The southeastern coastline of Zanzibar is recognised as amongst the most beautiful on this idyllic island. Here you’ll find 3 gems: the award winning Dongwe Ocean View hotel, its sister Kichanga Lodge, and our world famous The Rock restaurant.

Dongwe Ocean View

Panoramic views of the magnificent Indian Ocean from luxurious air-conditioned accommodation right on the beach makes for one of Zanzibar’s best ocean view hotels. A sumptuous resort with its unique blend of contemporary and Tarran-style décor.

Lose yourself in thoughts and dreams while floating in a suspended rattan cocoon. Dongwe Ocean View is all about being spoiled, spoiling yourself.
Featuring thatched roof huts with relaxation beds, an outdoor pool and wooden deck with sun loungers, all overlooking the colour moody Indian Ocean: blue, green, turquoise, indigo.

Known for our local and international cuisine, and a mere 5 minutes from our world famous The Rock of Zanzibar restaurant, we’re a smiling, caring group looking after your every comfort. Our first wish is to connect when needed.

We offer all trip transfers you will need during your stay, and a variety of island excursions

Activities? Oh yes! Beach volley-ball, reef walking, paddling, dhow trips, wind &kite surfing, and scuba diving all easily done on the door-step.

Direct booking benefits

  • Samson, our GM, your host
  • Deals and best prices
  • Our Kichanga Foundation Tour
  • Room Upgrade free*
  • Reef shoes and snorkelling equipment

The seasons dictate our prices: Dongwe Ocean View has the best value for money rating area-wide. We struggle when you leave, as indeed will you when reluctantly you must.

The Dongwe Experience


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Mid-way between Kichanga Lodge and Dongwe Ocean View, a mere 5 min, lies The Rock of Zanzibar. One of the world’s iconic restaurants, attracting travellers from around the globe. Depending on the tide, wade out, walk out, or let us pole you there in the boat. Known for its exceptional food and idyllic location. Featured worldwide. Know More.

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Let nature dictate the pace, as it does at Kichanga Lodge. Feel the breeze, the sand under your feet. The moon above at night, listening, mindful. Set amongst the swaying palms on a beach against a hillside, your private bungalow awaits. Find out more