaxing day on the beach guests can make themselves at home in the bar area overlooking the ocean and enjoy an excellent cocktail made with fresh fruit.

The restaurant serves an excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chef makes use of many local Zanzibar ingredients such as fresh seafood and exotic spices. A private barbeque lunch on one of the small deserted islands near the southern coast can be organized for guests.

details

Open: Year round.

Location: Set on a small coral cliff, just a few steps down to the white sandy beaches on the southwest tip of Zanzibar. 

Rooms: 11 luxury villas, 6 facing the ocean, 3 with views of the garden and 2 family houses. All are open to the breeze, have large bedrooms, bathrooms and outdoor showers. There's a lounge and a veranda 

Activities: There is an en-site PADI centre offering day trips, full courses and snorkelling. Day excurions to Stone Town and to Jozani Forest can be arranged, there are guided walks, village visits, sunset cruises, dolphin excursions and spice tours.

Facilities: The main lodge is where you'll find the restaurant with open dining area, the comfortable lounge and the sparkling pool with loungers. Steps lead down to the beach. There are attractive gardens, with lots of birds, monkeys and lizards.  

Dining: Meals are served in the dining area or restaurant.

Children: 
The camp welcomes children of all ages. 

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is a mobile reception, telephone and fax facilities (local charges apply)and complimentary Wi-Fi, accessible in the main areas.

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Unguja does regular village, beach and reef clean-ups, protects indigenous wildlife on site and pays Menai Bay conservation fees for every guest. Water is a big problem in Zanzibar & the lodge often buys a truck of water for the village. They also contribute to education & medical projects.

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Miss. Jennifer Thomson (16/11/2014)

"Where do I start?! We've just returned from a fantastic 10 nights at this lodge and can't find a single negative thing to say. Despite arriving on a wet Monday, the welcome was warm and friendly. We had villa 10 and although this was a garden view room, we were not disappointed. The communal areas were open-air and spacious and the bedroom air conditioned and secure. The plunge pool in our villa was refreshing, with a cold beer, after a hot day on the beach. Every day we woke up to find another animal to identify in the grounds and would typically have the monkeys use our upstairs day-bed as a play area. What made this place so special, I can't say without revealing all the secrets. However, it's amazing how the small things can go a long way. While we were there it was announced the lodge had just won an award for best sustainable hotel in Africa. I fully support the award, as they are committed to the immediate area and local village. I would strongly recommend this as the place to stay if you are in Zanzibar, as you get to experience the local culture and wildlife, rather than being in a big complex that could be anywhere in the world."

L&R Ayton (08/06/2014)
"Wow! What can we say. There aren\'t words enough to praise this place. It was a beautiful setting and we were treated extremely well. The warmth and friendliness were amazing. We truly have left a piece of our hearts in this place. Must return!"
Doctor Richard Taylor (12/02/2013)
"rosemary fell on the coral.the first aid kit was excellent and ralph would have been able to stitch wounds.fortunatey i had all the stuff as well and 7 stitches and other wounds steristrip,all done on the floor in the open air reception.!!"
Katie Austin (14/09/2012)
"The lodges were HUGE and the views over the indian ocean breathtaking. We did our PADI whilst there and found the dive school to be Unguja's crowning glory - the dive instructors, equipment and dive sites were all top notch. Whilst the menu didn't contain a great deal of options, we found all of the food to be really great, especially the seafood which was fresh and local. The resort is very relaxed which was exactly what we needed after safari and gorilla trekking. A great resort run by great people (Ralph and Elies)."
Ian McGookin (29/05/2012)
"Ralph and Eljies (that is probably spelt wrong!) made us feel so welcome in Unguja, and our stay here was one of the highlights of our trip. The accomodation was spectacular, with our hut facing straight out to the ocean. The staff left coffee on the doorstep each morning, and we spent most mornings sitting outside our hut drinking coffee and watching the dolphins swim by. I also did a lot of diving with Nick (the on-site dive master) which was brilliant, and we went on a trip to swim with the dolphins to the south too. The food and staff were amazing. We spent most evenings sat by the pool chatting away with the other guests and Ralph and Eljies drinking the cocktails of the day. We will definitely be going back to Unguja. We made friends with some of the other guests (lots of honeymooners!) and got to look around the other huts. Those away from the ocean had a cool plunge pool, but we would pick the ocean view everytime."

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