Dotted between the palm trees of Zanzibar’s South East Coast, along an unfurling swathe of postcard-perfect coastline, sits Hakuna Majiwe, the Place of No Stones, a site so idyllic that we named our hotel after it.
The 20 luxury cabanas of Hakuna Majiwe Lodge are spread out along this quiet, palm-fringed beach, each leading straight out onto the hourglass-fine sands and jade waters of the Indian Ocean. The cabanas pay homage to our host culture, mixing thatched roofs and wooden floors with the intricate ornamental vidaka plasterwork of the Swahili Coast to create a space that is both shamba chic and authentic in style. Walk-in dressing areas, artisan four-poster beds and generous bathrooms ensure that style is complemented by the comforts expected on your holiday. Be it a private honeymoon retreat or hosting your family in our dedicated 5 bed suites, comfort and privacy are always guaranteed.
And at the heart of the tropical splendor of our spacious grounds sits the Tradewinds Restaurant, from where our hard-earned reputation for can-do hospitality has been forged. An evolving menu of Swahili-Zanzibari cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients is freshly prepared with International flair each and every day, paired with carefully-selected wines and juices, to create lasting culinary experiences, worthy of your visit. Private dining, with butler service, is always available for those seeking intimate memories to dine for.
“Hakuna Majiwe sought to create a lodge that exceeds the expectations and hopes of a Zanzibar holiday. Rejuvenate at the Jungle Spa and palm-lined pool sheltered in the abundant tropical splendor of the Hakuna Majiwe estate.
With a kite school for the more intrepid guests and an excursion center for the more curious wishing to explore the island, there is always something to do if the relaxation becomes too much.
Our home is where our heart is, though, and Life is Always A Beach at Hakuna Majiwe.”