Villa & Restaurant

3 Rooms

Massage Services

Kids Welcome

Offsite Dive Facilities

 

Upendo Private Villa sits right on a secluded beach in the area of Michamvi Pingwe (south east coast of Zanzibar), overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

It is the epitome of rustic luxury, in a stunning, unique location from which to enjoy the very best that Zanzibar has to offer.

Upendo Villa is ideal for visitors who are looking for all the services of a good hotel, coupled with the comforts and flexibility of a private home with all the modern comforts you could wish for.

Upendo Private Villa sits right on a secluded beach in the area of Michamvi Pingwe (south east coast of Zanzibar), overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

It is the epitome of rustic luxury, in a stunning, unique location from which to enjoy the very best that Zanzibar has to offer.

Upendo Villa is ideal for visitors who are looking for all the services of a good hotel, coupled with the comforts and flexibility of a private home with all the modern comforts you could wish for.

Upendo Villa at a Glance

  • 3 spacious bedrooms: a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with unique bath tub & rain shower, and two further bedrooms both with beautiful garden rain shower bathrooms.
  • if required, a 4th en-suite bedroom is also available in a separate beach-facing room with en-suite bathroom near to Upendo Villa (additional charge)
  • a large 15 x 8m ‘clubhouse’ pool at the onsite restaurant and lounge area
  • a lovely private plunge pool on the huge deck overlooking the beach
  • spacious open plan living and dining room with beach views
  • fully equipped kitchen with complimentary tea & fresh coffee making facilities, a large fridge freezer stocked with beverages and wines of choice for your stay
  • beautifully designed bathrooms with bath tubs and European standard rain showers
  • large sundeck overlooking the beach and the ocean
  • full onsite management
  • wireless Internet
  • laundry service (extra charge)
  • private staff

Upendo Villa at a Glance

  • 3 spacious bedrooms: a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with unique bath tub & rain shower, and two further bedrooms both with beautiful garden rain shower bathrooms.
  • if required, a 4th en-suite bedroom is also available in a separate beach-facing room with en-suite bathroom near to Upendo Villa (additional charge)
  • a large 15 x 8m ‘clubhouse’ pool at the onsiite restaurant and lounge area
  • a lovely private plunge pool on the huge deck overlooking the beach
  • spacious open plan living and dining room with beach views
  • fully equipped kitchen with complimentary tea & fresh coffee making facilities, a large fridge freezer stocked with beverages and wines of choice for your stay
  • beautifully designed bathrooms with bath tubs and European standard rain showers
  • large sundeck overlooking the beach and the ocean
  • full onsite management
  • wireless Internet
  • laundry service (extra charge)
  • private staff

Features

Upendo Villa has been beautifully crafted by local craftsman (using local materials wherever possible). The roofs are made of woven palm leaves and the overall design is contemporary, making a wonderful compliment of two very different styles. Like the house, the furniture was designed by the owner and is made from coconut wood, with matting made by the local Woman’s Association in Stone Town. This all adds atmosphere and gives inspiring personal touches.

A small team looks after the guests. They help to make the retreat an unforgettable experience for those who stay there. The private staff includes: housekeeper, gardener and security guard.

Features

Upendo Villa has been beautifully crafted by local craftsman (using local materials wherever possible). The roofs are made of woven palm leaves and the overall design is contemporary, making a wonderful compliment of two very different styles. Like the house, the furniture was designed by the owner and is made from coconut wood, with matting made by the local Woman’s Association in Stone Town. This all adds atmosphere and gives inspiring personal touches.

A small team looks after the guests. They help to make the retreat an unforgettable experience for those who stay there. The private staff includes: housekeeper, gardener and security guard.

Food

Upendo has an onsite beachfront restaurant & lounge bar area, where the cuisine focuses on all the fresh ingredients Zanzibar has to offer: fresh sea food, including crab, lobsters, prawns, fish, tropical fruit, and the famous Zanzibar spices & herbs. (Delicious vegetarian options are also available.)

Guests staying at Upendo Private Villa can select from the following package options:

  • B&B option includes:
    Full a la carte Breakfast; fully serviced: villa host & housekeeping; complimentary tea and coffee facility; basic laundry; high speed wifi
  • Full Board option includes:
    Full a la carte breakfast, lunch and 3-course dinner; fully serviced: butler & housekeeping; complimentary tea and coffee facility; drinking water and sodas; basic laundry; high speed wifi

Those staying in the smaller double beach room Makuti are serviced fully at the restaurant. However, this room can also be sold as a package with the villa when a group requires 4 double rooms… in which case everyone can be served meals within the villa on the large 10 seater dining table!

The staff at Upendo like to offer their guests full flexibility on meal times, aiming at giving a tailor made stay. Book the full board option and you can learn to cook Swahili dishes with your chef!

Food

Upendo has an onsite beachfront restaurant & lounge bar area, where the cuisine focuses on all the fresh ingredients Zanzibar has to offer: fresh sea food, including crab, lobsters, prawns, fish, tropical fruit, and the famous Zanzibar spices & herbs. (Delicious vegetarian options are also available.)

Guests staying at Upendo Private Villa can select from the following package options:

  • B&B option includes:
    Full a la carte Breakfast; fully serviced: villa host & housekeeping; complimentary tea and coffee facility; basic laundry; high speed wifi
  • Full Board option includes:
    Full a la carte breakfast, lunch and 3-course dinner; fully serviced: butler & housekeeping; complimentary tea and coffee facility; drinking water and sodas; basic laundry; high speed wifi

Those staying in the smaller double beach room Makuti are serviced fully at the restaurant. However, this room can also be sold as a package with the villa when a group requires 4 double rooms… in which case everyone can be served meals within the villa on the large 10 seater dining table!

The staff at Upendo like to offer their guests full flexibility on meal times, aiming at giving a tailor made stay. Book the full board option and you can learn to cook Swahili dishes with your chef!

Activities

  • Snorkelling at Mnemba Atoll is included in your rate. (However, there is a U$3 conservation fee per person, as you will snorkel in a conservation area.) Admire the vast variety and volume of marine wildlife and enjoy a scenic trip through the lagoon in one of the traditional boats
  • All levels of divers have the opportunity to explore the underworld of Mnemba Atoll, and both recreational and training dives can be arranged
  • Local fishing in Ngalawa (traditional boats) and deep sea fishing takes you beyond the reef to deeper waters where you will be surrounded by shoals of different species of fish
  • Sea kayaking, Snorkelling equipment, beach bats, kite and Frisbee are all available at the Matemwe water sports house next door, and are free of charge
  • Spice Tours, Historical City Tours, Shopping Tours and Jozani Forest to visit the Red Colobus Monkeys, as well as Dolphin
  • Excursions at Kizimkazi are just some of the many tours that can be organized
  • Guided reef walks are available on request and subject to tide
  • Walks to the local village and the fish market are lead by a local guide
  • The ‘Escape to Infinity’ trip to a secluded sandbank is an ideal getaway. It includes breakfast, brunch or lunch, depending on the tides and time of day, a bottle of sparkling wine, snorkelling, sailing in a traditional Dhow boat and enough time to enjoy the heavenly isolation. (Extra charge)

Activities

  • Snorkelling at Mnemba Atoll is included in your rate. (However, there is a U$3 conservation fee per person, as you will snorkel in a conservation area.) Admire the vast variety and volume of marine wildlife and enjoy a scenic trip through the lagoon in one of the traditional boats
  • All levels of divers have the opportunity to explore the underworld of Mnemba Atoll, and both recreational and training dives can be arranged
  • Local fishing in Ngalawa (traditional boats) and deep sea fishing takes you beyond the reef to deeper waters where you will be surrounded by shoals of different species of fish
  • Sea kayaking, Snorkelling equipment, beach bats, kite and Frisbee are all available at the Matemwe water sports house next door, and are free of charge
  • Spice Tours, Historical City Tours, Shopping Tours and Jozani Forest to visit the Red Colobus Monkeys, as well as Dolphin
  • Excursions at Kizimkazi are just some of the many tours that can be organized
  • Guided reef walks are available on request and subject to tide
  • Walks to the local village and the fish market are lead by a local guide
  • The ‘Escape to Infinity’ trip to a secluded sandbank is an ideal getaway. It includes breakfast, brunch or lunch, depending on the tides and time of day, a bottle of sparkling wine, snorkelling, sailing in a traditional Dhow boat and enough time to enjoy the heavenly isolation. (Extra charge)

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?

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Upendo Villa

Further Notes

A beautiful home away from home, Upendo Villa is set at a beautiful beach. The style is a great mix between European and rustic Swahili style. The veranda is just an invitation for lazy afternoons in the sun. We feel that The Upendo restaurant next door, with the amazing infinity pool right there, just adds to the stylish chilled atmosphere. The food is great.

Ready for an unforgettable holiday?