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Uhuru Beach

| East Coast of Zanzibar, Fishing Village of Jambiani, Jambiani, Tanzania (Formerly Shehe Bungalows)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved it. 6 days on the beach, no beach boys, just local woman who are harvesting sea grass. Very charming place. Uhuru beach resort, good value for money. Best place to relax Ana the owner of the place is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Uhuru beach hotel is a lovely hotel, right on the beach of the most charming part of Zanzibar, Jambiani. We spent a week there. First of all the price is one of the best on the island (35$/night for two people + breakfast) and the location is idyllic. The kindness of Ana, the owner, always smiling and helpful, as well... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed here 4 nights in a bungalow on the beach. The stretch of beach in front of the property is just gorgeous! The included breakfast was delicious, including coffee, tea, eggs, bread and jam, and lots of tropical fruit. The wifi only worked in the lobby but it did work there, and was better than anywhere else we encountered... More 

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Juba, South Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It was the first time in Jambiani and i was not sure how it will be like. I was surprised to see the bungalows were so close to the sea!!! you hear the waves, you see the sun rising from your window! Anna was super helpful and friendly. The place will look great after renovation but for now, it was... More 

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San Francisco, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Private bungalow steps away from the beautiful Jambiani beach with a friendly and helpful staff...what else could you ask for?! My wife and I were staying just as Anna was taking over ownership. Anna brought in a sense of integrity as the owner by making sure we were satisfied with our stay. It exceeded our expectations.

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anne531, Owner at Uhuru Beach, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Uhuru. A lot has happened since you were here with a lot of renovations that we were starting. We hope you come back to see the end results some time. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very simple bungalows but you don't need to be Inside cause your own balcony is face to the paradise. Soon the restaurant will be open and it's very promising because the situation is perfect. The cook is already cook for me and it's amazing! Staff is really nice and you'll get a free massage whenever you want? Nice little bars,... More 

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anne531, Owner at Uhuru Beach, responded to this review

You are welcome anytime and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Uhuru Beach. Karibu Sana More 

England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Huge double room bungalow with private en-suite, no AC but a working fan and a bed net, perfect. The location is just spot on... unforgettable. Jambiani is a poor fishing village and is very very quiet, so if you are in a party mood you should go up north and not to Jambiani. Jambiani absolutely AMAZING, huge tide though, you... More 

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anne531, Owner at Uhuru Beach, responded to this review

I am happy you enjoyed your stay in paradise. Karibu sana More 

Marbleton, Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This place needs some repairs here and there, but overall it is worth considering as it is a very good base on the lively beach of Jambiani. The village of Jambiani has all the qualities that we were looking for in Zanzibar, not overdeveleopped as a tourist spot, with local authenticiy. We enjoyed our stay to the point where we... More 

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anne531, Owner at Uhuru Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Renovations have now been underway and the restaurant with free wifi is now open. Slowly slowly or pole pole as they say here we are getting their. I also look forward to reading your book and am glad that you found it such a special place to write here in our paradise. We hope... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I spent 9 days here over Christmas 2014 and enjoyed every minute of it. Anna and her young staff were always friendly and inclusive. Ahmed, though shy, was always helpful. My room was all I needed, being right on the beach, sun lounger a few footsteps away, meters from the water when the tide was in, interesting walking when the... More 

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anne531, Owner at Uhuru Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review it is indeed a fantastic place to relax. We have now also put in yoga and massage to add to the relaxed vibe. The restaurant and bar is now open so it would be lovely to have you back. You are wlways welcome at Uhuru Beach. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had the pleasure of visiting over Xmas and News Years 2014 and had the best time while staying in this safe environment. Ahmed, the manager and Anna the owner looked so well after us and made us feel part of the Uhuru family (this is what it will be called very soon). We booked our bungalow directly with the... More 

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UhuruOperations, Director of Sales at Uhuru Beach, responded to this review

Dear Lucas, thank you so much for sharing your kind review about your stay with us. we are delighted to hear you had a memorable stay with us and our staff and we have passed on your feedback. As mentioned this is an exciting year for us as we are re-opening as Uhuru Beach with a brand new all day... More 

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