Essque Zalu 5* - Zanzibar - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Set your sights on glistening waters and idyllic sunsets at the spectacular Essque Zalu in Zanzibar.
  • Think powder-white sands, azure pool waters and fantastic facilities as you step inside this five-star property!
  • Our members will enjoy Half board dining in a Garden Suite while having the choice to add on optional excursions like dolphin watching or spice tours.

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Your Destination

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones. Essque Zalu Zanzibar is nestled in a natural cove on the Northeast coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Amble through Stone Town, the world's oldest Swahili coastal trading city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Browse the curious and artworks in the bazaars and markets or just mosey around the mosques and temples. If the history of rock music is your passion, you can even check out the birthplace of the legendary Freddie Mercury! 

Board a traditional wooden dhow and set sail for Prison Island, nowadays just the spot for a sunbathe or snorkel with giant tortoises. If nature is your thing, chance a sighting of bottle-nosed or humpback dolphins then head south on a deep wall dive and explore the local marine life amidst world-class coral reef.

Essque Zalu 5*

This five-star resort features 40 suites, all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the turquoise blue ocean. Retreat to luxurious-styled spaces crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched Makuti roof.

The hotel also boasts a dedicated gallery space with art pieces such as paintings, sculptures, models, artistic photographs and glassworks from local, regional and international artists.

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a Garden Suite Room (85m²).

Garden Suite Room

All 40 suites have a spacious master bedroom, as well as a lounge and outside terrace or balcony. Once you are comfortable, make the most of your amenities, pick your favourite drink from your personalised mini bar, freshen up under a solar heated shower, or lie back on the king sized poster colonial style beds. Enjoy a calming view of the verdant gardens.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Your Board Basis

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

It may be possible to upgrade to a Full Board Dining Basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) or All Inclusive Dining Basis (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal with a selection of snacks and drinks) at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Free welcome drink per person per stay
  • Complimentary fruit basket upon arrival per person per stay
Market Kitchen - Market Kitchen styled restaurant serving a gastronomic spread of crisp salads, cured meats, fresh seafood, bread straight from the oven, mouthwatering cheeses and desserts.

The Jetty - Casually kick back with fresh seafood, a cocktail and gaze into the sunset with sheesha available to you. 

Pool Bar - Sip on cool cocktails and fresh shakes while lounging by the serene waters of the pool.

Baobab Bar:  Enjoy the shade of the magnificent Baobab tree and let the expert mixologist impress you with his special cocktail of the day.

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.

Your Time

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Book 90 minute massage & get 30% discount per person per stay
Need a workout? Head to the outdoor gym and loosen up those travel-weary limbs on our running machine or flex those muscles on the cross-trainer.  Try your hand at kite-surfing or trek the forest in search of red Colobus monkeys and the fabled Zanzibar leopard. 

Or would you just prefer to chill? Salute the sun with yoga at the ocean's edge, languish in the grand infinity pool or indulge in a hydrotherapy treatment at the Spa. Simply Spa at Zanzibar provides the peaceful, non-invasive and warm environments that make this destination the supreme retreat for individuals simply seeking privacy, peace and quiet.

Your Optional Excursions

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

Zanzibar Spice Tour + Stone Town

Your Optional Excursions Your Optional Excursions
For many centuries Zanzibar has been infamous for its spices earning it the name “Spice Island”. Visit the countryside where you will have a chance to learn about and experience the exotic spices Zanzibar is famous for including cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, turmeric and more. Enjoy touring through tropical greenery where you will taste a variety of delicious tropical island fruits like mango, pineapple, banana, jackfruit, lychee and durian.

Step back in time as you wander through the atmospheric narrow, labyrinth alleyways of ancient Stone Town. This fascinating UNESCO heritage site is atmospheric and filled with historic wonders and magnificent Arab/Indian architecture which has hardly changed for hundreds of years. Browse through the famous shopping district where you find handcrafts to take home for you treasure as you remember your experience in Zanzibar for a lifetime.

Jozani Forest Tour + Dolphin Watching

Your Optional Excursions Your Optional Excursions
Jozani Forest Reserve is one of the largest mature forests in Zanzibar where you are guaranteed to see troops of Red Colobus. 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. This lush, tropical forest is surrounded by mangroves and salt marshes filled with diverse trees & fauna. You may even spot other species like the Syke’s monkey and duiker.

Set out to sea to experience dolphin watching at their favourite hangout along the shallow coast of Kizimkazi. Although dolphin-spotting isn’t 100% guaranteed, it is incredibly common to witness leaping pods of Bottlenose and Humpback Dolphins.

Safari Blue Tour

Your Optional Excursions
A full day excursion on a traditional sailing dhow, Safari Blue starts from Fumba, the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conservation Area. Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, the area is stunning, frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.

Dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. The anchor is dropped at the Kwale sandbank, where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkelling in the coral reefs, helped by the guides.
After snorkelling, you’ll be offered refreshments to whet your appetite before heading to Kwale Island, for lunch under the tamarind trees. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken and rice, with a tasting of tropical fruits.

After lunch, you can sunbathe, snooze or visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon. Depending on the tide, you may be able to take a swim in the lagoon. For the adventurous, join the crew to sail in a “ngalawa”, a local outrigger canoe.

Your Journey to Essque Zalu

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.

This flight may include one or more stops.
At the time of your reservation:

- If you choose a late arrival, you will check in to your room upon arrival and the duration of your stay will start from that evening.

- If you choose an overnight flight, you can only check in to your room at the hotel from 3 pm on the day of your arrival. The duration of your stay will begin from that day.

When choosing your return flight:

- If your flight is scheduled before 2:30 am, you will check out at 12 pm and will not be able to keep your room until you leave for the airport in the evening. Depending on your hotel's conditions, you may be able to leave your luggage at reception.

- If your flight is scheduled after 2:30 am, you can keep your room until you leave.

Transfers: Return airport transfers are included throughout.

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.

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 should get one from the Tanzanian High Commission before you travel.


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


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 your hotel is: Nungwi Village Zanzibar, 3151, Tanzania

Distance from Abeid Amani Airport to Essque Zalu 5*: 64 km / 1hr 35 mins

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Reception
  • Wireless
  • Car park
  • Babysitting on request
  • Art Gallery
  • Room service
  • Laundry service
  • Living room
  • Library

Room Facilities

  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Television
  • Personalised minibar
  • Garden view
  • Air-conditioning
  • His & Her's vanity areas
  • Private terrace / patio
  • Twice daily housekeeping service
  • Mosquito nets
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tea & coffee making facilities

Restaurants

  • The Market Kitchen
  • The Jetty
  • Pool Bar
  • Baobab Bar

Leisure Facilities

  • The Tinga Club
  • Watersports Centre
  • Excursions
  • Boutique
  • The Zalu Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Yoga
  • The Massai Ritual

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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