Natural Simplicity - A Lover's Paradise

'If you love nature, you will love Kilindi'.

Kilindi Zanzibar, comprising of a series of white-domed Pavilion guest rooms all set in 50 acres of lush tropical gardens, is a rarity in the world of luxury boutique hotels. Originally designed for Benny Andersson - one of the members of the 1970's pop group ABBA - Kilindi is a true blend of the very best of diverse cultures to be found in Tanzania and on its adjacent island of Zanzibar.

Kilindi achieves the perfect marriage between Scandinavian minimalism and the dramatic architectural overtones of Middle Eastern heritage, whilst encouraging an open, 'back-to-nature' ambiance throughout.

In each of the Pavilion suites, white wooden-slatted shutters embrace wide-arched glassless windows each affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. This same openness allows the gentle ocean breeze to waft throughout each of the rooms and carry with it the delightful soundtrack of Kilindi's colourful birdlife. Any stay at Kilindi will be a delight for the senses. 

Kilindi's 'open-to-nature' approach provides the true essence to any stay and crafts a private, intimate and 'barefoot' appeal that so many crave. If you love nature, you will adore Kilindi.

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We are extensive travellers and have stayed in some amazing places around the world but Kilindi tops them all.

The Main Pavilion

A 'waterfall' bar with the Main Pavilion overlooks a large 25-metre infinity pool which itself affords views out across the sparkling warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Dining takes place either on the alfresco terrace or even along the pristine white beach, which runs the length of the property.

The Pavilions - Simple Perfection.

15 eastern-styled domed Pavilions nestling amongst a 35-acre tropical garden are the perfect and intimate retreat for each and every guest.

The Pavilions have their very own private plunge pool, and possess a separate but extraordinary 'rainfall' shower room which is annexed to each of the Pavilion rooms. These same showers provide not only a spectacular view to the Ocean but the liberating sensation of being 'at one with nature'. 

Intimacy, Privacy and Tranquility

With each Pavilion set in its own private tropical gardens and served by a dedicated butler, privacy is guaranteed. It is this same dedicated butler who will offer you a wide selection of places to enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner. And should our guests wish to leave the oasis of tranquility and calm of their private Pavilion, the butler can help, advise and arrange as to the many activities and excursions that Kilindi and the island can offer.

A Pure Retreat for Couples

Kilindi Zanzibar is certainly a rarity and one that will reward all those who venture to experience all that it has to offer. A favourite with honeymooners and lovers, any stay at Kilindi will become both the memory of a lifetime, but the standard to surpass. 

 
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Dotted across over 50 acres of lush tropical garden and blessed with a secluded powder-white sand beachfront extending over half a kilometre, Kilindi Zanzibar with its arched pavilion style villas overlooks an ocean that has witnessed the spice trade route for over 500 years.

The Story of an Island Paradise

The very mention of Zanzibar - the beautiful and historic spice island lying just off the coast of Tanzania - is enough to conjure up a multitude of mental images that are both exotic and striking. It is this emotional reaction that has caused this Indian Ocean island to become one of the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations.

Stepping Back in Time

The island’s history is indelibly stamped by hundreds of years of trade in spices - nutmeg, cinnamon and saffron to name-but-three - with itinerant merchants traveling by sailing ship from as far away as Europe, the Middle East and even China. It has been this commodity - one as valuable as gold in its time - that has driven and shaped the cultural flavors of the island.

Zanzibar’s architecture, language and religion are a reflection of both the island’s distant and recent past; with the passing dhows that constantly sail along the coastline and the murmurs of the fishermen drifting on the sea breeze, that past is seemingly not so distant.

The magical island has been likened to that of a time capsule, one that has been unopened by modern tourism. And now - courtesy of Kilindi Zanzibar - the opportunity has arisen to unlock all that is best of this wondrous destination.


Did you know these facts about Zanzibar

  • The people of Zanzibar are known as Zanzibaris and their native language is Kiswahili, commonly known internationally as Swahili.
  • Zanzibar used to be the world's largest producer of cloves, and its history was heavily influenced by the this activity.
  • Zanzibar is popularly known as the "spice islands.”
  • Zanzibar is located about 30Km off the coast of mainland Tanzania in the Indian Ocean.
  • Zanzibar is actually an archipelago with the two main Islands of Zanzibar (also known as Unguja, the larger one) and Pemba (the smaller of the two).
  • Zanzibar was incorporated into the United Republic of Tanzania in 1964.
  • Zanzibar, has its own democratically elected president and government that run the internal affairs of the Islands.
  • Zanzibar's Stone Town has 50 mosques and four Hindu temples.
  • The House of Wonders is one of the first buildings in East Africa to have electricity and Stone Town's oldest existing building.
  • Zanzibar's oldest remaining building is the 11th century mosque at Kizimkazi .
  • The name Swahili comes from the Arab word sawahil which means 'coast'.
  • The rare Kirk's Red Colobus monkey is only found in Zanzibar, predominantly in Jozani Forest.
  • The Shortest War in History was fought in Zanzibar in 1896.  On 25 August, Sultan Hamid bin Thuwaini died, and two hours later, an usurper broke into the Palace and declared himself ruler. In a show of Victorian Gunboat Diplomacy, the Royal Navy was asked to evict him. At precisely 9 o' clock on the 27th, three warships opened fire and in 45 minutes reduced the Palace to rubble, and deposed the usurper. The bombardment has since been called the "Shortest War in History" as verified by the Guinness Book of Records.
 
periodpavillions
per person per night
December 16th, 2011 to January 7th, 2012 (inclusive of Christmas & New years Supplement) $800.00
January 8th, 2012 to March 31st, 2012 $650.00
April and May 2012 CLOSED
June 1st, 2012 to December 15th, 2012 $650.00

SPECIAL OFFERS

STAY FOR 4 NIGHTS AND PAY FOR ONLY 3 (offer to be extended until December 16th 2013)
STAY FOR 7 NIGHTS AND PAY FOR ONLY 5 (offer to be extended until December 16th 2013)
STAY FOR 10 NIGHTS AND PAY FOR ONLY 7 (offer to be extended until December 16th 2013)

Subject to availability *Not applicable between December 16th, 2011 and January 7th, 2012

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in a luxury pavilion with plunge pools, tropical garden, wet room and lounge area.
  • All meals including beach dinners, room service and snacks. Drinks as well as laundry.

NOT INCLUDED

Spa treatments in uShwari Spa, Champagne, Exclusive cellar wines, Cognacs, Single Malt Whiskeys and Cigars.
Visas, Insurance and personal evacuation cover. Tips & items of a personal nature. Transfers, Activities and Excursions.

TRANSFERS

USD 70.00 per vehicle, one-way, maximum number of passengers per vehicle is 4.

NOTES

  • Children under 12 years of age pay 50% of the per person rate when occupying a Family Pavilion
  • Children under two years of age, stay free
  • The two Family Pavilions sleep up to 4 people (2 adults and two children in one king size bed and two single beds)
  • Guest Pavilions not suitable for children or extra beds
  • Single Room Supplement is 50% of person rate.
  • Group and exclusive use rates available on request.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • Between 16th December, 2011 and 7th January, 2012 minimum stay is 7 nights
  • 25% non refundable deposit to secure a booking, full payment strictly 60 days in advance of arrival.
  • Cancellation penalty of 1-month notice at 100% and 2 months at 50%.

LIABILITY

The Agent agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Elewana Afrika, the owner, and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns of each from and against any and all damages, losses, claims, demands, suits, proceedings, judgments, losses or expenses (including, without limitation, costs, attorneys’ fees and fees of other professionals) on any nature whatsoever (whether based in tort, breach of contract, product liability, patent or copyright infringement, or otherwise) arising directly or indirectly from or out of the performance or operation of this Agreement including their respective activities.

Rates and terms are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the company. All rights reserved

 
periodpavillions
per person per night
December 16th, 2012 to January 8th, 2013 (inclusive of Christmas & New years Supplement) 7-night minimum stay $800.00
January 8th, 2013 to March 31st, 2013 $650.00
April and May 2013 CLOSED
June 1st, 2013 to December 15th, 2013 $650.00
December 16th, 2013 to January 8th, 2014 (inclusive of Christmas & New years Supplement)7-night minimum stay $800

SPECIAL OFFERS

STAY FOR 4 NIGHTS AND PAY FOR ONLY 3
STAY FOR 7 NIGHTS AND PAY FOR ONLY 5
STAY FOR 10 NIGHTS AND PAY FOR ONLY 7

Subject to availability *Not applicable between December 16th, 2013 and January 8th, 2014

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in a luxury pavilion with plunge pools, tropical garden, wet room and lounge area.
  • All meals including beach dinners, room service and snacks. Drinks as well as laundry.

NOT INCLUDED

Spa treatments in uShwari Spa, Champagne, Exclusive cellar wines, Cognacs, Single Malt Whiskeys and Cigars.
Visas, Insurance and personal evacuation cover. Tips & items of a personal nature. Transfers, Activities and Excursions.

TRANSFERS

USD 80.00 per vehicle, one-way, maximum number of passengers per vehicle is 4.

NOTES

  • Kilindi Zanzibar is 'predominantly' an adults-only hotel. All guests must be aged 16 years or older. Family groups may be accommodated when the hotel is booked-out on an exclusivity basis.
  • The two bedroom deluxe pavillion accommodates up to 4 people
  • Guest Pavilions not suitable for extra beds.
  • Group and exclusive use rates available on request.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • Between 16th December, 2013 and 8th January, 2014 minimum stay is 7 nights
  • 25% non refundable deposit to secure a booking, full payment strictly 60 days in advance of arrival.
  • Cancellation penalty of 1-month notice at 100% and 2 months at 50%.

LIABILITY

The Agent agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Elewana Afrika, the owner, and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns of each from and against any and all damages, losses, claims, demands, suits, proceedings, judgments, losses or expenses (including, without limitation, costs, attorneys’ fees and fees of other professionals) on any nature whatsoever (whether based in tort, breach of contract, product liability, patent or copyright infringement, or otherwise) arising directly or indirectly from or out of the performance or operation of this Agreement including their respective activities.

Rates and terms are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the company. All rights reserved

 

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