South-west Zanzibar

Our top 4 beach lodges and resorts in Southwest Zanzibar

This particular area of Zanzibar is the friendliest corner of the island. Listed below are our favorite resorts, perfect for beach holidays and some relaxation.

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Unguja Lodge

Unguja Lodge

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Unguja Lodge is a small, relaxed and friendly lodge in a lovely spot overlooking the picturesque Menai Bay Conservation area ...More about Unguja Lodge

Excellent  93%
(73 reviews)

We first stayed here 2 years ago and returned because we thought it was like paradise! Sadly not so any longer. On a very positive note though the food has improved 100%... Unguja Lodge reviews...

Chumbe Island Lodge

Chumbe Island Lodge

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Chumbe Island is a tiny coral island about six miles by boat from Zanzibar Town. Many years ago, Tanzania's had a military base ...More about Chumbe Island Lodge

Excellent  98%
(42 reviews)

Beautiful location, great bungalows (we had bungalow 6&7,with our own beach!)... The boatride in was a bit rough , but once we were there very much worth it... Good ... Chumbe Island Lodge reviews...

Fumba Beach Lodge

Fumba Beach Lodge

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Fumba Beach Lodge first opened its doors in 2005, and offers plenty of style, character and creativity - with a real feeling ...More about Fumba Beach Lodge

Good  86%
(35 reviews)

I greatly enjoyed my stay at Fumba Beach Lodge. There is a delightful Butterfly and Wildlife Walk area to watch birds, butterflies, elephant shrews etc. I appeared to be ... Fumba Beach Lodge reviews...

The Residence

The Residence

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The Residence Zanzibar, built in 2011 on a beautiful stretch of beach on Zanzibar’s south-west coast, has created widespread ...More about The Residence

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

A fantastic room with a surprisingly large private pool overlooking the beach - just perfect. All of the staff were extremely friendly although service could be a bit ... The Residence reviews...

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