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Nestled in the verdant tropical garden, extending to the secluded beach

Far from each other, local original Zanzibari style, colourful relaxing and comfortable.

Lovely Mangrove Bay and Tropical Garden View

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Welcome to Mangrove Lodge, Zanzibar

Open the handcrafted front door, step inside our secret garden, follow the pathways down to the white sandy beach and forget the outside world

In the tropical gardens of the Sultan’s Palace ruins, the Mangrove Lodge is a hideaway set amongst tall palms and lush exotic plants and trees, an eco-friendly paradise waiting for you only 15 km north of Stone Town on the west coast of Zanzibar, neighbouring the spice plantations.

Through the maze of perfume filled paths in the fragrant native jungle-like garden, you’ll discover a family run local business offering 10 comfortable colourful rooms in local style bungalows, each with their own veranda, seating area and bathroom. From the main bar & restaurant, take in the views of Mangrove’s charming bay as you slow down sipping on a freshly made fruity drink and enjoying a tasty and genuine local dish.

Only meters away are the naturally shaped sea view pool and the white sandy beach and calm, warm sea, ideal for swimming until dusk. The crystal blue water shimmers untill the breathtaking sunset appears and reflects on the Indian Ocean, treating you to a truly magical atmosphere.

Mangrove Lodge is committed to being environmentally and socially conscious with their choices and aim to positively impact the village of Chuini, where they are situated. Our guests are encouraged to genuinely connect with nature, people and the culture to recharge their batteries. Take long beach walks when the tide is out or a walk around the nearby village, enjoy a tour around the island, join a cooking class, support the local clinic and dispensary and meet the children at school, or simply listen to some traditional music or tales from the past.

An authentic barefoot experience to feel energised and fulfilled. We promise you, it works!


Enjoy our surroundings

Awaken your senses as you walk through the spice gardens with your knowledgeable guide, Mr. Spice Abeid and discover how herbs, spices and fruits are cultivated, smell and taste tropical flavours!

Village tour with Haji, the Mangrove Lodge’s owner. Explore the natural environment and inland villages to get an up close and personal view of the Zanzibari lifestyle. 

Follow the century trodden paths of traders as you pass through narrow lanes, local artisans and handicraft shops of a lively UNESCO World Heritage town, pearl of Swahili traditions, where different cultures entwine harmoniously. 

Enjoy a sundowner overlooking the sea and stroll around Forodhani Gardens which become alive at sunset as the food market stalls line their catch on the grill.

Perfect destinations for swimming in the blue Indian Ocean, off shore Stone Town. Have our captain come and collect you from the Mangrove beach for an easy day exploring the turquoise universe that surrounds the islands.

Take a trip to Prison Island, once a place for prisoners and the ills. Head to the inhabited Bawe Island for snorkelling and the sandbar to sunbathe.

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