Mangrove Lodge is embedded in a mangrove forest towards the ocean, and also gives you the chance to learn about the authentic culture and life of Zanzibar.
Mangrove Lodge in Chuini
Embedded in a mangrove forest towards the ocean and lush and abundant greenery on their grounds the Mangrove Lodge makes you feel as if you were living in a tropical forest. The ten rooms in five bungalows are widely spread among the premises and the surroundings transmit a relaxing atmosphere – be it on the deck facing the ocean and old ruins or via their private beach access at the ocean.
What’s more, the lodge is family owned and run by Haji – a Zanzibari who grew up in the nearby village and Marina – a lovely Italian women who fell in love with Zanzibar may years ago. The long-lasting connections to the village make the Mangrove Lodge an integral part of the community and with Haji you get the chance to learn about the true and authentic culture and life of Zanzibar. Mangrove’s Lodge cuisine is composed of delicious sea food and Swahili influences topped of with an Italian finish.
The Mangrove Lodge is situated in Chuini located 20km and a 45 minutes drive from the airport.
The rates include:
- Room as booked
- Bed & Breakfast (half board is available with additional charge), water dispenser. Breakfast offers local and international food
- Water / coffee / tea facility at restaurant & room
- Local Tourist Tax 9USD per person per day
Included and paid Amenities
- Meeting room
- Air Conditioning
- Sun deck
- Currency exchange
- Library / book exchange
- Private beach access
- Transfers (additional charge)
- Sun umbrellas/chairs
- Laundry (additional charge)
- WiFi in lounge area
- Massage (additional charge)
- Non-smoking rooms
- Bar & Restaurant
- Sea View Pool & Beach pareo
Are you travelling with children?
We love children and are happy about welcoming children at the hotel. Unfortunately our online reservation system is not yet fully ready to calculate child rates correctly. We are working on this.
So when you proceed with the reservation, you will currently only see adult rates displayed and calculated.
But don’t worry! We will manually review any reservation and will adjust the rate. You will hear from us shortly after your reservation. You will only pay the hotel’s child rate for your children.
Child policy of this hotel:
Children aged 0-2 years sharing with an adult are free of charge.
Children aged 3-12 years pay 30% of full adult rate per night.
Children aged 13 years and more pay full adult rate. Please choose “adult” in the online reservation in case of a child aged 13 or older.
The policy of this hotel in case of cancellation or no show is:
● More than 30 days before arrival: free cancellation
● Less than 29 days before arrival: 25% of charged rate
● In case of no show: 100% of charged rate
Additionally, zanzibar.eco as a platform provider charges 30 USD processing fee for each cancellation.
The Mangrove Lodge counts with their own well and septic tanks for sewage. Guests are encouraged to help save water and energy through an on-request towel and linen policy as well as an additional charge for the use of the air condition. The lodge has a strong waste avoidance philosophy and the remains are separated and material such as glass is reused for construction.
The staff all comes from the surrounding villages and they receive the opportunity of additional training via online courses throughout the year. The majority of the construction material and furniture is sourced locally from Zanzibar and the lodge focuses on supplying everything from Zanzibar whenever possible.
The Mangrove Lodge is and has been active for several years in the local community via the coordination of guest donations, the participation of pack for a purpose, hosting volunteers for free during a 1.5-year waste management project and supporting the annual medical mission at the local dispensary. Furthermore, they have built and opened a private school including a nursery in Stone Town. The Mangrove Lodge counts with the certification of Responsible Tourism Tanzania for level 2 (Sapling).
Things To Do
The most recommended tour is the village tour with Haji who takes you on a journey through his own past in the village he grew up in. Furthermore, the Mangrove Lodge organizes spice tours, Stone Town tour, dhow sailing excursions, day trips to prison island, snorkeling trips and many more.