Zanzibar - North East Coast
1 April 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 Night discounted holiday at the Blue Bay Beach Resort
Return flights to Zanzibar on the scheduled, direct services of Mango Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Garden Room Breakfast & dinner daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
2 FREE Nights included
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.
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. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
|Base Price:||ZAR 11 115|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 1 210|
|Total Price:||ZAR 12 330|
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa is ideally located on a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach and has a truly exotic feel. Lush and colourful gardens, home to more than 1000 palm trees, slope down to the beach and sea.
North East coast of Zanzibar at Kiwengwa
The resort has 106 rooms in 4 different categories.
The Garden rooms share their own pool and comprise 6 bungalows, each with four en suite bedrooms.
All rooms in this category are sea facing and occupy an elevated position in the grounds overlooking the gardens to the ocean beyond.
Junior Suites (size 90m2)
The suites have their own lounge area, a large veranda and a private garden with an outdoor shower. The bathrooms have showers and bathtubs.
These two opulent suites are situated at the ocean’s edge with their own private access to the beach and they can interconnect if required.
The resort operates on a half board basis with the option to upgrade to full board and All Inclusive.
The all inclusive inclusions are as follows:
The main restaurant overlooks the pool and serves buffet style breakfasts with live cooking stations whilst lunch and dinner are either buffet or table d’hote with weekly beach and poolside parties. Dinners are themed and there is a resident band plus evening entertainment
A la carte restaurant serving seafood and local specialities, open for lunch and dinner. Guests enjoy a 15% discount on meals.
A la carte, alfresco restaurant at the ocean’s edge serving grills and stir fried specialities at lunch time.
Palms Pool Bar
Palms offers a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus there is a shisha corner and a live band performs most evenings.
The café offers freshly ground coffee, a selection of cakes, pastries, sandwiches and a delicious array of ice creams.
For children aged between 3 and 13 years, Toto Club is a professionally run children’s club with weekly themed programmes and a range of indoor and outdoor activities.
The Oasis Spa is idyllically situated right on the beach where the cool breeze and sounds of the ocean provide the ultimate experience in relaxation.
WiFi is complimentary throughout the resort.
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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