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    Infinity Pool

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    Zanzi Bar

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    View of Resort

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    Restaurant

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    Resort by Night

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    Reception

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    Pool

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    Around the Resort

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"Awaken your senses" at Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa. Winner of Tanzania's Leading Resort 2011, Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa is equipped with conference rooms, games and aesthetics, gardens and swimming pool to have a memorable stay.

Located in Pingwe on the north-east peninsula of Zanzibar, this large four star resort offers comfortable and hassle free accommodation on the Indian Ocean without the worries that a trip to Africa can arouse. The hotel offers half-board, full-board or all-inclusive packages.

Karafuu Room Types


Villas

2 Villas, situated along the white sandy beachfront under the palm-grove with a spectacular view. Entrance through a private garden and direct to an ample living room. Each villa has two separates bedrooms with dressing room, one large living room, two bathrooms and its own private pool. They are fully equipped with mosquito nets, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and Wi-fi connection (it can allow max 6 pax).

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Suite Rooms (3 Units)

3 Suite rooms, situated along the beachfront under a beautiful palm-grove with a spectacular view. Entrance through a private garden and direct to an ample living room with two sofas and living corner, one big bedroom, dressing room, bathroom, front sea view veranda with 2 wooden chaises-lounges, table, one soft local sofa and a private external shower. The Suite is provided with mosquito nets, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and Wi-fi connection. (it can allow max 3 pax).

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Junior Suite Rooms (26 Units)

26 Junior Suites rooms all sea facing with spectacular front sea view. They are situated along the beachfront under a beautiful palm-grove or on a small hill and comprising: entrance through private garden, ample bedroom, dressing room, bathroom in Carrara marble, front sea view veranda with 2 wooden chaises-lounges, table and one soft local sofa, mosquito net, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and Wi-fi connection. (it can allow max 4 pax).

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Cottage Rooms (40 Units)

40 Cottage rooms, on a gentle slope just behind the junior suites in the second raw. Most of them offer a partial view of the sea through the lush palm tree tops and comprise: entrance through private garden, ample bedroom, dressing room, bathroom in Carrara marble, veranda with 2 chaises-lounges and table, mosquito net, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and Wi-fi connection. (it can allow max 4 pax).

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Bondeni Rooms (20 Units)

20 Bondeni rooms, completely new built inside “Bondeni area” which includes pool restaurant, pool bar and air-conditioned fitness centre. Located at the top of the slope in the lush tropical gardens all facing the new “bondeni swimming pool” all rooms have same dimensions of the Garden rooms and some of them have double veranda. Each Bondeni Pool room is fully equipped with mosquito nets, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and Wi-fi connection. (it can allow max 3 pax).

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Garden Rooms (28 Units)

28 Garden room, are positioned at the top of the slope in the lush tropical gardens. They are comprising: bedroom, wardrobe, bathroom, garden view veranda with 2 chaises-lounges and table, mosquito net, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair-dryer, telephone, television, minibar tea/coffee maker and safe box and Wi-fi connection. (it can allow max 3 pax).

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Karafuu Facilities


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Karafuu Restaurants & Bars

The Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa offers a wide choice of restaurants, where the food quality is well known to our guests and strongly recommended.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in theme nights, or enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach or on our floating restaurant.

Restaurants

MARIKITI- the main restaurant: enjoy generous portions of our international buffet, letting your eyes wander on the extraordinary colors of the Indian Ocean. (Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner)

BONDENI- inside the pool Bondeni: placed into a more private area of the resort, in the middle of a tropical garden, offers generous breakfast buffet and "à la carte" lunch and dinner.

EATALIAN- restaurant / pizzeria to enjoy a delicious pizza or tasty dishes on the menu. (Open for lunch and dinner)

GRAND BLEU- our tasteful restaurant "à la carte", offers fish specialties and seafood, as well as a breathtaking view of the sea. (Open only for dinner)

MASAI VILLAGE- faithful reconstruction of a real Masai village within the resort,  offers, twice a week, traditional Swahili and Masai dinners, with folk dances and performances by local artists. (Open for dinner - 2 times per week)

FLOATING RESTAURANT- located 200 meters from the coast in front of Kae Beach, this unique restaurant offers "à la carte" menu with shellfish and lobsters. (Open for dinner only on request and with favorable weather conditions)

Bars

ZANZI ... BAR- our main cocktail bar where you can enjoy a cocktail and relax listening to good music in a comfortable veranda.

POOL BAR- built in the beautiful main pool, you can sit sipping your drink directly into the water.

BONDENI BAR- in the most private area Bondeni, a wonderful pool bar where you can enjoy a delicious tropical cocktail.

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Sport & Leisure at Karafuu

Diving Center

Our local divemasters have thousands of dives in the area, and will guide certified divers to the absolute best spots. We are blessed with loads of both green and hawksbill turtles, octopus hiding in every crack and crevice, morays hunting along the reef, marble rays and lots more. if you are really lucky you might even come face to face with a pod of dolphins.

If you have never tried diving before or you are interested in some of our more advanced courses, our professional instructors will make sure to give you the best possible introduction to scuba diving or advance your current dive skills to new levels. We are a recognized PADI dive center and offer most courses from introductory courses through divemaster and specialties.

All of our equipment is being thoroughly serviced and maintained, and we offer the cleanest air to make sure your dive is safe and comfortable. Should you decide to bring your own equipment, you will receive a 10 percent discount of the prices listed for diving. (Reg and BCD minimum) We also accommodate DIN fittings for your convenience.

For non-divers we arrange fantastic snorkel boat trips to the local coral reef. This is an awesome opportunity to enjoy an impressive range of colorful fish and corals. A must do when visiting Karafuu.

Excursions

Prison Island

Depart from the hotel at 8:30 am and arrival in Forodhani Gardens at 10 am, where you board a boat to go to Prison Island, where you can see the tortoises who are over 200 years old, and visit the Prison, where prisoners used to be kept, but it is now invalid, though there is a beautiful beach where you can relax, get a suntan, snorkel and after a relaxing tour, with a professional guide, get back into your boat and drive back to the hotel to arrive at 2 pm.

Note: - Half day excursion and lunch not included.

Jozani forest

The trip is taking you to see the Red Columbus Monkey. You will see them very close to playing together. There are really funny. You will also enjoy the mangrove and the medicinal forest.

Note: - Half day excursion.

City Tour

Zanzibar, the island which is full of mystery, and charm not mentioning the generosity and warmth of the Zanzibarian people.

Visit the city and experience for yourself the true culture of the Zanzibarian. Depart the hotel at 8:30 am in the morning, arriving in the city at 10 am, where you can visit the famous House of Wonder, the Sultan Palace, the Old Museum, the Old Market, whereby you can haggle with the local people in buying the various fruits available at the market, the Cathedral Church and the Old Dispensary. Then walk through the famous alleys of Zanzibar, intermingling with the local people, with the aroma of coffee and spices behind you and you can also do shopping in the numerous shops that are available in the Stone Town. Drive through the countryside of Zanzibar, and return to the hotel at 2:00 pm.

Spice / City Tour

Depart from the hotel and drive through the countryside of Zanzibar, arriving at the ancient Sultan Baths at Kidichi. Here the sultans concubines used to bathe and relax. From there drive to the plantations, where you can sample the various spices that are grown and which are the # 1 export of Zanzibar. And of course the reason Zanzibar is originally famous as The Spice Island. You also sample the fruits that are in abundance at the farms, some very exotic and very tasty.

Experience the city & the true culture of Zanzibar!

Visit the famous House of Wonders, the Sultan Palace, the Old Museum and the Old Market where you can shop for various fruits and spices. You will also see the Cathedral Church and the Old Dispensary. Walk through the famous alleys of Zanzibar, intermingling with the local people and enjoying the aroma of coffee and spices around you. You can also visit the numerous shops that are available in Stone Town. Drive back to the Hotel through the countryside of Zanzibar.

Safari Blue

You will leave from the beach of Karafuu hotel, boarding a local zanzibari boat (Ngalawa) to sail towards Kae. You will be welcomed on the beach with a local cocktail (Madafu) and a tempting seafood barbecue including lobsters and prawns. Furthermore, depending on the tide, you can enjoy a leisurely ride by boat to the mangrove swamp where you can take pictures of the different kinds of birds and then ride back to the shore. You will lie on the beach, get a suntan or read a book. Relax, enjoy the sound of the waves and watch the sunset.

You will admire and enjoy the sunset while boarding a local boat (Ngalawa), which will carry you on the Floating restaurant. At your arrival, taste your local drink "Madafu" and enjoy your seafood and lobsters dinner!

Dolphins Tour

This tour takes you to Kizimkazi along the south west coast of Zanzibar. After a short briefing concerning the behaviour of the dolphins we will proceed to the dolphin grounds. See big schools of friendly dolphins and you will normally get to play and swim with them. An unforgettable experience!

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Karafuu Spa

Above the cliff of Karafuu hotel's premises, on top of the long white sandy beach of Pingwe bay, you'll find the tranquil world of SAMAWATI Spa.

Here, serene ocean view treatments rooms and relaxation lounge, indoor Hydro baths and emotional showers, await guests.

SAMAWATI Spa has created for its guests a collection of exclusively signature's treatments. Therapies uniquely layers European and Oriental philosophies for an entirely new holistic experience.

Meanwhile, SAMAWATI Spa use exceptionally natural, high quality facial products; anti-stressing aromatherapy oils, revitalizing creams, all to achieve outstanding results in skincare, energy, tranquillity and balance.

Try the benefits of our outdoor Thalasso pool before reclining on a sun bed in the private sun deck and enjoy the Indian ocean vista.

This heaven of calm offers luxurious body treatments and skincare in a retreat of aesthetic bliss to revitalise the mind, body and spirit... Awaken your senses.

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At a glance

  • Old traditions meet luxurious finishes and finest quality materials at this traditionally-styled accommodation
  • Value for money incorporating an All Inclusive concept
  • Family friendly resort with kindergarten for children
  • 3 swimming pools plus pool at the spa
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the resort

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