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Shooting Star Lodge

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Relaxed small beach lodge
- Infinity Pool
- Lovely Gardens

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Overview

Shooting Star Lodge is situated above the white sand Kiwengwa Beach in a lovely quiet spot. Swimming from the beach is possible when the tide is high. One of the original small character lodges on Zanzibar, Shooting Star has a good location, pleasant gardens, relaxed bar and restaurant area and fantastic swimming pool.

In addition to the infinity pool there is a small spa on site and activities such as snorkelling, diving and kitesurfing can be arranged.

Accommodation at Shooting Star Lodge is simple but atmospheric, built in traditional Zanzibari style with white limewashed walls, high beamed ceilings and large windows. Rooms contain hand-carved Zanzibari beds with mosquito nets, are air-conditioned and also have ceiling fans to complement Kiwengwa’s cool sea breezes.

Accommodation is available on a Full Board, Half Board or Bed & Breakfast basis.

The two Monsoon Villas are set on the crest of the hill and apart from the other rooms. Each villa has three floors with two en-suite bedrooms (1 single which can be turned into a twin downstairs and 1 master bedroom upstairs), a roof terrace with day bed and bath tub and a private plunge pool surrounded by tropical gardens. The villas are furnished with traditional Zanzibar furniture. Villas have ceiling fans, are fully air conditioned and tea/coffee facilities as well as mini fridge is at guests’ disposal.

The eleven Sea View Cottages are light, spacious en-suite rooms with airy, high beamed ceilings, large windows, ceiling fans and air-conditioning. All have traditionally carved Zanzibari four-poster beds, with mosquito net canopies. Some cottages have two levels and are ideal for families (1 double bedroom downstairs and 1 twin or triple bedroom upstairs). All cottages have spacious private verandas and sitting areas with stunning views of the ocean.

The three Garden Lodge Rooms have four-poster Zanzibari beds. The Garden Lodge Rooms are all equipped with mosquito nets, fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans and en-suite bathrooms. The secluded terraces have comfortably cushioned sofas and look out to the tropical garden.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

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