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.