Zanzibar – North West Coast
6 January 2020 – 8 April 2020
5 Night discounted All Inclusive holiday at La Gemma Dell Est
Located on the North Western shores of Zanzibar, this large resort, with its chic and modern décor, is a firm favourite.
All rooms showcase Plan Hotels trademark white theme – stylishly peaceful. Each room has a private terrace and is surrounded by exotic tropical gardens. Four restaurants and four bars plus the weekly African Village barbecue with its traditional Masai entertainment and Masai market provide plenty of flexibility on the resort’s all-inclusive programme. For those that want to relax and rejuvenate the Mvua Spa offers amazing treatments based on African, Asian and European traditions.
Gemma has possibly one of the best beaches in Zanzibar and a great dive and water sports centre too so you can fill your days with tons of awesome activities.
The hotel also provides state of the art conference facilities for up to 220 delegates.
North West Coast
138 modern and comfortable rooms
93 Deluxe Sea View Rooms
With a private terrace and garden access.
23 Villa Club Rooms
With garden views and a large communal living room.
10 Sea View Suites
Separate living room and kitchenette
6 Ocean Suites
1 Family Suite
With living room and 2 bedrooms
1 Presidential Suite
With 5 bedrooms, a large communal living area, office, butler quarters and private pool with sea view terrace.
The resort operates on an All Inclusive basis
With indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor dining facilities serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lavish buffets offer a fusion of Mediterranean cuisine together with favourite local dishes.
Sea Breeze a la carte restaurant (At a supplement)
Located on the magnificent pier, serves fresh seafood in an exceptional and romantic atmosphere.
A traditional barbecue evening is held every Thursday.
Diamonds Beach Club
The Tropicana Pool and Snack Bar serve drinks including beers, wines, spirits, local fresh juices, homemade ice teas, cocktails and more. The outdoor restaurant on the beach serves light snacks salads, homemade pizza from the show kitchen as well as a curry buffet at lunchtime. Selected items form part of the all-inclusive – others are marked on the menus as carrying a supplement.
The Beach Club is open from 09h30 to 22h30 daily
The Sunset Bar
Located on the magnificent pier, this bar offers a wide selection of local and international cocktails and drinks with live entertainment and African shows.
The Rock Bar
Located near the Pavillion Restaurant and serves all inclusive drinks during meal times with live music in the evening.
The Lobby Bar
Located near the reception offers all-inclusive soft drinks and beers. Wi-Fi facilities available.
BAOBAB CONGRESS CENTRE
The convention centre is named after 2 monumental and ageless baobab trees around which it has been designed and caters to all conference, meeting and banqueting requirements. Organizing and catering services are available along with premium table settings, meeting amenities and audio-video equipment. The Baobab meeting rooms accommodate up to 160 persons for a sit-down function or 300 for cocktail receptions. The grand ballroom divides into 3 separate rooms fitted with soundproof walls and has a boardroom offering the latest facilities.
MVUA AFRICAN RAIN SPA
Rain is life, and life depends on it……. this is the concept behind Mvua African Rain Spa, a balanced oasis to calm the body and senses. Guests will be pampered by the skilful hands of the expertly trained staff
Available in the public areas
FACILITIES AND FACILITIES (some at a supplement)
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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|Base Price:||ZAR 18 070|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 1 210|
|Total Price:||ZAR 19 280|