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michamvi villa upendo


exclusive use of Upendo Villa 
(for 6 guests)

Full Board
Low Season from US$990
Mid Season from US$1170
High Season from US$1440
Festive Season from US$1890


Full Board option includes:
Full a la carte breakfast, lunch and 3-course dinner; fully serviced: butler & housekeeping; complimentary tea and coffee facility; drinking water and sodas; basic laundry; high speed wifi

airport transfers; excursions; honesty fridge; corkage charges; premium meals (such as lobster); baby sitting services; private chef; gratuity

16 April - 15 June
16 September - 20 December
16 June - 15 September
21 December - 15 April

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upendo villa

Upendo Private Villa sits right on a secluded beach in the area of Michamvi Pingwe (South East Coast of Zanzibar), overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

It is the epitome of rustic luxury, in a stunning, unique location from which to enjoy the very best that Zanzibar can offer.

Upendo Villa is ideal for visitors who are looking for all the services of a good hotel, coupled with the comforts and flexibility of a private home. It provides a beautiful piece of Zanzibar, in an exclusive villa with all the modern comforts you could wish for.

Upendo Villa has been beautifully crafted by local craftsman (using local materials wherever possible). The roofs are made of woven palm leaves and the overall design is contemporary, making a wonderful compliment of two very different styles. Like the house, the furniture was designed by the owner and is made from coconut wood, with matting made by the local Woman’s Association in Stone Town. This all adds atmosphere and gives inspiring personal touches.

A small team looks after the guests. They help to make the retreat an unforgettable experience for those who stay with there. The staff includes your own private chef (optional), butler, housekeeper, gardener and security guard.

The cuisine focuses on all the fresh ingredients Zanzibar has to offer: fresh sea food, including crab, lobsters, prawns, fish, tropical fruit, and the famous Zanzibar spices & herbs. (Delicious vegetarian options are also available.) Everything at the villa is cooked to order by your private chef, who will spend a few minutes in the morning to help plan your meals for the day.

All meals are served at the onsite lounge & restaurant, except for breakfast which is served in the villa. There is a choice of 3 menu options for all the meals.

A private in-house Chef is also included when selecting the fully inclusive option. This option allows you full flexibility on meal times and menu requirements, giving a tailor made stay. Learn to cook Swahili dishes with the chef for free! Surcharges apply for seafood specials.

upendo villa at a glance...

  • 3 spacious bedrooms: a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and two further bedrooms, each with private balconies and sharing a large family bathroom
  • If required, a 4th en-suite bedroom is also available in a separate banda next to Upendo Villa (additional charge)
  • A large 15 x 8m 'clubhouse' pool & a lovely private plunge pool on the huge deck overlooking the beach
  • spacious open plan living and dining room with beach views
  • fully equipped kitchen with wine cooler, ice cube machine, American fridge/freezer, espresso machine etc
  • beautifully designed bathrooms with bath tubs and European standard rain showers
  • large sundeck overlooking the beach and the ocean
  • tailor-made shopping service for all food and beverage needs
  • wireless Internet
  • laundry service
  • private staff

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