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Zanzibar Beach Escape

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The one that gives you 4 days of beach paradise staying in a beach bungalow

Duration
4 Days
Places
1 place

Visiting Zanzibar

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  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Part pay financing available with UpLift
  • No change fees
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What's included?

3 nights accommodation

3 nights in Lodge

In the shade of coconut palms, you'll find the charming bungalows of Bahari View Lodge. “Bahari” means “ocean” in Kiswahili, the local language. The fringing coral reefs protect the island from the waters of the vast Indian Ocean. The restaurant and the beach bar are situated in the tropical garden – a perfect place for a sun-downer with spectacular views across the turquoise waters. Come and indulge in one of the world‘s last existing paradises. Karibu Zanzibar

3 Meals

3 Breakfast

Every breakfast is taken care of- if you really want to indulge the resort will offer lunch and dinner packages on arrival- or go and explore some of the delicious seafood cuisine this island is famous for.

Team

Please note: the trip is unescorted

Who needs a team when all you have to do is rest, relax, repeat!

Transport

Included transfers from and to the airport

You'll get included transport to and from the airport, the rest of the time you can enjoy long walks on the beach, try out local transport, or ask at your hotel for taxis to and from wherever you need to go.

Experiences

On this relaxing escape your beautiful resort and delicious breakfast is taken care of each morning- which is the essential elements for a wonderful break- we will even include blue skies, sunshine and crystal clear water!
Pinch yourself: that sparkling blue water is real, and it's calling your name. Zanzibar is about as close as you can get to heaven on earth, and we've dedicated a full 4 days to finding your slice of paradise on this idyllic beach retreat. Swim in the waters of the vast Indian Ocean, and relax under the shade of the island's coconut palms. Go on, you deserve it.

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On this trip, you?ll spend 3 nights & 4 days at the lush Kwenda Rocks Hotel - complete with a beachfront spa, fish-shaped pool, lounge bar, plenty of watersports and sea views for days.

Zanzibar Beach Escape

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain African trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain African countries. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa (if required) to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions such as currency, arrival/ departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations change regularly, so make sure you stay up-to-date before you travel. It is also essential that you have any necessary vaccinations & comply with all laws of the countries visited.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our Africa trips the bag restriction is 65x46cm with a max weight of 15kg, and bags must be soft sided. No hard-sided suitcases will be allowed. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the mini-vans).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Africa. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it, like when you’re on a safari, and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

How much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
It is strongly advised to have US$ in cash before the start of the trip.  Most places let you pay with card, but it is strongly advised to have US$200 - US$300 just in case. In all areas of the service industry in Africa, whether it’s restaurants, bars, hotels or taxis, it’s common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent. The same goes for your Contiki team; if you feel that their service has been exceptional then feel free to tip them. Our travellers often ask what to tip, we suggest 2.00 US$ per person per day. Remember that tipping (& how much you tip) is optional - it’s entirely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

There will be WiFi at some lodges and most hotels, but when you’re staying in safari camps you may be off-grid. But when you’re this close to nature, camping under starswept skies, a mobile detox isn’t such a bad thing. You’ll still be able to upload your best snaps as you travel.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From a giraffe centre in Nairobi and an elephant orphanage in Kenya to a community visit in Shanga, we make sure our African experiences give something back to this incredible continent.

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