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Private Sweet Little Rustic Home on Northern Tip of Zanzibar Island

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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Nungwi bed and breakfast description

This simple but lovely rustic private home, is situated at the Union beach side of Nungwi Village, just along from East Africa diving.
It is set back just moments (about 100 meters) from the gorgeous white sandy beach and its beautiful turquoise ocean. The home and garden are set within a high surrounding brick wall for privacy. Kombo and/or Ali live on site to look after their guests.

Standard rate for bed and breakfast is €70 for a double or €100 if the extra bed is required in the triple room.
SPECIAL OFFER (subject to availability) - Until Sunday 7th June 2015, €60 for a double or €85 for the triple.
Breakfast is served outside on the nya (patio area) in the garden.

The 3 bedrooms (all with en suite toilet and shower) can accommodate up to 7 guests and all face into the pretty sandy garden.All bedrooms have mosquito nets and the choice of air conditioning or ceiling fans (if you prefer fresh air).

Two rooms have an adjoining door in the middle which families with children sometimes like to keep unlocked. The Kipapeo room has a large Zanzibari style bed with an en-suite shower/toilet and the Kasa room has a large double and single Zanzibari style bed with a separate toilet and shower room. The Kombe double room is separate on the opposite side of the pretty sandy garden.

The beach door opens out onto the wide sandy path which leads up onto the beach, where the local bar and restaurant offer cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks and delicious fresh fish and snacks.
There are dive schools, bars, hotels and restaurants all along the beach. A supermarket for general basic needs is nearby.
The home features the local makuti (thatch) roofing, and has a spacious upstairs banda (open air veranda) looking out towards the sea through the palm trees – you can see the dhows passing by at certain times - perfect for a sunset drink, game of cards, or reading.The simple outdoor kitchen is not available for guest use, however you are welcome to keep drinks cold in the fridge.

You can hire a car from Stone Town or we are happy to organise transport to and from the airport or ferry. The picturesque journey to Nungwi, takes approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes.


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Property Type

  • Bungalow

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Kipepeo Room: 1 king


  • Kasa Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Kombe Room: 1 queen


  • Accommodation consists of three bedrooms, all with private en suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and air conditioning. All rooms face onto the lovely private sandy garden. Room 1 - The Kombe room has super large Zanzibari style bed and large en suite toilet / shower room. Rooms 2 and 3 - Two large bedrooms (adjoining internal door can be open or locked for privacy). Kasa room sleeps up to three, with a traditional single and large double Zanzibar bed, separate en suite toilet and large shower room. Kipapeo has a gorgeous Zanzibari large double bed with an en suite toilet / shower. Small security boxes in each room - used at owners risk. Please not there is not a safe on the premises. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • All bathrooms have open style tiled showers. Kasa room has a separate toilet / shower & basin...moreless

Other Amenities

  • An internet cafe is close by, plus Wi-Fi is available in some hotels. Kayaks available to rent within 100 metres. Bicycles can also be rented. There is no washing machine or facilities to wash clothes but there is a local laundry service. No pool but the sea is a few seconds away. No safe on premises....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Telephone:

    You can buy a local SIM card...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Room towels only - please bring your own beach towels / mats or you can purchase in Stone Town or buy sarongs in Nungwi....moreless


  • Refrigerator


  • Boat:

    Boat trips (sunset cruises, snorkelling, fishing) can be arranged for you...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Closeby for hire...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely sandy garden with pretty plants trees and hammocks....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Double room Feb - Dec
Feb 26 - Dec 13, 2015
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

Double room Xmas New Year
Dec 14 - Jan 10, 2016
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • OfflineRDD €50
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


SPECIAL OFFER - subject to availability - up to and including 7th June 2015, €60 for double / €85 for triple.

Adjoining rooms (one double, plus another double with a single bed) sleeps up to 5 - middle door can be open as required.

Cost per extra occupant (only available in triple room) 8th June - Dec 13th € 30 / or 14th Dec - 10th Jan €40

30% deposit

Balance 10 weeks prior to arrival date

Seasonal / special offers - subject to availability

N.B. A $65 or 50 euros damage / key deposit is required on arrival for each room, to receive keys.

This is returned in full when keys are handed back on departure (subject to no key loss or damages).

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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Zanzibar Stone Town
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Loca Bar
75 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Stone Town
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Union Beach

Car: Not Necessary

The idyllic islands of Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba) have the most stunning beautiful white beaches, lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

The beaches in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years.

It is the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun and swim or dive with beautiful fish or equally perfect, if you enjoy sightseeing.

The island is full of interesting places to explore and experience local culture. There is Historic Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Prison Island, fabulous spice tours, Kizimkazi where you can swim with dolphins and much more.

The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent game fishing opportunities.

There are both traditional and modern boats on offer for scenic coastal trips. diving and snorkeling. Zanzibar’s best diving is enjoyed at the northern tip of the island, where many professional dive operators can be found.

Other Activities: Sunset cruises on traditional dhows, local turtle conservation sanctuary,strolling along the gorgeous beaches.


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  • Nungwi Retreat

    Nungwi Retreat

  • Garden and Kombe room

    Garden and Kombe room

  • Dining al fresco

    Dining al fresco

  • Chill in hammock in private garden

    Chill in hammock in private garden

  • Kasa bedroom

    Kasa bedroom

  • Outdoor kithen

    Outdoor kithen

  • Bedroom


  • Kombe bedroom

    Kombe bedroom

  • Relax and read magazines and books

    Relax and read magazines and books

  • Banda


  • Naya & Kipapeo window

    Naya & Kipapeo window

  • Garden and banda by night

    Garden and banda by night

  • Kasa bedroom

    Kasa bedroom

  • Sun bathe in the private sandy garden

    Sun bathe in the private sandy garden

  • Bedroom


  • Karibuni


  • Doorway through to beach

    Doorway through to beach

  • Outside dining area

    Outside dining area

  • Play games in pretty garden

    Play games in pretty garden

  • Kombe bathroom

    Kombe bathroom

  • Zanzibar style door on Kipapeo room

    Zanzibar style door on Kipapeo room

  • Kasa bedroom

    Kasa bedroom

  • Drinks bar

    Drinks bar

  • Dining on naya

    Dining on naya

€70 - €80 per night (EUR)
Minimum stay: 1-5 nights
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Swahili at destination
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Private sweet little rustic home on northern tip of Zanzibar Island

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