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Choba Bay Villa

Special rates for Choba Bay valid from 1 Nov 2015 till 30 June 2015 from USD 85 pppn FB, enquire about activities and transfers to and from Choba Bay.

Choba Bay Villa is a new exclusive beach property set in 6 acres of magnificent tropical garden. Our lovely villa in Pangani has its own deserted beach at Choba, overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Ideal for visitors who are looking for an exclusive, private retreat for a relaxing time on the un-spoilt Swahili coastline of Tanzania.

The house has been built in 2012 using local materials : wood, coconut tree leaves, natural coral stone etc in the swahilli style : local thatching ensures and spacious rooms ensure a good circulation of air.

This  beautiful property where coconut trees undulate with many indigenous trees such as mangos, lemon, oranges, bananas trees, creates a tropical paradise for private parties, families or groups. At Choba Bay villa, you will hear many birds during the day and bush babies at night!

This is the perfect venue to enjoy holidays and also to organize any private event, birthday party, Christmas or New Eve, celebrations, business meetings, etc.

The uniqueness of Choba Bay is its privacy, the beautiful environment and the peaceful atmosphere, the friendly local staff and an exciting choice of activities to enjoy your holiday. Choba bay villa is not a luxurious beach house. It has no AC, no TV, no electricity (Choba village has no power, we are using a generator some hours a day), only Nature around !  The setting is beachfront, surrounded by coconut plantations, mangroves and ancient coral reefs, a really idyllic hideaway from the crowded tourist resorts. Staying at Choba is like having a true African experience, in harmony with the Nature and its surroundings.

Come and discover this secluded little paradise. Choba Bay villa is a perfect hideaway for families, a romantic place for honeymooners, and really quiet for those looking at pure relaxation and  a stress- free holiday!

Our facilities

  • Villa size: 250 sqm
  • Verandah: 70 sqm
  • Property: 6 acres, private garden
  • Beach front: 150 meters long,  althought many other beaches and bays accessible by walk at low tide.
  • Access: easy by car, secured parking space
  • Family friendly: Suitable for children all ages
  • Note: self-catering or option half-board possible on request.
  • Internet access not provided but internet connection is possible with your laptop and modem.

Staffquarters: one room can be allocated to your staff (enquire).

The central area includes a dining room and sitting room with a Swahili style sofa bed to accommodate another guest. (in case group is 10 persons). Because of the nice climate much time of the year, meals are taken on the front veranda.

There is also a guest toilet in the central area.

Rooms (see "Our rooms"):

  • 3 double beds and 4 single beds to accommodate a maximum of 10 guests.
  • 6 lounge wooden chairs
  • Fully equipped  kitchen : large fridge and a separate freezer.
  • Gas ignition cooker and all utensils
  • BBQ under construction
  • External  kitchen, courtyard with charcoal oven.

Our services:

Housekeeping : Maid service is included in the rental every day from 8h to 15h to make your life easier. We have a friendly guard living at the premises. He speaks swahili and understands english, and a night guard from 18h30 to 7h00.

Extra maid is available on request with supplement as well as a cook (depending avaibility).

We can provide you a Landscuiser Prado Toyota 4WD during your stay (or pick-up, drop off atTanga airport) at a reasobale price.

Nickson will be your contact upon arrival. He can organise transfers and tours to discover the area (see Activities). He will be able to advise on activities and transfers and help you to make your stay an enjoyable one.


  • Exclusive use of the villa during your stay
  • Bed linen provided for the beds you requested
  • Mosquito nets are provided for all beds
  • Towels (Please kindly note that we don’t provide beach towels).
  • Use of a generator every evening, from 19h00 to 22h00 (for extra time, this can be arranged with supplement).
  • Amenities/Facilities provided fridge/freezer
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses, napkins etc for a group of 8 to 10 persons maximum.

Note that the area of Choba village does have any power or water. We supply water from a borehole and fresh water has to be pumped every two days to fill up the tank. Our staff will provide this service. In case of any problem with the generator, we also have petrol lamps and solar lamps. Staying at Choba bay villa requires flexiblity and comprehensive attitude regarding the facilities.

Food supply:

Choba is a village 4 km from Pangani where you can find a local market for veggies and little shops for your needs. A deli with fresh baguette cooked in a wooden oven and lot of fresh delicious products can be found at Capricorn cottages, just 15 km direction to Tanga. You can also order delicious pizzas to take away or to eat on the nice garden café.

Dulla, our caretaker can also look for fresh fish from the local fishermens every day (according to the season). Sometimes you can be lucky to get lobsters or prawns.

All shops and a big market are available in Tanga (45 min drive).

Bottled water for drinking must be purchased from Tanga or Pangani.

Note that we can also organise half board service (breakfast and dinner) if you wish to relax and taste some swahili cuisine, delicious coconut rice and fish, on request.


Choba is a safe, quiet little village and our staff is honest and trustworthy. However we do recommend you keep your valuables – wallets, cameras, telephones, computers, money etc. in our big safe and keep the key when you leave the house to ensure the safety of your belongings.


The Tanga-Pangani region offers a wide range of beautiful places to visit. You will discover the long Indian Ocean coastline with its sheltered bays and lagoons or the marvellous beaches in Kigombe, Pangani and Ushongo - all with fringing and offshore coral reefs and sandbanks.

Take a day at an island where dolphins can be seen, snorkel among the beautifull coral reefs of Maziwe Island near Pangani, Explore Tanga historical city and visit the Amboni Caves…enjoy a boat cruise to see crocodiles on Pangani river, walk on deserted beaches, go  birdwatching and so much more...

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