Zanzibar specials December 2019
If you are looking for an unbeatable all-inclusive special December 2019 package to Zanzibar, then look no further! These special all-inclusive packages will have you to flying off from Lanseria International Airport to Zanzibar departing on Sunday 15 December 2019 for a 7 night stay. The later departure makes connecting from Cape Town or Durban possible too!
Stay at the popular all-inclusive Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort or Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa on Zanzibar Island.
These December 2019 packages include return airfares, airport to hotel return transfers, breakfast, lunch and dinner and selected drinks – all you need for a seamless, relaxing holiday in tropical island paradise!
Availability is limited, so don’t delay, book NOW to avoid disappointment!
Zanzibar specials December 2019 for 7 Night travel Sun 15 – Sun 22 December 2019
Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa Zanzibar Package prices from only R18 450-00 per person sharing. T&C’s apply
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort Zanzibar Package prices from only R18 990-00 per person sharing. T&C’s apply
Zanzibar specials Sun 15 – Sun 22 December 2019 package details
The above Zanzibar specials 15 ~ 22 December 2019 package prices include:
Flights to and from Zanzibar
- Return economy airfares from Lanseria International Airport to Zanzibar on the direct Mango flight.
- All airport taxes payable (for SA departing & Zanzibar returning).
All inclusive Zanzibar beach resort special December 2019 packages
- Return transfers between Zanzibar Airport and Diamonds Mapenzi or Karafuu Beach Resort.
- 7 Night Accommodation at either Diamonds Mapenzi Beach or Karafuu Beach Resort.
The all-inclusive meals plan at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach on Zanzibar packages includes the following.
- Welcome drink to all arrivals.
- 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).
- 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 Karafuu Beach Resort on Zanzibar packages includes the following.
- Welcome drink to all arrivals.
- Sun umbrellas and deck chairs at the pool, beach volley, football, table tennis, darts and indoor games, tennis court (Rackets and balls available for rent), evening entertainment program, discotheque.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the main restaurant Kijiji. Soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, tea, coffee and mineral water served during meals.
- Buffet breakfast service from 07:00 am to 10:00 am – Buffet lunch service from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Buffet dinner service from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
- Bondeni Restaurant serves buffet breakfast 07:30 am to 10:00 am, lunch terrace a’ la carte 12:30pm to 14:00pm & dinner a’ la carte 19:30 pm to 21:30 pm.
- Drinks available from 10am – 24pm, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, selected spirits & cocktails, tea, American coffee and mineral water.
- Free scuba dive in the pool.
- Soft drinks, beer and water in room fridge.
- 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.
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More about Zanzibar
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 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.
More about Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa Zanzibar
The spacious, cool reception area under makuti (palm thatch) is impressive, especially when you’re visiting Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa for the first time. You instantly know you’re in a top-notch hotel. There is an enormous pool around which you’ll find guests soaking up the sun. The clientele is largely
international, so you’ll hear a variety of accents. A little further along is the beach with a generous strip of sand with sun lounges set a good distance apart from each other.
Warm hospitality comes naturally to the Swahili staff, who are impeccably dressed in long, robed uniforms. You are welcomed with the traditional greeting of karibu with the resort staff on hand to assist with a smile.
Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa has all the expected facilities: fully-equipped Diving center, boutiques, tennis courts, gymnasium and Spa. The rooms are extremely comfortable and styled in a modern Zanzibar theme. They provide a welcome relief from the sun when you’ve spent the day by the pool or diving
and lazing on the beach.
The eastern side of the island is greatly influenced by the tide. You can sunbathe on the beach and slip straight into the water and swim far out when the tide is high. When the tide recedes, you have to wade out to the fringing reef, which can be fun if you want to look for marine life in the shallows.
Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa is one of the few hotels on the east coast where you can enjoy a comfortable and safe swim in the ocean at low tide. A concrete path in front of the hotel leads you from the beach to a permanent natural depression in the ocean bed just 200 meters offshore, offering a giant natural swimming pool deep enough for small boats to moor in.
For more details on this amazing request, please view our Karafuu Beach Resort and Spa page.