Deep in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town, this elegant boutique hotel brims with the rich cultural heritage of this unique island.

An ideal accommodation for an itinerary that combines an East African safari and a Zanzibar beach holiday, a one- or 2-night stay at Jafferji House gives the post-safari traveller a chance to rest and recharge before hitting Zanzibar's dazzling beaches. Effortlessly combining classical Zanzibari style and décor with modern amenities, this charming hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the fascinating nooks and crannies of Stone Town and the island of spices beyond.

There is also plenty to keep you occupied at the hotel itself. Roof-top massages promise indulgent treatments with a view and yoga classes enable you to wind down and relax in the hands of professionals. Private dining venues are available for romantic dining while activities such as sunset cocktails on the ocean, cooking lessons and guided Stone Town tours are just part of Jafferji's long list of signature experiences.


  • Set in historical Stone Town
  • Perfect for honeymooners
  • Beautiful design & luxurious suites
  • Attentive, personalised service
  • Roof-top massages & private dining
  • Yoga lessons

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Set close to Stone Town's popular Old Fort, the House of Wonders and the Forodhani Gardens, Jafferji House offers an oasis of calm and tranquility amid the bustling activity of Zanzibar's cultural melting pot. Step inside the cool hall and admire the gleaming wood, earthy tones and geometric patterns that take you back in time to a less hurried era of merchants and sultans. 

There is however a wide range of activities available from the hotel - choose from a list that includes guided tours, island picnics and ocean cruises as well as lessons in local cooking and Swahili - simply ask at the excursion desk.

Return from a day’s exploring on the island to a blissful massage on the roof as the call to prayer echoes into the sunset.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Child friendly
    Concierge service


With a choice of venues in which to dine, you can enjoy the delights of Zanzibari cuisine by request on the roof-top terrace looking out towards the ocean or in the snugly atmospheric Mistress of Spices restaurant. The menu of mouthwatering local dishes and ocean-fresh seafood is complimented by fresh fruit and spice-infused teas and coffees.

Spice House Suite

Choose between Signature Suites, Superior Suites and Superior Deluxe Suites but whichever of the 10 rooms you choose from, you will find that each has its own unique character and individual charm, blending luxurious comfort and elegant style with modern conveniences.

All suites are air-conditioned, beautifully designed and furnished and boast features such as a flat-screen TVs, room safes and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Spice House Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    Safe in room
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Boat excursions
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Dhow cruises
  • Local village visits
  • Sunset cruises
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Shopping
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 15 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $95 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 $90 Bed & Breakfast
  • 21 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 $95 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Mercury Suite,Kamasutra Suite,Zanzibar Kabisa Suite,Out Of Africa Suite,Jafferiji's Sultan Suite,Adnan's Suite,Stanley's Suite,Princess Salme Suite,Livingstone's Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We enjoyed Jafferji House - it was a good way of catching a glimpse into history!

    Silvana Cominelli, July 2015

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"One of the best boutique hotels in Zanzibar - located slap bang in the middle of Stone Town. The Kamasutra suite with its outdoor bathroom and stunning views is very popular with honeymoon couples."



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