The Tides

Nestled in a secluded and idyllic stretch of the Tanzanian coast, where the Indian Ocean laps the shores of East Africa, there can be found a small and intimate beach lodge of unique distinction.
The nearby fish fertile marine parks, the centuries of sea-faring Swahili culture, the deep-sea fishing paradise and Game Park fabled for ocean-bathing elephant and lion, make this beach lodge the perfect haven for those in search of peaceful tranquillity, special interest activities and an Africa untouched by modern tourism.

A stay at The Tides offers the elemental charm and back to basics luxury that is the perfect balm to a hurried safari, tiring trek or frantic lifestyle. This discreet and charming lodge consists of 7 colourful and spacious beachside cabanas, with en-suite facilities, and a host of exceptional features that integrate the visitor seamlessly into the surrounding environment. The rustic makuti-thatch roofs that ripple in the Indian Ocean breeze, vibrant Caribbean architecture and collection of traditional artifacts and Swahili furniture conspire to create a distinctly unique environment in which to unwind your mind for anything from a few days to a few weeks.

The restaurant, soothed by sea breezes, serves up a sumptuous global cuisine that brings together contemporary Pacific-Rim flair, European classics and new world tastes with a lavish array of seafood, brought daily by dhow-borne fishermen to your table. The lamp-lit dinners, set to the serenading surf-sigh of the Indian Ocean, make for a definitively romantic experience. The beachside bar completes this vision of paradise with an exotic repertoire of lush cocktails, ice-cold beers and tropical juices to slake your thirst and cool your brow.

As if the bleached-white sands, crystalline jade seas and calming sway of the palm trees were not reason enough for a visit, The Tides offers a unique range of activities with which to introduce the visitor to the surrounding attractions. Be at snorkeling off the nearby Maziwi Island atoll, a sunset cruise up the Pangani River or day Safari to the adjacent Saadani Game Reserve, where bush meets the beach. These unique excursions offer a rarely seen insight into Tanzanian coastal life.