'Hodi Hodi' is the traditional Swahili greeting when arriving as a guest at the house of a friend. The answer is always Welcome - 'Karibu'.
HODI HODI consists of two properties. One is our Zanzibar Boutique Beach Houses on the stunning Matemwe Beach in Zanzibar. 7 rooms in 3 separate beach houses offer combinations of single, double, twin, family and group accommodation for up to 18 people. The other is our Ruaha Safari Bush Camp situated in a horseshoe shaped valley and overlooking the Ruaha National Park. The tents are stylish and comfortable, built hanging off the steep ridge. There are 5 double and 2 quadruple tents also offering combinations of single, double, twin, family and group accommodation for up to 18 people.
Privacy as well as exclusivity allow HODI HODI to be a romantic hideaway, an ideal safari and beach combination for an extended family celebration gathering spot, or a fun venue for a tailor-made private party.
The atmosphere is easy-going in both destinations : An honesty bar, serve-yourself hot beverages, cocktail hour, free WIFI and a barbeque for guests' use. A plunge pool suits adults and children.
The set food menu changes daily so is local and fresh, combining traditional and international modern cuisine. Dining is alfresco.
Activities on Zanzibar include diving or snorkelling the nearby marine reserve of Mnemba atoll, walking the 10kms of unspoiled beach, kitesurfing, fishing, massages, or island exploring.
Activities at Ruaha include Full day Game Park Safari Packages, Walking Safaris, Night Safari Drives / Bush Dinners, Balloon Rides with Luxury Breakfast (when in season), Cultural visits to local villages and more.
Staff all come from the nearby village. HODI HODI supports various community projects and has been assessed as a member of Responsible Tourism Tanzania and TRAVELIFE.
The creator / owner / manager of HODI HODI is Julia Bishop, East African born and raised, and long-time supporter of sustainable tourism.
Watch the sun set over the African Bush and see it rise from the Indian Ocean with our dual family run properties.
Where we operate
- Beach Holidays
- Bird Watching
- Mobile Safaris
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
- Self-Drive Holidays
- Walking Safaris
- Eco tourism
- Cultural activities
- Honeymoon safaris
Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
HODI HODI SUSTAINABILITY POLICY
Environmental, social and economic sustainability is of the utmost importance toHODI HODI, which has a commitment to strive to improve their impact on the environment, their employees, guests and stakeholders.
HODI HODI aims to carry out all its environmental, social and economic actions in line with the International Global Sustainable Tourism Standards and those of Responsible Tourism Tanzania, and to comply with all National relevant legislation and regulations, and all company policy.
The Manager is the Sustainability Coordinator, who has responsibility for ensuring ongoing environmental performance, identification of environmental risks, recording and monitoring of impacts and implementing environmental, social and economic sustainability measures.
Special consideration will be given to a buy local / employ local policy. Our staff are knowledgeable about our commitment towards sustainability, and communicate it to our guests, agents and suppliers.
We promote equal opportunity, good employment practice, we protect health and the environment and have regard for our use of resources, operating within environmental laws and permits.
We measure our use of resources in order to manage them and re reuse and recycle, reducing packaging, avoiding waste.
We use low-energy light bulbs and switch off lights, we measure water and reduce flush rates and are aware of our greenhouse gas emissions.
All our staff are from the nearby village and walk to and from work.
The lodge is built from sustainably sourced wood - mostly from mature coconut trees in Zanzibar - and our gardens are kept as natural as possible.
We create cultural and historical awareness in staff and guests.
The owner manager of HODI HODI will ensure this policy is adhered to.
14 August 2020
We are pleased to announce that our NEW private bush camp on the edge of the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania will open for the first guests this October 2020 with all the Covid-19 precautions in place. The new sister-camp of the popular HODI HODI Beach Houses in Zanzibar is HODI HODI Ruaha Bush Camp.Read More