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seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

Seasons Lodge zanzibar your personal private paradise..

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe


Welcome to Seasons Zanzibar, a new boutique hotel on the azure waters of the east coast of Zanzibar's Unguja Island.

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seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

We hope that this website will be of help to you and will answer all your questions about Seasons Lodge and help you make up your mind about why to visit.

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

We hope that this website will be of help to you and will convince you to come and visit us.

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

About Seasons

Seasons lodge is a family built, and family run, hotel, opened in 2011 by the Clarkes, an Irish-Ugandan family, based in Zanzibar, Uganda and Ireland.

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It is situated in Pongwe on the east coast of Zanzibar. It is just under one hour’s drive from the airport and from Stonetown – on a tarmac road.

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Much of the mortar we used to piece it all together is a kind of limestone (or ‘chokaa’ in Kiswahili), a local material, and a more eco-friendly option than cement.

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Everything has been made by hand on site using our own team; we have employed, and trained, local workmen and craftsmen, thus investing in the local community and the local economy.

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As much as possible, we also source our food locally, and we grow a range of food on site – as well as rearing chickens, goats, ducks and turkeys.

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At Seasons we want to provide a place for you to stay that has a low carbon footprint, while at the same time ensuring quality of service and excellent accommodation – responsible tourism.

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We have described in detail what Seasons Lodge is like, but please do browse our gallery, as it is true what they say – a picture is worth more than a thousand words!

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Rooms

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We have two types of rooms at Seasons lodge.

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

Both boast breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, and in all you can take a shower or have a bath while enjoying the view!

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

We have 7 individual cottages and 3 second floor rooms in the main block.

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The bathrooms have hot water provided by a solar water heating system; each room has a claw foot cast iron bathtub, and the cottages have ‘his and her’ wash hand basins.

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The rooms are designed to harness the Indian ocean trade winds, so as we can keep you cool without using energy sapping air conditioning units.

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They are very open with folding louvered doors and windows to maximise the breeze that blows in off the ocean.

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All rooms also have multi-speed fans above the beds.

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

The cottages have their own walled tropical gardens, accessed through an antique Zanzibar door set within a white coral stone wall.

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At the front are large balconies with comfy coconut wood furniture and steps down to your own beach area.

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Bars

The bar in the main block - the ‘Bar es Salaam’ - offers a range of drinks, from single malt Scottish whisky, to wild and wonderful tropical cocktails.

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We also serve a range of fresh fruit juices, milkshakes, fruit smoothies and fresh African coffee.

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It is furnished with easy chairs and hand carved tables and offers a ‘view and a half’ of the sea.

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The bar at the beach side of the site, the - ‘Temple bar’ - offers the same range of drinks as the main bar, but in a beach style setting.

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Here you can also order lunch from our restaurant while relaxing on our sun beds or the beach front barazas and our comfy loungers.

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Restaurant

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Our restaurant has a range of seafood caught locally from the ocean, which is only 10 metres away from your table.

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The dining room is stylishly decorated against a backdrop of a magnificent Zanzibar door set in a bedding of white coral stone.

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Our top chefs take the best from the sea and combine it with the best of the spices from the island to create a culinary treat.

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While we offer seafood and many types of fish from the Indian ocean, we also have a range of other dishes that may be more familiar, but cooked with the flavour of the spice island.

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To complement these unique tastes and flavours we have a wide selection of wines from South Africa, France, Italy, and Spain.

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

Our A – la - carte lunch menu, which can also be ordered at dinner, has the usual range of burgers, chips, sandwiches and more.

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Breakfast, which is included, is a combination of fresh fruit juices, fresh coffee, a range of teas, freshly baked bread to toast, local honey and jams, cereals, and full cooked breakfast.

Beach and Ocean

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The beach is accessible, apart from at high tide, with three access points down to the beach.

We also have a beach area with sunshades, sun beds and sand beside ‘Temple Bar.’

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

The tide goes out to the reef providing for interesting opportunities to walk along the beach, looking for various shells and marine life, and learning about the seaweed growing and harvesting, that is practised by many women in Zanzibar

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

Gardens

At seasons we have planted from seedling, literally thousands of plants.

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We have planted mostly indigenous plants to the island but have also brought some other plants over from the mainland.

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

We also have a pineapple and banana plantation and numerous papaya trees around the site.

We also have a herb and spice garden where we grow for use in our kitchen.

We compost all our organic waste from the kitchen and the staff and then in turn use it as fertilizer for our gardens.

This is what gives Seasons such a vibrant colour and lush tropical garden.

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe

Facilities & Activities

There are many things to do at Seasons Lodge. Apart from relaxing on the beach or your veranda with a good book, we offer other options to keep you entertained.

We have mountain bikes that are available for exploring local villages and roads off the beaten track.
Kayaks are also available to explore the coastline and marine life.

A boat, with snorkelling equipment, can take you out to the reef to explore the underwater life off shore.

There is a flat screen TV in the ‘Bar es Salaam’ which will show all popular sporting channels or others on request.

The bar, restaurant, and reception area in the main block has a wireless internet connection.

Diving can be arranged to explore the spectacular coral reefs around the island, both if you are either an experienced diver or if you would like to learn while you are here.

We also can organise many other tours of the island or on the mainland of Tanzania.

These include, safaris both on land and water and Stone Town Tour, island hopping, forest cave walks, and mangrove swamp meanders, monkey spotting and turtle watching, to name just a few.

If you’ve heard about it or even if you haven’t, we can organise it.

seasons lodge zanzibar pongwe