Hodi Hodi Zanzibar
Dua House and the Pool The Bar at Hodi Hodi
Dua House and the Pool
The Bar at Hodi Hodi

Hodi Hodi Zanzibar

A little restaurant .. a gorgeous beach .. a plunge pool.. home from home .. good times. An ocean of calm away from the real world, Zanzibar is intoxicating – and Hodi Hodi is a beachside sanctuary for small parties of people who want to celebrate, unwind and relax.

The HODI HODI philosophy is about responsible tourism and providing an authentic and sustainable experience.
We buy locally and we reduce and recycle.
Our waste is collected by donkey cart.
We use water and power with care.
We leave shells on the beach, and try to make a very light, bare footprint.

Our food has inspirations from Spain, India and the Middle East, but is all sourced from the islands, and set in a pallet of Zanzibari spices.

All our staff and suppliers are from the nearby village of Kilima Juu and the small primary school receives learning gifts from our guests.
We dress demurely in the village and towns in respect of the local Muslim traditions.




The atmosphere is easy-going : An honesty bar, serve-yourself hot beverages, cocktail hour, free WIFI and a barbeque for guests' use.  A plunge pool with a coconut island suits adults and children. 

The set food menu changes daily so is local and fresh, combining traditional and international modern cuisine. Dining is alfresco.

Need to Know

Staff all come from the nearby village.  HODI HODI supports various community projects and has been assessed as a member of Responsible Tourism Tanzania.  

The creator / owner / manager of HODI HODI is Julia Bishop, East African born and raised, and long-time supporter of sustainable tourism.


Perfect for a few days relaxing after a safari in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

We are in the Marine Conservation Area of Mnemba Island and so boat trips for Diving and Snorkelling are available with reputable companies.  The reef is pristine and the fishlife excellent - with dolphin and turtles seen regularly and humpback whales passing by during the migration season.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Activities include diving or snorkelling the nearby marine reserve of Mnemba atoll, walking the 10kms of unspoiled beach, kitesurfing, fishing, massages, or island exploring.


2 dining bandas - for 8 people each.

Small bar and plunge pool.

Safe in office.

Wheelchair access.

No air conditioning - natural breeze

All rooms are less than 10 metres from the sea and have beach views


'Hodi Hodi' is the traditional Swahili greeting when arriving as a guest at the house of a friend.  The answer is always Welcome - 'Karibu'.

HODI HODI is also a new property on the stunning Matemwe Beach in Zanzibar. 

7 rooms in 3 separate beach houses offer combinations of single, double, twin, family and group accommodation for up to 18 people.

Privacy as well as exclusivity allow HODI HODI to be a romantic hideaway, an ideal après-safari wind-down, an extended family celebration gathering spot, or a fun venue for a tailor-made private beach party.

All rooms are built in a simple natural style only 6 metres from the sand, taking advantage of sea breezes and views.  Room rates are in the range of $195 - $300 B+B


Seed Level Responsible Tourism Tanzania Certification


Closed for the rainy seasons -  April 15 to June 15 and Nov 1 to Nov 30.

Average StayAverage Stay

4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Double Room $195

Family Suite $260

Villa sleeping 6 : $650

Prices all B+B.

Suppliments apply August and December

Children PolicyChild Policy

No cots or high chairs available but children welcome

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