The Residence


A Tropical Hideaway

The Residence Zanzibar lies within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously alongside the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

The spacious villas mix contemporary style with the islands' cultures to create a beautiful atmosphere. The resort has mixture of one-bedroom and two-bedrooms suites in the estate. Relaxing comes easy on the lounge deck outside and private swimming pool with views overlooking garden, beach and ocean.

Spend days relaxing by the pool, on the beach, or exploring the gardens on foot or by bicycle. A little further afield there are a large number of activities on the island and its waters, from visiting historic sites and rare natural wonders to deep-sea fishing and diving with dolphins.


At a glance

  • 66 Luxury Villas

  • Infinity pool

  • Spa & Watersports center

  • Tennis Courts

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    Nature Walks

    Venture into the beautiful Jozani Forest, he last native forest in Zanzibar, providing habitats for wildlife. Set on a peculiar adventure into the home of the rarest primates in Africa and found only on Zanzibar's main island - the red colobus monkeys.

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    Sandbank Escapes

    Live out your castaway island fantasies on a discovery of the deserted islands of Pungwe and Kwale in the Menai Bay Conservation Area. Surrounded by rich mangrove forests and pristine beaches, swim or snorkel in crystal-clear waters admiring the beauty of colourful marine life and coral reefs.

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    Ocean Safaris

    Explore Zanzibar's underwater world. Enjoy the thrill of seeking out those humpback and bottlenose dolphins at Menai Bay, Zanzibar's largest marine protected area. The crystal clear turquoise waters around Menai Bay is a perfect spot for snorkelling.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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