Marafiki Bungalows is located on the beach in Kiwengwa,overlooking the ocean.Zanzibar International Airport is a 1 hour drive away. The rooms are housed in traditional bungalow units, featuring local Zanzibari architecture and dried palm leaves for roofing. The furniture is locally crafted and the interiors are complemented with ocean-coloured overlays created using traditional looms. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom and a shower at the terrace. Guests can enjoy local and European cuisine at the restaurant, followed by a drink at the bar, both overlooking the ocean and infinity pool. The area offers plenty of various activities, including snorkeling, diving or kite surfing.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.

Marafiki Bungalows has been welcoming guests since 6 Oct 2016.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room type
1 single bed
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
1 single bed
2 large double beds
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Franck
    Excellent food and very nice pool and all deckchairs around…
  • Enos
    Marafiki Bungalows was a pleasant surprise located in a serene, quiet location. The team was very welcoming right from check-in until we checked out. We loved the Swimming Pool which has great views of the ocean, meals were lovely and the staff...
  • Arundathi
    Hong KongHong Kong
    The property itself is great. It has enough to keep you occupied and is a good option if you are looking for some peace and quiet, rest and relaxation.
  • Horacio
    Excelent service and very good meals. Staff very frendly.
  • Laura
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Perfect food, staff, setting, atmosphere, rooms, service. A perfect place to relax.
  • Hetani
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    The facilities are amazing and the staff was nice and
  • Virginia
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Staff were very nice and friendly. Delicious food and quiet location. The massage we had was fantastic.
  • Anita
    This place is amazing. The staff is friendly, the management is very helpful. The location is a bit separated, not so much nightlife but the hotel organizes many programs like live music, special dinners etc. I can highly recommend to stay at...
  • Roberta
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    It was peaceful and quite - exactly what I was looking for. All hotel area and rooms very clean. Staff friendly and supportive.
  • Anisa
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great food options and a varied menu. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hello, we are landing at 7 in the morning and are getting picked up at this time, we were wondering if it would be possible to come into the hotel ear..

    You are welcome to come to the hotel directly. if your room is available we will prepare it even the day before. In case the room is still occupied, y..
    Answered on 23 March 2021
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    Zanzibar enjoys a warm and humid sub-equatorial climate. Air temperatures often exceed 30°C (86°F) and the water temperature rarely drops below 25°C (..
    Answered on 12 October 2019
  • Do you have a discount for large groups?

    Yes, we have special group rates.
    Answered on 11 February 2021
  • hi ,do you have Wi-Fi?

    Hello, We have wifi in the public areas, sometimes the signal reaches to the rooms.
    Answered on 2 July 2021
  • Hi, iam asking availability of private pool in room, i want to book for honeymoon.

    Hi, We have 1 honeymoon suite in Marafiki with a plunge pool on the terrace. Availability depends on which dates you want to travel
    Answered on 14 October 2021
  • Hi, does the room with private pool has direct access to the ocean?

    Hello, No, our honeymoon suite with a private pool doesn't have a direct access to the ocean, there is a cliff and there are no stairs all the way to ..
    Answered on 29 March 2021
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      African • International
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options

Facilities of Marafiki Bungalows
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Children's high chair
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Darts
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
  • Children's playground
  • Games room
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour desk
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Books, DVDs, or music for children
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Babysitting/child services
      Additional charge
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Mosquito net
    • Wake-up service
    • Private entrance
    • Car hire
    • Laptop safe
    • Packed lunches
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    2 swimming pools
    Pool 1 - outdoorFree!
    • Open all year
    • Pool with view
    • Shallow end
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Pool bar
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    Pool 2 - outdoorFree!
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Plunge pool
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Kids' pool
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Dutch
    • Polish

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    Marafiki Bungalows takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 22:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    Until 12:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 1 year
    Cot upon request
    2 years
    Cot upon request
    Extra bed upon request
    US$25 per child, per night
    3+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    US$25 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Cash Marafiki Bungalows accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note all rooms, bathrooms and the restaurant have been refreshed. Disinfectants and masks are available to guests and employees.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform Marafiki Bungalows in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    FAQs about Marafiki Bungalows

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Guests staying at Marafiki Bungalows can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian

    • The prices at Marafiki Bungalows may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Marafiki Bungalows. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Marafiki Bungalows offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Children's playground
      • Billiards
      • Games room
      • Snorkelling
      • Diving
      • Canoeing
      • Darts
      • Beachfront
      • Happy hour
      • Swimming Pool
      • Bicycle rental
      • Walking tours
      • Beach
      • Private beach area
      • Bike tours

    • Check-in at Marafiki Bungalows is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

    • Marafiki Bungalows has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Room options at Marafiki Bungalows include:

      • Double
      • Suite
      • Triple
      • Family

    • Marafiki Bungalows is 1.4 miles from the centre of Kiwengwa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.