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Drifters Lodge

Main Rd | Ushongo, Pangani, Tanzania
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago
    Gorgeous Beach Bandas
    Staying at Drifters was a good experience. Initially there was... more
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    Byron Bay, Australia
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Staying at Drifters was a good experience. Initially there was some issues regarding payment however this was sorted out after Tumaini contacted the booking agency. Drifters is definitely simple, which suits me fine. You will need a certain level of independence staying there.

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    Regensburg, Germany
    Reviewed 31 October 2016

    A fantastic place to stay: it´s a nice restaurant / bar with huts direct at the seafront and a few very pleasant small houses about 20m away of them in the second row; Tuma and her team, they make it a home for her guests; it´s a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beach and indian ocean; the food...

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    Thank MopedRH
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 24 February 2016

    I stayed here with my partner in October 2014 and totally loved it. It is basic but that is why it was so enjoyable and relaxing. Drifters is right on the beach and we lay on the beach reading drinking and eating. Sheer bliss! The staff are very friendly and we had a good few party nights in the bar....

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    Thank Robert C
    Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

    I did enjoyed my stay at drifter's lodge and the bandas are nice.The owner was so charming,the food was okay nothing exotic for a local guy unless you are forigner you will enjoy the local cuisine.The place is clean,staff are friendly.The bandas are

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    Arusha, Tanzania
    Reviewed 27 April 2015

    I visited drifters some time ago and I loved it. Of course it is a budget accommodation so travellers with higher expectations should consider it. I found the chalets clean, comfortable and the most amazing thing were the lovely owners and the staff. Travelling alone, it was so easy to get in contact with other travellers and the owners were...

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    Thank Lisa N
    Reviewed 11 August 2014

    Being on a very tight backpackers budget, we called around 6 places in the Pangani/Ushongo area getting quotes. The dorm was only $12 a night, way cheaper than anywhere else we tried. Tuma (the manager) collected us from Pangani bus station and took us to Drifters free of charge (including paying for the ferry across Pangani River). The setting for...

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    Thank Lucy M
    Dublin, Ireland
    Reviewed 20 June 2014

    we stayed in the huts on the beach - all reasonably priced - It was going ok - staff were not as friendly or helpful as the other places on the beach but we didn't mind. The last night a rat was in my hut- I asked to change my accommodation as i needed a good nights sleep before the...

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    Thank dee b
    Arusha, Tanzania
    Reviewed 22 January 2014

    After spending a couple of nights there, we scape. And we did not scape before because first they do is ask for the money of the nights you plan (originally) to stay. Either staff are nice, the atmosphere is not nice at all and owners does not look like enjoying from clients nothing else but the money. Bad bad

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    london
    Reviewed 8 December 2013

    We stayed in their 'luxury chalet' recently: the toilet/shower area is open, with not even a curtain to divide it off from the rest of the room. On one bed was a stained bedsheet, while the other one had a mattress so thin I could feel the narrow wooden boards underneath all night. There were constant dog fights (as a...

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    Thank christy71
    Washington, D.C.
    Reviewed 22 September 2013

    We had a great dinner at Drifter's. For $10 per person we got prawns, salad, sides and a really nice atmosphere. Food in the Ushongo area is pretty expensive but this was worth it. Also Leonardo Da'Vinci's cafe (next to the art shop) was an excellent and cheap place to go for lunch. Amazing lobster there.

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    • Beachfront
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    Official Description (provided by the hotel)
    Drifters is a beach lodge on the east coast of Africa in Tanzania, near Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. We have budget and luxury accommodation. We offer diving, swimming, fishing and boat trips. ... more   less 

    Additional Information about Drifters Lodge

    Address: Main Rd | Ushongo, Pangani, Tanzania
    Region: Tanzania > Tanga Region > Pangani
    Price Range: $17 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    Number of rooms: 12
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    “Simple beach bandas on the beach front are worth it for sure.”
     of 5 bubbles hammylam, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
    “the huts don´t have an own bathroom but they are at the beach; in the small houses you get a bathroom for your own and much more space”
     of 5 bubbles MopedRH, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
    “If you like rustic, pick the a-framed kibanda on the beach...it's very basic, but there is nothing like leaving your door open all night to view the sunrise over the ocean as you wake up!”
    • Ocean from the beach kibanda (small hut)
     of 5 bubbles FelicityW364, 11 Apr 2013 | Read review
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