Lazy Lagoon


Mainland coast 70kms north of Dar es Salaam

Accommodation Type

Beach lodge

Accommodation Level
Price Guide

Lazy Lagoon

Lazy Lagoon, the name says it all. Elegant Swahili-inspired architecture, the perfect ocean-front setting, a choice of watersports and coastal explorations fuse into a pleasantly easy-going yet serene beach retreat.

Located on long arc of sandy coast leading down to sheltered ocean waters and reached only by boat, Lazy Lagoon is the archetypal beach getaway. It oozes Swahili style, from the thatched bandas with their verandas and the two storey main building housing the restaurant, bar and lounge, all cooled by the ocean breeze. 

Life here is a easy mix of relaxation and gentle activity. Nothing is hurried, there’s no need. The lodge is well named! Spend time contemplating ocean views, watching fishermen bringing back their catches and enjoying a cooling swim in the sea or the pool. Use the lodge’s kayaks and laser sailing boats to explore further, go snorkelling to marvel at marine species and coral. Back on dry land you can take a stroll in the coastal mangroves looking for wildlife, and visit Bagamoyo, once an important trading post where you can see Indian, Arab and Christian influences.

Back at Lazy Lagoon you can enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar and dine on succulent seafood, today’s catch.    

Bandas are spacious, with a bedroom, bathroom and upstairs living room leading out to a terrace. There’s no TV or air conditioning, these simply aren’t needed. Instead nature takes centre stage: the view is better than TV can provide and the breeze keeps things cool. The upstairs room has twin beds, so families are easily accommodated.

Times to Go

The dry season runs from June to November, though showers can occur on the coast at any time of year. June and July tend to be the coolest months, with temperatures then rising till November and the rains.

Lazy Lagoon highlights

  • Secluded and exclusive
  • 9kms of sandy beach
  • Spacious ocean-facing bandas
  • Perfect for relaxation
  • Opportunities for snorkelling, kayaking and sailing
  • Cocktails in the sunset lounge
  • Dine to the sound of the waves

Lazy Lagoon location

Lazy Lagoon


  • 12 bandas
  • Open all year
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • Dining room
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach
  • Two person kayaks
  • Laser sailing boats
  • Snorkelling gear


  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Explore the mangroves
  • Guided tour of Bagamoyo

Lazy Lagoon bandas

There are 12 beach bandas, each with two floors of accommodation. There is a bedroom with twin or double beds downstairs and twin beds on the upper floor. Each has a large bathroom. They have both a terrace and a balcony with ocean views.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“Lazy Lagoon’s owners, Foxes Safari Camps, created an NGO, Foxes Community and Wildlife Trust, in 2005 which undertakes social, education and health projects to help orphans and foster families in the Mfundi district of southern Tanzania, whose rural communities have been profoundly effected by the HIV/Aids.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.