- Relaxed small beach lodge
- Infinity Pool
- Lovely Gardens
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.
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018
The Namibia trip was fantastic!
Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).
As for specifics:
This place was the best!
Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.
The only (slight) disappointment.
Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.
Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.
Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
A nice stopping point on the drive.
An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
The staff was on par with Okonjima.
2 days were perfect.
Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
They represent Tourdust well!
Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!
Earl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018
We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.
Jonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018