The word Zanzibar signifies a place of
tranquility and natural beauty.
It is an exotic island with a rich culture
and a unique history.
Zanzibar is where the Swahili culture was
born, a mixture of African Bantu, Persian
Shiraz, Middle East and even Asian
culture laid their roots on the island and
Various people from all over the world
venture off to this island for the ultimate
beach, snorkeling and seafood
THERE’S PARADISE, AND THEN THERE’S ZANZIBAR.
WARM HUMID TROPICAL
Being near to the equator, the islands are
warm year round and very humid.
The average high temperature one can
expect in February is around 29°C -
32°C during the day time. Nighttime lows
average at around 26° - 28°C .
End of February is a beginning of raining
season, and there is a possibilities of rain,
so just in case grab your umbrella.
Matemwe is suitated on the northeast
cost of Zanzibar island, framed by
coconut palms and white sands.
Matemwe beaach is one of the most
peaceful places on this tropical island.
With a shallow, coral - fringed lagoon it's
a perfect place to relax, and unwind after
a busy day. The beach itself is
magnificent – over 20 kilometers of
perfect white sand.
YOUR RETREAT WILL TAKE PLACE
3. A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRIP
Your Retreat Venue is a Tamani Villas. From its very inception, Tamani
Villas was always going to be more than a luxury travel destination.
Tamani Villas is a part of Tamani Foundation.
Tamani foundation is a non-profit organization located in north-east
Zanzibar in the village of Matemwe, whose vision is to support the local
residents in their pursuit of high quality early childhood and adult
This has been possible by establishing a thriving nursery school (on the
picture) for children ages 4 to 6, and adult classes to bring the benefits of
education to both generations.
The nursery program builds a strong foundation for the youngsters
to continue their primary education, while the adult program in
English and Computer provide adult learners with the essential
tools required to attain a job opportunity in Zanzibar’s thriving
To fund the running of the foundation, we have our beautiful
beach villas with private swimming pools that we have for rent. All
proceeds from the villas are directly channeled to the running of
the school. Your next holiday at Tamani Villas can make a change
for the people of Matemwe. Welcome – Karibu Sana!
The government of Tanzania requires proof
of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival if
you are traveling from a country with risk
of yellow fever (this does not include the
US). For the yellow fever free countries
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is not
Although Zanzibar is Malaria free island,
the risk is still there, especially if you are
travelling from Mainland. If precautionary
malaria tablets is a personal choice of
everyone, then using sprays/mosquito
repellents is highly reccomended.
You can obtain single-entry and
transit visas on arrival at the
port of entry into Tanzania.
All visitors must hold a passport
valid for 6 months.
Tourist Visa cost 50 USD for 3
months, single entry (USD 100
for citizens of USA).
While filling application form for
VISA at airport, please put hotel
address: Zanzibar, Matemwe,
HOW TO REACH:
You have 3 options:
1) Take a direct flight from your
destination to Zanzibar
2)Take a flight from Dar es Salaam
to Zanzibar. Average price is 75
USD. Precious Airlines or Coastal
Airlines are good choice,
3)Take AZAM ferry from Dar es
Salaam to Zanzibar. It's quite
convinient, ferry goes 2 Hours,
Economy ticket cost 35 USD.
5. What to bring with you:
Light summer wear
Spray - repellent
Your own medication (please inform if you have
special requirements, allergy etc)
We have Musallo and mohr, but you can bring
yours if you want to
NO NEED FOR TOWELS - you will have it at the
6. Have a unique adventure and
cultural experience along with
the most idyllic setting for pure
Please, see attached few
possible activities for your free
Massage with authentic Zanzibari oils - 40
Snorkeling in Mnemba Atoll - 25 USD
Spice tour - 15 USD
Cultural Tour to Zanzibari Village - 10 USD
Sunset Tour (shared boat) - 15 USD per
anything etra can be arranged upon request
Private Taxi to Stone Town (one way) 50 USD
Laundry: 1,000 Tzs per ps
Coconut Milk (Madafu) - 1 USD per ps
Lockers/safe will be available in every room
Every bed will have a mosquito net
We will be very grateful, if you fill the
feedback form after retreat
Thank you in advance!
Karibu - Welcome!
7. Exchange rate:
1 USD = 2350 Tanzania Shillings
1 AED - 600 Tanzanian Shillings
However, this has been fluctuating and may
change closer to your travel dates.
You can pay in dollars in most of places, but it's
better and easier to have Shillings in cash.
On the Villas payment by card is also possible,
however there is +5% bank subcharges.
Please bring cash in Tanzania Shillings with you.
After retreat stay:
If you want to extend your holidays after the retreat,
you can choose to stay at Tamani Villas (75 USD/per
day bed & breakfast) or 100 USD full Board*
Or we can connect you with any partnering hotel :)
Rates for Feb are vary from 60 USD
(1-2 star hotel ) and higher
*rooms are being booked very fast, if you are
planning to stay with us feel free to mail
10. Tamani Womens Retreat
1. Please describe your overall satisfaction with the retreat :
2. How was the venue?
3.What do you like the most?
4. What needs improvement?
5. What is the suggestions for topics for future retreats?
5. Any additional comments?
Thank you! Asante!