Zanzibar – Tembo House Hotel

Tembo House Hotel&Apartments is situated at the heart of Zanzibar Stone Town by the picturesque seafront.

The magnificent main building has had various functions over the past centuries. Between 1834 and 1884 it served as the American Consulate in Zanzibar then passed on to become the trading offices of Cowasjee Dinshaw&Partners. Their headquarters was in Aden (what now is known as the Port of Suez), and with trading posts notably in most of the British Protectorate areas, it became the largest trading company in the Indian Ocean. To this day, the name of Cowasjee Dinwash&Partners is still visible at the main entrance of Tembo House Hotel&Apartments.

Tembo House Hotel has seen a few celebrities pass through its doors during the consulate era, the Conwasjee Dinwasee era and as a hotel. Mahatma Ghandi, stayed here a few weeks with the Dinwash family on his journey back to India from South Africa 1930. As a rising new star in the British, and the world music scene, Freddie Mercury and his family used to retreat to what is now “Marashi” apartment whenever they came back to Zanzibar on holidays.Next to Tembo House Hotel is also what used to be the British Consulate, where in 1874, Dr. Livingstone’s body was brought before embarking on its long journey back to England.A stone throw away is the Beit-al-Ajaib, or House of Wonders. This landmark building, is the largest and by far, the tallest building in Stone Town. Flanking the Beit-al-Ajaib is the Old Fort on one side and the Palace Museum on the other.In other words, Tembo House Hotel is situated on a prime location; you need not go far to find the shops, the restaurants and the historical sites that Zanzibar Stone town has on offer.

Zanzibar Port is just a 5 minutes drive away and the Zanzibar International Airport a further 20 minutes away.

Welcome home away from home.



Rates (inclusive of Breakfast  & Government Taxes)

Effective from 1st January  2013 to 31st December 2013

Singles 105$ 150,000/=
Double/Twin 125$ 180,000/=
Prime Double/Twin 135$ 200,000/= Sea/pool view balcony
Triple 160$ 240,000/=
Triple 160$ 240,000/= Sea/pool view balcony
Deluxe Suite 160$ 240,000/= sea front balcony
Deluxe Suite 175$ 250,000/= Beach front
Family Room 190$ 280,000/= Sea front with balcony
Presidentaial Suite 195$ 290,000/= sea front balcony
Apartment 150$ 220,000/=


Extra Bed or Person 30$ 40,000/=
Childeren Under 10 yr 20$ 25,000/=

Children under 6 years sharing with parent free if no extra bed needed



Meal Plan per person

Half Board Supplement            25 $

Full Board Supplement             45 $

  • Note three course menu, drinks, lobster and scampi are excluded




Swimming Pool, all rooms are ensuite, equipped with Telephone, hair dryer,

air conditioner, Fridge  & Cable  Television

Cancellation and No Show Policy:

Within 5 to 2 days 50%

Less than 48 hr.  Or No Show 100%.


  • Please note: above Tariff is subject to change without notice.


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