Photo gallery


4.6 / 5Wonderful
5 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Ngezi Forest Reserve
    9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Panga ya Watoro Beach
    22 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Manta Beach
    22 min drive
  • Airport
    Pemba Island (PMA)
    85 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Book online or call:

  • Economy Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Garden Area

    Room Amenities

    • 581 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • 602 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Twin Bunk Beds
    More details
  • Deluxe Room

    Room Amenities

    • 602 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details

About this area

Pemba Island

Located in Pemba Island, Swahili Divers & Gecko Nature Lodge is in a rural location and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ngezi Forest Reserve and Kigomasha Peninsula.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ngezi Forest Reserve - 9 min drive
  • Vumawimbi Beach - 18 min drive
  • Panga ya Watoro Beach - 22 min drive
  • Manta Beach - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Pemba Island (PMA) - 78 min drive

About this property

Swahili Divers & Gecko Nature Lodge

Ocean-view lodge with a bar/lounge, near Ngezi Forest Reserve
At Swahili Divers & Gecko Nature Lodge, hit the beach, relax by an outdoor pool, or spend the day at a marina. All 8 rooms offer ceiling fans, safes, and showers. Guests will also find desks and free toiletries.
Swahili Divers & Gecko Nature Lodge offers 8 accommodations with complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free full breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

Bicycle rentals
Boat tours
Motor boating
Outdoor pool
Scuba diving
Water skiing

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool



Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Beach loungers
Beachfront location
Marina onsite
Picnic area


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Ceiling fan


Free toiletries





Check-in between 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Lending library access
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 7 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Swahili Divers Gecko Nature Lodge Pemba Island
  • Swahili Divers Gecko Nature Pemba Island
  • Swahili Divers Gecko Nature
  • Swahili Divers & Gecko Nature
  • Swahili Divers & Gecko Nature Lodge Lodge
  • Swahili Divers & Gecko Nature Lodge Pemba Island
  • Swahili Divers & Gecko Nature Lodge Lodge Pemba Island

Frequently asked questions



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

My wife and I spent four nights at Swahili Divers and truly enjoyed our stay. The staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful and welcoming. Although the higher prices for food and drink were understandable based on location, the quality of the meals could be improved. I would highly recommend spending some time with Mike, Glen and Arla and the amazingly peaceful location.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The effort to get up to lodge is definitely worth it. Cecilia made me feel at home right away in the comfortable clean rooms. The food was great, definitely try the fish curry and fish kabobs. Special tanks to Glen Campbell and the dive shop staff for a very professionally run operation that made diving in the pristine reefs a true joy. Besides the great room, food, staff and diving one of my favorite memories will be watching the bioflorence light up the breaking waves off beach side deck.

Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Wild with class

The lodge was exciting. The wildlife was abundant and Ngezi forest was just around the corner. Ceilia and Mike went out of their way to make our stay comfortable from design details to travel assistance. The diving and snorkeling experts made our trip more interesting and informative. Enjoyed the Masai wait staff and the sunsets we’re beyond nd compare.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Good hotel pros: accommodating owner and helpful made it a personal stay great place to relax with good views and can even have a personal bit of the beach for your entire stay. can't get this anywhere else near zanzibar amazing sunset and views and fireplace if wanted nice room, good cleaners, generous with towels plenty to do cons: budget room does not have hot water restaurant can be costly for the budget traveller overall very happy with our stay and grateful to the staff would come again

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Perfect location, excellent management

Mike, born Lebanese but well travelled and fluent in English and French, took over this Lodge in February and now runs a superb operation. The diving is varied, of world class, and guided and taught by the expert Marcel. The attractive island of Pemba is more fertile and ore undulating than Zanzibar. The Lodge is located in the north-west and requires a 75 minute ridefrom the small but efficient airport through delightful villages and fields and spice farms, with a final 10 minutes of pristine tropical forest with unique bird life. We spent 4 days scuba diving and snorkelling. The latest equipment is provided on site. Afternoons and dusk need to be spent on one of the many settees, hammocks and beds that stretch on wooden decks or look out points along the beach front. Mike is very ready to accommodate dietary requirements. The local fishing boats are wooden and under classic sail. The squid and fresh fish are excellent. The gardens are growing a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. an experience not to be missed

Pros: The management, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the chameleons in the grounds, the range of alcoholic beverages, the beauty of the beach

Cons: The day time is electricity supply

Location: Desert island stuff, but with a diving boat, a fishing boat, superb bird life in the nearby forest, watching in comfort as the sunset over the water

Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2017

Tell us how we can improve our site