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Zanzibar Island

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    Zanzibar travel

    by dykulkarni Online Now Oct 12, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    What is reasonable cab price from zanzibar Airport to Stone Town ? and how safe is Zanzibar for walking alone in city?

    1 Answer Oct 12, 2016 at 10:33 PM
  • Zanzibar Safety

    by AnaMioc Online Now Sep 12, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Hi, we are three girls traveling to Zanzibar. Is it safe for us to go there?

    2 Answers Oct 26, 2016 at 1:14 AM
  • Places to stay

    by Rosemarin Online Now Sep 10, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Looking for a place on the beach with a good view of the ocean from the room. Any suggestions?

    1 Answer Oct 26, 2016 at 1:31 AM
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    Budget for 7 days in Zanzibar

    by tatianapiazza Online Now Oct 28, 2015 at 12:15 AM

    Hello, my husband, young daughter and I are going to Zanzibar for 7 days.
    All accommodations are booked and paid for, and include breakfast.
    How much should we take (US$) for lunch/dinner (5 days) and activities (7 days)?

    Also, can I exchange US$ in Zanzibar?


    1 Answer Nov 7, 2015 at 6:43 AM
  • Itinerary for 7 days in Zanzibar?

    by JimiF Online Now Oct 26, 2015 at 3:42 AM

    Hello! My wife and I are planning a week long stay in Zanzibar island at the end of November. We are young and adventurous but also want time to relax. Could you let us know if the itinerary is reasonable and not too hectic? He idea is to explore all the island has to offer from the north and east while also making time to explore Pemba Island.

    Days 1-3: Nungwi beach (snorkeling, quads, spice tour, Safari blue tour, night life)
    Days 3-5: Paja beach (kite surfing, drive to forest reserves)
    Days 6-7: Pemba island (snorkeling, exploring??)
    Day 7: Stone Town and departure

    Does this look ok or is too much? Do you have any suggestions on things we missed out or the order of the destinations?


    1 Answer Nov 7, 2015 at 6:49 AM
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    December 2015

    by ClareL11 Online Now Sep 28, 2015 at 6:19 AM

    Staying in the North, so I need to know what Budget? Apart from tours, what is the cost of food on a daily basis? Do the restaurants accept credit cards easlily or should i take more cash. I will be taking US $ but how many per day, (bed and breakfast paid for, and I have cost of tours)
    Drinks and foods, daily spending money if I need cash.

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    Zanzibar in the rain suggestions?

    by BE001903 Online Now May 29, 2015 at 5:26 AM

    We're heading to Zanzibar tomorrow. Any suggestions on what to do in Stonetown? Also looking for some suggestions for a rainy day (we'll be2 days in stone town and 4 at a resort)

    2 Answers May 29, 2015 at 3:06 PM
  • Zanzibar - Mnemba atoll

    by bobtheduck1 Online Now May 19, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    I'll be travelling to Zanzibar early September, and want to spend a few days at a beach with easy access to Mnemba Atoll. I also want to be able to swim / snorkel from the beach if possible. I was thinking Matemwe, But can you also get to Mnemba easily from Jambiani, and is that a better beach?
    Also, can you do a spice tour from Matemwe or do you end up being taken most of the way back to Stone Town to do it?

    1 Answer Jul 14, 2015 at 3:30 AM
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    Resorts near villages and restaurants

    by Terje1966 Online Now May 13, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Where on the island should we stay if we want shopping and dining around the resorts.(apart from Zanzibar town).
    It seems that a lot of the resorts are in remote areas where you will have to dine at the hotel.
    I find it difficult to choose and not so easy to find out what is around the resorts.
    Is there anything we should know about differences between east and west coast ? Is any of them more beautiful than the other??

    1 Answer May 15, 2015 at 12:09 AM
  • Spending money

    by keraklebba1 Online Now Apr 20, 2015 at 4:31 AM

    Hi there, please help, average spending money per day for a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children)
    Just an idea of average lunch costs, curious etc.


    1 Answer Apr 21, 2015 at 3:01 AM
  • Family holiday spending money

    by keraklebba1 Online Now Apr 20, 2015 at 4:22 AM

    Hi there,
    please help, what would an average daily allowance be for a family in Seychelles. Accommodation/breakfast/dinner all pre paid.
    thank you

    2 Answers Apr 20, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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    Can anyone recommend a good beach resort?

    by BE001903 Online Now Dec 4, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    We want to book +- 4 days at a beach resort in Zanzibar (after a short stay in Stone Town). We'll be going next year first week of June (after a 2 week safari ).
    I'm looking for: nice (preferable harass free ) beach, possibility to swim in the see, hotel with clean rooms with sea view, nice and clean pool, restaurants with à la carte possibility (preferably no buffets), possibility to book boat (and other ) tours with a preference for smaller hotels. Has anyone been to such a Zanzibar beach hotel (price range similar to Blue bay Beach resort which was proposed by the local agent but which seems to have reviews ranging from good to awfull)

    3 Answers Dec 18, 2014 at 4:16 AM
  • General information about Zanzibar

    by tetufi Online Now Aug 29, 2014 at 5:52 AM

    We are 4 adoults and 2 teenagers who wants to visit Zanzibar next year. We would like to arrive at the end of July and be there for about two weeks. When I search the web I find the hotels to be very expensive. Can anyone give me good advice about whereto stay? It is ok to pay up to 2000 American dollars pr week for all of us. We would love to stay near the beach. Which part of the island would you prefere? I have reas thar the northern side is the best? Grateful for any answers :))

    3 Answers Aug 29, 2014 at 1:16 PM
  • Single female traveller looking for beach place to stay

    by EmFaulks Online Now Jun 14, 2014 at 6:13 AM

    Hey there, I am heading to Zanzibar to spend time with some friends who are working in the hospital. I intend to head to a beach first for a few nights and was wondering if anyone could recommend somewhere relatively inexpensive where I will be able to sunbathe and relax, but not be completely isolated on my own. Many thanks in advance

    4 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 5:40 AM
  • Weather update

    by Zanzibar2014 Online Now Apr 28, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Hello. We are two friends coming to Jambiani on May 2nd. The weather forecast do not look to promising. It says rain every single day from now until we leave non May 11th. Could you maybe update us a bit on the weather conditions? Many thanks.

    2 Answers May 5, 2014 at 4:38 AM
  • best lodge or hotel

    by Becki100 Online Now Feb 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Am looking for decent accommodation on a budget, beach side plus club near by! Any suggestions

    4 Answers Mar 1, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    by chakazulu Online Now Feb 13, 2014 at 2:09 AM


    4 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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    Women sunbathing in Zanzibar beaches

    by Mareid Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    My son and daughter-in-law are thinking about spending a few days in Zanzibar as a delayed honeymoon. I'm a bit concerned about possible problems with sunbathing in a bikini on the beach. I realize that it is a Muslim country and I read that women should cover their arms and legs when walking around. What kind of trouble would a woman encounter trying to sunbathe on the beach in a bikini?

    4 Answers Feb 11, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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    car rental at airport

    by taticarrere Online Now Feb 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    I would like to rent a car at the airport. any subgestion of campanies? also I wonder if could be possible to travel from kendwa to south part of the island in one day. Do I need the international driving licence or just the driving licence.
    Thanks in advance

    1 Answer Feb 27, 2014 at 8:17 AM
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    car rental at airport

    by taticarrere Online Now Feb 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    I would like to rent a car at the airport. any subgestion of campanies? also I wonder if could be possible to travel from kendwa to south part of the island in one day. Do I need the international driving licence or just the driving licence.
    Thanks in advance

  • zanzibar activities

    by loonatm Online Now Jan 28, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    hi i was wondering if there any companies that offer packages like parasailing, jet skiing etc?please advise i dont want to be ripped off when i go there. thanks alot.

    1 Answer Jan 28, 2014 at 7:34 AM
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    Zanzibar December holiday

    by CliffordG Online Now Dec 26, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Hi which is the best hotel during December full board that offers us the best outdoor activity's and daily entertainment - such as you would find at Club Med Mauritius

    2 Answers Jan 16, 2014 at 5:39 AM
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    Zanzibar island night clubs.

    by DanielK23 Online Now Dec 19, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Am visiting Zanzibar island from December 23 to January 2nd 2014, any one who knows a nice night club where i can be enjoying my evening ?

    1 Answer Dec 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM
  • Zanzibar -all inclusive

    by JodiMiller Online Now Dec 17, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    Hello, I'm looking at booking about 4 or 5 days at the end of my honeymoon on the beaches of Zanzibar. Do you know of any all inclusive resorts/lodges with white sand beaches (not rocky), decent price?

    3 Answers Dec 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM
  • Schistosomiasis

    by pdenniston Online Now Nov 16, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Any recently reported incidents of Schistosomiasis at Stone Town or Chumbe Island Coral Park?

    1 Answer Nov 16, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    Nice places to sleep i Zanzibar

    by OlahC Online Now Nov 13, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Hi all,
    Does any one recommend any nice but affordable places one can sleep at King stone

    2 Answers Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 AM
  • Resort food and local beverages

    by MsYRT Online Now Nov 9, 2013 at 5:34 AM

    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

    3 Answers Nov 10, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    by deren90 Online Now Sep 10, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    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 ?

    1 Answer Sep 10, 2013 at 8:01 AM
  • advice on Zanzibar trip

    by naomi30 Online Now Aug 27, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    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

    7 Answers Sep 23, 2013 at 6:03 AM
  • Info - Amaan Bungalows in Zanzibar in December?

    by Dominique26 Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    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

    8 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 12:05 PM