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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Karafuu

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  • Karafuu 1/68 Reception
  • Karafuu 2/68 Main swimming-pool
  • Karafuu 3/68 Main swimming-pool
  • Karafuu 4/68 Main restaurant
  • Karafuu 5/68 View of the swimming-pool and the lagoon from the main restaurant
  • Karafuu 6/68 Grand bleu restaurant
  • Karafuu 7/68 Grand bleu restaurant
  • Karafuu 8/68 Grand bleu restaurant
  • Karafuu 9/68 Grand bleu restaurant
  • Karafuu 10/68 The lagoon
  • Karafuu 11/68 Walway to the lagoon
  • Karafuu 12/68 View of the beach and some junior suite
  • Karafuu 13/68 A Junior suite set on the cliff
  • Karafuu 14/68 Junior suite
  • Karafuu 15/68 Junior suite
  • Karafuu 16/68 Junior suite
  • Karafuu 17/68 Junior suite
  • Karafuu 18/68 Toward the suites
  • Karafuu 19/68 Suite
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  • Karafuu 26/68 Suite
  • Karafuu 27/68 Villa
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  • Karafuu 40/68 Cottages
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  • Karafuu 46/68 Cottage
  • Karafuu 47/68 Garden room
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  • Karafuu 51/68 Garden room
  • Karafuu 52/68 Garden room
  • Karafuu 53/68 Aerial view of the bondeni rooms area and their swimming-pool
  • Karafuu 54/68 Aerial view of the bondeni rooms and their swimming-pool
  • Karafuu 55/68 The Bondeni restaurant
  • Karafuu 56/68 The bondeni room
  • Karafuu 57/68 Bondeni room
  • Karafuu 58/68 Bondeni room
  • Karafuu 59/68 Bondeni room
  • Karafuu 60/68 Bondeni room
  • Karafuu 61/68 Bondeni room
  • Karafuu 62/68 Spa
  • Karafuu 63/68 Spa
  • Karafuu 64/68 Spa
  • Karafuu 65/68 Gym
  • Karafuu 66/68 Souvenir shop
  • Karafuu 67/68 Kids activities
  • Karafuu 68/68 Hotel layout

Karafuu is located in Pingwe along the south-east cost of Zanzibar.

The hotel  consists of 119 rooms divided into Junior suite, cottage, suite, villas, garden and bondeni.
Villas and suite are both located on the seafront with direct beach access. Villas consist of a living room, two bathrooms, a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a third bedroom located on the mezzanine overlooking the living room. Suites consist of double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and living room.
Junior Suites are set on the sea front. Some have direct beach access while other are situated atop the cliff. They feature  an outdoor veranda overlooking the lagoon, bedroom, walk-in closet and bathroom, measure 60/65 square meters. They can accommodate up to 4 people. Cottages are identical to the junior suites but are located in second and third row. During high season we prefer them to the Junior Suite since their location ensures fewer people passing by hence and more peace.
Garden and Bondeni rooms are the most distant from the sea. Bondeni have a dedicated swimming pool, bar and restaurant. They can accommodate up to 3 people.
All rooms have ceiling fans, air conditioning, telephone, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer.

The resort is complemented by two swimming pool,  the spa, the gym, the conference hall, the kid corner [without baby-sitting service], three shops and five restaurants:

The resort is complemented by two swimming pool,  the spa, a gym, the conference hall, the kids corner [without baby-sitting service], three shops and five restaurants: the Main Restaurant  serving breakfast as well as buffet lunch and dinner. The Grand Bleu set on the beach front serving  à la carte lunch and  sandwiches  from 13.00 to 14.30 for guests booked on half board basis and fish specialties  from 19.30 to 21.30. The Eatalian restaurant pizzeria and finally the Floating Restaurant located 200 meters from Kae beach, about 1 ,5 km away from Karafuu, serving seafood specialties.  Indicative prices per person as follows: 1 person: 240$ | 2 people: 120 $ pp | 3 people: 80 $ pp | 4 or more people : 60$ pp. The floating restaurant requires advanced booking and remains closed during low tide.

Activities include all classic island tours, tennis, acqua gym, water polo, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, DAN and PADI diving lessons.

Likewise the rest of the east coast this stretch also is tidal but there is a beautiful natural lagoon just 150 meters off the beach where there is always water, even at low tide. The monsoon play a peculiar role on the quantity of sand that accumulates between the beach and the small lagoon: 6 months per year [northern emisphere winter months] the winds pile up sand covering the coral rocks while for the remaing 6 months it takes the sand away discovering the coral rocks. A cement walkway allows easy access to the lagoon during those months.

Karafuu offers an upper-mid level of servicing. It caters both for couples and families offering a very interesting kids rates policy.

INDICATIVE RATES 2015 per night per person
 
GARDEN
ROOM
BONDENI
COTTAGE
JUNIOR
SUITE
SUITE
VILLA
[6 people
FROM 23/12/14 TO 04/01/15
[min. 5 nights]

USD 231

USD 243

USD 254

USD 289

USD 346

USD 1150

FROM 05/01 TO 15/03
USD 145
USD 156
USD 168
USD 202
USD 260
USD 1035
FROM 16/03 TO 15/07
FROM 01/12 TO 22/12
USD 125
USD 142
USD 148
USD 183
USD 240
USD 690
FROM 16/07 TO 25/08
USD 151
USD 162
USD 174
USD 208
USD 266
USD 1150
FROM 26/08 TO 30/11
USD 133
USD 145
USD 156
USD 191
USD 248
USD 1035
Rates include: all-inclusive basis and half board basis for accommodation in villa.

Rates do not include: transfer between airport and hotel.

HB basis reduction: USD 34 per person
Festive supplement on december the 25th and from december the 30th to january the 1st: USD 60 per person per day
Children 0 - 1,99: free
1° child 2 - 13 sharing with 2 adults: 100% discount
2° child 2 - 13 sharing with 2 adults: 50% discount
Third bed adults: 30% discount

SPECIAL OFFERS:

Stay 7 pay 5 - Stay 14 pay 10: valid from 16/03 to 15/07
Stay 7 pay 6 - Stay 14 pay 12: valid from 05/01 to 15/03 and from 26/08 to 22/12
Rating:
Location: 8
Beach: 7
Staff: 8
Activites: 8
Architecture: 7,5
Food: 8
Cleanliness: 8
Value: 8