Discover heavenly Zanzibar
PiliPili is a chain of intimate hotels located on the most beautiful, eastern coast of Zanzibar
It is also a philosophy of travelling which you will fall in love with in a blink of an eye
Unique and diverse sites. Get to know unique, heavenly places
Oasis of peace and relaxation.
A beautiful observation deck with a bar on a slope by the beach, a large swimming pool and a chill zone available to guests.
Freedom and space.
In Swahili, “uhuru” means freedom and you can definitely feel it here.
On-site kitesurfing and diving school.
Vacation with a nautical flair, always overlooking the ocean.
Privacy in the spotlight.
Guests in the rooms on the second floor have a private jacuzzi and a sun terrace at their disposal.
A tropical enclave, bathed in lush greenery.
The Italian “dolce vita” meets the Zanzibar “hakuna matata”.
A house with a vibe.
Peace, cozy atmosphere and the soothing sound of the ocean.
Everything at your fingertips.
Two swimming pools, top floor restaurant with stunning ocean views.
The spirit of Zanzibar.
For everyone who wants to get to know Zanzibar from the inside and integrate with the local community.
See the on-site activities offer. Discover the beauty of Zanzibar in many different ways
Shorter and longer trips around the island and mainland Tanzania. Land, water, city, beach and village trips. Discovering local beauty…
Engagements, weddings, anniversaries and other celebrations on paradise beaches… Unique scenery and setting for the most important events in life
Unforgettable experiences. Concerts of the iconic Polish and local celebrities, unique shows and performances. All this in a magical tropical setting.
A week full of various activities for guests of all ages. Creative activities, meetings with special guests, games for the youngest
Exciting expeditions into the African savannah and meeting the rarest species of mammals.
The word “relaxation” takes on a new dimension. Body, soul and mind in harmony, touched by the rays of the sun and caressed by the tropical breeze.
Sun, wind, water and high flying for all movement fans. Excellent conditions for amateurs and professionals
The wealth of underwater fauna and flora at your fingertips. The ocean has never been closer
Check out the offer of PiliPili Market – a unique shop for travelers.
Shop conveniently online or visit a brick-and-mortar store in Madison Gallery in Gdańsk.
Take a bit of PiliPili’s magic with you.
Explore the world of endless possibilities. Stay with us in Poland and Zanzibar
Get as much as 12.5% annually. Take advantage of your investment during the holidays
Pay conveniently and safely. Collect Points and plan your next stay on the island
Visit us in Gdańsk, at the Madison Gallery. But you don't have to get up from the couch either
Plan trips to the most remote places. Stay close to Zanzibar too
We are at your fingertips, exactly where you are looking for us
See Zanzibar life, follow reports from events, concerts and matches, be close even if you are temporarily far away
Find out how to organize weddings, engagements, anniversaries and other celebrations
Learn about the customs and multicultural cuisine of Zanzibar. Get inspired by recipes for original dishes - surprise your family and friends
Stay close to our sports initiatives and support the PiliPili Dulla Boys team
Take care of your body and spirit during your stay and relax in the comfort of your home
Find the answers to the most important questions about your vacation in Zanzibar.
The weather in Zanzibar is very stable and therefore Zanzibar can be visited all year round. The air temperature ranges from 27 to 32 degrees. Water temperature from 26 to 32 degrees. The only period that may cause us inconvenience is from April 15th to May 15th. This is the rainy season. It may rain during this period. Sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker, sometimes not at all. The last two years show that the rainy season is less and less rainy. It was raining for a few days and that was all that was left of the rain. During the rest of the day, plenty of sunshine awaits you on the island. Even at night, the temperature does not drop below 25 degrees, so there is no need to take warm clothes with long sleeves.
There are no hurricane seasons, nor any other regular weather hazards.
The Zanzibar visa has a validity of 90 days and can be purchased at the airport when entering the airport. The entire procedure takes a few minutes and is completely stress-free. It is enough to write out the form provided by the airline crews or available immediately after arrival at the airport and come to the window in the arrivals hall with a passport valid for at least 6 months.
The cost of the visa is $ 50 per person. The payment is possible in cash and by credit cards.
Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, entry to Zanzibar is possible after presenting a negative PCR test and completing the online form and receiving an individual QR code. PiliPili refunds its guests 25 pili points upon presentation of the confirmation of the test performed in Poland.
The above-mentioned online form must also be completed when entering Zanzibar, up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure. Completing the form is obligatory for each passenger.
Due to the frequent changes in the regulations regarding documents entitling to enter Zanzibar, we recommend that you follow official communications immediately before your arrival.
Children of all ages are welcome on the island. There are no contraindications for a visit to Zanzibar for the youngest.
In PiliPili’s offer, children will find a number of organized activities, professional animator care and an additionally paid nanny offer. Hotels are prepared to welcome children and equipped with cots, restaurants offer dishes for children and highchairs to help children eat meals.
Disposable diapers and baby care products can be purchased in nearby stores.
In Zanzibar, the currency is Tanzanian Shilling (TZS) 1 USD (US dollar) = approx. 2,200 (TZS). The currency can be exchanged at exchange offices, banks and selected stores. You can pay with dollars in most tourist places by. similar conversion factor.
Important: it is very difficult or even impossible to exchange US dollars produced before 2009.
You can easily withdraw funds from an ATM. ATMs are located in the capital and in popular tourist cities. They withdraw cash in Tanzanian shillings. A fixed commission of 10,000 to 20,000 TZS is charged on withdrawals depending on the banking operator.
The ATMs at the roundabout and gas stations in Paje are closest to the PiliPili facilities.
Card payments are not possible at stalls, markets and smaller shops. Larger facilities, hotels and selected attractions allow payment by card with an additional commission (approx. 5%).
In PiliPili facilities, payments are possible in cash, by card and PiliPili points purchased on preferential terms. More about it on pilipili.pl/pili-discounts.
All hotels have public WIFI and access to high-speed satellite Internet. You can easily use e-mail, social media or communication platforms such as Teams, Zoom or Skype.
Internet coverage is common on the island, access can be obtained by renting a portable router at the reception (50 USD refundable deposit) or by purchasing a local SIM card from one of the operators (eg Zantel).
– light, airy clothing, flip-flops, sunglasses, shoes for entering the ocean, headgear
– swimwear, creams with a strong filter (SPF50)
There is no need to take:
– shampoos, bath lotion, body lotion
– bath and beach towels
– power adapters
– in hotels there are universal plugs
Alcohol stores are rare in Zanzibar.
There are two or three places in Paje near the PiliPili facilities that have such an assortment.
You can also buy alcohol in Stone Town.
Alcohol should not be consumed anywhere except in eateries.
If you want to provide gifts to the local community, financial or material support for schools or other educational institutions, we recommend contacting the PiliPili Pomagam Foundation, which has a list of the most important needs and has established relationships with families and institutions in need.
We advise against handing out gifts, sweets or school supplies on your own on the beach and in the village. Such activities encourage the population to beg and are not welcomed by families or local authorities.
PiliPili helps the Jambiani community in a coordinated manner within the PiliPili Pomagam Foundation and thanks to the collected funds it supports a number of initiatives agreed with the authorities.
There are no diseases requiring vaccination in Zanzibar. Malaria does not occur on the island, so there is no need for prophylactic dosing of anti-malaria drugs. The only vaccination currently required is yellow fever vaccination, which is required if we fly through high-risk countries (Kenya, Ethiopia) and if the stay in their area will be longer than the usual 4 hours. If you stay in the above-mentioned countries are associated only with a transfer, we do not leave the airport, there is no need to vaccinate.
Healthcare in Zanzibar is available if a medical situation requires a visit to a doctor near PiliPili hotels. Local doctors privately take care of basic painkillers, antipyretics and antibiotics. There is also a pharmacy in Paje.
We recommend that you purchase additional travel medical insurance that covers all medical expenses if necessary. The nearest hospital is located in Makanduchi. For more serious illnesses, patients are transferred to Stone Town or the mainland to Dar es Salaam.
Swahili and English are spoken in Zanzibar. English is widely spoken in hotels and tourist attractions.
There is no need to use Swahili or English at PiliPili facilities.
The menu and all necessary information are provided to guests in Polish.
The time difference with Poland is one hour ahead in summer time periods and two hours in winter time periods.
We provide free airport pick-up to all guests flying PiliPili Fly. On arrival at the airport, minibuses will take guests to individual hotels.
Transfer from the airport takes approximately 60 minutes and is dependent on location and current road conditions. Guests traveling with other airlines can take advantage of the paid transfer organized by PiliPili.
Now available direct flights from Poland to Zanzibar greatly facilitate reaching this paradise island and holidays in Zanzibar .. Exoticism is a good alternative for popular destinations such as Spain, Italy or Greece. It is also something new and fresh compared to destinations such as Thailand, Vietnam.
You can contact us in various ways as convenient for you.
The availability of our facilities changes frequently. In order to obtain an offer and make a reservation, please contact the reservation department, specifying your preferred date of arrival and the number of people. If you already have an object selected – ask about it specifically. If not – we will suggest something that you will surely like.
In all other matters not related to reservations, contact us by writing to email@example.com– we will provide information to people responsible for a given area.
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