Coral Rock Hotel, Zanzibar
Coral Rock Zanzibar has been described as the jewel of Jambiani. The hotel’s exquisite location is unrivaled. Built atop an ancient coral rock that juts out into the ocean and flanked by two striking beaches. The hotel offers the ideal tropical island holiday. Guests often spend hours staring out at the water where the changing of the tides reveal 100 shades of blue. Whether in the restaurant, bar or any room in the hotel, visitors can experience the stunning beauty of these same sea views.
Even the waters of Jambiani and surrounding areas are totally safe. A natural sand bar, stretching over a kilometre out to sea creates a spectacular natural tidal swimming pool protected from the strong ocean currents and dangerous marine creatures.
Jambiani is one of the best kept secrets in Zanzibar. This little fishing village was until recently virtually inaccessible. Adventurous travellers in the know were drawn to Jambiani because it has been untainted by commercial tourism. The villagers exhibit a genuine sincerity when welcoming visitors to Jambiani.
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
Small Luxury Hotel in Zanzibar
A stunning oceanfront setting. Interiors adorned in Arabic and Swahili opulence. Warm, gracious hospitality and alluring culinary journeys. Zanzibar Serena Hotel offers all of this and more.
The hotel is tucked into the Zanzibar seafront, amidst the exotic sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours and bright bazaars of Stone Town. Comprised of two historic buildings designed in traditional Swahili style, this lavish retreat captures the elegance of a grander era since passed.
An ambience of relaxed sophistication has been created in each of the 51rooms and suites, with wood-framed louver doors opening onto private balconies with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. Cool, white walls, high-ceilings and crisp royal blues and whites give a sense of coastal serenity and charm.
The rooftop Terrace Seafood Restaurant offers fresh-caught seafood and extraordinary views of the bay, the perfect place to unwind after a day’s venture into Spice Town. Weekly authentic Swahili banquets can be enjoyed by the pool at Baharia Restaurant, whilst Masahani Bar offers signature cocktails and live performances by traditional Taarab bands.
Baraza Resort & Spa Zanzibar
Located along the Bwejuu – Paje beach that was named as one of the top 30 in the world by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Baraza is Zanzibar’s most exclusive boutique resort. Baraza Resort and Spa is 5 star all inclusive hotel voted as one of the 60 best new hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, a prestigious world wide travel magazine. With just 30 villas, this stunning fully inclusive resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns; Baraza offers unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.
Saadani Safari Lodge lies nestled in a horse shoe bay on the East coast of Tanzania. Its famous for a contagious spirit of friendship emanating from the local community and staff, some of whom helped set up the lodge from the very start. The heady mix of different ecosystems sets Saadani apart from all the national parks in Tanzania. The blue haze of the Indian Ocean washed over Lowland coastal forests, acacia woodlands, open grasslands and mangroves. Saadani Safari Lodge set in the heart of the park offers an idyllic retreat to explore this most unique and distinguished destination. Beach, bush and river come together in a clash of colourful ecosystems found nowhere else on the eastern coast of Africa. The fifteen, tented cottages with their cool grass roofs are strung along the beach. Each has its own veranda and pretty en-suite bathroom. Seafood is a specialty, in particular the feasts of fresh prawns that are brought from the sea to the lodge kitchens daily. Each tented cottage is large and airy with wooden frames carrying cool grass roofs. All are fully en-suite (hot and cold running water) and have an unrestricted view onto the ocean with a full-length veranda. Swathes of white fabric adorn the ceilings and king-size beds are skillfully carved in the Zanzibari-style. All double rooms come with an “Al Fresco” double bed on the veranda for ultimate lazing.
USAMBARAS LUSHOTO – MULLERS MOUNTAIN LODGE
At Mullers Mountains Lodge they understand that the underlying reason people join the lodge is because they want to get away from it all; and for a little while they want to forget everything they have left behind. This is why the lodge team goes out of their way to make your stay not only relaxing and inspiring but fulfilling yet peaceful.
The Mullers Mountains Lodge was built as a farmhouse in the 1930s and is seeped in history. It has recently been renovated and fitted with modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. The lodge is furnished to offer a cozy and mellow atmosphere. The dining room is the focal point built with rich timber that opens up to a charming terrace which is always beautiful light when the sun sets. The master chef will tantalize your taste buds with appetizing dishes. You can discover or rediscover a passion for literature in the library as you snuggle in front of the warm, amber glow of the fire place while you sip from your glass of wine. You can also amuse yourself the old fashion way with a variety of board games.
At Mullers Mountain Lodge, up to 40 guests can be accommodated, in stylish standard rooms and cottages with fire places. These stylish rooms located on a sloppy hill giving you an excellent view of the far side valley and a view of a local village, invite you to sit, read and enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea or coffee to end your refreshing experiencing day.
USAMBARAS MAMBO – MAMBO VIEW POINT
When you travel from Lushoto through the Usambara Mountains with their wide vistas, cool climate, winding paths and picturesque villages, you may not expect to find the small paradise of Mambo View Point. Enjoy the breath-taking views, relax or take part in one of the many activities and you will have an unforgettable stay. The Lodge is situated at an altitude of 1900 meters and from there you can enjoy breath-taking views over the Pare Mountains, the Mkomazi National Park and to Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Moreover, View Point also refers to the vision with which they work in partnership with Mambo village.
Accommodation consists of cottages and luxury tents, built on the top of the mountain, all self-contained with privacy, toilet, shower and basin. Comfortable beds with solid mattresses. Large glass windows with stunning views from your bed or while taking a shower offer breath-taking views; during clear weather even Kilimanjaro can be seen. View the sunrise and sunset from your terrace. The lodge is fitted with solar lights, excellent coverage from different mobile phone providers and Internet access and Wi-Fi. There’s a restaurant with local and western style food. Mambo View Point has a family approach where guests can meet each other, the owners and the staff. Also food is served at the same time for everybody on a huge table and/or with the fire. This is very much appreciated.
TANGA CITY – TANGA BEACH RESORT
Tanga Beach Resort was built in 2009 and is simply the best hotel in Tanga City. Tanga is one of the most historical cities in Tanzania and therefore an ideal destination for tourists, business people and families. It has a perfect balance between traditional and modern life. The hotel has 40 fully furnished deluxe rooms as well as 6 suites, 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Amongst facilities offered by the hotel include laundry/ dry cleaning service, photocopy services, conference / meeting facilities and computer services. The hotel is well secured with uniformed security guards and on site car parking bay. Relax in our spacious hotel accommodation featuring stunning views of the ocean and skyline. From the colorful balconies of the hotel’s bedrooms enjoy a stunning view of the state of art swimming pool and a well manicured garden. Tanga Beach Resort has it all. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, a cocktail at the on-site bar or book your next social event at the one-of-a-kind event facilities. Discover the elegance in Tanga seamlessly combining comfort and technology at the Tanga Beach Resort.
TANGA BEACH NORTH – FISH EAGLE POINT
Fish Eagle Point is Tanzania’s latest beach resort with a difference, secluded, pristine, ‘far from the madding crowds’ and eco friendly… This uniquely beautiful ocean resort was opened for business late 2008. Located north of the historic City of Tanga, it is Northern Tanzania’s first coastal resort. The setting is beachfront, backed by coastal forest, mangroves and ancient coral cliffs… truly idyllic. The pool is a welcome recent addition. All rooms are open and airy, with high ‘makuti’ thatch roofs. All have en suite facilities with flush toilets and hot and cold showers. Mosquito nets are custom made for each bed. Each room has a lockable secure room for your peace of mind. Baby cots (with nets) are available.
Swimming in the ocean, at both high and low tides is a treat, high tides reach well up into the bays for safe swimming with no currents; spring tides will almost lap your room! Snorkeling at any time around the lagoon the drop off or, at higher tides around the mangroves is a must! The seafront, with protected coves and bays, offer wonderfully ‘child friendly’ swimming at both high and low tides. Additionally the surrounding mangroves hold the very beginnings of coastal life… Peace and tranquility prevail here – be it strolling amidst the wild, tropical, coastal vegetation – swarming with birdlife, the elusive suni, bushpig and bushbuck; haven too, to giant squirrels, monkeys and baboons… or gently ambling along white, sandy beaches – past coves, offering up an assortment of interesting rock pools featuring a myriad of exotic sea creatures. Here is an incredibly beautiful meeting place – untouched African wilderness stretching onto the ocean shores, against a backdrop of blue skies-by-the-acre and harmonized by perfect remoteness.
TANGA BEACH SOUTH – PEPONI BEACH RESORT
Welcome to paradise! The long and winding Tanga-Pangani Road, through bush and traditional Tanzanian villages leads the traveler to the peace and tranquility of Peponi. Peponi – Swahili for Paradise – is set among coconut palms, mango and cashew trees. Wild pigs steal in at night to forage for fruit, while, from the tree tops, the Bush Babies call. Peponi’s beach looks out onto the Pemba Channel, famous for deep sea fishing. Closer to shore you can swim and snorkel through tropical reefs with their rich and diverse abundance of marine life. Ngalawas – a type of fishing dhow – can be hired from the local fishermen. Sail to the outer reefs and snorkel in the gardens of coral and observe the wonderful marine life such as the dazzling butterfly fish or the bold little clownfish. At the end of the day stroll along the unspoiled and safe beaches, explore the mangroves, or just relax in the warm waters. Watch the sun set over East Africa, and listen to the Fish Eagles call.
The resort offers a fabulous pool area with a view of the Indian Ocean, comfortable family and 2 bed Bandas (Chalets), all en suite and with mosquito nets. Continental breakfast is served and an a la carte menu is available to suit all tastes. Finally enjoy the fully licensed bar and delicious meals prepared on request: you must try the sea food!