One of the best-designed hotels in Zanzibar, Kilindi is the kind of luxury retreat difficult to find not only in Tanzania but throughout the whole of East Africa.
Kilindi Zanzibar is located in a stunning bay, surrounded by a white coral beach, and its fifteen spacious pavilions are comfortably spread out on gentle hills.
In harmony with Africa
Each pavilion features of a shaded Barraza, sun terrace, swimming pool and a huge ‘wet’ room that includes a rain shower. The pavilion’s domed ceilings gracefully flow into the soft lines of snow-white walls.
To create Kilindi Zanzibar, Architect Neil Rocher (who is also known for the Chongwe River House in Zambia) combined African simplicity with European influences.
Local elements, such as woven baskets and carved window frames mix well with classic colonial touches: wide wooden porches or upholstered chairs, while the long hotel bar is furnished with high chairs made of polished dark wood.
The Kilindi Zanzibar aesthetics seem perfectly aligned with its eco-philosophy.
The guest pavilions are naturally cooled by the sea breeze. Pools and streams of fresh rainwater are part of an innovative recycling system: water collected from the conical roofs is stored in the villa to cool it and provide water for showers, toilets, and basins.
The architect surrounded villas by gardens and made the best use of the natural terrain to ensure great views of the bay from the bedroom.
For body and soul
The hotel’s iconic infinity pool is the focal point of much for the hotel facilities. There is the Kilindi Spa with Turkish Hamman and the hotel restaurant with a dining terrace that overlooks the T-shaped pool.
Growing a reputation as one of the best in East Africa, the restaurant places emphasis on fresh local products, often from the Kilindi’s own organic garden. The excellent selection of wines served here is brought from South Africa, Italy, France, and Lebanon.
The restaurant can arrange a candlelight dinner by the pool—a magical experience we remember as one of the highlights of our visit to Kilindi Zanzibar.
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