This page is a comprehensive list of all the Tanzania lodges and Zanzibar hotels featured on this website.
It is very hard to rank lodges with one simple measure! But we have tried, and herewith an explanation of our system.

Our ranking is subjective (it is the office consensus, after much arguing), and tries to reflect value for money as well as overall quality. Therefore we may award just three stars to a 'five star' Zanzibar Hotel in the hotel tick-box sense, or five stars to a superb, unashamed 'three star' Tanzania Lodge that consistently provides superb quality experiences for the price.  We care a great deal about location, whether in the bush or on the beach, and in many cases this has influenced our choice. It is unorthodox, it may seem at odds with the world view, but we can explain... and we urge you to call us to discuss!

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For more information on Tanzania, the best thing to do is to give us a ring for an impartial chat. Although we love Tanzania, we also love the rest of Africa too and have experts in all the main safari countries. If you are undecided as to where to visit, please do just drop us an email or give us a call! 
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Unguja Lodge - Zanzibar, South Coast
Unguja lodge has a lovely remote location, friendly staff and spacious rooms. The major downside, sadly, is its total lack of beach. The beach here is rocky but the compromise is walk-in snorkelling which hardly anywhere else has. It’s a real shame about the beach, but if you aren’t fussed about sand and want a good value Zanzibar resort, then consider here.
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    Cost: $230
    Usangu Camp - Ruaha
    Usangu is a beautiful, tented, conservation minded camp run by Asilia deep in the isolated wilderness of Ruaha. Combining a strong conservation ethos with sustainability and renewability, Usangu Camp is a true marvel. Available on a shared basis or for exclusive use, the camp provides guests with a platform to experience a variety of activities, including boating, open vehicle day and night game drives, conservation research and walking safaris led by highly experienced guides.
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    Cost: $900
    Usawa Serengeti - Serengeti, Mobile
    Wilderness Safaris have now ventured into Tanzania. And they have done so with aplomb. A luxurious mobile tented camp operation following the Serengeti National Park’s legendary Great Migration. The camp moves more than other migration camps, which gives an ultra unique experience, and you will be in front row seats as the drama unfolds away from the crowds.
     
    Mobile, yet completely luxurious and most importantly the 8 camp locations are ideally situated with the Serengeti’s designated walking zone, so guided walks can begin directly from the camps. This is in addition to the game drivers, birding and stargazing.
    Usawa means ‘balance’ in Swahili and we believe that the stars align with this offering, with comfort and action at the forefront.
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    Cost: $1,700
    White Sand Villas - Zanzibar, East Coast
    White Sands is absolute paradise on earth.  An amazing beach, enormous and incredibly luxuriously appointed rooms, and lots of different areas in which to recline - hammocks, day beds, sun recliners etc…
    - J Levy
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    Xanadu - Zanzibar, East Coast
    Brilliant lodge, really nice friendly staff and again the food was fantastic. Our butler Amani, couldn't do enough for us. Stunning setting and the activities manager helpful with arranging canoeing/SUP'ing and an evening sunset sail. We were lucky in that only 1/2 other rooms where occupied when were there. While we were all inclusive, it would have been nice to know what was included and what wasn't drinks wise. It was all a little vague what drinks were included and what we would have to pay for. Although, on check out they only charged us for 2 cocktails and I think we had had about 12!  - B. Mason
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    Zanzibar Ocean Paradise - Zanzibar, East Coast
    For a large island hotel this place is not bad at all. It is big and commercial but excellent value for money, a great location and offers everything that all its competitor’s offer. Only Blue Bay and Ocean Paradise really pull off this category of hotel quite well.  However, if you want something slightly smaller in comparison but still quite big, then look at Breezes Beach Club.  A bit more money but well worth the extra cost.
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    Zanzibar Palace Hotel - Zanzibar, Stone Town
    Palace Hotel -- 5.  This hotel is a little funky, without the luxury of a larger chain hotel, but it is perfect for Stone Town.  The location is away from the tourist area, and away from the road, but in the most interesting parts of Stone Town.   - P. Hejinian
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    Zanzibar Serena Inn - Zanzibar, Stone Town

    One of the small luxury hotels of the world, the Serena Inn is not so in keeping with Stone Town’s character but quite frankly, that is a good thing!  It offers a great escape from what can be quite a hectic little town.  The pool is the nicest in Stone Town, with great views out to sea and a great place for sunset cocktails.
     

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    Zawadi - Zanzibar, East Coast
    Zawadi is what dreams are made of. From the moment we got there, the managers were amazingly accommodating and helped us with every wish, and helped arrange outings so we never had to lift a finger. They gave us a new room with a plunge pool with the most stunning room of the Indian Ocean. The location couldn’t have been better as we were able to snorkel right at the hotel beach. The food was great and we loved the staff so much- everyone was wonderful and lovely to talk to. Zawadi is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and it was all so well taken care of. They really really cared about us and we felt they went out of their way to make everything perfect. The rooms were flawless. 5/5 but again we would rate it higher if we could. - E. Hehir
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    Zuri Zanzibar - Zanzibar, Northwest Coast
    We stayed at Zuri Zanzibar in July 2018, and loved it. We had a fabulous two room villa for our family, with sunset views through the gardens. The staff were lovely, all very friendly and smiley and funny, and we had great swimming - either on the beach or at the pool. The food was occasionally very good, but also occasionally not; we understand that the hotel is still finding its way, and we assume that this will improve quite quickly. All in all, a great place. We want to come back when the beach bar is open!
    - R. Klein
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    Cost: $293
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