Pongwe Beach Hotel
Pongwe, about halfway up Zanzibar's east coast, has a real gem of a beach - true Indian Ocean style - making Pongwe Beach Hotel an authentic paradise retreat. The bay's clear blue waters, protected by the reef one kilometre from the shore, are ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
An unassuming and mellow hotel, it concentrates on simplicity with style. Food is one of the highlights at Pongwe. Consultant chef Adrian trained to gourmet standards in Europe, and meals are served in a big palm-thatched building overlooking the beach, There are only 16 cottages, lending the hotel a wonderfully intimate air. Zanzibari in structure, with palm-leaf thatched roofs, mosaic floors and handmade wooden furniture, they're set right on the beach front or 20m back amongst the beautiful green gardens. An absence of TVs or radios means the whole place is blissfully quiet.
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Honeymoon to Kenya & Tanzania
It's difficult to put into words what this trip meant to us. Both of us being on the front lines of the pandemic, having to postpone the trip and change our entire itinerary once meant that we were more than ready to take our honeymoon. This trip far exceeded either of our expectations. The sights …Read full review
Honeymoon to Tanzania
Incredible trip! It was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. My husband and I would have never been able to plan such a well organized trip like this on our own. It seems like Mahlatini works with such amazing companies that you can't go wrong! From the accommodations to the personal guides…Read full review
Family holiday to Tanzania
We absolutely loved this trip. The lodges were all fantastic and well located and our guide with Predators Safari Club always made us feel safe, cared-for and welcome. The experience of being on safari with so few other travelers was a once in a lifetime experience.Read full review