One Bedroom Makuti Bandas


Two luxury retreats for the budget globetrotter. Made from a natural palm material called makuti, these airy, spacious double rooms with ensuite bathrooms offer all the best of Upendo. Wake to the whisper of the ocean breeze and the kiss of African sunshine – the day only gets better from there. Enjoy a steaming cup of Zanzibari coffee, a hot shower and stunning views, and savour the elegance only our bespoke hotel experience can provide.

From Zuci, the ground level room, you’ll enjoy easy access to the rest of our stunning grounds, and partial views of the unparalleled Michamvi beaches. Choose Kamin, our first floor room, and ease into island time with beautiful beach views and peaceful mornings. Here you will find the intimate, relaxed island escape you’ve been seeking.

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    Karibu Kamin
    Ensuite Banda
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    Bathroom Bliss
    Locally Produced Amenities
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    Zuci & Kamin
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    Comfort and Detail
  • Zuci
    Casual Comfort Ensuite
  • Wardrobe
    Banda Dressing Area
  • Garden View
    Kamin Downstairs Banda
  • Rustic Lux
    Kamin Upstairs Banda


  • 49m sq
  • 7m sq deck space
  • Made from natural palm tree material called ‘Makuti’
  • Ground floor room is Zuci (partial beach views)
  • First floor room is Kamin (beautiful beach views)
  • Set back from the beach front.
  • Glass fronted
  • Airy, spacious double room with large, 6ft x 6ft double bed
  • Own ensuite, mid range luxury bathroom with bathtub & standing shower (Hansgrohe fittings)
  • Safe box, toiletries, kikois & beach towels included
  • Main pool & restaurant facilities

These 1 bed retreats are a more rustic option for couples and adventurers wanting simple comfort on a budget.


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