Kilindi Zanzibar

Kilindi Zanzibar

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
View of dhows and Kilindi Zanzibar’s sunbeds on the beach

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.

Luxury accommodation on Zanzibar
Kilindi Zanzibar bedroom
Zanzibar accommodation
Bathroom with a view
Zanzibar accommodation with private pool
The rooms all have private pools

Kilindi Spa

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
Scuba diving
Jet skiing and water skiing
Deep-sea fishing
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 RatesPer person sharingSingle room
Mid Season:
1st March to 30th April 2023
1st to 31st May 2023Closed
Mid Season:
1st to 30th June 2023
High Season:
1st July to 31st August 2023
Mid Season:
1st September to 21st December 2023
Festive Season:
22nd December 2023 to 3rd January 2024

Rates Include:
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%
These include:
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.

Wedding Packages

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

Zanzibar honeymoon package
Romantic Sunset Dinner

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

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