Utupoa Lodge, Kaskazi bedroom

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Private room in residential home hosted by Joyce

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Kaskazi, Swahili name for the North East trade wind which blows from December to March, is a lovely, airy, en suite bedroom in the North wing of our main house. As our guests the house will also be all yours to enjoy, its day beds, DSTV, piano, and library.

The space
Nyumba Kubwa means 'Big House' in Swahili. The style is rustic and laidback, ecologically adapted to the East African monsoon climate. We've designed the house around the two great trade winds which blow every year, one from the north for the Kaskazi bedroom and one from the south for the Kusi bedroom.

Leave your wardrobe behind. You'll only need the odd khanga or kikoi.
Here's a place where the sights and sounds of Matemwe Beach compel you to bwaga moyo - to lay down your heart and rest. So, why not mix a cocktail, enjoy a cold beer at our Twende Juu bar, then go upstairs and listen in peace to the rustling all around of palms, or to the low roar of surf crashing onto the distant reef.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Common space
1 hammock

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Backyard
Crib
Dedicated workspace
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Matemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania

The most peaceful and dazzling beach on Zanzibar. On this side of the island, tidal variations determine what happens each day. They might limit your own swimming to the highs, but open up walks to the reef on the lows. We hope that your time with us on this beach, always conscious of the rustling of the East African Talls and the distant roar of the fringing reef, will tune out your worries of the world.

Hosted by Joyce

  1. Joined in October 2012
  • 568 Reviews
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  • Superhost
We first came to Zanzibar while we were expatriates in the Middle East. It was 1992, before electricity, tarmac or cell phone networks. We fell in love with Matemwe and proceeded with the very long process to secure some land, and eventually build a holiday home. When we retired in 2012, instead of going back to Kenya, we decided to make this our main home, but soon realized it was too big and far too precious to keep to ourselves. I’ve since made it into a home that I like to share with others. It makes me happy to welcome guests to experience the fantastic beach, food, hospitality and weather that Zanzibar has to offer. Karibuni Utupoa!
We first came to Zanzibar while we were expatriates in the Middle East. It was 1992, before electricity, tarmac or cell phone networks. We fell in love with Matemwe and proceeded w…

During your stay

As our guests at Utupoa, we invite you also to use our home as your own and, in particular, to join us for breakfast and any other meals, especially dinner at the famous round table. Joyce and I will be around to advise you about transport and tours and anything else you might need to know about the island.
As our guests at Utupoa, we invite you also to use our home as your own and, in particular, to join us for breakfast and any other meals, especially dinner at the famous round tabl…

Joyce is a Superhost

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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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