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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Machame Route - 7 Days
Rongai Route - 7 Days
Marangu Route - 7 Days

Camping Safaris Kenya

Amboseli Camping Safari 3 Days
Masai Mara Camping Safari - 3 Days
Masai Mara | Lake Nakuru Safari - 4 Days
Masai Mara | Lake Naivasha | Amboseli - 5 Days
Wildlife Luxury Safaris Kenya
Amboseli Lodge Safari 3 Days
Masai Mara Lodge Safari - 3 Days
Masai Mara | Lake Nakuru Safari - 4 Days
Masai Mara | Lake Nakuru | Amboseli - 7 Days
Masai Mara | Lake Nakuru | Samburu - 7 Days
Masai Mara | Amboseli | Serengeti | Ngorongoro | Zanzibar - 17 Days
Tanzania Lodge Safaris
Ngorongoro - 2 Days
Tarangire - 2 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara - 3 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara - 4 Days
Ngorongoro | Tarangire - 4 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Serengeti- 4 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Serengeti - Tarangire 5 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Serengeti - 6 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Serengeti | Lobo | Ndutu - 5 Days
Ngorongoro | Tarangire | Serengeti | Lake Manyara - 8 Days

Tanzania Camping Safaris

Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara - 4 Days
Selous Camping Safari - 4 Days
Ruaha Camping Safari - 4 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Serengeti | - 6 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Serengeti -Tarangire - 7 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Serengeti | Tarangire | Lake Eyasi- 7 Days
Ruaha | Mikumi 9 Days
Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Serengeti | Tarangire- 9 Days

Tanzania Day Trips

Dar -es - Salaam City Tour
Bagamoyo Day Trip

Safaris to Zanzibar Island

21 Day Camping Safari with Zanzibar Beach Extension.
 
 

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Rongai Route - 7 Days
Marangu Route - 7 Days
Machame Route - 7 Days

 

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Tanzania & Zanzibar Safari Holidays

Zanzibar Travel Information

The Culture: Unique, Diverse and Cosmopolitan

The name Zanzibar is derived from a combination of two Arabic words, 'Zinj', meaning black, and 'barr', being the Arabic word for land, resulting in the ancient title 'Land of the Blacks'. As Zanzibar absorbed peoples from as far as The Orient and Iberia, Assyria and India, so the tapestry of Zanzibar cultures became more diverse in its range, more unique in its expression.

Zanzibar is the birthplace of Kiswahili, a lingua franca forged from global dialects, upon which legends were carried, trade routes opened and a Sultan’s empire prospered.

Area:
Excluding the other islands, Zanzibar (Ungunja) is 60 milles long and 20 milles wide. It has a total area of approximately 650 M². This makes it easy to explore since distances are very short.

The strident laments and exultant overtures of Swahili taarab were born, their rhythms and melodies carried and honed between Zanzibar and the Arabian Gulf until they became the sounds of the islands’ own musical narrative.

The architectural styles of Stone Town were borne of the social convergence, while the tangled mass of stories, woven from centuries of lives lived, bestow a folklore and legacy that permeate life on the archipelago.

Location:
Zanzibar is a small archipelago consisting of Unguja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar Island), Pemba and several small surrounding islands. It is located in the Indian ocean, just off the coast of East Africa, lying at 39 degrees East of the prime meridian and 6 degrees south of the equator. The islands have a total of 2,332 square kilometres.

Pemba:
Pemba is the second largest island of the Archipelago, named Al-khudra "The Green Island” by the Arabic mariners. It is famous for its clove production and its channels offer some of best diving experiences in East Africa.

Population:
The population of Zanzibar is estimated at about One million people.

Time:
Zanzibar is 3 hours ahead of GMT

Electricity:
230/240 volts AC

Value Added Tax (VAT):
20%

Religion:
98% Muslim, other religions include Christian, Hindu and traditional beliefs.

During Ramadhan, the holy month, Muslims fast from morning to evening. You may find it difficult to find food during the daylight hours. However some specified restaurants are allowed to serve the tourists. Obtain further information from the Commission for Tourism (link to enquiry form)

There are churches and temples that hold regular services available.

Languages:
The official languages in Zanzibar are Swahili and English

Staple food and special foods:
Seafood is a favourite in Zanzibar.

Major income activities:
Small-scale farming, clove growing and fishing are the main activities carried out on the island.

Currency:
Tanzanian shillings are the local currency. Notes are in denomination of 500, 1000, 5000, and 10,000 shillings. Coins are in the order of 10,20, 50, 100 and 200 shillings.

Currency can be changed at banks and the widely available bureaux de change as well as other accredited points such as hotels. It is illegal to change money on the streets. Exchange rates vary; check the current exchange rates (link to opening The name page) for guidance.

Getting there:
Kenya Airways operate daily flights from Nairobi. One can also fly from Kilimanjaro, Arusha or Dar es-salaam. One can use a ferry from Dar es-salaam.

Precautions:
Malaria area - minimize mosquito bites by wearing light, long sleeved clothing and using effective insect repellents (containing Diethyltoluamide DEET) on exposed skin. Sleep under treated mosquito netting or ensure that the doors and windows of your accommodation are screened against mosquitoes. Having a fan or air-conditioner on at night will further suppress mosquito activity.

Currently, the three effective anti-malaria tablets are Mefloquine (Lariam or Mefliam), Doxycycline and Malarone (Malanil). It is still possible to contract malaria while on malaria prophylaxis. Note that Lariam may present serious side-effects - please test before you depart.



Zanzibar Beach Holiday Safari Tours

Zanzibar beach holidays; endless blue skies, stunning whitesands beaches framed by whispering palm fronds. Dancing to an African Drum beat long into the night. Cool water and hot sun on your skin. Your memories of Zanzibar will last a lifetime.
Mombasa Beach Safaris

Beach Holiday Packages in Zanzibar

Zanzibar Excursions
Budget Camping & Zanzibar
Lodge Safari & Zanzibar Beach
Zanzibar Beach Package - 5 Days
Breezes Beach Club Holiday
Zanzibar Beach Honeymoon

Tanzania Hotel Booking

Rating Price starts at US$

Holiday Inn Hotel *

$113
Jangwani Sea Breeze $71
Whitesands Hotel $101
New Africa Hotel $65
Impala Hotel Arusha $60
Royal Palm Hotel $125
Oyster Bay Hotel  
Protea Hotel Aishi Machame $118

Zanzibar Hotel Booking

Rating Price starts at US$
Blue Bay Beach Resort $125
Dhow Palace $130
Sau Inn $104
Zanzibar Palace $89
Zanzibar Serena Inn $79
Karafuu Hotel $55
Mnemba Island Lodge $77
Emerson & Green $45
Fairmont Zanzibar $459
Chavda Hotel $70
Breezes Beach Club Holiday $99
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