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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

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based on 497 reviews


  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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