About us

Nyumbani means “at home” in Kiswahili

What is the reason for our name?

We would like whoever stays in the Nyumbani villette to experience an intense, free, real and unforgettable holiday in the faraway island of Zanzibar, all whilst feeling truly at home. Pampered and spoiled when it suits them, but free and genuine like being in their own home.

Nyumbani, a holiday apartment complex that is a bit like a home from home.
But instead you are on holiday, in Africa, in Tanzania.
Enjoy your time and choose in total freedom how to live
your stay.

How our adventure began

It all started in August 2008, when I decided to go to Africa as a volunteer and, among the various opportunities, I chose to go to Zanzibar for a month with the non-profit association “Why”, which is concerned with the island’s children… this period somehow changed my life. I was so affected by this experience in Jambiani that I decided to continue to spend my holidays in this wonderful village and, over time, this led to a unique life decision. I left by job as a pharmaceutical representative and I became an overseas coordinator for the Why non-profit association.

When this incredible experience ended, after a few years, my girlfriend Paola and I decided to return to Jambiani to try to create something together that would involve long-lasting ties with this magical place. Thus we built Nyumbani Residence with the intention of providing service different from the classico resort and of satisfying the demands of more independent customers, inclined to organize a holiday closer to the village without foregoing any of the usual comforts.

Your home in Zanzibar awaits you.

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