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Tanzania & Zanzibar

Tanzania & Zanzibar

  • The Residence Zanzibar
  • Wildlife in Tanzania
  • Serengeti House in Tanzania
  • Luxury Pools in Tanzania
  • Sasakwa Luxury Safari
  • Tented Camp Safari Tanzania
  • Singita Faru Faru Tanzania
  • Luxury Pool Zanzibar

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Singita Sasakwa
Tanzania & Zanzibar

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Singita Sabora Tented Camp
Tanzania & Zanzibar

View from the Sea

The Residence, Zanzibar
Tanzania & Zanzibar

Pool at Luxury Safari Lodge Singita Serengeti House | Only Exclusive Travel

Singita Serengeti House
Tanzania & Zanzibar

Pool

Singita Faru Faru
Tanzania & Zanzibar

Description

Luxury Holidays in Tanzania and Zanzibar with Only Exclusive Travel

Zanzibar and Tanzania offer the ultimate in Indian Ocean experiences; Zanzibar with its fascinating historical Stone Town and magnificent beaches, and Tanzania with its clove production and some of the best diving experiences in East Africa.

Zanzibar Holidays – The Residence

The paradisiacal shores of Zanzibar are truly exotic. Rugged coral and limestone slopes, tranquil, caster-sugar beaches that descend gently down into crystal clear waters abundant with marine life is but a short list of the reasons to visit this place. Tall coconut palms and stalking Pandanus cast their wondering shadows over the white sands and swaying hammocks, while Green Wood Hoopoes and Weaver birds flit and flutter between the green leaves and pendulous fruit high above. Diving from a boat in the clear, blue ocean off Zanzibar is one of the most exhilarating experiences to be had on a holiday in East Africa. The visibility is usually very good, the water warm and the marine life diverse and innumerable: swaying weeds and soft coral all seethe with minute organisms and shoals of shimmering colourful marine wildlife.

The island of Zanzibar is the number one beach location in East Africa; an absolutely wonderful island of tropical white-sand beaches, lush plantations, an incredible history and a fascinating culture influenced by Arabic, Indian and even European customs. Stay at The Residence luxury resort to experience the wonders of Zanzibar.

The Five Star Resorts in Tanzania

This is probably one of the oldest known continuously inhabited areas on Earth; fossil remains of humans have been found dating back over two million years. It has obviously been the place to be for a long long time... Take part in this long-standing tradition and choose to holiday here.

Tanzania is home to the highest point in Africa, the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, located in the north-east of the region. Attracting people from all over the globe to gaze upon and climb the mountain, Kilimanjaro is a landmark that simply cannot, and should not, be missed when in the area.

See thousands of wildebeest, hundreds of hippos, and powerful African mammals in the ecologically diverse Katavi National Park and Serengeti National Reserve. The latter, Serengeti, is home to four luxury safari resorts: Singita Sasakwa, Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Singita Faru Faru and Singita Serengeti House. All are within a smaller area named Gremeti, which is managed along with the local people to create a sustainable environment; all crops are locally farmed and the produce is used in the food for the resort.

Swahili and English are the official languages of Tanzania. So in true Tanzania style, drink a dawas cocktail, meaning "magic potions" in Swahili, whilst staying at the most exciting and opulent safari resorts in Africa.

Offers Luxury Offers

Stay 6 Nights Pay for 5 - Singita Sasakwa

Book a minimum of six nights at a combination of Sasakwa Lodge, Faru Faru Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp or Explore and receive one of the nights complimentary.

Call 0161 233 0110 for pricing details

16 Jan 2017 - 19 Dec 2017

Singita Serengeti Green Season Special - Singita Sasakwa

Book three nights only pay for two offer.

Call 0161 233 0110 for pricing details

16 Jan 2017 - 19 Dec 2017

Stay 6 nights pay for 5 - Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Book a minimum of six nights at a combination of Sasakwa Lodge, Faru Faru Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp or Explore and receive one of the nights complimentary.

Call 0161 233 0110 for pricing details

16 Jan 2017 - 19 Dec 2017

Singita Serengeti Green Season Special - Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Book three nights only pay for two offer.

Call 0161 233 0110 for pricing details

16 Jan 2017 - 19 Dec 2017

Singita Serengeti Green Season Special - Singita Faru Faru

Stay 3 nights only pay for 2 offer.

Call 0161 233 0110 for pricing details

16 Jan 2017 - 19 Dec 2017

Stay 6 Nights Pay for 5 - Singita Faru Faru

Book a minimum of six nights at a combination of Sasakwa Lodge, Faru Faru Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp or Explore and receive one of the nights complimentary.

Call 0161 233 0110 for pricing details

16 Jan 2017 - 19 Dec 2017

Weather

Tanzania's climate is hard to define; being a large country, exceptions to the rule are frequent. A general rain season falls from March - May, with humidity levels rising with the downpours in the afternoons. June - October sees the best time to visit the land, with clear sunny blue skies, high temperatures, leading onto lighter rains in November and December.

Zanzibar experiences ideal holiday weather for most of the year. The heat of summer is seasonally often cooled by windy conditions, resulting in pleasant sea breezes, particularly on the North and East coasts. Being near to the equator, the islands are warm all year round, but officially, summer and winter peak in December and June respectively. Zanzibar is blessed with an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine daily. Short rains can occur in November but are characterised by short showers which do not last long. The long rains normally occur in April and May although this is often referred to as the 'Green Season', and it typically doesn't rain every day during that time. See below a rainfall and temperature chart for Zanzibar.

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Activities

Zanzibar and Tanzania have a lot to offer when it comes to activities. Aside from the fantastic wildlife in the beautiful safaris which surround you in diverse sights of awe, you can go trekking, visit one of the dazzling beaches or sail above the glistening water below, before sinking into it for a scuba-diving adventure.

Countryside & Wildlife

Countryside & Wildlife

There are no large wild animals in Zanzibar, and forest areas such as Jozani are inhabited by monkeys, bush-pigs and small antelopes, and rumour has it - the elusive Zanzibar leopard! Various species of mongoose can also be found on the island. There is a wide variety of birdlife, and a large number of butterflies in the rural areas. The coral reefs that surround the East Coast are rich in marine diversity, and make Zanzibar an ideal location for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Watersports

Watersports

Zanzibar is traditionally known as a beach, diving and snorkeling destination. Recently, commercial providers have started to offer deep sea fishing and other activities requiring stable catamarans and boats made for the open sea. Local dhows are used for diving trips and sundown cruises. For any other activities out on the ocean, premium vessels need to be imported to Tanzania.

Trekking

Trekking

The amazing ocean environment of Zanzibar meets its equivalent on the mainland, just having a look at the wide number of hiking and trekking itineraries around game reserves and mountain locations simply takes your breath away for having such a vast choice of options.

Underwater Activities

Underwater Activities

Zanzibar diving offers the best corals in East Africa, that's a fact. The Zanzibar diving experience is renowed for its stunning beaches and unspoiled village life and what is often referred to as the secret coast of Zanzibar diving in an area where the real identity of the island is still preserved and untouched from mass tourism. Then this amazing diving stretch goes all the way to the north coast of Nungwi. Swimming and playing with dolphins is another wonderful experience. Several dolphin groups are found around the island, but mainly near the south tip. They follow boats and if you dive in with them they will swim and play around you.

Fishing

Fishing

The Zanzibar fishing offerings are great at all times during the year. The excursion can be among the most exhilarating and challenging deep-sea fishing is available. When the north east monsoon blows, the billfish arrive in great numbers. The are two very definite fishing seasons for big game fishing in Zanzibar, the Yellowfin Tuna season, which runs from August through to the end of October, and the Marlin season, which runs from December til mid-March.

Shopping

Shopping

As you stroll through Stone Town, you will find several shops selling wood carvings, Zanzibari chests, clothes, spices, jewellery, paintings and antiques. Most of the gift shops are situated along Kenyatta Road in Shangani, and Gizenga Street behind the Old Fort. Tourists are advised not to buy any products related to protected species on the islands, such as sea shells and turtles. A holiday to Zanzibar would be incomplete without visiting these souvenir shops.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

There are a number of horse-riding options that will allow you to ride with wildlife in the beautiful and dramatic landscapes of Zanzibar . You can choose Horseback Safaris ranging from a few hours, to a couple of days and longer

Nightlife

Nightlife

In Zanzibar there are a variety of nightclubs, restaurants and bars. These nightlife venues, often playing African or Reggae music, have a very African feel and do not require adherence to a strict dress code. Hotels also provide entertainment and cocktails; there is plenty to choose from once the sun sets. With vibrant bars, bustling large super-clubs and live music venues, alongside great restaurants and relaxed eateries, you won't have to worry about entertaining yourself.

Beaches

Beaches

Visit the paradisiacal shorelines of Zanzibar. Rugged coral and limestone slopes form a sheltered backdrop to tranquil, caster sugar beaches that descend gently down into crystal-clear waters, abundant with marine life. Tall coconut palms and stalking Pandanus cast their wondering shadows over the white sands and swaying hammocks whilst you sip on your fruity cocktail.

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