Mapenzi Beach Club is located an hour from the airport on the east coast of Zanzibar. This first-class resort is set in a tropical paradise of swaying palms and bright bougainvillea trees. Eighty seven charming bungalows, each decorated with traditional East Africa decor and a large veranda, offer lovely views of the ocean. Two restaurants and three bars to choose from as well as windsurfing and other beach activities are offered here. Scuba diving is available through a local dive operator and can be booked on site.
The accommodation and staff at Arusha Coffee House were absolutely awesome as well as the food. It was a great place to recover after our flight in from Europe .
The accommodation was excellent and we especially enjoyed the Serena Lodge at Lake Manyara and then we got up graded to the Tarangire TreeTops Lodge as the Sopa Lodge was being renovated. This place was fantastic with amazing accommodation and very good food outside by a fire under the stars…
When we flew into Selous we were once again upgraded to a very nice tent with our own plunge pool which was much appreciated as the humidity here made for much hotter weather. The woman who runs it is quite the character and she really makes it feel like a family situation. We both really liked this area, first because there were fewer people and vehicles and so the animals were more natural in that they were quite skittish when approached so we were able to see them running rather than just sauntering along. Also of course the environment is much different with the river and small lakes so amazing bird life.
When we were in Stone Town and at the Tembo hotel it was the end of Eid and all of the local people were out on the beach in the late afternoon which was very entertaining. The hotel was lovely! We did book a walking tour and it was arranged that we would do that first thing in the morning on our way to Mapenzi Beach Resort. It was very interesting and once again our guide was very good. It was very nice to be able to walk around and not be hassled on the street by people trying to sell us something.
We quite enjoyed Mapenzi Beach Hotel especially the staff they went over backwards to make sure you were looked after and well entertained. Two of our three nights there we had fantastic entertainment. The food was generally good with a large choice of options. The pool was very nice as well.Read More
- Caroline & Gary Hill
Zanzibar-----we were anticipating that our Zanzibar visit would be the "beach resort" part of our trip and it definitely turned out that way. We enjoyed the rest and relaxation. (Mapanzi Beach Club)Read More