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CHANGUU ISLAND LODGE

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CHANGUU ISLAND LODGE IN ZANZIBAR

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Prison Island or Changuu Island is a part of Zanzibar's intriguing history. Sited off the western coast of Zanzibar, it is a haven for giant Aldabra tortoises and varied bird species. Exquisite white sand beaches, coral cliffs and enchanting pools cradled in rocks hidden in the lush tropical woods create the idyllic location for an Indian Ocean holiday in Africa. The accommodation on this island is an economy establishment with a strong colonial flavor. A long pier extends into the ocean where you can enjoy taking strolls while the free-form swimming pool with comfortable loungers all around is an inviting spot for relaxed sunbathing sessions. Changuu Island Lodge has rooms with sea vistas in two different locations and specifications. On the northwest of the island is a collection of 15 cottages built with naturally occurring materials with thatched roofs and painted mud walls that serve to keep the interiors cool. Wide patios allow for relaxing afternoons as you revel in the beauty of your surroundings. Zanzibari four poster beds draped with mosquito nets and colorful furnishings make the rooms comfortable while the ensuite bathroom includes twin vanities and an elevated stone tub. You could also stay in the southwest section of the island facing Stone Town where 12 cottages are located in the historic quarantine zone of Prison Island. A coastal-themed dining area serves you hearty meals while the bar is located in a refurbished old dhow.

You could also spend time on your oceanic vacation in Zanzibar scuba diving and snorkeling at varied reef sites, a haven for stunning varieties of coral. These gardens host an incredible diversity of reef fish like angelfish, clownfish, groupers, zebrafish, lionfish, parrotfish and many more. Side by side, you can spot eels, rays, turtles and sea horses to name a few. Take a boat ride to the mainland of Zanzibar and spend a morning of shopping in its capital, Stone Town. Here, you can wander among time forgotten alleyways picking up intricately crafted trinkets and artifacts. Also view the stately buildings, remnants of the island city's rich cultural heritage. The House of Wonders, Anglican Church, Sultan's Palace are only some of the architectural wonders you will see. The Jozani Forest is yet another distinct destination you must add to your primate travel in Tanzania. A conservation area for the rare red colobus monkey, its conservation institution has helped bring back this endangered species from the danger of extinction. Watch them grooming one another and feeding even as your expert AfricanMecca guide talks to you about the amazing species of flora and other smaller fauna, from birds, butterflies, frogs, lizards to suni antelope, sykes monkey and more. While traveling around Zanzibar, you could visit the famous spice and fruit plantations that were the cause of the conquered island seeing much strife in its heyday. Learn about the harvesting techniques and the flavoring properties of the spices. You will also enjoy tasting the luscious fruits such as shoki shoki, durian, custard apples, bungos, guavas, mangoes and many more. Go on an angling tour around the deep waters of Zanzibar aboard one of the custom-built motorized boat and revel in the experience of deep sea fishing for swordfish, marlins, wahoo, tuna and sailfish among others.

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AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • The Zanzibar Stone Town tour guide was superlative. He was outstanding and gave us undivided attention. We felt that was great value and to be escorted round the market place and slave stations was like walking in a living museum.
    Viv & Kirsty Turner - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
    Shelley Roberts - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
    Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
  • Greetings to you and our most fervent thanks for a wonderful trip of Kenya, Zanzibar, South Africa & Victoria Falls. Everything went very well. This was truly a perfect vacation. Thank you so much for all your arrangements.
    Adrienne & Barrie Carter - Canada
  • We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
    Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
  • Ras Nungwi was a beautiful property, the pristine white beach not more than forty feet from our lovely room, the Indian Ocean sublime. Raza, it was the vacation of a lifetime, again, thanks so much.
    Jamie Davis & Liudmila Kondakova - California, United States
  • Dear Raza, I want to thank you for being the very best travel partner to design and arrange our spectacular trip to Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. I have already recommended you to several of my friends and colleagues.
    Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States

TOUR AND BEACH ACCOMMODATION TRIP IDEA FOR CHANGUU ISLAND LODGE IN ZANZIBAR TANZANIA

When beach vacationing at Changuu Island Lodge in Zanzibar, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding island attractions and cultural activities after your Northern Tanzania safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro or Southern Tanzania parks such as Selous and Ruaha.

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