If you’re looking to book luxury Zanzibar beach holidays, Ubon Safari can help you with that. On top of this, we can provide safari tours and beach holidays in other destinations in Africa. Zanzibar is one of Africa’s most beautiful places to visit. There are lots of things to see and place to explore such as the attractions, culture, heritage, food and much more. Our luxury beach holidays in Zanzibar has never been more exciting!
Located 45 miles off the Coast of Dar Es Salaam, the Zanzibar Island is surrounded by tropical beaches and coral reefs. Within the town, on the western side of the island, is the heart of the archipelago and the first stop for travellers. It divides into two halves by Creek Road. Once a creek that separated Stone Town (also known as Mji Mkongwe), the old part of the Zanzibar from the new city, where a small community of slaves once lived and now in the new city accommodates offices, apartment blocks and slums.
The Zanzibar archipelago covers over 50 islands, strung out in the Indian Ocean vary from tiny ridges like Chumbe and Mnemba to largely populated islands of Unguja and Pemba. The Zanzibar Island is locally known as “Unguja”, 97 kilometres long and 32 kilometres wide occupying an area of 1046 square kilometres. The Island can be divided into 5 sections, the North coast (Nungwi), East Coast, South-East Coast, West Coast and Stone Town.
The beaches on these Zanzibar luxury holidays are powdery, white sand surrounded by beautiful palm trees. An ideal place for snorkelling, diving, fishing, kite surfing and relaxing.
The best way to get to our luxury Zanzibar beach holidays is from Dar Es Salaam. There are several flights daily between Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar. Sea Ferries also operate on a daily basis for those seeking an adventure.
AIRPORT: ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
CURRENCY: TANZANIA SHILLING (TSH) / US DOLLAR widely accepted
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH AND KISWAHILI
VOLTAGE: 230V/50Hz UK Plug
JUNE TO FEBRUARY
HIGH SEASON – JULY – OCTOBER & DECEMBER – FEBRUARY
LOW SEASON – APRIL AND MAY – Rainy Season (Some Hotels close)
Go to our Visa page to find out whether you need a visa to enter Zanzibar http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/ubonsafari/tanzania/
Find out more about Zanzibar on the largest travel guidebook online http://www.lonelyplanet.com/tanzania/zanzibar or the Wikitravel Guide
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED A VISA
AUSTRALIA – YES / EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – YES / UNITED KINGDOM – YES / USA – YES Please enquire with the Tanzania Embassy in your country of Residence as we recommend you get you visa before you before you travel.
It is not mandatory to tip however we do recommend you to tip in Restaurants, Bars something that would suit you. For Drivers, Guides and Porters we recommend a minimum of USD 5 per person per day.
Most Hotels have WIFI / internet and there are Internet Cafes available in Stone town .
MOBILE PHONE ACCESS
Most of the Zanzibar locations have good mobile coverage especially in the city. There’s limited access in some of rural areas. A local sim would be easily available for purchase.
WHAT ARE THE TOILETS LIKE?
Western style Toilets are available in most hotels, lodges and camps. Some areas may have squat toilets.
Drinking tap water is not recommended. Mineral water is always available.
ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED?
Please inform your Bank before you travel to ensure you will not have problems using your cards. Credit card facilities are available in western restaurants and hotels but not local shops.
ATMs are available in stone town.
DO I NEED A TRAVEL INSURANCE?
It is mandatory you should have Health / Travel Insurance
Please see http://www.worldtravelguide.net/tanzania/public-holidays
ELECTRICITY / PLUGS:
Electricity in Zanzibar has 230V and 3 Pin flat plugs although some new hotels are now having round pin plugs so carry your travel plug.
IS ZANZIBAR SAFE?
Zanzibar is very safe, like all other places exercise of caution is advised. Book local tours with registered Tour operators.
DOES ZANZIBAR HAVE MALARIA:
Yes, visit your GP before you travel for your vaccinations and Malaria pills.
- Dress respectfully, shoulders to knees should be covered especially in when entering places of worship.
- Respect local traditions, customs and religions
- Please do not buy coral, ivory or any animal products
- Dispose of litter appropriately in bins
- Do not throw cigarette butts especially in the parks as it may cause fire and destroy wildlife and habitats.
- Don’t be afraid to learn the local language and smile.
- Please support the local shops and people
- When taking photos of people please ask permission
- Tanzania has a large population of Muslims so please be aware of their traditions especially Ramadhan and dressing
- All national parks have a no off road rule.
- When near wildlife please keep noise down as it would disturb them.
- No sudden movements near wildlife.
- Do not wear contact lenses.
Here at Ubon Safari, we are dedicated to providing you with a trip of a lifetime experience in Zanzibar and other destinations in Africa. If you would like to book our luxury Zanzibar beach holidays, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible. Let us make your luxury African safari holiday dreams come true!