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Outdoor pool
On the beach, white sand, beach massages
On the beach, white sand, beach massages
On the beach, white sand, beach massages
Outdoor pool

Overview of Marafiki Bungalows

Marafiki Bungalows

4.0 star property
Kiwengwa beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

23 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
Kumba Urembo, Kiwengwa, 2211

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Nungwi Beach - 58 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 66 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Il Pontile - 14 min walk
  • Cheap local food - 17 min walk
  • Local - 3 min drive
  • Cafe Africa - 3 min drive
  • La Villa - 5 min drive

About this property

Marafiki Bungalows

At Marafiki Bungalows, you can spend time at the beach getting a beach massage. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages. Marafiki serves Latin American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This upmarket hotel also features a poolside bar, a children's pool and a snack bar/deli.


Dutch, English, French, German, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay for free (up to 22 lb per pet)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Children's books

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Polish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony
  • Garden

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • High chair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Marafiki – This restaurant specialises in Latin American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 45 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to midnight

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Marafiki Bungalows offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Marafiki Bungalows does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Marafiki Bungalows?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Marafiki Bungalows?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to midnight.
Are pets allowed at Marafiki Bungalows?
Yes, pets stay for free, with a maximum weight of 22 lb per pet.
Is parking offered on site at Marafiki Bungalows?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Marafiki Bungalows?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 45 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Marafiki Bungalows?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Marafiki Bungalows and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and horse riding. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring and ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Marafiki Bungalows?
Yes, Marafiki offers Latin American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Il Pontile (14-min walk), La Villa (2.2 mi) and Amour Beach Restaurant (2.9 mi).
Does Marafiki Bungalows have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony and a garden.
What's the area around Marafiki Bungalows like?
Marafiki Bungalows is located a short 9-minute walk from Kiwengwa Beach.







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10/10 Exceptional

Ioan, 12-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The management did everything for us! This was my best holiday ever! The bungalows are amazing and unique! All the staff members are amazing! The food was fresh and so tasty! It was like a big family
Lajos Zoltán, 13-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very peaceful hidden spot in Kiwengwa. This is definitely a location for those that want to be away from the hustle and bustle of a busier city center. We were able to go to tours from this location, with Stone Town being about an hour away, but we enjoyed spending time lying lazily by the pool. The restaurant had good food and the staff was very kind and accommodating.
5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Highly recommended boutique hotel
Extended stay for 1 more night due to attending diving course. Was moved to an even nicer room facing the ocean. Would highly recommend this boutique hotel
Logan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great stay in a nice boutique accomodation
Came as a solo traveller. Excellent service & accomodation in this chic boutique hotel. Would highly recommend another stay
Logan, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The place is amazing with brilliant staff. There was a mix up with my room and double booked
Carl, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Saara, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

marianne, 3-night trip
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