Mnarani Beach Cottages ****

Mnarani Beach Cottages is a beach resort hotel, located on the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island in the village of Nungwi, next to the old lighthouse. “Mnarani” means “lighthouse” in Swahili.

At Mnarani Beach we offer excellent accommodation suitable for honeymooners as well as families and couples looking for a wonderfully relaxing break. After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or taking a lengthy safari trip, this is the ideal place to relax. At Mnarani you will be able to develop the art of doing nothing on a beautiful beach.

However, there are also plenty of activity available, from spectacular snorkelling, diving, fishing and sailing to many interesting half and full day excursions on the island of Zanzibar. And although being very peaceful and secluded, our hotel is in walking distance to the lively village of Nungwi.

Mnarani has been independently recommended by The Lonely Planet Guide, The Bradt Guide to Zanzibar and many other East African travel guidebooks. The lodge is owned by Nassor Salum Ali, a young Zanzibari entrepreneur. Nassor strongly believes in providing employment for local people and over 60% of his team are from Nungwi village itself. They are always friendly and courteous and do their best to provide an impeccable service to all our visitors.

“Friendly Management, Clean, Comfortable, well Maintained Accommodation, great Service and Good Atmosphere” (The Footprint Travel Guide Tanzania).