Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Sultan Sands Zanzibar

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With its stunning beach position, relaxing pool and wide choice of leisure and dining options, Sultan Sands is the perfect island getaway. Sultan Sands guests also share many facilities with Bluebay Beach Resort, including the famous Oasis Spa and the One Ocean Dive Centre.

Sultan Sands Island Resort is situated next to its sister property, Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa on the wide, idyllic beaches of Kiwengwa on the east coast of the Zanzibar Island. Sultan Sands Island Resort has its own unique character. An inspired blend of Swahili and Arab architecture and d├ęcor creates a relaxed ambience, while first-class amenities and facilities ensure complete comfort.

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Increased Water Supply for Pemba Island

President Ali Mohamed Shein has actually applauded the Isles Ministry of 'Land, Housing, Water and Energy' for the good work of making sure increased supply of water to individuals of Zanzibar Islands.

Dr Shein was speaking at the launch of 'water and environment conservation project' in Taifa town, Wete District in North Pemba Island where he was on a tour to inspect development projects. He said it was good that more than 76 percent of individuals in Zanzibar had access to safe water.

Dr Shein included that the visible development in water availability has actually brought a positive influence on the lives of the people. He congratulated employees in the ministry responsible for the utility enhancement for the great job.

"We are proud of the advancement," Dr Shein stated, including that it was the fulfilment of his promises of his party of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)'s party manifesto. He stated that water and other advancement jobs were also included in MKUZA II and vision 2020 programs.

According to the Principal Secretary (PS) - Ministry of 'Land, Housing, Water and Energy Mr Ali Khalil Mirza, the inaugurated 67.73 bn/- water and environment preservation task is being implemented in Wete, Chakechake and Mkoani towns in Pemba Islands.

He stated the funds included "a loan from African Development Bank (AfDB)," with support from UN-Habitant. He thanked the partners for the support. Dr Shein stated the roads were fixed to enable them to serve the people longer.

In his opening speech at Ukunjwi Village in Pemba about the new roadways in Wete-Gando and Wete-Konde, Dr Shein alerted that absence of road's maintenance decreased their life.

He stated the government was committed to improve all roads, consisting of Ole-Kengeja (35km) Road formerly prepared by the very first president of Zanzibar, the late Abeid Amani Karume and the Chakechake-Wete Road(22.1 km).

Dr Shein thanked Saud Fund (Saud Arabia) and BADEA(Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa)for their support.

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Sunday, 14 June 2015

direct flights between Zanzibar and the Comoros?

Air Tanzania has, while attending a three day investment and trade mission from Tanzania to the island, agreed to consider the launch of direct flights between Zanzibar and the Comoros.

The airline, as was reported here, only recently announced an increase of flights between Dar es Salaam and the Comoros to eight per week and the new flights could be launched before the end of the year, going by comments attributed to Air Tanzania’s Johnson Mfinanga.

No details could however be obtained if the Zanzibar to Comoros flights would be combined with a Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar service, then going on to Moroni before returning the same way, nor if such flights would be offered over and above the present 8 schedule weekly flights.

Trade between the Comoros and Tanzania has significantly increased over the years, as has travel both ways and several trade and investment missions in the recent past have helped to raise awareness of new opportunities for the respective business communities.

Air Tanzania presently operated one leased Bombardier CRJ200 jet while their owned Bombardier Q400 is undergoing heavy maintenance, impacting on the airline’s ability to offer services to a number of domestic destinations normally served by the turboprop aircraft. While repeatedly in the past referring to plans to acquire more aircraft and widen the network, has this not taken place as yet.

Instead has the airline time and again depended on government bailouts to emerge from deep financial troubles which have been plaguing Air Tanzania for many years now.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Tanzania's Top Locations



The Ngorongoro Crater is sensational as well as most certainly one-of-a-kind. The crater has an instant and also frustrating preliminary influence on all ones detects. Designated as a World Heritage Site, the crater has among the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. An approximated 25,000 big mammals in a relatively little area make it a 'has to' destination when on safari on the Northern Tanzanian Safari Circuit. This natural amphitheater is as varied as the great Serengeti because of a cross-section of wildlife and also habitats all contained in the collapsed volcanic crater. Ngorongoro is home to among minority continuing to be populaces of black rhinocerous in Tanzania.

The Serengeti National Park has so much to provide for it is vast and every season is special in this remarkable National Park. For many safari travel plans the major focus of any trip to the Serengeti is the migration, depending on the lengthy rains from February to May, where up to 2 million herbivores take advantage of the brief lawn of the southern Serengeti to calve as well as feed, before moving north westerly to ultimately show up at the significant crossing of the Grumeti river, residence to some of Africa's greatest crocodiles.

The Zanzibar island chain consists of fifty or so islands the primary island is called Unguja yet typically referred to as Zanzibar Island. Stone Town is the capital of Zanzibar being the port as well as entry to these spiced islands.

Tarangire National Park is possibly Tanzania's many underrated park. There are some terrific camps right here such as Swala Camp and then the splendid Oliver's Camp in the wilderness area of the Park. The park is most fabulous for the large focus of elephants as well as the big baobab Trees that dominate the park.

Lake Manyara National forest is a tiny however picturesque safari park. The woody components of this park obtain so damp that the only getaway from the heat is to climb up the trees. It is most uncommon for lions to climb up trees, this park is well known for its tree climbing lions. The park additionally supplies canoeing on the lake as well as this is a fabulous method to obtain from the safari vehicle burn off a few calories and also view the video game from an unusual point of view.

Mt. Kilimanjaro, positioning on the Tanzania- Kenyan perimeter, is remote, attractive as well as simply put, awe impressive. Situated in North Tanzania, Kilimanjaro controls the landscape.

It is not as popular as the national Parks in the North of Tanzania, in recent years site visitors have begun to recognize this park has much to offer the tourist looking for the remote wild experience. The northern part of the park has a handful of high-end camps. This park genuinely provides the Out of Africa encounter.

Ruaha is most likely the most arid of Tanzania's parks. It is on the Southern Circuit as well as is in some cases know as Giraffe Park as it has in extra of 8,000 Maasai giraffe. From December to January the park delights in a big number of the unusual Eleanor's falcons.

Mafia Island is set off the coast of main Tanzania, twenty kilometers from the Rufiji Stream Delta, making this distant island a perfect place for relaxing after a safari in the Selous. A small island, fifty kilometers long and also fifteen kilometers broad and also completely surrounded by a barrier coral reef, entry by light aircraft is required. There are over 460 varieties of tropical fish in these reefs as well as 5 varieties of turtles.

Arusha National Park is a lovely park is set between the peaks of Mount Meru as well as Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a tiny park - only 53 square miles. The Park is an area of superior appeal and also could be checked out conveniently for a few hours from the nearby town of Arusha. The highlands are forested, with the optimal of Mount Meru increasing previously the forests to dominate the park. The woodlands are populated by a growing and also differed bird life and also climbing up in the ancient cedar trees is the drastically significant black as well as white colubus ape, barking its haunting telephone call through the peaceful forest.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Solar Power Project Improves Lives in Zanzibar

Villagers without electricity in Zanzibar are now admiring Kendwa Village in north Unguja, where residents have benefited from a solar power lighting project.

Leaders from far and nearby villages, to Kendwa, feel the project should be extended to areas without electricity in the constituency because "it looks easy and affordable to many poor families." Mr Haroun Ali Suleiman, legislator for Makunduchi in South Unguja, has been among leaders who have openly hailed the Kendwa solar power project, where three women technicians have managed to connect electricity to 80 households in two months.

"This is a good project; I should have it in my constituency where some villages have no electricity," Suleiman said when he visited Kendwa to see the solar power project being supported by the Indian government.Provisionally, there was an agreement between Suleiman and the Consul General of India in Zanzibar, Mr Pawan Kumar who said it was possible to extend the project through women technicians training others in the villages.

"It is possible to extend the project because the three women are now experts and can now train others to do the electrification," the ambassador said. The three illiterate women from Kandwi: Ms Fatma Juma Haji, Ms Patima Ali Adam, Mrs Mwashamba Khamis Makame were sent to India last year for six months practical training in solar power equipment installation. The target is to install solar panels and lamps in about 400 households in Kendwa.

Matemwe Village, in north Unguja has been earmarked for similar project to start as soon as other three women currently finalizing solar power equipment installation course returns homes before the end of this year.
illagers without electricity in Zanzibar are now admiring Kendwa Village in north Unguja, where residents have benefited from a solar power lighting project.

Leaders from far and nearby villages, to Kendwa, feel the project should be extended to areas without electricity in the constituency because "it looks easy and affordable to many poor families." Mr Haroun Ali Suleiman, legislator for Makunduchi in South Unguja, has been among leaders who have openly hailed the Kendwa solar power project, where three women technicians have managed to connect electricity to 80 households in two months.

"This is a good project; I should have it in my constituency where some villages have no electricity," Suleiman said when he visited Kendwa to see the solar power project being supported by the Indian government.Provisionally, there was an agreement between Suleiman and the Consul General of India in Zanzibar, Mr Pawan Kumar who said it was possible to extend the project through women technicians training others in the villages.

"It is possible to extend the project because the three women are now experts and can now train others to do the electrification," the ambassador said. The three illiterate women from Kandwi: Ms Fatma Juma Haji, Ms Patima Ali Adam, Mrs Mwashamba Khamis Makame were sent to India last year for six months practical training in solar power equipment installation. The target is to install solar panels and lamps in about 400 households in Kendwa.

Matemwe Village, in north Unguja has been earmarked for similar project to start as soon as other three women currently finalizing solar power equipment installation course returns homes before the end of this year.


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Monday, 20 August 2012

Client Feedback.

Hello Bruce,

Apologies for the time it has taken me to reply to you - I realise you also sent another email before this one !  We had such a wonderful, incredible honeymoon.  I couldn't quite have imagined it would be so good.

We went on a couple of tours through your partners, to Stone Town, Prison Island and a Spice Farm tour with Salum - he was awesome, very knowledgable, and got on fabulously with our daughter.  The resort was fantastic, our room entrance adorned with an archway of flowers upon arrival along with our bed, and we received 5 star treatment throughout the whole holiday - the same table reserved for us each night with flowers and happy birthday sung to my wife on her birthday Swahili-style - with a cake the following day, and a superb seafood platter included on the night.  Again our chairs were moved to a more private location (not to the beach as it is literally Sea Cliff !) and all three of our chairs were adorned with flowers.  I made the mistake of ordering a bottle of champagne thinking in Rands and Pounds and not realising it was actually US $205 - so that made the bill slightly expensive at the end but at least our $120 couples massage was thrown in as we were honeymooning.

Our daughter was accommodated and entertained at every stage and we didn't have to worry at any time - other than a single isolated incident where one of the waiters picked her up and dropped her into the swimming pool next to me when I was swimming - she is 28 months old and cannot swim at all unaided.  He got a mouthful from me but I think learned his lesson - everyone else was very hands-off and reluctant to pick her up unless helping her into a childs chair or similar.  In particular I would highlight and recommend the efforts of Neema, Mambo, Saviour, Asia, Saraphine and Captain Robert who all went above and beyond whenever we asked, as well as Zuwena who works tirelessly in the childrens club.

We also spent some time with the local guys who live on the beach along from the Sea Cliff - they are cut a hard time by hotel security in not being allowed onsite but are actually very genuine and hold tourism guide licenses - we ended up taking a dolphin tour with them very early one morning - the hotel and them could benefit greatly from mutual business opportunities.

I have some photos but would like to check with my wife if she minds me sharing them with you.

Thanks for all your help too.  The only area that went slightly askew was with our transfers from the airport - we were still due to land at 4pm rather than 1pm on our 1time flight, so we were left waiting and wondering for a little while, but the guys soon sorted that out and took us without any problems.

Regards,

Matt.


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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Client Feedback - Zanzibar Honeymoon


Dear Laura,

The honeymoon was superb. Chapwani was just delightful and a fantastic place to stay incredibly peaceful after all the madness from the wedding. The staff were so friendly and our surprise moonlit dinner with our own waiter was really special. 

Unguja lodge also superb. The room was stunning and the daily monkey appearances were fun. Beautiful scenery and again lovely staff.

Breezes was nice but a bit too commercial it didn't have the personal atmosphere as the others had. But we did love the cigar and whiskey bar. I was slightly shocked that they wouldn't let a wheelchair bound man and his family have a late check out. 

Ras nungwi stunning views, food and lovely room. Again amazing staff and the perfect end to our honeymoon. 

We couldn't have asked for more and would love to go again one day.

Thanks for all the organising. 
Jenny

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