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Indian Ocean Mainland – Best places to stay in Indian Ocean Mainland

Indian Ocean Mainland – Where to stay


The stretches of beaches North and South of Dar es Salaam are often overlooked and oushined in terms of water activities. However, this means that in some spots you can get a fantastic secluded spot, great for a honeymoon or just a relaxing beach escape away from the crowds. 

Indian Ocean Mainland – Best Places To Stay In Indian Ocean Mainland



Fanjove Island

As a rule, a 6 bed private island with beautiful beaches in Tanzania costs upwards of $1000 per person per night. New as of 2013, Fanjove Private Island has re-written the rules, offering a beautiful slice of remote African wilderness for a third of that price. Popularly referred to as ‘pirate chic’, this is not luxurious like it’s not too distant neighbours Mnemba or Quilalea, but it does not need to be. Simple and brilliant, this beautiful island is many people’s idea of paradise.


Ras Kutani

The best beach lodge in east Africa!  As a company we have explored the entire coast and there  is nowhere that gets near to Ras Kutani.  It is ‘bare foot beach luxury’ at its best and comes at fantastic value.  It is secluded, private and spectacularly beautiful. Team this with fantastic rooms, lovely food and great service and we have ourselves a champion of beach lodges.
 

The Tides

Tides is a great little property which goes very well with certain itineraries.  It offers exceptional value for money and is great for all types of traveller, including honeymooners and families.  Located on the mainland coast it is relatively remote unlike the ever growing Zanzibar Island.  It is cheaper Ras Kutani lodge which is our much preferred mainland coast destination, but the drop in quality suggests it should be.  For a little extra money Ras Kutani does buy you an infinitely better time, but Tides does have good diving whereas Ras Kutani has none at all.

Lazy Lagoon Island

Lazy Lagoon is run by the Foxes family who have quite a few camps in Tanzania and they run them very well. It’s a great company and the good ethics are clearly present at Lazy Lagoon. Being just south of Bagamoyo it makes for easy access from Dar by road and offers great value for money. But for just a bit more money you can get yourself the amazingly world class Ras Kutani beach lodge; one of the of the best beach lodges on that whole coastline.


Amani Beach Club

Amani Beach Club is located on the main land coast of Tanzania just south of the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. This is a very good value beach hotel on a remote coast. It is mostly used by ex pats from Dar es Salaam who drive down here for the weekend to get away from the busy streets of Dar. We rarely use this hotel as just down the beach is one of our favourite beach lodges in Tanzania- Ras Kutani. This is more expensive but we do feel it’s really worth it



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