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Shooting Star Lodge/Zanzibar

We are a small, relaxed family run hotel, located on the eastern side of the exotic East African island of Zanzibar. Our accommodation and restaurant are both highly recommended by the Lonely Planet Guide to Tanzania and the Bradt Guide to Zanzibar & Pemba. Nestled on a headland, amongst lush tropical gardens, The Shooting Star Lodge overlooks the beautiful fine white sands and coconut palms of Kiwengwa beach. The atmosphere is intimate and tranquil with spectacular views across a coral reef to the azure Indian Ocean beyond.

Accommodation is built to a high standard in traditional Zanzibari style with white limewashed walls, high beamed ceilings and large windows. Our Sea View Cottages all contain beautifully hand-carved wooden Zanzibari beds draped with tailored mosquito net canopies. Cottages are air-conditioned and are also equipped with electric fans to complement Kiwengwa's cool sea breezes.

Sea View Cottages Our ten Sea View Cottages are light, spacious en-suite rooms built in keeping with traditional Zanzibari styles of architecture with airy, high beamed ceilings, large windows and air-conditioning. All have traditionally carved wooden Zanzibari beds, with beautifully dyed mosquito net canopies and matching Tanzanian 'vintage' bed covers, along with coconut wood wall mirrors and other hand-made teak wood furniture. Four of our Sea View Cottages are set out on two levels and are ideal for families: the ground floor has a large air-conditioned double bedroom, shower room and separate closet, and a staircase leads up to a twin children's room in the roof space, whilst there is a separate wash basin area on the upper level, the shower and toilet are shared with the ground floor. The upper level has ceiling and table fans only.

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