Karafuu Village Beach Resort and Spa - Pingwe

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*From Prices are based on per person sharing - departing from Johannesburg including current airport taxes current airport taxes of
Room CategoryNightsBasis** PriceValidRef No
Bondeni Room7HBR16,87501 Nov - 24 Nov '19#9700Show DescriptionEnquire Now
Bondeni Room7HBR18,96501 Dec - 22 Dec '19#9701Show DescriptionEnquire Now
Bondeni Room7HBR35,05029 Dec '19 - 06 Jan '20#9702Show DescriptionEnquire Now
Bondeni Room7HBR17,29507 Jan - 31 Mar '20#10240Show DescriptionEnquire Now
Bondeni Room7HBR14,46501 Apr '30 Jun '20#10241Show DescriptionEnquire Now

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The above price includes:

  • Rates are based on per person sharing and are an indication of costs
  • Return economy class flights on Mango departing from Johannesburg to Zanzibar
    • Current airport taxes
    • Routing: JNB: ZNZ: JNB
  • Return resort transfers (seat in coach)
  •  7 nights’ accommodation at the 4* Karafuu Village
    • In a Bondeni Room or Standard room 
    • Breakfast and dinner daily (HB)
  • You may wish to upgrade to the All-Inclusive from R2 200 per person for below dates :
    • 01 Nov - 24 Nov '19
    • 01 Dec - 22 Dec '19
    • 29 Dec '19 - 06 Jan '20
  • New Years Gala Dinner at approx. R950.00 per person
  • Added Value:
    • 1 Free night included
    • 10% Early Bird Discount included - Book and pay 60 days prior to departure
  • All Zanzibar taxes, levies and surcharges (estimated)


Honeymoon gifts and offers included in your 2020 packages only :

  • 20% Honeymoon Discount included 
  • Honeymoon Value Adds : 
    • 10% discount on Spa treatments 
    • 10% discount at Diving centre 
    • Fruit
    • Flower basket
    • Bottle of wine in room on arrival 
    • Romantic turndown
    • Room upgrade at check-in (subject to availability)
  • Valid within 12 months of wedding date 


The above price excludes:

  • Passport & visa costs and inoculations (if applicable)
  • Travel and Medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature are not included.
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Travel assist fee of R230.00
  • Early check-in and late check-out 
  • All hotel guests are required to pay an infrastructure tax fee of USD1 per guest per night as per the Zanzibar Revenue Board and Government. This amount must be paid direct to the hotel upon check out


Airfare surcharges and conditions:

  • This fare level is determined by Mango’s yield management of their seats and is not a set fare level but rather subject to the load factor booked on a specific date.
  • If you have domestic tickets neither Mango (on the Zanzibar route) nor the domestic carrier (on the domestic route) will accept any responsibility for flight delays and resulting costs thereof.

The Small print:

  • This price serves as a guideline only and rates are based on per person sharing
  • These promotions are valid for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) residents only. Proof of a valid ID or Passport is required when booking.
  • Passengers have to travel within 12 months of celebrating their wedding. Your marriage certificate is required at the time of checking in at the hotel.
  • As this is an estimate only, no reservations have been made and all services are subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Prices are calculated based on the actual rate of exchange on the day and are subject to change without prior notice due to seasonal adjustments, airfare increases, currency fluctuations, flight and accommodation availability.
  • Please contact us for an accurate price once you are ready to plan and book your holiday.
  • All services are subject to our standard terms and conditions as well as airline rulings apply.
  • All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
  • Rebooking and cancellation fees apply.
  • Errors and Omissions Excepted.



Prices correct as at 15 October 2019

Amenities & Services

  • Bar-Lounge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Hairdryer
  • Double Bed
  • Private Bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Electronic Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

Room Features

26 Junior Suites

Built under “makuti” thatch and furnished with traditional Zanzibar furniture, these junior suites facing the sea, under a beautiful palm grove or on a small hill comprise: entrance through private
garden, breathtaking view veranda, mosquito net, spacious bedroom, dressing room, bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, air conditioning, television, Wi-Fi connection, hair-dryer, telephone, teapot, room safe and minibar.

40 Cottages

Built under “makuti” thatch and furnished with traditional Zanzibar furniture, these cottages comprise: entrance through private garden, breathtaking view veranda, mosquito net, ample

bedroom, dressing room, bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, television, wi-fi connection, hairdryer, telephone, teapot, room safe and minibar.

38 Garden Rooms

Built as well under “makuti” thatch and furnished with traditional Zanzibar furniture, these rooms comprise bedroom, wardrobe, bathroom with shower, balcony, mosquito net, ceiling fan,
independent air conditioning, television, wi-fi connection, hairdryer, telephone, teapot room safe and minibar.

1 Suite room
It is situated along the beachfront under a beautiful palm grove with a spectacular view. Entrance through a private garden and direct to an ample living room with two sofas and living corner, one big bedroom, dressing room, bathroom, front sea view veranda with 2 wooden chaises-longues, table and one soft local sofa and a private external shower. The Suite is provided with mosquito nets, ceiling fan, independent air conditioning, hairdryer, telephone, television, minibar, tea/coffee maker, safe box and WI.FI connection.

Dining & Bars

Food at Karafuu is good. The resort’s 3 restaurants result in plenty of choices. Breakfast is not exciting but is filling and fresh; bread, fruits and pastries with hot options available (eggs and bacon). The included dinner is an extensive buffet. There are always meat, fish and vegetarian options on offer as well as various salads and desserts. Dinner can be eaten outdoors, but one must be prepared to eat either early or late to secure an alfresco spot. Live entertainment accompanies dinner nightly.

The hotel also offers a choice of two bars. Drinks are good and the wine list, though not as extensive at other resorts, is adequate. Drinks are not cheap at the hotel, however. Many guests choose to explore the bars at other resorts in the area. With most packages, bottled water is not free. Guests coming from Stone Town might consider buying large bottles to bring with them.

Entertainment & Sports

Karafuu is ideally suited to those who are interested in relaxing, diving, snorkelling and enjoying the in-house entertainments (including a disco).

The beach at Pingwe is great for strolling along and one can watch the local fishermen at work. Hardened sea-swimmers will be fine bathing, but those with young children simply wishing to take a dip may feel safer sticking to the hotel’s large pool as the sea is only accessible down a slippery concrete jetty. However, the same living reef that makes relaxed sea-bathing difficult does prove delightful for snorkelling.

There are tennis courts, spots for beach volleyball and water aerobics lessons for the sporty and for the less so, a TV corner and pool table as well as Wi-Fi access. The hotel also has a massage room for those who want to de-stress.

Various excursions can be arranged through the hotel, though these may prove cheaper to arrange independently. Furthermore, the hotel’s remote location does make such trips costly.

Other facilities offered by the Karafuu include a boutique (more expensive than many of the market stalls and shops of Zanzibar), conference centre, exchange service (rates tend to be far worse than at banks on the island and at Dar Es Saleem) onsite PADI dive centre and wedding and honeymoon services.


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