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  • Where exactly is Villa Thamani located?
    On the north / east coast near the famous Kiwengwa beach.

  • How far is the villa from Stone Town / Zanzibar airport?
    Approximately 40 minutes drive from Stone Town and the airport.

  • Is this position on the coast convenient to be able to do all the excursions always returning within the day?
    Pwani Mchangani is a great location from which to explore the island. It is a paradise for water sports and very central, with the main roads paved, and each excursion allows you to return comfortably in the day without long journeys by car.

  • What time is check-in and check-out?
    Check-in at 14:00 and check-out at 10:00; however, by agreeing in advance, it is possible to modify them according to scheduled arrivals and departures. Ask if you need different times: we will try to find a solution for every need.

  • Is it necessary to take antimalarial tablets?
    No vaccination is mandatory. The villa is in a ventilated position and it is difficult to see mosquitoes.

  • Where is the nearest hospital or doctor?
    There is a doctor in the area for minor ailments. We recommend that you bring a personal first aid bag. However Stone Town has well-stocked pharmacies and some Western hospitals.

  • I want to rent a car: what can I do?
    Renting a car is simple and great for day trips. We can offer a driver and a car for daily or longer term rental. Rates on request.

  • How far is the nearest shop?
    The small shops of Pwani are just a few minutes' walk away. The supermarket is about 10 minutes on foot, the best-stocked one is in Kiwengwa, 6 km from the villa, reachable by taxi (motorbike or car) in 5 minutes.

  • Are there any restaurants nearby?
    Yes, there are both local and international restaurants, all within walking distance.

  • Where can you buy fresh fish?
    Directly on the beach in front of the house, every day, by the fishermen of the village. Our staff will be at your disposal to help you in the purchase and will inform you of the arrival of the fishermen's boats to win you the best fish.

  • If we book the chef, will he take care of making the initial and daily shopping list (obviously at our expense)?
    Of course! Upon your arrival you will agree with him the basic necessities to be purchased; subsequently, every day, you will communicate your menu and he will take care of buying the necessary to prepare it. If you want, he will accompany you directly to the supermarket.

  • Is it possible to book your chef for lunch only or for dinner only?
    Of course: it is sufficient to report it in advance in the requests or directly on site to our contacts.

  • Where can I buy alcohol?
    Drinks can be purchased on arrival or at local shops in Pwani or Kiwengwa. There are both cheap local spirits and international spirits.

  • Do power outages often occur?
    Power outages are not common in the Pwani area, but if this happens, the villa is equipped with a generator that will be activated by the staff when needed.

  • I would like the maid service available all day: is it possible?
    Yes, it is an extra service and it is sufficient to request it when booking, or if you decide after arrival, ask our contacts directly.

  • Are there ATMs nearby?
    No. There are only reliable local people who change money. We suggest to withdraw money in advance upon arrival: there are offices that change money right outside the airport. The Tanzanian Shilling (Tsh) is the preferred currency with predominantly cash transactions.

  • Is it safe for women to vacation alone in Zanzibar?
    The island of Zanzibar is predominantly Muslim, a society in which women and children are protected and respected. The whole east coast of Zanzibar is free of mass tourism and therefore quiet and peaceful. It is safe to walk the beaches and interact with the locals.

  • Is it safe for children to swim in the sea?
    The east coast of Zanzibar is protected by a coral reef about 2km offshore, swimming is safe, and the sea is subject to tides.

  • Is it true that I can't swim during the low seas?
    It is true, swimming cannot be done on the shore because the sea recedes for about 1 kilometer and offers a characteristic landscape, with white strips of sand interspersed with small natural pools, where it is possible to lie down and sunbathe immersed in the water. low. If you want to swim in these hours, it is possible to walk to the coral reef: a beautiful experience that only the tides allow to live.

  • Are there any major chain hotels or resorts in the area?
    The east coast has some large hotels such as the Melia, which is a few kilometers away, but the resorts are mostly small / medium in size, and are located along this beach, which makes it very quiet and familiar.

  • Can we take local transport?
    Local transport is a lot of fun: it's called “Dalla Dalla” and it's a small bus that connects the various towns. Or there are the "BodaBoda" which are scooters with driver, which take you wherever you want for a few pennies.

  • It's my birthday, can we have a party and a bonfire on the beach?
    Yes, of course and the bonfire can be organized with the help of our staff.

  • Is it possible to have a cot?
    Yes, specify the request at the time of booking and based on availability, we will let you find the cot in the room

  • What activities are there for teenagers?
    Snorkeling, diving, jet skis, kite surf board hire, fishing, swimming, football on the beach or in the village.

  • And the nightlife?
    Pwani is a very quiet area, but within a 10 minute walk of the beach there are some very famous clubs that have disco nights.

  • How do we get from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar?
    Frequent flights between mainland and island: try Precision, Coastal, Zanair. Ferries also depart from Stone Town and are a great way to explore the coast, check out AZAM.

  • Do you have a taxi service?
    Yes, on request, to and from the airport and for any other route or excursion. Report your requests in the notes at the time of booking.


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