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.
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.
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.
"As we were the only couple here we felt very spoiled. The lodges were fabulous .The service and food were excellent the chef even cooked a traditional Swahili meal for us at our request. The manager was very pleasant and the pool area was also very pleasant. The addition of a colony of monkeys was very charming."