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Hi folks

I am getting married in Zanzibar next year. We start in Tanzania for a safari for 4 nights then fly over to zanzibar for the wedding and the duration of the holiday. We are staying at Breezes Club and Spa on a half board basis.

Firstly, may ask anyone who has been here what the prices are like at the hotel for drinks and other stuff that isnt included in the board.

Secondly, because we are going on safari first, we can only take 15kgs in a soft bag, which I completely understand as they are only small planes but I have my wedding stuff to get there and dont want to cram it into a small bag. Has anyone else done this trip and how did you get around this problem.

Also what are the prices like in Stone Town if we wanted lunch out and a beer. Not sure how much to take spence wise.

Thank you Janet

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You could try emailing the hotel and seeing if they will take delivery of your wedding stuff by mail. You can send stuff reasonably cheaply via specialist carriers.

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That's a good idea. Many thanks. Jan

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As you have only 4/days for safari you don't need more than 2/changes of clothing. Therefore the rest can be for the wedding and beach stay.

A friend married a few years back and for the ceremony wore a lovely slip-dress* (it's very hot/humid on ZNZ especially if conducted outdoors), sandal heels (later to change into flats) and whatever cosmetics/hair items... managed under the 15Kg. Her hubby wore slacks and a simple white shirt.

*fancy fru-fru isn't realy necessary, but if any creases that don't come out by hanging is steam-filled bathroom, the hotel can steam out.

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okay, thats brilliant, thank you for the advice.

Regards

Jan

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Hi Jan,

Having arranged many weddings in Zanzibar this is a fairly common issue.... The main thing with the bags is they must be flexible, ie no hard cases as they may have to be 'squashed' in. Buying extra luggage space is inexpensive so it can be taken with you. The other is to arrange for it to be left in DAR and collected again on your way back from the safari before going over to Zanzibar. Speak to your agent and they should be able to help.

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