At the seaside, on the island of Zanzibar, The Dongwe Club welcomes you in its lovely gardens sloping down to an endless white sandy beach, where you can inhale the aromas of spices and sea. You will be enchanted by the lush vegetation and beautiful coral reef sea bottom. An unforgettable holiday to discover African wildlife, with forest excursions, safaris in Tanzania and swimming with the dolphins. We will make you live a tropical dream, but with Italian taste and tradition.


The Dongwe Club is located directly by the sea, on the eastern coast of Zanzibar, where the climate is drier and more pleasant, approximately 6 km from the village of Michamvi and 65 km from the capital Stone Town.
Transfer from Zanzibar airport: approximately one hour and thirty minutes.

Structure and Services

A restaurant, lobby bar, pool bar, satellite TV, boutique, swimming pool (with sea water), a theatre-cinema, currency exchange, on-site medical service (Italian physician), Wi-Fi area.
Long pier with sun terrace, bar and restaurant (open for dinner, at extra cost, reservation required)
Free: fitness, aqua gym, snorkelling, beach volley, beach soccer, archery, tennis (2 floodlit courts), pétanque, table tennis. At extra cost: diving activities and equipment rental (diving and snorkelling), night time tennis.
A At extra cost: wellness centre, laundry service, minibus and off-road car rental with driver, excursions.



Two single beds or a four-poster double bed with mosquito net, equipped with telephone, mini bar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning and veranda. Third bed available only in rooms with double beds.


Located in two two-storey buildings. With a four-poster double bed and mosquito net, telephone, mini bar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning, balcony or veranda. Third bed available in all rooms. Interconnecting rooms, “family rooms”, located on the ground floor available.

De Luxe

Two single beds or a four-poster double bed with mosquito net, equipped with telephone, mini bar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning and a veranda. All rooms are sea facing and have a spectacular view. Third bed available only in rooms with double beds.


There are four suites, each consisting of a bedroom with a double bed and separate living room (with a Zanzibar-style bed for children). Equipped with whirlpool bath, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning, veranda.


Dongwe Club restaurant offers international and Italian cuisine. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner either buffet or served at the table, including mineral water and American coffee.


A long white sandy beach with sun loungers and beach towels.


Free: tennis (2 courts mateco with lighting ), archery, snorkeling, beach volleyball, beach soccer, fitness, gymnastics, bowling, ping-pong.
For a fee: diving, night tennis.


I am greeted by two years on, no facilities or special assistance.

Wellness Center


The Club has a small wellness center that offers moments of relaxation and body care: relaxing and therapeutic massages, facial and body treatments.

Diving Center


The Dongwe Club collaborates with the neighbouring Rising Sun Dive Center, which has been operating on the island since 1997. It is the only “PADI 4 stars Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre” diving centre in Zanzibar. Qualified and expert instructors will accompany you in the discovery of the underwater world. Modern equipment is available at the centre, which offers a full range of PADI courses: from the Bubble Maker Course for children to Discover Scuba Diving for beginners, from the Advanced Open Water to the Dive Master.
The east coast reef is still intact with a great variety of marine life and beautiful diving spots at different depths and for different experience levels.



Half day
Kizimkazi is a small fishing village located in the southern part of the island , starting point of motor boats. An excursion for snorkelers who will experience the wonders of the Indian Ocean and spotting the ni. On the return visit of the Zala Park, a small reptile zoo housing some specimens living on the island.


Half day
Jozani Forest is the only virgin forest island wide over 2,400 hectares where, in an unspoilt vegetation of plane trees, mahogany trees, ferns and many other species, still home to many herds of red colobus, monkey endemic to Zanzibar, and the Blue Monkey diadem. At the end, walk through a mangrove lagoon.


Half day
The ancient Stone Town, Zanzibar Stone town and capital, is one of the most charming places on the west coast: a maze of winding streets lined with whitewashed coral houses lime and majestic palaces rich in history and culture. Chance to go shopping in the narrow streets of the “stone citadel”.


All day
From the port of Stone Town, aboard a “dhow”, the typical boat at the local sailing, you reach Prison Island populated by giant turtles for over 150 years. After visiting the old prisons, you reach a sandbar where you are immersed in the crystal clear waters of fish and corals. Lunch of typical dishes served in the shade of a colorful “canga”.


All day
Aboard a “dhow”, the typical boat at the local sailing, we set sail for the beautiful Bay of Manai, a place of passage for many of the ni. After a tasty barbecue on the beach, possibility to try to sail with a “ngalawa”, the typical local trimaran.


Half day or All day
Accompanied by an experienced guide you will reach Nungwi where we visit a factory of “dhows”, the typical boat at the local sailing still built with primitive techniques. The morning continues in the Greek sun on pristine beaches. After lunch they will visit the inland villages and a spice plantation.


Option to rent a boat equipped for deep sea fishing, accompanied by experienced local sailors. A unique and unrepeatable.


Upon request, the Club organizes beautiful photographic safaris of two or three days in the most beautiful parks in Tanzania.