Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar
Pavilion Room Interior View from a Pavilion room
Pavilion Room Interior
View from a Pavilion room

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar

Kilindi Zanzibar – A true Traveller’s Choice; this quiet sanctuary has established a reputation as the top hideaway in Zanzibar. Originally designed for Benny Andersson – one of the members of the world famous Abba pop music group, it’s fringed by casuarina trees and set on a magnificent beach extending 500 meters. It offers luxurious accommodation in a true blend of Scandinavian minimalism mixed with the dramatic architectural overtones so evident in the Middle East heritage. White wooden-slatted shutters embrace wide-arched glassless windows that afford spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. This 'open-to-nature' approach to Kilindi's design provides the true essence to any stay. Detailed interiors have now been added to subtly enhance those diverse cultural inferences, but without detracting from the 'barefoot appeal' of this traveller's paradise.




We love our guests and the ability to express the magic of Kilindi Zanzibar in our exceptional service and delivery.

Need to Know

Kilindi Zanzibar is predominantly a 'couples/adults only' hotel, catering mainly to couples who wish to enjoy tranquility and privacy but with exceptional dining opportunities and the chance to experience the wonders of the island of Zanzibar.


Kilindi Zanzibar is the perfect way to complete a safari experience in mainland Tanzania. It is offered as an extension by skysafari.com. Kilindi Zanzibar is the perfect way to complete a safari experience in mainland Tanzania &/ Kenya.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The sea life of Zanzibar is bountiful and diverse. Guests can enjoy day boat trips, scuba and snorkelling to get a glimpse of the whales, dolphins, copious fish and vivid corals that thrive in Zanzibar’s waters.

In the lush tropical forest surrounding Kilindi, the Zanzibar red colobus monkey is often spotted. Endemic only to the archipelago, this endangered primate is a social creature living in family groups of 30-50 individuals.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Kilindi Zanzibar will help arrange special activities that include: Scuba diving and snorkeling water skiing, jet skiing, knee boarding, small sailing Catamaran, ringos, and hobie catting, Deep-sea fishing and diving excusiionSpice farm tour Stone Town walking tour Catamaran and exotic sunset dhow cruises Day trips to: Jozani Forest Kizimkazi dolphin spotting


A 'falling water' bar overlooks a large 25-metre infinity pool which itself affords views out across the sparkling warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Dining takes place either on the alfresco terrace or even along the pristine white beach, which runs the length of the property. There is also a Shisha lounge which creates the perfect atmosphere for convivial conversation whilst enjoying the pleasures of aromatic hookah or 'hubbly bubbly'. Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Kilindi’s tropical gardens we invite you to discover Kilindi Spa. Reflecting its picturesque island setting and inspired by the natural elements , the spa offers a range of treatments in a serene and elegant setting to improve well-being and enhance relaxation.


Kilindi offers luxurious accommodation in 15 arch pavilion style villas with unique domed roofs spread across 35 acres of lush tropical gardens. 

Each stunning villa has two private plunge pools that are linked by water features and a waterfall. Breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean, traditional wooden dhows and Tumbatu Island can be seen across the sandy beach and from the T-shaped, 24-metre infinity swimming pool. 

The main building is open at the front through archways to a terrace overlooking the beach. There is a spacious bar with a waterfall feature and an indoor/outdoor dining area. Dining options include romantic dinners on the beach and room service. The kitchen has an organic garden that provides ingredients for meals and an on-site smokery for local fish delicacies. 


  • Safari Awards 3rd Place Finalist for the Most Romantic Safari Property and Beach Safari Spa/Retreat – 2016
  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Sapling rating with Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ) for environment and community responsibility.
  • Safari Awards Winner for Most Romantic Safari Property in Tanzania – 2015
  • Safari Awards 3rd Place Finalist for Best Spa/Retreat in Tanzania 2015
  • Safari Awards 3rd Place Finalist for Most Romantic Safari Property in Africa 2014
  • Nominated for Design et al. Award for Best Boutique Beach Hotel – 2014
  • 7 Star Award for Kilindi – Luxury Boutique Hotel 2013


Open all year round except April and May.

Average StayAverage Stay

The average stay at Kilindi Zanzibar is 5 nights although recently we have noticed a trend toward 7.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

650 USD per person per night based on two people sharing on all inclusive.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Unfortunately children under 16 years are not accepted.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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