Any recently reported incidents of Schistosomiasis at Stone Town or Chumbe Island Coral Park?
Does any one recommend any nice but affordable places one can sleep at King stone
Hi. We will be staying at a 5* resort. I was wondering if it is safe to eat fruit and veg at resort, and drink the local fruit juices and beer? Wat about drinks with ice in it? I'm really worried about getting sick from contaminated food and drinks... Please advise
Hello, we will be be staying at Kendwa Rocks for 5 nights on October . Can anyone advise us any bars and restaurants around this Hotel or near ?
Hi I am going to Zanzibar on the 13th of September with my boyfriend as part of a longer trip to Africa, and I have left it really late to book a hotel and do my research... we will be staying in Zanzibar Town on the first night, only for a night and then travelling the next day to one of the beach resorts on the East Coast. So far I have looked at the Shangani Hotel which is $80 for 2 people sharing, we are on a budget. as for Beach towns we are looking at Matemwe, Kendwa, Pongwe and Jambiani. Does anyone have any advice on where they think is best and any budget hotel recommendations? We are mostly wanting to chill out on the beaches with a few excursions as we will have just climbed Kilimanjaro! Thank you for any advice! naomi
Hi, can anyone give me information on your experiences or knowledge of the Amaan Bungalows in Zanzibar. Is the accommodation good? Is it in a good part of Zanzibar? Any info will do. Thanks to those that will answer (in advance), thanks D
Climbing kilimanjaro and considering a place to go after 3-4 nights where we can relax, chill, and eat great food. What would be the best hotel for this, within our budget of $200 per person per night. Any place with cool design will be much appreciated.
i want to be able to plan a walk (~60km 3 days), is there a source of decent maps (1:25000 or thereabouts) for Zanzibar? So far I've only located road maps/street guides
I would like to find out if you still need a visa for Zanzibar if you have a valid South African Pasport?
Hello! I am looking for somebody who can tell me something more about Zanzibar and recommand a hotel. I went to TripAdvisor and I like the 3rd one among Zanzibar Hotels, but I want some more feedback and tips.
Is it possible to purchase a Visa upon arrival at the airport and if so what is the cost please. I don't fancy having to travel from Edinburgh to London just to get a Visa then go home again.
My thanks in advance
We are travelling to Zanzibar for 7 days and spending our first two nights in Stone Town. My husband thinks we should rather spend our last two days in Stone Town. any recommendations/advise? Should we change our travel plans?
We are torn between doing an all inclusive package deal for 7 days from South Africa or making our own itinerary and winging it while we are there. We did the later in Greece and it was AMAZING - just talking to the locals and getting advise along the way on where to stay etc...
We are not really into the resort type accommodation as we are more in search for the authentic experience of the culture and nature that Zanzibar has to offer. We would like to snorkel and explore - we are not the type to hang around the hotel..
What would be more economical?
Thanks in advance for any feedback
Hello, i am planning a trip to Zanzibar at the end of April and first week in may. I do believe it's the heavy rain season. Would you reccommend going during this period?
I would like to get an idea of what one pays for basics like bread and milk etc. Also what a beer costs in a restuarant or bar , what a coke costs
Is it still worth visiting Zanzibar in April as it is the rainy season? Essentially we want to find a nice quiet beach and chill. Any recommendations?
We've heard that Kendwa has the best beach on the island. We are looking for a private bungalow on the beach. Hoping to find something that has a wee bit of privacy, if possible (though, I hear Kendwa is a pretty busy place).
We would like to stay in Kendwa or somewhere that is walking distance (up to 20 minute walk). Does anyone have any suggestions of a place that is nice, but not too expensive.
Thank you!!!! :)
I am planning a 2 week holiday in Zanzibar. I read that it is recommended to take malaria tablets but a friend of mine who's been there told me that it is not necessary.
What's your experience?
Hi. My partner and I are planning to go on holiday in Zanzibar. I want to find out
Where is the best place to go for a young couple?and
Do you travel or do you stay at the same place?
What is the perfect duration to go?
We do not have a specific date yet and want to know when is the best weather?
Just want to find out all the information first?
hi... i am wondering if there are any suggestions on accommodation in stone town for a reasonable rate under 50 dollars and with good amenities. i have heard the old slave quarter is an interestion area to stay..
also, perhaps you can advise of the best way and rate from the airport to stonetown. thanks
We am planning to stay in the North of the island for 25 nights between December and January.
Any advise on what I need to know.
Available food / resturants and prices
I am considering a short break to Zanzibar early this coming January - I've been there before, but not at that time of year, and not with our family (we will have our two kids, aged 8 and 5, plus two active grandparents in tow).
Can anyone give me an indication of what the weather is likely to be like and any recommendations on affordable, family-friendly accommodation?
Thanks and regards
Thinking about going to Zanzibar in April with a few friends. Anyone know what the weather is like? Also, coming from the States with a few blondes. Should Americans feel safe here? The images look beautiful, but can anyone tell me if this is well worth the 33hour trip? We're well traveled, but just need a little more encouragement to take the plunge on this. I don't know anyone who has ever been here. Any hints/feedback would be GREATLY appreciated. Also, do the plane flights into Zanzibar seem safe?
Me and my pals are travelling to Zanzibar in December and we are from Zimbabwe. We would like to know if we need visas to enter into Zanzibar and how is the accomodation, watersports and beaches in the North East Coast?
We plan to stay in Stone Town but wonder if we should plan a trip around the Island. We have normal access to good beaches, so that is not our emphasis. Also we may need to have a single night in Dar as Salam on Dec. 14 as we arrive at 4:30, need to get visa and through customs, and not sure if we can get a flight out that night. Any ideas for a safe, decent hotel in the50-$100 range?
Am getting married in June next year and planning our honeymoon. We want to go to Zanzibar around the 13th June but am concerned that firstly it may still be rainy and if not it may not be that warm and cloudy all the time. Any advice would be appreciated!
Would it be unreasonable NOT to book in advance for Zanzibar? I will be there the last week of September and I would like to do a bit of Stone Town, Beaches and maybe Pemba. We are looking for cheap but clean guesthouses so we are very flexible on the stay.
We planning to get married on Zanzibar in July 2010. We're going to spend a week at Unguja Lodge and have our wedding there. Seems like a lovely place and we're planning a sunset wedding, so this seemed to be the best side of the island. (I've heard the East doesn't get great sunsets?).
For the second week we'd like to move somewhere else but deciding where is causing the problems. We'd still like to keep it 'beach villa' orientated and would like somewhere that's at least as good quality as Unguja in terms of accomodation and service (if not a little better as it's like a mini-honeymoon while we're away). We're looking for something small and intimate so we can just lay around on a nice beach or terrace and dine privately from time to time. We don't want lots to do or any kind of nightlife really, it's not what this trip is about.
At the moment we're looking and Fundu Lagoon, on Pemba, although this is a little more than we wanted to spend (just to give you an idea of our budget), it does seem special. We're also thinking maybe somewhere on the east coast, after being on the west.
We going round in circles trying to pick somewhere we'd love to hear any suggestions anyone has.
We are two students who will end our field study trip to Tanzania with a holiday on Zanzibar. We think that we will stay in stonetown for a couple of days and then go to the northen parts of the island. So now we are woundering if anyone has any suggestions for cheap acommodation in these areas?
We like to live simple and to not need any luxory. Maby someone know of anyone who could rent us a room in their home? Or know of some cheap hostels?
WE would really appreciate any suggestions frome you!
Have a great day. Hope to hear from anyone of you soon.
I can travel to zanibar for three weeks, my window is mid-October through mid-December. Can anyone tell me from experience if I'm better off arriving in mid October and staying through the first half of November, or the second half of November through the first half of December? Thanks for any advice!