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The Zanzibari

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The Zanzibari
is better when it's private”
The pool at The Zanzibari
The Zanzibari is a truly stunning hotel located in the equally stunning Nungwi, a beach village on the northern tip of Zanzibar.  Situated on a small rise overlooking the beach, with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views, the hotel boasts an innovative dhow restaurant and bar, a large infinity pool and a small beach-banda spa.With only 8 rooms, The ... read more Book a Private Safari
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Location: Zanzibar

The Zanzibari is a truly stunning hotel located in the equally stunning Nungwi, a beach village on the northern tip of Zanzibar.  Situated on a small rise overlooking the beach, with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views, the hotel boasts an innovative dhow restaurant and bar, a large infinity pool and a small beach-banda spa.

With only 8 rooms, The Zanzibar offers a level of personal service and attention to detail which is simply not present in larger resorts.  Expect to be on first-name terms with the waiters and bar staff by the end of your first day! 

All rooms offer ocean views, air conditioning, private veranda or balcony, en suite bath & shower, mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and universal plug sockets.  All rooms are stylishly decorated, with dark, hardwood furniture off-setting the fresh white walls.  All bathrooms are spacious and well appointed, with large showers and separate bathtub.

Activities which can be enjoyed either directly on the premises or from an adjacent property include; kayaking (in one of the hotel’s own kayaks), snorkelling (either with your own equipment directly from the Zanzibari, or on an organised trip to a nearby snorkelling spot), scuba-diving (in conjunction with local partner Zanzibar Watersports) and sunset dhow cruises.  Day trips to Stone Town or to the fantastic Jozani Forest (where you can get up close and personal with red-faced colobus monkeys!) can also be arranged.
At the small spa, located in a quaint but well-equipped banda on the beach, guests can enjoy Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy and Zanzibari massages, as well as Indian head massages.  A range of beauty treatments including manicures and pedicures, waxings, henna tattoos and body scrubs are also available. 

Honeymooners at The Zanzibari are treated with all the attention and careful service that all newly-weds deserve.  Each honeymoon couple will receive a bottle of complimentary champagne or sparkling wine, a free massage or spa treatment, and a premium room with spectacular sea views and special decorative touches on arrival.   

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The pool at The Zanzibari
The pool at The Zanzibari
Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom
Restaurant and bar
Restaurant and bar
There are a number of different activities you can do while staying at The Zanzibari, some of which have been listed below:
  • Snorkelling at the reef
  • Diving and Diving courses PADI
  • Excursions
  • Dhow cruise
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
The above activities are subject to availability.

Tours to The Zanzibari

Below are some of the safari holidays we offer which include a stay at The Zanzibari. To find out more about each tour, just click one of the links below. We can also arrange custom tours and safaris which include a stay at The Zanzibari so feel free to e-mail us or visit our custom tours page.

Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon
11 days from $3,770 per person
Tanzania & Zanzibar 2 Week Special
14 days from $3,230 per person
Best of Tanzania
18 days from $4,490 per person

Reviews & Testimonials of The Zanzibari

"Simply paradise"

This place was amazing. I have traveled all over the world, and it is hard to find a place better than this.

The place is very small, thus they are able to cater to your every need. They have 8 rooms and 20 staff, so the staff will outnumber you. The staff does an excellent job of being present when needed without being irritating or pushy. All staff members were very professional and enjoyable to be around. The Manager (Eugene) was accommodating and professional. He made sure everyone was going to have a good time and he went out of his way to make sure we were enjoying ourselves.

The facilities were very good. A window on our room leaked a little when it rained, but it was never a big deal. The rooms were quite and comfortable. The grounds were maintained with a professional level of care. The location was great. Like most places on the northern part a Zanzibar, the beach disappears during high tide. They compensate for this by having a private beach area built above the main beach. The food was excellent. The dhow bar was fun and we enjoyed meeting the other hotel guests around the bar for a drink.

I would absolutely go back to this hotel. I don't know when I'll get to Africa again, but you can be sure that wherever I go, I definitely stop by the Zanzibari for some R&R.

AMckennaS from Athens, GA, United States

"A hidden gem! Peaceful quiet and great value"

After safaring for 5 days we were looking for a respite on the beach. This place is an absolute oasis. It is a 4 star.
Rooms: there are 8 in a two story building, All oceanfrony. Nice balcony with char s and table. Rooms well appointed with 4 poster beds, marble floors, fridge, a/c, very bathrooms with tub. Coffe maker and ceiling fan.

The Food. We were om half board. The breakfast has fruit, cereal and two choices cooked to order. Better quality than the 5 stars we stayed at while on safari. Lunch a good selection.
Dinner always a fish (grouper, tuna!), a beef and a chicken. A couple starters and dessert, All weel prepared.

The bar: Set up in the restraunt a dhow boat !!! you sit in it! Very cool. THe restaunt is called the dhow.

The pool: an infinity pooll freeform 57ftx26ft 8ft deep to 2ft. great view of the ocean. 3 whirlpools set in the rocks right at the edge of the ocean.

The Staff: Eugene and his wife are first rate. You feel like part of the family. Not intrusive in anyway. The hired help is very wanting to please . Rooms aways spotless.

The grounds. Verybeautiful fully grown and a huge property for 8 rooms! You can have privacy.

Within walking distance of town Nungwe. We walked up to the 5 star properties. A lot of locales crowding the beach and hawking their wares...their perogative...not my taste....it was quiet where we were located. I was not impressed with their location or situation. I am glad Tanzanian 2000 Adventures booked me at the Zanzabari.

amrdia from Ross, United States


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