Shehe bungalows offers very comfortable beach bungalows. They are very close to the white sandy beach.
Me and my wife stayed in one of their sea-facing bungalows for four weeks. We liked it a lot. The bungalows are simple but very clean. It also has very friendly and helpful staff.
They also have a lovely beach-front bar and restaurant.
It is located at the southern side of Jambiani village, on the east coast of Zanzibar.
Tel: +255 777 843 622 or +255 713 675 118
Although it will break the bank if you do a trip like this too often, a stay at the ultra-luxurious (but not in the least ostentatious) Selous Safari Camp on the Rufiji River is well worth it for a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience or honeymoon.
Described as "tented", rooms are actually fully sealed from creepy crawlies and have a pleasing lack of mosquitoes in this malarial country. The deluxe bathrooms are also a highlight - complete with brass basins, a china loo and outside showers (fenced in, of course).
The tented rooms are arranged around a large lake which keeps the game watching varied as you can take boat trips, bird-watching and fishing excursions, which are far less noisy than the jeep tours and let you become emerged in the incredible untouched landscape.
Dawn game walks and proper camping expeditions are also on offer in this corner of the immense Selous Game Reserve, which isn't too crowded with other tourists.
I stayed here for a week with my girlfriend and I have to say it was the most beautiful beach I have even seen and was the nearest thing to paradise - 16 rooms tucked into a small cove, with an infinity swimming pool to use when the tide is out.
The food was excellent and staff very welcoming. Highly recommended!
The dolphins, lovely and wild as they are, won't hang about when 4 motorboats are roaring excitedly towards them. If you want some quality time with them, head to Kizimkazi for 2pm on a dalla-dalla bus, offer the local boys $10 - $15 for snorkel, mask and fins and time with the dolphins, just you and 1 or 2 others. The dolphins will feel more relaxed (the males seem rather non-plussed anyway) and will respond up-close and personal.
Oh, and don't buy any coral or shell souvenirs.
Across from the market in Stone town you will find all the dalla-dallas - the ubiquitous toyota minibuses - just find one with Kizimkazi on the front. Don't forget to ask what time the last dalla-dalla leaves to return to Stone town (usually between 5 - 6pm)
If you're visiting Paje on the East Coast of Zanzibar you have to visit Mr
An enterprising one-man band, he has set up 3 tables under cover on the beach and offers fantastic seafood dishes with traditional breads.
Bring your own beverages and be sure to book in advance as he sources everything on the day.
Also, ask about his early morning fishing trips. He will take up to 4 people out on his boat to catch the restaurant's fish for the day. He then cooks your catch for you and all of this is done at a fraction of the cost of similar trips at nearby
hotels. An absolute highlight of our holiday!
North of the Paje dive site, 10 min walk along the beach
A relaxed beach resort on the stunning Matemwe Beach, which is affordable if you don't want to go all out for the top of the range Matemwe Beach Bungalows. Rooms are on the small side but at $200 a night including dinner, the four beautiful suites are good value. There is fabulous diving and snorkelling to be had on the nearby Mnemba Atoll and the on-site dive centre organises daily trips.
Staff are lovely and friendly, and the food is excellent. The local village is extremely poor, however, and the lodge could do a little more in terms of development work.
The Ameg Lodge hotel in Moshi, at the base of the mountain, will organise everything for you. The lady who owns it (Rishi Shan) organises everything with a personal touch. The accommodation, location and catering is first class.
P.O. Box 247, Moshi, Tanzania
Tel: +255 744 058268
The most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro - don't choose any other route to the top.
The Marangu route is fine if you like walking on motorways. It's like the difference between a 20-year-old single malt and a supermarket blend.
The Machame route is called the whisky route and it certainly lives up to its name. So don't choose the coca cola route, and enjoy this remarkable mountain, as it should be enjoyed.
Just completed a nine day trek to the top of Kilimanjaro. Cannot speak too highly of the Marangu Hotel through whom we booked. They have been organising treks up Kilimanjaro for a long time, have their own guides, porters etc and know how to look after you. They look after their staff well. We saw how some other trekkers were being treated and could see what a good deal we got. Many climb Kilimanjaro nowadays - ours was a bit unusual in that we camped in the crater overnight.
Tel: +255 27 275 6594/6361
We arrived on New Year's Eve and found all the accommodation full! Contemplating sleeping on the beach we came across Chris who worked at the diving school. A quick phone call to Poland and five minutes later we had a room with a four-poster bed in an amazing house right on the beach. Amazing sunsets watched from Cholo's, fresh fish from the makeshift market and a sublime atmosphere. Enjoy!
Take a private taxi from Stone Town.
Huge expanse of grassland with wildlife sightings at every corner. There are lots of local companies in Arusha who'll take you on a bone shaking 4x4 tour. A week is the minimum as there are lots of miles to cover.
Fly to Kilimanjaro international airport and stay in Arusha - about 45 minutes by road.
Casa Del mar Hotel...is intimate and comfortable, rich with palm and other different exotic trees. It lies directly on the white sand beach in Jambiani on the east coast of Zanzibar, about 50 Km from Stone-Town. Casa Del Mar Hotel contains 12 rooms and a resturent which are very artisticly designed and furnished
Salim & Madiha Khatib Owner and Manager Casa Del Mar Hotel Jambiani P.O. Box 4146 Zanzibar Tel: 00255 24 2240401 00255 24 2240400 Cell: 00255 747 455446 Infocasa_delmar@hotmail.com Photos: community.webshots.com/user/casajambiani www.casa-delmar-zanzibar.com
A very laidback, friendly, well-run, clean and welcoming place - unbeatable sea views from the restaurant/bar and lovely rooms each in their own separate building. Off the beaten track and a genuine haven. Good food and excellent music.
South of Paje village on the east coast of Zanzibar. Follow the road down the coast from Paje village for about 2km;
tel: 00255 024 2240001 or 00255 0777 423331; www.pakachi.com
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