The Zanzibari

Nungwi RoadNungwiTanzania
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About The Zanzibari

Zanzibari Nungwi is a luxury holiday resort located along the stunning Tanzanian coastline, offering rooms with authentic African décor and themes and incredible views over the Indian Ocean.

Exclusive rooms feature private terraces or balconies along with en-suite bathrooms, flat screen cable TV and hand-made wood furniture in an authentic local style. Suites also feature kitchenettes and separate living areas.

Zanzibari Nungwi offers a 24-hour front desk, outdoor pool and sundeck with ocean views, seafront rock pools, seafront spa, airport shuttle service, tour desk and free Wi-Fi in all public spaces.

Guests can enjoy a varied menu including international and local specialities or a variety of cocktails, wines and sundowners in the in the unique Dhow Restaurant & Bar.

The property is a short fifteen minute walk from the local fishing village of Nungwi and is one and a half hours from Stone Town by car.


Nungwi Road, Nungwi, Tanzania
Telephone: 772222919 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Turkish bath / Hammam

Positive Reviews

Beautiful, spacious rooms.

Accommodation at Zanzibari Nungwi is deliberately very exclusive with just eight suits in total on the property. This makes for a much more private, relaxing and quiet stay. The rooms and en-suites, which are immaculately clean, are elegantly decorated with hand carved African furnishings and feature plenty of space to unwind in.

Warm and friendly staff.

Many of the staff are drawn from the local population and their knowledge of the area is exceptional. Staff are warm, friendly and very professional and the contingent is also quite small which helps to create a more intimate rapport with guests.

Unique restaurant with world class cuisine.

The Dhow Restaurant and Bar is so named because the restaurant actually occupies a large local fishing boat known as a Dhow. This is quite a unique and clever concept and adds a special touch to the dining experience. The feeling is intimate and the menu is varied enough to be provide an interesting range of choices. Service is also fast and efficient.

Negative Reviews

Some may find the hotel a bit out-of-the-way.

Zanzibari Nungwi hotel is specifically designed to provide a higher level of peace and tranquility. This may not appeal to everyone, especially those more accustomed to big city hotels with plenty of action nearby. There is still plenty to do in the area, it just takes a bit longer to get there.

Wi-Fi can be unstable.

The idyllic location is not always Wi-Fi-friendly and this is even more of an issue in the suites, with the Wi-Fi signal behaving erratically most of the time.

Rocky seafront requires caution.

The hotel is built on a reef which is very rocky and it is recommended that shoes be worn when exploring this part of the beach and tidal pools.

Rating Overview

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8,9 out of 10 based on 867 reviews