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Mapenzi Beach Club

Mapenzi Beach Club is located on the east coast of Zanzibar. Standing amid 4 hectares of tropical gardens filled with waving palm trees and tumbling bougainvillea, it faces a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach. The resort offers; a choice of restaurants and bars, library, lounge, gift shop, swimming pool and sun deck, floodlit tennis, mountain bikes, archery, diving, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, canoeing and diving. The hotel offers day and evening entertainment.


Mapenzi Beach Club is located on Zanzibar, the ‘spice island’, which is part of Tanzania, one of East Africa’s most famous Indian Ocean beach resort destinations, 45km from Stone Town and the international airport. The hotel is located on the east coast of Zanzibar, which is home to some of its most pristine and unspoilt beaches, and its most luxurious and romantic beach resort choices. Offering a wide selection of water sports and activities, this beautiful beach resort is just a short drive from the many restaurants, hotels and cultural attractions of Stone Town.


The 87 spacious and comfortable bungalows are charmingly furnished in the traditional East African style. Mosquito nets are provided over the beds and every room is fitted with individual air conditioning system, ceiling fan, telephone for internal use, hairdryer and safe deposit box. Each room has a private verandah.

Dining and bars

The main restaurant overlooks the gardens and typically serves buffet styled international meals with an Italian influence. The Pool Bar and Beach Bar also serve snacks. The Mapenzi Beach Club menu will typically include a wide selection of East Africa, Tanzania and Swahili dishes as well as numerous international choices.

Conference and event facilities

The hotel does not offer specific conference facilities but will be happy to quote for small meetings and social gatherings. Tanzania incentives can also be arranged in Stone Town or the surrounding Tanzania beach resort venues.

Weddings and honeymoons

This ideal combination of hotel and beach resort makes an ideal Tanzania wedding destination. The hotel also offers ahoneymoon suite.

Child-friendly facilities

The hotel welcomes children and will be pleased to supply additional beds.

Activities and recreation
Recreational activities such as tennis (hard court with night light), "bocce", mountain-biking, table tennis, beach volley, archery, snorkelling, professional deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, canoeing, catamarans and diving. For those who just want to "take it easy" there are billiards, darts, cards, games, videos and a small library. The hotel also offers day and evening entertainment, as will as the assistance of friendly Italian, English and French speaking staff. All sports are inclusive apart from marine activities (diving, snorkelling and fishing) as well as the use of the mountain bikes.

Other activities

Water sports (swimming, snorkelling, sea kayaking, diving, kite-surfing, wind-surfing, sailing and more), and dhow trips (out of Stone Town and the Eastern Indian Ocean beach resort destinations). The hotel can also arrange cultural visits to fishing villages, dhow workshops and Tanzania artisans markets.

Cultural activities

The heart of Zanzibar, Stone Town is the only functioning historical city in East Africa and is much the same today as it was 200 years ago. A city within a city, Stone Town is the oldest section of Zanzibar Town, and is made up of winding lanes and unique stone houses, many of which feature magnificent carved doors and overhanging fretwork balconies. Places of cultural interest in Stone Town and around include: the Portuguese Fort, Sultan’s Palace, old Dhow Port, Old Slave Market, Zanzibar House of Wonders, Stone Town Old Dispensary, Livingstone’s House, slave caves/slave market, The Hamamni Bath, The National Museum of Zanzibar, The Chukwani Palace, Jozani Forest (the last sanctuary of the red colobus monkey in East Africa), Mtoni Palace and Maruhubi Palace ruins, and the Persian Baths of Kidichi.

The Spice Tour

Most hotels offer access to the Spice Tour, a tour of the spice-growing fields and orchards of East Africa’s most famous spice exporter, which lie just outside Stone Town. Typically lasting half a day, the tours usually end up with shopping for spices and oils, or a visit to the slave caves and beach resort options.

Jozani Forest Tour

The Jozani Forest Reserve is the last sanctuary in the world for the rare red colobus monkey, which is endemic to this East African island. 35 kms from Stone Town, the reserve is also home to other key East Africa species including Syke's monkey's, bush pigs and nocturnal Zanzibar leopards. Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative.


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