Mbweni sunset


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Special Offers:

Book with us at hotel@mbweni.com or ask your Travel Agent for these offers
See all packages throughout the year at rates

MRH2NS_Jan-June 2013
two night package BB with lowest ever rates,
including transfers to and from the airport or harbour.

valid 1st Jan - 5th July 2013 - using low season rates!

Special four nights for the price of three offer valid both high and low season, until 20th December 2013:
Normal low or high season rates apply, not long-stay rates. Meal plan of your choice.
This is not a package, it is a general offer. Please mention at time of booking.

Please mention special offers and packages at time of booking.


Mbweni pool and beach

  Aerial view

Set in botanic gardens by the ocean, the hotel is 10 minutes from Stone Town or from the Airport but is an oasis of peace to return to after your busy day.
Prices are reasonable and the emphasis is on giving you good value while maintaining high standards of service.

Mbweni Rooms exterior

The thirteen suites, each facing over the gardens, pool and ocean.

Room 4, Family Suite

A family suite - room 4, with extra bedroom.

Room 11, twin bedroom

Mbweni offers accommodation for no more than 30 guests. All the rooms are air-conditioned, with ceiling fans and louvred windows to the balcony.
They are furnished in exotic Zanzibar style and every room has views of the Indian Ocean and of the gardens.

Mbweni Pool   Mbweni Pool

The crystal clear fresh water pool, enfolded by the lush gardens lies on the edge of the beach, between the rooms and the restaurant where traditional spicy foods and a panoply of seafood delicacies await the discerning diner.

The Raintree Restaurant

   Sunset dinner

Table decoration

Try our Raintree Restaurant for great food in a stunning environment.

link to list of items you may find on Lunch Menu

Mbweni jetty  Mbweni beach from jetty

The jetty passes through the mangroves (you can borrow the hotel kayak to explore them!) to the sea

For the  more adventurous, Mbweni is part of a 5 day kayakking tour around Zanzibar.
See more at www.membekayak.com - click on trips: 5 day excursion:

- making embarkation to Chumbe Island and other boats much easier! We can offer trips to the sandbanks,
to stone town or to the islands nearby, on request.

The Mangrove Bar  The Sundowner Bar

The Mangrove Bar perches over the ocean, perfect for that evening drink while you watch the sunset!
Or the older Sundowner Bar (rhs) next to the Raintree Restaurant, offers a comfortable and shady venue for meeting friends.

The Mangrove Bar lower deck

Tthe Mangrove Bar lower deck, just above the beach.

Barbecue on a sandbank    Mbweni dhow 

We offer many exciting activities including Dhow trips to the islets and sandbanks opposite the hotel, swimming, fishing, diving, snorkelling,
a nature trail and visits to see the spice plantations, stone town and to swim with dolphins.
These Zanzibar tours can easily be arranged by our reception staff after you arrive in Zanzibar.

Mbweni beach  Sunbather

Or just relax on the beach, great for swimming at high tide.

Mbweni Ruins  Bustani Wellness Centre 

Frangipani  Massage   aromatherapy

The Mbweni Spa owned and run by Daja, international hairstylist, offers hairstyling, colouring and cuts
as well as many exciting pampering treatments, in two beautiful rooms set in the old Ruins.

Yoga at Mbweni  Yoga at Mbweni

Yoga at Mbweni  Yoga at Mbweni

Try the Yoga classes run by Jo Fox, held three times a week at Mbweni

Jo Fox is an Internationally accredited Yoga teacher based in Zanzibar.
She holds regular classes within the atmospheric and historical walls of the ruined chapel.

Mbweni Ruined Chapel  Mbweni Ruined Chapel  Mbweni Ruined Chapel

Romantic ruins from the era of Livingstone can be explored in their lush botanic garden environment,
and over the years we have striven to provide a personal and discreet service in one of  the most beautiful natural and historic situations in Zanzibar.

reception   internet cafe

There are no phones or TVs in the room, to allow you peace. But we do have an Internet Cafe in the main reception area.

Mbweni - painting by John Baptist da Silva

"Mbweni" by John Baptist da Silva - painter, historian and friend, who passed away on 20th March 2013


If you have some nice photos of your stay in Zanzibar, send them to us and we'll post them here.
Please write to: info@adventurecampstz.com

Mbweni Jetty

Photo by Aisha Gothey - November 2011
more photos by Aisha Gothey

Mbweni sunset

photo by the Collins family, August 2009
more photos by the Collins family

Coconut Crab  Shells on a beach
photos by Daniela Biland and Peter Sandmeier

more Photos by Daniela Biland and Peter Sandmeier

Mbweni and Zanzibar Slideshow click here

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