A peaceful hideaway set on one of Zanzibar’s most secluded beaches. Fumba Beach Lodge offers well-designed elegance, with friendly first class service. This is a perfect venue to enjoy the tranquility, and dream, swim, dive, walk amongst tropical gardens, or have a special romantic occasion in one of the many secluded spots.
The lodge is located on a the Fumba Beach peninsula, in the Menai Bay Conservation Area. This is both a large marine haven, and an eco-project. The Fumba peninsula is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty since 1998, by the World Wild Life Federation.
The lodge offers an intimate and safe experience with it offering only 26 free standing, spacious cottages, an amazing spot for the entire family to relax and enjoy everything on offer.
Activities and Excursions on offer at and from the lodge are
- A tour of the Historic Stone Town
- The ONLY remaining complete forest on the island of Zanzibar – Jozani Forest
- The Spice Tour during which you learn about different spice i.e. Cloves, Chilli, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Vanilla….and how they are used in everyday life in Zanzibar.
- Visit Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island with its sandy beaches and lush vegetation making it the perfect habitat for Island and Sea Birds.
- Visit the Mangapwani Slave Caves which were used to hide hundreds of slaves during a time slave trading were illegal.
- Watersport activities on offer include Snorkelling, Kayaking and Scuba Diving
Fumba Beach Lodge runs parallel to Ukombe Reef (our house reef and is 8k in length) on the Indian Ocean. After travelling on a traditional Zanzibari Dhow boat for a 20-25 min ride you may enjoy either the humpback dolphins or the bottlenose dolphins! Ukombe is an amazingly healthy abundant reef with a bottom depth of 15 to 18 metres, the top of the reef is only 3 to 5 metres below the surface and offers a variety of colourful reef fish.
The sea here has very generous macro life! Many species of nudibranches, leaf fish, frog fish, several types of scorpion and lion fish, clownfish, cowfish, boxfish, seahorses, pipe fish, banner fish, Moorish idols, butterfly fish, many species of wrasse and some parrot fish, coronet and trumpet fish, many types of eels including the ribbon eel, eel cat fish, garden eels, the blue spotted ray, torpedo ray and sting ray, up-side-down jelly fish and moon jellies, shrimps, crabs and lobsters…the list is endless!