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Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
Why we like it
- Idyllic setting on the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar
- All rooms and suites feature a private balcony Peponi Spa offers pampering and holistic treatments
- Enjoy views of the Indian Ocean or lush tropical gardens
- An excellent choice for couples and families
Enjoy an intimate and romantic private dinner on the beachfront listening to the waves gently lapping in the distance.
Joanne Swinton dealt with us and our holiday with endless good humour and patience. Her suggestions were perfect and we all had a magical time. She really knew her "stuff". She even organised a car and driver for our first full day in Dar es Salaam which was a kindness beyond any duty. She arranged for our unaccompanied children to be chaperoned through all the airports, and for my husband and me to be taken care of too. There are not words enough to express her professionalism and forethought and our appreciation of them.
- BM, Inverness
A cluster of whitewashed, palm-thatched cottages in rich tropical gardens overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean, Ras Nungwu Beach Hotel is the ultimate place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings without forsaking modern comforts. The luxury property stretches out across sun-dappled garden paths on a stretch of coastline fringed by a thriving coral reef that is teeming with marine life.
All 32 rooms are tastefully furnished with hand-crafted four-poster beds and ethnic style interiors created using local fabrics such as khangas, kokois and kitenges. The elegant rooms all benefit from balconies, air-conditioning and deluxe bathrooms, while the private detached Ocean Suite offers a private plunge pool and spacious living areas, making it ideal for couples and families alike.
Home to one of the most unspoilt beaches on the island, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel is ideal for lazy days on the beach. Activities offered by the on-site watersports centre include snorkeling, kayaking and traditional dhow cruises, or you can head off and explore the nearby reef, lagoon and rock pools. The property also affords a traditional makuti thatch restaurant and bar as well as a deck level swimming pool offering views of the ocean.
Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)
11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.
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