African Island Getaway

African Island Getaway from Molo Africa

By: Molo Africa  06-03-2009
Keywords: Accommodation, Holiday Accommodation, Holidays

15-day luxurious beach adventure exploring the islands of Zanzibar and the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Experience breath taking beaches, immaculate barrier reefs and world-class accommodation with this luxurious Indian Ocean Island getaway.

Fly over the popular Quirmibas Archipelago and spend a few nights on Vamizi Island before heading back to Dar es Salaam, where you'll set out on your trip to the Zanzibar Islands of Mafia and Pemba.

Experience some exceptional diving, snorkeling and beach relaxation as well as endless island views.

DAY 1, Fly to the Quirimbas Archipelago
Fly into the port city of Dar es Salaam on Tanzania’s coast.

Here you'll board a scheduled private charter flight to beautiful Vamizi Island, located in Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago.

Accommodation
Vamizi Island Lodge 

Vamizi has 10 luxurious beach villas on a remote and beautiful island in the Quirimbas Archipelago.

DAYS 2-6, Relax in Style on Vamizi Island
Vamizi Island Lodge is built on the northern side of the Island with incredible views and a long sandy beach. Its eco-friendly design aims to complement the environment and uses almost entirely local materials.

Relax in style on the outside decks with their loungers, swinging beds and local Swahili day beds. Or head out onto the beach and explore the underwater coral reefs with some spectacular diving and snorkelling.

From kayaking or cruising on a dhow across the smooth waters, to picnicking and enjoying a day trip to nearby Rongui island, your time at Vamizi is sure to be full of both activity and relaxation.

In the evening you can enjoy a sumptuous Mozambican meal with fresh seafood prepared by local cordon-bleu chefs, ensuring a wonderful and intimate dining experience.

Accommodation
Vamizi Island Lodge 

Vamizi has 10 luxurious beach villas on a remote and beautiful island in the Quirimbas Archipelago.

DAY 6, Arrive at Zanzibar’s Mafia Island
Leave the beauty of the Quirimbas Archipelago behind and board a scheduled charter flight back to Dar es Salaam.

Here you'll change planes for your flight to Mafia Island off the coast of Zanzibar, where you'll spend the next 4 nights at Kinasi Lodge.

Mafia Island has a rich history, beautiful natural scenery, and is well known for its incredibly rich marine life on the barrier reef.

Accommodation
Kinasi Lodge 

Island lodge located in a prime diving location.

DAYS 7-9, Snorkel & Dive in Beatiful Waters
Kinasi Lodge uses a mixture of cultural design elements that complements the surrounding environment and creates a unique beach lodge atmosphere.

Mafia Island is one of the best diving destinations in the Zanzibar waters; Kinasi offers expert diving instruction so that you can fully explore the beautiful reef and abundant sea life just off shore.

Alternatively you can snorkel, fish, wind-surf or go kayaking on the smooth tranquil waters, head out on daily boat excursions and picnics, wander through mangrove woodlands and bird-watch, or retire to the wellness centre for a relaxing hydrotherapy treatment.

Accommodation
Kinasi Lodge 

Island lodge located in a prime diving location.

DAY 10, Board a Flight to Pemba

Fly back to Dar es Salaam and board your flight to Pemba Island, where you'll be transferred Fundu Lagoon, located on the remote west coast of the Island.

Accommodation
Fundu Lagoon 

Luxurious, yet rustic, Indian Ocean resort on the west coast of the island of Pemba.

DAYS 11-14, Explore a Lagoon Paradise

Since Fundu Lagoon is only accessible by boat, your time here is sure to be relaxed and peaceful, and is ideal for those travellers looking to escape the usual holiday crowds.

The luxurious yet rustic lodge is set on a beautiful remote beach with outstanding natural beauty. A haven for divers and water-sport lovers, Fundu offers a fully-equipped PADI Resort Diving Centre as well as snorkelling and kayaking equipment.

Get into the spirit of adventure with a catamaran sailing charter, traditional dhow sunset cruise, mangrove expedition and nature walk, as well as visits to Misali Island and Ngezi Forest.

Enjoy wonderful views, excellent gourmet cuisine, relaxing massages and some of the best diving in Zanzibar.

Accommodation
Fundu Lagoon 

Luxurious, yet rustic, Indian Ocean resort on the west coast of the island of Pemba.

DAY 15, Head back to bustling Dar es Salaam

Today you'll leave the Indian Ocean islands behind and fly back to Dar es Salaam where you'll connect with your international flight home.

Included:

  • 5 nights at Vamizi Island Lodge in the Luxury Beach House on a fully inclusive basis
  • 4 nights at Kinasi Lodge in the Owner's Suite on a full board basis
  • 5 nights at Fundu Lagoon in a Beachfront Room on a fully inclusive basis
  • Flights from Dar es Salaam to Vamizi Island, Mafia Island and Pemba Island all return
  • Select activities at Vamizi Island Lodge
  • Mangrove canoe safari and dhow sunset cruise at Fundu Lagoon

Excluded:

  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • All drinks at Kinasi Lodge
  • Imported drinks at Vamizi Island Lodge and Fundu Lagoon
From: 15 June to 15 December 2009
R85698 pps
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Keywords: Accommodation, Holiday Accommodation, Holiday Resorts, Holidays, Luxury Accommodation, Luxury Resorts