Hakuna Majiwe is situated on the South East Coast of Zanzibar Island, between the villages of Paje and Jambiani and with one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches you will ever see, palm fringed and cooled by the ocean breeze.
Hakuna Majiwes location in Zanzibar Resort is definitively one of its strongest points as this small an intimate guesthouse offers a special atmosphere, being different to other Zanzibar hotels in the area.
Hakuna Majiwes warmth and atmosphere is only matched by the welcoming staff, as well as the owners, (Margherita and Claudio who hail from Italy) who are always on site to ensure that your holiday in Zanzibar is a memorable and unforgettable one.
Hakuna Majiwe offers its guests one of the nicest swimming pools in the area which is unusual for guesthouses in Zanzibar, and a welcome relief from the heat when you just need to cool down. This is one of those rare finds that you stumble across quite by accident! The owners are Italian, and they have brought exceptional style and ambiance to the lodge.
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16 Rooms (all sea view)
En suite bathroom
Hot water facilities
24 Hours doctor on call
Accommodation at Hakuna Majiwe
Hakuna Majiwe has 20 rooms in beach bungalows all facing the magical waters of the Indian Ocean, which is about 30 metre in front of you, and big enough for extra beds, which makes them perfect for families.
With the touch and style of Margherita, the style of the rooms at Hakuna Majiwe are superb and have all been individually designed to offer style, comfort and personality with Zanzibarian furniture and stunning wooden floors that go from your room up to the veranda.
All the rooms are equipped with mosquito nets, ceiling fans, wardrobe, en suite bathrooms with hot and cold water and a spacious lovely veranda facing out on to sea.
Dining at Hakuna Majiwe
Hakuna Majiwe’s restaurant is positioned with views of the ocean and situated under a large thatched roof which also houses the lounge and bar.
Cuisine is a blend of Italian and African food Meals (as well as the local swahili cuisine) and are varied and generous with fresh fruits and vegetables sourced locally, a large choice of pasta, meat, fish and other seafood is available.
The Bar is well stocked with beers, a wide selection of South African wines, coldrinks and cocktail ingredients. It serves cocktails throughout the day, in the evening offers a relaxed atmosphere for pre and after dinner drinks, accompanied by an accurate sound track.
Hakuna Majiwe Amenities
Among the guests amenities there is also a Restaurant and Bar area, Telephone, Fax and Internet facilities, Laundry, Security Lockers, Luggage Storage, Taylor shop, boutique and massage facilities as well as being able to arrange a variety of tours and activities all around the island for you, including, diving, snorkelling, dolphin viewing at Kizimkazi and local Dhow fishing.
A bonus feature of Hakuna Majiwe location is that guests are able to walk to a variety of restaurants and pubs in the area should you wish to go out and find alternative leisure.
Traveler Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Current reviews - 5 posted
The best atmosphere
Author: Kuvani Sholand
Posted: Tuesday, May 29 2012, 15:51:10
Just back from 15 days in Zanzibar. This was the best hotel out of the 4 we stayed in. We felt in one of those photographic book about stylish hotels in the world! The location is perfect for a unforgottable romantic holiday: isolated, kind of wilde, endless white beach, palms... The staff is warm and helpfull. The rooms are clean,...
Author: Sinead Sharp
Posted: Tuesday, May 29 2012, 15:47:12
I stayed at the Hakuna Majiwe during January. First impressions were excellent - grand entrance to a lovely bar and restaurant and a relaxed atmosphere. Bungalow was perfect with a large bathroom. Air conditioning would have been nice but the large fan kept things cool enough. The room was very clean and had everything needed. We booked half board so ate in the restaurant every night. To be honest, I think this was the best thing to do as any other restuarant or place to eat is quite a way away. The food wasn't wonderful but wasn't terrible either and there was a decent choice every night. Breakfast however, was always lovely, with fresh fruit and someone on hand to prepare eggs and toast. The beach was fantastic and the fact that the tide is out for most of the day was fine with me as it was far too hot out between 11 and 3 anyway. If you do want to swim during the day there is a large swimming pool that was usually deserted when we visited. I recommend that you take a trip out to the reef for snorkelling (snorkels are availailable to borrow from the main reception desk free of charge). Also, pay a visit to the shop where you can have a beautiful piece of clothing to your exact measurements made within 24 hours. All in all, a lovely place that I would recommend for a relaxing holiday
Author: Chantal Hassett
Posted: Tuesday, May 29 2012, 15:48:19
We came to stay at the Hakuna Maijwe after spending 17 days on safari on the mainland. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The staff was friendly and the food was excellent. The rooms are clean and confortable.
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