Rift Safari
Travelling along the Rift Valley:
Villa Kiva

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  • Villa_Kiva 1/48 Arrival
  • Villa_Kiva 2/48 Arrival
  • Villa_Kiva 3/48 Swimming-pool
  • Villa_Kiva 4/48 Restaurant
  • Villa_Kiva 5/48 The main house
  • Villa_Kiva 6/48 Porch
  • Villa_Kiva 7/48 Looking back
  • Villa_Kiva 8/48 Lounge
  • Villa_Kiva 9/48 Lounge
  • Villa_Kiva 10/48 Lounge
  • Villa_Kiva 11/48 Stairs leading to the suite
  • Villa_Kiva 12/48 Stairs leading to the suite
  • Villa_Kiva 13/48 Suite
  • Villa_Kiva 14/48 Suite
  • Villa_Kiva 15/48 Door to the balcony
  • Villa_Kiva 16/48 Bathroom
  • Villa_Kiva 17/48 Bathroom
  • Villa_Kiva 18/48 The suite balcony overlooking the breakfast hall
  • Villa_Kiva 19/48 Breakfast hall
  • Villa_Kiva 20/48 Breakfast hall
  • Villa_Kiva 21/48 Private beach
  • Villa_Kiva 22/48 Private beach
  • Villa_Kiva 23/48 Beach at low tide
  • Villa_Kiva 24/48 Villa Kiva from the beach
  • Villa_Kiva 25/48 Sea or garden view Bungalows
  • Villa_Kiva 26/48 Sea or garden view Bungalows
  • Villa_Kiva 27/48 Sea or garden view Bungalows
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  • Villa_Kiva 30/48 Sea or garden view Bungalows
  • Villa_Kiva 31/48 Sea or garden view Bungalows
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  • Villa_Kiva 33/48 Safari bedroom
  • Villa_Kiva 34/48 Safari bedroom
  • Villa_Kiva 35/48 Safari bedroom
  • Villa_Kiva 36/48 Safari bedroom
  • Villa_Kiva 37/48 Safari bathroom
  • Villa_Kiva 38/48 Safari bathroom
  • Villa_Kiva 39/48 Safari bedroom
  • Villa_Kiva 40/48 Family Bungalows with kitchen
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  • Villa_Kiva 42/48 Family Bungalows with kitchen
  • Villa_Kiva 43/48 Family Bungalows with kitchen
  • Villa_Kiva 44/48 Family Bungalows with kitchen
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Villa Kiva is located in Matemwe along the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar.

Although it had touristically developed, this stretch of coast has managed to maintain a very authentic atmosphere. Likewise much of the east coast it is tidal but tides here iare not so pronounced and even at low tide water never retreats completely.
A 20 - 60 meters deep lagoon could also be reached walking about 20 minutes [approx. 450 meters off shore] but we do not recommend going alone because of currents and high waves. Conversely, during high tide most of the beach in front of the house gets submerged but you can still enjoy the private beach of the hotel. Given the presence of sea-urchins it is safer to wear sea-shoes when swimming.

Villa Kiva was originally a private house. The main building hosts a lounge and a large suite which balcony overlooks the breakfast hall and offers a distant sea-view, the remaining 10 rooms are scattered in the garden. Some of them provide a distant sea-view others overlook the garden. The two Africa and Safari rooms are located on the first floor of a bungalow right under the roof. Finally there are two options for families: a bungalow consisting of two interconnecting rooms and a set of 3 bungalows with kitchen which rooms are connected by external walkways.

The hotel is complemented by the restaurant and the swimming- pool.

The proximity to the coral reef has turned this part of the island into one of the most popular destinations for divers and snorkellers. These activities can be arranged with One Ocean, the diving centre at Matemwe Beach Village.

Villa Kiva is a mid-specification, well managed and relatively cheap option on this side of the island.

RATES 2015 per night per person sharing
  DAL 01/12 AL 17/12
DAL 01/07 AL 31/08
DAL 18/12 AL 31/12 ALTRI MESI
GARDEN VIEW ROOMS usd 85 usd 117.5 usd 55
SEA VIEW ROOMS usd 97.5 usd 132.5 usd 65
SAFARI usd 90 usd 122.5 usd 57.5
AFRICA usd 90 usd 122.5 usd 57.5
SEAVIEW SUITE usd 150 usd 192.5 usd 130
FAMILY [2 rooms] usd 150 usd 192.5 usd 130
FAMILY [3 rooms with kitchen]: quotation on request
Children 0 - 7 usd 30 usd 40 usd 30
Third bed adults usd 50 usd 60 usd 50
HB supplement: usd 17.5 per night per person beverages excluded
FB supplement: usd 35 per night per person beverages excluded
Rates include: Bed and Breakfast
Rates exclude: transfers between hotel and airport
Rating:
Location: 8
Beach: 8
Staff: 8
Activities: NA
Architecture: 6
Food: 8
Cleanliness: 8
Value for money: 8