Kipepeo -what its like

Kipepeo -what its like

Kipepeo Beach

Kipepeo Beach is the bar, restaurant, and beach area of the Kipepeo Beach and Village establishment. The Village part houses the hotel and camping element of our beautiful little paradise. We are situated at Mjimwema (a small fishing village), on the South Coast of Dar es Salaam, 9km from the Kigamboni Pontoon which links the major East African city of Dar es Salaam to the South coast. The pontoon departs from Kivukoni, near the fish market, and takes 5 minutes to get to Kigamboni. From there you travel on a beautiful palm lined tarmac road through an area that is so undeveloped it seems that it has been forgotten by the city so close by.

The tropical turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean gently lap upon the idyllic white sands of Kipepeo beach, otherwise known as South Beach. After taking a swim in the year-round warm waters take yourself up to our German colonial-era built bar sat perfectly on the beach – a cold drink is never far away. At the bar, you can avail of a full selection of local and imported beers, wines and spirits, as well as a variety of juices and non-alcoholic drinks. As a beach bar Kipepeo Beach offers a variety of cocktails and very frosty beers to help you to get through a hard day sitting on South Beach.

You’ll notice the birds chirping away while you relax at Kipepeo Beach. If you get curious, Bird lists are available at reception. Go seek them out and you will also find, thanks to the salt pan and mangrove environement, a variety of butterflies fluttering around too. In fact, this is where we got our name from (Kipepeo means butterfly in Kiswahili). If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the two families of mongoose that are living around Kipepeo Beach, or hear the call of an excited bush baby at night.


Kipepeo Beach Reviews

Kipepeo Beach Reviews

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“A rustic beach beauty”

“Kipepeo Beach Village is the perfect escape from the city of Dar and a great option if you want to spend a few nights in Dar es Salaam before heading over to Zanzibar. The staff and general managers, Erna and Dale, are extremely warm, friendly and willing to help with just about anything. We stayed in the very basic beach huts on the first night which are perfect for budget travelers who want to be right on the beach… Food and drinks at the bar/restaurant a definite highlight – fresh ingredients prepared really well… the thing that really makes Kipepeo special, apart from the gorgeous stretch of white sandy beach and warm, tropical ocean, is the people. Warm, attentive, friendly staff… I will definitely be back there when I visit Dar es Salaam again” (Julie G, South Africa) Kipepeo Beach reviews.

“The beach bar was awesome. The food was great and the drink selection fantastic…” (Lucy_Wanderlust, Iowa) Kipepeo Beach reviews.

“Truly a great stay!”

Truly a great stay! The staff are friendly and full of information. The location is beautiful and well maintained with clean facilities. They have a great selection of food. All this and access to a great beach. I would recommend Kipepeo to any traveller! (GingerInJnja, Uganda). Kipepeo Beach reviews.

“Wow! what a hot place the waves were so good and the beer and food at the bar was great. The chalets were great and the fans help during the night as it was a very comfortable sleep. We even had a mongoose family running in front of our chalets” (JetsetterWinnipeg, Winnipeg) Kipepeo Beach reviews.

“Super chill & great food!”

“This place is super cosy, clean, and relaxing yet simple!
If you feel like eating simple ‘western’ food the kitchen is by far the best next to anything… We stayed in a ‘bungalow’ and I slept like a baby – it’s really fresh with the sea breeze coming through.”
(Amsmeir, Netherlands) Kipepeo Beach reviews.

“The restaurant and bar area near the beach is the best spot of the lot” (Jazemaster, Australia) Kipepeo Beach reviews.

“Cute Beach ‘Chalet’”

Two friends and I stayed at this Village before we started our overland safari with Acacia. I picked this place as I thought it would be easier with starting the safari: and it was. The reception arranged a taxi driver to pick us up from the airport. He was happy and polite. He told us about Dar on the way to the village. We stayed in a ‘Chalet’, and were happy with this. They were neat and tidy; all with mosquito nets. The showers were clean and just what we needed after 18 hours of traveling. The restaurant was nice. I highly recommend this place! (Jessica E, Australia) Kipepeo Beach reviews.

“Great place for a weekend break”

“My family and I only stayed there for a night but we had a great time… We’ll definitely be going back” (Muneroki, Kenya) Kipepeo Beach reviews.