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Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort, Zanzibar

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Description & Facilities


5 Stars

Hotel Type:



Identification card at arrival
Non-smoking establishment


24-hour reception
Check-in hour 18:00 - 22:00
Check-out hour 11:00 - 11:00
Airport Shuttle
Laundry service
Bicycle hire service
Multilingual staff
Smoke detector
Hotel safe
Luggage room
Clothes dryer
Private beach area
Restaurant 2
Non-smoking area
Poolside snack bar
Conference room
Meeting room
Business centre
Sun loungers
TV lounge
Game room
Hairdressing salon

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort lies on the unspoilt East Coast of Zanzibar, the hotel is approximately 65 km from Zanzibar town and airport. 

The hotel sits on a secluded beach that has the most beautiful white sand and blue waters and is surrounded by a tropical garden. Guests can reach the natural swimming pool from the beach on the 200m path and laze on a sunlounger while sipping on a refreshing cocktail, spend the day soaking in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, play football or beach volleyball, tennis or spend some time in the gym.  Visity the Wimbi Padi Diving Centre for a day of scuba in the  Indian Ocean and feast your eyes on the most magnificent marine life. Samawati Spa is open on the cliff offering a full range of spa treatments including a private sundeck and Ocean view treatments rooms.

Dining at Karafuu offers guests a range of worldwide cuisines from Italian, Middle Eastern and local favourites.  There are 4 restaurants including Kijiji - open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the main restaurants offers terrace dining and international themed buffets.  Le Grand Bleu Restaurant, opens for lunch and dinner and specialises in seafood, Bondeni Fushion Grill Restaurant opens for dinner daily and Masai Village is the place for local Masai/Swahili meals and local dances and entertainment.  The resort has 3 swim up bars at Bodeni, Masai and the Main Pool and Zanzi...Bar is a cocktail bar and lounge.

The bright and airy rooms reflect a truly Zanzibar feel with mosquito nets and wooden beams but still has modern features.  The comfortable rooms are availble in many room types and sizes and offer many views, the Garden & Cottage rooms open to the gardens, the Masai, Bodeni rooms open to the pools, the Junior Suite are seafacingon the beachfront and the Private Villa situated on the beachfront, has a private garden and living room.


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Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort
Flight Time
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"Hot with a breeze"


"Weather was great. A bit of rain on safari and one day of rain in Zanzibar but other than that it was hot and dry."
"Weather was hot, approx 35 degrees celcius"
"Hot but with a cool breeze off the sea. Quite humid in Stonetown on the west coast but typical Indian Ocean on the East Coast where we were based. Evenings warm but comfortable. Sun very strong!"


"very good"


"Not bad considering that it was the rainy season."


"Very light rain on a few occasions, other then that, Amazing."


"poor - rain and overcast for 10 days. the other days overcast with heavy rains showers then clearing up. Only one full day without rain"
"warm and pleasant"
"Good sunshine with a little rin on some mornings."
"Overcast and windy most of the week, with frequent showers, but the locals and staff all seemed to think this was very unusual for the period"
"In genera many cloudy days, no rain. Warm and humid. 50% sunny"


"Sunny quite breezy temps up to 28 degree."
"25c very nice"
"V good"
"Good, not too hot"


"The weather was hot and sunny 95% of the week, suntan guaranteed"
"It was cloudy a lot of the time and rained 3 - 4 days. When the sun came out it was glorious and there was a lovely breeze by the sea."


"Could not have been better, sunshine all day everyday."
"Perfect although some drizzle on last day."
"can be cloudy in the mornings but clears by midday for a full afternoon of sun."
"Lovely - sunny, not too hot though, about 27"
"hot and sunny"
"Perfect. Dry, hot and sunny with a constant on-shore breeze."


"Hot with only a couple of spells of rain"
"Average of 28c daily very little cloud"
"Absolutely fantastic until 31st Oct..then literlly rained from Nov..rained 1 whole day but was expected and fantastic up til then and not enough to spoil anything"
"Hot and humid, little sunshine."


"Lovely and hot and sunny. Average temp was about 29-31 C. No rain at all. No humidity which was nice."
"Hot - around 30 deg c daytime and 25 night time. Occasional shower."


"V hot"
"v hot"
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