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About Blue Reef Fishing Lodge

Blue Reef Fishing Lodge is situated directly on the stunning white sandy beach in the village of Jambiani. This cosy and intimate lodge offers only eight guest rooms, and is set in a garden surrounded by shady palm trees and offering amazing views of the turquoise, crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Jambiani is a small authentic fishing village on the south east coast of Zanzibar and far away from the mass-tourism and big resorts in the north. It is a mere 55 km from the capital, Stone Town, and the airport. Blue Reef Fishing Lodge is integrated into the village, so this means you will also experience the local life on the island. During the day children will play on the beach, the villagers will be fishing or maintaining their boats, and during low tide the women will collect seaweed.

Our rooms are only a few steps away from one of Zanzibar’s most stunning beach what means that in the morning the sound of the waves of the Indian Ocean will wake you. All rooms have their own private bathroom with cold and hot water as well as fans and towels. Breakfast is included in all room rates and is served in the restaurant, or on the private terrace of sea view rooms.

For those searching for true Swahili experience accompanied with a nice beachbar and delicious food you will enjoy the Robinson Crusoe Roof Top Restaurant. Eat and drink at the restaurant, overlooking the Indian Ocean, while sunset is on the horizon. Fresh locally caught seafood is served daily, and vegetarian and meat dishes are also available.

  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

Breakfast (fresh fruit, juice, coffee/tea, pancakes, eggs) is included in all room rates.

Blue Reef Fishing Lodge Rooms

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Blue Reef Fishing Lodge is 1.9km from the centre of Jambiani , the nearest airport 38.5km (Zanzibar International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Jambiani

Seaweed Centre

(5.6 km from Jambiani)

The Seaweed Centre offers tours of seaweed farms and the factory where soap and other cosmetics are produced. It is a great project that supports the local women, provides interesting information and sells special souvenirs.

Crazy Mzungos Beach Lounge

(8.6 km from Jambiani)

Stroll down the beach from Vanilla Arches to the world of Crazy Mzungos, Swahili for ‘crazy tourist’. This funky, fresh beach bar and lounge offers awesome cocktails and fresh organic food served right on the beach. The chef will impress you with...

Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

(15.6 km from Jambiani)

The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is situated close to Jozani Chawka Bay National Park. The interactive butterfly exhibits are within a lush tropical garden. Hundreds of butterflies, all native species to Zanzibar, can be seen within the netted...

Uroa Beach

(28.7 km from Jambiani)

Uroa Beach is situated at Uroa, a quaint fishing village inhabited by friendly and hospitable people. Take long relaxing walks and check out the sandbanks during low tide. Energetic? Try kite surfing, beach volleyball, soccer, bowling, beach...