Shooting Star Lodge
This small, family-run resort overlooks a stretch of dazzling white sand fringed by swaying coconut palms on Zanzibar’s idyllic northeast coast. There are just 16 air-conditioned rooms, featuring elaborate hand-carved canopied beds, high ceilings and huge windows to take full advantage of the sea breeze. There are also two separate three-storey villas – for guests seeking extra privacy – with imposing wooden doors in traditional Zanzibari style, personal plunge pools and roof-top terraces.
The Shooting Star Lodge main infinity pool boasts views of the Indian Ocean, while there is an airy restaurant and beach bar for refreshments. A coral reef fronts the resort, which you can explore at low tide on foot or with a mask and snorkel when water levels are higher.
Things to do in the local area include a dhow cruise, snorkelling and scuba diving at Mnemba Atoll, kitesurfing, watersports and scenic flights over the island. Should you wish to visit Stone Town, a spice plantation or Jozani Forest to see rare red colobus monkeys, tours can be arranged.
How to get to Shooting Star Lodge
The island of Zanzibar is just 20 minutes by air from Dar es Salaam on the Tanzanian mainland. Shooting Star Lodge is approximately 1 hour by road from the island terminal.
Activities at Shooting Star Lodge
- Sunset dhow cruises
- Snorkelling and scuba diving at Mnemba Atoll
- Kitesurfing and other water sports
- Scenic flights over the island
- Excursions to Stone Town, spice plantations or Jozani Forest
*Some activities are available at extra cost.
Shooting Star Lodge Highlights
- An intimate, family-run small resort on Zanzibar’s idyllic northeast coast
- Charming villas with traditional Zanzibari decorative accents
- Set on a white sand beach flanked by coral reef
- Opportunities to snorkel, scuba dive and sail a dhow
- Excursions available to all the popular sights of Zanzibar Island
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Kisiwa House is an exquisite and peaceful boutique hotel set amid the hustle and bustle of ancient Stone Town
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Mnemba Island Lodge
Just off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar is the exclusive and romantic Mnemba Island, less than 1.5 kilometres in circumference.
Park Hyatt Zanzibar
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Shooting Star Lodge
A small family-run resort, Shooting Star Lodge overlooks a dazzling stretch of white sand on Zanzibar Island's idyllic northeast coast.
The Z Hotel
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This award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town is within walking distance to all the sights. Expect antiques, Persian rugs, rich silks and beautifully carved
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