Upendo Private Villa
Zanzibar Coast, Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania
At a Glance
A modern and stylish villa set right on the beachfront
Enjoy the privacy of your own villa whilst being right next door to a wonderful restaurant with large pool for your use
Brilliant views of the Indian Ocean and the famous restaurant 'The Rock'
Wade out to The Rock for evening cocktails
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Situated only 6° south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys ideal vacation weather. Temperatures average between 24°C and 27°C throughout the year with 7-9 hours of sunshine per day.
There are two rainy seasons: Acute, brief showers, lasting about an hour in the morning occur for a couple of weeks during November. The rains last slightly longer in April and May, but even then it does not rain every day. These rains replenish the Island and are often referred to as the “Green Season”.
To start planning your vacation to Upendo Private Villa
Upendo Private Villa is a fabulous new property on a beautiful stretch of beach in Zanzibar, next to the Upendo Restaurant and with access to the pool, restaurant and bar there. Enjoy the services of a boutique hotel in your own private villa retreat.
This stylish three bedroom private villa looks out to the turquoise sea waters and The Rock - the world famous restaurant perched atop a rock in the sea. Situated on the Michamvi peninsula on the south east coast of Zanzibar, Upendo Villa has the most idyllic surroundings. Heavenly views of white powder beach, impressive coral cliffs and coves and perfect crystal water of the India Ocean await guests.
The villa has a very modern loft-like feel to it with high ceilings and open spaces throughout. The main dining and living area opens out onto an expansive deck, allowing for beautiful views of the Indian Ocean from within the villa itself. On the deck there are two bed-sized sun loungers and a large swinging bed and plunge pool.
The enormous master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open out onto a private beach deck and beautiful views. The en-suite bathroom has a two person enormous rain shower as well as spacious plunge tub. The other two bedrooms each have garden views and share a large bathroom.
There are three light and spacious double bedrooms at Upendo Villa each with platform beds, luxurious bedding, over-sized mosquito nets, fans and shuttered windows and doors designed to allow natural ocean breeze ventilation.
Large master bedroom with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open out onto a beach deck with views over the ocean. The en-suite has a two person rain shower and there is a plunge tub for ultimate relaxation.
A ample room with exposed wooden beams, standard elevated bed and private doors leading to your private patio and facing the Upendo Lounge.
A spacious room with exposed wooden beams, private side patio with a view of the ocean and other standard features of Upendo rooms including an elevated bed and custom-made mosquito net.
Private plunge pool, over-sized mosquito nets with fans inside the net, Wi-Fi, Ipod docking station, games. Villa rental comes with a butler, private chef, housekeeper, gardener and security guard. Guests also have the use of the larger club pool next door.
You can snorkel and explore the reefs directly from the beach but snorkeling and diving trips can be arranged on a glass bottom boat. Trips to Stone Town, Prison Island and a visit to the dolphins can either be organized prior to your stay or once you are there. Nearby ocean excursions also include: world-class kite-surfing, deep-sea fishing, dhow sailing, kayaking and tide-pool gazing.
A dhow trip on the coast of Zanzibar
Sailing in a dhow, the traditional sailing boat used in Zanzibar, is the best way to view the island's coastline. Sailing in the late evening to watch the sun set is the best time of day and is wonderfully romantic.
A historic walk through Stone Town
Visit Zanzibar Towns old quarter, Stone Town on the west coast of Zanzibar. Here you will find beautiful architecture and historic buildings dating back to the 19th century, revealing the complex history of Zanzibar and its links with the slave trade.
Diving in Zanzibar
Located off the eastern coast of Africa, in the warm and clear Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is home to some great diving locations. Head to the tiny atolls off the north coast of Zanzibar, or take a trip to its neighboring island of Pemba.
Explore Jozani Forest
Escape the beach for an afternoon by visiting Jozani Forest in the center of Zanzibar, home to the endemic and rare Kirk's colobus monkeys.
Kitesurfing in Zanzibar
Zanzibar offers an abundance of Kitesurfing opportunities across its clear and warm waters. Visit the east coast of Zanzibar for a range of Kitesurfing centers and seek-out a new adrenaline rush.
Shopping in Stone Town
Stone Town, Zanzibar Town's old quarter, has an abundance of local shops selling a wide variety of antiques, textiles, and jewelry. Spend a whole day wondering through the narrow streets and pick up some truly unique finds.
With the Spice Islands named as they are you cannot visit this particular part of the world and not delve into its history by taking a Spice Tour on the island.
Location & directions
Zanzibar Coast, Zanzibar and the coast, Tanzania
Upendo Private Villa is situated on a beautiful stretch of beach on the east coast of the island of Zanzibar and a 60-minute drive from Stone Town International Airport.
How to get there
8-hour 30-minute international flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and then a short flight to Zanzibar followed by a 60-minute private road transfer to Upendo Private Villa.