The Perfect Artisinal African Experience, Zuri Zanzibar 1960’s Style

April 16, 2024

By Design Hotels

Zanzibar’s beauty is best enjoyed by Zuri, an African village-like property complete with palm-shaded hammocks, a private beach, and just a couple of days from Harlem.

The garden-like landscape, as designed by Ferdinand Leffler, resembles a traditional African village, with thatched roofs, palm trees, and greenery…lending privacy to each Jestico + Whiles-designed bungalow and villa.

Natural materials are abundant throughout, from the wooden beams used in the structures to the refined pieces of furniture that embody the overall African-luxury visual identity. Many of the private terraces also play host to hammocks and sun loungers.


Prague’s Jestico + Whiles studio combined modern design with traditional African and Asian pieces at Zuri…creating a property that is both ecologically and socially sensitive.

The multidisciplinary studio used natural and local materials, as well as making the most of Zanzibar’s heritage of artisanal work: bungalows, villas, and communal spaces are characterized by artifacts from local markets, furniture of polished and exposed woods, and 1960s-style chairs, stools, and lamps.

The Originals Václav Dejčmar, “We’re trying to connect guests with nature and, in turn, help them connect with themselves.”


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Ecology and sustainability are the central pillars of Zuri Zanzibar’s concept.

The hotel proudly carries out numerous socially responsible activities that touch on areas of water management, environmental protection, conservation, and bettering the lives of locals through education programs and long-term local initiatives that improve the Zanzibari population’s daily life.

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Experience a fusion of European, African, Arabic, and Indian cuisine, which creates a rainbow of sensational flavors.

By mixing modern and traditional flavors, Zuri Zanzibar’s chef serves up food with a twist that allows guests to indulge in a new experience.

“Our philosophy is to connect with nature and the local community by focusing on educational, environmental, and waste management initiatives,” – Sustainability Keeping an eye on our Conscious Hotel Principles.

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Photo credit: Design Hotels (edited for HWM).


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