Zanzibar - North East Coast
1 November 2020 - 22 December 2020
5 Night discounted All Inclusive holiday at Diamonds Mapenzi
Return flights to Zanzibar on the scheduled, direct services of Mango Return resort transfers 5 nights accommodation in a Swahili Room Breakfast, lunch, dinner & selected drinks daily Daily stocked minibar, Water gym, stretching, windsurfing equipment, canoe, beach volley, table tennis, indoors games & tennis court, Sun loungers & beach towels All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
15% Early Bird Discount included - Book and pay 30 days prior to departure Honeymoon Value adds: Flowers & cookies, romantic dinner on the beach/ by pool once per stay (weather permitting), 10% discount at the Mvua Spa (Valid within 9 months of marriage)
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 surcharge will apply for travel from 4 - 8 August, 16 - 30 September & 1 - 31 December 2020.
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 16 210|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 1 230|
|Total Price:||ZAR 17 440|
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort is one of the most established hotels on the island of Zanzibar and remains an excellent and affordable choice for people who want an action-packed holiday.
Great value for money, it’s an unpretentious resort with a fantastic vibe; fun and involving. Accommodation is simple and comfortable, the water sport facilities are brilliant – windsurfing equipment and canoes are complimentary – the all inclusive package covers a choice of three restaurants – the buffet is one of the best on the island - and two bars plus a daily stocked mini-bar (soft drinks, water and beer) – it couldn’t be better! There is also the à la carte restaurant on the beach – but here a supplement is payable.
The low tide on the East coast adds to the experience when you can walk out across the beach for 1.5 kilometres to the reef.
East Coast, Kiwengwa
The resort has 87 rooms, split over 3 different
categories on three different levels, an upper terrace, a mid-terrace and the
All rooms are single storey units. Bathrooms are fitted with shower only.
The resort operates on an All Inclusive basis.
The Palm Restaurant
Serves buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cuisine is international and evening dinners are themed including an African Dinner once a week on the beach.
Set near the beach, open for dinner.
Suli Suli a la carte restaurant
Located directly on the beach serving seafood specialities under small gazebos in a very romantic environment. Open for dinner only and reservations are essential.
Hibiscus Pool Bar
Serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, cocktails, house wine, tea and coffee from 10 am. After midnight all drinks are at charge. Premium brand liquors are available at charge.
Upepo Beach Bar
Serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine from 10h00 to 18h00.
Ocean Reef Beach Grill
Offers a light lunch menu on the beach. Open daily from 13h00 to 15h00.
Mvua African Rain Spa – in Africa rain means life and the skilled therapists in this massage centre will relax and rejuvenate tired muscles using the natural ingredients of the island.
Available in the public areas
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES (some at a supplement)
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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