What does the name ‘The Niara’ mean?

Niara is originally a Swahili girls name and means ‘one with high purpose’ – to emphasize that a successful project is not solely defined by its financial achievement, but also by creating tourism that respects both local people and the traveller, cultural heritage and the environment.

Is Zanzibar a country?

No. However as a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, Zanzibar does have its own government.

What language is spoken on the Zanzibar Archipelago?

The official languages of Zanzibar are Kiswahili and English. English is spoken by most of the islanders, except outside the urban areas and in remote parts of the archipelago.

What exactly is All-Inclusive?

The nightly rate at The Niara is on All-Inclusive basis. This means that for hotel guests most food, drinks and several facilities and services are included in the nightly rate.


What is the climate like in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar’s climate is tropical with at least 7-8 hours of daily sunshine. Temperatures fluctuate between 25-35°C and you’ll enjoy gentle sea breezes throughout the year.

What is the travel time to Zanzibar from Europe?

Direct flights from for instance Italy, Switzerland or Belgium are roughly 9 hours. With only a one hour time difference with CET (Central European Time) you will never suffer from jetlag.