An exclusive, friendly and unpretentious beach resort. The Tides Hotel Tanzania is located on the spectacular Swahili coastline just north of the Saadani National Park.
The Tides Lodge is located on the mainland coast of Tanzania within easy reach of all the main international airports and only a 30 minute flight away from Zanzibar, The Tides is perfect for a multi stop itinerary.
This African oasis combines the experience of the bush with rustic luxury accommodation and heavenly surroundings.
The Tides accommodation boasts bright, spacious and stylish interiors. All 7 individual Beach Cottages and the 2 Family Houses (designed to sleep four) have modern en suite bathrooms. Fresh tropical flowers are placed in your room every day.
Other features include:
* King size beds. (All the beds have quality imported mattresses and sheets)
* Mosquito Nets
* Electric Fans
* Electricity – 230 volts, 3 pin UK sockets
* Solar heated hot water
* Fresh drinking water
* Locally made soaps
* Bathing Robes
* Beach towels
* Private verandahs with deck chairs
* Private sunbathing area
Other Useful Information
– Mains Power (220v) with a Generator and battery back-up.
– Each room has an individual path to the beach with individual sunbathing areas.
– Internet Facility.
– Children’s menu.
– Private airstrip (Mashado) 8 km from the lodge.
– Lodge Shop, selling locally made wood products, bikinis, kikoys, flip-flops, T-shirts, sun dresses, toiletries, batteries, sun lotions, jewellery made by a local project with recycled glass and metal, cards, beach bags, and offering a book swap service.
– Laundry Service.
Big Game Fishing in Tanzania
Fish the waters of the Zanzibar Channel. Experience the excitement of hooking a big game fish including Marlin and Sailfish.
Short fishing trips
For those who do not want to spend all day on the water we can take you fishing off the numerous reefs that line the coast just offshore from The Tides. Typical catches include; Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Yellow Fin Tuna, King Fish, Barracuda
Please note there is a Catch and Release policy for the large game fish. Otherwise the kitchen will use anything ‘landed’.
The boat comes fully equipped with:-
* a GPS, Fish Finding Device
* two new Yamaha engines
* quality fishing equipment
* life jackets
* and an experienced skipper.
Either on our professional sea kayaks or on our fun kayaks.
Experience the romance of dhow sailing. Watch the sun set with a cocktail in hand on our sundowner cruise.
Inflatable boards for fun on the surf!
Hire bicycles and explore beach or bush routes.
Be prepared to be amazed by the;
* iridescent waters,
* diverse sea life and
* immaculate coral
* just off the sand island of Maziwe – home to the preserved Marine Park
There are two dive operations on the beach. We can arrange for you to meet the operators and organize your diving. We offer exceptional diving on the Maziwe Island Marine Reserve.
You can enjoy a selection of water sports including kite and wind surfing.
Environment and Local Community
The Tides works closely with the local community and offers its guests the chance to explore the local village of Ushongo and nearby Pangani. These trips offer a fascinating incite to local life and provides a valuable source of income for local people.
Historical Walking Tour to Pangani
A guided tour of Pangani visiting many buildings of historical significance, of which there are many. The guide tells you about the long and fascinating history of Pangani from ancient times, to Portuguese settler; Arab Slave and Ivory Traders to the Colonial history during the German and British rule. US $25 per person (minimum 2 people). Includes guide and transfer to and from Pangani. Takes about 2-3 hrs including travelling to and from Pangani.
Village Walk through Ushongo
Guided village walk through Ushongo, a typical Swahili fishing village. One of the waiters will escort you and explain all about life in the village. Free of Charge (voluntary donations to the village development fund are welcomed instead).
Our Opinion on The Tides Lodge
The Tides Lodge offers an outstanding level of service and attention to detail with nearly all visitors giving a maximum of 5/5 for the ‘over all’ Tides experience. This is a brilliant achievement for any hotel or lodge and a testament to the way that the property is run and maintained.
We think that the Tides offers excellent value for money with flexible board options and has huge versatility. It’s well suited to families, couples and the perfect place to be as lazy or as active as you choose. Whilst it’s not located on Zanzibar Island, the coastline here is immaculate, unspoilt and un-crowded.
This lodge should be considered as a worthy contender for any post safari chill out or as a destination in itself.
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- Category3. Excellent
- LocationTanzania Coast
- TagsThe Tides Lodge
- Guide PriceFrom: $180 pppn Full Board.
- ReservationsCall: 0044 (0)1227 753181 or Email: [email protected]