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Upendo Beach House
, previously known as Dar House, is located in the Michamvi
area on the east coast of Zanzibar Island
off the Indian Ocean Coast
Upendo Beach House is a very high quality private house rental offering a completely exclusive experience in the traditional village of Pingwe. The house has a central downstairs lounge, three bedrooms with private bathrooms, upstairs lounge and dining areas plus a fabulous beach-front swimming pool. It looks out over a white-sand beach at the back of a stunning coral lagoon. The house comes with a full complement of fantastic staff and is known for its excellent food. There is a good range of activities available, as well as considerable cultural interaction and, unusually for Zanzibar, a small selection of bars and restaurants nearby.
The main potential downsides at Upendo Beach House are that the place can only be booked in its entirety and is relatively pricey. Guests are inherently exposed to village activity. the beach itself is not private and the lagoon is very tidal. The lodge is too remote for some excursions around the island and the local diving is not the strongest on Zanzibar.UpsidesActivitiesDownsidesSeasonsPricesTrips