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Simba Beach Zanzibar Ocean Resort- B&B #2
Hosted by Chantal & Marco
Chantal & Marco is the host.
8 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
8 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Simba Beach is right on the beach with a very chilled and comfortable atmosphere!
You feel like at "home".
The rooms are clean, simple equipped but very comfortable, you can see the sunrise and the ocean from your window!
Just one step out of your door and you are walking on a fine and white coral sand!
Enjoy the real Zanzibar life with us!!!

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SIMBA BEACH is an alternative way of being a tourist in this magic equatorial island.

Simba Beach is a charming guest house right on Kiwengwa beach on the east coast of the island. It is about 50 km from the airport and the capital Stone Town. It is easily reached with about 50 minutes to transfer on paved roads.
On request we provide also a transfer service from/ to the airport or from/to the harbor.

After years of experience in the hospitality business on the Spices Island, we decided to take it a step further and set up our own B&B.
Simba Beach consists of 8 rooms all facing the sea and situated right on the beach. Our rooms are all double and two of them are triple room.
All have four-poster bed with mosquito net, bedside tables, wardrobe open, table and chairs, ceiling fan, private bathroom and veranda. In addition, all rooms have tiled floors.
Simba Beach wants to be a structure ECO-Friendly, as the rooms are not air conditioned, but are naturally cooled by the sea breeze coming in through the glassless windows, which are obviously all protected by mosquito nets.
At the Simba Beach is also available the Restaurant, with à la carte menù, and the Bar, both with an amazing ocean view.

If you are not into travel lodges and want to experience the local culture, discover the real Zanzibar and its traditions, and if your idea of travel is to relax and explore at the same time, then this is the place for you.

In our family-run guest-house will make you feel at home and will personally take care of any aspect of your holiday.

ZANZIBAR is a wild, luscious island, full of exciting places to discover, a fascinating corner of Africa that hits you right in your heart, a place where you can still feel the magic legacy of the sultans’ kingdom, where different cultures and heritages meet and whose white sand beaches and sea tides mesmerising rhythm will enchant you…

Come and discover the pure and untouched beauty of Nature, the smile of its warm people, the fragrance of its spices and its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.


Extra people $24 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

Please have respect of the local people.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

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Robert User Profile
January 2014
I (male, 60+) stayed at Simba for 2 days in Jan 2014. Simba is directly on a very nice beach. Tides are extensive, and swimming is only possible at certain times during the day. The single room was clean, comfortable, had a private bath, and a queen size bed and overhead fan. Simba had a nice little restaurant and served a variety of salads, pastas, and sandwiches. SImba is a good place to relax, but not much to do other than enjoy the beach. There were numerous power outages on the the island, but simba had a back-up generator. Nothing fancy but good value for price. Note: lodging in the area is predominately occupied and run by Italiens, so there may be a language barrier. The place is a little difficult to find, so make sure you have directions. Host was very friendly and helpful.

Pascal User Profile
January 2016
Simba Beach is really beautiful and everyone is very helpful and friendly! We spent two weeks here during Christmas and New Year's Eve and had a wonderful time. Chantal welcomed us and showed us to our beautiful rooms. Everything is located right at the beach so we could even see the ocean from our room! The staff is very friendly and willing to help you with any questions you may have or anything you may need. There is a good selection of fresh fruit and cookies for breakfast and you can order omelettes, scrambled eggs, beans, vegetables and a lot more. We even had lunch and dinner here most of the time and were quite happy with that! Some nights we went to other restaurants right on the beach, like "Obama" (about a 15 minute walk from Simba). In some of these restaurants you have to reserve a table the day before you want to come. It's nice to "go out to eat" once in a while and at Simba Beach you have that option as there are other restaurants close by. On our last day we were really sad to go, it had been a wonderful holiday! I can recommend Simba Beach to anyone, especially if you are not looking for a big hotel with lots of people and constant animation but a nice family run place where you can relax and enjoy your vacation! Thank you for everything, Chantal, Marco and everyone else at Simba Beach!!

Binta User Profile
December 2014
I spent a lovely moment. Everything was wonderful (the staff, the place, the food). It's a peace of heaven, so I recommand it!

Thilo User Profile
September 2013
Chantal & Marco are wonderful people and it has been a real pleasure to stay with them. Their place is just beautiful, right on a stunning beach, in comfortable, naturally cool rooms which provide all the necessary things while leaving out costly junk (aircon, mini-bar). It's just a nice little community out there with little kids, dogs and a few young travellers which will make you feel welcome and relaxed the moment you arrive. Their food is also very tasty (try the African dishes!!) and Chantal will generally do everything possible to fulfill your every wish. Thank you so much for a splendid week guys, hope to come back soon or see you around somewhere else!

Kate User Profile
August 2013
Wow!! You've found it!! If you are at the point of checking the reviews for this place then you have just struck gold! This place is sheer heaven in every way imaginable. We arrived late at night and were greeted by a very warm and friendly Chantal and Marco, they showed us to our stunning rooms (which are basically on the beach) and brought 4 cold beers to us instantly! Chantal is a wonderful host, chilled out but there whenever you would like or need anything. The whole place had a really safe feel to it- they have a security guard at night too. All members of staff are warm and friendly, the chefs little girls were around and were so lovely, we felt part of the family. Kiwengwa is a real village in Zanzibar, this made our stay so much better, this is not a mass marketed resort, it's real life and you're supporting The local economy. The sea was stunning- I've never seen anything like it. We loved going for an evening swim! There's a friendly local bar about a 5 min walk up the beach, everything felt safe. You don't get any hassle at the b&b from the local 'beach boys' Zeus (one of the dogs sees to that) but no one comes up to you when you're relaxing, however if you go for a walk be prepared to just say no thanks! Be careful of Captain Nelson Mandella, who says he can book you trips etc- don't do it- we did and he'd basically set up his own version of the Safari Blue trip but charged us the same amount and made us think we were booking the official trip, also the driver he sent us with didn't have the correct tourist permit, so we had some unpleasant stops at the police checks. Just book everything through Chantal, which is what we should've done. We loved it so so much at Simba beach and will be recommending it to everyone we know- such incredible value for sheer luxury! Thank you so so much Chantal and Marco. We look forward to coming back soon!Kate & friends xxxxxx

Kristopher User Profile
July 2013
Absolutely amazing! Chantal and Marco were extremely helpful and provided such an comfortable environment. Along with the beautiful white sand beach, three extremely friendly (and child-safe) dogs greeted us each morning upon stepping outside. The mosquito net windowless windows were ideal for letting the cool air in. It's also good to note that Chantal and Marco are very eco-minded and care about the local community as well. This was very nice to hear as well! For some people, I guess not having an internet connection may be a downside, but there is free wifi at a bar within 5 minutes walking distance. For us, being disconnected for a few days was wonderful!! Thank you again Chantal and Marco!

Soroush User Profile
July 2013
Simba Beach Resort is a great place to stay in Zanzibar. The beach is superb and the accommodation is clean. The staff are very friendly and Chantal works hard to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Simba Beach Resort has a definite Italian taste to it and you will enjoy both cultures of Zanzibar and Italy when you stay at this place.

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We are a young couple, and have been living in Zanzibar for over 10 years, we know the local reality well and love the island and the people. After years of experience in the hospitality business on the Spices Island, we decided to take it a step further and set up our own B&B.

This is not the usual commercial resort, we interact with the locals and try to participate to their life as much as possible, while providing our guests with all the comforts and facilities they would expect.
If you are not travel into lodges and want to experience the local culture, discover the real Zanzibar and its traditions, and if your idea of travel is to relax and explore at the same time, then this is the place for you.

In our family-run guest-house will make you feel at home and
will personally take care of any aspect of your holiday.

We speak Italian, Ensligh, Spanish and Swahili.
We have three dogs, Chapati, Zeus and Bacco and they are very friendly, love walking along the beach, and they are our security team with a security guard at night, so it's very safe!

Simba Beach is a charming guest house right on Kiwengwa beach on the east coast of the island.

Marco ed io viviamo a Zanzibar da oltre 7 anni, e dopo una lunga esperienza nel turismo abbiamo deciso di proporre un modo diverso per trascorrere le proprie vacanze. Infatti, la nostra guest house si basa sull'idea di vivere a pieno il luogo che ci ospita e di conoscere in prima persona la realtà locale, ma soprattutto vuole essere un'alternativa al turismo di massa.

Al Simba Beach conoscerete la Simba Family, e vi assicuro che vi sentirete come se foste a casa vostra, con la differenza che sarete cullati dal dolce suono delle onde del mare e guardando fuori dalla vostra camera rimarrete colpiti dalla magica atmosfera africana, dai colori dell'Oceano Indiano e dalla sabbia bianca e fine come farina...

Oltre a noi, conoscerete i nostri collaboratori, ai quali siamo legati da anni di amicizia, le loro mogli e i loro bellissimi bambini, tutti sempre pronti a soddisfare ogni aspetto della vostra vacanza...
Infine, ci sono anche Chapati, Zeus e Bacco, i nostri cani da guardia, da compagnia e da passeggio :) e le tre scimmiette Gigi, Sona e Roky!!!

Viaggiare è un'esperienza unica, arricchisce l'anima e lascia dentro ognuno di noi ricordi indelebili.
Africa. Una parola. Un continente. Mille emozioni e sensazioni tutte insieme che rimarranno sempre dentro il cuore di chi l'ha conosciuta e vissuta. Vi faremo scoprire la vera realtà di Zanzibar, perchè quest'isola particolare e magica non è fatta solo di spiagge e tramonti, ma soprattutto è la cultura cosmopolita che da secoli la caratterizza e che la rende tutt'oggi la Perla dell'Oceano Indiano!

Per una viaggio fatto su misura per le esigenze di ognuno, Vi daremo tutti i consigli e le "dritte" per scoprire questo luogo cosi' lontano, ma così vicino ai nostri cuori...

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