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If you need pure relaxation, this deluxe Zanzibar holiday resort getaway takes you to the pristine beaches of Zanzibar on an 8 day escape to this tropical paradise. Resting peacefully on a beach estate that is adorned by the flawless white sand and warm waters of the Indian Ocean is the Melia Zanzibar resort. Whether you're seeking relaxation after a preceding trip or visiting the resort on a standalone getaway, the resort on this Zanzibar holiday package will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Choose from quad biking, historical tours, and water-based activities. If you prefer relaxing at the resort, be sure to head to Gabi Beach Club for an afternoon of leisure on the beach.
Laze by the infinity pool at Melia Zanzibar.At the airport, a meet and greet will welcome you to Zanzibar by a representative of Melia Zanzibar who will take you to the resort on a shared road transfer. The all-inclusive beach resort is situated on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, recognized internationally as the "Spice Island". Your stay at the lodge will keep you comfortable with a private terrace that extends into views of the Indian Ocean, and air-conditioning. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a spacious bathtub, an indoor and tropical outdoor shower. Dining at the resort caters to all desires with a total of 5 restaurants and 4 bars that serve a variety of cuisines. Entertainment at the resort exists in program that is altered seasonally. Live music and shows by Maasai dancers will keep your evenings exciting.
Indian Ocean dhow excursion off the coast of Zanzibar.Day 3 of your vacation will take you on a full day excursion on traditional sailing dhows. The Safari Blue tour starts at Fumba, a fishing village, part of the Menai Bay conservation area. Your trip on the locally made dhows will take you to the untouched islands that are adorned by frequent sightings of humpback and bottlenose dolphins. The search for dolphins is followed by a snorkeling excursion, accommodating first-time snorkelers as well as the more advanced divers. A Zanzibari seafood and fruit buffet awaits at the desert island restaurant. After your alfresco lunch, you will join an experienced crew for the journey back to the resort by sail. The outrigger canoes, or ngalawa, are made by hand from a single mango tree. Your return to the lodge will welcome you with a breathtaking sunset and sundowners. Spend your two free days partaking in the optional activities available on request. Activities range from casual town visits to water-based excursions to cultural interactions. Water-based activities include an aqua gym, snorkeling, kayaking, kite surfing and professional diving for the more advanced swimmers. The sunset dhow cruise takes you into the starry evening on a traditional boating excursion. This tranquil trip on the ocean serves you with musical entertainment, canapés, drinks and breathtaking views of the changing horizon. Watch as the sun dissolves into the endless waters and how the sky changes colour.
Beach bar and restaurant at Melia Zanzibar.Spend half of day 6 on a spice tour, starting at your preferred time. Be guided through the unique smells, tastes and textures of an authentic Zanzibar spice farm. Capture the moment with a purchase of the various spices that will allow you to take the taste of Zanzibar back to your kitchen. The tour also takes you to the historically-significant Persian Baths that were built in 1850. Spend the rest of the day lazing on the sun-kissed beaches or enjoying a game of beach volleyball. A tennis court with a floodlight enables you to enjoy a casual game during the day or at night. The two swimming pools each have sun beds where you can enjoy the afternoon sun.
Today, you will travel to Stone Town for your onward travel arrangements. Depending on the time of your departure, you can enjoy a final breakfast or lunch at the resort before saying your goodbyes.
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Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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