About Lighthouse Beach Lodge

Imagine wandering from your self-contained beach cottage on a lush tropical garden setting... 2.5km stretch of unspoilt beach, only 40km from the Kigamboni ferry in Dar Es Salaam. The Lighthouse Beach Resort is the perfect holiday escape for families, couples, small groups and businessmen. You’ll love this natural beach paradise, your "home away from home".


We have family bungalows and spacious double rooms, equipped with all the comfort. Our restaurant will provide you mouth watering meals… and why not? If you want, we’ll serve your lunch and dinner directly on the beach! In the evening you'll enjoy the sunset from our 360º roof top terrace, with ice cold refreshments and snacks.
We recommend our resort also to tourists who don't really want to stay in isolated beach resorts on far away islands, but still want to be near them. The Lighthouse Beach Resort is almost directly on the beach, with the view of the lighthouse which it is named after.
Welcome for a memorable stay!



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Mixing urban sophistication and easy beach culture, the resort offers two secluded and comfortable two-bedroom bungalows, two double room bungalows and two second story double rooms, which are individually decorated and furnished by local craftsmen.


Each unit includes its own spacious veranda with lounge chairs, the perfect place to relax, as you leave your cares from the demanding world behind. Guests often become regular visitors, and often book the same bungalow or room every time - we do our best to accommodate everyone’s wishes!

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During your stay at The Lighthouse Beach Resort you'll have all the facilities you need within easy reach.


Most of people choose to relax and enjoy our beautiful beach, but some also like to visit the ruins of the old German lighthouse, to experience the culture of Kidagaa village or a walk to our neighbor fishing village Kimbiji.


We can arrange activities to suit all our guests!

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Ras Kanzi Lighthouse

The Ras Kanzi lighthouse is situated just to the south of The Lighthouse Beach Resort. The old ruins are from the Germen colonial era: the old lighthouse was commissioned in 1897, but it's unknown when the building process started.


Built more than 100 years ago (but according to the report by British around 1950's the lighthouse condition was good), it used to have a main tower 15m high. Actually the 15m high tower disappeared and the remains’ conditions are not good.


Today there is a fully automatic solar-driven lighthouse on the same place, which has been in operations since October 2008.

It is still worth your time and energy to pay a visit!


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About the area

This coastal area, often referred to as South Beaches, includes the best beaches close to Dar es Salaam, fishing villages and agriculture lands.


It is densely populated with small villages. The ocean of this area is known because of the Sea Turtle population, a wonder of nature we all must work to protect.

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The culture of the Coastal People

There is evidence that communities along the Tanzanian coast were engaging in overseas trade by the beginning of the first millennium AD. By 900 AD those communities had attracted immigrants from India as well as from southwest Asia, and direct trade extended as far as China.


Tanzania is home to more than 120 ethnic groups, each with its own language or dialect and traditions. Ethnic diversity in Tanzania has been increased by the dynamic interaction between coastal people and traders, missionaries and colonizers from Oman, India, Portugal, Germany and Britain.


During the first five hundred years the most popular food in Tanzania consisted of sorghum, millets, fruits, fishes, vegetables. In AD 800, the Arabs entered Tanzania and established the trade routes in the country. During this time they introduced and popularized food items like cotton plants, citrus fruits, biriani and pilau. This food became very popular among the people of the coastal areas and Zanzibar. Groundnuts and cassava introduced by the Portuguese also became an important part of the diet of Tanzanian people.


Meat is not widely consumed in Tanzania. Sheep, goats and cattle are normally used for their milk. Only during festive occasions they are killed for their meats. The most commonly used meat items are ndayu and nyama choma.


The main diet of the Tanzanian people was the pilaf, cornmeal, beans, sorghum and millet. Ugali is the national meat dish of Tanzania. People living in the coastal areas mainly prefer rice and fish cooked in coconut. Some natural grown fruits and vegetables consumed are the pawpaw (papaya), ndizi (bananas), matunda (fruits), beans, spinach and maize. Ndizi kaanga is a famous dish among the Tanzanians.

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