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Northern Zanzibar, Kendwa Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 01/30/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Kendwa
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Kilindi Zanzibar, comprising of a series of white-domed Pavilion guest rooms all set in 50 acres of lush tropical gardens, is a rarity in the world of luxury boutique hotels. Originally designed for Benny Andersson - one of the members of the 1970's pop group ABBA - Kilindi is a true blend of the very best of diverse cultures to be found in Tanzania and on its adjacent island of Zanzibar. Kilindi achieves the perfect marriage between Scandinavian minimalism and the dramatic architectural overtones of Middle Eastern heritage, whilst encouraging an open, 'back-to-nature' ambiance throughout. In each of the Pavilion suites, white wooden-slatted shutters embrace wide-arched glassless windows each affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. This same openness allows the gentle ocean breeze to waft throughout each of the rooms and carry with it the delightful soundtrack of Kilindi's colourful birdlife. Any stay at Kilindi will be a delight for the senses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Adults only
Concierge
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
Minibar
Extra long beds
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Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Tiago CS wrote a review Nov 2021
Lisbon, Portugal17 contributions34 helpful votes
What a perfect place to end our honeymoon! What absolutely amazing. Everything started with an amazing welcoming, very relaxed, totally on our time. When we arrived to that entrance and we stopped to enjoy the view while the manager was giving us all the information's we had the feeling of peace and care. We stayed on the villa 14 that was perfect! I was not aware of the room at all and was an mazing surprise for me and my wife! is stunning! The open shower, the see view from bed, the two pool areas, the lounge area where we had our breakfast everyday, was totally amazing and with all the privacy! The food was really good and the set up for it , is something that we will never forget. Specially the last dinner on the beach!!!! We felt that hotel was totally focused on customers. Our needs were the priority. Need to mentioned the lovely and very professional treatments from SPA team. They are amazing! Also, need to mention Lili that was always doing the best for we fell very special. We were sad for leaving Kilindi but also very happy to had the opportunity to know these place! We really want to come back! Thank you all!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from ElewanaCollection, General Manager at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear tiagos915, Thank you for the lovely review and allowing us to offer a memorable end to your honeymoon. We're so happy that you could embrace and appreciate the natural, open uniqueness that Kilindi and our villas have to offer. We'll be sure to pass on your special mention to Lilian, as well as Winnie and Rahab in the Spa for treating you to one of our Zanzi-Spice Spa treatments. Wishing you all the best and hoping you come back to visit us soon. Kind Regards, The Kilindi Team
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Paula198 wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada17 contributions7 helpful votes
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We flew from The Serengeti to Zanzibar to stay at this very beautiful, unique, one of a kind resort on the northern end of Zanzibar Island, a very exclusive location of individual, private pavilions each with three separate living areas and two dipping pools. We also had a lovely view of the small private beach and ocean. The main lodge with its lounge area and dining room also has a huge swimming pool and deck. The service was excellent, the food was very varied and also excellent. The seafood was fresh and different each day. We took a complimentary cooking class which was fun with guidance from Pamela, a trainee chef. Service to our villa was provided by Daoudi who was an excellent guest ambassador and took care of our every need. Our visit to the spa for a joint massage was wonderful! We felt truly pampered and can only recommend this beautiful place which also has a very interesting history ..... Time permitting, a 1/2 day tour of Stown Town is very interesting and well worth the time in order to learn more about the history of this exotic island.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: We enjoyed the proximity to the beach with ocean views. However, villas located higher up the...
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Response from ElewanaCollection, Public Relations Manager at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar
Responded Apr 21, 2020
Dear Paula, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed you stay and the amount you were able to do. We are so glad that you enjoyed our locally sourced seafood and that the service was up to standard! We are extremely proud of the excellent work all our staff do in order to create an amazing experience for all our guests. We hope to see you back very soon for some more relaxation and sun! Best regards, The Kilindi Zanzibar Team
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clarklynnm wrote a review Nov 2021
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Elewana’s Kilindi is a truly special resort. The location and architecture are unbelievably unique. We were in a suite with two plunge pools, separate bed and bath areas (outside, up stairs to bathroom) and a lounge area. I was there with a friend so we were not into the romance of the property but I can see how this would be an amazing resort for couples. Baruti was our Butler and he was genuine and attentive with a “why not” attitude. Minnie at the spa was incredible. Andre the GM was personable and detail oriented. We started our Tanzania adventure at Kilindi and then went on safari, I highly recommend that sequence! You have time to relax and get over the jet lag. Our favorite memory was the private dinner on the beach.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from ElewanaCollection, General Manager at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear clarklynnm Thank you for your kind words and this review. We are so happy you were able to relax, unwind before embarking on your Tanzanian Safari adventures with us. It was an absolute pleasure hosting yourself and Virginia, please give her our regards. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, The Kilindi Team
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Tour171712 wrote a review Sep 2021
Graz, Austria2 contributions
We spent one week in Kilindi in August 2021. We loved the private atmosphere, beautiful surrounding and friendliness of everyone. Our ambassador John offered an outstanding service and arranged very special dinners we always will remember. We spent a perfect honeymoon!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Alina Haq, Owner at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar
Responded Sep 26, 2021
Thank you for the lovely review. We are so thrilled that you had the perfect honeymoon and that we were able to create a special experience on this very auspicious occasion. Wishing you all the best in this new chapter of your lives and we hope to welcome you back for an anniversary celebration! Kind regards The Kilindi Team
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Alexander M wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I cannot think of a better place to have finished our honeymoon than at Kilindi! The rooms are private, romantic and beautiful. The food is delicious and every meal is different. The views, pool and ocean are paradise. Most importantly, however, the staff is the crown jewel of Kilindi. Elewana will welcome to your "home away from home". They mean it. Our entire experience was made more special because of the amazing team that went above and beyond to make our experience with them special. Go and see the sunset! Go have a glass of Dawa! Go with someone special! This slice of heaven is waiting!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Alina Haq, Owner at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar
Responded Sep 26, 2021
Dear Alexander & Kelly, Thank you for choosing Kilindi for your honeymoon, we are delighted to hear that we were able to make your experience special and memorable. We really appreciate your kind words and the time you took to share this in depth review of your stay. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you. We hope to welcome you back once again to our 'little slice of heaven'. Kind regards from the Kilindi Team.
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PRICE RANGE
$1,101 - $1,313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKendwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar
Which popular attractions are close to Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar?
Nearby attractions include Kendwa Beach (0.5 miles) and Bahati Beach Boutique (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro' del Mar, Essence Restaurant, and Fisherman lokal restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar have airport transportation?
Yes, Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fukuchani Ruins (1.2 miles).