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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Below are some of our preferred hotels and resorts on Zanzibar. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Baraza Resort and Spa

Exotic Baraza Resort and Spa combines Arabic, Swahili and Indian design elements, providing unparalleled luxury on the unspoilt southeastern shores of Zanzibar Island.

Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel occupies the grand former home of a wealthy merchant in the heart of Stone Town, and is one of the city's most attractive and atmospheric small hotels.

Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House is an exquisite and peaceful boutique hotel set amid the hustle and bustle of ancient Stone Town

Konokono Beach Resort

Konokono Beach Resort boasts one of Zanzibar Island's most secluded and spectacular locations, set on a lush peninsula overlooking a turquoise bay.

Maru Maru Hotel

In the heart of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town, Maru Maru Hotel is set inside a lovingly restored townhouse steps from all the attractions of this ancient city.

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

A magnificent internationally renowned luxury hotel with the attractions of World Heritage-listed Stone Town at your doorstep.

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

The Z Hotel is an absolutely stunning boutique resort close to the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island steps from powder white sand and the azure Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

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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Tanzania Overview

What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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