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Zanzibar Disco

Zanzibar Disco at the House of Changes Resort Tunguu

Zanzibar Disco at the House of Changes Resort Tunguu

Zanzibar Disco at the House of Changes Resort Tunguu

Zanzibar Disco

Zanzibar Disco

Zanzibar Disco at the House of Changes Resort Tunguu. Open daily 2 bars, cafe, guest house, free parking, wifi, DJs playing local and international beats

The House of Changes Resort

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Botanic Country Resort

Tunguu, Maili 10, Kigogoni, Zanzibar, Tel. +255 777 844417 or +255 768 242224

Zanzibar Disco

Zanzibar Disco

Proudly Presents

The XTC Sound System and Crew

Special Bongo Flava Shows

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zanzibar disco

This SIKUKUU ya IDDI

Zanzibar Disco

Zanzibar Disco

DISCO till YOU DROP

Zanzibar Disco

Zanzibar Disco

From Tuesday 6th July and every day onwards we are live with entertainment.

2 Bars, Cafe Nyama Choma, Guest House, Free Car Park, Security, Wifi

zanzibar disco

zanzibar disco

Zanzibar Disco at the House of Changes Resort Tunguu.

A Party located centrally with 2 Bars, Cafe, Guest House, Free Parking, Wifi, Live Acts this Sikukuu

Zanzibar Disco

Zanzibar Disco

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Tunguu, Zanzibar

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Zanzibar Disco at the House of Changes Resort Tunguu
Zanzibar Disco

Zanzibar Disco

Zanzibar Disco at the House of Changes Resort Tunguu
Zanzibar Disco at the House of Changes Resort Tunguu

Zanzibar Disco at the House of Changes Resort Tunguu

Zanzibar Bike Hire - Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

Zanzibar Bike Hire – Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

Zanzibar Bike Hire – Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

We can provide bikes with saddles in the back, either the good old Chinese type of bikes which are a bit heavier or modern European bikes.

We are based at the Botanic Country Resort House which offers affordable accommodation, bars and a night club.

Zanzibar Bike Hire – Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

We can tailor make bike tours and excursions and suggest itineraries for you.

Zanzibar Bike Hire - Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

Zanzibar Bike Hire – Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

Please let us know of preferences.
 
Cost would be $15.- USD per day 
 
If the offer interests you we can send you an online payment request so you may pay with credit card and or paypal etc….
Zanzibar Bike Hire - Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

Zanzibar Bike Hire – Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

We do have representatives on Zanzibar in the Stone Town, but we are also based on Zanzibar in Tunguu 14km out of the Stone Town at the Botanic Country Resort, perhaps we can ls offer you accommodation as we are centrally located on the island ideal to start bike tours from, please see above or below link….

We can deliver to Stone Town the bikes.


If you decide to stay with us at the Botanic we can than offer you a cheaper rental price for the bikes and a good deal on accommodation, we start from $15.- USD a person a night on Bed and breakfast.
 
Please do advice further.

Zanzibar Bike Hire – Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

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Botanic Country House

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Zanzibar Botanic Country House Tunguu offers pet-friendly accommodation in Kigongoni. There are 2 bars at the property and it is ideally located for guests to enjoy all tours and excursion routes. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

Zanzibar Bike Hire – Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Accommodation Cheap, Budget, Affordable in Extra Large Rooms, at the Botanic Country House, Tunguu Village 14km from Zanzibar Stone Town.

Zanzibar Bike Hire – Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

Offering a night club and discotheque, this bed and breakfast has a barbecue and terrace.

Free private parking is available on site.

The property specializes in Tanzania safaris and Zanzibar beach holidays and are able to arrange activities such as train and speed boat tickets, car hire, tours and excursions, weddings, honeymoons and hen or stag parties.

Free private parking is available on site.

The property specializes in Tanzania safaris and Zanzibar beach holidays and are able to arrange activities such as train and speed boat tickets, car hire, tours and excursions, weddings, honeymoons and hen or stag parties.

Zanzibar Bike Hire – Dar es Salaam Bicycle Rental, Tanzania

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Accommodation Cheap, Budget, Affordable in Extra Large Rooms, at the Botanic Country House, Tunguu Village 14km from Zanzibar Stone Town.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Botanic Country Resort as seen on:

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Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Booking.com,  TripAdvisor,  AirBnBAgoda, FaceBook,  HomeStay, HomeAway, 9Flats, SleepOut, GuestHouser, Couchsurfing,

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Botanic Country House Tunguu offers pet-friendly accommodation in Kigongoni. There are 2 bars at the property and it is ideally located for guests to enjoy all tours and excursion routes. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Offering a night club and discotheque, this bed and breakfast has a barbecue and terrace.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Free private parking is available on site.

The property specializes in Tanzania safaris and Zanzibar beach holidays and are able to arrange activities such as train and speed boat tickets, car hire, tours and excursions, weddings, honeymoons and hen or stag parties.

Botanic Country House Zanzibar Tunguu Water Tower Apartment

Botanic Country House Zanzibar Tunguu Water Tower Apartment

The bed and breakfast also offers bike hire and car hire. Kisauni Airport is 11 km from the property. Every room is fitted with a private or shared bathroom.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Ideal for fun and relaxation, Botanic Country House Zanzibar is located outside the Zanzibar Town area of Zanzibar.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Affordable Cheap Budget

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Affordable Cheap Budget

Situated only 14 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town’s attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

At Botanic Country House Zanzibar, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, grocery deliveries, private check in/check out, taxi service.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

4 rooms spread over 1 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Modern comforts such as additional toilet, clothes rack, towels, separate living room, private entrance can be found in selected rooms.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

The hotel’s recreational facilities, which include boats, hiking trails, snorkeling, golf course (within 15 km), diving are designed for escape and relaxation.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Botanic Country House Zanzibar the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Zanzibar.

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Botanic Country House Disco Nights the only Club on Zanzibar Island

Botanic Country House Disco Nights the only Club on Zanzibar Island

Rates start at $15.- USD a night at the Botanic Country Resort, weekly and monthly rates also available please do inquire.
Botanic Country House Disco Nights the only Club on Zanzibar Island

Botanic Country House Disco Nights the only Club on Zanzibar Island

We have an in-house XTC Sound System with DJ to party on Zanzibar Island, the one and only real CLUB on the island.
7 extra large rooms and growing, 5 bathrooms some rooms en-suite, lounge, sitting room, semi outdoor kitchen area, unlimited parking space, hot and cold water, electricity, generator, with or without furniture, internet, DstV, security, gardens with fruit and vegetables.
Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Quite peaceful countryside surrounded by nature, trees and small wildlife, set on over 20 acres of virgin land.

 

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Situated in the heart of Zanzibar, just 14 km good tarmac away from the Stone Town and within easy access of tour routes and the main beaches on all Zanzibar’s coasts.

 

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

 Being part of over 20 acres land, our location has small wildlife is plentiful on the plot.
Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

The Botanic Country house has its own separate garden breakfast lounge, kitchen and B.B.Q under the stars.
Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

The Botanic Country House has in the vicinity 3 bars, 3 restaurants, with beers garden – Bar B Que set up serving local and international dishes.

 

 

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

A holiday home and an open-air outdoor music and cinema hall for conferences, parties and other functions.
Service is always with a smile from this affordable German/Tanzanian, managed Country Resort cum Club very popular with the locals and the expatriate community.
Interaction with Guests.
As much as you like we speak fluent Kiswahili too if they wish to learn, also speak some German being of mixed race German/Tanzanian.
Botanic Country House Disco Nights the only Club on Zanzibar Island

Botanic Country House Disco Nights the only Club on Zanzibar Island

Host is also an experienced alternative medicine consultant.
Cosmopolitan mixture of locals, Muslims and Christians living in harmony, local Zanzibarians and mainlanders, friendly and safe area close to the State University of Zanzibar.
Botanic Country House is also an ideal place to mix with the locals.
Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Built to a high standard in traditional Zanzibari style with white lime washed walls, high ceilings and large windows.
Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

This is the new town of Zanzibar with the small houses of parliament and the United Republic of Tanzania Vice Presidents Offices and Residence as neighbors.
Large windows looking into its own gardens full of trees, fruits, spices and flowers.
Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

The spacious Guest rooms are with large double beds and are mosquito netted.
Bathroom’s and W.c’s are king sized like the guestrooms, very clean thus making them very comfortable.
Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

10 miles (20 minutes) out of Stone Town on the main road to the East and South Coasts (30 minutes away) , direction Jozani Forest (15 minutes away).
Car hire is available at $35.- USD a day, motorbike hire $25.- USD a day, local buses-daladalas cost less cost less than $0.50.- USD to Stone Town and $1.10.- USD to the East and South Coasts.
Many shrubs and trees on the land are of natural medicine.
Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Rooms

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheep Room

Our location ensures you privacy (due to the island culture privacy is a great benefit) which is not available in the Stone Town.
We are reachable from every corner of the island with minimal road transfer times due to our central location.
From the Stone Town 14 km 20 minute leisure drive
From the East Coast Paje Bwejuu 30 minute leisure drive
From the South East Coast Jambiani 45 minutes leisure drive
From East Coast Peninsula Ras Michamvi 45 minutes leisure drive
From Chwaka From Urua 45 minutes leisure drive
From Jambiani South Coast 45 minutes leisure drive
From Makunduchi South Coast 45 minutes leisure drive
From Kiwengwa North East Coast 45 minutes leisure drive
From West Coast Bububu 45 minutes leisure drive
From North Coast Nungwi/Matemwe 60 minutes leisure drive
We have a wider variety of services in one place and the environment is unspoilt.
Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

  Internet WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and costs USD 2 per 24 hours. Parking Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

 

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Outdoors BBQ Facilities Grounds Terrace   Kitchen Shared Kitchen

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Activities Tennis Court Fishing Pool Table Windsurfing Hiking Cycling Diving Horseback Riding Snorkeling Massage Hot Tub Bicycle Rental

Botanic Country House Disco Nights the only Club on Zanzibar Island

Botanic Country House Disco Nights the only Club on Zanzibar Island

Entertainment Staff Nightclub/DJ Evening Entertainment

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Food & Drink Restaurant Bar Breakfast in the Room Restaurant with Dining Menu Buffet-Style Restaurant Snack Bar Special Diet Meals (upon request)

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Internet WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and costs USD 2 per 24 hours. Parking Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Services Room Service Packed Lunches Grocery Deliveries Car Rental Shuttle Service (surcharge) Airport Shuttle (surcharge) 24-Hour Front Desk Express Check-in/Check-out Currency Exchange Tour Desk Ticket Service Baggage Storage ATM on site Private Check-in/Check-out Shared Lounge/TV Area Babysitting/Child Services Laundry Ironing Service Shoeshine Daily Housekeeping Meeting/Banquet Facilities

General Paid WiFi Facilities for Disabled Guests Family Rooms

Languages Spoken Swahili English German

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap Rooms

Zanzibar Hotel accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap Rooms

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Area Info – Grocery store/supermarket: Darajani Marikiti (13 km) Market: Mwanakerekwe (9 km) Darajani Marikiti (13 km) Sea/ocean: Indian Ocean, Stone Town, West Coast (14 km) Indian Ocean, Mwangapwani Slave Chambers and Caves and Beach (14 km) Indian Ocean, Prison / Changuu, Bawe, Chumbe, Grave Islands, (20 km)

Restaurant: La Taverna (13 km) Livingstone Bar and Restaurant (13 km)

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Cafe/bar: Forodhani Cafe and Gardens with Surrounding Stone Stone (13 km) Tatu (13 km)

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Grocery store/supermarket: Local Village Shops and Street Markets with Fresh Milk, Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Fruit, Bread, Buns, Biscuits, Pringles, Sodas and even Chocolates…. (2 km)

Good to Know Check-in From 12:00 Check-out Until 10:30 Cancellation/ prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

Zanzibar Botanic Country Resort Rooms Accommodation cheap affordable budget

Zanzibar Botanic Country Resort Rooms Accommodation cheap affordable budget

Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room. Children and Extra Beds All children are welcome.

All children under 12 years are charged USD 10 per night for extra beds.

Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per night for extra beds.

The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 4. Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

Pets Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

Cards accepted at this property Hover over the cards for more info.

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Botanic Country House

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The Fine Print Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Zanzibar Botanic Country House Tunguu of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details provided in your confirmation. A prepayment deposit by wire transfer is required to secure your reservation. The property will contact you after you book to provide any wire transfer instructions.

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

 

Zanzibar Hotel Accommodation Budget Affordable Cheap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

It is my understanding that Tanzania Shillings (TZS) are legal tender in Tanzania, this is the law but the government of Tanzania itself does not accept TZS for payment ranging from park and conservation fees, to working permits and residents permits.

This is because machines to check counterfeit money are in USD$!!!!

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

This forces many operators to quote and accept travel safari payments etc, only in USD and for those of us accepting TZS, exchange rate might be higher than you expected and we strongly advice you buy your own dollars.

Please note exchange rates in Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar etc… are high better come with $USD cash from your home country.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Our advice is that you come along to Tanzania in USD$ which is acceptable everywhere, get yourselves different nominations of $1, $5, 10, $20, $50 and $100.- USD notes preferable not older than the year 2006.

Exchange rate for the smaller notes of $1.- USD, $5.- USD, $10.- USD and $20.- USD always get less than the larger notes of $50.- USD or $100.- USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Many places do not accept the older notes and/or they may only give you a worse rate.

Further more for instance for the Ngorongoro Crater they only accept prepaid credit cards paid in USD in Arusha at their headquarters or at banks such as in Karatu.

You may pay to enter the park with your credit card, but no cash is accepted at the entry points.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US $ and referred to as the U.S. dollar, American dollar or US Dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its overseas territories.

It is a Federal Reserve Note and consists of 100 smaller cent units.

The U.S. dollar is fiat money. It is the currency most used in international transactions and is the world’s most dominant reserve currency.

Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency.

Besides the United States, it is also used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories: the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos islands.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Money in Tanzania Tanzanian currency
The Tanzanian shilling (Ts) is the national currency. It’s fairly stable.

Local currency cannot be imported except by residents of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, and cannot be exported. For the current rates of exchange visit the xe.com

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Cash, travellers’ cheques or credit cards in Tanzania?
The question therefore is: in what form should you carry your money to Tanzania, ie: should you bring travellers’ cheques, cash, or rely solely on your credit card and use that to get money out of cashpoints in Tanzania?

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Travellers’ cheques in Tanzania
Travellers’ cheques are no longer acceptable in Tanzania so don’t bring these.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Bringing cash to Tanzania
Foreign currency can be imported and exported without limit to and from Tanzania. Dollars and, to a lesser extent, sterling and euros are the best currencies to bring.

Cash is very useful for those occasions when the Tanzanian shilling is not accepted, such as when paying for upmarket hotel rooms and air tickets, both of which, officially at least, must be paid for in hard currency.

The disadvantage with cash is that it is the riskiest way to carry money.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Credit cards in Tanzania
The other option is credit/debit cards, which are the easiest, lightest and most invisible to carry around.

There are now plenty of banks in Tanzania with ATMs that take foreign cards – making the task of getting Tanzanian shillings now very simple.

Credit cards are also accepted in major tourist hotels, restaurants, gift shops and airline offices and their usefulness is growing every day.

Visa is probably the more useful card in that you can withdraw money from more ATMs than with MasterCard.

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Holidays and Travel in $USD

You do, of course, run the risk that the cash machines will reject them or, worse, swallow them, leaving you stuck in Africa with no means of support.

So for this reason we recommend bringing a couple of cards (assuming you have a couple of bank accounts!) just in case you lose one.

We advocate bringing credit/debit cards (preferably one Visa and one MasterCard, to increase your chances of being able to withdraw cash from an ATM), with a few hundred dollars in cash as back-up in case something happens to your card.

Actually use cards as backup and cash as guaranteed plan A.

How many dollars you bring, of course, depends on how much you’ve paid for in advance, how long you are staying in the region, and what you hope to do while you are there.

Changing money in Tanzania is not a problem in most populated areas.

Hotels usually have a worse rate than banks, so you should go to a Forex office (aka Bureau de Change) or bank if possible. You may have to wait in line for a bit.

Banks in Tanzania are just like banks in the US or the UK.

ATMs (cash points) are located in almost all banks with 24-hour access and give the same exchange rate as the bank.
They may require a Visa card.

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ATM only delivers Tanzania Shillings……
Also make sure that your notes are clean, no rips or tears or pieces missing.

Also don’t accept old TZ shillings if ripped as only banks will exchange them and the line ups here are long.

The markets are the worst with low denomination TZ shillings bills being in pretty poor repair.

Sometimes you have to say No and get a newer bill.

This is an African lament though and not restricted to the East of the continent.

Bank of Tanzania

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar Island

An awesome tourist destination awaits you!!

Pristine beaches, Arabian Dhows, colorful bazaars, a mystifying network of narrow alleyways Zanzibar evokes images of mystery and romance.

The first time I stepped onto Zanzibar was in the early seventies (70’s).

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar Island

Recall as a primary school student going on a family weekend holiday to Zanzibar and watching the World Cup in black and white at the Zanzibar Hotel, this must have been around 1974, Germany versus Holland, strolled the waterfront along Africa House with a picnic lunch.

There was only a hand full of hotels in the Stone Town back then, let alone on the beaches.

A few Italians were already at this early stage on the island as I can recall.

Locals were upset if one took a daladala in those days, if you we a Mzungu you should afford to take a taxi was their way of reasoning, how much has changed since than.

On Zanzibar Island there is much to be Discovered.. and amazing Beaches.. Reconnaissance the Island.. with Us.

Zanzibar Island Hotels, Resorts, Villas, Guest House

What is Zanzibar Island- The name Zanzibar conjures up exotic and romantic images.
Zanzibar Island is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets.

Zanzibar Island is located in the Indian Ocean, about 40 km. from the Tanzanian coast and 6° south of the equator.

Zanzibar Island (is known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally) is 96 km long and 32 km wide, occupying a total area of approx. 1040 square km.

Zanzibar Island- Only recently, after many years has Zanzibar Island opened its doors to tourism.

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Zanzibar Island

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Zanzibar Island -6.165917, 39.202641 Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Due to Zanzibar Islands geographical location, it was for hundreds of years the center of commerce between Alexandria and the Cape of Good Hope.

Seaman, pirates, explorers and business travelers from all over the world came to Zanzibar Island.

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar Island

Plenty of appropriate and interesting sites exist, reminiscence of the old times and days, above all in the Stone Town, the old city quarter of Zanzibar Island.

Zanzibar Island has beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs and the magic of historic Stone Town – the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.

Zanzibar Island is one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

From the shores of Zanzibar Island the great European explorers Burton, Speke, Krapf, Reubman, Stanley and Livingstone set out on their voyages of discovery into the hinterland.

The narrow streets of the old Stone Town are just some of the vivid reminders of the Island’s long and colorful history.

It’s a fascinating place to wander around and get lost in.

Wildlife- there is no large wild animals on Zanzibar Island and forest areas such as Jozani are inhibited by monkeys, bush pigs and small antelopes, Civets- and rumor has it the elusive Zanzibar Leopard!!

Various species of mongoose can also be found on the Island.

There is a wide variety of bird life a large variety of butterflies in rural regions.

The coral reefs that surround the Coast are rich in marine diversity, and make Zanzibar Island an ideal location for snorkeling and diving.

Economy- Fishing and agriculture are the main economic activities of the local people.

Zanzibar Island was once the world’s largest producer of cloves.

Although cloves are still a major export along with coconut products and spices, tourism has been ear-marked as the primary foreign exchange earner, with more visitors coming to Zanzibar Island each year.

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar Island

At this stage, the numbers are less than 100,000 annually, and the potential for tourism is relatively untapped.

Here are a range of affordable a la carte tour and excursion budget packets that any citizen can afford.

Zanzibar Island Holiday Package Itineraries

2 Day Zanzibar Island Excursion Package Holiday Tour $120.- USD per person sharing.

3 Day Zanzibar Island Excursion Package Holiday Tour $200.- USD per person sharing.

4 Day Zanzibar Island Excursion Package Holiday Tour $260.- USD per person sharing.

5 Day Zanzibar Island Excursion Package Holiday Tour $450.- USD per person sharing. 

6 Day Zanzibar Island Excursion Package Holiday Tour $480.- USD per person sharing.

7 Day Zanzibar Island Excursion Package Holiday Tour $520.- USD per person sharing.

8 Day Zanzibar Island Excursion Package Holiday Tour $530.- USD per person sharing.

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

All speed boats between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar are fully booked with tickets only available on the black market as it were… 

Flight tickets are also hard to come by and most car hire firms have their whole fleets out on hire.

Brisk business everywhere. Wallets are open as families, young and old celebrate SIKUKUU as we call in in Kiswahili, literally meaning the BIG DAY….

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

On Zanzibar Island, Tanzania in the Stone Town it is very very busy.

Shoppers have crowded the shops and traffic jams, mayhem is just around the corner it seems.

Daladalas are full as soon as they arrive people scrambling for a seat.

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

Eid -ul-Fitr Traditions

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

Families begin their day at the mosques wearing a new dress to worship Allah. Special Eid-UL-Fitr ceremony is carried out in an open area under the sky …

It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer.

Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid).

Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid).

Eid-UL-Fitr Day

On the first morning of Eid-UL-Fitr, Muslims all over the world take a bath and have their breakfast comprising of dates and sweets.

Families begin their day at the mosques wearing a new dress to worship Allah.

Special Eid-UL-Fitr ceremony is carried out in an open area under the sky where the worshipers bend forward on their prayereid prayer mats, press their heads against the ground and raise their hands high calling ‘Allah is great’.

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

Then they greet everyone saying “Eid Mubarak” which means happiness to everyone.

All the Muslims recite Takbir before the Prayers which starts from the time when the crescent moon is sighted and till the Eid prayers are said.

Muslims pay ‘Zakat al Fitr’ that is the alms for the Ramadan month.’Zakat al Fitr’ is given at the nearby mosque to start the Eid prayer.

Zakat al Fitr can be in the form of money, eatables like dates, wheat, barley, raisins etc. to utilize it in the best possible ways.

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

The Eid Prayer is followed by the Sermon also known as Khutba and then after Everyone prays to God asking for God’s forgiveness, mercy, peace and blessing for all people around the world.

Listening to the Sermon at Eid is a requirement .

After returning from the mosque, the Muslim families get together for their first midday meal in a month.

Eid is the time for celebrations which comes at the end of the Ramadan month. Eid gifts, known as Eidi, are given at Eid to children and relatives.

Females decorate and clean their houses and dress themselves beautifully and apply henna (Mehndi) on hands. Men wear new white clothes.

Females cook delicious food on Eid day and specially ‘Saiwiyan’ which is a famous dish of Eid.

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

Wishing Zanzibar Tanzania Happy Eid-al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr.

Children enjoy the most as they get gifts and love from all the relatives. On the Eid day , there are fairs and special holiday shops. In the evening there is a fireworks display by the Muslims.

Non-Muslims visit their Muslim friends to join in their happiness and especially to consume special dish of Eid. Muslims greet each other by wishing Eid Mubarak.

Celebrations extend to three days of enjoyment. While in India, Eid UL Fitr calls for a one day holiday all across the country.

Eid, popularly known as Eid-ul-Fitr, is a festival observed by the Muslim community to celebrate the conclusion of the month of fasting.

Eid-ul-Fitr literally means ‘festival of breaking the fast’.

Like other festivals observed by the Muslim community, this festival symbolizes faith. The festival is celebrated based on an Islamic belief by following the form of social practice.

Eid is celebrated on the first date of Shawwal, that is, the tenth month of the Hijra calendar.

During the festival, Muslims exchange gifts, greeting their neighbours as a mark of solidarity and brotherhood.

According to the Islamic tradition, there are two festivals observed by Muslims every year – Eid-ul-Fitr just after Ramzan and Eid-ul-Zuha in the month of Haj.

Ramzan, the month of fasting, symbolizes a lot practices and beliefs of the community. It is not merely restraining oneself from having food but also to abstain from all kinds of evil and unlawful practices in Islam.

Muslims, just before the celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr, keep a month long fast throughout the month of Ramzan.

The practice of fasting is also known as ‘roza’ that starts from the break of dawn till dusk and during this whole day an individual has to refrain himself from drinking, eating or having sexual intercourse.

The term ‘roza’ us an Arabic word means abstinence. This year Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on August 20 to mark the end of Ramzan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Many Muslims believe that fasting reminds a sense of responsibility within themselves.

The month long fasting ends with the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr that symbolizes a reward for their fasting.

Muslims on this day wear their best clothers and offer ‘namaz’ a congregational prayer at masjids or mosques.

After offering their prayers they exchange good wishes of the festival with their neighbours and other people. They also donate alms to the poor on the auspicios occasion.

The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr not only has religious essence but also carries a social connotation.

Like other festivals, Eid-ul-Fitr is also observed with great enthusiasm. Delicious food and drinks are an indispensable part of the festivity.

People decoare their houses and prepare luscious traditional sweets and cuisines to celebrate the festival.

The most common recipe in this festival is the delicious meethi seviyan (Sweet Vermicelli) prepared from various healthy and mouth-watering ingredients.

Moreover, ahead the festival, the markets are filled with fascinating items in the shopping list for Eid.

Fancy and food items mostly dominate the festival and as the festival approaches excitement to celebrate gains momentum not only with Muslims but also with shopkeepers and traders doing a brisk business.

The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr is no-doubt perks up the spirit inherent in all the festivity.

The significance of this festival is also interpreted as a good time to bring people together in harmony and gratitude.