The island pongwe lodge is a mid- range accommodation found in pongwe, in the middle of the indian ocean , on the North east coast of Zanzibar Tanzania region. The hotel is approximately 34km from Stone town and 28km from Abeid Amani karume International airport. The hotel is convenient and in a perfect base to tourists, travellers and holiday makers for relaxation especially romantic escape since its built on a coral rock where you can walk right into the water overlooking the beautiful views of the island, colorful gardens and surrounding areas.
The Island Pongwe lodge consists of 6 elegant and comfortable suites overlooking the panoramic views of the sea and colorful gardens reflecting African building style with high level of comfort. All suites are well elevated , decorated and furnished with private en-suite facilities of clean Flushing toilets , bathroom with hot and cold showers/ bathtub, wrapped mosquito nets , flat screen TVs, hair driers , living rooms dressing mirrors , Air conditioning , chairs , Free bottled water, satellites , extra rooms , free toiletries to mention but a few. Rooms have large sitting areas and terraces, you relax while overlooking with the stunning views over the Indian Ocean, blue pool and surrounding areas. Each room is well equipped with excellent and comfortable queen and king sized beds with clean and washed beddings. Rooms are in different categories and sizes with single for individuals ,double beds ,twin for sharing and triple/family rooming option with different cost ranging from 300$ per night and above sometimes rate goes slightly high during peak/ high season than in Low season.
The island Pongwe lodge offers more services and facilities which include;
A restaurant that serves different meals both international and African zanzibari inspired cuisine that meets guests choice. Meals offered include. A breakfast at the beach while overlooking to a beautiful of Tranquil environment , lunch and dinner both in and outdoor dinners served by well trained, friendly and organized staff.
A well -stocked bar with a shared lounge with confortable seats offering variety of refreshments like; local ,cocktail , wines, spirits and international beers, you relax and sip the cocktail or monk tail while overlooking the panoramic view over the Indian ocean and surrounding areas.
Out- door swimming pool that cools of the hot afternoon, you relax in water and sip any drink of you choice overlooking the beautiful surrounding area.
Services include; Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs, Laundry and house –keeping services available, biking .
Internet WIFI hotspot available at the hotel that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.
Activities to do while at the lodge include; Full day island tour, snorkeling , dolphin spotting, cooking tours, night walking tours especially in stone town etc.
Zanzibar is not an independent country, it is the self –governing state in Tanzania found off the coast of East Africa . It is considered to be an old trade center in Tanzania, it is the Archipelago (group) of Islands and stone town is the historical city center located 6 km south from Zanzibar International airport . The airport is connected on daily basis with all the major East African Cities like; Kilimanjaro , Arusha, Dar-el-salaam , Nairobi and Mombasa and most of the airlines land directly on the Island making Europe, Asia, and North America relatively easy to reach . Zanzibar is the home of over 705,000 people speaking different languages with around 4 ethnic groups . The country is lively mixture of culture , religion and cuisines. The best time to visit Zanzibar is during dry season in Jan to March or july to October and December. There are different accommodation in zanzibar ; Budget mid- range and luxury accommodation that are convenient ,affordable to visitors visiting the area. There are different and more attraction/ activities to do while in Zanzibar. They include ; visiting the beaches (nakupenda, nungwi, paje beaches etc)where most of the people travel Zanzibar for vacations ,and relaxations, Visiting the historical landmark of stone town (the heart and soul of Islands) , prison Island, Palace museum, Head to Jozan Forests , visiting caves , spice/cultural tours to different parts of Zanzibar especially local village , quad biking ,Parasailing boat trips and many other activities. One can visit Zanzibar and still travel to other different parts of Tanzania.