Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Bushman’s Hideout is an old colonial-style luxury villa set in the natural African bush gardens of Zanzibar Villas’ private estate. The villa is built on solid ancient coral reef rock and is surrounded by a natural African paradise garden, full of wildflowers, game such as Dik-Dik antelopes and bush pigs, and a variety of colorful bird and butterfly species. Many animals come to drink at the watering hole or graze on the grass in front of the main veranda in the early mornings and evenings.
Originally built in 1996 for an Englishman who worked for 20 years in the African bush, the decor is a mix of hunting lodge, traditional Zanzibari and rustic African styles, which all contribute to its unique atmosphere.
The villa layout is all on a single level with solid wooden floors elevated above the bush and gardens, with a large front veranda and walkways leading around the building to more private terraces set outside each bedroom. The whole building, including the terraces and verandas, is covered by a massive traditional makuti (coconut leaf) roof.
The lounge, dining areas and open kitchen
This spacious area is fully furnished with a large dining table offering seating for six people, a bureau and chair, two large sofas/beds and a coffee table. There is satellite TV and a DVD player and Wi-Fi (wireless internet ) available all over the building and the estate. There are also games and books in the cupboards.
The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances, cutlery and tableware for six people. In the storeroom there is ample cupboard space and a large fridge freezer with ice cube maker.
The veranda also features a second dining table for six people, large sofa and two big hammocks for total relaxation. In the garden you’ll find a small private bar area and BBQ
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Both bedrooms can be accessed directly via the verandas outside and from the living room. They are stylishly decorated with unique antique and African art pieces, bedroom chairs, full-length wardrobes, and bedside tables and night reading lamps next to the beds. A traditional king-sized Zanzibari four-poster bed with quality mattress and mosquito net is the centerpiece of each room. Additionally there is a traditional mangrove pole ceiling with ceiling fan and split level air-conditioning. Each room has a large Zanzibari chest with padlock for your use as a safe.
Towels and linen are included and are changed at your will by the housekeeper who can come every day if you so wish.
The bedrooms boast spacious en-suite bathrooms with romantic sunken baths carved out of local terrazzo that can fit two people, hot and cold showers with large rain head and good water pressure, washbasins, mirrors, hairdryers, WCs and opening windows.
Shared swimming pools and relaxation area
at the communal area in the center of estate, you are welcome to use the 14m x 12m swimming pool with built-in children’s pool of 3m x 7m and surrounding recreation area. You’ll find fully equipped barbeques, and cooking equipment and plates, shower, WC and changing room. The area also features a large dining table for 14 people, an honesty bar with fridge, lots of games and inflatable’s, darts and table tennis. The pool is surrounded by white sands on which there are tables and chairs, hammocks and plenty of sun loungers, as well as plenty of shaded areas with large makuti umbrellas. This is a fantastic place to relax and socialise. We now also offer the services of a resident cook and a new massage area with Spa next to the pool area
From: ONLY USD. 150, – per night for the whole villa, ideal for one or two couples or a small family’sWe organize: Transfers, Baby cots and Childs beds, Beach Towels, Car hire and more,
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||outsdie the front door 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Type: Spacious luxury Villa on 'Villas Estate'
Sleeps up to: 6
Modern equipped kitchen, electric cooker plate, fridge/freezer, ice cube maker, microwave/oven, toaster, kettle, sandwich maker, double baths, safes, air conditioning, fans, Wi-Fi internet, satellite TV, DVD player, books, DVDs and iPod station, hot/cold showers, hairdryers, private secure parking, cleaning equipment's and iron, 14m x 12m shared swimming pool with child's pool, hammocks, sunbeds, games, bar & BBQ and more…
Inclusive: The villa's manager, assistant manager, 24/7 security team, gardener, daily housekeeping, bed linen, towels, this is a self-catering property with a possibility of a freelance cook (based on availability only and on advance request) we also provide meals at the pool area on request and hold regular BBQs. We have a babysit service too. Massage and Spa next to pool
We organize: Transfers, Baby cots and Childs beds, Beach Towels, Car hire and more,
|Further details outdoors|
Private Villa in own gardens, less than 10 minutes (250 meters) walk to the beach, restaurants, bars and village shops and supermarkets. Full stable electricity supply via own transformer and silent back-up generators, own fresh well water supply.
Services: Full stable electricity supply via our own transformer and silent back-up generators, plus own fresh well water supply, Inclusive: the villas Manager and daily housekeeping, all bed linen, towels. This is a self-catering property with a possibility of a freelance cook (based on availability only and on advance request). Some evenings and special occasions we hold BBQ's at the Villas Estate, inform about these on arrival with the villas manager
We organize: Transfers, Baby cots and Childs beds, Beach Towels, Car hire and more, please check the Optional Extras tab
All linen and towels are provided and with maid service every day as you require, she will do your dish washing and clothes too on request.
A house manager is always on call at the property and via mobile telephone
24/7, security guards are present in the grounds and are based at the entrance gate house.
All the conditions and payment details can be found on our website, please see link to our website at the bottom of the advert.
The Zanzibar region
Bwejuu beach is a broad and continuous beach sheltered by a broad coral lagoon and backed by palm trees, private houses and small hotels; this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches on Zanzibar. Its wide pure white powder sands stretch for kilometers from Dongwe village in the north to Jambiani in the south. Bwejuu offers the quietest spot with few tourists on the beach; you will feel like Robinson Crusoe. The beach at low tide offers wonderful views of seaweed ladies about their daily business of harvesting their seaweed crops and small fishermen on their traditional canoes. Sunrise is a spiritual event every morning! What a way to wake up. Later on children gather after school to search the beach for washed up shells. In the last two years, this has become one of the Mecca’s for kite surfing and snorkeling. But it will always retain an enchanted desert island feeling – lost in time, you can only give in and relax…
Coral reef snorkelling by local canoe
This trip is organized by our local fishermen who are able to take you out from our beach in their wooden dug out canoes. The reef is only a couple of hundred meters away and the snorkelling is just a couple of meters deep. This is a wonderful few hours spent admiring the many coloured corals and fish. A very nice trip for children…
Price fluctuates But is +- USD.15.p.p.
Jozani Forest Sanctuary
Is a zoological collection of the reptiles and other small mammals such as Hyrax and antelope native to Zanzibar set in a small natural forest.
The goal of Jozani Forest Sanctuary is to have living examples of all the reptiles of Zanzibar. There are now about twenty five species of snake and lizard kept in enclosures putting the animals in their natural habitat. The snake collection includes pythons, a Mozambique spitting cobra, Boomslangs (tree snakes), and a green mamba as well as smaller species. Chameleons, hyrax, small antelopes and monitor lizards are on view as well.
• This is a half day tour
• Inclusive all entry, transfers, guide and lunch packet
Dolphin and whale watching
Common and spinner dolphins and false killer whale may be seen in Zanzibar. For this trip we travel to southern part of the Island, where the dolphin’s can be found, and often we enjoy a dolphin jumping display as they swim alongside the boat. If conditions are right, and we are lucky, we may even get to swim with them.
• Inclusive transfers, boat ride, guide and lunch packet
• This is half or full day Tour
• Cost based on min.2 persons
Jozani forest national park
Jozani forest is the only remaining natural mangrove forest on Unguja / Zanzibar Island and, with it’s rare indigenous Red Colobus monkey, it is a heaven for nature lovers! With a rich variety of bird species and other small wild life we will take a local guide to lead us through the forest and nature trails.
• This is a half day tour
• Inclusive park entry, transfers, guide and lunch packet
• Cost based on Min. 2 persons
Diving and PADI world class diving off Zanzibar and Pemba.
there is a local diving centre. Here we have special rates for our guests who book in advance. Apart from diving all around the island they offer all PADI courses from beginners to masters.
All diving can be tailor-made so please mail us with your wishes and for more information on prices, best times etc
this has become very popular in last 2 years with 4 excellent centres along the Paje beach. lessons and gear to rent really professional available at one of the fastest growing hot spots in the world...
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4 Sep 2014
We loved Bushman's Retreat. As its title describes, it's hidden off the beaten track, but still in a central location in Paje and (essentially) a short walk to the beach. We didn't want… More
2 Sep 2014
Everything was ok. it was our second vist, and we will surely go again; It is Africa, so you have to consider this . The manager was very helpfull, and I"m pretty sure no one could have a warmer welcome than the one we receved from Mr Ali ! The house is spacious and well equiped. You can find everything you need at the village nearby.
28 Aug 2014
"Massive place with great pool"
Stayed here with friends last year. Mr Ali helped us with any questions and organised taxis etc. Most evening we walked along the beach in to the town and ate at the restaurants which are popular with kite surfers. The beach is stunning. The Bushman's hide is very large. Both bedrooms are very nicely decorated. The shower room was clean and well maintained. You can see a lot of wildlife from the veranda at the front and we spent a lot of time on the veranda talking. There is a fully functioning kitchen which we used on one night. Would recommend a trip to the rock restaurant with a quick trip to see the sunset on the other side of the peninsula. Also trip to stonetown and prisoner island and spice planation tour. Great accommodation, great place.
24 Aug 2014
"Just as good the 2nd time"
I stayed at Bushman's for a 2nd time and it was just as lovely as my first visit. The villa is spacious with 2 excellent double bedrooms and a huge living room/kitchen area. Effective AC in the b… More
9 May 2014
"Bushmans Hideoput=very African and very interesting!!"
I stayed in April and had an adventure not just a holiday!! What with a spice tour,a local visit to a local family,a dhow on the Indian Ocean and a piece of fishing line round my wrist to remind mysel… More
16 Apr 2014
"A beautiful and relaxing place for a perfect getaway break"
I stayed with my mother at Bushman's Hideout for a week in April. The place was just as advertised but seemed even bigger in reality. We were picked up from the airport as promised and the villa … More
4 Feb 2014
"We will be back!"
This was our second stay in Bushman's Hideout and it was every bit as good as the first. The house is very comfortable, clean and secure and the surroundings are beautiful and tranquil. We had a … More
27 Jun 2013
"Just keeps getting better and better"
This is our second trip back to Zanzibar villas and as if it were possible, it surpassed this first. We stayed in a different villa this time (Bushman's hideout), it was fantastic. The place is… More
8 Mar 2013
"Amazing big villa with all you could want for a get-a-way from it holiday"
My husband, friends and I have just come back from a wonderful stay at the Bushmans Hideout. We loved it and would recommend it.The villa is big - much bigger than the photos show. Its rustic and fits… More
1 Aug 2011
"Hidden jem in Paje with super service"
All of the lodges were beautiful and the last one - Zanzibar Villas - was sublime. What a nice surprise when arriving late a BBQ was arranged and waiting for us. We were so not looking forward to doin… More
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