Kenya & Beyond Safaris
Moi Avenue, CBD
P.O. Box 4623-00200, Nairobi - Kenya
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.
The accommodation on offer is various. There are 28 standard (Garden) rooms. These are located some distance back from the ocean front and beach and do not offer attractive views as the resort lies between them and the sea. These lower priced rooms are basic but pleasant. All are en suite with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe and telephone. Note that water in this region often runs brackish for bathing.
Food at Karafuu is good The resort's 3 restaurants mean there is plenty of choice. Breakfast is not exciting but is filling and fresh; breads, fruits and pastries with hot options available (eggs and bacon). The included dinner is from an extensive buffet. There are always meat, fish and vegetarian options on offer as well as various salads and desserts. Dinner can be eaten outdoors, but one must be prepared to eat either early or late to secure an al fresco spot. Changing live entertainment accompanies dinner nightly.
The hotel has 89 rooms divided into 3 categories as follows:
All rooms are built as well under "makuti" (palm thatch), walls of coral and all furnished with traditional Zanzibar furniture. Junior Suites: All sea facing with spectacular front sea view. They are situated along the beach front under a beautiful palm grove or on a small hill comprising of: entrance through private garden, ample bedroom, dressing room, bathroom in Carrara marble, front sea view verandah with 2 wooden chaises-lounges and table and one soft local sofa, mosquito net, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair dryer, telephone, minibar, tea/coffee maker and safe box.
Cottages: They are situated on a gentle slope just behind the junior suites in the second row. Most of then offer partial view of the sea through the lush palm tree tops and comprise: entrance through private garden, ample bedrooms, dressing room, bathroom in carrara marble breathtaking view verandah with 2 chaises-lounges and table, mosquito net, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair dryer, telephone and minibar.
Superior rooms: They are positioned at the top of the slope in the lush green gardens. They are comprising of: bedroom, wardrobe, bathroom, garden view verandah with 2 chaises-lounges and table, mosquito net, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hot and cold running water, hair dryer, telephone and minibar. All have easy access to the beach.
Special features: Beautiful Beach
There is a choice of 3 restaurants and 2 bars:
CONFERENCE FACILITIES: 2 conference rooms: one air-conditioned one with a capacity of about 150 seats and another with a capacity of about 30 seats. Tea bar service available at a charge.
In 2002, Joash Were who has been instrumental in start up of many companies within Kenya and Beyond thought of it wisely that it was time to start up something tourism related. He had worked at great places. Bearing in mind that all the progressive people talk “WE” and not I, he has brought together a great team who are professional in their own rights.