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Mchanga Beach Lodge

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- Beautiful, remote beach
- Good value
- Friendly, personal atmosphere

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Mchanga beach lodge is in the Kwengwa area of Zanzibar, on the northwest coast. A pleasant, affordable lodge, Mchanga enjoys a beautiful beachside location and seafront views.

This small and simple lodge set on a stretch of beautiful white sand, has a large restaurant, pool and bar area and friendly spa. In a position of seclusion and serenity this is an ideal retreat for those looking to unwind after a safari or simply get away from the daily grind.

With the focus being on relaxing, there are not many activities available at the hotel itself. However, guests can borrow both snorkelling equipment and bikes from the hotel during their stay and a volleyball net is erected on the beach. Tours and excursions around the island can be organised including to some popular diving spots.

An intimate lodge, Mchanga has only 10 rooms split into sea and garden view. Basic, but homely and clean, the rooms are large with white washed walls and brilliant views. All the rooms have private terraces and ensuite toilet and bathrooms, although the garden rooms are slightly larger to make up for the slightly less impressive views.

Mchanga Beach lodge welcomes children over the age of eight, however there are no organised programmes to keep children entertained. Nevertheless, there is both an adults and a kid’s pool and the lovely beach that should be enough to keep older, more mature children occupied for the duration of your stay. Families of up to four can be accommodated together and babysitting services can also be organised on request.

This is an unpretentious lodge that provides good value and a stunning setting. For those looking for a pristine beach holiday at a reasonable price, this is an excellent choice.

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  • 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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