Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa

Accommodation in Zanzibar

Star Rating:4

Located on the west coast of the exotic island Zanzibar under shady age-old mango trees, bordered by a secret private bay you will find our 4 star hotel Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa.

The beach hotel offers 13 comfortable bungalows and one Villa- all with a spectacular view to the Indian Ocean.

In our unique Day Spa you may revitalize your body and soul. Enjoy the breathtaking African sunsets.

Let your eyes wander to the south, see the skyline of Stone Town, the small Chapwani and Prison Islands, and just ahead the silhouette of the African continent. You will feel enchanted.

Room Description at :

We have 6 Comfort Bungalows - Arusha 1+2, Kilimanjaro 1+2 and Zambezi 1+2. Each bungalow has a living/bedroom with a king size bed. The spacious bath/dressing room has a shower and a washing basin /table with plenty of space. In the bathroom of Zambezi and Arusha there is a separate toilet. From the terrace you can see the broad expanse of the Indian Ocean.

The Standard Twin bungalows Tanga 1+3 have two rooms - bedroom, living room with additional single bed, and a small bathroom with toilet/shower, It´s the perfect bungalow for people who like to sleep apart. Of course the bungalows have a nice terrace with ocean view.

The Luxury Bungalows Bagamoyo 1 and 2 are more spacious with an extra king size bed and a big a living/bedroom. The toilet and the spacious comfortable living area are separated. An additional single bed invites for an afternoon nap and is suitable as a sleeping place for a third person. You are invited to order a sundowner to your private terrace.

-Our 2 new Executive Suite Bungalows Serengeti and Tabora offer a bedroom with a king size bed, a big tastefully decorated living room, and a spacious bathroom with shower and separate toilet. In the living room of these bungalows we integrated 1 additional couch bed (190 cm x 90 cm) – perfect to relax, to sleep apart or for families with kids. The exceptional ocean view invites you again and again to stay and relax.

-The Honeymoon Suite “Kilwa” is our highlight bungalow. Spacious living/bedroom with super king size bed, generous bathroom with shower and a separate toilet – all in a unique African ambiance. The unique and very private terrace is built around a huge almond tree above the sea. Have you ever taken a bath facing the Indian Ocean? Order two glasses of champagne, glide in the tub and relax - there is no better place for lovers ....

Our flagship is Villa Zanzibar
The Villa is furnished in style -comfortable sofas -a craftmensship work of old Zanziabar Dhows - invite you to relax, read, or just for a afternoon nap. - 2 bedrooms, each with luxury bathroom provide your privacy. The spacious livingroom, the terrace built on the cliff over the ocean - you will remember having unforgettsble times with family and friends. The stairs lead you up to the studio - flooded by sunlight with a breathtaking view to the Islands and Stown Town. Two "Zanzibar Twin beds" are perfects in this studio are perfect for more family members or friends.

Equipment in all bungalows
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, hot and cold water, mosquito net, shower gel, hair dryer, towels, beach towels, beach basket, mobile phone and room service are standard.

All terraces give you a spectacular view of the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean and the breathtaking African sunsets. There is a sunbed on each terrace. Our bungalows are named after villages in Tanzania once visited by famous people such as David Livingstone, Morton Stanley or Bernhard Grizmek - all deeply connected to the history of Zanzibar and Tanganyika, nowadays Tanzania Tanzania.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Christmas 25.th and New Year’s Eve 31.12. we have a surcharge 50 USD per adult / 25 USD per child (5-9 years)

In the time from 23rd December till 5th of January we only accept Half Board bookings


Extra information


Swimming like a sultan. In collaboration with the “Archive Department” we painstakingly restored the old Sultans bath and pool, trying wherever possible to remain true to the original architecture. Now water is flowing from the old aqueduct and all pools are connected by cascades. The depth in the small pool is 0,80 m, the middle pool is 1,50 m deep and the big pool 2,20 m.

The Island Zanzibar is located south of the equator. The exact position is 6 04´37.33" and 39 12´45.20".

From here you can observe the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere with our high quality telescope Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain SC 203/2032 CPC 800 GoTo. Discover the Southern Cross and go along the Milky Way with millions of galaxies.

Enjoy the star watch and later a spice tea in the “Sultans Lounge” in the minaret roof.

In the old minaret you will find our “casino”. A chess game in the sultan’s palace is an outstanding experience.

For those who would like to learn new games we provide the traditional Zanzibar “BAO GAME”. The simple rules are explained briefly and for the more challenging rules (more than 80) Ibra B will look forward to being your teacher.

For some exercise we offer table tennis or ball games at the beach.

Our billiard table invites you to play, especially during sunset with a fantastic view over the ocean.

Besides all the history we have an internet café and WLAN throughout the lodge.

Open Air Cinema
On the old assembly place in the ruins we have integrated an open-air theatre. In the evening you may enjoy a movie or a concert with other guests, friends or simply alone.

In the unique Sultan´s Spa you will be indulged by our professional therapist Stamili.

Image exotic treatments lying on a massage bed facing the Indian Ocean. Let you five senses wander and relax – aromatic oils will smooth your body. After a Zanzibar Aroma Therapy you´ll feel younger than ever.

Take a bath in the sweet smell of frangipani blossoms. The Spa interior will take you back in the times of "Arabian Nights"