Zanzibar – North East Coast
WHEN CAN I GO?
9 January 2018 – 1 April 2018
7 Night All Inclusive discounted holiday at Melia Zanzibar
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE DEAL?
Return flights to Zanzibar on the scheduled, direct services of Mango
Return resort transfers
7 nights accommodation in a Melia Garden Room
Breakfast, lunch, dinner & selected drinks daily
Selected snacks from 10h00 to 00h00, use of fitness centre & gym, shuttle service to Gabi Beach, evening entertainment & complimentary Wifi in the main building
Complimentary kayaks at Gabi Beach
All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
15% Early Bird Discount included – Book by 31 December
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.
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 not included.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
Rebooking and cancellation fees apply.
All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
Standard terms and conditions apply.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Melia Zanzibar is a luxury All Inclusive 5 Star beach resort situated on the North East Coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar.
The resort is located on a 40 acre estate and has a 300 metre long beach of white sand, lapped by warm ocean waters, situated at the very end of the property.
The resort is ringed by a natural coral reef guaranteeing safe and relaxing swimming.
North East Coast, Kiwengwa
A total of 124 rooms are decorated in contemporary style and have been designed to maintain complete privacy. They are equipped with large comfortable bathrooms with bathtub, outdoor tropical rain showers (except the Romance Pavilions), private terrace or balcony and most of them have a side view of the Indian Ocean.
Melia Garden Rooms
Situated on the ground floor.
Melia Terrace Rooms
On the first floor.
Situated on the first floor.
Are on the Ocean Front.
Are on the first floor.
Have a secluded garden location and their own private pool and solarium.
Spice Market is the main buffet restaurant with 3 spectacular open show cooking islands and a beautiful terrace for alfresco dining. Theme evenings and live evening entertainment are some of the highlights.
Aqua is perched on the cliff side overlooking the ocean and offers a Mediterranean fusion menu. It is open for dinner only.
Pool Bar & Restaurant
Pool Bar & Restaurant is located alongside the main infinity pool and is a perfect venue for light meals, sandwiches and snacks.
Gabi Beach Club
Gabi Beach Club is tucked under the palm trees and is open from 10h00 to 18h00. An informal atmosphere with chill out music, bar, a grill menu and a pizza oven.
Once a week the restaurant hosts a Swahili evening with typical local food (seasonal).
One of the resort’s landmarks open for cocktails and dinners.
The Library bar
The Library bar is open until late in the evening and is air-conditioned.
All Inclusive package for Garden, Terrace and Family Rooms includes:
The Level All Inclusive applicable for Romance Pavilions, Suites and Villas includes:
WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES
|Base Price:||ZAR 22 025||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 1 200||p.p.s|
|Total Price:||ZAR 23 225||p.p.s|
WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR
Jambo! This is the Swahili greeting that you will hear on arrival when you are welcomed by the warm and inviting locals. Zanzibar is the name of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of East Africa. There are many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, sometimes informally referred to as ‘Zanzibar’), and Pemba Island. As the number one beach location in East Africa, Zanzibar 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.
Zanzibar was inhabited by Portuguese navigators at the end of the 15th century. They were ousted 200 years later by the Omani Arabs and Zanzibar became a major centre for slave trading. The island became an Arab state and was an important centre of trade and politics in the region. European explorers, including Stanley and Livingstone, began their expeditions into the interior of Africa from Zanzibar in the late 1800’s. In 1964, the sultan and the government were overthrown in a revolution and in the same year, Zanzibar and Tanganyika combined to form the United Republic of Tanzania.
The indigenous language spoken throughout Zanzibar is Swahili (called Kiswahili locally). English is widely spoken and understood. Jambo Rafiki – Hello my friend!
Most of the people in Zanzibar are Muslim and all towns and villages on Zanzibar Island have mosques. Visitors to Zanzibar Town (Stone Town) will 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 very tropical climate. The average daytime high is between 28°C and 32°C and the night-time lows are between 20°C and 25°C. Temperature wise – this island is an all-year-round winner. February is very hot and very humid (just leave your hair straightener at home!) and March to May are the wettest months.
The local currency is Tanzania Shillings (TSH) but the currency cannot be bought outside of the country. Cash (US Dollars) and credit cards are accepted at hotels and at any Bureau de Change. We strongly recommend that you take USD cash in small denominations for incidental purchases, tips etc.
220/230 V. square pin adapter (same plugs as UK). It is advisable to take along an international adaptor.
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.
WHAT TO DO IN ZANZIBAR
Whether you spend your days lazing by the pool, sipping cocktails on the beach at sunset, diving in warm waters or enjoying a Dhow cruise around small islands, your Zanzibar holiday will be a memorable experience.
Setting sail on a traditional dhow will be one of the highlights of your trip. Safari Blue is a full day excursion which takes you out into Menai Bay – a haven of beautiful uninhabited islands where the waters are frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins. The anchor is dropped on a sandbank which makes for some spectacular snorkelling. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari and chicken. Make sure this one is on your itinerary.
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