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-colored 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

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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, Vegan, Halal

Free private parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 twin bed
and
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
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1 queen bed
1 twin bed
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1 queen bed
1 twin bed
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2 queen beds
1 twin bed
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1 full bed
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1 queen bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.7
Facilities
9.1
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
8.9
Location
8.5
Free WiFi
8.4
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Kim
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff were fabulous and friendly. The food was excellent.
  • Nikolai
    Turkey Turkey
    During our vacation we booked 3 different hotels for the same price per night, Marafiki was the best in terms of comfort, facilities, staff and restaurant. Definitely recommend!
  • Yanzi
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    It was great experience overall, I spent nye there solo. Location is good, food is amazing, staff are extremely friendly

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      African • International
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
    • Dietary options
      Halal

Amenities of Marafiki Bungalows
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Spa
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • High chair
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Darts
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Private check-in/out
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    Entertainment & 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
    • Safe
    General
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Mosquito net
    • Wake-up service
    • Private entrance
    • Car rental
    • Laptop safe
    • Packed lunches
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Accessibility
    • 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
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Plunge pool
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    Spa
    • Kids' pool
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Spa
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Dutch
    • Polish

    House rules

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

    Check-in

    From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

    Check-out

    Until 12:00 PM

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

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

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 1 years
    Crib upon request
    Free
    2 years old
    Crib upon request
    Free
    Extra bed upon request
    $25 per child, per night
    3+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    $25 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Pets

    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
    Must-know information for guests at this property

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

    Guests are required to show a photo ID 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 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    FAQs about Marafiki Bungalows

    • Check-in at Marafiki Bungalows is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Marafiki Bungalows. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

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

    • Marafiki Bungalows has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant #1

    • Room options at Marafiki Bungalows include:

      • Double
      • Suite
      • Triple
      • Family

    • The prices at Marafiki Bungalows may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

      • Spa
      • Massage
      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Playground
      • Pool table
      • Game room
      • Snorkeling
      • Diving
      • Canoeing
      • Darts
      • Beachfront
      • Happy hour
      • Swimming pool
      • Bicycle rental
      • Walking tours
      • Beach
      • Private beach area
      • Bike tours

    • Guests staying at Marafiki Bungalows can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Halal