Dry season (May-October) best for forest walks although no problem in the light rains of October/November.
WHAT TO DO
The activities available on Zanzibar include: spice tours, dhow trips, diving, deep sea fishing, sailing, walking safaris, ballooning, bird watching, dolphin-watching, and visiting a number of interesting sites such as Jozani Forest, Chumbe Islands, or the historical ruins of Mbweni Palace.
Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort is located on the un-spoilt Eastern Coast of Zanzibar Island approximately 65 Km from Zanzibar town and airport.
Karafuu means ’cloves’ in the local Swahili language and refers to the fragrant spice grown in Tanzania and exported worldwide.
This pleasant tropical garden hotel along the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar is simply the best the island has to offer. Set in a romantic ambiance, the hotel is built under ’makuti’ thatch and furnished in traditional Zanzibar style.
Karafuu Hotel has 61 junior suite cottages with 26 facing the sea under a beautiful palm-grove.
The cottages are built under makuti thatch and furnished with:
LA GEMMA DEL ES RESORT
La Gemma dell Est Resort is located on the North - Eastern shores of magical Zanzibar, at Nungwi. This very enchanting, luxurious and environmental friendly Resort was designed to melt with its magnificent surroundings and the marvelous contours of the landscape. It is set in the midst of exotic and colorful tropical gardens inviting guests to enjoy the pristine and relaxing view over the Indian Ocean.
Modern and comfortable deluxe accommodation
designed for the most discerning traveler
152 rooms including:14 economy rooms,93 deluxe rooms,
16 suites, 1 family suite, 28 villa Club rooms in 7 private villas (3 to 4 rooms),1 Presidential villa (5 rooms)
All rooms with terrace and guaranteed sea view
RAS NUNGWI BEACH HOTEL.
Ras Nungwi beach hotel is situated on the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar island - The Nungwi Beach, known for the residents expertise in the art of dhow making.
Infused with the laid-back, exotic yet ultimately natural spirit of Zanzibar, this is the place to relax and enjoy all that this extraordinary part of the world has to offer.
Accommodation consists of 32 rooms are tastefully furnished with hand-crafted four poster beds and indigenous decor,and all have balconies. Interiors are beautifully decorated in ethnic style using local fabrics
ZANZIBAR SERENA INN.
The Zanzibar Serena Inn Hotel is idyllically situated on the sea front of ancient Stone Town, washed by the aquamarine waters of the Zanzibar channel, redolent of the scent of cloves and flanked by an exotic melange of sultan?s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, dark slave markets, and bright bazaars.
The inn is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of Zanzibar. Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished, the interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar.
Zanzibar Serena Inn has rooms that are cool, white and constructed to the traditional design of a Swahili house, which is dependant upon the length of the mangrove poles that make up its ceilings.
In total there are 51 rooms of different configuration:
1 presidential suite 1 honeymoon suite 2 executive suites 6 prime rooms 20 standard rooms (twin beds) 21 standard rooms (king size beds)