Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa – Zanzibar, Tanzania
Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa is a stretch of lush tropical gardens nurtured over 10 hectares of virgin shore. Frangipani, Ylang Ylang, palms and fruits line the paths and shade the villas. Nungwi Beach, on the North West coast, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Indian Ocean.
Every evening the resort is charmed by dreamy sunsets, where hues of burnt orange and blushing rose are spectacled as Africa`s sun drops into the Indian Ocean. Wander through 10 hectares of enchanting tropical spice gardens, fondly tendered by softly-spoken Zanzibaris and rabble of soaring butterflies. The sense of space is absolute, inspiring freedom, seclusion and quietude: Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa is a the perfect playground for the tired minds of discerning guests seeking the ultimate relaxation and nourishments for mind, body and soul.
A synergy of mind, body and soul, the Hideaway Spa is a unique facility where excellence, luxury and tranquility meet for the ultimate experience. A full range of services, treatments, products and professional advice is provided by highly trained therapists.
Here is an enclave of elite luxury, with attentive butlers, private pools and access to your own pristine stretch of beach. From the moment you arrive you can abandon all cares; your butler will unpack for you, provide refreshments, and arrange all your leisure and reservations.
All rooms and suites have private terraces and stunning views over the inspiring gardens and Indian Ocean. They are designed for guests in search of seclusion and space. Interiors have a sophisticated contemporary style with subtle Zanzibar touches.
The four beach villas are extremely sought after; situated within the Privileged Area, guests soon discover why we are Zanzibar’s sole member of Leading Hotels of the World. Float in your cool pool refreshing your mind with the endless blue sea views and clear skies. Lovely Prestige Beach Villa can accommodate upto four guests or for the ultimate in spacious privacy choose the three bedroom Ocean Front Villa.
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Step off the boat or plane onto the Zanzibar Archipelago, and you’ll be transported through the centuries – to ancient Persia and tales of Shirazi merchants, to the courts of Swahili princes and Omani sultans, to the west coast of India, with its heavily laden scents.
For over 2000 years the monsoon winds have shaped the landscape and culture of these islands. Stone Town’s Indo-Arabian architecture provides an exotic urban backdrop for elderly men playing bao (a traditional board game) while women in their bui-bui (Islamic cover-alls) pause to chat.
On Pemba, clove farms creep up the hillsides and farmers load crates of mangoes onto outbound boats. And, along the coast, village life remains steeped in tradition as fishing dhows set sail on high tides and women farm seaweed off powder-white coral sands. With its tropical tableau and unique culture, the archipelago offers the quintessential Indian Ocean experience.
Wildlife, beaches, friendly people, fascinating cultures, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mt Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package.
More than almost any other destination, Tanzania is the land of safaris. Wildebeest stampede across the plains. Hippos jostle for space in muddy waterways. Elephants wander along seasonal migration routes and chimpanzees swing through the treetops. Throughout the country, there are unparalleled opportunities to experience this natural wealth: take a boat safari down the Rufiji River past snoozing crocodiles in Selous Game Reserve; watch giraffes silhouetted against ancient baobab trees in Ruaha National Park; sit motionless as waterbirds peck in the shallows around Rubondo Island; and hold your breath while a lion pads in front of your vehicle in Ngorongoro Crater.
Wherever you go in Tanzania, opportunities abound for getting to know the country’s people and cultures. Meet red-cloaked Maasai warriors. Spend time with semi-nomadic Barabaig near Mt Hanang. Experience the hospitality of a local meal and the rhythms of traditional dance. Chat and barter at local markets in the Usambara Mountains. More than anything else, it is the Tanzanian people – with their characteristic warmth and politeness, and the dignity and beauty of their cultures – that make visiting Tanzania so memorable. Chances are you’ll want to come back for more, to which most Tanzanians will say ‘karibu tena’ (welcome again).
Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coastline is magical, with tranquil islands and sleepy coastal villages steeped in centuries of Swahili culture. Travel back in time to the days when the East African coast was the seat of sultans and a linchpin in a far-flung trading network extending to Persia, India and beyond. Relax on powdery beaches backed by palms and the occasional baobab; take in gentle, pastel-hued sunrises; immerse yourself in languid coastal rhythms; and sit beneath the billowing sails of a wooden dhow, listening to the creaking of its rigging.
Sending its shadow across Tanzania’s northern plains, Mt Kilimanjaro beckons visitors with its graceful, forested flanks and stately snow-capped summit. It is Africa’s highest peak and one of the world’s highest free-standing mountains. It is also home to the Chagga people, and to a wealth of birds and wildlife. Climbers by the thousands venture here to challenge themselves on its muddy slopes, rocky trails and slippery scree. The rewards: the thrill of standing at the top of Africa; magnificent views of Kilimanjaro’s ice fields; and witnessing the sunrise illuminating the plains far below.