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Clove Beach Holiday

An idyllic beach retreat tucked away at an isolated, sandy cove, this great-value beach holiday is a great place to rest up after an active safari and reflect on your wildlife experiences.

Clove Beach Holiday: Summary

Clove Beach Holiday in a nutshell

Spend five nights at a picturesque cove on Zanzibar’s east coast. On this suggested beach holiday you’ll stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel – a small retreat full of Zanzibari charm and character. Great-value, simple and unpretentious, it offers friendly service and a laidback atmosphere. We love the beach here – one of the prettiest on the island.

Pongwe’s secluded location makes the beach peaceful and serene, and perfect for rest and rejuvenation after a safari. Even at high tide, when you can swim from the beach, there’s plenty of space on the sands under the coconut palms. And when the tide is out, you can put on some reef shoes and explore the rockpools of the exposed lagoon, looking for shells and starfish in the shallow waters. Laze by the pool or relax in a hammock under the palms.

Plentiful activities are on offer: go in search of Zanzibar’s colourful marine life around the nearby islet of Mnemba Atoll, which has some of the best snorkelling and diving on the island; or take a day trip to historic Stone Town, to explore the labyrinth of alleys and visit a spice plantation en route.

At a glance

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport
5 nights Pongwe Beach Hotel - East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar Half Board
Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Days 1-6

Nestled between two outcrops of coral rock and on a secluded stretch of white-powdery beach, Pongwe Beach Hotel was opened in 2001 and has gone through various upgrades since. It's a quiet, simple and great-value little lodge on a sheltered cove, dotted with palm trees, hammocks and sun loungers. At high tide the water cuts Pongwe's stretch of beach off from the rest of the east coast, while at low tide you can walk around to nearby coves, including to the immediate neighbour to the north, Tulia.

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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel

East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Clove Beach Holiday.

  • Relax and unwind on a quiet, palm-fringed beach
  • Take a dip in your ocean view infinity pool
  • Walk out of your cottage & step onto powdery white sand
  • Take a snorkelling trip to the Mnemba Atoll
  • Enjoy day trips to Stone Town & a spice plantation

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Clove Beach Holiday: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • Boat trip

  • Kayaking

  • Scuba-diving

  • Snorkelling

  • Watersports

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Side-trips whilst on this beach holiday

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Clove Beach Holiday. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest Tour

Half-day or combine with other tours

For nature lovers, Jozani Forest is a must. One of the last sanctuaries of the red colobus monkey, it features a diverse range of habitats, from mangrove forests to salt marshes. Keep your eyes peeled for other forest residents, including Sykes’ monkey, bushbabies, duikers and more than 40 species of bird.

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Jambiani Village Tour

Jambiani Village Tour

Half-day - mornings

Tear yourself away from the soft white sands of Zanzibar to get under the skin of the history and culture of Jambiani village. Join a knowledgeable local guide to discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in this traditional coastal village, with much of the profits being ploughed back into the community.

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