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Kizimkazi Tanzania
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#2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Kizimkazi
*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
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Water sport equipment rentals
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Private bathrooms
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Swahili
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Aneta wrote a review Apr 11
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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
Caro wrote a review Apr 1
Geneva, Switzerland2 contributions
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
Fruzsina V wrote a review Mar 2021
Soskut, Hungary10 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
Наталия Р wrote a review Feb 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates21 contributions
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
Ninna J wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
$57 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKizimkazi
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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, mnana restaurant, and Ristorante Zanzibar Blue Dolphin Bay.
Does Mama Root have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mama Root offers an airport shuttle 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.