Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge and Spa

Located on the west coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar, just 12 kilometres north of Stone Town, is the Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa. The Hotel is surrounded by old mango trees set on a private, white sand beach bay whilst the old Chuini Palace ruins, built by Sultan Barghash at the end of the 19th century are nearby, still in good condition with the aqueduct, connected cisterns, baths and minaret still standing.

This 4 star hotel offers 13 comfortable bungalows and one villa – all with spectacular views to the Indian Ocean.

Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge is located on the west coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar. There are 6 comfort and 2 comfort plus bungalows which have been completely renovated and extended and beautiful refurnished. These comprise of a stylish bed/living room with a king size bed, a big bath/dressing room and a separate toilet.

There are two new luxury executive suite bungalows. These have got a very spacious bath/dressing room, a large bedroom with a king-size bed and a living room in which to relax.

The villa provides two bedrooms – each with its own bathroom, and there is a studio on the 2nd floor with an exceptional view to Stone Town. Villas are suitable for 2 or more guests and can accommodate up to 6 people.

Two standard twin bungalows with an ocean view are perfect for a budget holiday. There is also a private and very special honeymoon suite.

Food at Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge is served in the restaurant, Rose`s Kitchen. The restaurant offers extraordinary cuisine from all over the world, but always with a touch of Zanzibar. Food is purchased daily from the market or harvested from the Indian Ocean – so it is guaranteed to be fresh.

At lunchtime snacks, catch of the day, delicious pasta and fresh salads a´la carte are on offer. At high tea, homemade cake and coffee are served. Every evening a fine 3 course dinner menu – true to the Rose’s Kitchen motto “freshness without compromise” is served.

Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge in Zanzibar is the ideal place to relax and daydream. But if you are feeling like entertainment there are many activities on offer.

There is the pool in which to take a dip. The old Sultans bath and pool was painstakingly restored and now water flows from the old aqueduct and all pools are connected by cascades. The depth in the small pool is 0,80 m, the middle pool is 1,50 m deep and the big pool 2,20 m.

There is a planetarium where you can observe the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere with a high quality telescope Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain SC 203/2032 CPC 800 GoTo. Enjoy the star watch and later a spice tea in the “Sultans Lounge” in the minaret roof.

In the old minaret you will find a games room. A chess game in the sultan’s palace is an outstanding experience. For those who would like to learn new games we provide the traditional Zanzibar “BAO GAME”.

For some exercise there is table tennis or ball games at the beach. There is also a billiard table with a view! – you can enjoy a game whilst taking in the fantastic vistas of the ocean.

In the old assembly place in the ruins there is an open-air theatre. In the evening you may enjoy a movie or a concert with other guests and friends.

There is a Day Spa where you may revitalize your body and soul and there is a professional yoga instructor who runs group and individual classes.

Snorkelling, diving and big game fishing can be arranged, as well as excursions to the Jozani Forest, to Spice farms and to Stone Town.

Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge is an ideal choice for those guests looking for a piece of history as well as a comfortable beach holiday.


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