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Reviewed 3 December 2015

We stayed at the Zanzi Resort for three nights after climbing Kili and taking a short safari. This portion on the trip was the icing on the cake after our hard work. We stayed in villa four which has a private pool and great out door space. The path to the water is close to the new jetty but we felt secluded and private (even using the outdoor shower) The food is really extraordinary as well as the staff. We had great massages, took the sailboat to prison island to see the giant tortoises and had a romantic birthday dinner on the jetty with the seafood platter that everyone rightfully raves about. Prison Island is kind of weird, but the boat trip and captain and snorkeling was great and well worth it. We loved so much about this place: the villa is outstanding, great personal bar and they'll give you a cute ice bucket from the bar at the restaurant for your own private cocktail party, coffee poolside in the morning, lounging at the private pool and in our outdoor cabana, great meals in the open air dining room and the birthday dinner on the jetty was fantastic. There is a lot of coral if you are swimming off the beach, but stairs from the end of the jetty put you in deeper water great for swimming and snorkeling. We loved the pool so much we didn't go in the sea very much. The staff is lovely, great personalities and service. The manager Kashia was ever-present and made sure everything was meeting our expectations. We didn't take any trips off property because we never wanted to leave.

Room Tip: villas 4-7 have private pools, amazing views and private beach access, there are also new eco lodges off the water with larger new pool
  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Kasia M, Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2015

Dear Carla and Thomas,

Thank you so much for this beautiful review ! We are so glad to know you have enjoyed your stay with us at the ZanziResort. We sincerely hope to see you again soon, until then, we wish you all the best ! Thank you again.

Kasia and Zanzi Team

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Reviewed 2 December 2015

It is a misused and overused word but here it is the only one that comes to mind. Zanzibar is a beautiful, interesting, diverse and exotic island - as captivating as anything in the Caribbean, Asia or the rest of Africa. The Zanzi Resort itself is extraordinary - lush green vegetation - bananas, pineapples, mangoes - with lizards, bush babies and the extraordinary Indian Ocean stretching out before it. The management and service is superb, the food is excellent and in your Tanzanian idyll there is time for everything and nothing is too much trouble.

The accommodation is almost beyond words - it is an uplift in price but the villas with private pool and beach are worth the cost. I cannot think of ours now without feeling deeply sad for a brief moment not to still be there.

With thanks to Kasia, Faisal and all the wonderful friends we made in our briief stay

Room Tip: Pay for the villas by the water - you won't regret it.
  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Kasia M, Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2015

Dear Sarah and Ranjit,

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so happy you have enjoyed your stay at the ZanziResort and that you have created many beautiful memories. We are definitely looking forward to seeing you again.

Kasia and Zanzi Team

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

We stayed at ZanziResort for the first 2 weeks of November 2015 in Villa No. 5.

Unfortunate our journey to Zanzibar was a nightmare - due to bad weather conditions our flight had to be rerouted leading to a total delay of 5 hours. Instead of arrival at 5am we arrived at about 10am - and our private driver organized by the resort was still there - what a positive surprise! When we arrived at the resort the owner and staff did welcome us warmly - we even got a complimentary bottle of champagne to "compensate" for the long trip - another positive surprise.

On our first evening we were totally lucky as there was a barbecue buffet with great food including lobster. We could get a first taste of the great food in the resort prepared by chef Deo and his staff. After dinner everybody did dance to live african music played by a fantastic band - wow.

When we booked our vacation we thought that it can be boring to stay in such an intimate resort for 2 full weeks - it was never boring. There are so many nice things to do. We did several trips to nice destinations on the island with our private driver "Ali" that we can highly recommend - he showed us the best places and was always with us if required and on distance if not. He speaks English and is learning German.

Most of the days we did eat at the resort - in summary meals prepared by the chef Deo are awesome - fresh and very tasty. We tried other restaurants during our trips - it was ok but not as good as in the resort. As I am also a chef, Deo offered me to cook some of the famous Zanzibar meals together - very nice - thank you Deo. The kitchen is very clean and would achieve European standards.

To keep this review short - everything that is written in other reviews is true. If we can afford it we definitely will come back.

Thank you ZanziResort family!!!

Elke and Guido

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Kasia M, Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2015

Dear Elke and Guido,

Thank you thank you thank you for this fantastic review ! It was such a pleasure for us to welcome you at the ZanziResort. We are glad to know you enjoyed your 2 weeks stay with us despite not very pleasant flight at the beginning of your holidays. We hope you have a chance to visit us again. Till then take care and thank you once again.

Kasia and Zanzi Team

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Reviewed 26 November 2015

We spent 1 week with our two children to Zanzi Resort.

The place is a heaven and very quiet. The Villa is well decorated, very clean and the private pool is big. You also can enjoy the main pool, which is great, and have a space dedicated for the baby.

The food from breakfast to dinner was great and the service incredible. They did not know what to do to serve you. We have a little boy (10 months old) and every time the chief cooked special puree for him.

We also enjoyed few excursions with the private driver and it was very nice.

If you are looking for a serenity, luxury and great services, you will not find a better place.

We will come back the next year.

Emmanuel

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Kasia M, Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2015

Dear Lidiia and Emmanuel,

Thank you so much for this beautiful review ! We are so glad to know you and your children have enjoyed your stay with us. We definitely hope to see you again soon ! We wish you all the best and thank you again.

Kasia and Zanzi Team

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Reviewed 18 November 2015

There is something about Zanzi resort that is just homely. In the best way possible. It might be the huge private pool you have or the fact that it's possible to have every meal delivered to your door with no extra charge. It could also be that this property houses an intimate number of rooms only.

The luxury villas offer a very private environment and each villa can only be reached by a pathway through thick trees. As a bonus, some villas have their own secluded private beaches. If you're on a honeymoon, ask for one of these!

The villa is decorated in a rustic, Zanzibari style with earth tones and is huge. It is separated into a lounge area (complete with dining room table and lounge suite), bathroom, bedroom and pool area. The villa could easily accommodate four people and is spacious for two people.

Finally, the food an service at Zanzi was great. Our needs were meet with smiles at all times.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a private beach
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Mark s, Front Office Manager at Zanzi Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear,

It was such a pleasure to host you. We are very happy that you appreciated our staff and service and also our food! We are lucky to have an amazing team who is taking care of everything with passion to make the stay of our guests memorable.
In ZanziResort we firmly believe that if you put your hear into something it must succeed.
We hope to see you again in the near future.
Please remember we have great discounts for returning guests :)

Good luck,
ZanziTeam

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