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Fumba, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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#2 of 33 Speciality lodging in Stone Town
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Nestled in the southwest of this exquisite island, Fumba Beach Lodge is situated only 30 minutes drive from Zanzibar's International airport in Stone Town. 26 whitewashed Zanzibari style en-suite bungalows with their own verandas are scattered along the beach ensuring private views of the ocean. Three naturally formed coves protect the beaches around the lodge and provide seclusion and tranquility. In the open air restaurant you can enjoy the exquisitely prepared fresh seafood along with a tantalizing array of international and local dishes. For day time excitement you can choose scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, Stone Town tours and lots more. Or just relax at the swimming pool or on the beach under the branches of the baobab and do nothing. With the personalized warm service of our Zanzibar staff and the tranquil atmosphere, Fumba Beach Lodge will fulfill all your dreams.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Dutch and 2 more


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Fumba, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania
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Sulette wrote a review May 2
Johannesburg, South Africa15 contributions2 helpful votes
Thank you Edwin, Sharon and team for making our week stay at your place exceptional! From the wonderful situated rooms to the cocktails under the boabab tree...all made us feel welcome. We specifically looked for a place that was secluded and had a touch of nature and that was exactly what we found. The biabab trees on the beach are still my favourite. Thank you further for making our anniversary special ❤️❤️ We arrived as visitors and left as family...
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Joanna T wrote a review Apr. 2021
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I have been to Fumba many times, and will continue to visit. i find it impossible to fault. the rooms are well thought out and spacious. We stayed last time in a suite with an outdoor bathroom under the stars, built into a huge baobab tree overlooking the ocean. Can't beat that! The food is on point, delicate and skilled execution - which is not that easy to find in Zanzibar in my experience. Kind staff, warm but professional. I recommend highly.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: the suite under the baobab tree is incredible!!!
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Response from Manager Fumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Jo for your great review. Karibu Zanzibar any time!
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Martin W wrote a review Apr. 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates45 contributions81 helpful votes
Ocean facing, tastefully decorated, colonial style eco lodge embedded within a lush tropical forest. We stayed in one of the detached cottages right on the beach. The forest is heaving with energy and life. Monkeys stop by on the porch on their daily trail. It all feels like a safari; a jungle outpost forgotten by the world. It’s a refreshengly quaint retreat recommended to all who seek greater interaction with nature and escape from the city life. Being a long term Dubai resident I really appreciated the peacefulness of this place. We booked a full board package. Very much recommended as there are no alternative restaurants in the area. The food is great with fish/meat and veggie options. The bar is well stocked. The prices are very affordable so one doesn’t have to worry about the final bill at the check out. The staff is super friendly. All guests interact and socialise. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy. I loved the absence of the corporate culture (so annoyingly prevalent in the branded resorts). This place is truly authentic. There is nothing fake about it. The place is timeless. I felt as if I was someone’s guest; can’t help thinking I’ve discovered the perfect place to escape to from the dehumanising experiences of city life. We will definitely return later this year. BTW, the place is great for kids. Our 11 year old daughter loved staying there.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Manager Fumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Martin for the great review, was a pleasure to host you and the family and we look forward to your return visit in August! I hope your new addition (Choco) to the family is behaving :)
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Coenie wrote a review Mar. 2021
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions
So our break from the covid madness was to visit the tropical island of Zanzibar and wow did our stay at Fumba beach lodge really hit the spot. Lovely vibe and relax atmosphere and great food. The staff is great and the management spents some time with guest at the beach bar after 5pm.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Manager Fumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge
Responded Mar. 10, 2021
Thanks Coenie! It was pleasure to host you and Marlene! Hope her 40th was a memorable occasion!
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Travelwithme wrote a review Mar. 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa279 contributions149 helpful votes
Magic place in magical setting - secluded, natural, fantastic sunsets. No hawkers harassing you on the beach - this is a VERY IMPORTANT point when planning your trip. We spent the second week on the East Coast ( close to Matemwa) and the difference is huge. The East Coast beach is flooded with hawkers and they don't take NO for an answer.... Back to Fumba, wonderful sunset swims, romantic pool and bar, amazing trees, friendly service staff. Unsophisticated but fresh food, romantic and back to basic escape. Some TLC/maintenance/more cleaning procedures required to motivate our perfect 5 star score - but given that this is a stunning spot and Covid times - we give management the the benefit of doubt.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Manager Fumba, General Manager at Fumba Beach Lodge
Responded Mar. 6, 2021
Thank you Heidi, Fumba is a special place. The use of the natural products around the lodge, especially our roofing which is makuti is always an ongoing job and Covid times has not helped.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fumba Beach Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Fumba Beach Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Fumba Beach Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Fumba Beach Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fumba Beach Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fumba Beach Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fumba Beach Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fumba Beach Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Arabic, Dutch, and Swahili.
Does Fumba Beach Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.