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Karamba

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Dimbani Beach, Kizimkazi, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed only one night but the service was terrific. I felt very welcomed, like family. I also LOVED the outdoor shower and the general spectacular views and the fact that it's very quiet and not touristy there. Food was also delicious! Terrific stay!

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karambaZanzibar, Owner at Karamba, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, Thanks for this Terrific review. On behalf of all the staff and management we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are dedicated to providing excellent standards and a unique personalized experience for our guests. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again for a longer stay. Best wishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful holidays in incredible place! Its like you are staying in paradise, with incredible sunsets. All the staff are very nice and they take care of you all the time. The hotel its really comfortable and the food its tastefull. I give 5 stars to the chef in charge. I recomed this trip to everyone that want to pass fee... More 

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karambaZanzibar, Owner at Karamba, responded to this review

Dear Bonitodia, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! It is so rewarding for our entire team to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the hotel, the service and our meals. I agree, our Cheff is excellent! We greatly value our guest's feedback which helps us to constantly improve and always... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at nakiru villa. Amazing. Kizimkazi is a quiet place away from the beach boys buzz of the north coast. The lodge is beautiful and our room was great with a jacuzzi facing the ocean... Gemma is a great host and took care of everything during our stay. From karamba you can start many dhow trips. The... More 

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karambaZanzibar, Owner at Karamba, responded to this review

Dear Clori, Was a pleasure having you at our Nakyru Villa We were all so pleased to read your positive review and comments about your recent stay with us. We are committed to offering all our guests excellent personalized service and the best of Zanzibari hospitality and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. “Karibu Tena” -... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

In a bit quiet location is this place of different sized bungalows. Not bad, but not great compared to the price you pay. The pool is very nice. The restaurant is good. A good location to see dolphins and whales. But not a great location. The idea that the resort is eco, is more a cost cutting trick than a... More 

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karambaZanzibar, Owner at Karamba, responded to this review

Dear Vleestomaa, Thank you very much for choosing Karamba for your holidays last August 2014 and for taking your time in writing this review in May 2015 We are very sorry if we did not reach your expectations. Unluckily we can’t please all tastes due we, humans, have different ones. The tourism in Zanzibar and Tanzania, compared to other destinations... More 

Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you want a couple of relaxing days during your stay on Zanzibar, this is a good choice. In Kizimkazi it´s not much to do, except swimming, snorkelling, relaxing, maybe go for a deepwater gamefishing tour, and of course take a dolphintour. I stayed 2 nights in december 2014, together with 3 children/ youths (11, 13 and 17), we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wonderful and relaxing, beautifully located in the southwest of Zanzibar. Genuine food cooked with love :-) This is the perfect place for winding down. Service can be a bit slow and irregular. Some days it takes two minutes to get the coffee, some days half an hour, which the first days can be a bit challenging for a stressed-out big... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent 2 nights in this lovely hotel overlooking the sea. At high tide, the water is coming till the coral cliff just in front from the rooms. Great for swimming! At low tide, you can walk (being careful of the sea oursins) and fin out to the coral reef. Great snorkeling! Otherwise nice breakfast (included) and nice food in... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in September 2014 . The reason why we choose this hotelwas because we read so good comment in internet . We though that our hotel would be so wonderful but it turned out to be real nightmare. 1 , the first night arrive , we take diner at the hotel , the price was expensive... More 

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karambaZanzibar, Owner at Karamba, responded to this review

This review looks like made by someone that wants to destroy our reputation due is telling bad things about matters that most of our guests are congratulating us like the food, the cleanliness and the friendly staff. Also is suspicious because if they were really disappointed they could write it immediately after their stay not 3 months later. I doubt... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This resort is located in a wonderful place, South of Zanzibar Island. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The food served is delicious and local. It is worth to try. But don't expect luxury, the resort is cosy and with wonderful views.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I'm just back from spending 5 nights at Karamba resort and I fell in love with it. If you like rustic and peace then you will love this. I really cannot rate this place highly enough. I loved my room, the outside shower, comfy bed and the view from the porch was just beautiful. I loved that the cleaning ladies... More 

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