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  • Laid-back luxury is the order of the day at Zanzibar's Dhow Inn: enjoy a relaxed and rustic property in beautiful Tanzania.  
  • Dhow Inn is situated in the quiet village of Paje, known for having one of the most beautiful beaches in East Africa.
  • Stay in a cosy Standard Room complete with Half Board dining throughout.
  • Choose to add an optional safari to discover all the incredible wildlife of the island!

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Your Destination

Just off the east coast of Africa, Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island, and at present day is infused with African, Arab, European and Indian influences, ensuring a cosmopolitan of culture for you to explore. Visit the historical Stone Town, a world heritage site made up of coral rock buildings and winding alleys, with some houses featuring intricately-carved wooden doors.

Zanzibar offers a beguiling blend of utter relaxation on beautiful beaches and a superb taste of local culture. Zanzibar is the perfect holiday destination for travellers looking for something different in the idyllic Indian Ocean.

Dhow Inn is situated less than 1 hour from Stone Town, on the south-east coast of Zanzibar, in the friendly fishing village of Paje –a tranquil and characteristic place known for having one of the most beautiful beaches in East Africa that you will mostly share with seaweed farmers, fishermen and Massai.

Our Offers

Offer 1: Dhow Inn

7, 10 or 14 nights at Dhow Inn

Offer 2: Pre-extension safari + Dhow Inn

10 Nights
3 nights on safari and 7 nights at Dhow Inn 4 *

13 Nights
3 nights on safari and 10 nights at Dhow Inn 4 *

14 Nights
4 nights on safari and 10 nights at Dhow Inn 4 *

17 Nights
3 nights on safari and 14 nights at Dhow Inn 4 *

Dhow Inn 4*

The Dhow Inn's ethos is "laid-back luxury", and it certainly lives up to this. Perfect for those seeking an idyllic tropical island escape with a more relaxed vibe than a large chain hotel, the fresh and simple design of the property will relax you instantly on arrival.

The rooms are divided into two villages, each of which surrounds a private pool, designed to provide the ultimate atmosphere of peace, tranquillity, and privacy. Kick back on your own private terrace where you can enjoy the hotel's butler service, lounge around the pool or venture out to the turquoise Indian Ocean and expansive white powder beach.

There are three distinctive eating and drinking environments, each with a unique menu and ambience providing you with variety and choices depending on your mood. Enjoy a wide variety of fresh food & cocktails in relaxing and unpretentious settings, from barefoot relaxation at The Grill or romantic Indian Ocean views.

Leisure facilities includes a kite surf centre, massage services and island excursions.

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Standard Room (33m²).

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Full minibar in the room upon arrival

Standard Room

Each 33 sqm room has an outdoor terrace overlooking a swimming pool and lush foliage. All rooms are equipped with high-end amenities including free wifi, air conditioning, minibar, safe box, king-sized beds, or two twin beds, with spacious over-sized mosquito nets containing a ceiling fan, nightstands and night lights.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a Half Board stay (Breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

First Floor Restaurant
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean with your breakfast and dinner. Serving local specialities, you will discover the fragrant melting pot of flavours in Zanzibar cuisine with Chinese, Indian and African influences. International choices are also available.

The Grill 
Enjoy deliciously succulent fresh fish, seafood and meat prepared on the open grill. Bare, sandy feet are the norm in this laid-back eatery! The Grill is open for lunch and dinner.

The Bar 
The bar is the perfect choice for grabbing a light snack or refreshing cocktails as you take a break from the sunlounger. There is also a pool table and TV here and you will find the bar open for all meals.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Please note: Guests staying on Christmas Eve/Day (24th/25th December) or New Year's Eve (31st December) will have an additional fee added to the cost of their booking, payable for mandatory gala dinners on these dates.

Your Time

Relax in one of the three swimming pools, or head down to the pristine sandy beach for sunbathing and cocktail drinking! Massage services are also available on request.

Your Safari Itinerary

Our members may choose to add on an optional Safari to their trip. Depending on the duration of your trip, you will enjoy one of the following Safari options.

3 Night Safari

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro and get transferred to Arusha 
On arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be received by our someone from our team and then transferred to Arusha for for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire National Park
You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast for the approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way you'll pass bustling Maasai villages and the vast, open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa. The park consists of natural vegetation mainly of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals during Tanzania's dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.  Driving through the parks you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.

Day 3: Manyara National Park - Arusha 
Early morning breakfast followed by games drives in Lake Manyara national park. Lake Manyara is known for its tree-climbing lions and has the most pachyderms per km sq. in Tanzania. As visitors enter the gate, they pass into the lush forest, home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Buffaloes and hippos also lurch in the adjacent Hippo Pool. The vegetation eventually merges into a flat topped acacia woodland where, in the heat of the day, lions can be seen stretched on the branches of these trees - a habit prevalent to Manyara lions.
Towards late afternoon, you will drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Departure at Kilimanjaro Airport 
After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule you will get transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect your flight back home.

4 Night Safari

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro and get transferred to Arusha 
On arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be received by our someone from our team and then transferred to Arusha for for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire National Park
You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast for the approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way you'll pass bustling Maasai villages and the vast, open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa.
The park consists of natural vegetation mainly of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals during Tanzania's dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. 
Driving through the parks you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.

Day 3: Tarangire national park

Early morning breakfast followed by another day of games drives in Tarangire national park.
Towards late afternoon, you will drive back to your lodge or tented camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Manyara National Park - Arusha 

Early morning breakfast followed by games drives in Lake Manyara national park. Lake Manyara is known for its tree-climbing lions and has the most pachyderms per km sq. in Tanzania. As visitors enter the gate, they pass into the lush forest, home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Buffaloes and hippos also lurch in the adjacent Hippo Pool. The vegetation eventually merges into a flat topped acacia woodland where, in the heat of the day, lions can be seen stretched on the branches of these trees - a habit prevalent to Manyara lions.
Towards late afternoon, you will drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Departure at Kilimanjaro Airport 
After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule you will get transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect your flight back home

Safari Accommodation

The below accommodation is based on a Standard Room with meals as per the itinerary.

Your Hotels

Safari Accommodation
Arusha: Planet Lodge / Moivaro Lodge or similar
Tarangire: Country Lodge Karatu / Kudu Lodge Karatu / Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp or similar 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally. Some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Jozani Forest Tour & Dolphin Trip with lunch (excludes drinks)

Your Optional Excursions
In southern Zanzibar, the Jozani Forest is a fantastic reserve and the only National Park on the island. Currently waiting to become the second World Heritage Site of Zanzibar, the Jozani Chwaka Bay region is a hotspot for biodiversity. This forest is home to a number of endemic species - unique to only Zanzibar and one of the rarest monkeys in the world, the endangered Red Colobus Monkey is a joy and privilege to witness.

Your discovery will take you on a journey through the lush, tropical forest surrounded by mangroves and salt marshes and filled with diverse trees & fauna. Here, your guide will teach you about the medicinal properties of various plants and will introduce you to the animals, birds and reptiles that inhabit this enchanting rainforest.

As you look up through the luscious jungle, be on the lookout for the famous red colobus monkeys of Zanzibar who may be searching in the trees for their dinner. Accustomed to visitors, you will have no trouble watching them while they eat or play.

Walking through the mangroves will take you over the marsh, where, depending on the tide, you can see tropical fish between the roots of the mangrove and crabs wandering through the mud. Mangroves play an important role in the conservation of the environment and are an essential resource for villagers. Your guide will give you be able to inform you on the different species found in the marsh and their job in this environment.

Continue your day with a transfer to Kizimkazi, on the south coast of Zanzibar, where you’ll set out to sea to experience a half-day of dolphin watching at their favourite hangout along the shallow coast. Kizimkazi is home to many dolphins, beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish.

Upon arrival, you will be briefed by security and will then embark on your boat to go in search of these marvellous mammals.

On this trip, you will be able to get as close as 10-20 metres to the dolphins, watching them play and jump through the water. However, dolphins are not tame and can be shy, so dolphin-spotting isn’t 100% guaranteed. On the other hand, this trip does give you the chance to sail the gorgeous coastline upon which you can admire the glistening ocean – why not head in the waters for a snorkel to see the coral reef, and swim in the clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

You will then head back to the beach for a relaxing break with the crew.

Important information:
- Day trip with lunch included (excluding drinks)
- To bring: walking shoes, sunscreen, swimsuit and beach towel
- It is strictly forbidden to touch the monkeys
- This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility

The price includes:
- Return transfers from hotel to excursion
- Entrances during the entire excursion
- 1 bottle of water
- 1 à la carte lunch (1 glass of juice included) at Jafferji house
- Snorkelling equipment for meeting the dolphins

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Spice Farm Visit and Stone Town City Tour with lunch (excludes drinks)

Your Optional Excursions
For many centuries Zanzibar has been infamous for its spices, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom throughout the world, earning it the name “Spice Island”.

Nowadays, the plantations of this produce are a tribute to the past of the island and one of the most popular visits to enjoy Zanzibar. Visit the countryside with your local guide and stroll through the farmlands where these spices grow. Touch, smell and taste the different spices and other tropical fruits. Learn more about their origins and uses as medications, condiments or drinks.

A visit to a village of spice producers will immerse you into the local life and will allow you to taste an array of Swahili dishes, taste the seasonal fruits and enjoy a spicy tea. You’ll enjoy lunch at Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge, delighting in a special menu, prepared with the best seasonal tropical island fruits and spices discovered during your visit. Depending on the season, you will get to taste vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, bananas, pineapples, oranges, and more!

You will then follow in the footsteps of sultans, servants and explorers through the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar by guiding you through its buildings, such as the former slave market and the Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans Palace Museum, the Old Fort and the Arab Dispensary. Walking through the footsteps of the past, this walking tour offers a window to modern life in Stone Town.

You’ll also have the chance to visit the markets, with seafood and stacked fish, fresh bread in wicker baskets and stacks of fruit and vegetables, all available for purchase. Walk through the stalls as children play in neighbourhood streets, mothers chat away and then men play board games. You may be able to take an optional stop at Zanzibar Café, giving you a moment to relax away from the heat and the hustle and bustle. There will be a selection of seasonal drinks and fruits on offer - the perfect option to continue your visit. This tour of the city can be adapted to your desires, so if you love to shop, want to be immersed in the culture or fond of history, your guide can recommend itineraries to make this a personalised discovery.

Important information:
- Day trip with lunch included (excluding drinks)
- To bring: walking shoes and sunscreen
- Women should cover their shoulders and wear long trousers or skirts
- This tour is accessible to people with reduced mobility

The price includes:
- Return transfers from hotel to excursion
- Appetisers
- 1 bottle of water
- 1 à la carte lunch (1 glass of juice included) at Jafferji house

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Blue Safari Tour with lunch (excluding drinks)

Your Optional Excursions
Enjoy a day trip on a traditional boat beginning in Fumba, the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay and explore this official conservation area. Housing intriguing uninhabited islands, the area is beautiful, scenic and frequented by dolphins.

Upon arrival, you will participate in a briefing about the safari. There is a 90% chance of seeing dolphins.

Pull up to Kwale Sandbank, where you will have the opportunity to snorkel in the coral reef, accompanied by the guide. Enjoy a refreshing drink before heading out for a tamarind lunch at Kwale Island. Discover a buffet featuring grilled fish, lobster, squid, chicken and tropical fruits. After lunch, you can laze on the beach or go for a swim in the lagoon. The more adventurous can try sailing in a ngalawa, a local canoe. The return to Fumba is scheduled at 17:30.

Important information:
- Day trip with lunch included (excluding drinks)
- To bring: a swimsuit, a beach towel, a hat, sunscreen and shoes to walk in the water
- The tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility
- Children are allowed from 5 years old

The price includes:
- Return transfers from hotel to excursion
- Entrance to the marine park
- 1 bottle of water
- 1 a la carte lunch (seafood)
- Snorkelling equipment

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Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return Airport transfers are included for flight-inclusive offers. Return Airport transfers are also included for the safari option.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Weather

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Dec
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Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. You can get one from the Tanzanian High Commission before you travel.

Tanzania has also introduced an ‘e-visas’ system which allows applications to be submitted and approved online without the need to visit their High Commission in London. Please visit Tanzanian High Commission and follow the instructions for applying for an e-visa.


Health 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

There are increased levels of dengue cases in 2019. Please be sure to check all health advice on the following link before travelling, paying particular attention to the 'Other Risks' section. This advice is subject to change. 


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.


Malaria
dengue fever and cholera are common in Tanzania.


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

Location Information

The address of Dhow Inn is: Paje, Tanzania

Distance from Zanzibar Airport to Dhow Inn: 50 km / 55 minutes.

In More Detail

On Safari Tour

What's Included?

  • Standard Room during the safari
  • Full board basis (drinks not included) during the safari
  • Safaris according to the selected offer
  • All transport and game drives on safari will be in a minibus with pop-up roof (max 7 persons) with a French/English speaking driver guide on shared basis
  • All park fees

Not Included

  • Visa
  • Airport taxes to be paid directly
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Luggage porterage
  • Any items of personal nature

At Dhow Inn

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

Hotel Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe box
  • Mosquito nets
  • Ceiling fan

Restaurants

  • 2 x restaurants
  • Bar

Leisure Facilities

  • 3 x swimming pools
  • Tours and watersports centre
  • Massage services

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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