Tanzania Accommodation,
Tanzania Coast and Islands

Pongwe Beach Resort


Pongwe Beach Resort is a charming guesthouse with a quiet and secluded location on one of the best beaches on the attractive east coast of Zanzibar. It is a 50 kilometre drive on a good tarmac road from Stone Town to reach the resort.

Pongwe offers just sixteen thatched cottages all just a stone’s throw from the warm Indian Ocean, each with a private terrace and simply furnished with traditional Zanzibari wooden doors, wooden beds and locally spun fabrics throughout.

The beach offers good swimming at high tide and there is superb snorkelling at the nearby Mnemba Atoll. Trips can also be taken to Kizimkazi where you can swim with turtles and dolphins. An infinity swimming pool is a welcome facility and the restaurant serves imaginatively prepared seafood as well as special dishes to cater for any dietary requirements. A wide variety of beverages and cocktails are always available at the bar.


Restaurant, bar, lounge, infinity pool, library, internet service, private bathrooms, mosquito net, fan and laundry service.

Optional Activities

Kayaks and mountain bikes are provided free of charge and other activities include scuba diving, snorkelling and jeep excursions.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Tanzania tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

[Specific wildlife highlights were] seeing the different areas of Tanzania and large wildlife views, coupled with close-ups of lions, giraffe and elephants.

Mr N B - Yorkshire