Zanzibar - North West Coast
1 July 2019 - 31 July 2019
3 Night All Inclusive break at the Riu Palace Zanzibar
Return flights to Zanzibar on the scheduled, direct services of Mango Return resort transfers 3 nights accommodation in a Junior Suite Breakfast, lunch, dinner & selected drinks daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
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 15 670|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 1 210|
|Total Price:||ZAR 16 880|
Located on the North West Coast of Zanzibar, on a spectacular white beach, this resort offers a unique landscape considered to be among the finest in the world. Here an ocean front setting lends itself to the perfect location for romantic sunsets in a magical atmosphere.
Riu Palace Zanzibar is an Adults Only Resort – no guests under the age of 18 are permitted.
North West Coast
100 luxuriously appointed ocean front accommodations, all with private balcony and decorated with contemporary, stylish furniture that evoke the island’s Arabic-African and Colonial heritage.
Suites (Size: 45 m²)
These suites have private balconies or terraces facing the ocean and have a small sitting area with a sofa
Superior Junior Suites (Size:
These suites have a sitting area with a sofa or a sofa bed.
Suites (Size: 90 m²)
These suites have spacious sitting rooms, a hydro massage bathtub and shower cabin and a large terrace with a jacuzzi.
Beach Villas wih Pool (Size:
Beach Villas have a hydro massage bathtub and shower cabin plus a terrace with a small private pool.
The resort operates on an All Inclusive basis.
Formal dress is required for dinner
The main restaurant located on the beach, featuring indoor and outdoor seating areas.A lavish buffet is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy international cuisine with a special hint of Zanzibar spices.
Ofers fans of Oriental food (Thai, Chinese & Japanese) the occasion to enjoy tasty and delicious creations, in an oriental and multi-ethnic atmosphere. This á la carte restaurant is located on the beach and opens for dinner.
A variety of meat including Impala, Ostrich, Crocodile and Zebra are roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. The Carnivorous is not only for meat-lovers! Fish and vegetables lovers are also welcome and the chefs will grill fish and vegetable over the coals as well. Open for dinner.
Offers snacks, soft drinks, exotic cocktails, local beers, in-house wine, juices, water, tea and coffee from 10h00 to 00h00 daily.
Horizon Terrace Cigar and Shisha Lounge
Located next to the Sunset Bar, this elegantly decorated lounge offers an excellent selection of cigars and Shishas, wines and spirits in a relaxed environment.
The Makuti Beach Bar
Located directly on the beach, this bar offers a selection of drinks and snacks whilst you relax on your sunbed from 10h00 to 17h00.
The resort spa provides extensive range of spa services tailored to personal needs. There is a spectacular central relaxation area with a Jacuzzi and pool, plus a fitness centre
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
• Excursions Office Centre
• Diving School
• Daily activities (water aerobics, stretching, jogging, yoga, beach volleyball)
• Evening entertainment
The Resort will be closed for refurb from 2 September - 1 November 2019.
All information in this fact sheet is applicable from 1 November 2018 to 31 October 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.
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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