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All reviewsduring high tidehot showerrooms are basica great place to staycarlosloungemangrovesbungalowislandlodgechill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay after the hustle and bustle of Dar es Salaam. The open air restaurant/bar/lounge has one of the most breath taking sunset views of the island. The place is quiet and perfect to chill. The bungalows are basic but nice...More

Thank Peter Q
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The rooms are basic but nice (although a little spruce up could make the rooms more inviting). The staff were accomodating and helpful. Great views of the ocean. Just keep in mind that you don’t have to book tours with their providers, perhaps wait until...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Excellent service provided by Carlo and Hassan Thanx to Carlo for good Octopus and Lobster, and to Hassan for organize trips both offshore and onshore :-) Quite ans chill atmosphere, with nice view to the sunset.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

For the sweet love of god never stay here. My boyfriend and I arrived in the late afternoon to very unhelpful staff who could speak no English. After a quick look at the room and a set price of $25 total, we mistakenly decided to...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Whilst interning on a whale shark conservation programme we primarily stayed a Magemani research camp, however we stayed at Whale Shark lodge for 5 nights during our time. The lodge has spectacular views which you cannot fault, however it is a shame about the poor...More

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"Mosquito repelent a must."
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"Check it out, but just next door looks a great place, and easy to find (run by a pastor)."
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"Try to get rooms as close to the cliff as you can, to get some breeze. Bring plenty of bug spray."
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"Only 2 bandas have ensuite shower , but the communal facilities are clean and good and non ensuite is quite a..."
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