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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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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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