Komba Nest is a simple, basic hut in the middle of Zanzibar nature, close to the mangroves, run by a local community tourism initiative.
Komba Nest in Uzi Island
Komba Nest is a simple hut, built and operated by the Muungoni Community Tourism Initiative, a group of locals from the village of Muungoni in Southern Zanzibar. It is of simple, basic standard.
The strong point of these accommodations is the location that you will enjoy if you are a true nature lover: At Komba Nest you will feel like staying in the middle of a tropical rain forest (but the village of Muungoni is only a few hundred meters away, and members of the local tourism initiative can be called using a walkie-talkie).
The hut can accommodate up to four people. The hut only has basic solar lighting and pit latrines outside the hut.
The accomodation is built using only local natural construction materials that completely blend with and in tune with its natural surroundings.
Please book this accommodation if you enjoy staying away from the main tourism spots of Zanzibar and if you enjoy blending with local people who are not trained hospitality professionals or familiar with international hotel service standards, but warm-hearted villagers.
Don’t book this accommodation if you expect professionally managed and run hotel services, nighttime entertainment (other than the sounds of nature), a wide range of culinary services, alcoholic beverages, or mingling with other foreign tourists. It is most likely that you are the only tourists staying at the hut – finding yourself in the middle of a rural African setting.
The Jozani forest National Park area in southern Zanzibar is the best spot for eco tourism on the island! Besides the actual Jozani Forest National Park, tourists can aslo reach the protected areas of Chwaka Bay and Menai Bay with its sandbanks, uninhabited islets, coral reefs and marine habitats, which are home to dolphins, sea turtles, whales and dugongs, within a radius of 20 km. Also Uzi Island, which is surrounded by Zanzibar’s largest mangrove area, is close to Muungoni village.
The rates include:
- Room as booked
- Bed & Breakfast. Dinner can be purchased at an additional cost
Included and paid Amenities
- Tour booking
- Non-smoking rooms
- Transfers (additional charge)
- Mangrove access
- Contact with nature
Are you travelling with children?
We love children and are happy about welcoming children at the hotel. Unfortunately our online reservation system is not yet fully ready to calculate child rates correctly. We are working on this.
So when you proceed with the reservation, you will currently only see adult rates displayed and calculated.
But don’t worry! We will manually review any reservation and will adjust the rate. You will hear from us shortly after your reservation. You will only pay the hotel’s child rate for your children.
Child policy of this hotel:
Children aged 0-5 years are free of charge.
Children aged 6-15 years pay 50% of full adult rate.
Children aged 16 years and more pay full adult rate. Please choose “adult” in the online reservation in case of a child aged 16 or older.
The policy of this hotel in case of cancellation or no show is:
● More than 30 days before arrival: free cancellation
● Less than 29 days before arrival: 100% of charged rate
Additionally, zanzibar.eco as a platform provider charges 30 USD processing fee for each cancellation.
50% of the profits made through the ecotourism activities are used for the improvement of the living conditions in the village of Muungoni, such as improvements to water supply, and to operate the community kindergarten and school. By coming to Muungoni you will directly support the development of the village. The ecotourism packages and services delivered by the Muungoni Community Initiative have been developed in close cooperation with World Unite!.
Things To Do
In Muungoni area there are plenty of things to do such as: Zala Park visit, Nature Trail, Canoe/kayak trip through Mangroves to Uzi Island, Hald and full day bycicle trips to Muungoni, Makunduchi and Jozani Forest National Park, Mystical storytelling at the ruins, Cultural Village Tour in Muungoni, One night at the Forest, One night at the Mangrove, Ecotourist lunch and dinner.