Experiences in Zanzibar

Locality

Average Day Temperatures:
32 ˚C (December to March)
30 ˚C (April to May)
29 ˚C (June to September)
31˚C (October to November)

Electricity: 220V
International adaptors are available on a returnable deposit basis.

Currency: Euro (EUR), US Dollar (USD), Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
All Credit Cards are accepted.
No cheques accepted.
ATMs are available in town where cash can be withdrawn using Maestro or credit cards.

What to Pack

  • Clothing that covers shoulders, the midriff and thighs
  • Hiking boots and/or walking shoes
  • Beachwear and swimwear
  • Hat
  • High factor sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Child-sized snorkeling gear if travelling with children
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera and underwater camera
  • Backpack

Health

There are several pharmacies, good doctors and hospitals in proximity to the lodge. In 2009, the World Health Organisation declared that malaria had been eradicated in Zanzibar. It is, however, recommended that guests pack in insect (particularly, mosquito) repellent and anti-itch or antihistamine cream. Visitors to Tanzania and Zanzibar are required to have a Yellow Fever vaccine and to present the certificate (or certificate of exemption from a medical professional) upon entering the country. It is further recommended that guests contact their local travel clinic for advice on the necessary precautionary measures for visits to this region.