Zanzibar is a diver’s paradise, with an abundance of hard and soft coral, many nudibranchs, scorpion fish and seahorses to name a few. Nungwi and the hotel boast the islands famous white sands and crystalline water, placing you in the picture postcard location.
16 – 23 December 2023: From R40,950 per person sharing
26 December 2023 – 02 January 2024: From R48,550 per person sharing
- Includes & Excludes
- Nungwi Beach Resort
- Diving Highlights
- Destination Information
- Direct flights and approx. airport taxes (JHB – ZNZ)
- Return airport transfers (1 hour 30min per way)
- 7 Nights’ accommodation at Nungwi Beach Resort in a Pool View room
- 6 Dives
- Tank & Weights
- All inclusive:
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- All Tea, Coffee, Bottled water, selected Soft, local hard drinks, Local beers and wine (09h00 – 21h30)
- Stone Town shopping and Spice experience
- Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
- Tips and Gratuities
- Travel and Dive Insurance
- Covid PCR test (approx. cost R 1650 pp)
- Yellow Fever Certificate
- Add 8 Dives R 1 425 Per person sharing
- Additional single supplement R 6 000 Per person
Please note the following:
- Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations and availability.
- The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations we will provide you with a final invoice (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
- The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles
NUNGWI BEACH RESORT
Enjoy views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access which is five minutes from a traditional fishing village of Nungwi. This 4 star hotel offers a spectacular sea view and white beach where you can relax on the white sand under umbrella’s on a sunbed or, explore the tropical waters when scuba diving or snorkeling.
Nungwi Beach Resort has an inviting outdoor, freshwater pool where you can enjoy a cocktail from Dolphin’s Pool Bar and at the end of the day admire the Zanzibar sunset at Ngalawa Restaurant playing live music in the backround.
Nungwi offers a selection of rooms to meet the holiday makers needs. Choosing between:
pool view rooms
With a great view from the balcony and close to the beach this room over looks a crystal clear pool. The amenities offered such as TV-Cable, High sped internet, Air conditioning and all bathroom wear and products are just to name a few. Relax on a Kings size bed and enjoy a beverage from the mini-bar fridge or from a hot beverage making facilities. Ideal for couples or families.
ocean view rooms
Located on the hotels private, ocean facing bungalow with a balcony where you can watch the sunrise and sunset over the ocean. You step out our room onto the beach where you feel the sand between your feet. This room offers amenities such as TV-Cable, High sped internet, Air conditioning and all bathroom wear and products are just to name a few. Relax on a Kings size bed and enjoy a beverage from the mini-bar fridge or from the hot beverage making facilities. Perfect and so romantic for honeymoon’s and very special occasions.
DINING AND DRINKS
Soak up the sun while sipping on a cocktail at Dolphin’s Pool Bar or sampling Shisha tobacco at Fisherman Bar & Grill. Days start and end at Ngalawa, with beachside breakfast and nightly themed dinners.
DOLPHINS POOL BAR
Marvel at beautiful views of the Indian Ocean in Dolphins Pool Bar, at the Nungwi Beach Resort. Sip cocktails, cold beers and fresh fruit juices and if you’re feeling peckish after a long swim, chose from a selection of tasty pizzas and bar snacks.
FISHERMANS FOOD & GRILL
The Fisherman’s Bar & Grill at the Nungwi Resort offers a mouthwatering array of international and fusion specialties. This Zanzibar restaurant also offers a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and authentic Shisha aromatic tobacco.
Begin the day with a delicious Nungwi breakfast, overlooking the stunning beach in Ngalawa Restaurant. Take part in fun, themed evening meals, indulge in an expertly mixed cocktail and enjoy vibrant and exciting live entertainment in this warm and welcoming restaurant, which benefits from beautiful ocean views.
Open lounge with tables games with a bar offering variety of drinks, open daily to enjoy spectacular views of sunset over Indian Ocean.
Diving Highlights and Bucket List Dive Sites:
With a dive range from 13m – 18m and a diversity of macro life spread over groups of coral, divers and photographers should not miss this site!
The aquatic life displaying groups of leaf fish, as well as frogfish and many species of nudibranchs. Shane’s reef is a good place for the rare marine life such as Scorpion fish and Sea horses.
A long stretch of hard and soft coral formations at a depth of 20m this is will be perfect for beginner divers and coral fans, ranging depth for diving from 19m – 30m.
There is a variety of reef fish, eels and even possible sightings of the magnificent turtles.
Displays a lovely coral garden which begins a 7m going down to a depth of 18m where you will arrive on a sandy bottom with a variety of coral heads to view. The gentle slopes let the current carry you to discover natures best. The dive is ideal for beginners and experienced ranging from a depth of 7m – 25m.
Sighting of colourful nudibranchs, shrimps, common stingrays and even some turtles can be found.
Is located in the northeast of Zanzibar. At a depth between 7m – 18m the reef is made up of beautiful hard and soft coral with a mild current allowing and enjoyable drift dive for all levels of divers.
You can observe the marine life such as stingrays, sea turtles, guitarfish, groupers, scorpionfish, stonefish, manta shrimp and colourful reef fish.
A quaint small Island which offers a variety of different dive sites such as Kichwani Spot, Indian Gate, The Big Wall, Small Wall, Wattabomi.
This Island offers incredible visibility averaging 20m – 40m where you can observe the incredible marine life of various Tropical fish, Reef sharks, Hawks bill and Green turtles, rays, Octopus and more.
The dive depth between the dive sites vary from 10m to 40m and suitable for all divers.
The official language is Swahili but English is widely spoken and understood. Arabic is also commonly spoken.
+1 hour ahead of S.A.
July-September : 25-26°C
October-December : 26-27°C
January-February : 27-28°C
March-April : 28-30°C
* 3mm wetsuit is most commonly used.
The voltage is the same as the UK and in South Africa; being 220/230V.
South Africans will need to buy a square pin adapter (same plugs as UK). Do not leave appliances plugged in all day, as there are many power fluctuations, which might destroy them.
STAYING IN CONTACT
Most of the large resorts and hotels will provide WIFI but some of the small accommodations might not have a connection and if they do it might be very slow or an extra charge which could be expensive. There are internet cafes in Stone Town where you can go online at a charge per hour.
WHAT PAYMENT METHOD IS ACCEPTED
Latest Exchange Rate: TZS 1 = ZAR 0.0077 (June 2023).
The recommended currency is USD $1 = R18.74 (June 2023)
The currency used in Tanzania is Tanzanian Shilling (TSH). They do not accept ZAR, so you will have to convert your money into US$ and when in Tanzania either use the US$ or convert it into TSH. Remember to convert your TSH back to US$ before coming back to SA, as you will not be able to convert TSH into ZAR. The best currency to take is in US$ in cash, preferably smaller denominations as it will be easier to change. Credit Cards are accepted at the larger resorts, but the smaller resorts and local shops do not accept credit cards. ATM’s are not readily available. Please note that US$100 and US$50 bills printed in or before the year 2006, are no longer accepted as valid currency in Zanzibar or Tanzania.
Cool clothing is advised. A light sweater/windbreaker may be used in the late evening or early morning. Resorts and Public Areas: It is important to remember that Zanzibar is a majority Muslim country and therefore dressing appropriately is a must. Attention for woman: Bikinis/short shirts or high cut shorts on the beach and at the resort are fine but when walking through the towns and villages, women should wear conservative clothes e.g., longer shorts or shirts and tops which cover the shoulders, not just to avoid attention but also to respect the local culture.
Always ask permission before taking photos of anyone, including children, and respect people’s privacy. We suggest that you try to engage with the locals rather than simply taking pictures. Cultural exchange is a two-way street and you are also an object of fascination.
- Certification must be presented as well as a log book and dive insurance
- Safety: Every diver needs to be equipped with a diving computer, SMB and drop line which is to be deployed at the end of each drift dive after completing the safety stop
- Please be sure that your dive insurance is comprehensive & up to date before departing on your diving trip.
- Always follow safe diving practices at all times.
- Alcohol Consumption: If alcohol is consumed in between dives by an individual then they will be required to refrain from diving for the remainder of the day
- Flying After Diving: A minimum surface interval of 18 hours must be allowed prior to flying or going to altitude