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Jan 5th, 2006, 05:56 PM
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We are taking a 7 day safari in June with Roys and afterwards will spend about 5 days in Zanzibar. We enjoy snorkeling & beach walking. We are a diverse group. A 14 year old, 82 year old & 2 40 somethings. Does anyone have any suggestions for reasonable beach accomodations? We were thinking of either Matemwe Beach Guesthouse or Pongwe Beach.

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Jan 6th, 2006, 06:26 AM
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Both are good choices.

However, neither has air conditioning and June (year 'round, for that matter) is hot and humid. If this is a concern, especially for the "mature" adult in your group, inquire about properties with a/c.

Breezes and Blue Bay both have a/c. Both larger than Matemwe and Pongwe, you'd have to see how these fit with your budget... maybe the same or a bit higher - ask Roys about others.

 
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Jan 6th, 2006, 02:07 PM
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Hello Sandi,
Thanks for the information. You're right AC would be nice. I was under the impressions that the fan & sea breezes would suffice.
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Jan 6th, 2006, 02:21 PM
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Audrey -

Sometimes the fans and breeze are sufficient, sometimes not. There is no guarantee of a breeze and depending on where or how your room/cottage is positioned it might not pick up a breeze.

So, just a consideration.
 
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Audrey,

I am not an a/c person, but I would really hesitate to book a place with no a/c for an 82-year-old. And this is coming from someone who has been looking longingly at Pongwe for almost 2 years!

However, do a search for those and other Zanzibar beach properties on this board; you'll find many comments from people who have visited.

Best of luck, and please enjoy your holiday--and your planning.

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Jan 6th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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Sandi,
Thanks for the info. I'll check out the other hotels.
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Jan 6th, 2006, 02:55 PM
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Audrey -

Check the below:

http://www.encounterzanzibar.com/index.htm

Lists many of the properties available on Zanzibar Island. Matemwe and Pongwe are on the Northeast coast. So too is Blue Bay. Breezes is on the Southeast coast. Any hotel with "bungalow" or "cottage" in the name, not likely to have a/c. The site a good guideline for when your speak further with Roys.


 
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Jan 6th, 2006, 04:14 PM
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I just come across a gorgeous but not expensive beachfront villa I have on my list for a future family trip. Although it looks fab, it does not have AC. Take a look though at Villa Kikadini in the following links:

www.escape-zanzibar.com/VK1.html

www.i-escape.com/hotel.php?hotel_key=ZN016
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make that I came across...sorry for the typos
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