Discover Zanzibar Tanzania
Submitted by Sugar Weddings on Sat, 2009-11-21 23:30
Zanzibar, an archipelago, is characterised by unspoilt beaches, exotic coral reefs, turquoise waters and, idyllic islands making it an excellent setting for, a laid back romantic vacation or if either of you choose, exhilarating water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving and, deep sea fishing.
For the cultural lovers, a visit to Stone Town, the capital island of Zanzibar is a must. It is the only functioning historic town in East Africa. Dotted with winding alleys, vibrant bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses, it's certainly the perfect place to immerse yourselves in rich culture. Other interesting places include spice plantations, Jozani forest and prison island.
Where To Stay
Fundu Lagoon: A peaceful remote resort accessible only by boat. Wooden walkways and sandy paths lead to 16 makuti thatched tented rooms and suites, all with ocean views. Set on a beautiful beach it is the epitome of 'shabby chic'. This one is definitely for the nature lovers.
Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel: The hotel overlooks a sparkling expanse of the iridescent Indian Ocean, a cluster of whitewashed and palm thatched cottages in rich tropical gardens. Its myriad pathways are shaded by elegant palms, creating soft sun-dappled walkways between beach and banda, balcony and bar. Honeymoon Packages start from $1193.
Neptune Pwani Beach Resort: This 5-star resort boasts 4 VIP suites and 150 deluxe rooms nestled on 30 acres of the most exquisite landscape on the coast and one of the most spectacular beaches in East Africa. Honeymoon Packages start from $1296.
Nigerian nationals require a visa to Tanzania. Embassy requirements include:
- Bank statement within the last six months
- A confirmed booking
- Two (2) current passport photographs
- A valid international passport
- Visa fee – $50 (visa valid for 3 months only)
Embassy: 8, Agoro Odiyan Street, Off Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Ethiopian Airlines operates daily flights to Zanzibar from Lagos, with airfares starting from $900. They also operate flights to Dar es Salaam Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Abuja with airfares from $1100. Local flights can be taken on Precision Air to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam from $92 with flight duration of just 30 minutes.
Kenya Airways operates flights to Zanzibar everyday except Mondays with airfares from $893.
- Official languages are Swahili and English.
- Majority of the population is Muslim
- The time zone is GMT + 3
- Currency is Tanzanian shilling (TSH) with one US dollar equivalent 1000 TSH
For more information or bookings, please contact DTravlas Hub