Mchanga Beach Lodge

Zanzibar – East Coast – North

Nestled between one of Zanzibar’s most pristine, white, powder–sand beaches and swaying coconut palms lies romantic Mchanga Beach Lodge. Tranquility and nature abound.


Mchanga Beach Lodge is a charming boutique hotel – the perfect setting for an Indian Ocean beach holiday and is one of the most idyllic beachfront lodges in Zanzibar.

Discover a close-up encounter with the uncomplicated rhythm of a tropical island holiday, where one beautiful day unfolds into the next. Mchanga Beach Lodge will capture your imagination.


Simple and stylish accommodation with attention to detail – the perfect retreat.

Sea View Lodge Rooms

  • Tastefully fitted with a combination of multi-functional shuttered, handcrafted, wooden louver doors, electric ceiling fans, air conditioning and traditionally high-beamed ceilings.
  • A beautiful, finely, handcrafted Zanzibar four poster bed and high quality fine cotton bed linen.
  • All furniture and accessories, including artwork, are locally crafted.
  • A sea-facing, makuti-covered sand terrace; including two chairs and a table where early morning tea is delivered.
  • A mosquito net and a hot and cold water shower complete the rooms.

Garden Suite

The two large, en-suite, open-plan Garden Suites enjoy the same furnishing, accessories and finishings as the Sea View Lodge Rooms.

  • A hand carved king-size bed
  • Two traditional Swahili baraza beds that can be used either for seating or sleeping.
  • Suitable for Double, Twin, Triple or Quadruple accommodation.

Twin Garden Rooms – set in our flowering tropical gardens

They enjoy the same accessories and finishing as the Sea View Lodge Rooms and Garden Suites, plus some added extras.

  • Fitted with 2 single handmade wooden four poster beds with mosquito nets, ceiling fan and air conditioning.
  • Charming double doors that open onto their own sand terrace.


Mchanga Beach Lodge offers:

  • Restaurant – a relaxed open-air restaurant set under makuti offering menus of the day and specializing in authentic traditional Swahili cuisine. Traditional methods and the fresh local ingredients. Seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes are available daily. Special Seafood Grills can be prepared on request
  • Bar – the cosy “Bar under the Palms” has been built around beautiful coconut palm trees. Sample the selection of home-made juices, cocktails, wines, champagne and spirits. Learn to play ‘BAO’ with our friendly bartenders.
  • Swimming Pool – 13-metre, sea-facing, fresh water pool. Traditional Swahili beach beds and cushions make relaxing easy.
  • Coral free beach – excellent and safe swimming year round
  • Spa – the ultimate in relaxation. With a full SPA menu ranging from Deep Tissue Massages, Couple Massages, Fresh Fruit Facials, to manicures and pedicures
  • Board Games
  • Library
  • Boulez Court
  • Free internet connection (not Wi-Fi)
  • Bicycle, car and motorbike hire
  • Use of snorkel masks
  • Laundry service
  • Shop – eclectically stocked shop including one-off pieces sourced in Zanzibar
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and coffee

Other activities


Mchanga Beach Lodge will gladly assist with any arrangements for transfers between Mchanga Beach Lodge, the Airport and Stone Town including any excursions and tours such as: Spice Plantation Tours, Stone Town Historical Tours, Jozani Forrest Tours and Prison Island Tours. Safari Blue can be also arranged as well as luxury catamaran sailing and snorkeling and/or diving trips to Mnemba Atoll with One Ocean PADI Dive Centre/Matemwe. Free transfers are available between Mchanga Beach Lodge to the One Ocean Dive Centre in Matemwe.

Zanziplanet reviews

Mchanga Beach Lodge has a lovely quiet white sandy beach beach, which is coral free and great for families. Being near to Mnemba Island the area is also a hotspot for keen divers. A welcoming, rustic lodge – great value.


Neptune Pwani

Zanzibar – East Coast – North

Plan hotel Neptune Pwani Beach Resort lies on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, on the Kiwengwa shoreline, a perfect destination to ‘truly get away from it all’.


Elegantly furnished, the resort is an ideal choice for those guests who are in search of a retreat that offers the “special touch”, taking into account the finest of details within a larger resort style property. The Resort has been meticulously created, emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in local design, interiors, furnishing, meeting top international standards.

“The main restaurant” is outdoor dining at its best – A Lavish buffet is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“The Samaki.” A la Carte Restaurant offers seafood and fusion cuisine.

“Ngalawa.” The snack bar offers cool drinks and snacks throughout the day, afternoon tea and a variety of cocktails and drinks with live entertainment in the evening.

“Pool Bar.” The bar lies in the middle of the swimming pools, overlooking the sea, serving a wide selection of beverages and cocktails to ensure you never want to get out of the blue waters.


The accommodation at Neptune Pwani comprises 154 rooms including:

78 Sea side rooms on the ocean front, 72 Sea view rooms set back from the sea side rooms but all with sea facing terraces or balconies. Each traditionally thatched bungalow is generously spaced and set amidst beautifully maintained grounds leading down to the ocean front.

In addition there are 4 suites and each room features the following;

King size or European Twin beds.
Mosquito nets.
Individual controllable Air Condition.
Remote Controlled TV with Satellite channels.
In room electric safe box.
Mini-bar and coffee maker.
Comfortable sitting area for 2 people.
Spacious balcony.
Modern bathroom with walk-in shower,
WC / Hairdryer / Hand basin / Taylor of London fine toiletries.
Electric current 220 volts, 50 cycles.
Special shaving socket in the bathroom.


24-hour front desk

Currency exchange
Business centre facilities including internet,
photocopies fax, laminating and CD writing
International credit cards accepted
Laundry/valet service (7 days a week)
Ironing service 24 hours
First aid in house clinic and Doctor on call
Two large swimming pools, including the largest in Zanzibar.
Daily recreational activities
Coconut Spa ( run by a team of skilled Balinese Therapists)
Water Sports
Scuba Diving
Deep sea fishing
Sightseeing and excursions
Tour desks
Jogging trail
Pool aerobics
Beach and pool volleyball,
Darts and billiards
Library & Board Games
Table Tennis
Entertainment program,

Other activities

Special theme nights are organized on a weekly basis which includes light and tasty International cuisine together with favorite local dishes.

Refreshing cocktails are served in a refined and peaceful ambience on the beach front.

Zanziplanet reviews

Neptune Pwani represents the best of larger resort style All Inclusive accommodation on the Island. The food is great and varied (very important when on an AI basis) and the rooms are finished to a very high standard.

The traditional thatched Mikuti roofs and bright colors in the gardens welcome you to your tropical paradise as the smiles and greetings from all the staff make you feel like part of the family – a real winner!