Highland Bungalows

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Nungwi Beach

Choose dates to view prices

Highland Bungalows

Photo gallery for Highland Bungalows

Garden view
Comfort Double Room | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Bar (on property)
Classic Triple Room | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Highland Bungalows



Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
Baobab Way, Nungwi, Unguja North Region
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Double Room, Balcony

  • 129 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Twin Room

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Triple Room

  • 301 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Classic Triple Room

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Twin Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Comfort Double Room

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 94 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Guru Guru Bar & Restaurant - 15 min walk
  • Mama Mia Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • Istanbul Restaurant & Bar - 14 min walk
  • Sexy Fish - 9 min walk
  • Passion&Thyme - 10 min walk

About this property

Highland Bungalows

Highland Bungalows puts you within a 10-minute drive of Nungwi Beach and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 40 per vehicle. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden.


English, French, German, Swahili


Sustainability practices

Bicycle rentals
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 12.00 percent will be charged
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: USD 40 (one-way)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 0 (one-way)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 40 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Renovations and closures

The property is closed in May.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Highland Bungalows Guesthouse Nungwi
Highland Bungalows Guesthouse
Highland Bungalows Nungwi
Highland Bungalows Nungwi
Highland Bungalows Guesthouse
Highland Bungalows Guesthouse Nungwi

Frequently asked questions

Is Highland Bungalows currently open?
The property is closed in May.
How much does it cost to stay at Highland Bungalows?
As of Sep 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Highland Bungalows on Oct 5, 2023 start from $63, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Highland Bungalows offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Highland Bungalows does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Highland Bungalows?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Highland Bungalows?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Highland Bungalows?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Highland Bungalows?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Highland Bungalows?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 40 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Highland Bungalows?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Highland Bungalows and nearby?
Highland Bungalows has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Highland Bungalows?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Highland Bungalows have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Highland Bungalows like?
Highland Bungalows is a short 9-minute walk from Nungwi Beach and 20 minutes' walk from Kendwa Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, clean rooms, pool with good upkeep and generally tidy grounds. Can't really complain about anything major. Even if it's not exactly 5-star accommodation they are making a good effort to cater to the needs of westerners. The restaurant has plenty of ambience and again the staff is friendly but the service is slow (this is endemic in Zanzibar though) and the breakfast selection is quite basic. The biggest knock is not their fault. The location is a good 15 minute walk from the nearest beach access point over unpaved roads in a sketchy, run-down area. Still, overall I don't regret it and would do it again. Beachfront properties are much more expensive but feel like fortresses isolating you from the townspeople and local culture.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Souad, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Hotel bien placé, la piscine est agréable mais les chambres auraient besoin d'être rénovés.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Bénédicte, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Bon séjour
Hôtel très agréable. Bien équipé. Bonne wifi. Un peu loin d’une magnifique plage .
Dominique, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Sehr schöne Anlage mit einfachen, sauberen Bungalows. Gutes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis, auch im Restaurant. Mühsam ist leider der Weg zum Strand.
4-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Доброго времени суток юные и не очень, натуралисты путешественники! Мы были в Этом отеле 3е суток, и хотим поделиться впечатлениями, отель состоит из нескольких уютных бунгало. Лакшери ждать не стоит однако все очень функционально, все работает, чисто уютно, без излишеств, для комфорта самое то, белье чистое глаженное, кондиционер тихий исправный, кормят просто и вкусно, ребята стараются, очень вежливы и отзывчивы. Это не первая береговая линия, но до пляжа пешочком всего минут 5-7 прогулки. Пляж нереально красивый. Отдельное спасибо персоналу за организованный праздник, день рождения, тортик, и душевное поздравление, спасибо !!! Рекомендуем 10 из 10 в номинации цена и качество! Фото можете посмотреть в интаграме @Evgeny_sky Спасибо надеюсь отзыв будет полезен!
3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Endroit très charmant, le personnel y est très gentil, à votre écoute. Les extérieurs sont agréables, la nourriture très bonne. Je recommande cet hôtel sur Nugwi.
LAURENCE, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Svært fornøyd med Highland Bungalows. Vennlig betjening, svært god frokost og rene rom. Restauranten ble hyppig brukt på kvelden, og det var folksomt og god stemning i restaurant-/barområdet.
8-night romance trip
Verified guest review