Carola and Mado's homes are great, especially if you're looking for a more authentic slice of life in Zanzibar. I stayed in Casa Habari for 6 days. Impressive, brand new home with a view of the ocean. There are a ton of expensive resorts on the island that are nice too, but they are all very secluded. I really enjoyed this place because it's more local, but still lots of great places to eat, beautiful beaches, very safe, etc. I would highly recommend it!
Keep in mind that this is the east side of the island so you get sunrises instead of sunsets, but it's awesome either way. Oh and don't order too many fresh foods through Carola's grocery delivery service because things don't keep long - everything is fresh, no preservatives!
If you're a light sleeper be prepared to hear some goats next door making noise early in the morning, and sometimes I could hear music from the clubs down at the beach until around midnight. Wasn't much of a bother.
If you have a physical problem that prevents you from walking down some rocky steps this might not be a good fit - the walkway to the beach is short but has a few steps. Bring a flashlight so you can easily walk home at night. Highly recommend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OUR APARTMENTS:Our apartments have been designed and built with enormous amounts of care and energy just as you give to your own house... with the hope that this attention will make you feel at home.Kamili View consists of 3 apartments, some with sea view, only 200 meters away from the beach and a short distance from Kiwengwa main road, ideal to reach either by car or by foot in only few minutes.All apartments are attractively and fully furnished and besides enjoying a nice refreshing sea breeze, they offer all the comforts described below: Speed internet WiFi connectionLarge windows all with mozzy netsAttractive balconies, verandas and gardensSpacious fitted kitchen and dining areaCeiling fans in all roomsBathroom and bedroom linensHot water30.000 liters underground fresh water reservoirAmple parking area into the compound24 hrs security Kamili View is located in Kiwengwa, the largest village of Zanzibar north east coast, in an area called "Mafarasi", popular for the dozens of minimarkets and shops were you can find all what you need, from food to cleaning stuff. Mafarasi is also a good starting point for those brave that prefers local transports, "DalaDala", to comfortable taxi.The aim behind our project is living the island life without rules or timetables to follow, together with the local community or in total privacy, in the relaxing environment of our brand new apartments, built with comfort and practicality in mind as well as some Swahili style and flair. We live here and we know what is important for a great stay. Kamili View Apartments are also ideal for long term rentals.Kamili View is the fulfilment of our dream project! We built 3 houses - built them with passion and love, tracing and designing every piece, from foundation to roof, from staircases to the interior decorations...we took care of each plant, each flower...and finally watched the making of our lush garden.We will be there to welcome you and to help you settle in and then its up to you. We will always be on hand with tips and advice and recommendations as we just want to share our love of Zanzibar with you. Come and stay with us at Kamili View Apartments and experience Zanzibar not as a tourist but as a friend. KARIBUNI NYUMBANI... Welcome to our Home!! HOUSE MANUAL AND RULES: We would appreciate if you treat our place with the same care and respect you give to your own house. We kindly ask to do a conscientious use of water and electricity. At beginning of your stay we provide house cleaning stuff, basic kitchen ingredients (cooking oil, vinegar, spices, salt, sugar) and toilet paper. We don't provide body soaps and laundry soap. Bed linens and towels will be changed free of charge under request after 3rd day. Our towels can NOT be used as beach towels. House cleaning service will be provided on demand and costs $10/day. Check In time from 1pm.Check Out time by 9am. EXTRA SERVICES:Need a help with your shopping?? You can count on us!!! You can book your first shopping in advance, so that on arrival all goods will be on the shelves and in the fridge already! Request our "Shopping List" via mail...Not in the mood of cooking? Let our private chef spoil you!! Prior reservation according with chef availability.On demand we will be happy to organize your transfers from/to airport (50 minutes distance) or other destinations around the island. Our experienced tour guide will be delighted to chat with you about excursions program and help you organizing your zanzibari trip! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kamili View Apartments Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa