House of Changes Resort

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Tunguu Maeli 10, Zanzibar, Tanzania
+255 777 844 417


House of Changes Resort
Sat 9/12
Sun 10/12

Overall guest ratings

4.8/10 OK
based on 2 reviews


  • 12.3 km Jozani Forest
  • 12.9 km Livingstone's House
  • 13.8 km Slave Chambers
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A water tower room with a small sitting room with own bath room set in the 1st Floor located at the Botanic Country Resort, Tunguu, Maeli 10, Zanzibar. Surrounded by nature, trees and small wildlife, set on over 20 acres of virgin land. Quite peaceful countryside surrounded by nature, trees and small wildlife, set on over 20 acres of virgin land. Situated in the heart of Zanzibar, just 14 km good tarmac away from the Stone Town and within easy access of tour routes and the main beaches on all Zanzibar's coasts. Being part of over 20 acres land, our location has small wildlife is plentiful on the plot with a large area reserved for it. Bush Babies, Black Colobus Monkeys and a second type of monkey know as kima, Birdlife, Bushbuck- small, Squirrels, Ferrets, Buku- Giant Bush rat, Python and various snakes, monitor lizard, Butterflies, Praying Mantis, Bats, to mention a few not to forget domestic animals such as cows, goats, chickens and ducks, dogs and cats. We probably are the only ones with such a large variety of wildlife on our plot outside official nature reserve areas such as Chwaka-Jozani. We are located in an almost MOSQUITO FREE environment. and you certainly do not have to worry about any Tsunami. Our gardens welcomes you with the fragrance of the `Queen of the Night´ and is an ideal place for those wishing to totally relax away from all of the days stresses with the natural sounds of bird-life. It is an Oasis, a pit-stop to refresh on the long way to adventures further across the Island. The Botanic Country house has its own seperate garden breakfast lounge, kitchen and B.B.Q under the stars. The Botanic Country House has in the vicinity 2 bars, 2 restaurants, with beers garden - bar BQ set up serving local and international dishes. A holiday home and an open-air outdoor music and cinema hall for conferences, parties and other functions. Service is always with a smile from this affordable German/Tanzanian, managed Country Resort cum Club very popular with the locals and the expatriate community. As much as they like we speak fluent Kiswahili too if they wish to learn, also speak some German being of mixed race German/Tanzanian. Botanic Country House is also an ideal place to mix with the locals. Cosmopolitan mixture of locals, Muslims and Christians living in harmony, local Zanzibarians and mainlanders, friendly and safe area close to the State University of Zanzibar. This is the new town of Zanzibar with the small houses of parliament and the United Republic of Tanzania Vice Presidents Offices and Residence as neighbors. 10 miles (20 minutes) out of Stone Town on the main road to the East and South Coasts (30 minutes away), direction Jozani Forest (15 minutes away). Car hire is available at $35.- USD a day, motorbike hire $25.- USD a day, local buses-daladalas cost less cost less than $0.50.- USD to Stone Town and $1.10.- USD to the East and South Coasts. Our location ensures you privacy (due to the island culture privacy is a great benefit) which is not available in the Stone Town. We are reachable from every corner of the island with minimal road transfer times due to our central location. From the Stone Town 14 km 20 minute leisure drive From the East Coast Paje Bwejuu 30 minute leisure drive From the South East Coast Jambiani 45 minutes leisure drive From East Coast Peninsula Ras Michamvi 45 minutes leisure drive From Kiwengwa North East Coast 45 minutes leisure drive From West Coast Bububu 45 minutes leisure drive From North Coast Nungwi/Matemwe 60 minutes leisure drive We have a wider variety of services in one place and the environment is unspoiled. It is a Water Tower built from reinforced cement blocks and hand-cut fossilized coral limestone and other natural materials, and really blends into the landscape. Built to a high standard in traditional Zanzibari style with white lime washed walls, high ceilings and large windows. Large windows looking into its own gardens full of trees, fruits, spices and flowers. The spacious Guest rooms are with large double beds and are mosquito netted. Bathroom's and W.c's are king sized like the guestrooms, very clean thus making them very comfortable. Many shrubs and trees on the land are of natural medicine. Host is also an experienced alternative medicine consultant.

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  • Babysitting or child care
  • Car hire
  • Internet
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Bicycle hire
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Express check out
  • Tennis
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Night club
  • Free parking
  • Pool table
  • Storage available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Fireplace
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