Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Just 7 thatched villas
Right on the beach
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check in/late check out (subject to availability)
Sitting on Zanzibar's east coast Qambani is a barefoot chic boutique hotel right on the tip of a secluded peninsula. There's plenty of space for couples and families at Qambani as it has only 7 spacious thatched villas to share two swimming pools, inside and outside livings spaces and lush tropical gardens enveloped by the balmy tropical air.
Qambani is fully staffed, including a manager, housekeepers, chef and driver. Both the menus and service are totally bespoke and organised around your plans for the day.
Your stay at Qambani is on a Full Board basis. This includes all meals, on demand, with choices discussed daily with the chef who uses the freshest local ingredients, including catch of the day. You can choose from a variety of dishes including European, African and Asian. Bottled water and hot drinks are included but soft drinks, spirits, cocktails, vintage wines and champagnes are an additional charge.
Scattered from east to west the 7 thatched villas all have sea views and spacious living areas with espresso machines, Sonos sound systems and WiFi. Each one is unique with different characteristics - some have additional bedrooms and bathrooms for children, others have outdoor showers or baths and one has its own terrace right by the sea.
Qambani has the luxury of space, both inside and outside. A huge living room is at the heart of the property and extends out along the garden with sun-soaked terraces. On one side is the airy dining room, behind which is the kitchen and entertainment room. The gym and hammam open out onto a tropical courtyard.
There are two swimming pools surrounded by lush tropical gardens and the Indian Ocean is just a stroll through the grounds down five wooden steps. From June to November, a miles-long white sand beach curls around the headland. From December to May, a smaller beach is just 10 minutes walk away on the coral at low tide.
How to get there
Qambani can arrange air-conditioned transfers/private cars to and from the airport which is about an hour away. The cost is USD60 one way with 4 people sharing.
With only 2-3 hours time difference you'll experience no jet to and from Europe and there are plenty of direct flights to Dar Es Salaam, followed by just a 15-minute flight to Zanzibar. From there Qambi is just over an hour by car across the island.
Zanzibar International Airport is one hour away.
Free parking is available.