Ruaha River Lodge

Ruaha National Park

Days 1 - 3: Ruaha National Park

Ruaha River Lodge, situated in the remote Ruaha National Park, occupies a unique and privileged position set around a series of rocky kopjes in a bend of the great Ruaha River, blending seamlessly into its surroundings and affording views up and down the river. Game is drawn to the river from the neighboring hills and with resident hippos and crocs there is always plenty of action to watch.

Covering nearly 13,000 sq km, the Ruaha National Park is renowned for its undisturbed wildlife and stunning, rugged scenery.

Game driving is the predominant activity in the Ruaha National Park. The Park has a vast network of all weather roads, so large tracts of the park are accessible to visitors. Not only does this increase the chance of seeing more animals, it also disperses the vehicles more evenly around the park so that you will not meet many other vehicles.

Your highly trained guide will lead you to an abundance of sightings, including leopard, lion, cheetah and hunting dog, not to mention several rare species including greater and lesser kudu, roan and sable antelopes.

The 20 riverside en-suite 'bandas' are designed to blend seamlessly into the surroundings. The local stone and thatch rooms have minimal impact on the environment and game viewing from your veranda is a relaxing and enthralling option.

The lodge has 2 separate dining and bar areas servicing 10 rooms each, thus maintaining a personalized small camp atmosphere in each.

Drinks around a campfire on the river bank or high up in the elevated bar with its spectacular views up and down the river is the perfect way to end the day.

Example Details For Ruaha River Lodge

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Banda
Includes: All meals; Reserve/Concession fees; a laundry service; and shared safari activities are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

Sunshine Hotel

Zanzibar

Days 4 - 10: Zanzibar

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Sunshine Hotel is located in Matemwe on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. Eco friendly, stylish and cosy, the hotel was carefully designed to create a unique chilled-out ambiance to make you feel happy and relaxed. Set right on an unspoiled white sandy beach, lined with palm trees and washed by warm, turquoise waters of Indian Ocean, it's a perfect getaway from everyday life.

You can relax on your room balcony or veranda, cool down with a refreshing drink by the swimming pool or chill out on the comfortable traditional benches in the lounge area. The restaurant serves a wide variety of delicious food, and the menu is changed daily so you will not get bored!

Diving on Zanzibar offers you a stunning underwater world with schools of tropical reef fish, turtles, dolphins, nudibranchs and beautiful hard and soft coral formations. The diving is done mainly around the Mnemba Atoll which is regarded as the best diving area on Zanzibar. The hotel uses a PADI dive centre which offers daily diving and snorkelling trips to Mnemba and other north-east coast reefs - the centre is situated inside the Sunshine Marine Lodge (sister hotel) and free transfers are provided.

In every room you will find a comfortable queensize bed with a large mosquito net, and a private bathroom with shower and W/C. The rooms do not have air-conditioning, as they were designed to use the ocean breeze to cool down the rooms. All rooms do have a ceiling fan, however. There are 15 rooms in total.

The 12 Sunshine Suites are located in 3 bungalows surrounded by the tropical garden, and each has either a spacious balcony or veranda.

The Honeymoon Suite is located right on the beach, and has its own garden with a beach banda and a plunge pool on the veranda. The Blue Breeze Suite is situated on the first floor above the Honeyumoon Suite, with a spacious terrace and great views over the ocean.

Finally, the Garden Suite and the Garden Deluxe Suite are also set in the gardens.

Example Details For Sunshine Hotel

Nights: 7 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Sunshine Suite
Includes: Breakfast is included. Half Board rates available on request. PLEASE NOTE: The rate excludes the US$1 per person per night Infrastructure Levy - this is payable directly to the hotel upon check out. For stays over Peak Period (20 December - 10 January) there is a minimum 5 night stay and Half Board is mandatory.
 
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Address

Sunshine Hotel,Matemwe, North-East Coast

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

The rooms are all en-suite and include a private balcony, bedside fan, mosquito nets, in-room safe and wooden wardrobe. Please note that the rooms do not have air conditioning.

The main area has a restaurant, bar, lounge and a swimming pool facing the ocean.

There is free Wi-Fi available. It does cover the whole hotel but the best reception is in the restaurant.

Some of the activities available include tours to Stone Town and Prison Island. Visits to the Spice Farm, Jozani Forest and Safari Blue excursions are also available.

You can also go scuba diving or snorkelling through the dive centre - Dive Point Zanzibar (transfers are provided).

Tanzania has a large Muslim population on the island of Zanzibar. Modesty of dress is expected when outside the hotel's grounds. Trousers are entirely acceptable, but short skirts and bare arms should be avoided. Scarves must be worn over the head (and shoes removed) when entering a mosque.