Shooting Star Lodge

Shooting Star Lodge Zanzibar Island. One of the original small boutique hotels on the island.

Choose something bright and universal this summer when you decide on Shooting Star Lodge as your romantic Zanzibar hideaway and one of our leading island specials. Shooting Star Lodge Zanzibar Island is the perfect beach hotel for unforgettable weddings under the African sky and one of the original small boutique hotels on the beach offering personal services and great value for your money. 

Beautifully located on the northern end of Kiwengwa beach, Shooting Star Lodge nestles among lush tropical gardens and boasts panoramic views over the Indian Ocean. 

Choose deluxe accommodation in the form of exclusive villas with private pools, cottages with private patios and divine ocean views, or comfy lodge rooms opening onto the garden. Whitewashed walls, high ceilings and plenty of glass make these cottages and suites ideal for exclusive holidays with a typical Zanzibar island style

Air conditioning, fans, mosquito net canopies, ensuite bathrooms, ethnic Tanzanian bed covers, coconut wood accessories and carved ornate furniture complete the picture.  The 11 sea view cottages feature family-friendly facilities, 4 of them on two levels, and the 3 garden rooms are smaller. The large deluxe suites are elevated on a hill with 3 floors and two bedrooms each and private swimming pools amid lush garden plants. 

Wander down to the alfresco restaurant for excellent cuisine from African to international with seafood a central focus. Plunge into the one-of-a-kind horseshoe-shaped infinity swimming pool on the coral cliff edge when the midday heat gets too much! Chat to Voyage2Africa about your special package deal to a Zanzibar Island beach hotel and make sure you book a few nights at this gracious Shooting Star Resort!



Shooting Star Lodge is only a 1-hour drive (40 km) from Stone Town on the northeast coast of Zanzibar, beautifully located on the northern end of Kiwengwa beach. Nestled among lush tropical gardens it has panoramic views over the Indian Ocean and sandy pathways between cottages down to the beach are illuminated at night.

Choose from a range of different accommodation types – from exclusive villas with private pools, and cottages overlooking the ocean, to more affordable lodge-style rooms opening onto the garden. All rooms have mosquito nets, ceiling fans and air conditioning, hot and cold running water in overhead showers in bathrooms. 

The restaurant has a long-standing reputation for African cuisine, a cosy intimate atmosphere and warm and friendly service. Local seafood, grills and traditional Zanzibari cuisine will tickle your palette. All kinds of special food requirements are catered for. 

A la carte lunches and dinners are served in the Monsoon Bar and Restaurant. Here guests are introduced to all the flavours of Africa using local and homemade products. Pre-dinner cocktails are served in the baraza (traditional sitting area).  Enjoy a healthy juice or midday snack at the StarFish Beach Bar daily. 

The infinity pool has spectacular views over the beach and the Indian Ocean beyond.  Chill out on a traditional lounger (kamba) under a coconut tree and relax the day away Zanzibari style. Look out for the African shooting stars at nightfall and make a wish! 

With so many things available to do in Zanzibar, Shooting Star Lodge will assist you in arranging the right excursion for you.  Spice tours, Stone Town visits, Jozani Forest and Sultan Ruins, dhow sailing, snorkelling & scuba diving, kite surfing, traditional fishing trips and various water sports activities. Who could wish for more, except on a shooting star? Voyage2Africa includes Shooting Star Lodge in overland safaris to Tanzania’s best national parks too!


  • Spa treatments
  • Spice tours
  • Jozani Forest
  • Various water sports


  • Accommodation 
  • Breakfast


  • 16 rooms, cottages & villas
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Infinity pool
  • Spa


  • A simple, beautiful, tranquil slice of paradise on the tip of Kiwengwa Beach elevated on a coral cliff.
  • Honeymooning is a treat not to be missed and weddings are a specialty at this island hotel.
  • Enjoy Zanzibar from the sky in ultra-light crafts and make sure to sample fresh seafood grilled to perfection.
  • Stunning 3-level villas with 2 bedrooms each and private plunge pools looking over the ocean.

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