At Driftwood Beach Lodge, we make it easy for you to spend your time exactly the way you want to. After all, it’s your holiday. That starts with choosing the perfect Zanzibar accommodation for your stay. Just as with everything else, we like to give you options.

We have two kinds of accommodation, and if you’ve not visited Driftwood before, we thought we’d use this blog post to tell you a bit more about them. Whether you’re staying in one of our two beach bungalows or eight standard rooms, you’ll soon feel at home on Zanzibar.

Enjoy life at Driftwood

The beach is just a few steps away across our tropical gardens – or you can spend time in our pool, lounge or dining area when you feel like having a lazier day (and that’s totally allowed). If you want to see more of Zanzibar, we can give you advice on the best historical sights and places to eat local food. We can also help you book activities from kitesurfing (which Jambiani Beach is famous for) or a sunset cruise on a dhow.


If you’re taking a break from your hectic work schedule, you might want to leave your days completely open. You’ll find that Driftwood Beach Lodge is a wonderfully serene place to kick back with a book, or grab a mask and snorkel to visit the house reef just offshore – no boat required.

Our home is your home

However you choose to spend your time here, we’ll ensure you feel at home. For full details of our rates and availability, you can contact us – depending on the season, you can book a standard room at Driftwood Beach Lodge from as little as US$30* per person sharing per night, or a bungalow from just US$39* per person sharing per night – all including a delicious breakfast of freshly brewed Tanzanian coffee and tropical fruits.

Feeling spontaneous? Right now, you can book one of our standard rooms for US$44 per person sharing per night, or a bungalow for US$57 per person sharing per night (slightly more for single occupancy). Just check that we’ve got space – this is a wonderful time of year on Zanzibar, so we might be full…


If you have a moment, let’s step inside. Whether you’re in a standard room or a bungalow, you and your travelling companion can enjoy the comfort of a queen-size bed with crisp white linen, with romantic white mosquito nets billowing in the breeze. Thanks to the sea air, bugs really aren’t an issue here, but we’d hate for your sleep to be disturbed in any way. Although with the gentle sound of waves whispering on the shore as the only night sound, that’s pretty unlikely.

It’s what’s inside that counts

All our Zanzibar accommodation options have a private bathroom with shower, access to Wi-Fi and a walk-in closet. Then again, at most times of the year, you can pack light when it comes to your wardrobe – you’ll probably want to spend all your time in your beach attire. From your private patio, you can look out (or step out) into the garden – or relax and watch the world (think the occasional traditional sailing dhow) go by.

Our bungalows give you an additional sense of seclusion – they’re set slightly apart from the rest of the lodge, so you can easily imagine that you’ve been cast adrift on your own desert island. The décor in the bungalows is inspired by Zanzibar’s Swahili culture, with carved wooden bedposts. Temperature control is done the original Zanzibar way: with thatched roofs that allow air to circulate, and cool tiled floors.


Each bungalow is surrounded by its own private garden, making them the ideal option for couples looking to spend time focusing on each other. Whether you choose a standard room or bungalow, our entire team will extend you a warm Zanzibari welcome and are on hand to help you in any way they can. Contact us today to book your Zanzibar accommodation at Driftwood Beach Lodge, and experience the Spice Islands at your own pace.

* Pricing valid until 31 November 2019