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Very Good 4/5 Score from 13 reviews

Holiday Bungalow in Paje with shared pool

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 13 reviews

from £20 /night

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Mapenzi Bungalow

Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Paje beach is about as close to a tropical island paradise as you can get. Sitting next to the Indian Ocean on the east coast of of Zanzibar it is a perfect place to chill out, laze on the beach, snorkel, fish or enjoy the local cuisine in one of several bars and restaurants close by. Zanzibar Stone Town is a world heritage city with winding alleys, bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses and is easily reached by car or local bus.

Other excursions include Jozani National Park, Spice Tours and Dolphin watching. The accommodation is a charming thatched bungalow in the beautiful garden of a private house. The owner's local sailing boat can be made available for snorkelling or fishing trips.

Contact the owner for further details on the property.

These are some panoramas of the bungalow.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Paje Beach 200 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Zanzibar Town 30 km, Nearest railway: N/a
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, CD player, Safe
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The bungalow is simply furnished with tiled floors and fitted kitchen. Satellite TV by arrangement.

Further details outdoors

The bungalow is in a beautiful walled garden shared with the owner's private house. There is a veranda and a separate sun lounger patio and use of a swimming pool. Paje Beach is about 5 minutes walk away as are several attractive beach restaurants and local bars. Paje village is a short walk away and food shopping, local buses and car hire are all available in the village. The local language is Swahili but most people speak English.

About this location

The Zanzibar Archipelago region

Zanzibar is an exotic tropical island, set in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles off the coast of Tanzania. It has a fascinating history based on trade in spices and slaves and an exotic mixture of Arab, Indian and Swahili cultures. Zanzibar Stone Town is a world heritage site. The climate is hot all the year round with an average temperature of 25-30 degrees C, there are two rainy seasons, one in April/May and the other in November. The island offers many places to visit including local fishing villages, forests, spice tours, historic sites and abundant snorkelling, fishing and diving. Zanzibar is reputed to have some of the best diving in the world with abundant marine life, good visibility and a water temperature of about 27degrees C all year round .


Paje has one of the best beaches in Zanzibar with palm lined, white powder sand and a tropical lagoon enclosed by a coral reef about a kilometre away. You can walk to the reef and you will see local spear fishermen hunting squid, octopus and brightly coloured reef fish. There are no sea urchins and no strong currents at high tide. The beach is gently sloping so it is perfect for swimming for up to twelve hours each day. There are some local hotels along the beach serving food, cocktails, beers, freshly squeezed juice etc all day long. The rare red colobus monkey as well as the tropical and mangrove forests canbe seen at Jozani National Park, only 10 minutes away. Google Paje and see what you find.

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Review 1-10 of 13

6 Jan 2015


"perfect hide away"

Thanks John,the cottage is a perfect hideaway for a couple wanting to chill and relax the private pool was great for rinsing off after the sea and it is a stone's throw away from the gorgeous bea… More

5 Feb 2014


"We where more than satified."

My wife and I staed at Mapenzi Bungalow from 01.12.2013 untill 25.01.2014.Bungalow,pool and garden were clean and well maintained when we arrived. The furniture is functional and more than adequate f… More

14 Sep 2013



Il mare e' incantevole come pure la struttura del Mapenzi...Il cibo molto italiano e' cosi cosi'...Del resto insomma siamo in Africa...Pazienza!Il mare e' meraviglioso..La piscina … More

18 Nov 2012


"A little oasis of calm minutes from the beach"

We had a fantastic holiday here. The bungalow was great value for money and you have the place to your self including the lovely surrounding gardens and newly installed swimming pool. The beach is ju… More

18 Feb 2012


"Perfect - if you want to get away"

I wanted a quiet place to stay, feel remote and get some work done while enjoying a tropical paradise. I could not have chosen better. Hence my 5-star rating. However, there are some things that other… More

16 Jan 2012


"Nice space /garden but could find better for similar price"

The bungalow looks exactly like the picture. It is a nice space and garden. We were ok in the few days we spent there but there are few drawbacks:- The alley to reach the bungalow is too dark at night… More

5 Jan 2012


"Best holiday ever!"

This bungalow is the perfect place to stay if you want to get away from it all and really enjoy the peace, quiet, sunshine and charming atmosphere that Zanzibar conjures up. You are tucked away just b… More

3 Dec 2011


"Absolutely charming and beautiful place to visit"

My boyfriend and I stayed at the bungalow for a week in November. It was absolutely beautiful and quaint, a perfect place for us to relax and spend time together. The house was clean, and charming … More

1 Nov 2011


"Holidays for me have to be a combination of relaxation and adventure, this holiday was the perfect mix of both"

This was my first time to Zanzibar and a holiday I will never forgot.

I booked to stay for 10 days, I wish I had stayed longer! The bungalow that I stayed in was very quaint. I loved its basic nature which blended perfectly with the gardens outside, a really space for relaxation and reading. Because it is private property you feel you can just relax without other people and families constantly going past. Going to the local store and cooking on your own stove was all part of the adventure. All of the basics were provided to a great standard, the shower in particular impressed me, great relief after a long day at the beach and was powerful enough to get salt out of my very thick long hair! (this is very important to me) The peaceful nature of the bungalow meant you had your own sanctuary if needed, however, its close proximity to the beach was ideal. I really enjoyed the beech bar and all that paje had to offer. I loved the walk along the beech to the next village and restaurant that looked out over the sea, walking back by moon light was magical. I also enjoyed trips into stone town where you are bombarded by smell and colour, a real mix of old and new, steeped in tradition whilst still offering a cold beer and the internet! I would recommend checking out all of the spices that this amazing island has to offer.
All in all an incredible holiday and adventure. The beaches are amazing, you think they look good in the pictures but with your own eyes they just get even better. There is lots to do and so much culture to take in. Alternatively, there is enough for you on the door step to do nothing but top up an amazing tan! The roads are not like they are in the UK and you do often come across the odd cow. I would always get advice on the best way to travel especially if you have a family and the rules of the road is you are hiring a car.

I was very impressed with how quickly the holiday was organised and always felt that someone was available had I had any grievances or questions.
Cant wait to go back.

29 Oct 2011


"Fantastic spot 5 mins from the best beach on the Island unbelievable value for money"

We stayed in the bungalow for two weeks in Dec 2010 and absolutely loved it…we loved it so much we went back a second time in May 2011 for another wonderful stay.The house is situated less than 5min… More

Review 1-10 of 13

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    John N.

    • 6 Years listed

    70% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:22 Mar 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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    • French

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