Meet the team


We look forward to welcoming you at Mahali!



The foundation on which Mahali is built is respect. We want to show respect not just to you as a guest, but also to our employees and the nature that surrounds Mahali.


We are passionate about showing you exactly why we love this place so much. Just like we did, we want you to fall in love with the ocean and the people that make up this beautiful island.


We want Mahali to become an integral part of the local economy. To achieve this we work hand in hand with local initiatives and we employ local staff to make sure everybody benefits.


We believe that friendliness goes a long way. You will be greeted with a smile and we will try our best to fulfill your every wish.

Our Story

Mahali is owned by us: Floris and Leanne. We are a couple from Holland with a great passion for Africa.

The extent of our passion only became apparent when we went on our honeymoon, crossing all of Africa. We traveled all the way from Cairo to Capetown and we ended our journey on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. We fell in love with the island instantly. The culture, the climate, the ocean, we felt like we had found a very special place.

After years of working in a corporate environment we felt it was the right time for a new adventure. We decided to leave our jobs and take on new responsibilities as the owners of Mahali.

Our vision for Mahali is to combine the things that also unite us as a couple. That means we want Mahali to be a place that is suitable for both romantic retreats and athletic, adrenaline-filled holidays.

Leanne and Floris

Leanne and Floris


Karibu Sana, as we say in Swahili. We are looking forward to welcome you at our place. Hopefully you will love Zanzibar as much as we do.

Binti, Khamis and Aziza

Binti, Khamis and Aziza

Happiness Managers

You will meet us, the moment you arrive at Mahali. Any questions about your stay, activities and restaurants, we are here to help and explain everything!

Mahali Crew

Mahali Crew

All employees

We are with around 40 employees at this moment. We will try our level best to give you an amazing stay. If there is anything we can do, let us know!