Located approximately one hours’ drive from the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) in the coastal and picturesque village of Nungwi.



Suites: The suites at Essque Zalu boast a maximum occupancy of 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. This ensures that they are the ideal destination for both couples seeking a romantic getaway, and families who do not wish to compromise on luxury. Ensconce yourself in these luxuriously-styled spaces crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched Makuti roof. These suites are Garden suite, Superior garden suite, Ocean suites and Seafront suite.

Residences: For a more spacious stay, Essque Zalu offers 8 Residences ranging from 3 to 4 bedrooms all of which feature their very own plunge private pool, dining room, a private spa, spacious living room and fully equipped kitchen. As expected, the Residences also boast either a terrace or balcony, with exquisite views, upon which to laze. These residences are: Garden residence, Ocean residence, Seafront residence and Long term residence.



Market Kitchen.

Our all-day dining, deli-style restaurant serves cosmopolitan fare, from a gastronomic spread of crisp salads, cured meats and the freshest seafood, to braids straight from the oven and mouth-watering desserts and cheeses. Dishes are accompanied by carefully selected vintages, exemplifying Chef Jussi’s belief that wine from the same hemisphere complements local ingredients, whilst also minimizing food miles.

Jetty bar and Restaurant.

Set al-fresco on the on the shoreline of the Indian Ocean, The Jetty celebrates the bounty of the seas. Here you can casually kick back with a fresh with a refreshing cocktail, draw on some sheesha, gaze into the sunset, or, quite simply watch the local dhows sail by. Experience a different setting every day, created exclusively by the elements and mirroring the flow of the ocean. This is the place to be seen and immerse to the sounds of live music.

Pool Bar.

Keep cool and beat the heat by sipping cool cocktails, enjoying refreshing fruit shakes and light snacks, lounging poolside with a breathtaking view of the turquoise waters of the ocean.

In Room Dining.

Your very own in room dining offers a sleepless menu that will enable you to fulfil any craving any time. Our chefs will create the masterpiece of your fancy for you to enjoy in the comfort and privacy of your own suite or villa.

Destination Dining.

Hover over the water, dine beneath the stars, dance with the flames or let your fantasies create a new dining reality. With your varied selection of dine-by-design experiences, your culinary adventure knows no bounds. “Executive Chef Jussi Husa believes that ingredients should be fresh and local and that the best way to understand a destination and its culture is through its cuisine.”

Baobab Bar

Enjoy a drink or two under the shade of the magnificent Baobab tree and let our mixologist impress you with his special cocktail of the day.



Currency: Tanzanian Shilling, US Dollars and Euro.

Language: Kiswahili and English

Clothing: casual sports clothes during daytime and informal dress in the evening with long pants for the men.

Nudity and topless sunbathing is against Tanzanian Law.