Panoramic Views endless, White sand Beach and Horizon
Turquoise seas Superb Comfort and our Service

The rugged south-eastern coastline of Zanzibar is recognised as amongst the most beautiful on this idyllic island. Here, on Zanzibar’s finest beach, is Dongwe Ocean View.

Dongwe Ocean View

Panoramic views of the magnificent Indian Ocean right on the beach makes for one of Zanzibar’s best ocean view hotels. A fun, care-free resort with its unique blend of contemporary and Tarran-style décor and understated luxury, and caring Zanzibari hospitality.

Lose yourself in thoughts and dreams while floating in a suspended rattan cocoon. Dongwe Ocean View is all about being spoiled – yourself, your friends, your family.

Featuring spacious accommodations, ideally arranged and suitable for couples, families, groups of friends and of course honeymooners.

We’re known for our local and international cuisine and are a mere 5 minutes from our world famous The Rock of Zanzibar restaurant. We’re a smiling, caring group looking after your every comfort.

Beach volleyball, reef walking, paddling, dhow trips, wind & kite surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving all easily done on the doorstep.

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

Direct booking benefits

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

The seasons dictate our prices: We consistently receive ‘best value for money’ ratings 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, and book.

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Here nature dictates the pace. Feel the breeze, the sand under your feet. The moon above at night. Set amongst the swaying palms on a beach, your private bungalow awaits. Dream on..

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  We had a great holiday at Dongwe. Samson and his team were very efficient and friendly. Youngman, Moe, Soldier and everyone else made it an unforgettable stay. The setting right on the beach is incredibly relaxing. The beach was right on the doorstep. Would recommend...More

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar060 Melissa M

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 5  This was an exelent hotel with freindly staff. This was a amazing experience. Exotic tours was very good and the tour guides was of a high standard.I will recoment Dongwe Osean view to anyone that wants a great relaxing holiday.

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar Johan W

    dongweoceanview tripadvisor stars 4  I have waited twenty years to go to Zanzibar. It was lovely stayed at the Dongwe ocean view lovely room on ground floor two steps to the pool and bar restaurant .staff helpful .some quite funny .very friendly .nobody on the beach except the fisherman...More

    thumb  dongweoceanview avatar063 julie f