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“Short Pre Honeymoon in Zanzibar” 3 of 5 stars
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Baobab Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Nungwi, Tanzania (Formerly Baobab Beach Bungalows)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Nungwi
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“Short Pre Honeymoon in Zanzibar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We chose Baobab as the position was said to be the best (in the north of the island) as it suffers less when there is low tide and i can confirm this. The position of the village was fantastic, we have just gotten married and wanted a quick honeymoon while awaiting the real one in the new year. We upgraded to a delux room (no.63 - the best position i think) which had a great position, full side sea view (there are no sea front views), great wooden terrace. what i liked about the whole village is it's use of natural materials (common yes to africa - however if you walk along the beachfront there are some very modern resorts with sliding patio doors!!?). the sand is amazing, talcumn powder! water is lovely - just like the postcards.
Coming back to the village, with very little they could really perk up the place, i have to admit, we got there exhausted from 6 months wedding planning so we didn't want to do anything or do any trips - however, i guess if you arrive a bit more relaxed, there is in fact little going on. No mid morning snacks or late afternoon crepes to create 'social' moments.
Africa does tend to have little animation in the evenings and this was the same - i did appreciate the karaoke night, quite funny and also the quiz which did in fact greate a nice social atmosphere. The food... um.. next question! I am not an italian who wants to eat italian abroad, however, i did have problems. Breakfast needs to be greatly improved! It's the first meal of the day.. with a gorgeous view.. so it's got to be great food. I must warn about the mosquitos at lunch time.. it is a problem and i am quite fussy about these things (so if you are like me.. be prepared) - they say that being outdoors (under an enormous bamboo structure) the mosquitos come - i can't believe there isn't a solution. Ho hum...
We didn't do an excursions so i can't advise, but this time round, as opposed to kenya, i wouldn't have wanted to do anything with the Beach boys - they hassled just a tad too much and i had heard a little too many negative stories of people doing trips with them.
We paid a really good price for the soft all inclusive so I must say that it is difficult to complain, however in peak season, with the prices that can be found, if you don't book a delux (which gives you a very large room and bathroom) then.. yes i think i can understand a few of the complaints. all in all for us in went well and was a good trade off, in low season (october 2012) at a really good price.

There are no particular services like a gym, room service or anything else. Nothing in the bathrooms (nice soaps or stuff) so definitely no fringe benefits. One thing was a shame: we had asked for the best delux because it was our honeymoon and not even bowl of fruit was in the room when we arrived - absolutely no evidence whatsoever that they paid attention to the individual guests (especially when there were no more than 50!).

Sometimes so little effort, can make sure a big difference!

However the beach is absolutely stunning as is the water, view, sunsets and long romantic walks!

Room Tip: No. 63 delux. good position to get to anywhere in the village.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012


I'm just coming back from an amazing trip in Zanzibar. I've been staying in the Baobab Beach Resort in Nungwi.
It's a huge hotel / village located near a private beautiful beach. Bungalows are very nice, decoration is local and so pleasant, cleanliness is perfect !

Staff is just amazing and adorable. They speak Italian, English and Swahili. From the reception with Saidi to the restaurant with Evalyne and Henry, etc ... The bar with Aboud, animation with Fiorello, Ali and Omar and the rest of the team. All these guys will just make your stay perfectly memorable.

Restaurant and food is very good and varied. Waiters, staff and Managers are very thoughtful and always smiling.

There's a diving center associated to the hotel and also the possibility to book yourself in all the best excursions around.
Excursions are booked with guides, we first had Ali who speaks a pretty good French. He's lovely and it's really nice to visit with him as he knows everything about the area.
We also had Mohamed Omar who speaks a very good english, it was very pleasant to go on excursions with him as he's very experimented and very kind too.

A special dedication to the animation staff of the Baobab : Fiorello, Alibaba and Omar who made my vacation unforgettable. These guys are just adorable, they're always around to make you laugh, smile and find you nice occupations going from ping-pong to aquagym, volley-ball, dancing, etc ...

There is nice local animations at night as Masai dance, Tightrope walkers, etc ...
Possibility to go out at night in bars, clubs or beach parties around the resort.

Fabrizio the General Manager of the hotel was very happy to have French people in his resort as he usually hosts Italian people. He'd love to get more visitors from different countries and will do his best to make sure your stay is perfect as he did with us !!!

So I advise you all to go there !!! Anyway for sure if you don't go : I'll go back as soon as I can !!!

Lili from Paris.

Room Tip: Staff is very attentive and they will do their best to find you a pleasant room and satisfy you. (S...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Fantastic beach, fantastic food and fantastic people.
I'll be back soon!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nungwi, Tanzania (Formerly Baobab Beach Bungalows)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Nungwi
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Nungwi
#11 Luxury Hotel in Nungwi
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Nungwi
Hotel Class:4 star — Baobab Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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