Upendo Zanzibar

Rate this item
(4 votes)
Upendo Zanzibar - 3.5 out of 5 based on 4 votes
Upendo Zanzibar

Boutique Villa Chic !
Upendo offers everything you could ask for from a tropical island experience with powder white sand beaches, swaying coconut palms and tonnes of rustic-modern charm. This is a perfect destination for those in search of a private villa that offers all the comforts and services of an upscale hotel.


  • Upendo Zanzibar Holidays

  • Need to Know

  • FAQ

  • Awards & Reviews

This hotel is available throughout the year. Below are some prices for holidays on selected dates intended as a guide:

£4444 7 nights exclusive use of Upendo Villa for up to 8 guests.
Includes Accommodation, breakfasts and private airport transfers.
Valid: From November to 20 December

£8200 7 nights exclusive use of Upendo Villa for up to 8 guests.
Includes Accommodation, breakfasts and private airport transfers.
Valid: 11 January to 14 March, 16 June to 10 July and 1 September - 31 October

Subject to availability. International flights to be quoted separately.


  • Quiet Location.
  • Soulful Sundays – brunch and beach BBQs held at next door at the Upendo lounge.
  • Yoga Retreat.
  • The Rock Restaurant just across the bay.

Right for you?

  • The villa has a private plunge pool but the main pool and bar is shared with outside visitors to the Upendo Lounge..

? What is the maximum occupancy?
Upendo Zanzibar can accommodate up to 8 guests in 3 Bedrooms and Makuti Room - separate to main villa.


Need More Info?

We are THE Zanzibar Experts and will be happy to help whatever stage you're at.
Please call: 0843 634 2258
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the contact us page.

Upendo Zanzibar - The Details

Upendo is a fully serviced private villa with luxurious touches throughout. The design is both contemporary and down to earth; with Swahili vaulted timber beamed ceilings housing modern Zanzibari furniture and stained cement architectural elements across light and airy living areas. The effect is an inviting natural palette that is dotted with vibrant décor accents and brightly coloured paintings.

There are many places where guests can lounge about with bed sized seats and sofas placed throughout. The beach is pretty much secluded and made of pristine white powder sand. A private plunge pool lays in raised wooden decking with a swinging double bed for moments of complete relaxation.

Next door to the villa is the Upendo Lounge and Restaurant which has become a trendy hang out place for visitors to enjoy a drink two to music, particularly on Sunday afternoons when they host a Beach BBQ and invite some of the island’s most talented DJs to come and play.


  • Room Descriptions & Facilities

  • Facilities

  • Community & Conservation

Upendo Zanzibar - Room Descriptions

Upendo Zanzibar houses three large light and airy bedrooms, each with its own huge platform bed, mosquito nets, ceiling fan and private patio.



This is the master bedroom complete with en-suite and floor to ceiling glass doors which open out towards an expansive beach deck with stunning ocean views. The en-suite bathroom has a giant two person rain shower and organically shaped plunge tub.



This spacious room has exposed wooden beams and a private door that faces the Upendo Lounge. The shuttered windows have been designed specially to ensure a through flow of ocean breeze and natural ventilation.



Like Raaga, Ishtaa has exposed wooden beam ceilings and built in bed with comfy, high quality linens. It has shuttered windows with views of the ocean.

Upendo Zanzibar - Facilities List

Upendo is a fully serviced villa that can be booked on different board bases.

- Butler
- English speaking trained Private Chef
- Housekeeper
- Gardener
- Security Guard

- Enormous beds
- High thread-count linens and fine bedding
- Over-sized mosquito nets with fans INSIDE the net
- Turn-down service
- 100% cotton robes

- Over-sized organically sculpted baths
- Dual rain showers

- Fully equipped kitchen top-of-the-line western appliances, ice-cube machine, wine cooler and a plethora of chef’s tools
- Bottled drinking water is free of charge
- Freshly brewed Tanzanian coffee
- Selection of teas
- King Arthur sized dining table

- Expansive deck with 2 bed-sized modern lounge beds and 1 massive swing bed
- Personal sun-beds on beach
- Private access to the beach

Food & Drink:
- Depending on your package feast at Upendo Villa with your own private chef or...
- stroll on over to Upendo Lounge & Restaurant where we serve up great island cuisine & cocktails just steps away

- Wi-Fi
- iPod docking station
- Heaps of novels, sexy coffee table books and mags
- Games galore
- Swanky shishas

Upendo Zanzibar - Community Projects

Upendo Zanzibar are committed to supporting the local community both through the villa retreat and the Upendo Lounge. The group are setting up an education initiative called 'Spread the Love' which will be funded with profits from the restaurant. Upendo supports the local village with donations of food and resources such as rice, goats and drinking water.

Upendo Zanzibar - Our Opinion

Unlike many operators we not only visit all the hotels we offer regularly but we also stay in them. Please find a few hints, tips and opinions from our team below:


The Villa is unique in that they offer B&B, Half Board or All Inclusive as you have the beautiful Upendo Lounge next to your villa & then right in front of the Villa is the Rock restaurant which is open for lunch & dinner too. The Lounge offers meals and drinks to a back drop of funky sounds and stunning views just a few steps from the Villa. This is especially great if you’re going to be exploring the island & often out for lunches. Equally, if you like to have a variety of dining options and to mix up chilled nights at home with a more social atmosphere in a restaurant then the B&B villa basis is perfect.

All the bedrooms can take extra beds so for family groups you couldn’t ask for more. The Villa is a true Gem on one of Zanzibar’s most unspoilt beaches with a totally unique setting with two restaurants steps away yet none of the hustle and bustle of Nungwi or Stone Town. A real winner!


Pure Safari Reviews

We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 0843 634 2258.

Check prices & availability for your dates:

Need more info?

We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 01227 753 180

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

About Us

Pure Zanzibar Ltd
Registered in the UK
Company No. 5905581
ATOL Protected: No. 10212

Pure Zanzibar was started in 2006 and is still owner run and 100% independent.

We favor smaller more intimate lodges and camps and know the island better than anyone else.

Get in touch

Give us a call on:
01227 753 180
New York: (646) 513-4227
Cape Town: 021 300 2166

Email us at


24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Recommended by:

Conde Nast Traveller ABTA Magazine Brides Magazine Square Mile Magazine Lonely Planet National Geographic Advanced Photographer
BBC Wildlife Brides Abroad House and Garden Journeys Spa Secrets Channel-4 Tatler
You are here: Home Villas Upendo Zanzibar