The ultimate location for barefoot-chic relaxation

Peaceful & airy ocean front bungalows set on the idyllic, palm fringed and secluded Ushongo Beach

The ultimate location for barefoot-chic relaxation

A selection of beach bungalows set on the idyllic, palm fringed and secluded Ushongo Beach

The Tides Lodge – Tanzania’s best kept secret

The barefoot-chic Tides Lodge is set on the secluded, palm fringed Ushongo Beach on the mainland coast of Tanzania.   Revel in a sense of peace and exclusivity, undiscovered by crowds.  At this relaxed, homely Lodge, guests experience a warm welcome from the team, many of whom herald from local communities.

The Lodge

‘sugar crystal sands and turquoise waters… The Tides is worth it’

– FunRider71, 2016


‘We made sandcastles and swam in the sea for 4 days and I can’t imagine anywhere else in the world more perfect’

– Christine M, 2016

‘If you want to get away for the big wide world, this place is awesome, no shops no Tv, just chill time’

– Mandy D, 2016

The Bungalows

‘This really is a ‘no news, no shoes’ resort, perfect for relaxation. Snorkelling here is better than on Zanzibar where we were the previous week. All in all a wonderful experience’

– 797happytraveller, 2016

Useful Information


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What our visitors say about us

Beauty and solitude

‘Only 10 lodges straight on the empty beach. Beautiful interior decoriation, excellent food and a friendly staff with good knowledge of English.
Spend half a day snorkling 6 miles out from the beach on a sandy reef and the staff will serve you an excellent lunch. Take a bodaboda (motorcycle taxi) to Pangani to experience a town wihout a single tourist. The airstrip is adding extra flavour to the experience – a grass field without a single house.’

Lena M