Romantic places to stay in zanzibar

Kichanga – One of the Most Romantic Stays In All of Zanzibar

The Zanzibar archipelago, and Unguja (or more commonly known as Zanzibar island) is an idyllic destination for plenty of romance. The island features a wide range of luxury resorts for romantic getaways on the scenic beaches dotted with palm trees, fringed by coral reef bordered lagoons, and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Introducing, Kichanga Lodge. Understated, quiet luxury. Where less is, well….a lot more.

Kichanga, it’s design, decor and it’s people are there to supplement, not to intrude. We understand that our guests want attention when they want it; that our environment and vibe supports, doesn’t dominate. Kichanga allows you to dream, to be your real you. Unintrusive. Fun.

Where you can connect with yourself, your loved one and nature’s rhythms. Enjoy an upscale intimate dinner, sit, sun yourself by the pool with a cocktail, walk hand-in-hand on the beach or gaze at the beautiful ocean from your villa’s balcony. With beautiful island resorts like Kichanga Lodge, you and your significant other will have a relaxing romantic holiday in Zanzibar.


Kichanga Lodge is nestled within swaying palms in Michamvi on the South-Eastern coastline of the island. The luxury, earthy boutique lodge has spacious villas and bungalows well-appointed with modern facilities. The lodge charms the guests in its wooden framed airy bungalows and thatched roofs with private balconies and a view of the green and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. At Kichanga Lodge, the main catchphrase is privacy. This means lovers and couples can easily enjoy their romantic holiday in seclusion. Once you lodge here, you are left alone in your holiday musings, a sense of remoteness from the rest of the island, until you’re ready to engage. The surrounding is spectacular and will enhance your already fantastic stay.

Every guest has privacy which is the watchword in the lodge. Kichanga Lodge has an open lounge, restaurant, and bar that are built on the beach. The pool has sea views that couples can enjoy while dripping wet and taking the cocktail.  

Accommodation Options

 Space and comfort. Naturally.

Honeymoon Suite

Couples who are ready to indulge in romance, relaxation make use of the VIP Honeymoon Suite. It has a private entrance and secluded terrace with views of the ocean.  Guests are spoiled with some of the honeymoon packages that have been customised according to their needs.


The Lodge has five spacious private villas that are built for honeymooners or families, who want to experience privacy.  The cottages are generously equipped with large bathrooms, and there is an upstairs alcove room, with two beds great views from the balcony. Guests have stone showers, ceiling fans, beds and mosquito nets which come handy in this location.

Family Bungalow

Families are provided with bungalows that have ocean or garden views.  Each member of a family has space to explore the villa.  The bathrooms have ample supply of hot water.

Garden Bungalow

The Lodge has 6 Garden Bungalows with views of the tropical grounds.  The bungalows have outer corridors or verandas for reading and relaxing. Two people are allocated each room, and it is also suitable for families because of its interconnecting doors.


The Kichanga Lodge offers standard or customised massage treatments to help you bring the body, soul, and mind together.


Relax in the oval-shaped pool with your significant other or spend your evening on the beach as you watch dusk approach. Find that piece of magic by getting up early for one of the magnificent sunrises, retire again only to resurface for a heartening breakfast. The oceanfront resort provides easy access to the beach and several other facilities such as the clubhouse, beach bar, and restaurant. Food is locally sourced and prepared by seasoned chefs in the restaurants.

Relax in your villa or bungalow with a glass of wine or cocktail ordered from the beach bar. You can also take your loved one to a romantic dinner at The Rock Restaurant, where you can choose delicious seafood menu and tasty wines. Take romantic walks with your sweetheart along the beach and enjoy the stunning view.

Embarking on mountain bike adventure is one of the fantastic events around the lodge. Other activities include snorkelling, kayaking, swimming, scuba diving, fishing and dhow sailing.  Kayaking and snorkelling equipment are available for hire.  A 10-minute drive will take you to the PADI dive centre. Dhow cruise is something you may not want to miss in Kichanga. The cruise takes you on a jolly trip that opens up some of the most beautiful unspoiled places in the region.

Kichanga Lodge, feel the peace, the beauty and a special kind of Zanzibari hospitality, in quiet luxury, in your time, and at your pace.