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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 16-year-old daughter and I stayed a week at the Gecko Nature Lodge mainly for diving and had a wonderful time. The dive center is first class. We couldn't imagine a better dive guide than Alla. Very reliable and knowledgeable and fun. The dive spots...More

Thank dammann
Response from SwahiliDiversGecko, Manager at Gecko Nature LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

The team at Swahili Gecko very much appreciate your warm review. It was a great pleasure to share our home with you both and hopefully you will return again and experience the same (and more) excellent dive spots and pristine coral condition. We strive to...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

In September 2018 me and my girlfriend did the RAID Open Water 20 course at Swahili Divers at Gecko Nature Lodge on Pemba Island. We loved both the accomdation (we had a private room) which was simply beautiful with a great bed in a spacious...More

Thank Roeland T
Response from SwahiliDiversGecko, Manager at Gecko Nature LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

The Swahili Gecko team thank you kindly for your very honest and warm review. The seclusion is one of the rare qualities and we are pleased that you enjoyed the diving and accommodations. We wish you safe travels and welcome you again anytime!

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Gecko Nature Lodge for 6 nights & spent 5 days diving. Received a really warm welcome from Mike & Cecilia and the warmth & hospitality continued throughout my stay. Additionally Glenn & Ala were good company and great diving guides/instructors. It was very...More

1  Thank Declan455
Response from SwahiliDiversGecko, Manager at Gecko Nature LodgeResponded September 27, 2018

We thank you kindly for your honest opinion. It was a great pleasure having you stay with us and we wish you all the best in your future travels. With warm regards from beautiful Pemba. Swahili Gecko team

Reviewed September 11, 2018

We had a fantastic time on Pemba, the diving is truly world class. The equipment rented was good quality and the dive leaders were very good at choosing location for the best diving. Room was not dirty, critters are a plus. Unfortunately, the new owners...More

1  Thank Rebecca R
Response from Michael Z, Manager at Gecko Nature LodgeResponded September 14, 2018

Dear Rebecca Thank you for your opinions and comments (you refer to WE and OUR and US but you were alone!!!), however we wonder what makes you an "expert" on what costs are, and what ample is when it comes to the island of Pemba!!...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018

We stayed from August 5th-7th, 2018. Had reservation and paid until Aug 8th. The communication with Mike before the stay was very good. And we appreciate that as it was our first visit to Pemba. Our primary driver was to make some awesome diving and...More

Thank BenteIrene1970
Response from SwahiliDiversGecko, Manager at Gecko Nature LodgeResponded September 5, 2018

We thank you very much for your review. We are, after all a Nature Lodge as our name implies with spiders, geckos, coconut crabs, birds, butterflies, and the ocassional snake which are found all over Pemba. We are not a 5 star hotel and have...More

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Description
Kervan Saray Beach Lodge is now the newly upgraded Gecko Nature Lodge a series of large airy bungalows beside the sea. Started as simple accommodation for divers , the Gecko Nature Lodge has evolved into a More comfortable lodge for scuba divers, birders, sea kayakers, adventurous souls, as well as yoga retreat and a place to relax and unwind. An upgraded bar, pool, restaurant and expanded deck, allow our guests to really relax. new secret hideaways with Hammocks and DayBeds ahve been created providing privacy and serenity for our guests. The Hotel is also home to Swahili Divers, Pemba’s first PADI 5 star dive centre and recently the first RAID center, The Gecko Nature Lodge is owner managed 100% of the time Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Pool
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$64 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Kervan Saray Beach Lodge
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
10
Price range
US$64 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Kervan Saray Beach Lodge
Location
Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Pemba Island
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Dining (4)
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"Rooms closer to the beach are probably a little quieter."
roelandt2016
Oct. 3, 2018
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"When we were there, the shared room wasn't used for the whole time. For people on a budget, you may..."
rebeccarS1746WA
Sep. 11, 2018
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"Contact Mike to arrange a pick up from the airfield. Local taxi drivers might not know where to go."
erikjanv2013
Oct. 8, 2017
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"Dorms are somewhat basic but roomy and comfortable."
breeannae2014
Jul. 17, 2017
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