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    Destination

    Zanzibar - North West Coast

    When can I go?

    1 April 2021 - 31 May 2021

    Description

    7 Night holiday at the Zuri 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 Garden Bungalow Breakfast & dinner daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    15% Discount included in price Upgrade to Al Inclusive from R10 320 per person

    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 surcharge will apply for travel from 4 - 8 August, 16 - 30 September & 1 - 31 December 2020.

    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. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 26 750
    Package Taxes: ZAR 1 230
    Total Price: ZAR 27 980
  • ZURI ZANZIBAR


    Why we like it

    In Swahili, the native language of Zanzibar, Zuri means beautiful; it is the perfect description for this resort that is so unique in its beauty. The hotel boasts its own private spice garden which is one of a kind in the area and, with its enormous tropical park, you will be able to enjoy the tropical breeze while taking a walk through the carefully selected trees and flowers that makes this resort so special. The bungalows and villas have been thoughtfully placed around the resort, hidden amongst the large tropical garden, to ensure absolute privacy and all have been fitted with an outdoor shower and a large terrace. With one of the largest lagoons on the island, the white powdery sand and the incredible colours of the Indian Ocean, it is the perfect place to sit back and bask in the spectacular afternoon sunsets.

    Description

    LOCATION
    Kendwa Beach on the North West Coast

    ACCOMMODATION
    The accommodation faces West and the majority of the 56 bungalows, suites and villas offer stunning views over the ocean whilst just a few bungalows offer a partial ocean view or are located amongst the tranquil tropical gardens. Award winning interior designers Jestico+Whiles have combined beautiful and elegant interiors with a unique African flavour which includes local artworks.

    Bungalows (Size: 66 m2)
    With their outside showers and generous private terraces provide the unique experience of inside/outside living.

    A few of the Bungalows are inter-connecting.

    Jacuzzi Bungalows (Size: 66 m2)
    Have a private Jacuzzi on the lower level.

    Jacuzzi Suites (Size: 132 m2)
    These have a separate bedroom and living area, a private Jacuzzi and a partial ocean view with semi-private beach access.

    Ocean Front Suite (Size: 132 m2)
    The Ocean Front Suite has an ocean front location and a semi private beach. The suite comprises separate bedroom and living areas and has a Jacuzzi on the deck.

    2 Bedroom Garden Villa (Size: 317 m2)
    This villa has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, dining corner and living room and a Jacuzzi. The villa has a partial ocean view and semi-private beach access.

    Ocean Front 2 Bedroom Villa (Size: 260 m2) and Ocean Front 3 Bedroom Villa (Size: 500 m2)
    Both enjoy an exclusive ocean front location on a private stretch of beach.
    In addition to a Jacuzzi the 3 bedroom villa also has an infinity pool and a zen pond.

    ROOM FACILITIES

    • Air conditioning
    • Unlimited Wi-Fi
    • Tea/coffee making facilities
    • Organic bathroom amenities
    • Outdoor showers
    • 48” TV with satellite channels
    • In-room safe (Suites & Villas only)
    • Bathtub (Suites & Villas only)

    DINING

    Meal Plans
    The resort operates on a Half Board basis with options to upgrade to Full Board, All Inclusive and Premium All Inclusive

    All Inclusive includes:

    • Welcome drink upon arrival
    • Daily bottle of mineral water in room
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee, in-house alcoholic drinks and wine, beer and cocktails
    • Afternoon tea
    • Daily mini bar refill

    All Inclusive Premium includes:

    • Welcome drink upon arrival
    • Daily bottle of mineral water in room
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee, Premium brand spirits, in-house alcoholic drinks and wine, beer and cocktails
    • Afternoon tea
    • Daily mini bar refill

    Upendo Restaurant
    The main restaurant overlooks the entire resort and live cooking stations prepare international cuisine with an African/Indian Ocean twist.

    Maischa
    The pool restaurant provides a fusion cuisine menu during the day and Middle Eastern and Omani food at night.

    The Beach Restaurant and Bar 
    Offers finger foods and small bites together with an extensive range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

    ‘Dining by Design’ 
    Provides the opportunity of romantic candlelit dinners or private cooking lessons in various different locations throughout the resort.

    Peponi Bar
    A great spot for an after dinner drink and cigars.

    Pool Bar

    Dhow Bar
    A beachfront venue for the exclusive use of Suite and Villa guests.

    SPA
    Maua Wellness has 3 massage rooms and a salon offering a range of treatments, manicures, pedicures, facials and a hairdresser. 

    The Spa also has a Jacuzzi deck with sunbeds.
    Safi Yoga enables guests to balance themselves in a peaceful environment with a magnificent ocean view.

    Wi-Fi
    Unlimited Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.

    FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES

    • Infinity Pool
    • Watersports Centre
    • Souvenir shop
    • Book and DVD library
    • Dive Centre
    • Fitness Centre & Indoor Gym
    • Outdoor "wild fitness” area
    • Spice Garden and Spice House
    • Board Games & Pool Table

    All information in this fact sheet is applicable from 1 November 2019 and is subject to change without prior notice.







  • 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.

    HISTORY

    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.

    LANGUAGE

    The indigenous language spoken throughout Zanzibar is Swahili (called Kiswahili locally). English is widely spoken and understood. Jambo Rafiki – Hello my friend!

    CULTURE

    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.

    CLIMATE

    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.

    CURRENCY

    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.

    ELECTRICITY

    220/230 V. square pin adapter (same plugs as UK). It is advisable to take along an international adaptor.

    MALARIA

    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.

    • 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 a log book.
    • Shopping: Whether you’re in the market for T-shirts, spices, kangas, furniture or hand sewn pillow covers, Stone Town is a great place for fun shopping and bargain hunting. 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.
    • Stone Town: Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, Stone Town is a mishmash of cultures, languages and architecture. Over the centuries, Stone Town has grown from a small fishing village to a thriving town with an extraordinary history. Walking around Stone Town, you can see the influence of the different cultures that make up Zanzibar. Coral and stone houses show off imposing Zanzibar doors with brass studs as a defence against charging elephants and carvings with scriptures from the Quran. A tour of the town is highly recommended.
    • Excursions: There are loads of excursions available to help you explore this unique island. It is wise to stick to a reputable operator and not be lured by beach boys and vendors who prey on tourists promising cheap prices. There are two excursions that are not to be missed in our opinion. A visit to a spice farm village on the Spice Tour will allow you to walk through the farm with your guide – touching, smelling and tasting different spices and fruits. It will give you an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea.

    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.

    WHAT TO PACK

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class.
    • Your hand-luggage should not weigh more than 6kg and needs to be small and compact
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • The dress-code for dinner is usually smart casual and gents may be required to wear long trousers
    • Take an umbrella or rain poncho if travelling from October to January to March to June
    • When in town, men & women should have their shoulders and knees covered. Bermuda shorts and a polo shirt are perfectly fine but halter-tops and miniskirts are insulting to locals
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Swimming shoes and goggles
    • Mosquito repellent
    • A sun hat or cap

    TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!

    DID YOU KNOW:

    • Due to its proximity to the Equator, Zanzibar is warm throughout the year and has equal days and nights (12-hours each)
    • The shortest war ever recorded by man is the Anglo-Zanzibar War where the British bombarded the Beit al Hukum Palace and after 38 minutes, a ceasefire was called.
    • Zanzibar is popularly known as the Spice Islands.
    • Zanzibar has the largest number of carved doors in Africa
    • Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the band Queen, was born in Zanzibar in 1946. His birth name was actually Farouk Bulsara.


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