Shooting Star lodge is a small relaxed family run hotel set high on the eastern coast of Zanzibar amid matured tropical gardens.
Shooting Star Lodge has 14 rooms set over several traditional style bungalows. All rooms have high beamed ceilings, large windows and are furnished with hand crafted wooden beds.
Sea View Rooms
All sea view rooms are large and well appointed with en-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets and air conditioning.
Four of the Sea View Cottages are set out on two levels and are ideal for families: the ground floor has a large air-conditioned double bedroom, shower room and separate closet, and a staircase leads up to a twin children’s room in the roof space, whilst there is a separate wash basin area on the upper level, the shower and toilet are shared with the ground floor. The upper level has ceiling and table fans only.
The lodge rooms are garden facing, smaller, more simply furnished and do not have air-conditioning.
The restaurant at Shooting Star Lodge is open air and offers stunning views out over the ocean.
The Zanzibari chef has a long established reputation for fine seafood and even gets a mention in the Lonely Planet Guide. Caters well for vegetarians.
The Shooting Star lodge also has a salt water infinity pool set up above sea level offering a fabulous vantage point to look out over the coastline with a cool drink.
Shooting Star Lodge is well located for exploring the local village, Kiwengwa, on foot or by bicycle. Each morning you will be able to witness the women heading off to collect seaweed as the fishermen return with their catch. This is busy village life as it’s been for many years. Kiewengwa also provides a good opportunity to shop for trinkets, carvings and brightly coloured, wrap-around cotton sarongs or “kangas” at the local bazaar.
This is a well located, well run guest house which provides a nice atmosphere and privacy; we strongly recommend staying in the sea view rooms as the garden view rooms are dated and small.