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The Zanzibari

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Nungwi Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
  • Authentic Zanzibari experience, very talented and hospitable staff from the reception led…

    Mar 18, 2021

  • This hotel doesn’t stand out in any way. Slow service. No smiles. Lackluster pool. Lousy…

    Nov 26, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach sun loungers

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 17 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 43 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 9 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 25 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Suite (Double 4)
  • Family Suite (2)
  • Double or Twin Room, Garden View
  • Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Love Shack Deluxe
  • Love Shack


Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
  • On a private beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 17 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 43 min walk

What’s around


  • On a private beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 17 min walk
  • Kendwa Beach - 43 min walk
  • Mnarani Natural Aquarium - 9 min walk
  • Nungwi Natural Aquarium - 25 min walk
  • Mnemba Island - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 18.5 mi / 29.7 km
  • Muyuni Beach - 18.2 mi / 29.3 km
  • Mapenzi Beach - 22.5 mi / 36.2 km
  • Kigomani Beach - 19.3 mi / 31 km

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 65 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Dhow Restaurant & Bar - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Small print

Also known as

  • Zanzibari
  • The Zanzibari Nungwi
  • The Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi
  • Zanzibari Hotel
  • Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi
  • Zanzibari Nungwi
  • The Zanzibari Hotel Nungwi
  • The Zanzibari Zanzibar/Nungwi
  • The Zanzibari Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
  • The Zanzibari Zanzibar Island/Nungwi
  • The Zanzibari Hotel

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 20 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one-way)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Dhow Restaurant & Bar. Nearby restaurants include La Fontana (3.9 mi), Bistro del mar (3.9 mi), and La Grande Luna (3.9 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours and scuba diving. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. The Zanzibari also has a private beach and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The views are amazing, the facilities are clean and spacious. The viewing spots for the ocean are numerous and comfortable. The pool is big and clean. I was there in September, was maybe 1 other guest in the property, I had the entire resort to myself.

    4 night romance trip, Sep 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff were very warm and friendly, helpful and informative, a special mention to Abdullah. The facilities felt authentic and gave a rich feel of the culture and traditions. Unfortunately we went during the season when the beach at the hotel was naturally without much sand, however the pool was great and there are other beaches nearby. The food was awesome. Excellent overall experience!

    2 night family trip, Feb 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hidden gem

    My fiancee and I got engaged in this hidden gem. Spotless little resort with quiet and clean rooms, good quality food and plenty of romantic and private corners. The staff organized a maasai ritual for our engagement which made it extra special. The private access to the sea with no one coming from the outsize was also a pleasant factor. The beach is made of shallow water which requires some walking to get to deep waters. Be aware of the sea urchins, but they do warn you and make sure you wear beach shoes! The staff was very friendly and professional. The maasai security guards are super friendly and polite too. Overall an outstanding place.

    Donatello, 3 night trip, Feb 10, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    It was pretty Quiet when we visited the staff were really helpful and friendly as there were not many guests at that time I felt the service was very good property is a bit dated but still has nice features 2 balconies from our room and large room and bathroom

    NoelC, 2 night romance trip, Sep 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had a great time as a cool down after our Safari;. the accommodation was excellent and so was the breakfast.. We were able to arrange a trip to Stone Town at the hotel at a very reasonable cost. The location is great with a restaurant onsite as well as nearby. The beach there is not the best, but there's a fantastic beach nearby--clear waters, no seaweed or rocks. We had a great time, staying at this hotel!!!

    MM, 2 night family trip, Aug 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Facility, Staff for relaxation

    Beautiful facilities, beach, and great service. The area the resort is in doesn’t have a direct view of the sunset over the water, you need to go to neighboring beaches which aren’t far (10 min taxi/walk). Extremely relaxation and great for honey moons. If you’re there for nightlife, I might suggest hotel in Nugwi.

    Daniel, 4 night trip with friends, Jul 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing stay in the suite. Thank you so much to the team for making our visit so special!

    4 night romance trip, May 29, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    It was dilapidated and dirty. It was not value for money. No customer attendance.

    2 night romance trip, Jan 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    I had a great time at the Zanzibari. Food is excellent and the people are great! The hotel overlooks a breathtaking view of the ocean! Definitely stay here! Especially if you want a chill, relaxing time!

    Emily, 1 night trip, Nov 17, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Heaven on Earth

    This place was incredible. The perfect quite secluded spot, away from the busy areas of Nungwi, with the same gorgeous views. Would 10/10 recommend for any families or couples looking for a beautiful getaway.

    1 night family trip, Oct 20, 2018

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