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Kilindi: What we think

Kilindi is run by the very reputable Elewana.  Originally privately owned and built to be Zanzibar’s new big thing, Elewana has done a great job at keeping it a top property.  Management has reformed Kilindi to be the best two person accommodation on Zanzibar.  The pavilions are what make Kilindi, with the two private plunge pools, massive bathrooms and bedrooms and great views.  There is also a family pavilion and with the ever-increasing standard or service and quality it’s certainly one of our recommended top hotels on Zanzibar.

Finally Kilindi is living up to expectations!!! The best rooms on the island and very good levels of service etc make this lodge one of the best on the island. Slight issues with the beach, but the pavilions and private plunge pools more than make up for it.
Guide Price: $618 per person
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Kilindi: Interesting Facts

  • 15 pavilions, each with 2 private plunge pools and a waterfall
  • Spa and restaurant
  • 25 metre long pool
  • Private butler service
  • SPECIAL OFFER: 4 nights for the price of 3; 7 nights for the price of 5

Kilindi: In depth

Kilindi is located on the North-West coast of Zanzibar about an hour’s drive from the airport and Stone Town. Zanzibar is only a 20 minute flight from Dar es Salaam. The location of Kilindi allows access to Kendwa and also remains very private.  This is a top end Tanzania holiday destination.

Kilindi refers to its rooms as pavilions, which could be an understatement.  Kilindi is designed to make wise use of all its space.  Each pavilion consists of a seating area, two cooling plunge pools from which to soak in the views, a comfortable shaded baraza sun deck and an enormous wet-room with rain-shower.  One of the plunge pools lie at the foot of the spacious bed to naturally cool the main room.  The eco-designed rooms have domed roofs, that collect rain water to water the gardens and simultaneously reflecting the heat of the sun.

The fifteen pavilions, spa and restaurant are dotted around the property exploiting the elevation and expanse, to ensure each unit has uninterrupted views over the beachfront. The plot has been logically landscaped to retain the natural appeal of the coastline that was here before the lodge was built, whilst the spa and each pavilion is enclosed within the walls of its own private tropical garden.

The restaurant, that looks over the sea and the 25 metre T-shaped infinity pool, has built a great reputation.  A premium wine list also offers guests the extra choice of the very best South African, Italian, French and Lebanese classics.
Kilindi has an onsite spa with various treatments.  All typical activities like diving, snorkelling, sailing trips, fishing and many more can be arranged from the lodge itself.

Kilindi is probably the most romantic lodge on the island and is one of the best options for a Zanzibar honeymoon.

Kilindi: Client Reviews

   100% based on 3 customer reviews
Kilindi was also a truly special spot on the gorgeous Indian Ocean. The 3 day safari followed by 4 days relaxing on the beach was just right.
E Bradford
   5 stars

You did a great job re the accomm – we always had a tent at the ‘end of the line’ at the Camps so were surrounded by the “bush” – the Kilindi accomm was amazing – again at the ‘end of the line’ and closest to beach so had the best view at the resort !!!  – looked straight onto beach & water – Well done !!!!!
S. Messenger
   5 stars

Kilindi was truly amazing such a fantastic experience! They just spoil you with great food, service amazing gardens and warm seas. You get pampered like royalty with your own personal butler who is just amazing!!
V. Morrison
   5 stars
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