I have fallen in love with this little, peaceful place. Clean, comfortable accommodation in DIY style with a direct access to a beautiful beach, great view, relaxing fireplace every evening. Mama and Papa Root were helpful with every single thing. They offered help with trips, scooter and bicycle rental, etc. They served delicious food. Unfortunately, Zanzibar has disappointed me a bit as a holiday destination but thanks to this lovely family I really feel like going back there again one day. Mama Root, thank you for making us feel like home by creating the greatest ambiance!
Mama Root was by far one of the best places I've stayed at in a long time (and I've traveled a lot)! To begin with, I loved the calm of the hotel and the entire fisher village of Kizimkazi. So if your objective is to avoid busyness, noise and tourist masses, Mama Root is your place to go! The beach right at the doorstep is paradisiac. The food is delicious and prepared with so much attention to detail, especially the dinners - by far the best food I've had not only in Zanzibar but overall Tanzania! But most importantly, the owners Olivia & Zuberi are the kindest people ever, offering help and advice with anything a guest might ask for, creating an atmosphere of "hotel meets home". Deeply grateful for my (extended) stay and 100% recommending Mama Root!
Mama and Papa Root are absolutely the best! They do anything to help you feel comfortable. Very nice, cozy, clean rooms. Extremely delicious meals! The beach is very close and very beautiful. Loved it!
Amazing place with unbelievable atmosphere... Best to stay in Kizimkazi. Anything you need, they have, it’s really makes your vacation cozy. Для нас был самый запоминающимся гест хаус. Thank you mama and papa Root
we made a mistake with our booking (completly our own fault). and the owners were so extremly nice and helpful, beyond what we could have expected! The location is perfect right by the village and with direct acces to the beach.