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A presentation developed for travel agents and tour operators selling travel to Africa. Providing an overview of key destinations on the Indian Ocean island, along with access info, price and ...

A presentation developed for travel agents and tour operators selling travel to Africa. Providing an overview of key destinations on the Indian Ocean island, along with access info, price and "classification" guidelines for each experience.



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  • Almanara Luxury Resort boasts six fully inclusive villas along with a spectacular Presidential Villa. Complete with personal chef and maid servicesVillasfully air-conditioned accommodation The Executive VillasEach of the six villas is fully air-conditioned, boasting 3 double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, plus a downstairs cloakroom. Decorated with local artwork and bespoke furniture, the open-plan dining and living areas offer you the chance to relax in the cool indoors of your villa. Alternatively you can choose to dine on the spacious verandah while the gentle breeze sweeps up from the Indian Ocean. The swimming pool and jacuzzi offer you the chance to cool down, whilst enjoying a cocktail at our sunken pool bar. 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathroomEach of the 3 double bedrooms boasts an en-suite bathroom and is individually air-conditioned. The master bedroom has a lockable safe, separate changing area and flat screen TV with DVD player and satellite channels.The Presidential VillaThis exclusive villa offers guests the chance to enjoy total privacy in one of the most stunning private houses on the East African coast. A magnificent glass walkway crosses your private Koi pond, providing a dramatic entrance to the grand reception hall. Fully air-conditioned throughout, the Presidential Villa boasts 5 ocean view double bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. A fully equipped study overlooks the private infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi, with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Key FacilitiesFor the active guest seeking excursions and something more active, Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving are a selection of the activities available. If a middle ground is more your thing you can hang up your wet-suit and let Almanara arrange a tranquil day out of whale shark and dolphin spotting or sand island trips for your enjoyment. Not to be overlooked are a Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Games Room all at your disposal as well as a Spa that simply speaks for itself.Fully stocked kitchen with Personal Chef & MaidWho wants to cook on holiday? Sit back and relax while your dedicated team of chef, maid and waiter make your stay as effortless as possible. They will create a custom menu according to your wishes, providing a completely bespoke service.Rooftop terraceFor guests craving that piece of privacy, the fully furnished rooftop provides a secluded area for you to unwind and read a book, or simply spend the evening stargazing. The rooftop also provides a great spot for a sundowner, where the sun can be seen setting over the Shimba Hills National Reserve. Swimming pool & JacuzziThe centrally located swimming pool blends into the lush gardens between the villas. If you don't fancy doing laps, then take a dip in the jacuzzi, which rests in the shade of the tree canopy above. The sunken pool bar allows guests to enjoy a wide selection of cocktails and bar snacks available throughout the day.DiningDine in the Sails Beach Bar and Restaurant where cuisine is inspired by both international and local flavours, with fresh seafood delivered daily. The restaurant alone is an unforgettable spectacle with an impressive structural design, under which you can enjoy a meal or cocktail whilst admiring the views.Getting ThereDistance from Moi International Airport, Mombasa: 50km (Approx 1hr30mins)Distance from Mombasa town: 45km (Approx 1hr)Distance from Likoni Ferry: 40km (Approx 45mins)Distance from Ukunda Airstrip: 7km (Approx 5mins) Private CharterAlmanara's brand new Cessna Grand Caravan can be chartered from Nairobi to Ukunda Airstrip (located 5 minutes from Almanara). The aircraft can also be used to access Ol Seki Mara Camp in the Maasai Mara, along with the other game parks and several other routes around Kenya.

Africa's Indian Ocean Destinations; Kenya, Zanzibar, Mozambique and Seychelles Presentation Transcript

  • 1. RM APTA Beaches of the Indian Ocean
    June 8, 2010
    Marett Taylor, A&K
    Kent Redding, Africa Adventure Consultants
    Sarah Fazendin, The Fazendin Portfolio
    Casey Gamba, Mango Safaris
  • 2. Today’s presentation will…
    Provide an overview of the top Indian Ocean destinations in Africa, including Kenya, Zanzibar, Seychelles and Mozambique
    Cover How to get there, key properties to know about in each destination, how to “classify” the properties, and general rate information for each
    Even if you have not been here before, you should come away with an understanding about the areas and what properties or experiences to recommend for your clients
    • Diani Coast (accessed by Mombasa or Ukunda)—
    1-1.5 hrs drive from Mombasa Airport with daily scheduled services from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta and Wilson Airports, (Kenya Airways and Air Kenya). ). Direct flights from England, Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy in to Mombasa are also available. Five minutes from Ukunda Airstrip, for private charters and a daily service to & from the Maasai Mara (sometimes seasonal)
    • Lamu area
    Daily flights from Wilson Airport, in p.m.
    • Kiwayu
    Daily flights from Wilson Airport, in p.m., about 15 minutes beyond Lamu/Manda stop
    • Honeymoon
    • 5. Family
    • 6. Group of friends
    • 7. Relaxation after the adventures of safari
    • 8. Interest in culture (Swahili culture)
    • Butler Service Villa w good pool and A/C—lots of privacy with great views (beach less important)
    • 9. Robinson Crusoe style ‘thatched’ huts on pristine beach
    • 10. Resort with lots of activities and amenities
  • Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 11. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 12. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 13. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 14. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 15. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 16. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 17. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 18. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 19. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
  • 20. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya
    • Honeymoon
    • 21. Family
    • 22. Group of friends
    • Butler Service Villa w A/C—lots of privacy with great views (beach not as good as other options)
    • Great service/food, some nightlife, golf, A/C, private pool
    • 23. Beach has ‘beach boys’ and swimming a bit rocky
  • Almanara, Diani, Kenya
  • 24. Almanara, Diani, Kenya
  • 25. Almanara, Diani, Kenya
  • 26. Almanara, Diani, Kenya
  • 27. Almanara, Diani, Kenya
    • Honeymoon
    • 28. Family
    • 29. Group of friends
    • Butler Service Villa w A/C—lots of privacy with great views (slightly better beach than Alfajiri)
    • Great service, private, clean w A/C, pool is NOT private
    • 30. Beach not totally private, but nice and flat for swimming
  • Map of Kiwayu, Kenya
    Need a map or something showing location, also is it still a short extension after the Lamu flight?
  • 31. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 32. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 33. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 34. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 35. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 36. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 37. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 38. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 39. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 40. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 41. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 42. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 43. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 44. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 45. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 46. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 47. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 48. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 49. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 50. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 51. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 52. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 53. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
  • 54. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya
    • Honeymooners who want activity around them
    • 55. Group of friends or couples
    • 56. Relaxation, yogis, artists, cultural interests
    • Low key ‘hotel’ with beach/Swahili town options and quirky crowd of artistic expats. Unique, unspoiled fishing village. Not resort or private really, this property is a mix of culture/beach.
    • Offers combination of Shela beach/village, Lamu Swahili town, and Euro-chic/bohemian crowd
    • 57. Great food, hands-on management, fishing options, dhows
    • 58. Lots of noise and activity in front of hotel, pool not big
  • Beach, Shela, Palm, Garden HousesLamu, Kenya
  • 59. Beach, Shela, Palm, Garden HousesLamu, Kenya
  • 60. Beach, Shela, Palm, Garden HousesLamu, Kenya
    One of he top bedrooms, Shela House
    Roof top, Shela House
  • 61. Shela, Palm, Garden HousesLamu, Kenya
    Garden House
    Shela House
    Palm House
  • 62. Beach, Shela, Garden, Palm HousesLamu, Kenya
    • Families or groups of friends or couples
    • 63. Relaxation, yogis, artists, cultural interests
    • Villa with basic service and Shela village/beach combo. More privacy than Peponi. Can get ‘village’ feel, but very authentic, not for those concerned about ‘immaculate’ streets
    • Offers purity/relaxation of Shela beach and Swahili culture
    • 64. Only Beach House has private pool/on beach. Others located in Shela village and rooms ‘enclosed’, some bedrooms hotter
    • 65. Need whole group to confirm and need to ‘manage’ catering a little bit, not as well serviced as an Alfajiri type villa
  • Lamu flight times, Kenya
    Air Kenya
  • 66. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya
  • 67. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya
  • 68. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya
  • 69. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya
  • 70. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya
  • 71. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya
  • 72. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya
    • Honeymooners who don’t mind possibility of families around
    • 73. Group of friends or couples
    • 74. Families, great property for kids
    • More of a small resort vibe with lots of activities, has its own part of bay, not near town. No A/C, but fans
    • Offers a great ‘hosted’ experience with Dyers/Roberts
    • 75. Great hands-on management, lots of activity
    • 76. Not a great beach, a bit muddy and can’t walk far
  • Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 77. Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 78. Map of Kiwayu, Kenya
    Need a map or something showing location, also is it still a short extension after the Lamu flight?
  • 79. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya
  • 80. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya
  • 81. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya
  • 82. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya
  • 83. Kiwayu, Kenya
    Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya
  • 84. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya
  • 85. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya
  • 86. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya
  • 87. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya
  • 88. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 89. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 90. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 91. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 92. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 93. Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 94. Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 95. Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 96. Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 97. Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 98. Kiwayu, Kenya
  • 99. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya
    • Honeymoon
    • 100. Group of friends
    • 101. Hardy families
    • Robinson Crusoe style ‘thatched’ huts on pristine beach but hot walk to beach and very rustic accommodation
    • Very open air, sand/sea ever present
    • 102. Very long, private beach for walks and pristine bay for swim
    • 103. Too ‘open’ for some clients
    • 104. Steep climb up to camp and down to beach each day
  • Thank you for coming to hear about the Kenya coast!
  • 106. TANZANIA
    • More than twice the size of California
    • 107. Just below the equator, south of Kenya
    • 108. 37 million people/142 tribes
    • 109. National Language: Swahili + English
    • 110. Nearly 900 miles of coastline
    • 111. Air service by KLM, Ethiopian, British Airways, Air Kenya + many more via connecting flights through Nairobi.
    • Zanzibar (Ungunja)
    • 113. Pemba – quiet, less touristy
    • 114. Small, private islands like
    Chumbwe & Mnemba
    • Mafia – natural and unpretentious
    • 115. Mainland coastline – not just for locals anymore.
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  • 122. Tips for Booking Tanzania’s Beach Hotels & Resorts
    4 words: Air conditioning + Swimming pool
    What type of hotels/resorts do your clients prefer?
    What activities do your clients most enjoy?
    In Zanzibar, allow time for Stone Town and at the airport.
    Remember to be respectful of Muslim culture.
    Be patient!
  • 123. Zanzibar
  • 124. Stone TownZanzibar Serena Inn
  • 125. Stone Town236 Hurumzi
  • 126. Zanzibar Beaches: KiwengaShooting Star - 3 Star
  • 127.
  • 128. Ras NungwiZ Hotel - 4 Star
  • 129. BwejuuBreezes – 4 Star
  • 130. PingweKarafuu – 4 Star
  • 131. KiwengaKempinski Zanzibar – 5 Star
  • 132.
  • 133. Mnemba Island Lodge – 5 Star
  • 134. BwejuuThe Palms – 5 Star
  • 135. Mega resorts so big they don’t fit in this picture.
  • 136. Mainland Beaches
    Ras Kutani – 1 hour south of Dar Es Salaam
    Pangani – Emayani Beach Lodge, south of Tanga
  • 137. Honeymoons
    Mnemba Island – Rated as one of the most romantic resorts on earth
    Pemba – Fundu Lagoon
    The Palms or Baraza– Very Exclusive
  • 138. Family
    Most places including Karafuu and Blue Bay
  • 139. Group of Friends
    Anywhere in Ras Nungwi – 20s crowd
    Kendwa – 30s crowd
  • 140. Resort Vibe
    Blue Bay
    La Gemma Dell’Est or any Planhotel properties
  • 141. Robinson Crusoe Vibe
    Twisted Palm, Zanzibar
    Chumbwe Island Lodge
    Pole Pole Resort, Mafia
    Matemwe Lodge & Retreat
  • 142. Sarah Fazendin, The Fazendin Portfolio
  • 143. Mozambique: In three words… “up and coming!”
  • 144. Mozambique: Long known for beaches, now also developing game reserves, leading sustainable properties, and other unique cultural experiences
  • 145. Sustainable Tourism Development in Mozambique
    Young safari professionals investing in Mozambique
    Small, boutique properties, eco- friendly and community based
    Intimate, luxurious without being ostentatious
  • 146. Key Beach Properties To Know About
    Benguerra Island: Marlin Lodge, Benguerra Lodge and Azura
    Ilha de Mozambique: Coral Lodge 15.41 and Nuarro
    Pemba: Guludo and Vamizi
    Lake Niassa/Malawi, alternate “beach” experience
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  • 148. Benguerra Island/ Bazaruto Archipelago
    Flight and Access Options
    Daily scheduled flights into Vilanculous, including direct flight from Kruger National Park in South Africa
    Regular 15 minute flights from Vilanculous to Benguerra Island, Pelican Air
    Can also do helicopter from VNX to Benguerra Island
  • 149.
  • 150. Marlin Lodge
    When to go
    Open year round
    What’s the vibe?
    Resort feel
    Very comfortable, but a larger property with services and vibe to match
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  • 154. Benguerra Lodge
    When to go
    mid-July – mid-September (warmer towards September)
    What’s the vibe?
    Perfect combo with safari, design and décor similar to safari property, fabulous hosting
    Horseback riding
    Laid back, personal
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  • 159. Azura
    When to go
    High season September - October
    What’s the vibe?
    High end
    Romantic, but watch out, rooms are close together!
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  • 163. Ilha de Mozambique
    Flight and Access Options
    Several daily scheduled flights into Nampula, 2 hour drive to coast
    Charter into the coast, Lumbo airstrip (13 km from Coral Lodge)
    5 hour drive from Pemba
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  • 165. Mozambique: Cultural Experiences in Ilha de Mozambique, world heritage site
  • 166. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 167. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 168. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 169. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 170. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 171. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 172. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 173. Coral Lodge 15.41
    When to go
    High season June - October
    What’s the vibe?
    Luxury yet laid back
    Ideal for families, lots of activities
  • 174. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 175. Coral Lodge 15.41
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  • 178. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 179. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 180. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 181. Coral Lodge 15.41
  • 182. Nuarro Lodge
    When to go: Open year round
    What’s the vibe?
    Locally built, owner run eco lodge
    Private beach, great for diving
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  • 187. Pemba/Quirimbas Archipelago
    Flight and Access Options
    Fly into Pemba, several flights daily from JNB, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Maputo
  • 188.
  • 189. Guludo Beach Lodge
    When to go
    August is peak month
    What’s the vibe?
    Relaxed, bare foot eco-luxury
    Four chalet types
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  • 195. Vamizi
    Getting there: 3 scheduled flights between Dar Es Salaam and Vamizi (Wednesday, Friday & Sunday) and 3 scheduled flights a week from Pemba to Vamizi (Wednesday, Friday & Sunday)
    When to go
    Peak season mid-July to mid-September
    What’s the vibe?
    “It’s like one big spa”
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  • 199. Lake Niassa/Malawi
    Flight and Access Options
    Via Lilongwe, charter to islands (Likoma Island)
    Drive from Nampula
    Most people do longer stays here
    Kaya Mawa
    Recently refurbished
    Nkwichi Lodge
    Laid back
    Part of Manda Wilderness Project
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  • 201. Useful Web sites
  • 202. Seychelles