The Tides Lodge

Tanzania

  • Secluded coastal setting
  • Explore by canoe, saling boat and bike
  • Family-friendly lodge
  • Opportunities for snorkelling and diving 
  • Drinks and dining on the beach

Open: The Tides is open all year round.

Location: The lodge is about a 30 minute drive from the town of Pangani on the mainland coast north of Dar es Salaam. Mashado airstrip is a 20 minute drive from The Tides. The flight time from Dar es Saalam is 40 minutes and from Zanzibar is 30 minutes.

Rooms: There are 7 bungalows, 1 suite and 2 family houses. The bungalows are on the beach, while the 2-storey suite is set back and the family houses are a little way along the beach. Bungalows have thatched roofs, screened windows with shutters, mosquito nets over the beds and fans. They can accommodate 2 adults and up to 2 children's beds can be added if needed. All have en-suite bathrooms with solar heated hot water, and a separate dressing areas. Each room has a private porch and its own area of beach with 2 sun loungers and a sunshade. Rooms are provided with beach towels and a basket, so you can carry your things to the beach or pool. You have towels, toiletries and bathrobes in the bathroom. Each room has lockable storage box. Room service is available.

Activities: You can go snorkelling and diving in the Maziwe Island Marine Reserve. Swimming, kayaking, dhow and dinghy sailing and fishing are all available. You can visit the historic town of Pangani with a local guide, visit a local fishing village and explore by bike.

Facilities: The restaurant and bar are on the beach. Freshly caught seafood features prominently on the menu. You can enjoy a cooked or continental breakfast, as you wish. A range of light meals is available for lunch and afternoon tea is served each day, complete with homemade cakes. Dinner is a set 3-course meal, though there is a specials menu, too. The lodge has an extensive wine list. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. Massages can be arranged. There is a curio shop selling clothes, paintings and carvings. The hotel offers a book swap facility, a selection of board games and a laundry service.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are some children's games by the pool and children's meals can be arranged.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.

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Client Rating for Tanzania 5/5 from 217 reviews

A really fun place, very friendly and helpful staff and guides and gorgeous accommodation on the beach. We had brilliant snorkelling trips, an interesting town tour, and a sail in a Ngarrawa, a native dugout sailing boat used for fishing and raced by the locals for fun. A highlight for my boataholic husband.

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