Availability: Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa

Room type

Standard Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Comfort Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Luxury Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Executive Bungalow (Suite)

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 1 child)

Exclusive Lodge located on the beachfront

Beachfront escape

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

Beach and Spa

Spend the day relaxing in Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa's private beach or pampering yourself in the exclusive day spa with full service.

Balconies and Ocean Views

Our beach hotel offers 14 comfortable Bungalows and one Villa - all with a spectacular
view to the Indian Ocean.
Enjoy the breathtaking African sunsets.

Renovations & Closures

This property will be closed from 22 April 2014 to 31 May 2014 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).
This property is closed from 22 April 2014 to 31 May 2014 (dates subject to change).
Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa Amenities


The 4 **** Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa is built on the spacious grounds of Chuini Palace. Sultan Sayyid Barghash bin Said Al Busaid built this palace at the end of the 19th century. You will still find the aqueduct, connected cisterns, baths, the old assembly place and the minaret in a very good condition.

Big mango trees provide a shady place on our hot and sunny days. Various tropical fruits like papaya, banana, guava, breadfruit, coconut and almond make Hakuna Matata a paradise where the fruits come from our trees and go directly into your mouth.

The traces of Sultan Bargahash guide you through a verdant garden. Step down the stairs passing a huge almond tree to our bay and a white sandy beach.

Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa is a very unique hotel with a "Touch of History“ – hard to find elsewhere.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Total number of rooms - 14
  • Arcade/game room
  • Garden
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • On private beach
  • Full-service health spa
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • Beach towels
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Free breakfast
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Computer station
  • Library
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Beach bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Private beach - direct access
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Year Built 2005
  • Free self parking
  • Number of buildings/towers - 18
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
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Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge


Free self parking

Room Amenities
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Patio
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium bedding
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Day bed
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Rose´ Kitchen

Fresh without compromise – Come and taste Zanzibar

We offer extraordinary cuisine from all over the world, but always with a touch of Zanzibar.

All you see on our plate we get daily, fresh from the market or the Indian Ocean - so we can

guarantee the absolute freshness.

For lunchtime we offer snacks, catch of the day, delicious pasta and fresh salads.

At high tea we serve homemade cake. How about a Latte Macchiato, Italian Espresso, Cappuccino - just order it.

Every evening the team creates a fine 3 course dinner menu - true to the motto "freshness without compromise".

To entertain you with food, we have different theme evenings, such as Swahili Night in the Ruins, Chakalaka, Samaki Samaki or Beach ´n Drums on the Beach.

Let us indulge your taste buds. Bon Appétit - Chakula Njema

Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa has a restaurant on site.

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After dinner, watch a movie in the open air theatre setted in the old ruins.


Excursions and more

Our excursion highlight is a trip to a hidden sandbank in the Indian Ocean - go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters and discover breathtaking untouched reefs. The atoll surrounding the sandbank is the habitat of eight different species of starfish and countless reef fish. Coral gardens in colours only nature can create speed up your heart beat. A champagne picnic makes it a memorable day. Of course we also offer excursion to all other places on Zanzibar - Our excursion desk is open the whole day. Don´t miss a typical Zanzibar Spice Tour or the Historical Tour to Stone Town - (UNESCO World Heritage). On site we offer board games as the classical BAO Game, Billard, table tennis, playing cards and a telescope for star watching.

  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Boat tours on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
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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 and smell the sweet frangipani blossoms. The Spa interior will take you back in the times of "Arabian Nights".

  • Massages
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Body wraps
  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Body treatments
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To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa Policies & Fees


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: MasterCard, Visa


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service dogs are allowed

24-hour check-in

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Additional Details

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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