Zanzibar Retreat Hotel

Matemwe Beach, Matemwe, Zanzibar, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $161.00

Travel Blogs from Matemwe

Locals, transport and the school

A travel blog entry by camomile


... goodnight"; "kiss me ( this one we don't use very often:D)" and so on :):) so when we get thousands of greetings in day here we can answer and not to be rude! It is just really great to know a bit of foreign language, I noticed that then everybody liked you more! It's not like I want to be loved by everybody but it is nice to show people that I really care and I like it and appreciate the things they have and do:). And if talking about family ! They are so sweet, especially ...

A plan that was never really a plan

A travel blog entry by matt746

... I was in luck and after only fifteen minutes a slightly sleepy Captain was raised from his slumber to act as my interpreter. I then found out I could not get to Pangani but they could do Mykweba. Now this place didn't even register on the lonely planet map let alone give any idea on what options I might have there. So in short it was perfect. We then started on price, they at first suggested $40,000 to which I replied $5,000 which they were a bit shocked with but ...


A travel blog entry by madkath


An early start - left john in bed to go up to the dive centre to get kitted out for snorkelling at 7.15. Boat left the hotel jetty at 7.45 to catch the high tide.

14 in total on the boat - 6 diving, 2 snorkelling, 4 instructors and the boat drivers. We were taken out in ...


A travel blog entry by gentoopeng


... the shade of trees and buildings . Stone Town, in the 1860's, was the port from which slaves were transported to various countries. This ceased around the 1890's but the images still remain. We took a tour of where the slaves were held and traded and the subsequent building of an Anglican church and monastery on the site. Come sunset we were seen sipping cocktails on the balcony of the ...

Spotting The Big 5

A travel blog entry by hannahbatchelor

... we had to be on petrol watch. As we were stuck in traffic going slowly people sometimes came alongside and tried to steal the petrol and the batteries. We passed one overland truck that had the battery stolen and was therefore stuck. We were armed with catapults to fire at anyone that came close. Of course when someone did we were all far too scared to fire, so just poured water on him! From Dar we took the ferry over to Zanzibar.

Well, Zanzibar was ...

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