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Etterbeek, Belgium
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

2 weeks in paradise. This hotel is perfect if you want to have some privacy but want to be close to some action as well. The beds are comfortable. If you want quiet and privacy ask for a room in the back of the property far from the main building. You can choose to eat at the restaurant of the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect beach with emerald sea, good for swimming and sailing with traditional dhow. Cottages are beautiful with sea view. Definitely zen place. Even if you are not a 'beach' kind of person, this place is absolutely must see in Zanzibar. Food is delicious. All aerea is stylish and nice decorated (bathroom is very interesting).

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Thank Anja K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I keep coming back to Uhuru beach and have made it my "home away from home" in beautiful Jambiani beach on the eastern shore of Zanzibar. This was my second month-long visit. Here I enjoy the friendly staff, nice people, good food thanks to the accommodating kitchen staff that do their utmost to make me happy, the calm and beauty...

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Augsburg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place to stay! Delicious food, helpful and extremely friendly stuff. Everything is made with a lot of love, we will come again soon. The interior design, lovely individual furniture makes it feeling at home.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Even though we haven`t stayed in Uhuru Beach hotel, we enjoyed the food and drinks in their beachfront restaurant. We loved the view and super relaxing environment :) The place also provides charming beach furniture, so you are able to take pleasure sunbathing just in front of Indian ocean!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Jambiani is a very peaceful and beautiful area of Zanzibar. The breakfast at Uhuru was very nice. All the food served at the hotel is very nice! The staff are amazing ! The masai working there are adorable and are always available to help you with whatever you need. The owner, Ana is also very present on the property, which...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We received the warmest welcome imaginable, really helpful and happy staff and a beautiful gem of a place. Ana runs this place so professionally, kindly and warmly with her guests, her staff and the local villagers, we were very impressed. Uhuru has the best wide and pure beach front view. The decor is barefoot beauty, simple, eco and chic. The...

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with the rooms - the owner has been renovating and they're much better than how they look on the website. Private bathroom, fan and balcony with views to the beautiful ocean... For 30 odd dollars it's a bargain. The dinner was very good; we had a calamari curry and crusted fish with mango salsa at 15,000tsh....

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The rooms here are directly situated on the beach which can be both good and bad. At the time of our stay (September), there were days with strong winds from the south and due to the exposed location of the rooms, there was nowhere to take shelter from them. The rooms themselves are sparsely furnished with few provisions. For example...

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

There are several bungalows situated directly on the beach. Small balcony attached to each of them and dedicated sunbeds under the umbrella. Excellent food, bar with good drinks and local bear. Sunday brunches with local music. It is not a high class hotel, but rather a quiet and unpretentious place to stay. As there is no swimming pool - no...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Uhuru Beach (formerly Shehe Bungalows) is situated on the lovely coastlines of Zanzibar island at Jambiani village on the east coast of the island. It is a beautiful, intimate place, is perfect for those looking for relaxation on an idyllic tropical island, based in whitewashed, thatched beach bungalows, the spacious, airy rooms are decorated in traditional Zanzibar design. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Uhuru Beach

Address: | East Coast of Zanzibar, Fishing Village of Jambiani, Jambiani, Tanzania (Formerly Shehe Bungalows)
Region: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Jambiani
Price Range: $63 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Shehe Bungalows Hotel Jambiani
Uhuru Beach Zanzibar Island/Jambiani
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“best sea view”
 of 5 bubbles 242anjak, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“maybe just say the room kevin and his kids stayed in”
 of 5 bubbles THETRUTHCornwall, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles kayG174, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose one of the revamped rooms. They are all sea facing.”
  • Revamped bathroom
  • Comfy four poster bed
 of 5 bubbles JoanneT120, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Most of the rooms are in the front of the beach. Only about 2 rooms are facing sideways.”
 of 5 bubbles oliverh567, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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