"In some ways the true beginning of actually building Kizikula started when we met the Permaculture Design Co - finally we had met people who shared our philosophy and more importantly had the skills, passion, and resources to implement it. Kizikula would not be what it is today without our partnership with PDC that continues to this day."
Shehab Hamad - Owner
Kizikula Boutique Hotel
a lush tropical farmhouse style surroundings on the remote southern coast of Zanzibar
Everything at Kizikula draws from the very materials of the island itself. The orange-pink coral limestone was locally quarried, while the Mninga wood was sourced from mainland Tanzania, indigenous species have been planted next to productive fruit trees - and out of this whole vibrant pot of individuals, cultures and techniques the outstanding Kizikula evolved.
PDC was responsible for creating a strong and fertile soil base on top of the coral. From there all gardens around the bungalows, sidewalks and an on-site organic farm, which produces many of the fruits and vegetables used in the kitchen, have been designed, implemented and result in an ever-shifting landscape, which is never the same and that holds one of the most fascinating features of the place. Local landscaping gardeners coming from the Fursa Kijani Project (Youth Empowerment Internship Program) who were also trained in waste management are taking care of the maintenance of the whole landscape.
Sketching & Concept Design
Birdview - Watching Kizikula grow
Updates from Kizikula in full green
Frank Lloyd Wright - Architect & Educator
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."