Fumba Beach Lodge
Situated on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful and secluded beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge is a luxurious and peaceful hideaway, offering a perfect blend of casual elegance and friendly, first class service. The Lodge is concealed well away from the busy tourist areas, making it the perfect venue for enjoying the peace and tranquility of this tropical island paradise. The lodge is situated in Menai Bay. Menai Bay has been dedicated as a conservation area since 1998 due to its outstanding natural beauty. Eco-tourism plays an important role in that profitability and Fumba Beach Lodge is the first and only lodge offering accommodation on the pristine Fumba Peninsula.
Set in 40 acres of exquisite wilderness with three naturally sheltered beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge has only 26 rooms to ensure your privacy. The rooms are scattered throughout our extensive grounds, shaded by a forest of magnificent baobab trees and whispering palm fronds and cooled by gentle sea breezes. The lodge's rooms are devided in de luxe rooms and suites; facing the gardens or the beach. Some of them have prive rooftop terraces, some have open air showers and sumptious baths overlooking the clear blue ocean. Fumba's restaurant and bar are famous. They offer top class sea food and have a truly welcoming atmostphere. Do remember one thing; no internet connection; so you can completey shut off from the outside world.
The beach bar was constructed from an authentic Zanzibari dhow. Situated under an giant baobab on a seaside cliff, you will be absorbed by the idyllic setting to watch the sun go down. The lodge also has a massage center where you can relax, enjoy and spoil yourself in a way you never dreamed before. The centre has been built around a majestic African Baobab tree boasting a six metre high platform with a Jacuzzi in the tree itself overlooking the gardens and the Indian Ocean in the distance. You can choose to have your massage either inside our tropical garden or on our roof-top terrace catching the breeze.
Things to do
Snorkel and swim with dolphins
Safari Blue is a full day trip and includes use of top quality snorkeling equipment with guides and instructors, ice cold sodas, mineral water and spirits, a delicious Zanzibari seafood lunch with grilled fish and slipper lobster, gastronomic fruit tasting, coffee and Amarula. Safari Blue explores the Menai Bay Conservation Area, which is home to two different species of dolphins, the Indo-pacific humpback and the bottlenose. In the morning you set down on one of the beautiful sandbanks where one can relax, swim or snorkel. After snorkeling you go to Kwale island where there is a “desert island” restaurant. The buffet lunch includes fish, slipper lobster, calamari, rice and sauces all served hot from the grill.
Jozani Forest, 35km southeast of Zanzibar, boasts a rich diversity of flora and fauna making it a most magical place. A huge variety of wildlife lives in and around the forest most notable are the large troops of endemic Red Colobus Monkeys - one of the most endangered monkey species in the world. While walking in the lush rainforest you could also see other monkeys, colorful birds, butterflies and if you are really lucky you might catch a glimpse of the extremely rare Ader's Duiker. Just down the road from Jozani is Zala Park a small privately run conservation and education project displaying some of the indigenous animals of the region.