Zawadi Hotel


Michamvi Peninsula, south east coast of Zanzibar

Accommodation Type

Beach hotel

Accommodation Level
DeluxeSomething special. Indulge yourself with a high-quality experience.
Price Guide

Zawadi Hotel

Relaxed and refined, life at all-inclusive Zawadi is easy, divided between rest and activity precisely as you wish. From early morning ocean views from your terrace to sundowners at the Mali Mali bar, take each day at your own pace at this exclusive hotel.   

Enjoy exclusivity at Zawadi. From its lovely clifftop setting you have sweeping views over the Indian Ocean, and steps lead down to the beach where you can spend time basking in the heat of the sun. Back up at Zawadi there’s an inviting infinity pool, complete with bar service, where it’s easy to pass the time and let the cares of day-to-day living fall away.

The atmosphere is low key, there’s no dress code, the minimum age is 16 so there are no young children here, and the emphasis is on relaxation. All meals, soft and house beverages are included, enhancing your enjoyment of the freshly prepared meals and chilled drinks.

When it comes to activity you can use the free snorkelling equipment and kayaks to explore by water, with diving, watersports and sailing all available, payable locally. Staff offer a choice of island excursions, too, to help you explore Zanzibar. Zawadi is part of The Zanzibar Collection which includes Baraza Resort, The Palms and Breezes Beach Club all nearby, and you can use their tennis court and gym at no extra cost.   

Your villa is a spacious 100sqm in area and features a bedroom, sofa, bathroom with a bathtub, shower cubicle and twin hand basins, separate toilet, and an expansive terrace with chairs and loungers, screened by bougainvillea and palm trees, where you can sit and watch passing dhows. Mod cons are seamlessly integrated: air conditioning keeps interiors crisply cool, there’s a TV and DVD player, Wi-Fi and a minibar.


Times to Go

Zanzibar enjoys warm weather year round. There are two rainy seasons. The longer is from March to May, with shorter rains in November. June to October tend to be slightly cooler than December to February. Diving is best in July and August and again in February and March.

Zawadi Hotel highlights

  • Great Indian Ocean views from the clifftop
  • Adult only (minimum age 16)
  • Exclusive: just nine villas
  • Rim flow pool with bar service
  • PADI dive centre
  • Choice of excursions and activities
  • Massage services

Zawadi Hotel location

Zawadi Hotel


  • Nine villas
  • Open all year
  • Minimum age 16 (unless booked in entirety)


  • Swimming pool
  • Beach
  • Dinner restaurant
  • Lounge-bar
  • Poolside bar and dining area
  • Internet room
  • Shop
  • PADI dive centre
  • Outdoor gym
  • Jogging trail
  • Massage service
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-Fi in villas and public areas


  • Diving
  • Snorkelling (free use of equipment)
  • Kayaking (free use of equipment)
  • Mangrove tours
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Island excursions
  • Stone Town tour
  • Outdoor gym and jogging trail

Zawadi Hotel villas

There are nine guest villas, all ocean facing. Each has a bedroom, en-suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower, an indoor sitting area and a large terrace with chairs and sun loungers. Interiors are air conditioned.

Amenities include satellite TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, phone, hairdryer, minibar and safe.

Villas are arranged on either side of the central area, screened from each other by palm trees and vegetation.


Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“The owners of The Zanzibar Collection are committed to sustainable tourism, through local employment and career development, maximising energy efficiency, sourcing food and furnishings locally and involvement in a marine conservation programme.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.