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The 10 Best Zanzibar Homestays – Home Stays in Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Makofi Guest House

Nungwi Beach, Nungwi

Makofi Guest House is located in Nungwi, 200 metres from Spanish Dancer Divers. The property offers free WIFI in the common areas and is 100 meters from Nungwi beach.

A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. Surely It s the best place to stay in Nungwi; I can't imagine some place better. Easygoign and magic atmosphere. Just 1 minute walk from the beach. Bed comfortable, bathrooms and toilets were very clean. Suitable place to stay solo, couple and families. Friendly, helpful and too nice staff, I thank all of them. Good breakfast. I ll come back!!! Recommand this to everyone.

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9
Awesome
1,214 reviews

Green's Nungwi

Nungwi Beach, Nungwi

Conveniently located in the Nungwi Beach district of Nungwi, Green's Nungwi is situated 200 metres from Supermarket, 400 metres from East Africa Divers and 500 metres from World Wide Supermarket. The property is located 300 metres from Nungwi Beach, less than 1 km from Baobab Tree and a 14-minute walk from Spanish Dancer Divers. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and buying tickets for guests. The staff are helpful and will do anything you require. Breakfast is large and big variety. Off the beach but has a good location. 5 minutes to the beach. Thanks for the stay.

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9.5
Exceptional
500 reviews

Mama Root

Kizimkazi Beach, Kizimkazi

Located in Kizimkazi, 2.2 km from Old Mosque, Mama Root provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a private beach area and a terrace. The accommodation features room service and luggage storage space for guests. A lovely place located beautifully on the beach! Lots of chillout place between house and the beach. Owners very helpful an great breakfast.

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9.7
Exceptional
136 reviews

Kahawa Lofts

Paje Beach, Paje

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Kahawa lofts are an open space and is located in Paje in the Zanzibar Region. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site.

All units feature a seating area. A minibar and kettle are also offered. Towels are featured. Staff and personally super lovely and kind. They even exceed my expectations when I needed support for something happened outside the hotel...amazing place and people indeed!

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9.4
Awesome
101 reviews

Zanzistar Lodge

Jambiani Beach, Jambiani

Set in Jambiani, in the middle of a local village , Zanzistar Lodge boasts a sun terrace with outdoor pool and is located just a short stroll away from the beach.

The rooms feature trendy and minimalistic design and the beds are draped with a mosquito net. There is a safety deposit box and the private bathrooms are fitted with a shower. EVERYTHING!!!!! Really, this place is the best. Everything is so well thought out and it was impossible to find anything to fault.

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9
Awesome
282 reviews

Wakanda Nungwi

Nungwi Beach, Nungwi

Set in Nungwi, 100 metres from Nungwi Beach, Wakanda Nungwi offers accommodation with a bar, free private parking and a garden. The property is around 2 km from Kendwa Beach, 1.8 km from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium and 200 metres from Supermarket. The guest house has family rooms. The place is very new (opened a few days before our arrival), so everything is functional, very clean. Good breakfast, but most important the host, Ahmed, is a very nice guy, hospitable and going over his head to make your stay pleasant.

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9.7
Exceptional
14 reviews

Minah's Bungalows

Nungwi

Located in Nungwi, 600 metres from Royal Beach, Minah's Bungalows provides accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Located around 600 metres from Nungwi Beach, the guest house with free WiFi is also 1.3 km away from Kendwa Beach. All rooms are fitted with a balcony. The accommodation was very pleasant, the accommodation is new, clean and very nice, if you are not directly in the resorts, you will not meet a similar furnished bungalow in Africa. Towels and linens are regularly changed in the rooms. The garden kitchen opposite the bungalow is a nice place where a full breakfast was waiting for us in the morning. The beach is a 10-minute walk away. The staff is always helpful. Thank you to all these people for everything ♥️

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9.5
Exceptional
8 reviews

Carpe Diem Nungwi

Nungwi Beach, Nungwi

Set in Nungwi, 200 metres from Nungwi Beach, Carpe Diem Nungwi offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and free bikes. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a tour desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house features family rooms. A true travelers oasis! Carpe Diem is one of that places that make you feel like home... Nice, clean and tidy rooms. Excelent breakfast. Beautiful cozy garden with patio furniture to sit and have a chat with other fellow travelers and the owner who knows a lot about the island and the locals. Mr. Haluk (the owner) is a true host that will provide everything to make your stay more pleasant and interesting! Place with atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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9.2
Awesome
32 reviews

Lemon Drop Zanzibar

Paje Beach, Paje

Lemon Drop Zanzibar features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Paje, 15 km from Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park.

Guests at the homestay can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast. Perfect days with this lovely and wonderful host's. The room was very clean, the space outside its fantastic for relax a little bit with the company of Kilimanjaro, the sweet dog of this house. The host's also gave me a lot of advices for to know better the local culture and the best spots. I recommend 100% lemon drop.

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9.2
Awesome
56 reviews

Pole Pole Villa

Jambiani

Pole Pole Villa provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Featuring ticket service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features room service, a tour desk and currency exchange for guests. We really enjoyed our stay in Pole Pole Villa, the owner and the stuff were super lovely and helpful, the breakfast was amazing :) The Rooms were very clean and you have also the opportunity to cook by yourself in the kitchen if you want. We totally recommend our stay there and come again! Asanteni sana kwa kila kitu!

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9.8
Exceptional
20 reviews

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