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    Zanzibar - East Coast
    When can I go?
    1 April 2017 - 31 May 2017
    7 nights honeymoon discount at the All Inclusive Dream of Zanzibar
    What’s included in the deal?
    • Return flights to Zanzibar on the scheduled, direct services of Mango
    • Return resort transfers (seat in coach)
    • 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe room
    • Breakfast; lunch; dinner daily at the Main Restaurant; plus lunch at Taj Mahal; Sushi Bar; and Zanzi-Bar Grill outlets; and dinner at the Chop Stick Asian Restaurant; the Boma African Restaurant; and the Andiamo Pizzeria. Soft drinks; house wine; local beer; juices; cocktails; spirits; water tea and coffee from 3 bars and in restaurants at meal times.
    • Water gym; canoes; beach volley; football; darts; billiards and table tennis. Evening entertainment programme
    • All Zanzibar taxes; levies and surcharges (estimate)
    More Info
    • Honeymoon Bonus: Discounted rate, complimentary 30 minute couples massage, flowers & a bottle of sparkling wine in room, one a la carte romantic dinner and room upgrade subject to availability (Valid within 9 months of wedding)
    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions
    • This fare level is determined by Mango’s yield management of their seats and is not a set fare level but rather subject to the load factor booked on a specific date.
    • A high season supplement from R2535 applies for travel 28 Mar-30 Apr; 01 Jul-25 Jul, 30 Sep-10 Oct and from 06 Dec onwards
    Terms & Conditions
    • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
    • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
    • Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
    • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
    • Standard terms and conditions apply.
    Pricing from Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 13 895 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 1 320 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 15 215 p.p.s
    Why we like it
    The resort is an attractive and modern structure with a beautiful blend of contemporary and local Afro-Arabic design of local woods and solid materials with an architectural style that recalls the African-Arab Palaces.
    North East Coast

    The resort provides top modern comforts with accommodation of the highest standards fitted with furniture made by Italian specialists in elm wood.
    All rooms have a large en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and double basin.
    Each room has a spacious private terrace or balcony with table and chairs.

    104 Deluxe Garden Rooms have a communal swimming pool, children area and bar.

    There are 40 Junior Suites with Ocean View and 10 Junior Suites with Ocean View and a jacuzzi .
    These 3 room categories are located in individual blocks with rooms on both the ground and first floors.

    The 3 individual Beach Villas have a jacuzzi and private pool and enjoy a beachfront location.

    • Individual climate control and ceiling fan
    • King size or European twin beds with mosquito net
    • IDD telephone
    • Internet access (with cable)
    • TV with satellite channels, DVD and CD player
    • Stocked Mini bar
    • Coffee and tea making facilities
    • Digital in room personal safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Shaver plug point
    • Electricity 220V 50 Hz

    All inclusive concept
    The resort operates on an all inclusive basis which includes
    • a welcome cocktail
    • breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant.
    Weather depending the lunch buffet is served at The Taj Mahal, Sushi Bar d Zanzi-Bar
    Grill outlets.
    • Soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, tea and coffee and selected spirits are served
    at the restaurants and bars.
    • Dinner is also available at The Chop Stick, at The Boma Restaurant and at the Andiamo
    Pizzeria Restaurant.
    • Snacks are offered at the Pool Bar throughout the day.
    • Other inclusions on the package are water gym, canoes, beach volley, football, table tennis, billiards and darts as well as the provision of beach towels, sun beds and beach umbrellas.

    Cape to Venice Brasserie
    With indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor dining facilities offers lavish buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special theme nights are organized on a weekly basis with menu featuring light and tasty international cuisine.

    The Andiamo Pizzeria
    Open for dinner, serves fresh pizza, salads and healthy foods from an a la carte menu.

    Blue Vanilla a’ la carte restaurant (At a supplement)
    The luxury a’ la carte restaurant offers seafood and fusion cuisine, refreshing cocktails in a refined and peaceful ambience, open for dinner only.

    The Boma Restaurant and The Chop Sticks Restaurant
    Regional and local African dishes are served buffet style at the Boma Restaurant while Asian specialities can be tasted The Chop Stick.

    The Taj Mahal, the Sushi Bar and the Zanzi-Bar Grill Located on the beach and serve buffet lunch.

    The Kokosnuss Bar
    Located near the main pool this bar offers a selection of fruit juices, soft drinks, coffee, tea, cocktails, beers, wine and selected spirits from 10h00 to 22h00.
    The Snack Bar is open from 10h00 to 13h00 and from 15h00 to 17h00.

    The Mama Paw Garden Pool Bar
    Serves cocktails and all inclusive beverages from 10h00 to 18h00 at the Deluxe Garden Rooms pool.

    The Le Souk Bar
    Serves a wide selection of long drinks tea, coffee, cocktails, soft drinks, local beers and selected spirits. Exclusive and premium drinks are served at an extra charge. Open from 18h00 to midnight.

    • 24 hour reception and concierge
    • Currency exchange and internet access
    • 2 swimming pools, one with children’s area
    • Babysitting service
    • Boutique
    • Conference Centre
    • Animation team with daily entertainment
    • Watersports Centre
    • The Dream Spa
    • Tours and excursions desk
    • Stone Town shuttle service
    • Diving
    • Snorkelling
    • Deep Sea Fishing

    Great Beach
    Water Sports
    Multiple dining options
    Package Bonus Info
    • Honeymoon Bonus: Discounted rate, complimentary 30 minute couples massage, flowers & a bottle of sparkling wine in room, one a la carte romantic dinner and room upgrade subject to availability (Valid within 9 months of wedding)


    Zanzibar is the number one beach location in East Africa. It is a wonderful island, with classic tropical beaches, lush plantations, an incredible history and a fascinating culture. Apart from historic Stone Town, with its labyrinth of narrow streets, Zanzibar is known for its beautiful palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs.

    The monsoons that blow across the Indian Ocean have allowed contact between Persia, Arabia, India and the coast of east Africa (including the islands of Zanzibar) for over 2,000 years. The first European arrivals were Portuguese 'navigators' looking for a trade route to India. They reached Zanzibar at the end of the 15th century and established a trading station here and at other points on the East African coast. At the end of the 17th century the Portuguese were ousted by the Omani Arabs. During this period, Zanzibar became a major slaving centre. In 1840, the Omani Sultan Said moved his court from Muscat to Zanzibar, and the island became an Arab state and an important centre of trade and politics in the region. Many European explorers, including Livingstone and Stanley, began their expeditions into the interior of Africa from Zanzibar during the second half of the 19th century. Zanzibar was a British protectorate from 1890 until 1963, when the state gained independence. In 1964, the sultan and the government were overthrown in a revolution. In the same year, Zanzibar and the newly independent country of Tanganyika combined to form the United Republic of Tanzania.

    The indigenous language spoken throughout Zanzibar is Swahili (called Kiswahili locally). This language is also spoken as a first language by Swahili people along the east African coast, particularly in Kenya and mainland Tanzania. English is widely spoken and understood.

    Most of the people in Zanzibar are Muslim and all towns and villages on Zanzibar Island have mosques. Visitors to Zanzibar Town (Stone Town) cannot fail to hear the evocative sound of the muezzins calling people to prayer from the minarets, especially for the evening session at sunset. There are also small populations of Christians and Hindus.

    Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate that is largely dominated by the Indian Ocean monsoons. The kasikazi winds are from the north and occur in the winter months bringing the short rains. The long rains, known as mwaka, arrive in March and last until late May or June. January through March is generally hot and dry with little rainfall. April through June is wet because of the long rains which start to taper off in May. July through October are ideal months for visiting Zanzibar because the average temperature is 25 C, the air is dry and breezy and there is little rainfall. November and December are when the short rains appear. Average rainfall in Zanzibar is about 165 cm (65") and the average temperature is 26 C (79 F).

    Cash (US Dollars) and credit cards are accepted at hotels and at any Bureau de Change.

    220/230 V. square pin adapter (same plugs as UK)

    As Zanzibar is situated in a malaria zone, it is recommended that you consult your physician on the correct preventative medication required before you travel.

    Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day. Take an umbrella or rain poncho if travelling from October to January or March to June. When in town women and men should have their shoulders and knees covered. Bermuda shorts and a polo shirt are perfectly fine but halter-tops and miniskirts are insulting to the local population. The dress for dinner is smart casual and gents are required to wear long trousers. Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must.

    South African Passport holders do not require a visa.

    Whether you spend your days lazing by the pool, sipping cocktails on the beach at sunset, diving in warm waters with excellent visibility or enjoying a Dhow cruise around small island, your Zanzibar holiday will be a memorable experience.

    Diving- With living reefs surrounding the islands, Zanzibar has excellent dive locations. There are plenty of places where the water temperature is warm, visibility is usually excellent, and currents are weak, all of which contributes to an ideal location for first time and novice divers. In addition to the warm and still waters full of colourful fish, there are many challenging dives as well. If you want to surf the current through a ravine, go for deep water, or search for wrecks, there are dive companies that can make it happen for you. Many of the larger resorts on the north and east coasts have professionally-run dive shops as well. Qualified divers must produce certification and log book.

    Shopping- Whether you’re in the market for T-shirts, spices, kangas, furniture or hand sewn pillow covers, Zanzibar is one of the last places left for fun shopping and bargain hunts. You will find the inevitable ashtray carved out of a coconut shell, but there are enough Tinga-tinga paintings, woodcarvings and woven goods to keep almost everyone in the market for a tasteful souvenir. Gizenga Street, off Kenyatta Road by the Post Office is an excellent street for finding all the things mentioned above plus postcards, stamps, skin-covered drums, spices, and antiques. Sasik, a store representing a women’s cooperative, is highly recommended for locally sewn pillow covers in traditional Arabic and Persian patterns. There are also some antique stores that, although they may have more of a junk store appearance, have some interesting pieces that may bear historical importance. Kangas, the local cloth worn by women over their dresses and covering their heads, are available next to Darajani and in town near the majestic cinema.

    Stone Town- Livingstone House, on the northeast side of the town, this old building is now the main office of the Zanzibar Tourist Corporation (ZTC). It was built around 1860 for Sultan Majid. At this time Zanzibar was used as a starting point by many of the European missionaries and pioneers who explored eastern and central Africa during the second half of the 19th century. David Livingstone, probably the most famous explorer of them all, stayed in this house before sailing to the mainland to begin his last expedition in 1866. Other explorers, such as Burton, Speke, Cameron and Stanley, also stayed here while preparing for their own expeditions. The house was later used by members of the island’s Indian community, and in 1947 it was bought by the colonial government for use as a scientific laboratory for research into clove diseases. After independence and the revolution it became the Zanzibar headquarters of the Tanzania Friendship Tourist Bureau, the forerunner of today’s ZTC.

    The Palace Museum- A large white building with castellated battlements situated on Mizingani Road, Originally called the Sultan’s Palace, it was built in the late 1890s for members of the sultan’s family. From 1911, it was used as the Sultan of Zanzibar’s official residence, but was renamed the People’s Palace after the 1964 Revolution, when Sultan Jamshid was overthrown. It continued to be used as government offices until 1994 when the palace was turned into a museum dedicated to the history of the sultans of Zanzibar.

    Beit al Ajaib (House of Wonders)- This large, white building dominates the waterfront area of Zanzibar Town (Stone Town), and is one of its best-known landmarks. A perfect rectangle, it is one of the largest buildings on the island even today, rising over several storeys, surrounded by tiers of pillars and balconies, and topped by a large clock tower. After more than a century of use as a palace and government offices, it opened in 2002 as the Museum of History and Culture and contains some fascinating exhibits and displays. It’s a pity to rush your visit: allow yourself enough time to browse. The Arab Fort - situated next to the House of Wonders. is a large building, with high, dark-brown walls topped by castellated battlements. It was built between 1698 and 1701 by the Busaidi group of Omani Arabs, who had gained control of Zanzibar in 1698, following almost two centuries of Portuguese occupation. The fort was used as a defence against the Portuguese and against a rival Omani group, the Mazrui, who occupied Mombasa at that time.

    The Palaces at Mizingani (formerly the People’s Palace)- Constructed on part of the site of an even older palace called Beit el Sahel, which was originally built for Sultan Said between 1827 and 1834. Contemporary accounts describe Beit el Sahel as a two-storey whitewashed palace, with a roof of green and red tiles, separated from the beach by a high wall, with a grove of pomegranates behind. The accounts go on to describe how Sultan Said spent three days of each week at Beit el Sahel, and the rest of the time at his country palace at Mtoni, about 5km north of Zanzibar Town. He often walked from the town to Mtoni even though his stables were full of Arabian horses. Every morning, the best horses were brought out from the stables and fastened to the seaward side of the wall with long ropes, to roam about and wade in the soft sand at low tide.

    Take your pick from our wide selection of Zanzibar holiday packages.

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