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Kono Kono

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8/10

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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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(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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