Hotel RIU Jambo Zanzibar

Hotel RIU Jambo Zanzibar


The Hotel Riu Jambo, that opened in June 2022, is located on the north coast of Zanzibar on Nungwi Beach, one of the prime spots on Zanzibar Island with powder white sands and amazing sunsets.

This 24-hour all-inclusive resort on Zanzibar is the perfect place to escape, relax and disconnect.

Built in a traditional architectural style, this beach resort in Zanzibar, Tanzania, offers more than 300 elegant rooms that have been carefully designed to ensure you have a restful stay.
What better way to start the day in paradise than with a delicious buffet breakfast and a refreshing dip in the sea?

This beach hotel in Zanzibar is the perfect choice for families and couples alike and offers a variety of activities, nighttime entertainment, live music and shows for all ages.
What’s more, there are 4 fabulous outdoor pools, one of which has a swim-up bar exclusively for adults.
Youngest guests can have a great time in the children’s pool or at the RiuLand kid’s club with our entertainment team.
Sports lovers are spoilt for choice with a wide choice of options including kayaking and paddle surf.
After enjoying your holiday to the max, you can recharge your batteries in the Renova Spa or book any treatments that you fancy.

The Hotel Riu Jambo offers a wide range of dining options so that you can enjoy the best flavours from around the world, from more traditional cuisine in the Asian restaurant to international restaurants with show-cooking stations and oversea à la carte gourmet restaurants.
What’s more, you can visit the hotels various bars, which offer appetisers, snacks and drinks throughout the day so you can enjoy RIU’s excellent 24-hour all-inclusive service.

Zanzibar, once known as Spice Island, is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday in paradise.
Its beaches and small islands, wilderness and unforgettable landscapes will make you fall in love with this destination.
Sign up for an excursion to see the most emblematic places in the area or to have an authentic African experience.


Hotel RIU Jambo Zanzibar Package Specials that is currently on offer for people traveling from South Africa


All the guest rooms have:

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Make-up mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar (water, soft drinks)
  • Electric kettle for coffee and tea
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Balcony or terrace

Double rooms with lateral sea view:

  • 1 king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or 2 beds (110 x 200 cm)
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Lateral sea views

Double rooms with sea view:

  • 2 beds (110 x 200 cm)
  • Sitting área, some with sofa bed
  • Sea views

Superior double rooms with sea view:

  • 1 king-size bed (180 x 200 cm)
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • Sea views

Family rooms with:

  • Bathroom with shower, separate WC
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) and 2 beds (110 x 200 cm)
  • Sitting area with sofa bed


“Maisha” main restaurant with terrace
“Yunnan” Asian restaurant
“Kulinarium” Gourmet restaurant over the sea
“Il Panzotto” Italian restaurant over the sea
“Karibu” lobby bar
“Bongo Flava” lounge bar with terrace
“Hakuna Matata” poolside bar with swim-up bar**
“Rafiki” snackbar/ beach bar
“Bahari” bar over the sea
3 swimming pools (379/217/116 m²)
Pool with swim-up bar** (111 m²)
Children’s pool (11 m²)
Complimentary sun loungers, parasols and towels by the pool
Sun terraces
“RiuLand” kids’ club
“Renova” Spa with a variety of treatments, beauty salon and massages (additional charge)
Relaxation pool (21 m²)
Free gym and steam bath
“RiuArt” atelier
Free WiFi throughout hotel


All Inclusive features 24 hours


  • Varied buffet, live cooking station
  • Continental breakfast / snacks


  • Hot and cold buffet, live cooking stations and assorted desserts
  • Light meals

Dinner (at the main restaurant):

  • Buffets and live cooking stations

Optional dinner:

  • Asian restaurant
  • Kulinarium restaurant (à la carte)
  • Italian restaurant (à la carte)
  • Snacks 24 hours a day


  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks served 24 hours a day



  • Gym
  • Group fitness activities in the RiuFit area (daily)
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), pedaloes, kayaking and snorkelling equipment
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Steam bath
  • Activities programme at the “RiuArt” atelier (several times a week)
  • Scuba diving and scuba diving school
  • Assorted other water sports also available


  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at “RiuLand” (several times a week)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (several times a week)
  • RIU evening programme, shows or live music (several times a week)



To be booked through local providers

  • Taxi service to Stone Town
  • Snorkelling and diving trips to Mnemba Marine Park
  • Big game fishing
  • Spice tours
  • Safaris to Tanzania


Unit of currency: Tanzania Schillings (Tsh)
Language: Kiswahili is the national language.
English is widely spoken
Clothing: Casual clothes during the daytime and informal dress in the evening. Topless sunbathing is prohibited by Tanzania Law.
Weather: July till September very low levels of rainfall and average temperatures around 25°C. From October till December generally humid with short rains and temperatures rising into the 30s.
From May till June rainy season


In addition to showing interest in Hotel RIU Jambo Zanzibar, we would highly recommend that you also take a look at one of the following Zanzibar beach resorts that we highly recommend.
Sandies Baobab Beach Zanzibar, Hotel RIU Jambo Zanzibar, VOI Kiwengwa Resort Zanzibar, Sultan Sands Island Resort Zanzibar, Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, My Blue Hotel Zanzibar, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar, Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa Zanzibar , Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa Zanzibar and Sea Cliff Resort and Spa Zanzibar.

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