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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though we haven`t stayed in Uhuru Beach hotel, we enjoyed the food and drinks in their beachfront restaurant. We loved the view and super relaxing environment :) The place also provides charming beach furniture, so you are able to take pleasure sunbathing just in front of Indian ocean!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jambiani is a very peaceful and beautiful area of Zanzibar. The breakfast at Uhuru was very nice. All the food served at the hotel is very nice! The staff are amazing ! The masai working there are adorable and are always available to help you with whatever you need. The owner, Ana is also very present on the property, which... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We received the warmest welcome imaginable, really helpful and happy staff and a beautiful gem of a place. Ana runs this place so professionally, kindly and warmly with her guests, her staff and the local villagers, we were very impressed. Uhuru has the best wide and pure beach front view. The decor is barefoot beauty, simple, eco and chic. The... More 

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with the rooms - the owner has been renovating and they're much better than how they look on the website. Private bathroom, fan and balcony with views to the beautiful ocean... For 30 odd dollars it's a bargain. The dinner was very good; we had a calamari curry and crusted fish with mango salsa at 15,000tsh.... More 

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Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

The rooms here are directly situated on the beach which can be both good and bad. At the time of our stay (September), there were days with strong winds from the south and due to the exposed location of the rooms, there was nowhere to take shelter from them. The rooms themselves are sparsely furnished with few provisions. For example... More 

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Reviewed September 20, 2016

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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Reviewed September 16, 2016

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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Reviewed September 15, 2016 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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Reviewed September 11, 2016

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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Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
  • 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: $34 - $69 (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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“maybe just say the room kevin and his kids stayed in”
 of 5 bubbles THETRUTHCornwall, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles kayG174, Aug 2, 2016 | Read review
“Choose one of the revamped rooms. They are all sea facing.”
  • Revamped bathroom
  • Comfy four poster bed
 of 5 bubbles JoanneT120, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
“Most of the rooms are in the front of the beach. Only about 2 rooms are facing sideways.”
 of 5 bubbles oliverh567, Apr 26, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with cross ventilation! And a sea view..”
 of 5 bubbles marethasteyn, Apr 12, 2016 | Read review
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