Ten Degrees South Lodge

Lodge in Mikindani

This recommended budget travellers’ base has four cheaper and simple but spacious and good-value rooms, all with large double beds and shared bathrooms, plus bay views and deckchairs up on the roof. Next door are a handful of newer, self-contained double-bed rooms with hot-water showers. There's also an outdoor restaurant-bar, with tasty wraps, pancakes, coffees and other delicacies from about Tsh15,000.

Diving outfit ECO2 is based here and is the best contact for arranging diving in Mikindani Bay and Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park.