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(for the entire villa)

Low Season from US$720
High Season from US$750


Rate includes:

full board accommodation
return airport transfers

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zi villa

Situated on the North East Coast of Zanzibar in the district of Matemwe, opposite the famous Mnemba Island, Zi Villa offers a wonderful blend of intriguing architecture, a glorious beach, warm blue sea and the best diving in East Africa on your doorstep!

Zi Villa is a truly unique, exotic and enchanted home, and has 4 en-suite rooms and sleeps up to 14 people.

Situated right on Fishermans Cove, a white powdery beach lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, it is the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun or explore the unspoilt underwater paradise of the Mnemba Atoll only a short distance away.

A few steps lead directly onto a secluded beach with the finest white powdery sand, frequented only by the local fishermen and the occasional guests from the nearby hotel. Swimming is at high tide.

The villa offers 1300sqm of living space, including a huge outside wooden sun deck.

Zi Villa is staffed by:

  • Manager and Foreman to maintain generators, fuel, water and generally assist guests with holiday planning
  • Housekeeper to clean, make beds and wash up
  • Night Watchman on patrol from 6pm - 6am
  • Chefs - The villa is rented on a full board basis and meals are prepared and served by the 2 resident chefs


All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans, mosquito nets and private en-suite facilities.

Sultan's Suite
The Sultan's Suite is upstairs, with doors leading onto a private outside deck. The bedroom is 90sqm in size, is equipped with a jacuzzi bath and separate shower and toilet. A huge bed fit for a Sultan lies under mosquito netting. There is also a TV set and video machine.

King Suite
The King Suite is downstairs, with glass doors leading directly onto the wooden deck at the pool. This bedroom is furnished with a kingsize bed, plus a separate sofa couch which converts into a double bed. There is shower and toilet en-suite.

Queen Suite
The Queen Suite is also downstairs with glass doors leading directly onto the wooden deck at the pool. The bedroom is 80sqm and is furnished with two queen size beds under mosquito netting.

Zi Villa Suite
Downstairs adjoining the bar with a kingsize bed under mosquito netting. Toilet and shower are accessed through the adjoining bar.

There is a huge lounge of around 100 sqm with 4 large sofas, TV set, music system and library (stocked with English books). The lounge leads onto a pool deck through 3 different glass double doors. A guest toilet and basin adjoins the lounge.

Dining Rooms
There are two options for dining:
Outdoors, overlooking the beach (seats 10)
Indoors, in the lounge (seats 8)


There is a minibus permanently available for hire at the Villa with a driver who knows the island so is able to take you north to the restaurants and beaches, south to the spice plantations and town for souvenir shopping and sightseeing or to the extreme south where one can swim with the dolphins etc. Hire is around $80 per full day for the minibus, including driver.

The manager can organize a boat anytime you need it and they will collect you from the beach directly in front of the house. There is a large selection of fins and masks in every size available at the house, which you are welcome to use for snorkeling from the boat or whenever you like. He can also organize scuba diving if you have any divers in the group. There are also canoes and paddle skis available for guests' use (complimentary.)


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A view of Zi Villa

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Zi Villa swimming pool

The Zi Villa bedroom

Another Zi Villa bedroom

Zi Villa in Matemwe

The lounge area at Zi Villa

Zi Villa at night

Zi Villa palm trees

Zi Villa beach view

Zi Villa from the sea

Zi Villa from the beach

Zi Villa pool deck

Zi Villa beach palms

Zi Villa window

matemwe beach

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