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#2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Kizimkazi
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5.0
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5.0
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4.9
Value
4.9
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*Spicy Indian Ocean at Your fingertips. Mama Root House is located on Zanzibar’s South Coast at the heart of fishermen village called Kizimkzi. Beloved by Dolphins and Baobabs and watched over by Dar Es Salam at the distant horizon. Feel the ocean breeze, bask in the sun, taste the local food, relax and fall asleep to the sound of the Ocean waves. Mama Root offers beautifull views and Insta- worthy snaps. You are Welcome - Karibu !
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Water sport equipment rentals
Board games / puzzles
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Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
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Private bathrooms
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Swahili
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Christian F wrote a review Aug 2022
39 contributions3 helpful votes
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€ - Faboules hosts and love in every detail Our stay was perfect! we stayed for three nights and enjoyed every moment. Mama Root and Papa Root are super hosts, welcoming and fill their place with warmth an attention to detail. Kizimkazi is a small village, you can expect quite moments and a relaxing time. The room is cozy. During your stay you need nothing to do, everything is taken care of. Great breakfast with fantastic coffee. Yeah you have to try that one. Dinner is awesome. You have more or less the choice of one dish, either with meat, vegetarian or seafood.….. even if you don't like seafood, take it, you will enjoy. After dinner you can sit by the open fireplace have a drink and go happy to bed.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Best to come by Dala dala. Frome Stone Town by Fuoni, change at Mak… something and then directly...
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R Wood wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California9 contributions7 helpful votes
Mama Root was such an unexpected and lovely surprise for me on this trip. It was recommended by a fellow traveler I met here in Zanzibar and so I made my way south to Kizimkazi to check it out. It's run by Oliwia and Zuberi and they are some of the best hosts I've encountered. Their attention to detail, use of local products, and recycling efforts did not go unnoticed. The space itself is truly beautiful and in the perfect location to enjoy the beach or just relax on the property. Each night they make a bonfire,weather permitting, and there is kind of an unofficial cocktail hour for the guests before dinner if you chose to partake. Somehow there is always the most perfect evening music playlist softly in the background. If you are looking for a superb accommodation in a sleepy little fishing village this is the spot.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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lepiclisa wrote a review Jan 2022
Vienna, Austria36 contributions18 helpful votes
A lot has already been said in the previous reviews, Mama Root is definitely THE place to be in Kizimkazi. Olivia and Zuberi are fantastic hosts and make sure you have an amazing time. When we arrived Olivia even gave me some of her meds from Europe, which really helped me out. The vibe is cool and relaxed, Mama Root's place super clean and beautiful, food fantastic. The beach is like from a postcard with the fisherman right in front, leaving every day for the nights fishing. If you want to have a real glimpse into local life, we recommend an early bird: Get up at 6am and see them coming back and auctioning their fish right at the beach - all while some meters away Mama Root's place is slowly and gently coming to life in tranquility. Luxury redefined!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Jane D wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
A really wonderful place to stay, cannot recommend it highly enough. It's location tucked way in Kizimakazi village is perfect - opening up onto a lovely beach. Subery and Olivia were so welcoming and attentive to all our needs, eager to recommend places to visit on the Island. We have to mention too the food which was delicious from the breakfasts to incredible evening meals. We have stayed many places in Zanzibar and this definitely tops all others!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Louise W wrote a review Jul 2021
Danube-Auen National Park, Austria178 contributions100 helpful votes
I cannot recommend this place enough to stay. If you plan to visit kizimkazi hands down this is this place to stay. I have stayed in high end resorts in the past but hands down this is the friendliest, most accommodating place I’ve stayed where Subery and Olivia really make you feel at home. The location is perfect, directly on the beach, clean rooms, great Wifi (for Zanzibar) and to top it off the FOOD is the best on the island. Home cooked fresh food every evening, I never wanted it to end. Breakfast was so fresh, the fruit was incredible, exceptional service. I really do not have a bad word to say.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We came in July and the weather was perfect
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zsombor k wrote a review Jul 2021
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We spent an amazing holiday here. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The foods were very tasty. This a very calm fisherman village. We enjoyed everything! Thank you so mutch Mama Root.😁😄😃😃😎
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Aneta wrote a review Apr 2021
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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!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Caro wrote a review Apr 2021
Geneva, Switzerland8 contributions
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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!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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ZeliziF wrote a review Mar 2021
Soskut, Hungary11 contributions7 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Наталия Р wrote a review Feb 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates33 contributions1 helpful vote
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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
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$55 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKizimkazi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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MAMA ROOT - Updated 2022 Prices & B&B Reviews (Kizimkazi, Tanzania)

Frequently Asked Questions about Mama Root
What are some of the property amenities at Mama Root?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mama Root?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Mama Root?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mama Root?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karamba Restaurant, Stone Village Restaurant, and Mnana restaurant.
Does Mama Root have airport transportation?
Yes, Mama Root offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mama Root?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Swahili.
Does Mama Root have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.