What to do while in Shooting Star Lodge


Stroll along the powdery white sand of Kiwengwa Beach or immerse yourself in the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean when the tide is high.

Alternatively, venture out across the coral reef to explore the marine life amongst its tidal pools.

Or simply laze on your veranda or by the pool listening to the lively melodies of children singing as they gather cockles and mussels in the shallows.

The Shooting Star Spa will be the perfect place to pamper yourself and unwind in the cool Indian Ocean breeze. To regenerate mind, body and soul, a large variety of treatments is offered.


For those with more energy to burn, there are various adventure and watersports options available that can be arranged directly with us upon arrival:

  • Local dhow or ngalawa cruise to the reef (Kiwengwa)
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving around Mnemba Atoll (Matemwe)
  • Kitesurfing (Kiwenga and Pwani Mchangani)
  • Parasailing and other watersports activities (Nungwi)
  • Safari Blue (Fumba)
  • Flight over the island in ultralight aircraft

Nature | Culture | History

We can assist you in organizing visits of the different sites of the spice island:

  • Meet with the endemic Red Colobus in Jozani Forest, and enter in a world of colors in the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
  • Test your taste buds on a Spice Farm
  • Walk in the footprints of Sultans and Princesses across the Stone Town
  • Discover the dark history of the archipelago (slave cave and market) as well as the exuberant life of the sultans (ruins and historical buildings)