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Utupoa Lodge, Matemwe, Zanzibar
Utupoa Lodge, Matemwe, Zanzibar
12 tamu
6 kamar tidur
7 tempat tidur
6 kamar mandi + ruang toilet
12 tamu
6 kamar tidur
7 tempat tidur
6 kamar mandi + ruang toilet
Anda belum dikenakan biaya

A unique beach Lodge where we ask our guests to become family.
Choose between 6 separate Listings for our 6 different rooms.
Whichever room, we want you to feel you are at home within a hotel.
This Listing is for the Utupoa, Kijiji bedroom.


Lying opposite Mnemba atoll on the dazzling Matemwe beach, 'Utupoa' is Swahili and means people are 'fresh' or 'humanity is cool.' Karibu to our unique house with its huge roof, hidden somewhere between the East African tall palms and utopia.

Matemwe represents one of the quieter parts of the island with the most beautiful white stretch of working beach. The fishermen head out daily on their ngalawas and bring the fish into auction and ladies farm seaweed in the low tide.

We have 3 ensuite bedrooms available in Nyumba Safi. 'Ngalawa', a tribute to Swahili sailing culture; 'Sultani', echoes of Stone Town; and 'Kijijji' after our own local village. We can accommodate singles, couples, or groups of 6-8. If you are traveling with more people, let us know and we'd be happy to try sort something out. The house comes with its own very well equipped kitchen and a third floor lounge area with TV featuring the famous DSTV channels and a computer with WiFi.

In our main house Nyumba Kubwa we have two rooms available, recently remodelled and each with its own veranda leading onto the beach. We charge a bit more for these rather special rooms and we invite our guests to make themselves at home and enjoy the use of the whole house.

For meals we are very flexible, inviting you to eat with us or to cook for yourselves or just advising you on the best nearby restaurants. We can certainly organise traditional dinners of fresh seafood brought straight to our front door and cooked by our fabulous Swahili cook Tano.

We are set up as a place to stretch out, shut down, sail our ngalawa, watch the sea (or DSTV), and leave recharged - as strongly as our solar back-up system!

Please always send us a message to inquire about availabilty as we have more than 1 room.

Karibu kwetu!

Akses tamu

Our simple, ensuite Kijiji double room on the first floor of Nyumba Safi honours Zanzibar's grandmother Bi Kidude, the famous taarab singer who drank and smoked and traveled the world and never married and lived to 100 and barely ever wore shoes as she traipsed through the kijiji - or village - greeting people.

Interaksi dengan tamu

As our guests at Utupoa, we invite you also to use our home as your own and, in particular, to join us for breakfast and any other meals, especially dinner at the famous round table. Joyce and I will be around to advise you about transport

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"This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whomever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond."

Kebutuhan dasar
Mesin cuci

Tamu tambahan: Rp556878 / malam setelah 2 tamu
Diskon Mingguan: 5%
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Peraturan Rumah

As we like to say, 'utupoa' means 'humanity is great.' We like to live up to this in terms of how we treat the beach, each other, and our relationship with the local village.

Our location dictates that we look after the environment. Water is a precious resource and electricity is still very much a privilege, not a right here. We ask that our guests respect and understand this paradise we are lucky to spend time in, and to help us protect it.

Anda pun harus mengetahui
Ada beberapa hewan peliharaan tinggal di rumah ini


Fitur keamanan
Peralatan P3K
Pemadam api

Masa inap minimum 2 malam

173 Ulasan

Check In
Profil Pengguna Majbritt
Oktober 2017
Once again it has been a pleasure to visit Utupoa. It was exactly as nice and comfortable as last time. We couldn't ask for more. If you want to stay in a quiet and peaceful place, where you feel at home immediately - this is the place. Just go!

Profil Pengguna Karina
September 2017
Utupoa, i miss you! Exceptional, wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous place. Unfortunately we didn't have a chance to meet Tim and Joyce. Tim left a letter for me and my boyfriend and explained everything about house. Service in a house took care of us. We felt like at home- away from home. The house is beautiful, amazingly decorated. Food served at house- delicious. I love the idea of eating meals together in one table with other guests. The beach in front of the house was wide, gorgeous and empty. Sitting on the beach in the evening and watching stars- unforgettable moments. Utupoa, thank you for everything !

Profil Pengguna Caitlin
September 2017
Tim and his family have created a one-of-a-kind family home turned guest house. Utopua has a relaxed, bohemian elegance, and all the amenities one needs for a very comfortable off-the-beaten path vacation. My husband and I visited for 3 days following a trek on Kilimanjaro. Immediately on arrival, Tim and his visiting daughter made us feel relaxed and welcome -- sharing some of his background, history of the island, and how this amazing property came to be. Throughout the stay they were more than willing to provide us recommendations & tips for the island. The staff is incredibly attentive and prepared wonderful meals --fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, homemade breads & sweets. Enjoying an al fresco dinner with some visiting guests and Tim’s family was a highlight. We also enjoyed a day of snorkeling on Mnembe Atoll that Tim helped arrange. Utupoa was the perfect respite after Kili, and I honestly hope to make the trip back from NYC again to visit Utupoa and explore more of Zanzibar.

Profil Pengguna Xènius
Agustus 2017
En poques paraules seria injust donar les gracies aquesta gran família de gent excelsa! Et fan sentir un més a la família. Son gent honesta i amable, tanmateix el més important es que son feliços i ho contagien. Tots els serveis que ofereixen (Wi-fi, menjar, activitats, etc.) son immillorables! Estem molt agraïts per la nostra estada aquí, 200% recomanable i t’emportes a casa una experiència única i gratificant.

Profil Pengguna Michela
Agustus 2017
The house is wonderful, full of beds, hammocks, sofas and nice rugs.. in every corner you can find a place to relax. I think it's the dream home of anyone!! On our arrival Freddy, Tim's and Joyce's daughter, greeted us with a glass of fresh juice and beautiful flowers on the pillow. The food was great and all the staff very friendly. It was amazing to eat upstairs with sea and palm trees view. We spent 2 beautiful and relaxing days in Utopoa, thanks again for all Freddy!! We felt like home, we recommend everyone to stay here!! And we will definitely be back one day

Profil Pengguna Adrien
Agustus 2017
Utupoa n'est pas très loin du paradis ! Freddie, la fille de Tim et Joyce, a été aux petits soins avec nous et nous a permis de réaliser toutes les activités que nous souhaitions . Le coin est encore préservé et très calme. Les différents bâtiments d'Utupoa sont très bien décorés, invitent au voyage et à la détente. Nous avons passé des vacances de rêve et nous recommandons ce petit coin de paradis sans réserves! PS : la cuisine proposée est excellente et locale !

Merci beaucoup Joyce et Tim . Nous avons adoré notre séjour chez vous et nos longues discutions du soir vont nous manquer ! C'eSt sûrement un des meilleurs endroits où rester à Zanzibar et la plage est juste magnifique ! Goûter le Dorian fut aussi une expérience inoubliable !!! Nous essayerons de revenir une autre fois !

Matemwe, TanzaniaBergabung sejak Oktober 2012
Profil Pengguna Tim & Joyce

Tim was a pilot in the Middle East when we first came to Zanzibar on a flight he was operating. It was 1992, before electricity, tarmac or cell phone networks. We fell in love with Matemwe and have made it our home. It is a home that we like sharing, and are very happy to welcome guests to experience the fantastic beach, food, hospitality and weather that Zanzibar has to offer.

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