Shared a very centered history of imperial histories of Zanzibar Island and more particular the Stone Town. It is where the unique experience awaits , situated at the heart of Stone Town by the picturesque seafront . The magnificent main building has various functions over the past centuries . Between 1884 and 1884 it served as the American Consulate in Zanzibar then passed on to become the trading offices of Cowasjee Dinshaw &Partners whose headquater was in Aden formerly known as the Port of Suez and the trading ports notably in most of the British Protectorate areas.
The hotel has hosted many celebs people who passed through its doors from consulate era also as Risina new star in the British and the world music scene, Freddie Mercury and his family used to retreat to what is now Marash apartment whenever they came back to Zanzibar on holidays. Next to Tembo house is what used to be the British Consulate, where in 1874 Dr. Livingstone’s body was brought old embarking on its journey back to England.
TEMBO HOTEL; is situated on a prime location therefore offers you more chances to navigates smoothly through the centre of this old town(Stone Town) , make it is easy for you not go far to souvenir shops , on other side some most popular historical sites like Beit-al-Ajaib the (House of wonders), the Old fort ,Palace Museum , Forodhani Fish market, Former slave market, Livingstone house and many other sites the Island of Zanzibar has to offer.
Tembo offers almost three categories of accommodations which are Tembo House, which is near the beach with swimming pool while the other two are The Annex of Tembo and the Freddy Mercury`s Apartment . The Annex of Tembo is equipped with beautiful facilities whereby all the rooms are self-contained , swimming pool in her courtyard areas.
All tembo accommdations and situated in the heart of the Stone-town, 10 minutes walking distance from the Zanzibar main port and 8km, 20mins drive from Zanzibar International airport .