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Fumba Beach Lodge

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- Baobab suites
- Family-friendly
- Infinity pool with sea views
- Dhow-journey islet excursions

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An authentic, secluded tropical beach getaway in the protected Menai Bay area, Fumba Beach Lodge provides an ideal spot for total relaxation on the spice island of Zanzibar.

There are 26 en-suite cottages either overlooking the ocean or hotel beach gardens, including luxury suites that each have a private deck and hammock. The Baobab suites are a highlight: usually reserved for honeymooners, these two suites are set against a 900-year-old Baobab tree with direct access to the beach, and fantastic views of the sand and sea.

The architecture of the resort reflects its eco-friendly nature. The main lodge, like the cottage accommodation, features bare wooden beams, traditional roof thatching, and non-air conditioned shaded comfort. The cuisine is simple and fresh. It is prepared with seafood caught by local fishermen and herbs and vegetables from the lodge’s own garden. Tropical fruit from the nearby village areas are also available. The bar and decking area is set into a Baobab tree, and the highly-recommended Jacuzzi and spa are hidden away in a tree-top setting. There is an infinity pool offering spectacular views of sunsets.

While the beach may not be the picturesque white sand found on the east coast of Zanzibar, the two-kilometre private stretch and sandy coves are perfect for enjoyable and leisurely long walks. Guests are also welcome to take the resident Rhodesian ridgeback for a walk through the neighbouring village, or sail on a dhow to one of the many uninhabited islets with a BBQ lunch.

The lodge organises various cultural excursions, such as to the historic Stone Town, to spice plantations, or to the Mangapwani Slave Caves. PADI-certified dive trainers are available for dive courses or experienced divers, and snorkelling excursions also offer the opportunity to see humpback and bottlenose dolphins and abundant coral reefs.

Fumba Beach Lodge is popular among families with children. Some deluxe rooms can adjoin each other to form a family unit. All ages are welcome, and whilst there are no specific children activities, the children enjoy playing around the lodge or on the beach and have plenty to keep themselves busy with, from the pool to the sea.

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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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