Zanzibar – South West Coast
1 December 2019 – 20 December 2019
7 Night All Inclusive December holiday at Fumba Beach Lodge
Fumba Beach Lodge is a small scale, peaceful hideaway set on one of Zanzibar’s most secluded beaches on the Fumba Peninsula in the Menai Bay Conservation Area. With only 26 free standing spacious cottages, private decks, verandah’s and little hideaways this is a perfect venue to dream, swim, dive and relax. The essence of Fumba Beach Lodge is privacy, space, relaxation, nature and attention to detail.
South West Coast
30 minute transfer from the airport
There are 26 Zanzibari style bungalows in 4 categories.
12 Deluxe Sea View Rooms
These large, light rooms all have an en suite bathroom, fans, king size beds and a private veranda. These rooms have a phenomenal view over the ocean. There is a stretch of beach in front of these rooms with sun loungers and hammocks with shade provided by the palm trees and umbrellas.
8 Deluxe Garden View Rooms
These large, light rooms all have an en suite bathroom, fans, king size beds and a private veranda. These rooms have a magnificent view on the lush gardens.
Some of the Deluxe Rooms are adjoining, which makes them a perfect option for small groups and families with children.
The Suites all have an en suite bathroom with a bath, a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired outside shower, overlooking the ocean with direct access to the beach, a private roof terrace and king size beds.
A special feature is the private deck with hammock located in front of the rooms.
2 Baobab Suites
For the ultimate extravagance, spoil yourself in one of the two lodgings cradled around a 900 year old baobab tree. Their complete bathrooms are open to the elements and these Suites have direct access to the beach.
The private deck with hammock is a nice feature that offers unlimited, private sunbathing. The Baobab Suites are also known as the Honeymoon Suites.
The resort offers Bed and Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board and All Inclusive options.
All Inclusive includes
Open air restaurant
The restaurant is located at the pool and has stunning views of the ocean. Meals vary between changing 4 course menus and buffets. Daily deliveries of fresh produce and seafood ensure a selection of great local and international cuisine.
Located at the swimming pool and offers happy hour every afternoon.
The Baobab Spa offers a wide range of services, from massages and body scrubs to facials, manicures and pedicures including romantic spa dinners with exclusive use of the Jacuzzi which is built on a platform in the Baobab tree.
Complimentary in ‘hotspot’ areas
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
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.
WHAT TO PACK
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|Base Price:||ZAR 18 490|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 1 210|
|Total Price:||ZAR 19 700|