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One day at the Spa…

Not everybody know, but beauty traditions are one of the hidden secrets of the Tanzanian coast. You will be surprised, spending some hours in the Spa of a luxury resort of Dar Es Salaam or Zanzibar… get prepared to be treated like a sultan!

Traditional beauty treatments are a precious heritage that still shows elements of the cultures’ mix living in these areas during the centuries. The local production of natural cosmetics flavoured tropical fruit, flowers and spices is just incredible. Stunning settings inspired to the ancient time will make your experience unforgettable.

Amazing scrubs, made by dried ylang ylang, jasmine, rose and other flowers, clove, sandalwood, geranium and rose water, and many more, are probably the most typical treatment loved by many local women. Spas add also some aromatherapy and relaxing massages with oils and essences. The best of the best? Choose a Zanzibari “singo” scrub, and you won’t get wrong!

If you like henna decoration, you can request one as well. Henna is made by pounding the dried leaves of ‘mhina’ plant, which is then mixed with water to form a paste. Decorations (floral are the most typical in Zanzibar, but also the Indian style is quite diffused, especially in the area of Dar Es Salaam) can be made on hands, feet and ankles: after the application you have to wait until the paste is completely dried, before removing the excess brushing gently.

Before getting back home, don’t forget to buy some perfumes, oils and essences… the Tanzanian art of beauty spa is a local excellency and the perfect way to complete your adventure in this beautiful country.

Luxury Hotels in Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam is the city of Tanzanian business, but also one of the most important arrival points for tourists heading to safari in the Southern Circuit, to the coastal areas and islands. You will need to relax and have a good sleep after a long flight and before leaving to your destination, and right here you will find excellent options to choose the perfect accommodation.

Our experts selected for you the best hotels available.

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

Hyatt Kilimanjaro

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, is a modern oasis in the heart of the largest Tanzanian city. The five-star hotel’s superb waterfront location, spectacular views of the harbour and Indian Ocean, and proximity to the city’s International Airport ensure it is among the best-situated luxury hotels in Dar es Salaam. It offers perhaps the finest accommodation to be found in any of Tanzania’s hotels, featuring 180 spacious and comfortably appointed rooms and suites with authentic hospitality, deluxe amenities and extensive business facilities to meet the needs of all travellers.

Southern Sun Hotel

Southern Sun

Conveniently located in the bustling commercial capital of Tanzania, Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam offers exceptional hospitality in an exotically elegant neighbourhood. With the beautiful botanical gardens as its backdrop, both business and leisure travellers can enjoy a host of modern facilities and services, combined with old world charm that adds even more to each stay. Choose between standard and executive rooms or suites, all of which cater to the demands of the modern traveller with ease. In-room amenities provided in each room include tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, air-conditioning, electronic safe, complimentary WiFi, 24-hour room service and wakeup facility to name but a few.

Best Western Plus Colosseum Hotel

Best Western Colossseum

Inspired from classic Greco – Roman architecture, this hotel offers complete facilities and relaxation. As part of your stay they offer complimentary use of their fitness club, including a swimming pool. The hotel is complimented by a top range Cleopatra’s Spa offering a variety of beauty therapies, massages and including Vichy Shower all services provided by an expert Balinese therapist. Restaurants include famous international franchises: Mumbai Spices and Smokin’ Joe’s Pizzeria.

Playing golf in Tanzania & Zanzibar? Excellent choice!

Not everybody know, but there are some golf locations in Tanzania that are very popular. It’s not difficult to figure out the reason – from the mountains to the sea landscapes are so various and incredible, not just a pleasure for the eyes but also a good ground for unique golf courses.

Today we want to give a some tips about where to go, if the goal is… playing great golf in superb places!

Kili Villa, best nearby the mountains

Kili Villa Golf
Discover an unprecedented golf course right on the doorstep of exclusive private villas. With spectacular all-round views, the course is undoubtedly one of the leading golf courses on the African continent. It actually is been listed in the “Top 10 Best golf courses of Africa” – with a spectacular scenery of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro.

Kili Villa Accommodation
You will be accommodated in a private villa distinctively decorated to showcase the best of local African design and craftsmanship combined with colonial style furniture. Built around a central private courtyard, each villa boasts a reception, living and dining room with the ground floor hosting 2 suites with bush or pool views and additional guest bathroom.

Sea Cliff Zanzibar, best nearby the sea

Sea Cliff Zanzibar Golf
The first and only course on the island of Zanzibar. This magnificent course, designed by Peter Matkovich, consists of an undercover driving range, practice greens, 9 holes, 18 tees, golf carts and clubs to hire. A qualified PGA Golf Instructor is also on hand for any tuition and tips.

Sea Cliff Zanzibar Accommodation
You can find accommodation at Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, an exquisite sanctuary of tranquility, peace & beauty, boasting 120 bedrooms, sparkling swimming pools and an abundance of many cultural cuisines. The resort is located on the Northern-West coast of the exotic Island of Zanzibar, and conveniently located a mere 20 minutes from the historical and eclectic Stone Town.

Gymkhana Golf Course, best in the city

Gymkhana Golf Course Dar Es Salaam
Opened in 1926, Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Golf Course is one of the world’s most spectacular golf course situated against the ambiance of the Indian Ocean. It is the largest golf course in East Africa and remains an excellent 18-hole par 72 running 7,530m with sweeping views down to the coast. The mild climate guarantees year round golfing and attracts many enthusiasts from colder parts of the world.

You can choose among many accommodation available in the surrounding area – including international chains like Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam The Kilimanjaro, Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel, Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam and Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam.

If you want to play golf during your trip to Tanzania, contact us at info@savannahtz.com. Our experts will be pleased to assist you!

Beyond Zanzibar. Best resorts on islands and coast

A brilliant choice for people who already came to Tanzania more than one time – and maybe are looking for something different from Zanzibar, for their beach relax. As well, for the ones expecting something special, best diving spots or romantic locations for honeymoon.

The coast and island of Tanzania can be a real surprise! Our experts at Savannah have collected a ‘top 5’ list of incredible beach resorts… for travellers who want to explore beyond Zanzibar.

Fundu Lagoon // Pemba Island

A remote and peaceful resort accessible only by boat, along the beautiful beach in the south-west of Pemba Island. 18 ‘makuti’ tented rooms can be reached by wooden walkways and sandy paths – 3 different levels available: standard, suite and superior. Whatever is your choice, you will enjoy the incredible Ocean view. The best advice we can give to the ones looking for total quiet and privacy.

Pole Pole // Mafia Island

One of the most exclusive eco-resorts in the world, it is renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere, and warm but discrete hospitality. A good balance of luxury and respect for local culture and environment, with a touch of style. Seven ‘Luxury bungalows suites’ and two ‘Family bungalows’, with large private verandahs and furnished with a Zanzibari bed, chairs, table and an armchair. Low environmental impact is the plus of this resort.

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge // Saadani National Park

Located on the beach in the middle of the Saadani National Park, the only place where you can experience untamed, untouched East Africa combined with the beauty of the Indian Ocean. The lodge offers five Maridadi suites, nine Classic Banda suites and one Siri Suite – each open on to the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean with verandas overlooking the beach. Plus amazing meals, that combine local fresh produce and professional skills to create sumptuous healthy and delicious dishes.

The Manta Resort // Pemba Island

Something different from most tropical islands… and it’s not about five-star luxury! If it’s serenity, close encounters with nature and a family of staff you crave, then the Manta Resort might be just the place for you. The resort is famous because of a private floating island with an underwater bedroom four meters below the surface – but the luxury bungalows on the coastline are incredible as well. At the rear of the terrace you will enjoy our excellent food and the lounge provides comfortable seating where you can socialise.

Ras Kutani // Dar Es Salaam

Even the big city can be a surprise… just a few kilometers driving on the southern side, you can find this luxury resort settled along the beach. The soul of Ras Kutani emanates from the never-ending stretches of creamy white sand, broken only by footprints and the lapping of the cool blue waves. From the breathtaking views from the private hillside suites, down through the rustling palm trees, to the beachfront cottages, overlooking the warms waters of the Indian Ocean, is paradise personified: the perfect secluded beach retreat on the Swahili coast.

If you want to include a beach destination and one of these amazing accommodation in your safari, contact us at info@savannahtz.com. Our safari expert will be pleased to assist you!