One purpose of the Mangrove Lodge is let the guests discover the island
far and wide, and to this aim several activities are organized. Moreover, information about safari in the mainland National Parks and trip to Dar Es Salaam
are available, just contact email info@mangrovelodge
Firstly, you can join a wide set of excursions
. Haji will take you to the different beaches and villages or to the capital Stone Town, for a tour or simply for shopping.
If you’d like a perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and take a break from some busy sightseeing, you can reach one of the islands lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean with a little boat hired from the mangroves beach or from the small port of Stone Town. If you’d like to go fishing
instead, you can reach the Mangapwani
beach, which is worth a visit. Once you’re back with your fish you can ask the chef to cook it.
During the day you can join the Swahili courses
, the official language, and the dance courses to learn moving your body like the African women do! There are also cuisine lessons to learn making chapati
or handicraft courses to learn work with palm leaves or wood.
The Mangrove offers a very flexible entertainment
, letting the guest free to enjoy the night. On the occasion of special dinners the staff puts on shows with typical African live music.
For more lively evenings the Mangrove proposes a happy hour in one of the city bars, in order to let the guest enjoy the sunset and dinner at the Forodhani Gardens
near the Wonder House, a place where Zanzibar people from 6 pm start cooking and expose their food on the stalls. Meat and fish kebab, croquettes, Zanzibar pizza enliven and scent the whole garden. But alcohol sell is forbidden, remember that it is a Muslim land…
The week end is dedicated to live music and disco clubs! The disco clubs selected by the Mangrove are the most famous in the city, and security is always guaranteed.
Monthly on the beautiful beach of Kendwa
the Full Moon Party
takes place. Food and drink around a bonfire, music from all over the world make you dance on the sand till early in the morning together with a lot of people from all over the island. The Mangrove generally organizes a coach trip to this party after dinner.
At the Ngome Kongwe
, an ancient Arab fortress, the Swahili Music Festival
yearly showcases the best of the Swahili
Coast music scene, including Zanzibar's favourite music, Taarab
. For nearly a week famous musicians from East Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda play one after the other on the stage of this ancient building. The show starts at afternoon and lasts till late at night. Here are guested bands from the near Mozambique and from the west nations as Senegal as well. The musical genres played are several: from the modern Bongo Fleva
to the traditional Zanzibar Taarab
. The Mangrove will take the guests to this cultural event and enjoy with them the music.