Zanzibar is an archipelago outside Tanzania and consists of two main islands, Unguja and Pemba and over 51 islets. The name itself means " Land of the Blacks " and the island has always absorbed people as far as from the Iberian Peninsula, the orient, Syria and India. The archipelago has survived invasions, revolutions, slavery and the birth of rock star Freddie Mercury.
Season: All year
Airport: Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ).
The price includes: Full board accommodation, all drinks (except drinks mentioned under excluded), private
room attendant service, laundry, snorkeling with boat (one trip per person), guided reef walks and
guided cultural village walks.
The price does not include: Champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cocktails & mocktails, shooters, all
transfers, diving and all other activities & excursions not mentioned in the "included" section,
Mnemba Atoll conservation fees, massages and treatments international flights – we can help you
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At Matemwe they are working hard to put their aspirations into action and make a meaningful impact on conservation and community development in the Matemwe area.
Some of the actions at Matemwe include:
Environmentally friendly waste management and recycling both at the Lodge and the surrounding community
Energy saving practices
Local procurement of materials and food.
They also assist in financing classrooms for the school and sponsor promising students for further education
Like all Asilia camps and lodges, they offset the carbon emissions from our fossil fuel consumption through a local community forestation program in Tanzania and investments in renewable energy sources.
Travel ethics: Show respect for the religion and culture of Zanzibar, we recommend that you cover shoulders and knees when visiting Stone Town. When you are at the beach or on a boat bikini and swimsuit excellent works fine.
Visa: Visa to Zanzibar/Tanzania
Time zone: GMT + 3
Vaccinations: Vaccinations for Tanzania
Packing: Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen and a small flashlight.
Local Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
Weather Zanzibar: Weather Zanzibar
Mobile networks and email: Email and internet access is available at the resort. Mobile networks is good.
Water: Buy bottled water, make sure that the bottles end up in the waste sorting.
Safety: Zanzibar is considered as a safe place for tourists.
More information at: Travel tips Tanzania
Zanzibar is one of Africa's most exotic islands with its dazzling white sandy beaches, fragrant spices and the exotic Swahili Culture. Although the islands have many visitors each year, it has escaped mass tourism and managed to maintain the culture and genuine hospitality.Combining the spirit of Zanzibar with the highest standards of luxury, Matemwe Retreat’s secluded villas are considered the most exclusive choice of accommodation on this exotic island. A dedicated butler will ensure that your every whim is catered for. Select your menu with the chef each morning, sip a fresh cocktail in your plunge pool and enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your villa.
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