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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are several bungalows situated directly on the beach. Small balcony attached to each of them and dedicated sunbeds under the umbrella. Excellent food, bar with good drinks and local bear. Sunday brunches with local music. It is not a high class hotel, but rather a quiet and unpretentious place to stay. As there is no swimming pool - no... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the fact that our room was right on the beach, and each room has a small sitting area outside (2 chairs and a small table) as well as 2 beach chairs and an "umbrella". Rooms are basic but fine, breakfast was good, lovely Masai guys walk around constantly (I believe they are security) and are super friendly, nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in the Uhuru Beach and can truly recommend the place for a nice and relaxing holiday. During our 12 day stay we had a lot of fun with the nice and friendly staff, we had amazing food - really great quality and value for money! - we cuddled with the dogs, enjoyed ice-cold drinks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place was paradise for both me and my kids we could not believe the colours of the sea and the many places to relax at uhuru loads of swinging beds hammocks and sunbeds , you can also have a lovely massage on the grounds under the coconut trees facing the sea all for very little , the locals that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending over a week doing excursion after excursion, it was great to finally take a breather at Uhuru Lodge. We found this place while walking along Jambiani/Uhuru beach looking for a place to stay. We spoke to Anna, the owner of the lodge who offered us a room. The place was under construction at the time and as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Quirky and well presented budget stay. Separate rooms almost on the beach. The owner is helpful and is continuing to update all the communal areas. Breakfast was good, an outside bar catered for evening drinks. Dinner can be pre ordered. The beach was cleaned every morning and swimming is lovely at high tide. It's possible to walk out to the... More 

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Thank kay G
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The best spot on all of Jambiani Beach. It is great value for money. Incredible hospitality and very friendly staff. They made our stay absolutely wonderful. The owner, Anna is always trying to help if possible and make sure that everything runs smoothly. Breakfast is also included in the price and the rooms are spacious and clean. If high standard... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The setting is mind blowing. You are right on the beach with beautiful sunrises. The restaurant is upstairs with stunning rustic furniture, great views, lovely food and fantastic service. The owner, Anna, goes out of her way to assist. We were a group of four friends sharing a room and Anna offered for us to take another room if we... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Our stay at Uhuru was wonderful in every regard: - Accommodation was value-for-money as our room was large with great views and the entire place is just beautiful with white sand, blue water, hammocks, chill-out areas, a restaurant area and many loungers with wooden umbrellas right by the sea. 3 things which made our stay particularly great: - Food! Amina,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Lovely place with a superb location right on the beach. In the evenings the tide came up to within a few metres from the doorstep. It was wonderful to watch the local seaweed growing industry with local women working in the ocean. Water was not available in the facility when the electricity was out.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Uhuru Beach (formerly Shehe Bungalows) is situated on the lovely coastlines of Zanzibar island at Jambiani village on the east coast of the island. It is a beautiful, intimate place, is perfect for those looking for relaxation on an idyllic tropical island, based in whitewashed, thatched beach bungalows, the spacious, airy rooms are decorated in traditional Zanzibar design. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Uhuru Beach

Address: | East Coast of Zanzibar, Fishing Village of Jambiani, Jambiani, Tanzania (Formerly Shehe Bungalows)
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: $33 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Shehe Bungalows Hotel Jambiani
Uhuru Beach Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
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