I have just spent 2 wonderful weeks at James Guest House Nungwi. Even though it was rainy season it was still a really good time and for me even better as there were fewer tourists to normal. Special prices on everything are possible during this time. 

 Great bargains can be had at James's, but even at the original price the rooms are really value for your money, especially with such newly reburbished rooms and crisp clean bed linen. 

His breakfasts of eggs and fresh fruits and bread or chapati were excellent. 

There was a safe to keep my things secure and a non stop friendly feel to the place which as a single female traveller is extremely important.

I can recommend James Guest House to anyone, in or out of season it is a real bargain. Thanks James for your hospitality and hard work to ensure that we enjoyed ourselves. 

James Guest House is now called Papaya Guest House

posted Feb 15, 2019, 1:14 PM by James Othman

If you want to stay at the old James Guesthouse called today Papaya cal  +255 629 157 293

Christmas 2016 - barbeque at Kidoti

posted Dec 6, 2016, 11:46 PM by James Othman   [ updated Dec 6, 2016, 11:47 PM ]

For all our guests and anybody else who wants to attend - we would like to organize a small party by the seaside 10 km from Nungwi, by James new property (Kidoti Queen) on a virgin area of the island. We will come back soon with more information.   

We are now open for bookings in a cozy flat in Kendwa village

posted Feb 2, 2016, 1:52 AM by James Othman   [ updated Dec 6, 2016, 11:54 PM ]

2 flats with nice sea view wait for you in Kendwa village. Short walk downhill to the wonderful beach with white sands of Kendwa.

Price: 45 USD  per night includding breakfast in law season and 60USD in high season.  

Our taxi driver will bring you to the location, we inform him when you book and he will be at the airpoprt, harbour or wherever you want him to pick you up.

Restaurant Open, New Bar Area

posted Aug 5, 2013, 1:22 AM by James Othman

James's Restaurant and Bar area is now open.

still inkeeping with the local Zanzibar life style james has created a wonderful warm and inviting area to sample his local cuisine.

BBQ evenings using the traitional BBQ methods can be arranged

Parties to celebrate birthdays or special events 

Weddings in the traditional Zanzibar style  at very affordable prices can also be catered for.

Speak to James for all enquiries & bookings regarding the restautant and parties, 

James's Guesthouse has a dormotory

posted Aug 5, 2013, 1:17 AM by James Othman   [ updated Aug 5, 2013, 1:28 AM ]

Recently completed James's Guest house now has a dormotory that sleeps 10. This newly constructed dorm has its own en-suite bathrooms, multiple fans and mosquito nets for the groups comfort. 
Group bookings are cheaper than the usual rates and for a group of 10 or more we are now offering the following rates

Jan through March $15 per person per night
April through June $10 per person per night
July through September $15 per person per night
Oct through November $10 per person per night
December and festive period (xmas 23rd - 31st & NY Jan 1st & 2nd) $20 per person per night

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Online Shopping - Designer label

posted Sep 3, 2011, 2:59 AM by James Othman

Visit our online shop where you will find items designed by our own exclusive Designer and using our brand name "Paws -n- Go".  
Go to LINKS under the navigation bar and then click on "Paws -n- Go" .

James' bar TV area

posted Feb 22, 2011, 12:50 AM by James Othman

In the centre of the tropical gardens you will find a cosy bar and TV area. This is a communal area for all the guests to use and relax in, or just buy a drink before returning to their room or terrace area.
James' and his staff are normally found in and around the garden area. We are there to assist you in any way we can. 

James's Restaurant

posted Feb 22, 2011, 12:42 AM by James Othman   [ updated Aug 5, 2013, 1:26 AM ]

James's is one of the finest Chef's in Nungwi and has recently opened his own restaurant within James's Guesthouse. 

The restaurant offers a choice of excellent local spice cuisine with Jame's own flavour and style thrown in. 
Prices are really competitive, you wont go wrong with chosing a night in at James's to eat and relax in the traditional atmosphere of Zanzibarians.

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The restaurant is open to the public as well as the guests and we at James's Guest House. 

We can cater for parties as well as more intemate dinners. Just speak to James and he will organise things for you.

Group Promotion from April until June 2011

posted Feb 22, 2011, 12:09 AM by James Othman

James' Guest House offers any overland travellers the possibility to stay for a reduced rate of $15 per person per night.
This promotion runs fom the 14th April until the 14th June 2011.
If you would like to make a reservation or further information then please contact

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posted Feb 21, 2011, 9:06 AM by James Othman

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