Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu hotel beach resort Zanzibar on the East coast of Zanzibar. Karafuu hotel beach resort Zanzibar information, pictures, packages and more.

Please note that the information on Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort was correct at the time of being published. While all efforts are taken to update this information as regularly as possible, changes can occur due to hotel offers, services and facilities.

More info on Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort opened in 1995 and is aptly named after the Swahili word for cloves, karafuu, which grow in abundance on Zanzibar Island. Karafuu is ideally located on a blissful stretch of palm-fringed beach with white sand and dazzling blue water – just what you’re after.

The spacious, cool reception area under makuti (palm thatch) is impressive, especially when you’re visiting Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort for the first time. You instantly know you’re in a top-notch hotel. There is an enormous pool around which you’ll find guests soaking up the sun. The clientele is largely
international, so you’ll hear a variety of accents. A little further along is the beach with a generous strip of sand with sun lounges set a good distance apart from each other.

Warm hospitality comes naturally to the Swahili staff, who are impeccably dressed in long, robed uniforms. You are welcomed with the traditional greeting of karibu with the resort staff on hand to assist with a smile.

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort has all the expected facilities: fully-equipped Diving center, boutiques, tennis courts, gymnasium and Spa. The rooms are extremely comfortable and styled in a modern Zanzibar theme. They provide a welcome relief from the sun when you’ve spent the day by the pool or diving
and lazing on the beach.

The eastern side of the island is greatly influenced by the tide. You can sunbathe on the beach and slip straight into the water and swim far out when the tide is high. When the tide recedes, you have to wade out to the fringing reef, which can be fun if you want to look for marine life in the shallows.
Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort is one of the few hotels on the east coast where you can enjoy a comfortable and safe swim in the ocean at low tide. A concrete path in front of the hotel leads you from the beach to a permanent natural depression in the ocean bed just 200 meters offshore, offering a giant natural
swimming pool deep enough for small boats to moor in.

About Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort is located on the east coast, 65km from Stone Town and the airport.

 

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar location map

 

General facilities Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort:

* Luxury Reception and Lounge
* Safe box
* Change Office
* Laundry
* 3 Boutiques
* SPA
* Gymnasium
* Two conference rooms
* Event Hall
* Four bars
* Parking
* Transfer from/to Airport
* Car Rental
* Guided Excursions
* Three Swimming pool (one is including kids pool)
* Kinder Garden
* Internet point; Wi-Fi connection
* Full water sports centre, including deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and diving.
* The dive school supports PADI and DAN methods of diving at all levels.
* Two floodlit tennis courts
* Football pitch
* Games room with billiards and darts
* Beach Volleyball and bowls
* Tennis table

Facilities at Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort

Please note that the information on Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort was correct at the time of being published. While all efforts are taken to update this information as regularly as possible, changes can occur due to hotel offers, services and facilities.

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort room options

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort and Spa has 133 rooms (28 Garden rooms,  16 Masai Pool rooms, 20 Bondeni Pool rooms, 40 Cottage rooms, 26 Junior Suite rooms, 3 Suite rooms) and 2 Villas.

All the rooms have makuti (palm-thatch) roofs and are decorated in a modern style with some Zanzibari characteristics. They are all well-maintained and comfortable, with air-conditioner, ceiling fan, television, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, telephone, tea-coffee maker, hairdryer, safe box and en-suite spacious
bathroom. Each room has its own veranda and the beds have mosquito nets.

All the rooms are composed by one big room, therefore do not have separate bedrooms, with the exception of the two Villas that offer 2 separate bedrooms.

For those rooms allowing 4 people in 1 room (Cottage rooms & Junior Suite rooms), you can have 1 double bed + 2 single beds (or 4 single beds), it is not possible to have 2 double beds.
Interconnecting rooms is possible only with Cottage rooms, Bondeni Pool rooms, Garden rooms and Masai pool rooms, since Junior Suites & Suites are “free standing” unit, therefore not attached to another one.

Sea view is guarantee from Junior suite rooms only, just some Cottages have a partial sea view.

 

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Zanzibar rooms

 

The 28 Garden rooms at Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort are positioned at the top of the slope in the lush tropical gardens. They are comprising of a bedroom, wardrobe, bathroom, garden view veranda with 2 chaises-longue and table, mosquito net, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar tea/coffee maker, safe box and WiFi connection. The Garden rooms can accommodate 3 people max.

Room facilities:
* Air-conditioner and ceiling fan
* Telephone
* Television
* Mini-bar
* Hairdryer
* Mosquito nets
* Tea/ coffee maker
* Safe box
* Wi-Fi connection
* Accommodate 3 people max

 

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Garden rooms

 

The 16 Masai Pool rooms at Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort are newly built around the new swimming pool close to the botanic garden. All rooms have same size of the Bondeni rooms but they are decorated in a typical Masai style. Each Masai Pool room is fully equipped with mosquito nets, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and WiFi connection. The Masai Pool rooms can accommodate 3 people max.

Room facilities:
* Air-conditioner and ceiling fan
* Telephone
* Television
* Mini-bar
* Hairdryer
* Mosquito nets
* Tea/ coffee maker
* Safe box
* Wi-Fi connection
* Accommodate 3 people max

 

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Masai Pool rooms

 

The 20 Bondeni Pool rooms at Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort are located inside the “Bondeni area” which includes pool restaurant, pool bar and air-conditioned fitness centre. Situated at the top of the slope in the lush tropical gardens all facing the new “bondeni swimming pool” all rooms have same size of the Garden rooms and some of them have double veranda. Each Bondeni Pool room is fully equipped with mosquito nets, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and WiFi connection. The Bondeni Pool rooms can accommodate 3 people max.

Room facilities:
* Air-conditioner and ceiling fan
* Telephone
* Television
* Mini-bar
* Hairdryer
* Mosquito nets
* Tea/ coffee maker
* Safe box
* Wi-Fi connection
* Accommodate 3 people max

 

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Bondeni Pool rooms

 

The 40 Cottage rooms at Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort are located on a gentle slope just behind the junior suites in the second raw. Most of them offer a partial view of the sea through the lush palm tree tops and comprise: entrance through private garden, ample bedroom, dressing room, bathroom in Carrara marble, breathtaking view veranda with 2 chaises-longue and table, mosquito net, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and WiFi connection. The rooms can accommodate 4 people max.

Room facilities:
* Air-conditioner and ceiling fan
* Telephone
* Television
* Mini-bar
* Hairdryer
* Mosquito nets
* Tea/ coffee maker
* Safe box
* Wi-Fi connection
* Accommodate 4 people max

 

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Cottage rooms

 

The 26 Junior Suite rooms at Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort are all sea facing with spectacular front sea view. They are situated along the beachfront under a beautiful palm-grove or on a small hill and comprising: entrance through private garden, ample bedroom, dressing room, bathroom in Carrara marble, front sea view veranda with 2 wooden chaises-longue and table and one soft local sofà, mosquito net, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and WiFi connection. The Junior Suite rooms can accommodate 4 people max.

Room facilities:
* Air-conditioner and ceiling fan
* Telephone
* Television
* Mini-bar
* Hairdryer
* Mosquito nets
* Tea/ coffee maker
* Safe box
* Wi-Fi connection
* Accommodate 4 people max

 

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Junior Suite rooms

 

The 3 Suites at Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort are situated along the beachfront under a beautiful palm-grove with a spectacular view. Entrance through a private garden and direct to an ample living room with two sofas and living corner, one big bedroom, dressing room, bathroom, front sea view veranda with 2 wooden chaises-longue, table and one soft local sofa and a private external shower. The Suite is provided with mosquito nets, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and WiFi connection. The Suites can accommodate 3 people max.

Room facilities:
* Air-conditioner and ceiling fan
* Telephone
* Television
* Mini-bar
* Hairdryer
* Mosquito nets
* Tea/ coffee maker
* Safe box
* Wi-Fi connection
* Accommodate 3 people max

 

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Suite rooms

 

The 2 Villas at Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort are situated along the white sandy beachfront under the palm-grove with a spectacular view. Entrance through a private garden and direct to an ample living room. Each villa has two separates bedrooms with dressing room, one large living room, two bathrooms and its own private pool. They are fully equipped with mosquito nets, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and WiFi connection. The Villas can accommodate 6 people max.

Room facilities:
* Air-conditioner and ceiling fan
* Telephone
* Television
* Mini-bar
* Hairdryer
* Mosquito nets
* Tea/ coffee maker
* Safe box
* Wi-Fi connection
* Accommodate 6 people max

 

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort Villas

Please note that the information on Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort was correct at the time of being published. While all efforts are taken to update this information as regularly as possible, changes can occur due to hotel offers, services and facilities.

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort restaurants & Bars

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort restaurants and Bars:

Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa offers a wide choice of restaurants, where the food quality is well known to guests and strongly recommended.

KIJIJI RESTAURANT – open for breakfast, and dinner – part of all inclusive
This is Karafuu’s main restaurant: enjoy generous portions of international buffet, letting your eyes wander on the extraordinary colors of the Indian Ocean. Available for all guests, part of all inclusive.

BONDENI POOL RESTAURANT – open for breakfast, and dinner – part of all inclusive
Surrounded by Bondeni Pool, this restaurant is located in a more private area of the resort, in the middle of a tropical garden, offers generous breakfast buffet, tasty Italian dishes and pizza. Available for all guests, part of all inclusive.

GRAND BLEU RESTAURANT – open for dinner – at extra charge
À la carte dinner restaurant with breathtaking ocean view, for a romantic seafood gourmet dinner right on the moonlit beach. Available for all guests at extra charge.

TZIPOREN KOSHER RESTAURANT – open for breakfast, and dinner – at extra charge
Specialized in Kosher food to suit all need for feeling at home even away from home. Available for all guests at extra charge.

MASAI VILLAGE – open on scheduled program
Faithful reconstruction of a real Masai village within the resort, offers, twice a week, traditional Swahili and Masai dinners, with folkloristic dances and performances by local artists. Available for all guests, part of all inclusive.

For a relaxing break during the day, or for a nightcap, do not forget the selection of bars at Karafuu:

ZANZI … BAR
The main Cocktail bar and Shisha Lounge area where you can enjoy tropical cocktail and soft music on a scenic sea view veranda.

3 SWIM-UP BARS
Situated in Bondeni, Masai and Main Pool. To sip an exotic long-drink while sitting on underwater stools.

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort restaurants and Bars

Please note that the information on Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort was correct at the time of being published. While all efforts are taken to update this information as regularly as possible, changes can occur due to hotel offers, services and facilities.

Useful information

Dennis Muller family stayed at Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort on Zanzibar in September 2017

“Beste Dawie
Baie dankie vir al jou reelings.
Ons het ‘n wonderlike vakansie gehad by Karafuu Beach Resort.
Bietjie fotos aangeheg.
Groete Dennis Muller Gesin”

About Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Unguja, The capital, Stone Town, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 and is an eclectic mix of cultures, architecture and languages. What was once a small fishing village is now a thriving town with an extraordinary history and past. The impact of the different cultures can be seen on the buildings and in the faces of the locals while walking around Stone Town. Coral and stone houses boast imposing wooden Zanzibar doors, set with brass studs to defend against charging elephants, intricately carved with scripts from the Qu’ran. Indian houses have courtyards behind the shop fronts and delicate and beautiful carved balconies. Arab homes are characterized by their white washed walls, flat terraces and small windows. The reason for this window style is solely to preserve the modesty of the women. Zanzibar does not have tribes. Local traditions are a fusion of different ethnic groups that have settled on the island. Although Zanzibar benefits from Tourism, the majority of the population still makes their living from subsistence farming and fishing. Zanzibar is a unique destination filled with history and character, beautiful beaches and wonderful people.

History

The islands were likely to have been visited at an even earlier date by traders and sailors from Arabia. From around the 8th century Shirazi traders from Persia also began to make their way to East Africa, where they established settlements on Pemba and probably also at Zanzibar’s Unguja Ukuu. Zanzibar became a powerful city-state, supplying slaves, gold, ivory and wood to places as distant as Indian and Asia, while importing spices, glassware and textiles. Along with the trade from the east came Islam and the Arabic architecture that still characterizes the archipelago today. The Sultan of Zanzibar controlled a substantial portion of the East African coast, known as Zanj, as well as extensive inland trading routes. Over time the abolition of the slave trade came about when the British Empire took control. In 1890 Zanzibar became a British protectorate. The death of one sultan and the succession of another of whom the British did not approve, led to the Anglo-Zanzibar War, also known as The Shortest War in History. The islands gained independence from Britain in December 1963 as a constitutional monarchy. A month later, the bloody Zanzibar Revolution caused the death of many Arabs and Indians, and even thousands more expelled and expropriated. This led to the founding of the Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba. That April, the Republic merged with the mainland Tanganyika, or more accurately, was subsumed into Tanzania, of which Zanzibar still remains a semi-autonomous region. it has been influenced by many different cultures, including the great Orientals like China, Arabia and Persia. The history and cultures have also been strongly influenced by both traders and invaders over the centuries, from the Portuguese and Omani Arabs to the English, thus creating a very unique history and diverse culture. Another major trade good was ivory from the tusks of elephants killed in mainland Africa. The third pillar of the economy was slaves, giving Zanzibar an important place in the Arab slave trade.

Cultural Considerations

Zanzibar is a very religious country and consists 95% of Muslim people. To show respect towards Zanzibar’s culture, visitors are requested to dress modestly and refrain from public displays of affection. When walking through towns or villages, women should wear clothes that cover their shoulders and knees and men should not walk bare-chested or in swimming trunks. Swimwear is acceptable on the beaches but topless sunbathing is not. Visitors are advised not to take pictures of people unless you’ve asked their permission. During the fast of Ramadan, it is considered the height of bad manners to drink and eat in public places or while walking down the street. Non-Muslims should also not enter Mosques unless specifically invited to do so.

Tips for planning and for saving for your Zanzibar holiday:

Zanzibar is truly a great destination to consider for your next tropical Island beach holiday. Not only is it much more affordable compared to other Island destinations, it will take you less than 3,5 hours to fly to Zanzibar, if opting for the direct flights departing from Johannesburg.  While it is more affordable than most destination, it is not cheap and planning is needed to make your dream of a relaxing holiday become a reality.

Packages that we offer includes your return airfare, airport to hotel transfers, accommodation with meals (variety of options available) and day activities can also be arranged.

Open a holiday savings account, just like budgeting for other expenses, is part of any well-thought-out expense budget. You need to start planning as far in advance as possible.

How to get your hands on those elusive special packages. Travel off-season (outside of school & or public holidays), your travel packages will be much more affordable as flight fares & room rates will be less. Understand that if holiday times are the only time you can travel bookings must be made well in advance (around 6 months if possible).

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