Enjoy all the amenities expected in a four star hotel, including a quick ride on the lift to our breath taking sea view terrace. Come and watch the dhows under full sail, slice majestically through the harbour at sunset..
Enjoy the hospitality of our delightful and courteous staff always ready to help you and experience our chef’s magical hands as he crafts a memorable and unique zanzibar dining treat.
The main islands of ZANZIBAR are Unguja, Pemba and Tumbatu. Stone Town, on the western shore of Unguja Island, is the Capital of this region. The city gained its name from the many large multi-story “stone” buildings that fill the old town area. These structures are actually constructed with coral and mortar, not stone. There are currently about 1700 of these buildings in the Stone Town section of Zanzibar City.
1100 of these have been classified as having architectural significance. In this small area, which was originally a peninsula, almost an island at times, and which is only about 83 city blocks square, there are 23 “landmark buildings”, two cathedrals, over 50 Mosques, 157 balconies, verandahs and loggias and more than 200 carved doors. Zanzibar’s Stone Town has been designated a “World Heritage Site” by the United Nations.
As the site of the largest Swahili Stone Town in the world, Zanzibar is well worth a visit. Tourists are now welcome on Zanzibar and the infrastructure for guests has greatly expanded in the last few years. Hotels and Guest Houses are available in all price ranges. Accommodations extend from basic backpacker support to luxurious private islands. There is an international airport about 5 km. from Stone Town and many modern Ferry’s now ply the short sea routes between the Islands and the mainland.
Jan 1 – New Year’s Day
Jan 12 – Zanzibar Revolution Day
Apr 18 – Good Friday
Apr 21 – Easter Monday
Apr 26 – Union Day
May 1 – Labour Day
Jul 7 – Saba Saba (Industry’s Day)
Aug 8 – Nane Nane (Farmer’s Day)
Dec 9 – Independence and Republic Day
Dec 12 – Independence Day
Dec 25 – Christmas Day
Dec 26 – Boxing Day
Time Zone: GMT + 3
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (Tsh)
Exchange rate: USD 1= +/- 1600 Tanzanian Shillings.
Official Languages: Kiswahili and English
Electricity: 220-240 V AC, 50Hz
Religion: Predominantly Islam
Country Code: (255), + area code, + 6 digit local number