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NUNGWI DREAMS HOTEL
Zanzibar Island lies off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. It is renowned for once being the commercial center of East Africa and the last place to abolish the slave trade. This magical island has ancient Islamic ruins and miles of white sandy palm-fringed beaches and coves. It is a step back in time. Historic Stone Town is said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. The ocean is warm, clear, and blue and has excellent reefs for snorkeling and diving. A visit to the Spice plantations [cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom, etc.] is also a must. Accommodation is at the Nungwi Dreams Hotel.
Arrive in Zanzibar Island
A Shrike representative will pick you up at the airport and escort you to the secluded beach of Zanzibar Island—Nungwi Beach where our luxury hotel, Nungwi Dreams is nested. It's approximately an hour's drive from Abed Karume International airport.
Check—in at Nungwi Dreams Hotel
—The afternoon begins with a decent lunch as you gaze over the Indian Ocean to the endless horizon... The 57 units feature seating areas; modern bathrooms featuring monsoon rain showers and all the technology you may need.
Decent Lunch is Followed by Time Acclimatizing.
—Guests enjoy easy access to two large infinity swimming pools and a generous deck that leads straight onto the Beach.
Romantic Evening and Perfect Sundowner.
Nungwi Dream offers a Spa & Hairdresser and the Sky Bar which is the highest point with a 360 degrease view in Nungwi.
Your safari, your rule... All of the activities in Zanzibar are tailored for you. You’ll have plenty of time to venture out for some quick shopping in the narrow streets of Stone Town, a view of historical sites, scuba dive, an evening dinner cruise, snorkel, spice tour, swim, an outing to the dolphins, or just relax and enjoy the cool breeze from the Indian Ocean or monkeys at Johazi Forest. The excursions of each day are not hardened according to a planned program but decided by you, on the spot, according to your impulse of the moment.
Stone Town Tour
—A walking tour is the only way to truly experience the town, which exists today much as it did in the years when Zanzibar, the Isle of Spices, was a great trading center known the world over for spices, timber, and slaves. The marketplace is alive with vendors who hawk their exotic wares in a multitude of languages, as many as the intense palette of colors that mark their fabrics, their spices, their intricately carved wood and other goods for sale.
—There is only one place in the world where you will find the Red Colobus monkey—the tour starts in the morning you travel across the island through quaint villages and lush vegetation to this place, the enchanting Jozani Forest. The forest is mesmerizing—you will feel absorbed into another world, a place like no other on earth.
—We spend one afternoon touring the plantations on the outskirts of town where cinnamon, cardamon, and strong, flavourful Arabic coffees are grown. And, of course, we see the cloves, the gold of Zanzibar, the world’s finest and most desired spice, grown here in the very center of the Spice Islands.
—One afternoon, you can make life easy, enjoying the facilities at Nungwi Dreams, lounging in your room while looking at the Indian Ocean, or being pampered in the privacy of the massage room with a massage before the sundowner.
Prison Island used to be a prison for rebellious slaves, now is famous for Giant Tortoises and some spectacular snorkeling. This is a must—do combine with a Stone Town tour.
Leisure & Relaxing at the Beatiful Beach
—Zanzibar is a haven for some of the best beaches on Earth. Enjoy the fine white sand, and crystal clear turquoise waters just a short walk away from your room at Nungwi Dreams... There are other spectacular beaches throughout Zanzibar island each proved to be unique in its character.
Mnarani Marine Sea Turtle Conservation Pond
This is one of our extremely recommended trips in Zanzibar. Less than half an hour walk from the hotel you will get into a community-based conservation project conserving the green turtle population. You will get a chance to feed them and swim in their natural saltwater lagoon.
Nakupenda Sandbank Picnic
Enjoy a full—day tour. We sail to the sandbank where you will experience a decent BBQ lunch, have enough time to relax, and time to snorkel in the heart of the Indian Ocean. In the afternoon we sail back to Stone Town and still have some time to stroll around in town.
Kizimkazi is the only place in Zanzibar Island where you can find several pods of humpback and bottlenose dolphins and have the opportunity to swim with the Dolphins in their very natural habitat.
Snorkeling at Mnemba Atoll
Enjoy a 30—minute boat ride to a snorkeling spot at Mnemba Island. You will stop at the reef, which is approximately less than 200 meters from the small island. This is a full—day trip [departing at around 0900 to 1600] that usually includes snorkeling at Mnemba, a lunch break at a nearby beach and a have an opportunity to spot dolphins. Don't feel sorry if you are not a diver... Make sure to easily follow all the instructions given by your tour guide.
Sunset Dhow Cruise
This 2—hour boat excursion is specifically designed to witness the world—famous sunset of Zanzibar’s North Coast. All snacks and beverages are included in the traditional wooden dhow and keep your ears open to traditional music.
Today Brings a Farewell to Zanzibar Island.
Depending upon your flight time, which—being in a splendidly far-flung outpost of civilization after all—can sometimes be early, perhaps you’ll make one last tour to the marketplace for that fantastically carved teakwood chest or supply of intensely scented clove pomanders—a heady reminder of your sojourn in this ageless Swahili paradise.