Location: The Mnarani Beach Cottages are located in Nungwi village, on the northern most tip of the island of Zanzibar. Established and managed by business and tourism graduate, Nassar Ali, the hotel aims to balance the needs of Western tourists with those of local villagers and the environment. The hotel takes its name from the local lighthouse or ‘mnarani’ in Swahili.

Accomodation: The rooms and cottages on offer are various. All offer a range of amenities. The Standard rooms are located in cottages; 8 along the seafront and 4 in the gardens. The seafront rooms are most popular and allocation of these is first come first served. The rooms are basic but feature en suites, fans and verandas.


  • Swimming pool
  • Pool table
  • Library
  • Telephone
  • Coffee and tea making facilitiest
  • Private car parking
  • Free Internet