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Marafiki Bungalows

Kumba Urembo, Kiwengwa Tanzania
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Updated 05/27/20


#4 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Kiwengwa
Travelers' Choice
Marafiki Bungalows is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Zanzibar, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Our hotel is meeting current expectations towards travel destination: the nature and beach destination, which combine relaxation with an environment conducive to social distancing and compliance to safety standards Marafiki Bungalows offers guests an array of room amenities including a refrigerator, kettle, safe box and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available. The small hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, room service, and beach chairs, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. When you’re feeling hungry, don't need to go anywhere - the best cuisine in the area is at Marafiki Restaurant & Bar. For a drink try out The Pontille, jetty bar with amazing view or Areana beach bar. Enjoy your stay in Kiwengwa!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Game room
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Private beach
Room service
Bottled water
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Polish
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Gerard P wrote a review Dec 2021
Marseille, France20 contributions5 helpful votes
Fantastic place We spent 7 days in this place and from day 1 to the end all is perfect Warm Welcome Nice bungalows (we got 2) The food is amazing probably the best food we got since several years Nice atmosphere on the bar with fabulous cocktails I can only and strongly recommend Marafiki
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Lajos J wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions
We spent 2 weeks there and it was our best holiday ever! Esther, Christina and Michael did everything for us! All the staff members are suoer nice! The food was fantastic! The bungalows are so authentic, beautiful! Our stay was so relaxing! It was like a big family! Thank you guys for this amazing 2 weeks!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
voyagevoyage wrote a review Nov 2021
34 contributions51 helpful votes
Thank you to the team for their hospitality Very nice food, accommodations and facilities Very quiet place to relax, nice rooms Very local and authentic lodge Considering Zanzibar is a big island, the Marafiki bungalows are well located
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Date of stay: November 2021
Kizzle_Bizzle wrote a review Aug 2021
Egypt46 contributions29 helpful votes
Gorgeous boutique hotel room in by friendly and helpful management with wonderful smily staff. Best service, cocktails and food on the island. Shout out to Youssef, Mohsen and Flyness who made our stay a dream. I cannot recommend enough STAY HERE! Eat the paella, lobster, beef chapatti and tuck into the Tanzanian buffet on Saturdays!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t plan anything Saturday night (stay at the hotel)
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Tiffany A. wrote a review Jul 2021
Columbia, Maryland26 contributions57 helpful votes
Very peaceful hidden spot in Kiwengwa. This is definitely a location for those that want to be away from the hustle and bustle of a busier city center. We were able to go to tours from this location, with Stone Town being about an hour away, but we enjoyed spending time lying lazily by the pool. The restaurant had good food and the staff was very kind and accommodating. Three quick things that I wish I would have known, but didn't ruin the trip...… 1) If you book an ocean view, do not expect to open the sliding door and walk right out to the beach…I may be the only one that through this lol. You will see the beach, but the beach is down a walkway. Also, if you want a more direct ocean view, ask for rooms 1A-B or 2A-B. We stayed in 3 and it was more of a partial ocean view, still beautiful, but partial. 2) The beds are extremely hard….I mean HARD. The people are very nice so maybe there is a way to request some kind of solution for this.....buutttt, the bed was almost a deal breaker. 3) Like some other comments mention, yes, the walls are thin and I could hear my neighbors, but again, it didn't ruin the experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021
$99 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKiwengwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marafiki Bungalows
Which popular attractions are close to Marafiki Bungalows?
Nearby attractions include Kiwengwa Beach (1.7 miles), Kiwengwa Caves (1.9 miles), and Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Marafiki Bungalows?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Marafiki Bungalows?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Marafiki Bungalows?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marafiki Bungalows?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant, La Base JungleKite, and Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marafiki Bungalows?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Marafiki Bungalows have airport transportation?
Yes, Marafiki Bungalows offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marafiki Bungalows?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Marafiki Bungalows?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Datch Excursions Zanzibar! (1.5 miles).
Does Marafiki Bungalows have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.