The stunning Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Hotel offers crystal blue waters, a wide selection of dining experiences, sumptuous suites, extensive sports, and its own spa and private beach club. To enter the world of Zanzibar, meanwhile, is to step through the looking glass into the world of a thousand and one nights and black eyes that smile from behind deep veils. There's a House of Wonders and a street of food, a Palace Museum, an ancient slave market, an age-old fort, a ruined harem and the house where Dr Livingstone once lived. There are Red Colobus Monkeys and dolphins and a bright tapestry of Arab, African and Swahili culture, folklore and cuisine that are as mesmeric as myth.
Zanzibar, the spice island of Tanzania is one of the continent's most famous destinations when it comes to beach travel, beach vacations, beach resorts and Tanzania holiday options. Offering excellent beach hotels and resorts, coral reef discovery, water sports, family holidays, spice tours and ocean paradise islands.
Location and season The hotel lies on the north-east coast of the island. Transportation to/from Hotel • 20 min by air or 90 min by ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. There are daily air connections between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, Pemba and Arusha as well as to the Selous Game Reserve and the northern parks. There are also regular flights to Mombasa and Nairobi and a ferry service operating between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam and Pemba. Dhows also link Zanzibar with Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Bagamoyou and Mombasa. When to go: Zanzibar enjoys a typical Equatorial climate. From December to March the weather is hot and relatively dry. The cooler, dry period from June to October is also pleasant. Heavy rains can be expected from March to the end of May and short rains during the month of November.
The Background For centuries past, cardamom, clove and cinnamon culled from the fabled spice gardens of the enchanted island of Zanzibar have been prized by sultans and princes alike. Now you can pick them for yourself on a spice tour that takes you from the winding alleys, carved doors and cool courtyards of Stone Town, through the slave caches of the coral bays, past the blue-domed bath-houses of long dead sultans and out onto the silver and blue ribbons of Zanzibar's perfect beaches. The island of Zanzibar is known as the ‘Spice Island' because of its long-standing association with the clove industry. A low-lying stretch of land, approximately 37 km off the coast of Tanzania, it is a place of wonder, magic and mystery. Zanzibar Town, on the western side of the island is made up of a labyrinth of winding lanes, ancient stone houses, Arabian arches, heavy carved wooden doors, circular towers, narrow latticed windows, overhanging balconies and a fascinating selection of bazaars, curio shops, art galleries and spice troves. To the north of the town lie mile upon mile of pristine beaches, which end at the northern tip of the island with the dhow centr and tourist resort of Nungwi. Yet more stunning beaches lie along the eastern shore. The Zanzibar archipelago also includes the neighbouring island of Pemba and numerous small islands off shore to include Changuu (Prison Island), Bawi, Cahwani (Grave Island), Tumbatu, Mnemba, Chumbe and the sandbanks of Nyange, Pange and Murogo.
Accommodation The hotel offers: 2 Presidential Villas with private infinity pools, 5 One Bedroom Villas with private infinity pools, 10 Zamani Suites, 40 Terrace Rooms and 60 Garden Rooms. Non-smoking rooms available. All guest rooms offer: flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, luxurious bathrooms with outdoor showers, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary internet access, in-room safe, patio (Garden Rooms) or balcony and roof-top sundeck (Terrace rooms and Suites), valet services, air-conditioning, 24-hour room service.
Zamani Villas 7 private villas offering ultimate luxury, absolute privacy and a spectacular setting. Each has its own infinity pool, sun-deck, spacious living and dining room, fully equipped kitchenette and private butler service.
Villa Zanzibar This 300 square metre villa with its 3 bedrooms, 20 metre infinity pool, large sundeck and relaxing area is pure luxury. Discretely located at the south side of the resort, the villa offers total privacy and accommodates 6 guests. Private beach access.
Villa Pemba This 250 square metre villa has two bedrooms and cliff-top infinity pool and private beach access.
One Bedroom Villas Each of these 150 square metre villas offers one bedroom and a central dining/living area.
Dining and bars Dining choices include: the ‘Red Snapper Restaurant' (fine seafood dining with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean), the ‘Cloves Restaurant' (all-day international cuisine with a dash of Arabian-African spice), the ‘Zanzi Bar' (a relaxing bar serving a variety of international cocktails, wines and spirits), the ‘Pool Bar' (offering cocktails and light snacks throughout the day), the ‘Jetty Bar' (stretching 150 metres over the reef, the Jetty Bar offers a variety of international cocktails, wines, spirits and light grilled lunches), the ‘Zamani Beach Club Grill and Bar' (situated under palms and coconut trees and offering light cuisine and a wide selection of cocktails). The hotel also offers a wide variety of private dining opportunities: on the jetty, by the pool, in the room or in the private villa.
Conference and event facilities The resort is the perfect destination for weddings and honeymoons as well as for meetings and incentive group activities.
Child-friendly The hotel is exceptionally child-friendly. Family rooms, babysitting, children's menus, children's amusements, pool and beach games.
What to see and do The hotel offers: WiFi (in public areas), Business Centre, Gift shop and jewellery boutique, private beach club, tennis and basket-ball courts.
Anantara Spa Zanzibar The luxury spa, Anantara, offers Thai staff, 6 private treatment rooms, 2 outdoor massage pavilions, a 23 m infinity pool, a beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna and hairdresser. Spa treatments include: Massage • One Day Spa Rituals • Body Treatments • Facials • Steam Bath Rituals • In-Room Massage The activities on offer include swimming, snorkelling, sea kayaking, diving, water sports, dhow trips and nature trails plus visits to a dhow workshop and the brooding caverns of the Mangapwani Slave Caves where slaves were hidden after the abolishment of slavery made their shipment illegal. Other places of interest in Stone Town and around are: the Portuguese Fort, the Sultan's Palace, the old Dhow Port, the Old Slave Market, the House of Wonders, the Old Dispensary, the home of the slaver, Tippu-Tip, the Livingstone House, The Hamamni Bath, The National Museum, The Chukwani Palace, The Jozani Forest - the last red colobus monkey sanctuary, The Mtoni Palace ruins, The Maruhubi Palace ruins and the Persian Baths of Kidichi.
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