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Birthday surprise - Romance travel

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Birthday surprise - Romance travel

Hi,

My wife will turn 30 in August 2018 and I would like to plan a vacation as a surprise.

Vacation style:

It is a mix of sunbathing style with some sightseeing tours (not massive). We are nature lovers (we had a blast in the Black Forest). We like the beach and waterparks. Also some relaxation time in the resort itself.

Dates:

It will be in August 2018. How's the weather in August?

Budget:

Well, this is the hard question. Our plan is for maximum one week of vacation and I think the budget will be limited to 2,000 - 2,500 EUR the maximum, without the spendings in Zanzibar.

This is the starting point of my plan, and I need ideas and suggestions for options and attractions in Zanzibar that will match our style and budget.

I hope the info above would be sufficient for this starting point.

Thank you in advance

Fouad

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1. Re: Birthday surprise - Romance travel

Go North of zanzibar and visit such like jozani forest,stone town and the rest days yo the water sports

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2. Re: Birthday surprise - Romance travel

Thanks

Where should we stay in Zanzibar? Any specific area?

Any recommendation of resorts/hotels?

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3. Re: Birthday surprise - Romance travel

Ras Nungwi beach hotel or

langi langi beach bungalows

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My wife and I were there last month, we spent 2 nights in Stone Town, 2 nights in Jambiani and 4 nights in Nungwi, we were incredibly happy with our stay in every place (we didn't do resorts though)

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5. Re: Birthday surprise - Romance travel

Hi Ayoub

Can you please let me know the hotels you have been? Anything to do outside the hotel?

Thanks

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6. Re: Birthday surprise - Romance travel

We have just come back and stayed at Z hotel, it was fab. Langi Langi very basic and a bit scruffy looking.

Z is like a boutique hotel, spotlessly clean and friendly staff on the best part of Nungwi beach. Gorgeous roof top bar for drinks and sunset.

You won’t be disappointed.

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7. Re: Birthday surprise - Romance travel

Thanks for the hotel tip. I see no AC in the rooms...

I heard also that there is no nightlife there. Everything is closed early and nothing to do outside of the hotel in the evenings.

Is that right?

Except for the watersports that Zanzibar allows, which not our favourites in this case, I read also about a zoo in Zanzibar and the larger safari in Tanzania.

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8. Re: Birthday surprise - Romance travel

Aircon in room.

There are a few bars and restaurants and one place had a party night, I think that was Thursday.

If your budget allows you may be better doing the safari first then exploring StoneTown for a few days and doing the trips from there then up to Nungwi to relax before you go home or vice versa.

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