Mapenzi Beach Club

Comfortable accommodation set within a large resort, in the north east of Zanzibar.


Plan hotel Mapenzi Beach Club is about 45km from the airport along the East coast of Zanzibar. It is a large all inclusive property spread over 4 hectares of tropical gardens and palm fringed coast.



Mapenzi Beach Club has 87 rooms including 30 sea front, 36 standards and 21 garden views. Each bungalow is spacious and well furnished in the traditional African Style and to a high international standard.

Every room is fitted with mosquito nets, air conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, hairdryer, fridge and digital safe deposit box.

Each bungalow has a veranda to the front offering the perfect place to sit and be lazy.


Mapenzi Beach Club has all the facilities you would expect from a large property such as this. It has its main restaurant which serves international and local dishes periodically throughout the day in a buffet style.

Additionally there is the well stocked pool bar and a beach bar, both with the usual arrangement of softer drinks during the day and spirits etc in the evening.

All of the above options make up the All Inclusive tariff.

In addition, for extra cost, there is a ‘A la carte’ seafood restaurant on the beach and a pizzeria with a menu that is included in the All-inclusive package one time per stay.

Other activities

Plan hotel Mapenzi Beach Club offers a number of activities on site within its All Inclusive banner.

Options available include:

* The hire of beginners windsurfing equipment.
* The use of pool, deck chairs and beach towels.
* Various sporting activities such as Tennis, Volley Ball, Archery, Football and the hire of Canoes.
* The property also runs an evening entertainment program including a Discotheque.

Other activities are available at extra cost, such as bicycle and blokart hire, the hire of snorkeling equipment, the hire of professional windsurfing equipment, catamarans and laser dinghy. Water-ski; wakeboarding and banana tube riding are also available.

Zanziplanet reviews

This is a well appointed large property offering some of the best value in its class. Again with this type of property you lose some of the intimacy offered by the smaller guest houses however service here is generally very good and there is more than enough to keep you busy.

Stay here if you like creature comforts and prefer a more active holiday for families.


Azanzi Beach Hotel

Zanzibar – East Coast – North

Azanzi Beach Hotel is situated on the North Eastern coast of Zanzibar, and approximately 45 minutes from the airport in Stone town.



Still used as the main mode of sea transport around Zanzibar Island, the centuries-old Arab dhow sailing boat is the inspiration for the architecture of the Azanzi Beach Resort.

Thatched roofs of coconut palm leaves shaped like the sails of the Arab dhows white washed adobe walls reflecting the sun-bleached powder white beached, overlooked by the tall coconut palms. Natural timber is used for the framing and finishing of the resort which can accommodate 70 guests.

Azanzi Beach Resort – is made up as follows:

The Gateway Building

Stepping inside the entrance portico and foyer, you will immediately feel at ease with views over the Indian Ocean. The first feature to welcome you as you start your well-deserved pamper holiday is a calming water-feature. The building also offers the reception and a well stocked curio shop offering an abundant selection of African items and local crafts.

The upper floor plays host to eight magnificent sea-view guest suites, each with their own bathroom and private porch.

The Hotel Building

Maximizing the sea-facing view, four double-storey sections are situated directly on the beach. Overlooking the azure swimming pool and beautiful beach is a sumptuous lounge and main bar. An indoor games room is housed on the lower level. The dining area is situated on the uppermost level with uninterrupted sea-views.

The Guest Suites


There are fifteen free standing private garden suites. Each suite contains a bathroom, porch and garden, affording you a haven to relax in privacy. An outdoor shower completes this idyllic setup.

In addition to these garden suites there are also four combination suites, with two inter-leading ground floor suites, each with its own bathroom and private porch – ideal for families.

All accommodation is fully air-conditioned and mosquito nets are provided.


There are 35 villas comprising of 8 Standard Suites, 12 Luxury Suites, 9 Villas, and 6 Deluxe Villas. All rooms have air-conditioning, king size beds, fan, mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom with showers, hairdryers, mini-bar, mini safe and tea/coffee making facilities

Luxury Suites have both indoor and outdoor showers as well as a bath. The Deluxe Villas have a private Jacuzzi on the patio. The Luxury Suites have inter-leading rooms for families. Facilities

  • Reception with telephone, fax services and Internet facilities.
    • Lounge with fully-stocked imported bar.
    • 4-star dining offering quality eating experiences.
    • 1 swimming pool.
    • Calming and bubbling water features.
    • Beach shop for those “must-have” bikini’s and sunglasses.
    • Boat and toy store.
    • Indoor games room.
    • Satellite television.
    • Fax service.
    • Daily laundry service on request.

Zanziplanet reviews

Azanzi offers something slightly different from its smaller competitors without becoming too impersonal. Although still relatively new it consistently receives enviable feedback from all who visit.

We particularly liked the fact that the pool is partially shaded by the restaurant, (which goes over the top) allowing kids to play in the pool all day long without having to worry about catching the sun. This is a compact resort and not for everyone, but does offer excellent value and multiple board options which families will love.