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.

The soul of Zanzibar in nature's luxury.

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.

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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





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.

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..

      Very nice and quiet resort, it almost felt like we have our own private hotel! Good food, very nice personnel, clean, great views. Beautiful location, you can walk o nthe beach and feel safe. Very romantic. Not so much for party lovers 🙂

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      I honestly can't think of nearly anything I'd change about Dongwe Ocean View. The rooms are beautiful and clean without being overwrought. The grounds are also lovely, with stunning views out over the ocean. Even though the hotel is relatively small, it never felt crowded....More

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      We had absolutely great , relaxing holiday in Dongwe. The view from the hotel was amazing. The beach was so peaceful and beutiful. The staff was so friendly and the service was the best you can get. We had a trip to the nakupenda island...More

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      By far the best experience we had in Zanzibar! My wife and I went for 4 days to Zanzibar and unfortunately we reached Dongwe on our last day. When we go back, we will only go to Dongwe. Incredible Staff and Incredible Location!

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      Nice rooms with view to the Indian ocean and local fishermen activities in the morning . The pool was nice and clean tres jolie. staff were so frendly. and pizza was delicious è stata una bella vacanza, siamo tutti felici. Bravo. a plus, Tchao,

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      A relaxing weekend stranded on the beach (the guide up in Arusha called it "the crocodile holiday") between the safari in the National parks and the return home. Large and clean room, with an even larger bathroom, comfortable bed, good WiFi and better food, lovely...More

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