Perched on the coast with stunning views of the blue Indian Ocean, Shooting Star Lodge is a friendly, small boutique hotel in the north east of the island.
Accommodation at Shooting Star Lodge is built to a high standard in traditional Zanzibari style with white limewashed walls, high beamed ceilings and large windows.
All the rooms contain beautifully hand-carved Zanzibari beds draped with tailored mosquito nets, are air-conditioned and also have ceiling fans to complement Kiwengwa’s cool sea breezes.
The two Monsoon Villas, named after the southern and northern monsoon winds, the Kusi and the Kaskazi, are set on the crest of the hill and apart from the other rooms.
Each villa has three floors with two en-suite bedrooms, a roof terrace with day bed and bath tub and a private plunge pool surrounded by tropical gardens.
The villas are furnished with traditional Zanzibar furniture. Villas have ceiling fans, are fully air conditioned and tea/coffee facilities as well as mini fridge is at guests’ disposal.
The eleven Sea View Cottages are light, spacious en-suite rooms with airy, high beamed ceilings, large windows, ceiling fans and air-conditioning. All have traditionally carved Zanzibari four-poster beds, with mosquito net canopies.
Some cottages have two levels and are ideal for families. All cottages have spacious private verandas and sitting areas with stunning views of the ocean.
The three Garden Lodge Rooms have four-poster Zanzibari beds. The Garden Lodge Rooms are all equipped with mosquito nets, fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans and en-suite bathrooms. The secluded terraces have comfortably cushioned sofas and look out to the tropical garden.
You can choose between Full Board, Half Board or Bed & Breakfast basis depending on your preference.
Stroll along the powdery white sand of Kiwengwa Beach or immerse yourself in the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean when the tide is high.
Alternatively, venture out across the coral reef to explore the marine life amongst its tidal pools.
Or simply laze on your veranda or by the pool listening to the lively melodies of children singing as they gather cockles and mussels in the shallows.
The Shooting Star Spa will be the perfect place to pamper yourself and unwind in the cool Indian Ocean breeze. To regenerate mind, body and soul, a large variety of treatments is offered.
For those with more energy to burn, there are various adventure and watersports options available that can be arranged directly with us upon arrival:
- Local dhow or ngalawa cruise to the reef (Kiwengwa)
- Snorkeling and scuba diving around Mnemba Atoll (Matemwe)
- Kitesurfing (Kiwenga and Pwani Mchangani)
- Parasailing and other watersports activities (Nungwi)
- Safari Blue (Fumba)
- Flight over the island in ultralight aircraft
The hotel would be delighted to assist you with island tours and activities.