Flame Tree Cottages

The top Nungwi hotel in Zanzibar is Flame Tree Cottages

Appreciate a warm welcome at the small family-run Flame Tree Cottages Beach Hotel on the north-western coast of Zanzibar Island, one of those rare top Nungwi hotels worth every penny. Find Flame Tree Cottages within a beautiful private tropical garden bordering the famous turquoise coastline of Nungwi, a small, intimate beach resort with magical sunsets and ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving activities. 

Voyage2Africa ensures you get the best deals on Nungwi accommodation here, and we recommend that you book your bed in the affordable yet elegant three-star Flame Tree Cottages where a full English breakfast is part of the deal on the ocean-view terrace. Enjoy the small coffee shop and spend days lazing on the white sandy beaches on sun loungers with fluffy beach towels. Treat yourself to a massage in the spa and eat out at the two restaurants on site. Fishing, boating, kayaking and diving take up your ocean hours and free Wi-Fi adds to the library books and a beautiful garden environment for pure relaxation.

Both Nungwi and Kendwa Beaches radiate the scenic beauty of the area and guests can also visit the Nungwi and Mnarani Natural Aquariums between actual scuba dives and parasailing. For those who like to keep their feet on the ground, rather set off cave exploring or hiking, or biking on the trails nearby.  Tides are extreme and at low tide, you can walk right out to the reef to discover the awe-inspiring rock pools and seagrass meadows. Look out for local women collecting seaweed that they dry and sell.

Flame Tree Cottages believes in sustainable ecotourism and fully supports its staff who hail from the local fishing community and who hand-constructed the hotel. This Zanzibar beach resort is ideal for couples, honeymooners, independent travellers, families, divers and yogis who will all love their tiny spot in the sun.

Voyage2Africa recommends this family-friendly beach hotel with its child-friendly swimming pool and another pool for adults with umbrellas and sun loungers. Each of the 19 chic rooms features air conditioning, fans, ensuite showers, minibars, tea and coffee facilities, and private furnished patios for ongoing ocean viewing. 



Situated at the quiet end of the northwest Nungwi tourist area in Zanzibar, find the delightful Flame Tree Cottages, a small beach hotel facing west with magical views of the setting sun. Watch traditional sailing fishing dhows sail out to fishing grounds or return with their catch of the day. 

An aura of tranquillity and spaciousness leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a delightful stay at a private, owner-run beach resort. Maximum seclusion and privacy whilst sunbathing or lounging on a hammock is enjoyed whilst a country atmosphere with birdsong in the tropical gardens prevails.  

Flame Tree Cottages offer twin and double rooms, 3-bedroomed family cottages and a honeymoon/family suite. Some rooms are sea-facing while others have a garden/pool view and each has a patio or balcony. Modern amenities include air conditioning, fans, tea and coffee facilities, minibars and ensuite showers too. 

A cooked breakfast is served on your own veranda or in the garden restaurant. Snacks are served daily at the sunbathing area, the restaurant or even on your own veranda. Dinners are served at the beachfront restaurant so you can dine to the sound of waves breaking on the shore.  The equally tranquil garden restaurant is also used from time to time if the weather is inclement. 

Activities at Flame Tree Cottages focus on the ocean where guests can try thrilling parasailing, kite surfing and deep sea fishing whereas modern Dive Centres are within a 5-minute walk offering diving experiences for experienced and novice dive enthusiasts. Mnemba Atoll, just a short boat trip away, is one of the best diving spots in the world. A turtle sanctuary nearby is well worth a visit as well as seeing the traditional dhow builders hone their centuries-old craft. Experience early morning and sunset yoga sessions at the Yoga Pavilion on the roof terrace facing the Indian Ocean.


  • Private garden 
  • Dining at a beachfront restaurant
  • Yoga 
  • Spa
  • Plenty of ocean sports and hiking, biking, exploring the town and aquariums


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Selected activities


  • Twin & Double rooms
  • 3 bedroom family cottages
  • Swimming pools
  • Restaurants
  • Yoga
  • Laundry Service
  • Wi-Fi service
  • Massage treatments
  • Assistance with bookings for tours


  • Watch traditional boat building at the village of Nungwi and sample some freshly caught fish.
  • Visit the nearby turtle sanctuary at the Mnarani Natural Aquarium run by the community to conserve hawksbill and green turtles – the centre also runs a plastic recycling project dealing with plastic pollution.
  • Individually styled cottages peep out from lush tropical island gardens of bright flame trees, tall coconut palms, fragrant frangipani, avocado and banana trees.
  • The extra-large Quad Room is perfect for families with 4 single beds and room for yet another bed if needed, breakfast is served on the spacious private deck. 

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