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Zanzest Beach Bungalows

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Mfumbwi, Jambiani | Mfumbwi, Jambiani, Tanzania
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

It was really nice to come to Zanzest after a bad encounter with the owner of Kimte. For spending only slight more each night- the value of the room was MUCH better than that of Kimte. The best part about the room was that it had a really nice cross breeze running through it, so it didn't get really dank... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying Annalisa, the owner, is exceptional and a true delight to deal with. We booked via email about a month before we arrived - she was always responsive, helpful and happy. She was just the same when we arrived after a long day travelling and showed us to our room with a huge smile and warm... More 

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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We planned to stay for 2 nights and stayed for 4. Annalisa and Davide were amazing hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in the leopard room right on the water, stunning views over the beach and rising sun every morning. We had planned to visit local restaurants in jambiani, but we couldn't draw ourselves away from Zanest's amazing... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We stayed for seven nights in Zanzest and barely left the property. The staff were wonderful, friendly, and helpful. The food was excellent. It's a good location for Jambiani as it's at the end of the village. Could easily walk for miles on the beach and easy to go swimming. Would recommend staying in the Lion room (though it was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Breathtaking view on the ocean. White sand, spice perfumed air. The kindness of Annalisa and Davide, nonetheless of the careful staff, provides a magic and relaxing atmosphere in which indulging is a must. The food is simply excellent: you can choose Italian or traditional Swahili dishes. I really think this place is paradise on earth: the sea looks untouched by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Met two girls at the airport and just decided to give it a chance and go with them to Zanzest, since i didn't had any plans.. They had to fly back after two days, but I just couldn't leave this place and stayed as long as I could. This place is truly heaven and it's probably the best vacation I... More 

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Thank Pavel Z
Dar Es Salaam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The place is the paradise... we were looking for a place beautiful place and this was the best choise. It was very important for us to be in a place respectful with the natural environment and the local comunity like here.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My wife and I stayed for two nights in the Lion room, which has a nice balcony overlooking the ocean. Several red colobus monkeys joined us on the balcony one evening. The room was simple, but clean and comfortable. The difference between the tides here is pretty big. At high tide, the water comes almost up to the wall surrounding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

It was a wonderful place to enjoy the peace and beauty of the south east of Zanzibar. We arrived at 9:30pm, had a warm welcome and started with a very delicious dinner in the house's own restaurant. The pick up we booked some days before via e-Mail and got a confirmation via SMS. Our room (Lion) was in the first... More 

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Mönchengladbach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My girlfriend and me were searching for a quite hotel for our first days on Zanzibar and here we found it. The sea view rooms indeed showed an overview of the whole beach front. The rooms are very hygienic and generous with sweet little details. The food is a mix between italian and Swahili cuisine and is highly recommended. The... More 

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