Dreamy new five-star hotel in northern Zanzibar

Nungwi Dreams by Mantis, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Seaview room


Seaview room

Seaview room

Seaview room

A lovely five-star with a private beach and infinity pool, in northern Zanzibar – includes breakfast and more

Perched on the northern tip of the island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of mainland Tanzania, you’ll find the brand-new Nungwi Dreams by Mantis. The so-called Spice Island has long been famous for its white-sand beaches, exciting wildlife and, of course, colourful spice farms.

Nungwi Dreams by Mantis’ decor mixes contemporary style with local Swahili and Arabic flair, and the grounds are abundant with lush greenery, pretty plants and vines, and sea views that are second to none. Whether you’re sipping a drink at the rooftop bar, dining on freshly caught seafood at the restaurant, or reclining by the vast infinity pool or on the private beach, you’ll be treated to stunning Indian Ocean vistas.

Animal lovers and culture buffs will relish the activities on offer on the island, too. Just a short walk from the hotel, you can swim with sea turtles in a natural saltwater lagoon, or head out to sea on a dolphin and whale-watching adventure. An hour’s drive away, you’ll find Jozani Forest, home to the famous Red Colobus monkey, leopards and around 50 species of butterflies. A little further along, you’ll reach the UNESCO-listed Stone Town where you can stroll around an array of vibrant markets and mosques. You can reach the most southern point of the island in just over two hours; the whole island is awaiting your exploration.

Good to know

Please note that a city tax of $1 per person, per day is payable at the hotel upon check-out.

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We like

  • Reclining next to the infinity pool or on the hotel’s private beach, offering impressive Indian Ocean views 
  • Feasting on delicious seafood at the rooftop restaurant, including lobster and octopus 
  • Interacting with turtles, dolphins and the famous red colobus monkeys in their natural habitat

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