Bahati Villa

BAHATI VILLA

(“bahati” means “good luck” in the Kiswahili language of Zanzibar)

is situated on the East Coast of Zanzibar in the centre of the peaceful and original village JAMBIANI. BAHATI VILLA is located directly on the beach and has a spacious private garden with sunbeds and hammock where you can retire for a little day dream.

AUSTRIAN MANAGMENT

The Austrian owner of BAHATI VILLA, Dr. Susanne Nebel, is also the founder of the local NGO (Non Governmental Organization) “Jambiani Cultural Tours”, working on the island since 1997 for the promotion of sustainable and cultural friendly tourism.

TRADITIONAL ARAB-ZAZIBARI ARCHITECTURE

Concerning the architecture and style “BAHATI VILLA” was inspired by Arabic and Zanzibarian influences. A lot of elements at BAHATI VILLA are determined by oriental shapes and ornaments, the doors and windows are richly decorated with woodcarvings of Zanzibarian style. The central atrium with access to the self contained ROOMS  serves as a place of recreation and contemplation.

The GROUNDFLOOR VERANDAH is a spacious and open terrace where you can take your meals, join cultural programs or just relax. Under the typical Zanzibarian rooftop with traditional palm leaves (makuti) you will always get a refreshing breeze!

Eco-friendly Villa Bahati accommodates 15 people, with 6 guest rooms around a spacious courtyard, direct access to the tropical garden, the beach and with our own spa treatments and massages. Refresh at our tikki-bar and swimming pool with spectacular view of the Indian Ocean.

Life in the tropics takes place in the outdoors, traditionally on the verandah or baraza in Kiswahili. You will find people resting, chatting and socialising on the baraza’s of Swahili houses. The verandah features two large dining tables, couches, a love chair, and an antique Zanzibarian bed for napping and enjoying the ocean breeze. Enjoy the spacious Villa Bahati Baraza. Meals can be taken there or in the garden.

Life in the tropics takes place in the outdoors, traditionally on the verandah or baraza in Kiswahili. You will find people resting, chatting and socialising on the baraza’s of Swahili houses. The verandah features two large dining tables, couches, a love chair, and an antique Zanzibarian bed for napping and enjoying the ocean breeze. Enjoy the spacious Villa Bahati Baraza. Meals can be taken there or in the garden.

Swim in the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon, walk mindfully on the beach, and perhaps you would like to swim with the dolphins of Kizimkazi? Visit the spice plantations, the giant turtles on Prison Island and enjoy snorkelling followed by a picknick on a sandbank and sail with a local outrigger boat – all highlights that our guests love.

Villa Bahati Zanzibar proudly supports the women sewing group Safi Sana Zanzibar. The women have been trained to design and produce home textiles, bags and fashion pieces from authentic African textiles. Now, with their own income, they are able to educate their children. A Safi Sana bag is yours when participating in the retreat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villa Bahati Zanzibar proudly supports the women sewing group Safi Sana Zanzibar. The women have been trained to design and produce home textiles, bags and fashion pieces from authentic African textiles. Now, with their own income, they are able to educate their children. A Safi Sana bag is yours when participating in the retreat.

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