Ras Michamvi is located on the South-East coast of Zanzibar. The Michamvi peninsula is only 10 kilometers long and 2 km broad headland between Chwaka Bay on the East and the Indian Ocean on the West. As there are only a handful of hotels in this pristine area, quietness is guaranteed. The only sounds you are likely to hear are the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean and nature itself.
All of the 15 rooms have sea-view and are located on a coral rock overlooking the Indian Ocean’s different shades of turquoise and azure blue.
They are located in 4 bungalows on a coral rock elevation overlooking the beach and the ocean. The new and modern bungalows are built of stone and have wooden terraces, makuti-style thatched roofs, air conditioning, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, mini-fridges, en-suite bathrooms with shower, bathtub, cold and hot water.
The rooms are very spacious and tastefully furnished in local style. Three bungalows have 4 rooms and one bungalow has 3 rooms only. One room is especially equipped to meet the needs of handicapped guests.
The restaurant is located on top of the same coral rock elevation as the bungalows – hence you can overlook the beach and sea from the round panoramic open building under a big makuti thatched roof.
It is the place where you will start the day with a tropical breakfast including fresh fruits and juice, eggs and different kinds of bread.
For lunch and dinner the restaurant offers local and continental dishes. There is also a selection of vegetarian dishes.
In the evening you can enjoy a romantic candle-light dinner during which you will feel the true magic of Ras Michamvi as the moonlight reflects on the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean.
Another exciting activity within easy reach is Kite Surfing. The fully accredited International Kiteboarding Organisation (IKO) centre’s amenities include compressor, pack-down area and rescue boat.
Special activities include extreme down-winders, full moon kiting, bonfire BBQ parties and other events.
Environment and Local Community
Chwaka Bay is part of the Jozani Forest- Chwaka Bay Conservation Area. The coral rag zone is habitat for wildlife species of international significance including the endemic and near extinct Zanzibar leopard (P.pardusadersii), the red colobus monkey (Procolubus badius Kirkii) and the Ader duiker (Cephalophud adersii).
The Conservation area harbours five important vegetation zones: ground water forest, coral rag forest, salt marsh, mangrove forest, and sea grass beds. Trips exploring the local environment with a local guide can be arranged from the hotel.
Our Opinion on Ras Michamvi
Ras Michamvi is a charming little property located in a quiet corner of Zanzibar perfect for those wanting to be away from the crowds.
We think that Ras Michamvi represents outstanding value and should be considered by everyone.
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- Category2. Good
- TagsRas Michamvi
- Guide PriceFrom: $90 pp Half Board.
- ReservationsCall: 0044 (0)1227 753181 or Email: [email protected]