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The Zanzibari Hotel

A good value option up around Nungwi

Zanzibari Hotel
Zanzibari Hotel

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One of the newer, smaller properties up on the Nungwi coastline, the Zanzibari is aimed at the lower end of the price bracket and, with good rooms, and good beach and relaxed atmosphere it is a good option for those after somewhere a bit smaller. While it is rtue that it doesn’t have the best beach throughout the day, it does have a great little pool and for the price, we think it offers a good option.


Right next door to Essque and so not really a great beach…but they have created a bit of a beach front up on the plot so you can still lie on a lounger and have your feet in the sand. Again, at low tide, there are seaweed farms which give a bit of an indicator that there is nothing really too great here.


Simple but efficient. They only have 9 in total and so it is really a small property. Each has a shower and sliding doors closing them off. They all also have a balcony that looks out to the sea.


Rooms are at the back with the pool and beach-side area at the front. As a layout it makes sense and, with the bar and restaurant at the back, it works. As with many of the newer properties on the island, the plot is thinner rather than wider and so the rooms tend to be “sea view” rather than “sea front”.


The bar and restaurant are a good size and comfortable…they also have a tv area at the back if you want. The pool is a good size and has sea views. Located right at the end of the beach means that they have a fairly private beach.

Cost, ticks the boxes on the whole…nice restaurant area, access to Nungwi village for some nightlife, good pool

Not a great beach, simple

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