Location: Located in Nungwi, on the north coast of Zanzibar, the Flame Tree Cottages is a small family run hotel with only 16 rooms. The hotel is ideally situated for diving and snorkelling with five diving centres in its vicinity. It is nestled in a private tropical garden which lends it a calm feel. The owners are proud to acknowledge the local workmen who constructed the cottages, and the craftsmen who made their furniture and ornaments.

Accomodation: Flame Tree Cottages present a variety of room sizes and styles housed in small garden cottages with verandas. These include a honeymoon suite with twin verandas (Desert Rose) and a 2 bedroom family suite (Rosemary and Thyme). All rooms feature air-conditioning, refrigerators, ceiling fans and WiFi access but no safes (though the cottages have a good reputation for security and a protected feel). The rooms are spacious and secluded. The bathrooms are slightly less modern than western expectations might assume and not as grand as at some of the area’s five star resorts, but are, nevertheless, clean and commodious.


  • Air Condition
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ceiling fans
  • Refrigerators