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Jimbiza Beach, Kilwa Masoko Tanzania
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#2 of 7 Speciality lodging in Kilwa Masoko
Kimbilio Lodge is a very small, italian managed, romantic lodge situated on a lovely white sandy beach in Kilwa Masoko. Only 6 bungalow, directly on the beach, fitted with mosquito nets, ceiling fans and hot water. African style mixed with italian touch is present in the bungalows decor as well as in the cuisine: our customers will try swahili specialites as well italian dishes. The restaurant serve only seafood. Great snorkeling just in front of the lodge (equipment available inside the lodge for the guests) and boat excursions on the outer reef are possible. Excursions to the UNESCO world heritage site of Kilwa Kisiwani are easily organized, as well as excursions to the archeological site of Songo Mnara and excursions to see hippos. The Lodge has been conceived to offer relaxation, leisure and culture in a peacefull and romantic setting.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Bar / lounge
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Private beach
Clothes rack
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Swahili


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muruh wrote a review Oct 2021
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania135 contributions24 helpful votes
Did a bit of research before coming to kilwa and most reviews / suggestions pointed to kimbilio. Stayed one night and safe to say I’m really really happy with this hotel. The staff are great. The food is excellent (I’m reviewing this while sitting at kimbilio Restaurent after having dinner of very nice roasted prawns (first course) and fish curry and rice), the rooms are really good. It’s (pleasantly) surprising to see they have not cut corners at a time when covid is devastating the tourism industry. They are also located at one of the best beaches at kilwa. Would highly recommend this hotel. Would definatly stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Yeah, don’t stay at another hotel. Stay at this one 😬
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Safaris-Holiday wrote a review Jan 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania328 contributions36 helpful votes
Located on the shores of Indian Ocean, about 320kms South of Dar es Salaam city and East of the Famous Selous Game Reserve, i and my business partner decided in a short time to visit Kilwa for short research and study of the Kilwa history, it took us about less than 5hour to arrive to the hotel from Dar es Salaam. Suleiman the manager was very accommodating, he arranged us the best guide for Kilwa Kisiwani, Songo Mnara and Kilwa Kivinje tour. KImbilio Lodge has rooms set in a form of hut, very good for privacy, the rooms has mosquito nets, hot shower and big space. The food was seafood at very reasonable price. staff are very friendly and helpful and informative.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms facing the Ocean has a fantastic view.
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Mariannabld wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful place on the long beach where enjoy relaxing walking and swimming. Amazing welcoming by Betty and all her staff. The position is perfect to visit Kilwa Kisiwani UNESCO world heritage site and also to experience local village life style in Masoko.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Scott Gray wrote a review July 2019
Lusaka, Zambia1 contribution
We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Kimbilio. The setting is beautiful and tranqil. Rooms are simple but clean and secure and right on the beach. Food is very tasty and well presented. The staff are friendly and service is good. The Italian caretakers Alfredo and Elisabetta are helpful and interesting to talk to. We certainly recommend Kimbilio as a quality place to stay in Kilwa. Lio is the resident dog with a wonderful nature and makes for great company when everyone else is too busy to pay attention to you. A visit to the Kilwa ruins is well worth it. I recommend you go with a guide to the island. Guide can be arranged through the lodge.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Claire wrote a review June 2019
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I stayed at Kimibilio lodge with my husband for 3 nights. I would recommend this place to anyone : the bungalows are literally on the beach, it's as close as you can get in Kilwa. You can heare the waves at night and feel the fresh breeze of the sea. The service was excellent, everyone was very nice to us and really tried for us to have the best stay. The food was really excellent : fresh seafood/fish every day, a mix of italian and Swahili food, with each time something special. The Hotel facilitated the tour for us with an external guide. We did one full day of visiting the two island and one day resting at the beach. We are living in Dar, and it is easily reachable by car. Sadly we are leaving Tanzania soon but would have come back if we had new this place before.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 84 - USD 86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaLindi RegionKilwa Masoko
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimbilio Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kimbilio Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Great Mosque of Kilwa (1.1 km) and Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimbilio Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kimbilio Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimbilio Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kimbilio Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Swahili.
Are there any historical sites close to Kimbilio Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site (4.3 km).
Does Kimbilio Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.