Drink in dreamy Indian Ocean views, unwind in the shade of tropical gardens and immerse yourself in barefoot island living at Zanzibar’s Shooting Star Lodge.
Wonderfully secluded at the northern end of stunning Kiwengwa Beach, the Shooting Star offers a laidback stay on Zanzibar’s little developed east coast. Accommodation includes private pool villas, cottages with ocean-facing verandas and cosy lodge rooms opening onto luxuriant gardens. In keeping with the traditional Zanzibari style, interiors are airy with high-beamed ceilings, handcrafted wooden furnishings and whitewashed walls contrasting with brightly coloured fabrics.
You can spend your days relaxing amidst the idyllic surroundings – strolling along the powder soft sands, sipping cocktails under palm trees and lounging by the cliffside infinity pool. For those feeling more active, the lodge’s staff can arrange snorkelling excursions to the nearby Mnemba Atoll, fishing trips with the locals and guided tours around Stone Town and the Jozani Forest. The lodge’s two restaurants are extremely popular, specialising in traditional Zanzibari cuisine and making the most of fresh local seafood. The Beach Bar is the perfect spot for a midday snack, as well as being the venue for romantic beachside BBQs.
Shooting Star Lodge, at a glance
- Small boutique beach lodge boasting outstanding ocean views on Zanzibar’s northeast coast
- Choice of 17 rooms, simply furnished with high ceilings, large windows and traditional wooden furnishings
- Outdoor seating areas with sun loungers
- Bathrooms are equipped with overhead showers with hot and cold running water
- Open-air restaurant and bar serving traditional Zanzibari cuisine using local, homemade products
- Star Fish Beach Bar offering fresh juices throughout the day
- A 10 minute drive from the villages of Kiwenga and Pwani Mchangani
For leisure and pleasure
- Set on a quiet stretch of powder soft white sands
- Seafood BBQ and beach bonfires
- Infinity pool
- Comfortable seating area overlooking the pool where guests can enjoy pre-dinner cocktails
- Shooting Star Spa offering massages, body scrubs, facial and beauty treatments
- Array of water sports available including parasailing, jet skiing and fly fishing
- Oustanding snorkelling and scuba diving in the Mnemba Atoll