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The Zanzibari

A beautiful, boutique hotel on the North Eastern tip of Zanzibar.

A tranquil place to stay on Zanzibar

About The Zanzibari hotel

The first thing that hits you about The Zanzibari is the tranquility. The hotel is small with just fifteen rooms but sits on a large plot so even when the hotel is full, it never feels that way with everyone having plenty of space to lie reading in hammocks, by the pool, on a sun lounger on the beach under the shade or walking around the gardens.

If you’re out for the day, it’s lovely to return to a place of calmness and beauty with a team who cannot do enough to make your stay even more special.  It was our goal to show people Zanzibar and it’s culture through the hotel so a trip walking up to the local town of Nungwi with one of our managers is a lovely thing to do as he will show you behind the scenes into the lives of those who inhabit the island.

The hotel is well-known for its delicious 4 course evening meals making a half board stay extra special. Sip delicious cocktails before dinner in the fantastic Dhow bar built out of an actual sea-faring vessel. The atmosphere is relaxed, warm & friendly and a place where you can kick off your flip-flops and dine in bare feet should you wish.

With plenty of excursions on offer to suit all tastes from historical Stone Town tours to exotic spice tours to sunset dhow cruises and superb diving, you will never tire of this place. 

Accommodation & Amenities

   ​15 rooms with ocean or garden view

   ​​​Restaurant and dhow bar

    Suites with private beach, garden and plunge pool

   ​​​Love Shack rooms

  Swimming Pool

   ​​​Pool bar & snacks

   ​​A la carte and set menus

   ​​​ Local entertainment

   ​​​ ​Excursions on offer from the hotel


 ​  Open: year round

   ​Airport: ​​Zanzibar (1 hour drive)

   Safari tours to Tanzania from the hotel


There are just eight sea and garden view Bougainvillea en-suite rooms (named after the beautiful flowers that adorn the lush gardens) with large wooden balconies and lovely views towards the stunning turquoise blue Indian Ocean. 

For something extra special, upgrade to one of two stunning Frangipane suites with their own private beach garden area and plunge pool.

For families there is the lovely Bustani suite.  

Two ocean view suites offer far-reaching ocean views whilst our fabulous Love Shacks are right at a small cliff edge a few steps from the white sand beach.

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Excursions from the Hotel

As well as traditional game drives in Serengeti in our customised Land Rover Defenders, you can also head out on foot from the camp and boat on famous source of the Nile, Lake Victoria.  You can be at the gate to the western corridor of Serengeti in just 10 minutes from the camp avoiding paying additional park fees simply to stay inside the park to sleep.

Family safari holidays

Family Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar

8 days  |  from US $2515

  • Safari in famous Serengeti
  • Discover Lake Victoria
  • Off the beaten track
  • World-class diving and water sports in Zanzibar

Safari and Beach Holidays

Classic Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday

13 days  |  US $5860

  • Serengeti National Park
  • NgoroNgoro Crater
  • Lake Victoria and Manyara
  • Tarangire
  • Zanzibar beaches 

Honeymoon in Tanzania

Zanzibar Honeymoon
Beach Holiday & Safari

9 days  |  US $2560

  • Unique safari & beach tour
  • Best wildlife Africa has to offer
  • Saadani: off the beaten track
  • Combine 2 beach destinations
  • Car, boat and foot safaris
  • Zanzibar beach & culture

Family safari holidays

Family learning holiday
The Young Safari Guide

11 days  |  US $4370

  • Saadani national park
  • Wami river boat safari
  • Selous Game reserve
  • Maasai village visit
  • Stone town
  • Zanzibar beaches


The Zanzibari hotel is located on the northern tip of Zanzibar island in the Nungwi village