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Fumba Beach Lodge

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7/10

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Highlights

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

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Overview

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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Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • 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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