Located on the mainland of Tanzania in an area known as the ‘Swahili Coast’, this hidden gem is only a 20 minute flight from the island of Zanzibar.
The “Sunday Times” rated Tides Lodge as one of the top six “secret beaches of the world” (we have never been very good at keeping secrets!)
The Tides offers a unique combination of idyllic beaches, access to the historic town of Pangani and yet close enough for a days safari in Saadani National Park. Three holidays combined into one!
The small, intimate lodge of just 9 cottages is set on a palm fringed and secluded beach giving the guests the feeling of peace and exclusivity. Guests can walk for miles each way from the Lodge passing only the occasional friendly local fisherman. The Lodge itself is deliberately low key and relaxed, yet offering the very best levels of service and cuisine. Staff are all employed from the local villages and take great pride in their jobs.
The Lodge itself is deliberately low key and relaxed, yet offering the very best levels of service and cuisine. Staff are all employed from the local villages and take great pride in their jobs.
There are a host of activities to occupy your time – if that is what you like – including excellent snorkelling, scuba diving as well as other water based activities such as kayaking and surf skiing. Big game fishing is available both for beginners and the experienced. Day trips can be arranged to the nearby Saadani National Park which boasts a diverse array of flora, fauna and animals. Cultural excursions to the historic and unspoiled town of Pangani is a fabulous experience.
Tides Lodge has a range of accommodation including beach front cottages, a honeymoon suite and a two bedroom family cottage. The seven bright and breezy individual en-suite cottages are set among the palms overlooking the sea; each has a private secluded sunbathing area. The honeymoon suite, set in a private location, is on 2 levels – downstairs is a lounge area and bathroom and the first floor bedroom enjoys a large balcony overlooking the gardens to the ocean. The family house is beach fronted and has 2 large double bedrooms, a central living area and a dining table for private dining and can accommodate up to 6 people. Outside there is a large veranda and private beach area with parasols.
The Tides Lodge offers a rare and wonderful escape from the frantic pace of everyday life – with only the sound of the ocean waves as a distraction, rest and relaxation is obligatory.