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The Tides Lodge

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- One-day safari
- Big game fishing
- Reef snorkelling and diving
- On-beach accommodation

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The Tides Lodge is located along the Tanzanian Coast and offers a range of activities and private facilities suitable for all.

Guest accommodation is comprised of seven cottages, a suite suitable for honeymooners, and a villa, all lining the beachfront. Each of the cottages features a private veranda overlooking the sea, private sunbathing area, large en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, and hot water heated by solar energy. The villa is a six-bedroom self-contained house with its own chef, swimming pool, and high-speed internet.

The communal swimming pool, beachfront restaurant and bar, and massage facilities found in the main lodge are open to all guests. In catering for everyone's needs, the cuisine here is created using fresh ingredients and local chefs, who are more than happy to speak with guests about the food to accommodate any special dietary requirements.

As with most resorts along the Tanzanian coast, activities at Tides Lodge are primarily water-based. Guests can snorkel around the Maziwe Island Marine Reserve and go SCUBA diving in the Indian Ocean. Uniquely, guests can go big game fishing with an experienced skipper. The resort will then prepare anything caught on the trip. Tides Lodge can also organise Tanzanian safaris to the Saadani National Park, which is 50km away, for those wanting to see big five game and experience the African bush without dedicating more than a day to one safari.

This is also a fantastic place for families. The Hibiscus Family House consists of two large double bedrooms suitable for six guests, a central living area, and a dining table for private dining in the house. A private veranda and beach area means families can enjoy time to themselves. The Upepo Suite and large villa can also be used by families and extra beds can be arranged. There is no minimum age. Whilst the resort does not have a family program, its swimming pool, kayaks, safe sea-swimming, and snorkelling activities are fun for children.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 536 reviews


  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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