Divers. Explorers. Stylish families and honeymooners.
Endless Indian Ocean. Sailing a traditional wooden dhow into the African sky. Sundowners on the jetty. Stunning architecture and warm service.
June to October during the cool, dry months of spring or December to February when it’s hot and dry.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar is located on the northeast coast of Zanzibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania. The luxury boutique resort is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and a tropical forest, with the fragrance of spice plantations in the air.
Choose one of 40 suites or one of 8 villas, housed under a traditional Makuti roof and complete with a lounge and an outside terrace. Enjoy a solar heated shower or take a dip in the salt water pool. Embrace the island lifestyle.
Go diving or snorkeling. Discover Zanzibar's history by following a trail of great explorers. Visit the nutmeg, cinnamon and lemongrass plantation. Climb the volcanic Mount Meru. Do a wildebeest safari. Try kite-surfing. Hikers will love the forest exploration in search of the fabled Zanzibar leopard.
Baobab and tamarind freshly squeezed juice. Seafood BBQs. Upscaled Swahili fare.
Take a 2 hour ferry or a 20 minute flight from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town, Zanzibar following a 50 minute taxi to the resort.
The resort was built from local materials and uses solar power as much as possible.
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Wildlife Lovers. Beach Bums. Foodies.
Relax on your private veranda and listen to the palm leaves in the breeze and the waves of the ocean. Walk down a secluded white sand beach. Take in the wildlife around you.
The heavy rain season is mid-April to mid-June. The hottest time of the year is between December to February.
You are getting the best of both worlds at Tembo Kijani - staying directly on the Indian Ocean amidst a bush alive with wildlife. Each room isn't more than a few metres from the beach. Choose a Bush Banda, located in the middle of the bush and elevated from the ground. The Sea Bungalows offer luxury right on the beach and are perfect for longer stays.
Explore and experience the world of nature through Safari in Saadani National Park - the only National Park in Tanzania on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Take an afternoon walk through the Mangrove and Baobab trees. See local salt making and coconut beer brewing. Watch the sunset over the vast open plains.
Juice of a freshly picked coconut. Fresh baked bread. Seafood.
Arrive by flight to Tanga, Pangani or Saadani. Transport from the airport can be arranged.
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Diving and Snorkel Enthusiasts, types who would like to try something different and divert from the beaten path.
Communal dining with fellow travellers and tiki lovers. See the tide come and go while sipping a “Lemongrass Ginger Sling”. Watch the stars atop you own private island, while at the Underwater Room.
High Season is July to February. Low season is March to June. Enjoy 20% OFF all rates during the low season, if you are ok with the possibility of heavy rain.
We recommend staying at the Seafront or Garden Villas for the majority of your stay but exploring the Underwater Room for one night or day. The private floating island truly makes your experience at Manta unforgettable.
Pemba is one of the top diving/snorkeling destinations in the world - with one of the healthiest coral reefs in the Indian Ocean and the water temperature averaging at 26ºC. It is the perfect place to start your adventure. At low tide, you can snorkel right off the resort in the house “Lagoon”. If you want to explore the island by foot, enjoy guided tours that range from walks to local villages to getting to know the ancient Ngezi Forest.
Mama's banana bread for breakfast. Freshly made juices from locally grown fruit and coconut milk. Seafood caught and prepared before your eyes for dinner. Do not skip Banofie pie for dessert!
The most frequent fly route is Zanzibar – Pemba. From the Pemba airport, the Hotel arranges a taxi transfer. Travelling within the hotel ground will require a snorkel, a mask and some fins.
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Divers. Honeymooners. Castaways. Tiki Lovers.
Being greeted with a fresh coconut water. Unlimited marine world. Room service ’sun downer’ to enjoy on the verandah while watching the sunset. Sleeping at the sound of the waves.
Best time to visit is June to October and December to February.
Best time for diving is September to March.
Pole Pole Bugalows is located on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania. Sitting right on the beach and surrounded by a garden of coconut palms, this quickly paints a perfect picture for any Tiki lover.
There are seven luxury bungalow suites to choose from, all of which have spectacular views of the Chole Island and Indian Ocean. Relax on the large private verandas, complete with day-beds and coffee tables and let the time stand still.
Mafia Island is a Marine Park and is well known in the diving community as one of the best places for underwater adventure. Take advantage of the Pole Pole offer of 4 free dives when staying for at least 4 nights. If diving is not for you, snorkeling offers an equality exciting experience.
Take a day and visit the Maribani Sand Bank, only appearing during low tide. Sail to the inhabited Chole Island to see ruins of old Arab buildings or the Juani Island to see ruins of the ancient city of Kua. While at Juani, make sure to swim in the Blue Lagoon.
If you are visiting between October and March, make sure to take a short boat trip to swim with whale sharks.
Fresh coconuts. Swahili food with an italian twist. White snapper cooked over a fire of coconut husks. Ginger cookies.
Mafia Island is approximately 50 km off the Tanzanian coast, about 30 minutes by air from Dar es Salaam and 45 minutes from Zanzibar Island. Pole Pole is 20 minute away from Kilindoni, the main village and airstrip and the transfer is included in the accommodation cost.
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Honeymooners. Leisure divers. Escapees. Ecotourists.
Eco Paradise. Ancient coral reefs. Outdoor candlelight dinners overlooking the ocean. Spotless beaches. A holiday you feel good about.
Chumbe Island is a private island retreat near Zanzibar, Tanzania. This unique tiki destination is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and a lush tropical jungle.
Stay in one of seven eco bungalows, designed to provide both privacy and a sense of freedom of living in the open. The rooms are steps away from a pristine white sand beach, which you can see from your bed. Enjoy being able to stroll from your bungalow hammock to the warm tropical ocean in under 30 seconds.
Chumbe Island Coral Park is a private nature reserve that includes a protected coral reef sanctuary and a forest reserve. Besides the rich marine environment, there are multiple nature trails and historical ruins for you to discover. Swim with gentle gigantic sea turtles and colorful fish. Take a night nature walk to look for coconut crabs. Enjoy being stranded on this one of a kind tropical island.
Fresh fish, caught in a sustainable way. Zanzibarian, Arabic, Indian and African cuisine.
Fly into Zanzibar City and take a 30 minute boat to Chumbe.
Solar power. Rain water collection. Natural breeze. Chumbre has created a non-profit organization for engaging schools and villages and educating them about the protection of the coral reefs.
High Season: June - Oct and Dec - February
US$ 280 (per person / per night)
Low Season: Nov - Dec and March to April
formUS$ 260 (per person / per night
Couples or families with children. Perfect getaway from the stressful life for you and people you love.
Home away from home, with the tranquility of the Indian Ocean in front of you, the fresh and exotic food of Tanzania and the warmth of Swahili people.
All year round.
Average cost per night for two people ranges around $390 - $491.
Located in Pangani, Kijongo Bay Beach Resort is a place where all your chakras will open, you will lose sense of time and feel rejuvenated with each day.
Villas and bungalows are concrete built, keeping the heat away and providing you with a pleasant cool breeze in the hottest hours of the day. Pick a two bedroom villa or a bungalow with a breathtaking view and classic Swahili coastal style design. The calm interior painted in earthy colors will give you the much needed rest of both body and soul, while the large canopy beds will make you feel like royalty. Relax on a day bed on your private balcony and enjoy a cool breeze while looking at the ocean. Take a swim in the ocean or the pool which is just a few steps away.
The hosts will provide you with just anything. The resort has a free parking, as well as a restaurant, and a bar. You will miss nothing but the resort itself when you will have to leave.
This is a place for relaxation and bonding with the people you love. Besides lounging at the beach and other well known beach activities, you can try fishing, snorkeling, cycling or simply sightseeing because the place is amazing and is worth exploring. Also, the resort arranges game drives into Saadani National Park.
Have a peaceful wakeup with your first cup of coffee delivered into your room. Try fresh seafood cooked in the traditional Tanzanian way. All sorts of desserts, drinks and international cuisine are included as well as fresh fruits and vegetables in the three meals. Enjoy your food served on a table on the sand under the light of lanterns.
Kijongo Bay Beach Resort is located in Sange Village, Pangani. Guests are usually picked up with an organized transport from the nearest airports (either Tanga Airport or Zanzibar International Airport) and that usually goes with a surcharge.
The entire resort is built only from natural materials.
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