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THE FAMILY

"If you have ever seen Magic, then it has been in Africa." John Hemingway

Sharazad Boutique Hotel is the realisation of a dream for the owners,

Simon Wood, Francesca Scalfari and their son Luca.

SHARAZĀD
FAMILY

The Early Years

Simon a British Traveller engineer passionate of Africa meet Francesca an Italian lady, working in the tourism section but dedicated to womens empowerment projects, passionate about travelling & African culture as much as him. They both meet and felL in love also work wise, not only between them self but also for the beautiful island of Unguja ( Zanzibar ) and their amazing population. Was  love at first sight. Was Destiny !

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Owners Francesca & Simon lived their romance and spent their weekends and holidays in their Family Home in Jambiani. They been inviting and hosting friends from all over the world to share the magic of the place and make them felt in love with Zanzibar. They even had their wedding ceremony on the beach and a big party with family and friends in the villa’s patio. Zanzibar mean to be their Home.

OUR
LITTLE FAMILY
GROWS ON
ZANZIBAR ISLAND

The family has been enlarged with the arriving of Luca , their 9 year old son, a sunshine creature in love with Nature, art and music, conceive and  raised in Zanzibar a land which he consider home and the best place in the entire world. Today they still live on the Island and founded and supporting several projects and companies within the local community and locals employees most of them women run or on women support. Francesca has supported the opening of a beautiful local trade concept store in "Stone Town The Wonders Boutique”  where she supports all different artisan from Zanzibar and all over the world.  

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Simon has founded a screen-printing company, FrasiAfrica with mostly local women and working in the textile sector too.  Is a beautiful story of love and life with some challenge of course but no doubt that Zanzibar was their destiny and the Zanzibar is where they belong.

ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE & UNIQUE

Ethical based and sustainable build and run is the fundamental concept between everything they build, engage, doing together. Most of their colleagues and employs been part of this lovely Family for  year’s way before the Sharazad project today. Family is what Sharazad feels to all those have the pleasure of discover this cozy and unique place.

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