Pet friendly
Swimming pool
Free WiFi

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This property is a 5-minute walk from the beach. Set in Jambiani, Nyumbani Residence provides accommodations with free WiFi and seating area.

A living room, a kitchen with a fridge, and a private bathroom are provided. A balcony with pool views is offered in every unit.

The aparthotel offers an outdoor pool.

Zanzibar City is 25 mi from Nyumbani Residence, while Kiwengwa is 25 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Jambiani, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Nyumbani Residence has been welcoming guests since Nov 26, 2018

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Jambiani, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9!

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Jambiani Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    550 feet from property
  • Paje Beach

    Paje Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1,200 feet from property
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Managed by Daniele Collodi

Company review score: 9.8Based on 132 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

It all started in August 2008, when I decided to go to Africa as a volunteer and, among the various opportunities, I chose to go to Zanzibar for a month with the non-profit association “Why”, which is concerned with the island’s children… this period somehow changed my life. I was so affected by this experience in Jambiani that I decided to continue to spend my holidays in this wonderful village and, over time, this led to a unique life decision. I left by job as a pharmaceutical representative and I became an overseas coordinator for the Why non-profit association. When this incredible experience ended and I decided to return to Jambiani to try to create something that would involve long-lasting ties with this magical place. Thus I built Nyumbani Residence with the intention of providing service different from the classico resort and of satisfying the demands of more independent customers, inclined to organize a holiday closer to the village without foregoing any of the usual comforts.

Property info

NYUMBANI MEANS “AT HOME” IN KISWAHILI I would like whoever stays in the Nyumbani villette to experience an intense, free, real and unforgettable holiday in the faraway island of Zanzibar, all whilst feeling truly at home. Pampered and spoiled when it suits them, but free and genuine like being in their own home. The property has seven single and two-family Nyumbani apartments. We prioritize quality and privacy, in order to offer our guests a service of care and attention to detail, capable of meeting every need. The villettes are furnished and designed to give you total freedom for you stay, with none of the constraints of package holidays and large structures. Pool or beach, lunch at home or private chef, dinner at a local restaurant or in the luxury resort…our facilities are capable of meeting our guests’ demands for comfort and flexibility. The apartments are designed for travel enthusiasts, guests in search of relaxation and those who wish to experience in full our beautiful island. Just a few yards from the sea, all the villas are equipped with a kitchen, living area, private bathroom, patio and look out onto the shared pool.

Neighborhood info

The property is located in a strategic area, exactly on the border between Paje and Jambiani. This location will allow our guests to discover the beauty of the East Coast, live close to the most active pole of the coast (Paje) but at the same time enjoy the relaxed and genuine atmosphere of Jambiani. Located on a small hill, we enjoy a wonderful view and a light breeze that will allow you to withstand the African heat even in the hottest season. Just 3 minutes walk from the pristine white beach of Jambiani and immersed in the African context of the surrounding lush nature. Near the residence you will find restaurants and beach resorts where you can pamper yourself with a lunch or dinner and in this case take advantage of the beach facilities. We offer a free shopping service but you can also venture into the nearby local shops for basic products. All excursions or sports and sea activities can be organized together with us and close by the Residence. For those wishing to visit Zanzibar we can easily help you to rent bicycles, bike or cars.

Languages Spoken

Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
    9.1 miles
  • Jozani Forest
    10.3 miles
  • The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar
    11.5 miles
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
    11.5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Jambiani Beach
    0.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Jambiani Beach
    550 feet
  • Paje Beach
    1,200 feet
  • Bwejuu Beach
    4.8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
    23.5 miles
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport
    45.8 miles
How to get to Nyumbani Residence from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Nyumbani Residence
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Mosquito net
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Air conditioning
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secure parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Car rental
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
Pool 2 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool with view
  • Saltwater pool
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Swahili
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House rules Nyumbani Residence takes special requests – add in the next step!


1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 10:00 AM


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.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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 - 3 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

Please inform Nyumbani Residence 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.

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.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Nyumbani Residence

  • Nyumbani Residence is 2,450 feet from the center of Jambiani.

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

  • The nearest beach is 1,300 feet from Nyumbani Residence.

  • Nyumbani Residence offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Head massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Foot massage
    • Swimming pool
    • Full-body massage
    • Walking tours
    • Back massage
    • Cooking class
    • Hand massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Neck massage

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Nyumbani Residence by:

    • Taxi 1h

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Nyumbani Residence on this page.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Nyumbani Residence (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

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

  • Yes, Nyumbani Residence is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Nyumbani Residence (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 4 guests
    • 7 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at Nyumbani Residence is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.