The perfect beach retreat, Tides Lodge provides charming, cosy lodgings just steps from a quiet beach.


Plan your journey

Location

Tides Lodge is close to Pangani on Tanzania’s north-east coast. The upside of the property’s remote location is that once you arrive, you’re likely to have the beach to yourself. The lodge sits on the scenic Ushongo beach, whose white sands are fringed with palm trees.

Rooms

The seven beach cottages are well spaced along either side of the lodge’s main area, where palm trees offer privacy and shelter. Rooms are bright and airy with simple designs. A sea-facing veranda on each cottage contains a private sunbathing area and king-sized sun loungers. A private lodging, Mawimbi Villa, has large, secluded gardens and four wings sleeping twelve people.

Communal Areas

Tide Lodge’s main area is an open wood-and-bamboo structure located right on the beach edge. A nice pool is set away from the beach. The restaurant offers great, simple food, and the staff appear genuinely delighted to help or simply talk with you.

Activities

Activities include kayaking, dhow or dingy-sailing, snorkelling and scuba-diving (not usually possible from mainland Tanzanian properties). Unlike Zanzibar, which is surrounded by a coral reef and where at low tide the water retreats nearly a mile out, Tides Lodge rests on a sand beach where swimming is possible all day. Nearby Maziwe Island boasts pure white sand and pristine reefs, and lucky snorkelers may glimpse dolphins and sea turtles. Upon request, Tides can set out lunch for you here, making an unforgettable experience.

Guests may take a fishing village tour, visit the nearby Saadani National Park, or take a historic tour around Pangani, a sleepy backwater town loaded with history and largely untainted by tourism.

Half Board

Accommodation
Breakfast and evening meal

Full Board

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal

When to go

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DRY SEASON

A brief interlude of dry and sunny weather before the long rains arrive in late March.

This is a great time of year to scuba-dive or snorkel, with water visibility usually over 20 meters.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

DRY SEASON

A brief interlude of dry and sunny weather before the long rains arrive in late March.

This is a great time of year to scuba-dive or snorkel, with water visibility usually over 20 meters.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

DRY SEASON

A brief interlude of dry and sunny weather before the long rains arrive in late March.

This is a great time of year to scuba-dive or snorkel, with water visibility usually over 20 meters.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The beginning and end of the rains varies each year, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is often characterised by overcast skies, consecutive days of rain, and relatively strong winds. Water clarity is also quite poor due to weather conditions. Overall, this is a poor time of year to visit, though bargains can be found with the relatively cheap low season rates.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The beginning and end of the rains varies each year, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is often characterised by overcast skies, consecutive days of rain, and relatively strong winds. Water clarity is also quite poor due to weather conditions. Overall, this is a poor time of year to visit, though bargains can be found with the relatively cheap low season rates.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

DRY SEASON

The main dry season is characterised by clear skies and stable weather conditions, making it one of the best times of the year to visit Tanzania. Water clarity also tends to be very good, allowing for excellent scuba-diving and snorkelling conditions.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

DRY SEASON

The main dry season is characterised by clear skies and stable weather conditions, making it one of the best times of the year to visit Tanzania. Water clarity also tends to be very good, allowing for excellent scuba-diving and snorkelling conditions.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

DRY SEASON

The main dry season is characterised by clear skies and stable weather conditions, making it one of the best times of the year to visit Tanzania. Water clarity also tends to be very good, allowing for excellent scuba-diving and snorkelling conditions.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

DRY SEASON

The main dry season is characterised by clear skies and stable weather conditions, making it one of the best times of the year to visit Tanzania. Water clarity also tends to be very good, allowing for excellent scuba-diving and snorkelling conditions.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

DRY SEASON

The main dry season is characterised by clear skies and stable weather conditions, making it one of the best times of the year to visit Tanzania. Water clarity also tends to be very good, allowing for excellent scuba-diving and snorkelling conditions.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

This is a rather unpredictable time of the year, with occasional heavy showers or thunderstorms interspersing the sunny spells. Though technically the wet season, the rains are not as intense during this period as during the long rains, making it a good time to visit Tanzania. Water clarity can be good at this time, allowing for great scuba-diving and snorkelling conditions.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

This is a rather unpredictable time of the year, with occasional heavy showers or thunderstorms interspersing the sunny spells. Though technically the wet season, the rains are not as intense during this period as during the long rains, making it a good time to visit Tanzania. Water clarity can be good at this time, allowing for great scuba-diving and snorkelling conditions.

Its proximity to the equator combined with its position along the Indian Coastline means that the Tanzania coastline has a tropical climate with consistent warm-to-hot temperatures throughout the year. The midday temperature averages around 32°C/90°F the majority of the year, while mornings are more pleasant at 22°C/72°F on average.

There are two wet seasons in the majority of Tanzania, and the coast is no exception. The first, known as the ‘long rains’, takes place between March and May, while the milder short rains take place between October and December. Between these are two drier spells: January – February and June – October.

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