€105 per night
€105 per night
Red Monkey Lodge, Jambiani, Tanzania

Red Monkey Lodge

Jambiani, Tanzania - Mfumbwi Beach

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  • Unrivaled value
  • Superior location
  • Wonderful food options
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Really Nice Experience ... We spent Christmas at the Red Monkey Lodge. We had a great time from the second we arrived. The service and staff were great and our room was just what we would expected from this kind of remote but really nice Hostel. Its located on a quiet stretch of beach ...

Description - Hotel

Red Monkey lodge is a cozy small beach lodge with only 14 rooms, restaurant and bar, located in Jambiani on the wonderful south east coast of Zanzibar.
This area is my favourite as mass tourism has not spoilt the original atmosphere and plenty of activities can be done from here (diving, kite boarding, bike tours, deep sea fishing... all excursions available on the island of zanzibar)

The Red Monkey Lodge is the realisation of a life time dream and intends to be a non pretentious and laid back location for holidays, while offering high level service to spoil our guests. Keywords are: barefoot, informal, cozy, watersports and great food & drinks.
We do not offer animation programs nor plasma screens in the rooms and prefer guests that have genuine interest for their environment and the local culture.

Completely restructured in autumn of 2010 (and again refurbished in may 2013), this cosy lodge is positioned right on the sandy beach next to a small tropical forest which is home of the red colobus monkeys, that give the name to the lodge. In front of Red Monkey Lodge there is a 2 kilometre long sandbank that reaches from the beach far out into the water, and about 2 km away from shore there is the barrier reef.

The setup consists of 9 one storey bungalows (12 rooms) with traditional makuti (palm tree) roofing , a seaview restaurant, our seaview bar, a reading lounge with book exchange, kite boarding centre and a beachfront chill out area with sun beds and umbrellas.
The pathways between the small tropical garden with – among other plants – aloe vera, lemongrass, papaya, banana, palm trees, are covered with sand, allowing our guests to live a real ‚barefoot experience’.
The Red Monkey Lodge wants to be an antithesis to mass tourism by being integrated with the village of which we are part, rather than offering a golden cage for tourists . If you are looking for plasma screens, animation programs and a beach reserved to tourists this will probably not be the right place for you!

The space
  • Property type: Hotel
  • Guest rooms/units: 14
  • Year built: 2010
  • Renovated: 2013
Hotel accommodations

Lowest price available: €105

Double Single Standard Suite Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Hotel amenities

24-hr front desk Airport pickup Bar/lounge Beach Bicycle rental Boat rental Breakfast included Car rental Childcare or babysitting Children permitted Currency exchange Gay friendly Laundry/valet service Linen included Luggage carriers Meal plans Multi-lingual staff No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Restaurant on site Safe deposit box Sports/activities Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

The rooms are simple, functional, tastefully decorated and designed

The furniture consists of a king size double bed with a large mosquito netting that covers also the bedside table, fan control and light switches. The beds are ‘reading friendly’ as two reading lights can be reached from the bed whitin the mosquito net. A small desk with a chair, the ceiling fan (over the bed, inside the mosquito net), an open drawer (in tropical areas closed cupboards will result in mould), some hooks, and a dhow picture frame with original artwork by east african artists (supplied by our partner gallery Real Art) complete the furniture. The bathroom is equipped with a toilet, a hot water shower, a stone sink, a shelf and a mirror. The rooms are entirely made with local techniques and materials (mainly white cement and precious hardwood such as teak and mahogany recycled from old fishing boats).

Our 30kva generator will provide electricity and support the water pumps during possible power cuts.

Balconies Ensuite Maid service daily Non-smoking rooms Ocean view rooms Safe box in room Toiletries WIFI


Jambiani is a small fishing village with a long white sandy beach and many palmtrees.
We pride ourselves of being integrated into the village rater than being an isolated ‘ghetto for tourist’.

Price details

€105 - 125 per night

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

40% deposit required refunded for cancellations within one month prior arrival.

Location - Hotel

Mfumbwi Beach
Zanzibar Central/South (Zanzibar Central/South Region)

How to get there

Red Mokey Lodge is located right on the stunning Mfumbwi beach in Jambiani on the South East coast of Zanzibar.

1) taxi (1 hour) / around usd 50 per car per way – we can book for you with our local partner if you wish
2) shared bus – for more info/bookings please search on the web usd 10 per person
3) dalla dalla (local bus leaving from darajani market)
the local buses from stone town (called dalla dalla) leave on a more or less regular basis from early morning until the afternoon and take 90 to 160 minutes.

Nearest airport: Stone Town, approx 50 min