Zanzibar specials December 2018
If you are looking for an unbeatable all-inclusive special December 2018 package to Zanzibar, then look no further! These special all-inclusive packages will have you to flying off to Zanzibar departing on Saturday 01 December 2018, Tuesday 04 December 2018, Thursday 06 December 2018 or Saturday 15 December 2018 for a 7 night stay.
Stay at the popular all-inclusive Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort on Zanzibar Island.
These December 2018 packages include return airfares, airport to hotel return transfers, breakfast lunch and dinner and drinks – all you need for a seamless, relaxing holiday in tropical island paradise!
Limited seats are available on all departures – do not delay, book NOW to avoid disappointment!
Zanzibar specials December 2018 for 7 Night travel Sat 01 – Sat 08 December 2018
Package prices from only R15 550-00 per person sharing. T&C’s apply
Zanzibar specials December 2018 for 7 night travel Tue 04 – Tue 11 December 2018
Package prices from only R15 550-00 per person sharing. T&C’s apply
Zanzibar specials December 2018 for 7 night travel Thu 06 – Thu 13 December 2018
Package prices from only R15 550-00 per person sharing. T&C’s apply
Zanzibar specials December 2018 for 7 night travel Sat 15 – Sat 22 December 2018
Package prices from only R16 390-00 per person sharing. T&C’s apply
Zanzibar specials December 2018 package details
The above Zanzibar specials December 2018 package prices include:
Flights to and from Zanzibar
- Return economy airfares from Johannesburg to Zanzibar on the direct Mango flight.
- All airport taxes payable (for SA departing & Zanzibar returning).
Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar special December 2018 packages
- Return transfers between Zanzibar Airport and Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar.
- Accommodation at Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar in a Swahili Room.
- Welcome drink to all arrivals.
- Complimentary Wifi in the lobby area.
- Sun umbrellas & loungers at the pool & on the beach
- Beach towel service.
- Game rooms with Nintendo Wii & satellite TV.
- Gymnastic daily activities (water gym, stretching, jogging) – windsurf equipment non-professional, canoe, beach volleyball, beach soccer, table tennis, darts, indoor games, tennis court.
- Evening entertainment program & discotheque.
The all-inclusive meals plan at Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar packages includes the following.
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner served at the main Palm View Restaurant. Soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, tea, coffee & mineral water served during meals.
- Pasta station available for lunch & dinner.
- Home-made ice cream and sorbet available at lunch & dinner.
- Buffet breakfast service from 07h30 ~ 10h00 / Buffet lunch service from 13h00 ~ 15h00 / Buffet dinner service from 19h30 ~ 21h30 Theme nights eg; African Dinner during the week.
- Hibiscus Pool Bar (open between 10h00 ~ 24h00) serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, cocktails & selected spirits, tea, coffee & mineral water. Premium spirits & imported liquors are served at extra charge. After midnight, all drinks & beverages are at extra charge.
- Upepo Beach Bar (open between 10h00 ~ 18h00) serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer & wine.
- Alternative dining option at the Nakupenda Pizzeria Restaurant located near the beach, serves pizza between 19h30 ~ 21h30 (reservation required).
- Alternative lunch option at the Ocean Reef Beach Grill – located on the beach, serves a light lunch menu from 13h00 ~ 15h00 (reservation required).
- Mini bar in the room with soft drinks, beer & water (stocked daily).
- South African passport holders are currently exempted from visa formalities. Other passports may require a visa – please enquire from us.
- Travel insurance – ask us for more information on affordable comprehensive travel insurance.
- New infrastructure tax imposed by the Zanzibar Revenue Board – USD 1 per person per day. This tax is charged directly on the hotel bill and payable to the hotel direct upon check in. Applicable to both adults and children.
Added value when booking your Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar package with Dream World Adventures:
- We treat our clients as individuals, and not just another client. There are no hidden costs.
- We have sourced the current best travel insurance companies and can provide our valued clients comprehensive travel insurance packages. While added cost is always a factor, the peace of mind to cover for unforeseen emergencies is far more important!
- Alternative dinner option at the Nakupenda Pizzeria – set near the beach.
- Alternative lunch option at the Beach Grill.
- An A’ la carte dining option at the Suli Suli Restaurant at charge.
- Diamonds Mapenzi Beach is a beach resort located on the North-East Coast of Zanzibar.
- Evening entertainment for young and old.
Terms and Conditions
All package prices shown here are per person sharing and for indication only. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to exchange rate fluctuations or factors out of our control including but not limited to availability of flights and accommodation at the time of making a booking with us. For updated package prices please complete the enquiry form provided.
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More about Zanzibar
About Zanzibar Island
The word “Zanzibar” is derived from the old form “Zengbat” which initially meant the Eastern Coast of Africa. It is probably a Persian word “Zeng” meaning black and “Bar” means land or region. The Arab version was Zinjibar.
Zanzibar is a Semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania in East Africa. It is the Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, which comprises two main island, Unguja (Informally referred to as Zanzibar) and its sister island Pemba as well as about fifty smaller islets. The land area of the two main islands is approximately 2 332 square kilometers of which Unguja is 1 464 square kilometers. Zanzibar (Unguja) is mainly a low lying island, with its highest point at 120 meters above sea level.
A white sandy beach encircles the island which is full of palm trees and dotted with huge ancient baobab trees. Long stretches of beaches are found at the East and North Coast of Zanzibar Island. The Capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja is Zanzibar Town (also well known as Stone Town) and its historic centre; it is located about 35 kilometers off the coast of mainland Tanzania.
The most commonly practiced religion is Islam. 80% of Zanzibar’s population follows the laws of Islam. The remainder is a mix of Hindus and Christians. Zanzibar’s history was influenced by the Arabs, Persians, Indians, Portuguese, British and the African mainland.
Zanzibar’s local people are an incredible mixture of ethnic backgrounds, indicative of her colourful history. Zanzibaris speak Kiswahili (but English is also widely spoken), a language which is spoken extensively in East Africa. Many believe that the purest form is spoken in Zanzibar as it is the birth place of the language.
Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the Equator and enjoys a tropical climate that is largely dominated by the Indian Ocean monsoon.
Zanzibar Town, also well known as Stone Town, is the oldest functioning Town in East Africa. The International airport is also situated about 10 minutes’ drive from Stone Town. Stone Town was declared a World Heritage Stine in 2001, is home to a mixture of cultures, architectures and languages.
Over time Stone Town has developed from a small fishing village on the peninsula of Unguja’s west coast to a bustling town rich in history.
Highlights that Stone Town offers is the main City market which was opened in 1904, the Anglican Church of Christ built in 1897, the Sultan’s Palace Museum built in the late 1890’2, the House of Wonders, the Africa House formerly the English Club, Forodhani Park and the Old Fort that was built by Arabs for defense against the Portuguese.
When to plan your next visit to Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar is truly a year-round tropical Island destination, with the coolest months being around June though to October when temperatures averages 26 degrees Celsius. During the hottest months temperatures can rise up to 30 degrees Celsius from around December to March.
Global warming that has effective climate changes across the world has also made it near impossible to predict the weather patterns on Zanzibar in advance, but traditionally during November Zanzibar had a short rain season, and between April and June the long rain season. Rain in Zanzibar are mostly short, sharp showers in the morning or afternoon, followed by the return of sunshine.
The high season on Zanzibar is June, July and August, and mid-November to early February with Easter weekend in April also attracting many tourist. Most of the beach resorts and hotels on Zanzibar Island offers great discounts for advance bookings (if booked 60 days in advance), but with the rise in popularity of Zanzibar Island as a tropical paradise destination with many visitors from South Africa, Europe and North America, getting the best value for money special package deals will require more advance planning.
Visas and required travel documents for a visit to Zanzibar
For travel to Zanzibar all travellers will require a valid passport, expiring more than 6 months after your return date and with at least 3 open pages. South African passport holders (and some other nationalities) are exempted from visa formalities for Tanzania. Other passports may require a visa – please enquire from us.
How to get to Zanzibar
Dream World Adventures can offer flight-inclusive special travel packages to Zanzibar Island departing from Johannesburg in South Africa to Zanzibar.
Based on the current flight schedules our Zanzibar specials for December 2018 packages can have you departing from Johannesburg to Zanzibar on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on direct flights (no stopovers).
Our all inclusive packages include your airport to hotel transfers, and other transfers and day tours can also be booked in advance.
Traveling around Zanzibar is easy to do, with many options available for renting a vehicles or booking a personal driver / guide to explore.
Zanzibar currency & Banking
Zanzibar runs on a dual currency economy. Both the local Tanzanian Shilling and US$ are acceptable forms of payment. Before travelling, it is best to ensure that you have US$ currency with you as Shillings are only obtainable in Tanzania. It is recommended to have US$ cash in small denominations with you, as very few places will accept credit/debit cards or travellers cheques and often change (in US$ or Shillings) can prove problematic if paying with large denominated notes. The larger resort hotels on Zanzibar will accept major credit cards (ie, Visa or MasterCard) for payment of miscellaneous items and/services, yet please do not only rely on your credit card for general payments on Zanzibar – as mentioned above, cards are not widely acceptable as a form of payment.
The banking hours (for banks in Stone Town) at most commercial banks are: Mondays to Fridays – 09h00 to 15h30, Saturdays – 09h00 to 12h00. ATM’s are found at most of the Banks in Stone Town, but you may come to find that they are often offline.
New regulations at Zanzibar Airport only allows for payments of Visas & or Airport taxes possibly not included in your Airline ticket to be done using your credit card – cash is no longer accepted.
Photography on Zanzibar
Zanzibar offers spectacular photo opportunities for you to capture your tropical Island holiday!
Please remember to be sensitive when photographing people. The Zanzibar locals are renowned for being friendly, however it is courteous to ask permission before snapping away. Some Government areas and sites (i.e. Police Station and Post/ Army sites and State Houses) are prohibited from being photographed. The best would be to ask your guide before taking any pictures when you pass through these sites.
Electricity and plugs used on Zanzibar
The electricity on Zanzibar is the standard 220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz, as found in South Africa and most places in the world.
The 2 point plugs found in RSA will connect in most hotels to the electricity plugs found on Zanzibar, but an adaptor will be needed for the 3 point plugs. Depending on your hotel you might need a British (3 square pins) adaptor.
More about Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Zanzibar
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach is set on the North/Eastern Coast of Zanzibar Island on the Kiwengwa shoreline. The resort perfectly blends in the natural environment of the surrounding landscape, covering an area of 4 hectares blessed with a long white beach and tropical gardens of palms and colourful bougainvillea.
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club lies 45 km from Stone Town, only 40 minutes drive by road from Zanzibar International Airport, and is a perfect choice for guest in search of a retreat that offer a good mixture of relax, laziness and all-inclusive service.
Walk down Kiwenga Beach to experience an evocative atmosphere and unforgettable landscapes, enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and an all-inclusive high quality culinary experience. Come and experience the best of Zanzibar and its unforgettable landscapes, enjoy scents and flavors unique in the world that will fascinate you, just like the fantastic sunsets that only this island can offer. The all-inclusive formula allows you to enjoy every moment of your holiday without any thought, accompanied by our highly qualified staff that will satisfy all your requests.
For more details on this amazing request, please view our Diamonds Mapenzi Beach page.
What our clients have to say about Diamonds Mapenzi
The Rampersadh family recently returned from a short getaway to Zanzibar 20 – 24 Mar ’18 and we are proud to share their feedback of their stay at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach.
Thank you to you and Rose for making all the arrangements for our trip. Your efficiency and professionalism is unmatched!
The holiday was awesome from beginning to end. The hotel has a beautiful setting and the staff are warm and attentive. The hotel is equipped with all facilities required to provide you with that little piece of island paradise. The food and selection of drinks on the all-inclusive option were varied and always well prepared. The food at the a la carte restaurant was also great. The beach at Mapenzi is fabulous in that it allows for some adventure and relaxation. We were also very fortunate with perfect sunny days for the whole duration of our stay. Overall, the holiday was enjoyed by all in the group and, if the opportunity arises, we will certainly return! Attached are a few photos for your amusement.
Many thanks and kind regards,
The Grobler family stayed at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach on Zanzibar in September 2017.
I just want to thank you for all your arrangements, time, input and guidance in planning our family holiday. Everything was perfectly arranged.
We had an amazing time in Zanzibar , we loved Diamonds Mapenzi Beach. The staff was so friendly, helpful and entertained the kids. The kids loved Ishmael especially.
We loved every moment of our family holiday to Zanzibar and we all left Mapenzi with a very sad heart.
My kids are saving for our next trip to Zanzibar!
The Grobler family stayed at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach on Zanzibar in July 2016.
Thank you for everything! It was an absolutely amazing holiday and the best birthday ever.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Mapenzi Beach Club and the kids did not want to come back home!
We definitely made the most of our stay.
Candice Rooplall & family”
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