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Fumba Beach Lodge

Fumba Beach Lodge is one of Zanzibar’s original lodges and for many years has been offering a unique experience to nature loving international travellers.

Fumba Beach Lodge sits on a massive 40 acre plot within the Menai conservation area, a region designated an area of outstanding natural beauty by the world wildlife federation in 1998. Fumba excels in offering something for everyone, ideal for families, divers, honeymooners, beach lovers, intrepid adventurers and enthusiasts of island life.

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This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£16817 Nights at Fumba Beach Lodge for 2 people in a Sea View Room.
Half Board.
Valid: 1st June to 19th December

Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.


  • Memorable diving for both absolute beginners and advanced divers alike.
  • Set in forty acres of exquisite wilderness with tropical forests and secluded protected beaches.
  • Enjoy opportunities to dine in a range of environments, with legendary cuisine prepared by trained chefs.

Right for you?

  • The beach is wonderfully tranquil and remote, but be aware that due to the west coast location, the sands are not as soft and perfectly coral white as on Zanzibar's east coast.

$$Prices for Fumba Lodge start at: USD $130 per person, per night, including a breakfast and evening meal each day.
Depending on room categories and season prices rise to $240 per person per night.
Check rates for your dates: 0843 634 2258

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.


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Fumba Beach Lodge - The Details

Fumba Beach Lodge was built with the local community and have remained an integral part of Fumba Village life. The size and style of the lodge is unsurpassed elsewhere on the island. You can dine on the beach, a private jetty, in the restaurant, poolside, bar side, in room/suite – you choose - nothing is too much trouble for the dedicated staff. They have suites to the east of the public areas, all offering oceanfront detached accommodation with private access to the beach. Then across the lodge to the east of the public areas, sea view deluxe rooms offer further accommodation, perfect for families as there are some adjoining rooms and each is light, spacious and just metres from the beach.

Fumba Beach Lodge has a strong identity of style and traditional Zanzibari design that, like sister Moivaro property Unguja, focuses primarily on the natural environment and creating an experience that leaves you feeling rejuvenated from head to toe, inside and out. This lodge has a spa that features a hot tub built on a wooden platform at tree top height and open to the elements. Its charming rustic and holistic approach to pampering is again heavily influenced by Swahili Culture and the natural environment.

The proximity to Stone Town (just 25 minutes) makes Fumba a great base for exploring the Island. The highly recommended Safari Blue excursion departs daily from the beach next door to Fumba; on this trip you are most likely to encounter humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins that live with their families in the bays surrounding the Menai peninsula.

Fumba couldn’t be anywhere but Zanzibar. It’s not come from foreign investors sending in a team to create a luxury lodge on a tropical island, Fumba has grown organically and artistically from the earth on which it stands. Fumba is instantly appealing to the socially and environmentally conscious traveller looking to visit Zanzibar.


Room Descriptions & Facilities

Exposed wooden beams inside and traditional thatched Makuti roofs above form the structure of the buildings, whitewashed and generously spaced throughout the gardens and beach front. The bright patchwork colour block bedspreads and scatter cushions add a fun and engaging blast of colour. All rooms and suites feature king size beds, ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms and ocean views. Large wooden doors open the rooms to the outside terrace and ocean beyond.

  • Deluxe Rooms

  • Baobab Suite

  • Luxury Suite

Deluxe Rooms

20 Deluxe Rooms are built in single stories with two rooms per bungalow, are some interconnecting for families.

Baobab Suite

Two Baobab Suites are built around an ancient baobab tree and feature bathrooms completely open to the elements. They feature direct beach access and wonderful decked areas for private bathing and relaxation. As with the Luxury Suites, these are very private though the two Baobab Suites do share a tree! (All be it a very large one and you are in no way overlooked.)

Luxury Suite

Four Luxury Suites have huge bedrooms similar to the Deluxe Rooms and bathrooms nearly the same size again. They feature a large sunken bath with wooden shuttered windows opening onto the seascape and a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired outdoor shower to the rear of the bathroom. The suites have large outdoor spaces to the front of the bungalows with a terrace, large hammock and decking down to the beach. There is also an additional seating area in the roof terrace. The Luxury Suites are detached bungalows and have a very private, secluded feeling.

Resort Services & Facilities

The kitchens at Fumba have the best ingredients in Zanzibar as the soils of the peninsula are the richest of the Island. Fumba has its very own vegetable gardens which are home to succulent fruit and vegetables used in cooking alongside the fishermen’s daily catches. Many years ago, local women educated the kitchen’s team in the use and respect of traditional Swahili cooking methods, herbs and spices. This knowledge has been nurtured and developed with Mediterranean twists to create high concept dishes. Dishes are presented simply allowing the ingredients do all the talking. A well-stocked bar alongside a sumptuous kitchen results in serious guest satisfaction!

The Baobab Spa offers Swedish, therapeutic, aromatherapy and Zanzibari scrubs and massage. Traditionally infused oils using the islands famous spices scent the spa. There are massage tables outdoors and in, with a beautiful tree top hot tub and treatment packages for men and women alike. Moonlit bathing or sun downers with your beloved – the spa can arrange private use of the facilities at any time of the day.

Blue World Dive Centre offers onsite training and certificates for beginners through to advanced divers. All equipment is modern, regularly serviced and available to hire. There is a Bauer Certified compressor and dive sites are from 25 minutes by boat. The team at Blue World comprises of local Seamen, a PADI Master Scuba Diver Instructor and Dive master.

For those who prefer to snorkel or sail the seas, Fumba has traditional dhows for exploring reefs and coral islands for picnics, swimming and snorkelling. Kayaks and windsurfs are available to hire. Fishing trips can also be arranged for all to enjoy.

Community & Conservation

Fumba is more involved with their local village than any other lodge in Zanzibar. As the villagers helped find the location for the lodge, they were naturally a part of the project from the inception to this very day. Fumba supports the local schools - from nursery through to secondary school age. They also support local businesses and their own team at the lodge who are given in house training and encouraged to develop their education. Fumba’s guests are welcomed as they stroll through the village or they can be taken on tour by requesting a guide from reception. The villagers and staff/guests have regular football matches and an annual regatta to bring the whole community of guests, lodge workers and villagers together for a fun day sailing. The kitchen gardens and large grounds keep staff busy with tending to the land, all of which benefit the conservation of this area and community living here.

Fumba Beach Lodge - Opinions and Reviews

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our staff plus some genuine feedback from our clients below.

Fumba beach Lodge is in a naturally beautiful area with monkeys in the grounds and dolphins in the seas around the Menai Bay Conservation Area. Although, not the best beach in Zanzibar, it is a fantastic spot for snorkelling or taking the Safari Blue Tour, which is very highly recommended. It is located near dense forest, and in one of the most wildlife rich areas on the island, yet it is also well placed for access to Stone Town, just a 15 minute drive away.


We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 0843 634 2258.

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Need more info?

We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 01227 753 180

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

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About Us

Pure Zanzibar Ltd
Registered in the UK
Company No. 5905581
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Pure Zanzibar was started in 2006 and is still owner run and 100% independent.

We favor smaller more intimate lodges and camps and know the island better than anyone else.

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