Zanzibar Retreat Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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We left stone town early morning and made the short drive to the first of our two final beach resorts. We arrive at the Zanzibar Retreat & are greeted by Karin, the wonderful assistant manager. The resort is small, 18 rooms & ours has a magnificent ocean view. It is built in the traditional Swahili architecture style, Arabic influence with …
It is only 25 minutes driving from Pongwe to Matemwe, but the place is totally different. The beach here is one long white stretch, very nice as well. The little hotel is very nice and staff is very friendly. And the even have a happy hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm (yes, you are allowed to start at 4:00 here, yayyy!!). So of course we are going to …
... he replies! We watched our tyre roll down into the creator while the other 2 keeps in out group stopped to laugh at us. We made our way down to the creator floor and managed to spot and retire the tyre that had come away from the back door after the lock had sheared off (somehow!). An amazing day when we managed to tick off the rest of the big five list when from a distance we saw two black rhino and numerous wildebeest. The Highpost had to be seeing a pride ...
... the reason for our stay. We are staying at Mohammed's Bungalows. 4 beach huts run by a local from Matemwe village, with a bar and restaurant, all for $40 a night, bargain. Its very clean and comfortable and Mohammed and his family, who all work and live there are lovely. Feeling tired after a day of travel, we take a beer on to the beech and relax in the swinging hammocks for the evening. We are joined by a really lovely couple from Brazil and talk about traveling all ...
... the two of us stay in. Walk down to the waterfront Mercury Restaurant (named after Freddy Mercury from "Queen"', who was born here). We have a much-needed rest, and some good food, with a view of the water and local boats. See a local newspaper, and read that there have been five acid attacks, the latest being last Friday on a Catholic priest, and the police did searches of various homes and found large stocks of acid, and the people involved are part of a terrorist ...