Few days in Zanzibar?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jul 30, 2012 1:51 AM Last Post By: hfmercader
Jun 26, 2012 10:09 PM
Few days in Zanzibar?Hi all,
I'm going to be in Tanzania from Sept-Dec doing research at a field station, but I want to get in a bit of traveling before I fly back home. I'm thinking of just spending a few days in Zanzibar in dec (though I hear it can be quite hot and humid at that time). Any suggestions for places to stay or anything I must do while there? Trying to do this on a student budget. I'll most likely be traveling alone unless I can convince one of the other students at the field station to join me.
Jun 27, 2012 12:33 AM
2You can try out budget accommodation in Stonetown like Zenji hotel, there are so many activities to do there - visit the Prison Island, sandbanks, etc... and then catch a ride to Nungwi/north coast for beach days - Kendwa Rocks is pretty affordable, but it might get busy in Dec, so I recommend you call/book beforehand.
Jun 27, 2012 5:46 AM
3The Flamingo Guest House in Stone Town is a nice, clean and cheap place to stay ($12 a night). Kendwa Rocks is not actually that cheap if by yourself (about $40) and there's a cheaper option at Les Toits du Palme on the same stretch of beach, and then you can just go the the bars, restaurants and even play volleyball at Kendwa Rocks/Sunset Bungalows. It's nice to go on a snorkeling trip to Mnemba atoll, about $20. The dhow trip is cool in itself, and snorkeling is pretty good too.
Another nice beach is Paje on the east coast. There's a pretty cool place called Teddy's Place, about $15 a night.
Jul 30, 2012 1:51 AM
I'm a student as well and I'm planning to do a budget safari in Tanzania in late December and I'm looking for some companions to make the tour cheaper. I'm also hoping to spend the last week of December in Zanzibar, too. If this fits in your schedule and you're interested in joining me, please send me a message. Thanks!
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