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Kono Kono

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Pristine beach
- Beach accommodation
- Fantastic Views

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Overview

Kono Kono is an upscale beach resort on the Michamvi Peninsula, on the east coast of Zanzibar. This secluded and luxurious spot has fantastic views over the seafront and a modern, chic feel.

Sitting atop a hillside and with steps leading directly down onto a white sandy beach, this an ideal location for a laid back holiday. The hotel has a recently refurbished pool area with open views across the ocean, a beach bar, restaurant and decent sized spa. A family run hotel, guests can enjoy a high level of service and friendly, personable staff.

This is not a resort offering action packed days; the limited list of activities includes reef walking, sailing and visiting a nearby village. The focus therefore is very much on relaxation and enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds the resort.

Much of the accommodation is brand new after the recent renovation, and is split into 24 guest suites which are large and airy with a beach bungalow feel. Each room has its own private garden, plunge pool and outdoor stone bathtub and impressive en-suite bathroom. There are a combination of garden and sea view villas, beach pavilions and two family villas.

This resort is not specifically geared up for children and there is no structured programme to keep them entertained. However, the large pool area and pristine beach are great places for kids to play. There is a family suite with two bedrooms which is perfect for those travelling with children and provides a slightly larger living space.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the main areas of the island, this is a high quality resort, perfect for travellers who appreciate solitude. For honeymooners or those who enjoy simply doing nothing this would be an unbeatable choice. However, with fewer activities than elsewhere on the island, families with young children or adventure loving couples may wish to look for somewhere with more organised leisure activities.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 495 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

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