Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is on a quiet white beach on the northwest coast of Zanzibar Island. Nestled among a lush forested area, it overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers the ultimate in seclusion and romance for lovers. Kilindi Zanzibar is a rarity in the world of luxury boutique hotels. Originally designed for Benny Andersson (one of the members of the 1970s pop group ABBA) Kilindi is a true blend of the very best of diverse cultures to be found in Tanzania and on its adjacent island of Zanzibar.
Kilindi achieves the perfect marriage between Scandinavian minimalism and the dramatic architectural overtones of Middle Eastern heritage, whilst encouraging an open, ‘back-to-nature’ ambiance throughout. The main building has wide archways designed to capture the sea breezes that lead through to a terrace overlooking the beach. There is a spacious bar with a waterfall feature and an indoor/outdoor dining area. The bar overlooks a large 25-meter infinity pool and the ocean.
Dining options include romantic dinners on the beach, by the pool, among the gardens, and room service. Kilindi’s delectable cuisine uses the freshest seafood caught that day, and an organic garden provides fresh crisp ingredients.
Kilindi Zanzibar is a couples-only property (Min. age 16 years). Family groups can be accommodated only when Kilindi is booked on a fully exclusive basis.
Kilindi Zanzibar is about an hour and a quarter drive from Zanzibar Airport (Abeid Amani Karume International Airport). There are many international airlines flying here and regional flights for add-ons to your safari.
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Kilindi Zanzibar Accommodation
The accommodation at Kilindi Zanzibar is fringed by casuarina trees and set on a magnificent private beach of pure white sand. It offers luxurious accommodations in 15 x domed pavilion-style villas, spread across lush tropical gardens. Each stunning air-conditioned villa has a private plunge pool with water features and a waterfall. The spacious (220m2) villas have an ensuite bathroom. A separate but extraordinary ‘rainfall’ shower room is annexed to each of the Pavilion rooms. These same showers provide not only a spectacular view of the Ocean but the liberating sensation of being ‘at one with nature’.
A dedicated butler will offer you a wide selection of places to enjoy your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And should guests wish to leave the oasis of tranquility and calm of their private Pavilion, the butler can help, advise and arrange the many activities and excursions that the island can offer.
In each of the Pavilion suites, white wooden-slatted shutters embrace wide-arched glassless windows each affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. This openness allows the gentle ocean breeze to waft throughout each of the rooms and carries with it the delightful soundtrack of Kilindi’s colorful birdlife. Any stay at Kilindi will be a delight for the senses.
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of the property in the tropical gardens is the Kilindi Spa. Reflecting its picturesque island setting, inspired by the natural elements, the spa offers a range of treatments. All in a serene and elegant setting in order to improve well-being and enhance relaxation.
Activities Around Kilindi And Zanzibar
The sea life of Zanzibar is bountiful and diverse. Guests can enjoy daily boat trips, scuba, and snorkeling to get a glimpse of the dolphins, copious fish, and vivid corals that thrive in Zanzibar’s waters.
Paddle boards and kayaks (available to guests for free)
These activities are not included in the accommodation rate.
Spa treatments at Kilindi’s own private spa
Jet skiing and water skiing
Catamaran and exotic sunset dhow cruises
The Zanzibar red colobus monkey can be found on a day trip to the Jozani Forest. Endemic only to the archipelago, this endangered primate is a social creature living in family groups of 30-50 individuals.
Stone Town is a UNESCO world heritage site and a place where history still lives. The stone buildings, meandering alleyways, and markets still existing as they have done for centuries make for a fascinating day of sightseeing.
An ancient trading post on the Spice Trade route, Zanzibar has historically produced some of the most desired spices. Nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, and pepper to name a few. Spices are still grown to this day, and it is possible to do a “Spice Tour”, visiting a plantation and learning some of the histories of the trade.
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar Accommodation Rates
|Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar Rates||Per person sharing||Single room|
1st March to 30th April 2023
|1st to 31st May 2023||Closed|
1st to 30th June 2023
1st July to 31st August 2023
1st September to 21st December 2023
22nd December 2023 to 3rd January 2024
All-inclusive rates include accommodation, three meals and drinks*, sun downers, paddle boarding, kayaking, and laundry services.
*excluding champagne, private cellar wines, and premium spirits
Kilindi Zanzibar Accommodation Special Offers
Elewana Circuit Discount
Stay longer at any combination of Elewana Collection properties and get great discounts:
6+ nights: 10%
9+ nights: 15%
12+ nights: 20%
Tarangire Treetops, The Manor at Ngorongoro, Serengeti Migration Camp, Serengeti Pioneer Camp, Kilindi Zanzibar in Tanzania
Loisaba Tented Camp, Loisaba Star Beds, Loisaba Lodo Springs, Lewa Safari Camp, Kifaru House Lewa, Sand River Mara, Elephant Pepper Camp, Tortilis Camp Amboseli, Elsa’s Kopje or AfroChic, Diani Beach in Kenya.
The circuit special excludes stays at Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Limited Time Offers
Get a 30% discount at Kilindi Zanzibar for stays of 4 nights or more
Valid for bookings made by 20th March 2023
For travel from 1st – 30th April 2023 and 1st November – 20th December 2023
Bush and Beach Combination Offer
Get 25% off your accommodation at Kilindi Zanzibar when combined with 3 nights at any Elewana Bush property.
High Season Included! Stay longer (9 nights) and get a 30% discount!
A minimum of a 3-night stay at Kilindi Zanzibar.
Valid until 31st March 2023 for stays until 30th June 2023
Advance Purchase Special Offer
Stay 4+ nights and save 10%, stay 7+ nights and save 15%,
Stay 10+ nights and save 20%
Applicable when combining one or more properties, excluding Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Cannot be combined with any other special offer.
Bookings must be made a minimum of 90 days prior to arrival. All bookings must be paid in full upon booking confirmation.
Subject to availability and blackout dates apply*
Terms & Conditions apply. Valid until 31st December 2023.
*Black out dates: 1st July – 31st October and 20th December – 5th January
All combination stays are valid at:
Tarangire Treetops, The Manor at Ngorongoro, Serengeti Migration Camp, and Serengeti Pioneer Camp.
Long Stay Special Offer
20% discount on accommodation at Kilindi Zanzibar for bookings with a minimum of 5 nights stay plus a 20% discount on Spa treatments
Returning Guest Discount
Returning Guests get an additional 5% discount on their accommodation at any Elewana property plus a 20% discount on Spa treatments*!
Valid until 30th June 2023
*Spa treatments not available in Serengeti or Masai Mara
The ultimate romantic destination, Kilindi is the perfect setting for a special occasion. With a picturesque tropical backdrop and the personal touches of warm African hospitality, guests can relax and enjoy the atmosphere of romance.
Hotel Setup (Up To 10 Guests)
There are two standard packages, Tropical & Bohemian that include:
Civil wedding ceremony with Registrar
Fees for civil wedding and local Zanzibar wedding Certificate
Legalization fees for internationally recognized wedding certificate
Dedicated wedding planner (include two on-site detailed meetings with management, suppliers and hotel team)
Tropical wedding package ceremony decor:
Altar & table with tropical flowers, confetti, chiavari chairs, aisle posts with flowers
Bohemian wedding package ceremony decor:
Bamboo altar & table with ivory chiffon drapery, white roses, rose petals along aisle, confetti, chiavari chairs, aisle posts with flowers
Bridal bouquet to match ceremony set up
Grooms buttonhole to match ceremony set up
Violinist & guitarist duo for two 45 minute sets (pre & post vows)
Tropical Wedding Package cost: $3,000
Bohemian Wedding Package cost: $3,500
Symbolic/non-legal weddings attract a $500 cost saving
Kilindi Zanzibar Honeymoons
This quiet sanctuary has established a reputation as a top couples’ hideaway in Zanzibar.
Kilindi Zanzibar Honeymoon Offer
25% Discount on room booking for a minimum of 4 nights.
20% discount at Kilindi Spa for one treatment per couple between 9 am and 2 pm (later treatments upon availability, excludes retail products)
One-time Henna tattoo treatment for Bride
Honeymoon welcome amenities (flower room decoration, romantic candlelight dinner, romantic turn-down service, bottle of wine).
Offer is valid for bookings and stays until 20th December 2023
*Wedding certificate must be presented at the time of booking (max validity 6 months).
*Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts, only one can be used per booking