Right on the beach

We aim for responsible tourism

Restaurant & Bar

Book Exchange Library

Spectacular views

Free WiFi in Bar & Restaurant areas

Fill your own bottle, water dispenser in our bar

Weekly entertainment : “Crazy Monday”

Double Bed (Extra single bed in triple rooms)

Mosquito nets

Mini Safety Box

Bathroom with hot shower

Hanging Space

Reading Lights

Mosquito mesh on windows

Furniture made from reclaimed Dhows

Jambiani is on the South East Coast of Zanzibar

1hr from Zanzibar Airport & Stone Town

Pristine Beaches

Close to the local village

Access to Diving, Kite Surfing, Spice Tours, Boat Trips

Many options for food from local to gourmet

Many entertainment options close by



Our outdoor bar faces the beautiful Jambiani beach and there is nothing better than sitting watching the sun go down with a cocktail in hand, barefoot and lazy. Our barman will spoil you with his signature cocktails made from fresh tropical fruit.

We offer a wide selection of local beers such as Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Tusker and Ndovu, cider, the main international spirits (including top of the range such as Hendricks gin, single malt whiskeys, Pyrat rum, Hennessy) and a modest selection of wines from South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Australia and Europe.

Gin sours are currently going down very well!

Our bar is open whenever you need it.


Our sea view restaurant, offers a simple locally inspired cuisine. The concept is: simple recipes using the top ingredients available on the island! We do not have a fixed menu card, as we believe in locally sourcing fresh ingredients and avoid using frozen imported products.

Our restaurant offers a daily changing choice of two 4 course table d’hote menus based on locally sourced ingredients. Our speciality is of course seafood! We can also offer specials like seafood platters or grilled lobsters, if ordered in advance.

Our continental breakfast is available all day!

We offer a light lunch menu, which changes daily, from our blackboard in the restaurant.

We are also happy to adapt our menu to your personal taste or dietary requirements! (Just let us know)


The smallest stage with the best view on the planet! Our stage at Red Monkey Lodge, not only hosts our weekly Jam Session ‘Crazy Monday’, but has also been graced by a number of top international names. Including Joss Stone, Akua Naru, . We have been keen to bring new musical experiences to Zanzibar, and do what we can to use these opportunities to expose local Tanzanian artists to world class music and visa versa. The collaborations and energy which has come from our stage projects can be evidenced at our regular Crazy Monday events, where the jam sessions are like no other with fusions of East African vibes and contemporary sounds.



Because we like to be upfront with our guests about what they get from a stay at RED MONKEY LODGE, we’re not ashamed to explain what YOU don’t get.

We no have TV’s, no phones and no WiFi in the rooms – we are taking away the temptation to do what you do at home! We don’t have mini-bars or room service either, because we want you to experience your food and drink with our spectacular views and also talk to us and other guests.

All this helps our guests to switch off, get barefoot and lazy.


We have lots of different spots to sit around the lodge, some in the shade, some in the sun, some in chairs, some in hammocks. We want you to get your barefeet on the sand, breathe in the sea air and go to sleep with the sound of the waves. We even have an all day breakfast, so that you can really be lazy! We have WIFI in the restaurant and bar area.

For those who want to be active we can guide you through the numerous options close by or how to explore Zanzibar, the heart of the Spice Islands.