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Zuri Zanzibar: Africa’s Top Sustainable Hotel

Africa is one of the many places in the world where you can see the most breathtaking views and extraordinary sceneries. Its incredible savannas, beaches, and mountain ranges will only keep you wanting more. 

Almost along the equator is the archipelago of Zanzibar, which consists of several islands lying off the eastern coast of Tanzania. Being so close to the equator, the warm weather partnered with the beautiful beaches perfectly spells that tropical climate you desire in every vacation.

Zuri Zanzibar, one of the most popular hotels in Africa, features architectural uniqueness that showcases the country’s take on sustainable tourism

Why should you stay at Zuri Zanzibar?

“Zuri” translates to “beautiful” in Swahili, the local language of the island. In context, it no longer only describes Zanzibar’s sceneries, but also the feeling that tourists feel when they get there. Zuri Zanzibar aims to evoke the beauty of the place to its visitors sensually through these three main areas:

1. The Beach

The beach is settled in the large lagoon, so you won’t have to walk a considerable distance to be able to swim at low tide, making it one of the best sea-front properties in the world.

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It has beautiful white sands that accent the turquoise hue of the Indian Ocean. Additionally, dhows—traditional wooden sailing boats—give a picturesque, peaceful view against spectacular sunsets every day.

Apart from that, the beach is where you get to experience a touch of the cheerful life of locals.

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2. The Hotel

The hotel is composed of villas and bungalows, shying away from the usual big block of rooms. This gives the visitors more privacy, so you don’t have to worry about not feeling safe.

Each villa and bungalow is equipped with outdoor showers and large terraces, giving you that feeling of exclusivity. While conventional designs would allow twice the actual occupancy limit, Zuri decided to go the other way, so you also no longer have to worry about crowdedness.

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With carefully designed villas and bungalows situated on a slope, most units face the sea. Ceilings follow African designs with a breathtaking cathedral-like feeling over the beds.

Of course, isolation, while sometimes fun, can also come with its downside—disconnection from the busy city civilization. To address this, Zuri has built its own dedicated fast internet line to the mainland, making it the only hotel in Zanzibar to have this feature to date.

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3. The Garden

A private one-of-a-kind spice garden covers about 25 percent of the land. But besides this, the owner’s third area of focus is the garden—and not the spice garden, but Zuri itself. Yes, Zuri itself is the garden.

The actual attraction here is the tropical park that Zuri is. The villas and bungalows are built around the enormous tropical park, which was designed by gardeners and landscape artists for more than two years.

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This meant selecting which trees and flowers to grow in the land while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing and liveable area for visitors. All the work they did was in tribute to the pinnacle of Zanzibar and its rich history.

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With nearly everything becoming a bit mainstream nowadays, staying at Zuri Zanzibar is definitely a breath of fresh air. For some reason, a vacation at the place makes you forget about the robotic routine life you have in the city and simply lets you enjoy nature and understand what sustainable tourism is about.


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