Shooting Star Lodge


Kiwengwa, Zanzibar

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Shooting Star Lodge

Over the years Shooting Star Lodge has evolved from a simple B&B to the small lodge it is today. It offers guests a quality stay, while keeping true to the traditional roots where it all started. You get a comfortable bed with good food, friendly service and thoughtful touches.

From an elevated location at the north end of Kiwengwa Beach guests here get a quieter and less crowded experience. Ten metres below the lodge is the beach. Stretch out on a sunbed under the shade of a palm umbrella or take a leisurely walk and absorb the stunning scenery. At low tide, you do have to walk a way to reach the water, but at those times take a dip in the lodge’s infinity pool which provides exquisite tropical views over the beach and ocean or if you’re feeling adventurous wade out and visit the sandbanks. Afterwards, take the opportunity to visit the on-site spa for a pampering treatment, be it a manicure, pedicure or a massage.

Food is an important feature of any holiday and here you are able to enjoy island flavours from the a la carte menu in the Monsoon Restaurant and Bar. You dine in Zanzibari style, the restaurant is open to the sides a\nd covered by a high thatch roof.  In addition to the main restaurant is the new addition of the Seabreeze Beach BBQ Restaurant where you can enjoy fresh, quality meals for lunch and dinner, served right on the beach in a relaxed and informal setting. If it’s a thirst quencher you are after then head for the Beach Bar and enjoy a healthy juice or a cold beer, there’s plenty of choice.

Times to Go

Zanzibar is especially good to visit in the dry season from June to October. Most rain falls between March and May with light rains possible in November and December.

Shooting Star Lodge highlights

  • Infinity pool with views
  • Family friendly
  • Choice of room types
  • Friendly staff
  • Family owned and run

Shooting Star Lodge location

Shooting Star Lodge


  • 18 rooms & suites
  • Open all year round
  • Children welcome


  • Infinity pool
  • Spa
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Wi-Fi


(All optional)

  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Spice tour
  • Stone Town
  • Island day trips
  • Sunset dhow cruise
  • Cultural visits
  • Spa treatments

Garden Lodge Room

There are 5 individually decorated Garden Lodge rooms which you will find, as the name suggests, in the stunning gardens. These are furnished in an authentic Zanzibari style. Each one has air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom and a private terrace where you can happily spend a few peaceful hours.

Sea View Cottage

Built in keeping with the island style these popular cottages have high wood-beamed ceilings, large windows and a thatch roof that shades the veranda. Inside you’ll find a beautifully hand carved Zanzibari bed draped with a mozzie net and finished with beautiful batik bed covers. Four of the cottages are set out on two levels are perfect for families, two of the cottages are inter-connected.


Monsoon Villas

The two villas, named Kusini and Kaskazi are set apart from the other guest rooms, on the crest of the hill. Each one is laid out over 3 floors and has 2 bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, a roof terrace where you can enjoy 360 degree views of the ocean and island interior. There’s also a private pool set in tropical gardens. Air-conditioning is standard and you have a mini-fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. To top it all off the roof terrace has a bed with a  mozzie net so you can sleep out under the African stars.


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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.