We had an unusual find on Sange Beach, as we found not one, but 2 chambered nautilus shells, over the past 18 months. Unusual enough that when asked, the local fishermen, had no idea on what they were and had never seen one before. This caused quite a stir among the local fisherman, as to what this strange shell was, and intrigue for us, so we looked for more information about them....
Welcome to tranquility; coconut palms, the gentle lap of waves off the Indian Ocean, the silent stream of dhows travelling routes as ancient as the tide. Kijongo Bay Beach Resort is the place you come to when you need to revive, recharge and simply relax. Enjoy the natural charm and hospitality of the Swahili people. Indulge in the prepared and freshly caught seafood and let time slip away.
Located at Sange Beach near Saadani National Park, we offer the unique opportunity to enjoy much of what Tanzania has to offer all from one spot
Go on a water safari and discover the amazing diversity of the underwater life while snorkeling or scuba diving around the beautiful reef of Maziwe Island.
We had an unusual surprise one morning, right in front of Kigongo Bay Resort, a flock of greater flamingos, floating on the calm surface of the ocean. A quick rub of the eyes and yes, they were still there. Around 40 of these large bright pink birds were forming a raft in the bay.
As you walk around the gardens at Kijongo Bay Resort, you may be fortunate enough to see some strange nests amongst the leaves, these nests are made by weaver ants. We were quite intrigued by these nests, and so did some research and found them to be very interesting, and thought we would share this info with you.
Did you know that sunbirds are omnivorous? A sunbirds' diet is made up primarily of nectar, around 95%. They will, however, sometimes eat fruit and arthropods (insects and spiders). Sunbirds need to feed almost continually during the day to meet their high metabolic needs..
In January we were able to spend 5 days here before our onward journey to Zanzibar. Everything we had hoped for was confirmed: idyll, peace, sandy beach and, above all, great hosts who gave us valuable tips on all our questions. The staff was super friendly and always looked after us. There was nothing to complain about, that's how we imagine relaxation :-). Thanks to the great team. Uwe... Read this review
Uwe & Anke, January 2024
Privacy & Space
The Kijongo Bay Beach Resort is a generous hotel complex that guarantees plenty of space and excellent privacy. Sally, Karl and team looked after us very warmly the whole time. We stayed here for two days and felt completely at ease. A great experience with friendly people and a great location right by the sea. The food was delicious and left nothing to be desired. We particularly enjoyed the... Read this review
Dirk Bretschneider, January 2024
Kijongo Resort is a paradise for those seeking tranquility. There are plenty of opportunities to engage in activities. However, the first recommendation in the information booklet is: "do nothing!" The location certainly invites this. The staff, the food, and the location are amazing! I It does take some effort to get there, but it is definitely worth it.
Very nice spot, great houses, family atmosphere, very good food. We felt very comfortable. After that you don't need to go to Zanzibar anymore. Thanks to Sally, Carl and the local staff, it was just gorgeous.Rooms: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Location: 5/5 Hotel highlightsGreat view, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great value
Ein Besuch im Paradies
Ein wunderbares Ressort. Wir waren 7 Nächte dort, genossen ein Mitarbeiter Team das sehr freundlich war und uns verwöhnte mit bestem Services und grosser Herzlichkeit. Es gab ein passendes Angebot für die Freizeit, z.B. Bootstour zu den Corallenriffen um zu schnorcheln, Kanutouren in die Mangroven, Massage allerbester Qualität und einer Geschäftsleitung für die guter Service sehr wichtig ist, aber auch versteht, individuell auf die Wünsche der Gäste einzugehen.
Peace & Tranquility with Great Service
(Translated by Google) We stayed at this amazing place for a week. If you are looking for silence combined with great service and lovingly furnished houses, you have come to the right place. The beach is gorgeous, like Robinson Crusoe on his deserted island. The variety of butterflies and birds is also worth a visit. The lucky ones will be woken up at night by the bush babies. You... Read this review
Wunderschöner, ruhiger Ort mitten in einem Garten Eden
Wir haben gleich zu Beginn unserer 6-wöchigen Tanzaniareise das KijongoBay ausgewählt, um anzukommen und den Alltags-Stress aus Europa hinter uns zu lassen. Und der Ort ist perfekt dafür; kilometerlanger Sandstrand ohne lästige Verkäufer oder Beachboys, die Dachterrasse mit Tagesbett, Aussicht aufs Meer und einer kühlen Meeresbrise, und nicht zuletzt das wundervolle Personal, dass sich ums Wohl der Gäste sorgt und die wunderschöne Gartenanlage pflegt.Täglich kommen Vögel, Affen und kleine... Read this review
Känn dig avslappnad och bortskämd
Ett härligt boende på stranden vid Indiska oceanen. Supergod mat och dryck att intas i den strandnära restaurangen och baren.Vi var med på två intressanta och trevliga små vandringar med Karl; Mangrovieträsk och livet på havsbotten vid ebb. Karl är verkligen en kunnig guide.Trevligt och familjärt att resortens manager (Karl och Sally) jobbade ute och delade med sig av sina kunskap om livet i Tanzania och allt annat vi... Read this review
Wonderful family holiday!
We have just returned from the most wonderful week at Kijongo Bay. Our 3 children (3, 7 and 10) had the best time. The beach was fantastic and very safe to swim in and then we had the added bonus of having a pool too! The food was great and if there were things the kids struggled with, we simply asked for a variation which was no problem. All... Read this review
Perfect family holiday
We spent a week with friends at Kijongo Bay Resort. It was such an amazing holiday. The kids tell it better than we could. “The staff were all super friendly and welcoming and I really got to know each of them. The beach was beautiful and so interesting. One of my favourite activities was the beach walk when Karl told us lots of information about the sea creatures that... Read this review
Family Get Together
We visited in July 2022 as a group of 2 families with tots to teens and had a fantastic week. We were looked after so well by the whole team at Kijongo Bay. The welcome was amazing by the team and the locally sourced fresh food cooked on site by the fabulous kitchen staff was outstanding every day.... no mean feat for our range of tastes. We made good... Read this review
Our family of five visited Kijongo Bay Beach Resort in August 2021. We have been trying to return for several months and will be visiting again soon. It is AWESOME in the true sense of the word, not the overused phrase of today. The location is spectacular with all villas and the communal dining and pool area all facing the ocean. We arrived at lunchtime, planning to stay two... Read this review
Dar es Salaam
New year break
I visited during new years break, it is such a beautiful place to go with the family, its a place that provides a good rest and great have fun at the same time, the staffs brilliant with children and they provide a top class service, the rooms has all facillities that are needed and very clean, they provide fresh meals that are top class, the managers tops the lot,... Read this review
Escape to Paradise
Our family of five (including one teen, one tween, one child) had a fabulous visit to Kijongo Bay Beach Resort. It was our first visit. We had booked originally for two nights, but decided to stay a third night because the accommodation, location, food and service were so exceptional. We definitely plan to return. The co-managers, Sally and Karl, and the staff team members were exceptional. The kitchen was... Read this review
Dar es Salaam
Wer Ruhe und Geborgenheit möchte ist hier genau richtig
Nach unserer zweiwöchigen Selbstfahrer Reise, mit vielen wechselnden Unterkünften haben wir hier 6 wundervolle Nächte verbracht. Wir wurden herzlich von Carl und Sally mit ihrem Team begrüßt, da wir etwas spät dran waren hatten Sie sich gesorgt ob wir vor Dunkelheit noch ankommen und uns dann per Telefon versucht zu erreichen. Es war so schön wie Sally sich um uns gesorgt hatte und sich richtig freute dass wir gut... Read this review