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Our Essence of Tranquil Living and Community Connection

Discover the Essence of Community Living amid Historic Charm and Lush Gardens in Zanzibar






Our Story

Formerly known as the Jungle Paradise Resort, 2024 marked a profound shift in our vision and purpose at Mbweni. In this transformation time, we aspire to transform Mbweni from a commercial resort into a regeneration hub; a thriving community woven together by a shared dedication to history, nature, and the boundless possibilities of regeneration. We would like to invite you to join hands in crafting a narrative that transcends time.

Our Philosophy

At Mbweni, we live by the mantra "Create, Play, Grow." We wholeheartedly believe in the power of co-creation, the joy of play, and the constant pursuit of personal growth. This mantra encapsulates our commitment to fostering a community where creativity knows no bounds, where the spirit of play is celebrated for everyone, and where growth extends beyond individual aspirations to embrace the collective flourishing of both people and the environment.

Our Manifesto

In our pursuit of "Create, Play, Grow," the Mbweni Manifesto serves as a concise call to action, uniting our community members in a shared commitment to equality, sustainability, and community betterment.

Empowerment and Action

We harness our power, eschewing blame for external factors, embracing responsibility for our collective impact. We commit to positive change through self-improvement.

Respect as Foundation

Our community thrives on respect, prioritizing it over fear or ego. Differing opinions are welcomed with tolerance, fostering a harmonious environment.

Stewardship of Resources

We honor finite resources, actively choosing sustainability in products and services. Our aim is to contribute to a healthier, more balanced world.

Fair and Honest Information

Critical thinking guides our consumption of information. We pledge to produce truth, rejecting deceit and manipulation.

End to Being a Product

Rejecting data commodification, we acknowledge the value of every online action. We agree to pay for resources, minimizing manipulation and overconsumption.

Our Commitment

More than just a hospitality establishment; as a regenerative hub, we are committed to setting a model for transformative change within the broader landscape of the industry.

We pledge to cultivate a harmonious community that fosters creating impact, personal growth, and at the same time, having a good time. This is our pathway towards regenerative living, where the essence lies in not just sustaining but actively contributing to the well-being of our community and the places we touch.

Our Initiatives

Join us on a journey of transformation as we fullfil our commitment – a glimpse into a future where positive impact and enriching experiences converge.

Mbweni Clean Project

Dive into environmental stewardship with our weekly beach clean up initiative dedicated to revitalize the pristine beauty of Mbweni Bay and neighboring surroundings. Our dedicated team, along with residents and guests, comes together every Saturday for a fun beach clean-up.

This collaborative effort not only fosters a sense of community but also contributes to the conservation of our coastal ecosystem.

Harverst Garden Project

Harvest Garden is our farm-to-table community project where aromatic herbs and spices are locally cultivated within Mbweni Botanical Garden, educating members on sustainable agriculture practices.

Immerse yourself in the joy of growing your own food and connecting with the earth, as we foster a deeper understanding of the journey from soil to plate.

Ecology Seminars

Every month, we hold ecology workshops, thoughtfully crafted and led by passionate individuals, unfold amidst the captivating ambiance of the historical Mbweni Ruins, creating an enriching experience that fosters both learning and connection.

Participants are invited to enjoy a delightful lunch at Mbweni Bay, enhancing the sense of community and camaraderie within our co-living space.