SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar is a picturesque holiday complex with thirteen traditional-style bungalows and a luxury villa scattered among verdant, tropical gardens dotted with palms and colourful blossoms that fuse with the salty sea air and the pristine ivory sands of the beach.
It’s settled in a small bay in the Kigomani part of Matemwe, next to Unguja’s longest strip of sand facing the sapphire waves of the Indian Ocean across Mnemba Island. It is the ultimate retreat to cast off your worries and spend time reconnecting with your spiritual self.
You can spend countless blissful moments either walking barefoot on the beach when the tide is out or meditating in your bungalow in sumptuous solitude before you let a wellness practitioner pamper you at the spa with a bespoke Zanzibari ritual that restores your zen.
The wonders of the deep blue are right at your doorstep, and you can count on Dive Point PADI center reps at SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar to accompany you under the sea to explore the coral reef and the Mnemba Marine Park.
The SeVi experience extends beyond accommodation to revealing the true spirit of Kigomani through initiatives that support the community and the environment.
Kigomani is a small fishing hamlet with a palm-dotted coastline and hard-working, friendly people. More than 90% of the staff tending to your wishes at SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar are Kigomani natives – our way of giving back to the community and supporting the local economy. This benefits your holiday experience too as it puts you in touch with the village residents, who know the area and its customs and traditions well and are happy to share the values of the Swahili people with you.
The management of SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar furthers cultural exchanges and community support. As a guest, your contribution to the welfare of the village is welcomed and encouraged. For example, the Kigomani Primary School is in constant need of supplies like books and stationery, and if you find room to pack such items in your luggage to support the pupils, your gift will be valued. Donations of clothing for the students are highly appreciated too.
Besides interactions with our staff, we also facilitate meetings between our guests and village artisans for those interested in purchasing handmade items and authentic souvenirs – another facet of community support that benefits all parties.
SeVi Boutique Hotel Zanzibar adheres to international standards of sustainability and the protection of the environment. Our efforts are visible from the architecture of the bungalows, which are built with locally-sourced materials, to the smallest details of the furnishings, handcrafted by local carpenters and artisans.
The complimentary toiletries that will nourish your skin and your hair in the bathrooms are sourced in Zanzibar too.
As you take in the breeze, relaxing on the fine, white sands of the beach, you can see the village fishermen gliding onto the waves of the Indian Ocean in their ngalawas and later, when you enjoy a fish dish, know that it’s the catch of the day, the fruit of their work. The spices used by our chefs to flavor the food at your table come from some of the most prestigious herbs gardens of Zanzibar. from the SeVi gardens. I would rather avoid this, since nothing is grown here.
These are just some of the things we do in support of our ecophilosophy.