Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Kelele Square , Stone Town, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $321.00

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Tanzania - Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo




  • Over the centuries, Zanzibar has been visited and occupied b explorers, traders and settlers. Persians, Arabs, Indians, and Europeans have all had their time, and left their impression.
  • In 1840, the Sultan of Oman transferred his seat of government to Zanzibar.
  • The introduction of clove plantations and the flourishing of the notorious slave trade saw Zanzibar develop into a ...

Dar es Salaam and relaxing on Zanzibar

A travel blog entry by diannemurray


... round of tipping into a common container.

On the tour, we were treated to the fruit from a coco bean tree. It was surprisingly good, with a thin fruit over the seed tasting like mangosteen. Apparently coco grows quite well here, but they can't attract the finance for a processing plant.

Plants featured included lemon grass, cardamom (needs shade from another tree, so is intercropped), henna, vanilla (has to be pollinated by humans here, but possibly ...

Stone Town - the ocean FINALLY!!

A travel blog entry by campbell-louw


... 15 usd, all the hotels and some coffee shops have Wi Fi.
Daladalas (trucks converted to taxis - similar to big tuc tucs in asia) are cheap to use for transport anywhere on the island, stay away from taxis if you are on a budget. Leave Stone Town with enough cash, ATM's are not that easy to find everywhere on the island.
I had good, cheap food and great coffee on the street and at the night markets.

Rain and alleys

A travel blog entry by eyre


... backpacker from Prague, who's been traveling in Africa for a couple of months. He seems quite experienced, but we're very amused at the shocked face he pulls when he asks us if we know where to get off, and we respond "no... somebody will probably tell us..." He then proceeds to ask every single fellow-passenger to let him know when to get off, even though we cannot imagine that the locals don't know that the mzungus taking this bus always go to Jozani!

We agree ...

So Long and Thanks For All the Fish

A travel blog entry by turner72

... and beachcombers that is) I’d say we made a pretty decent haul; how well that haul gets back to the States remains to be seen. Adequate time killed we returned to St. Monica’s for one more solidly African meal: chipsi mayai and fanta. Alas, after lunch it was time to get to the ferry and buy tickets, which coincidentally meant it was time to carry about 80 lbs of luggage a mile or so through the streets of Zanzibar. I’d work ...

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