Mnarani Beach Cottages play an active role in the community and have the privilege to be able to support the village in many different ways. Because Nassor is personally involved in all of the activities mentioned on this page, he can make sure 100% of your donations go directly to where it is needed.
Nursery School in Nungwi village
Mnarani oversees all the maintenance needs of the village pre-school kindergarten. We also occasionally invite the children to visit the hotel and share cultural songs and dancing with the guests.
The Nungwi football team is funded by the Mnarani hotel.
Football shirts and footballs have been donated to the local football team.
Secondary School in Kidoti village
We support students who are high academic achievers from Nungwi and neighboring villages.
Waste Disposal System
Waste is a large problem in the village due to the growing number of inhabitants and hotels. We have created and are maintaining a waste disposal system that aims to provide a cleaner environment for its inhabitants. We created and are now maintaining a waste disposal system for the village, providing a cleaner environment for its inhabitants.
We have been co-operating with a neighboring village to install a freshwater system piped directly to the village. Previously the villagers have had to climb a dangerous path to collect drinking water.
Mnarani has sponsored several events to promote the Dhow Counties Music Academy. It for example sponsored the annual URITHI cultural event at the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) in Stone Town, Zanzibar. URITHI (Swahili phrase implying Cultural Heritage) is arranged by the Dhow Countries Music Academy of Zanzibar to celebrate and showcase the achievements of the Academic Year.
As part of the festivities, Mnarani’s Managing Director, Nassor El Mahruki, hosted a reception for the local arts and culture stakeholders which include local representatives from UNESCO, members of the diplomatic community as well as the Zanzibar Government.
The DCMA has erected a plaque of the Mnarani Beach Cottages to recognize its generous support to realize ‘Development through the Arts’.
Conservation of the Fukuchani ruins
Mnarani has provided support in the form of providing building materials and connecting with experts to conserve these ruins in the north of Zanzibar.
If you would like to leave your mark in Zanzibar, in the best possible way, you can make a donation during your stay at Mnarani, which we will pass on to the cause you wish to support.
Located directly on the beach, cooled by the sea breeze and with it’s own meditative wave sound system, Mnaranis Spa will help you unwind and de-stress your body created by the pressures of normal everyday life.
We have 27 rooms and 4 family apartments available at Mnarani Beach Cottages. Our rooms are all en-suite with hot and cold water and are all equipped with a/c, fans, safes and have spacious verandas to relax on.
At Mnarani beach cottages, we have an abundance of activities to keep you entertained. You can try scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, deep sea fishing, kite surfing. We laso have a relaxed sunset cruise everyday.