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7 Night Special (All inclusive available at a supplement) from only R12,300 (Includes Airport Taxes) per person sharing for 7 nights in a Garden Room. Valid from 01-Apr-18 - 30-Jun-18

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7 Night Low Season Special from only R12,999 (Includes Airport Taxes) per person sharing for 7 nights in a Garden Room. Valid from 01-Apr-18 - 30-Jun-18

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7 Night special (All inclusive available at a supplement from only R13,700 (Includes Airport Taxes) per person sharing for 7 nights in a Garden Room. Valid from 01-Jul-18 - 31-Jul-18

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7 Night Early Bird (All inclusive available at a supplement) from only R14,600 (Includes Airport Taxes) per person sharing for 7 nights in a Garden Room. Valid from 07-Jan-18 - 31-Mar-18

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7 Night special (All inclusive available at a supplement) from only R15,100 (Includes Airport Taxes) per person sharing for 7 nights in a Garden Room. Valid from 01-Aug-18 - 31-Aug-18

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KARAFUU BEACH RESORT & SPA Island Style

"Just what you’re after"


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Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa Information

Karafuu Travelling Tip: Karafuu has great snorkelling right from the walk-way at the beach. Remember to pack your snorkle gear and water-friendly shoe's, otherwise known as reefshoes.

One of the most luxurious hotels on the east coast of Zanzibar, Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa has been granted an international five-star rating. It’s ideally located on a blissful stretch of palm-fringed beach with white sand and dazzling blue water - just what you’re after.

The spacious, cool reception area under makuti (palm thatch) is impressive, especially when you're visiting the resort for the first time. You instantly know you’re in a top-notch hotel. There is an enormous pool around which you’ll find guests soaking up the sun. The clientele is largely international, so you’ll hear a variety of accents. A little further along is the beach with a generous strip of sand with sun lounges set a good distance apart from each other.

Warm hospitality comes naturally to the Swahili staff, who are impeccably dressed in long, robed uniforms. You are welcomed with the traditional greeting of karibu and we found there was always someone on hand to assist with a smile. We rate the service at Karafuu as excellent.

The air-conditioned hotel has all the expected facilities: fully-equipped dive and watersports centre, boutiques, tennis courts, gymnasium and the recently new opened Spa. The rooms are extremely comfortable and styled in a modern Zanzibar theme. They provide a welcome relief from the sun when you’ve spent the day by the pool or diving and lazing on the beach.

The eastern side of the island is greatly influenced by the tide. You can sunbathe on the beach and slip straight into the water and swim far out when the tide is high. When the tide recedes, you have to wade out to the fringing reef, which can be fun if you want to look for marine life in the shallows.

Karafuu is the only hotel on the east coast where you can enjoy a comfortable and safe swim in the ocean at low tide. A concrete path in front of the hotel leads you from the beach to a permanent natural depression in the ocean bed just 200 meters offshore, offering a giant natural swimming pool deep enough for small boats to moor in.

The hotel opened in 1995 and is aptly named after the Swahili word for cloves, karafuu, which are grown in abundance on Zanzibar (especially on Pemba).

Rooms

The hotel has 89 rooms, divided into junior suites, cottages and garden rooms. 26 junior suite rooms all with generous sea view situated along the beachfront. 35 Cottage rooms situated on a gentle slope behind the junior suites and offering limited sea views through the lush palm tree tops. 28 Garden rooms a little bit smaller than the cottages and the junior suites, located at the top of the slope in the lush tropical gardens. All have easy access to the long stretch of beach.

All the rooms have makuti (palm-thatch) roofs and are decorated in a modern style with some Zanzibari characteristics. They are very clean, well-maintained and comfortable. They all have air-conditioner, ceiling fan, television, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, telephone, tea-coffee maker, hairdryer, safe box and en-suite marble bathrooms. Each room has its own veranda and the beds have mosquito nets.

Dining

The highly recommend cuisine at Karafuu includes theme evenings and different venues and you can even have a romantic dinner right on the beach.

There is an amazing choice of three restaurants:

  • • the main restaurant with sea-view terrace serving generous buffets
  • • the a la carte Le Grand Bleu, which serves spicy lobster and other seafood
  • • the floating restaurant for a lobster menu “All In” (upon request and tide permitting)

In addition, the “Masai Village” (located within an African village, perfectly reproduced into Karafuu Hotel) opens just once or twice a week for Swahili dinners and folkloristic dancers performances only.

General facilities:

  • Luxury Reception and Lounge
  • 24-hour reception
  • Safe box
  • Change Office
  • Laundry
  • Boutique
  • SPA
  • Two conference rooms
  • Parking
  • Transfer from/to Airport
  • Car Rental
  • Guided Excursions
  • Swimming pool including kids pool
  • Kinder Garden
  • Internet point; Wi-Fi connection
  • Full water sports centre, including deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and diving. The dive school supports PADI, SSI AND CMAS methods of diving at all levels.
  • Two floodlit tennis courts
  • Games room with billiards and darts
  • Beach Volleyball and bowls
  • Tennis table

Customer Reviews

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MEGAN
15-Jul-16
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Hi Salome We leave for home on Saturday. Just want you to know our holiday has been wonderful. Karafuu has been marvelous. The staff. The food. The accommodat
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ROBIN
08-Sep-15
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Dear Salome, I would like to thank you so very much for all you did to organise our trip to Zanzibar. It was THE MOST FANTASTIC holiday EVER. Our whole
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MEGAN
05-Jan-15
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Hello Salome We cannot sing the praises of Karafuu highly enough. This resort was our best so far and we will definitely return to it. It was really e
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NANA
05-Jan-15
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Hello Salome I just want to say thank you for the holiday, all was well, except the drinks for the all inclusive was very limited, but the food was great. Ho
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MICHEL
05-Jan-15
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Hi Salome I just wanted to let you know we are back from our holiday in Zanzibar and WOW, WOW what a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much for all your kind h
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CELDA
28-Jul-14
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Hallo Salome Ons is terug van die wonderlikste vakansie in Zanzibar, baie baie dankie vir al die reëlings, die aanbevelings, die hele toer was ‘n grootse suk
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FIONA
25-Jun-14
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Dear Salome Just wanted to say a big thank you for the way you organised our trip to Zanzibar at relatively short notice. Everything went so smoothly, we re
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FIONA
07-Jan-14
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Hi Salome, Overall we had a truly lovely holiday and wish to thank you for your excellent service. Your company was a pleasure to deal with and we will cer
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EDMUND
25-Feb-13
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we had a wonderful time at Karafuu beach resort , we got married on valentines day, everything was arranged perfectly by Farida at the hotel , she was terrific
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JOHANNES (THEUNIS)
15-Apr-09
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Hi Salome, Die vakansie was uitstekend en ons het dit baie geniet, dit was net deksels warm gewees en nooit enigsins naby 25 grade Celsius soos wat mense voo
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MARY
29-Sep-08
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hi Salmone the resort was lovely and we enjoyed it. however air tanzania were a disaster we were delayed 1 hr in joburg followed by 4 hours in der es salam,
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CHANTELLE
07-Jul-08
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Hello Salome Sue and I got back on Saturday night and I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic recommendation. I absolutely loved Karafuu – the service
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IAN
19-May-08
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What a graet hoineymoon! We had a great time and the Monsoon rain stayed away! The weather was great and our stay very enjoyable!Thank you to your staff and Kar
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JENNIFER
05-May-08
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Hi Salome, we had a fantastic time - thank you! We will most certainly not hesitate to book through you when we next book our holiday! Thanks, JENNY
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RONEL
30-Apr-08
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Salome Baie dankie vir jou al jou reelings. Ek moet se dit was baie goed georganiseerd en alles het klopdisselboom geloop. Ons het ongelukkig net met die
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RONEL
29-Apr-08
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We had a fantastic time at Karafuu Resort and Hotel. Wonderful, friendly people. Weather was perfect and the place is more than beautiful. It was everythin
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CHRIS
25-Apr-08
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Hi Salome, Yes, what a wonderful holiday, though it did go very quickly. The hotel was perfect and the staff very friendly. Unfortunately it was the ra
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DENISE
14-Jan-08
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Hi Salome, Hiers so paar fotos van ons trou dag en 2 van die swambad.. Dit was absoluut pragtig! Kon nie vir beter gevra het nie en ons trou dag (7de Juni
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LEANNE
07-Jan-08
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A perfect recommendation of resort from Salome. My sincere thanks to Salome for here efficiency and friendliness in arranging for the perfect vacation. The re
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RICHARD
25-Oct-07
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Hi Heidi Just wanted to drop a short note to you to let you know about the fantastic service I have had from Salome thus far. I have been struggling for 2
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