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

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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 "classification" guidelines for each experience.

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

  1. 1. RM APTA Beaches of the Indian Ocean<br />June 8, 2010<br />Marett Taylor, A&K<br />Kent Redding, Africa Adventure Consultants<br />Sarah Fazendin, The Fazendin Portfolio<br />Casey Gamba, Mango Safaris<br />
  2. 2. Today’s presentation will… <br />Provide an overview of the top Indian Ocean destinations in Africa, including Kenya, Zanzibar, Seychelles and Mozambique<br />Cover How to get there, key properties to know about in each destination, how to “classify” the properties, and general rate information for each<br />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<br />
  3. 3. LOGISTICS-KENYA COAST<br />THREE MAIN AREAS<br /><ul><li> Diani Coast (accessed by Mombasa or Ukunda)—</li></ul>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)<br /><ul><li> Lamu area</li></ul>Daily flights from Wilson Airport, in p.m.<br /><ul><li> Kiwayu</li></ul>Daily flights from Wilson Airport, in p.m., about 15 minutes beyond Lamu/Manda stop<br />GREAT ADVANTAGE IS REASONABLE PRICE OF FLIGHTS AND RATES!<br />
  4. 4. QUALIFYING THE KENYA COAST<br />FIVE MAIN REASONS TO ADD THE COAST<br /><ul><li> Honeymoon
  5. 5. Family
  6. 6. Group of friends
  7. 7. Relaxation after the adventures of safari
  8. 8. Interest in culture (Swahili culture)</li></ul>THREE MAIN BEACH PROPERTY TYPES<br /><ul><li> Butler Service Villa w good pool and A/C—lots of privacy with great views (beach less important)
  9. 9. Robinson Crusoe style ‘thatched’ huts on pristine beach
  10. 10. Resort with lots of activities and amenities</li></li></ul><li>Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  11. 11. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  12. 12. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  13. 13. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  14. 14. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  15. 15. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  16. 16. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  17. 17. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  18. 18. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  19. 19. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />
  20. 20. Alfajiri Villas, Diani, Kenya<br />APPROPRIATE FOR:<br /><ul><li> Honeymoon
  21. 21. Family
  22. 22. Group of friends</li></ul>PROPERTY TYPE<br /><ul><li> Butler Service Villa w A/C—lots of privacy with great views (beach not as good as other options) </li></ul>PROS/CONS<br /><ul><li> Great service/food, some nightlife, golf, A/C, private pool
  23. 23. Beach has ‘beach boys’ and swimming a bit rocky</li></li></ul><li>Almanara, Diani, Kenya<br />
  24. 24. Almanara, Diani, Kenya<br />
  25. 25. Almanara, Diani, Kenya<br />
  26. 26. Almanara, Diani, Kenya<br />
  27. 27. Almanara, Diani, Kenya<br />APPROPRIATE FOR:<br /><ul><li> Honeymoon
  28. 28. Family
  29. 29. Group of friends</li></ul>PROPERTY TYPE<br /><ul><li> Butler Service Villa w A/C—lots of privacy with great views (slightly better beach than Alfajiri) </li></ul>PROS/CONS<br /><ul><li> Great service, private, clean w A/C, pool is NOT private
  30. 30. Beach not totally private, but nice and flat for swimming</li></li></ul><li>Map of Kiwayu, Kenya<br />Need a map or something showing location, also is it still a short extension after the Lamu flight?<br />
  31. 31. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  32. 32. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  33. 33. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  34. 34. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  35. 35. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  36. 36. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  37. 37. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  38. 38. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  39. 39. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  40. 40. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  41. 41. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  42. 42. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  43. 43. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  44. 44. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  45. 45. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  46. 46. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  47. 47. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  48. 48. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  49. 49. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  50. 50. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  51. 51. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  52. 52. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  53. 53. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />
  54. 54. Peponi, Lamu, Kenya<br />APPROPRIATE FOR<br /><ul><li> Honeymooners who want activity around them
  55. 55. Group of friends or couples
  56. 56. Relaxation, yogis, artists, cultural interests</li></ul>PROPERTY TYPES<br /><ul><li> 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. </li></ul>PROS/CONS<br /><ul><li> Offers combination of Shela beach/village, Lamu Swahili town, and Euro-chic/bohemian crowd
  57. 57. Great food, hands-on management, fishing options, dhows
  58. 58. Lots of noise and activity in front of hotel, pool not big </li></li></ul><li>Beach, Shela, Palm, Garden HousesLamu, Kenya<br />
  59. 59. Beach, Shela, Palm, Garden HousesLamu, Kenya<br />
  60. 60. Beach, Shela, Palm, Garden HousesLamu, Kenya<br />One of he top bedrooms, Shela House<br />Roof top, Shela House<br />
  61. 61. Shela, Palm, Garden HousesLamu, Kenya<br />Garden House<br />Shela House<br />Palm House<br />
  62. 62. Beach, Shela, Garden, Palm HousesLamu, Kenya<br />APPROPRIATE FOR<br /><ul><li> Families or groups of friends or couples
  63. 63. Relaxation, yogis, artists, cultural interests</li></ul>PROPERTY TYPES<br /><ul><li> 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</li></ul>PROS/CONS<br /><ul><li> Offers purity/relaxation of Shela beach and Swahili culture
  64. 64. Only Beach House has private pool/on beach. Others located in Shela village and rooms ‘enclosed’, some bedrooms hotter
  65. 65. Need whole group to confirm and need to ‘manage’ catering a little bit, not as well serviced as an Alfajiri type villa</li></li></ul><li> Lamu flight times, Kenya<br />Air Kenya<br />Safarilink<br />Fly540<br />
  66. 66. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya<br />
  67. 67. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya<br />
  68. 68. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya<br />
  69. 69. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya<br />
  70. 70. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya<br />
  71. 71. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya<br />
  72. 72. Manda Bay, Manda, Kenya<br />APPROPRIATE FOR<br /><ul><li> Honeymooners who don’t mind possibility of families around
  73. 73. Group of friends or couples
  74. 74. Families, great property for kids</li></ul>PROPERTY TYPES<br /><ul><li> More of a small resort vibe with lots of activities, has its own part of bay, not near town. No A/C, but fans</li></ul>PROS/CONS<br /><ul><li> Offers a great ‘hosted’ experience with Dyers/Roberts
  75. 75. Great hands-on management, lots of activity
  76. 76. Not a great beach, a bit muddy and can’t walk far </li></li></ul><li>Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  77. 77. Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  78. 78. Map of Kiwayu, Kenya<br />Need a map or something showing location, also is it still a short extension after the Lamu flight?<br />
  79. 79. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya<br />
  80. 80. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya<br />
  81. 81. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya<br />
  82. 82. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya<br />
  83. 83. Kiwayu, Kenya<br />Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya<br />
  84. 84. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya<br />
  85. 85. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya<br />
  86. 86. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya<br />
  87. 87. Kiwayu Safari Village, Kenya<br />
  88. 88. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  89. 89. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  90. 90. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  91. 91. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  92. 92. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  93. 93. Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  94. 94. Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  95. 95. Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  96. 96. Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  97. 97. Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  98. 98. Kiwayu, Kenya<br />
  99. 99. Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu, Kenya<br />APPROPRIATE FOR<br /><ul><li> Honeymoon
  100. 100. Group of friends
  101. 101. Hardy families</li></ul>PROPERTY TYPES<br /><ul><li> Robinson Crusoe style ‘thatched’ huts on pristine beach but hot walk to beach and very rustic accommodation</li></ul>PROS/CONS<br /><ul><li> Very open air, sand/sea ever present
  102. 102. Very long, private beach for walks and pristine bay for swim
  103. 103. Too ‘open’ for some clients
  104. 104. Steep climb up to camp and down to beach each day</li></li></ul><li>Thank you for coming to hear about the Kenya coast!<br />
  105. 105. KENT REDDING,AFRICA ADVENTURE CONSULTANTS<br />
  106. 106. TANZANIA<br /><ul><li> More than twice the size of California
  107. 107. Just below the equator, south of Kenya
  108. 108. 37 million people/142 tribes
  109. 109. National Language: Swahili + English
  110. 110. Nearly 900 miles of coastline
  111. 111. Air service by KLM, Ethiopian, British Airways, Air Kenya + many more via connecting flights through Nairobi.</li></li></ul><li>TANZANIA’S COAST<br />
  112. 112. TANZANIA’S BEST COASTAL AREAS<br /><ul><li>Zanzibar (Ungunja)
  113. 113. Pemba – quiet, less touristy
  114. 114. Small, private islands like</li></ul> Chumbwe & Mnemba<br /><ul><li>Mafia – natural and unpretentious
  115. 115. Mainland coastline – not just for locals anymore.</li></li></ul><li>
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  122. 122. Tips for Booking Tanzania’s Beach Hotels & Resorts<br />4 words: Air conditioning + Swimming pool<br />What type of hotels/resorts do your clients prefer?<br />What activities do your clients most enjoy?<br />In Zanzibar, allow time for Stone Town and at the airport.<br />Remember to be respectful of Muslim culture.<br />Be patient!<br />
  123. 123. Zanzibar<br />
  124. 124. Stone TownZanzibar Serena Inn<br />
  125. 125. Stone Town236 Hurumzi<br />
  126. 126. Zanzibar Beaches: KiwengaShooting Star - 3 Star<br />
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  128. 128. Ras NungwiZ Hotel - 4 Star<br />
  129. 129. BwejuuBreezes – 4 Star<br />
  130. 130. PingweKarafuu – 4 Star<br />
  131. 131. KiwengaKempinski Zanzibar – 5 Star<br />
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  133. 133. Mnemba Island Lodge – 5 Star<br />
  134. 134. BwejuuThe Palms – 5 Star<br />
  135. 135. Mega resorts so big they don’t fit in this picture.<br />
  136. 136. Mainland Beaches<br />Ras Kutani – 1 hour south of Dar Es Salaam<br />Pangani – Emayani Beach Lodge, south of Tanga<br />
  137. 137. Honeymoons<br />Mnemba Island – Rated as one of the most romantic resorts on earth<br />Pemba – Fundu Lagoon<br />The Palms or Baraza– Very Exclusive<br />
  138. 138. Family<br />Most places including Karafuu and Blue Bay<br />
  139. 139. Group of Friends<br />Anywhere in Ras Nungwi – 20s crowd<br />Kendwa – 30s crowd<br />
  140. 140. Resort Vibe<br />Blue Bay<br />Breezes<br />La Gemma Dell’Est or any Planhotel properties<br />
  141. 141. Robinson Crusoe Vibe<br />Twisted Palm, Zanzibar<br />Chumbwe Island Lodge<br />Pole Pole Resort, Mafia<br />Matemwe Lodge & Retreat<br />
  142. 142. Sarah Fazendin, The Fazendin Portfolio<br />
  143. 143. Mozambique: In three words… “up and coming!”<br />
  144. 144. Mozambique: Long known for beaches, now also developing game reserves, leading sustainable properties, and other unique cultural experiences<br />
  145. 145. Sustainable Tourism Development in Mozambique<br />Young safari professionals investing in Mozambique<br />Small, boutique properties, eco- friendly and community based<br />Intimate, luxurious without being ostentatious<br />
  146. 146. Key Beach Properties To Know About<br />Benguerra Island: Marlin Lodge, Benguerra Lodge and Azura<br />Ilha de Mozambique: Coral Lodge 15.41 and Nuarro<br />Pemba: Guludo and Vamizi<br />Lake Niassa/Malawi, alternate “beach” experience<br />
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  148. 148. Benguerra Island/ Bazaruto Archipelago<br />Flight and Access Options<br />Daily scheduled flights into Vilanculous, including direct flight from Kruger National Park in South Africa<br />Regular 15 minute flights from Vilanculous to Benguerra Island, Pelican Air<br />Can also do helicopter from VNX to Benguerra Island<br />
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  150. 150. Marlin Lodge<br />When to go<br />Open year round<br />What’s the vibe?<br />Resort feel<br />Very comfortable, but a larger property with services and vibe to match<br />
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  154. 154. Benguerra Lodge<br />When to go<br />mid-July – mid-September (warmer towards September)<br />What’s the vibe?<br />Perfect combo with safari, design and décor similar to safari property, fabulous hosting<br />Horseback riding<br />Laid back, personal<br />
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  159. 159. Azura<br />When to go<br />High season September - October<br />What’s the vibe?<br />High end<br />Romantic, but watch out, rooms are close together!<br />
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  163. 163. Ilha de Mozambique<br />Flight and Access Options<br />Several daily scheduled flights into Nampula, 2 hour drive to coast<br />Charter into the coast, Lumbo airstrip (13 km from Coral Lodge)<br />5 hour drive from Pemba<br />
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  165. 165. Mozambique: Cultural Experiences in Ilha de Mozambique, world heritage site<br />
  166. 166. Coral Lodge 15.41<br />
  167. 167. Coral Lodge 15.41<br />
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  173. 173. Coral Lodge 15.41<br />When to go<br />High season June - October<br />What’s the vibe?<br />Luxury yet laid back<br />Ideal for families, lots of activities<br />
  174. 174. Coral Lodge 15.41<br />
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  180. 180. Coral Lodge 15.41<br />
  181. 181. Coral Lodge 15.41<br />
  182. 182. Nuarro Lodge<br />When to go: Open year round<br />What’s the vibe?<br />Locally built, owner run eco lodge<br />Private beach, great for diving<br />
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  187. 187. Pemba/Quirimbas Archipelago<br />Flight and Access Options<br />Fly into Pemba, several flights daily from JNB, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Maputo<br />
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  189. 189. Guludo Beach Lodge<br />When to go<br />August is peak month<br />What’s the vibe?<br />Relaxed, bare foot eco-luxury<br />Romantic<br />Four chalet types<br />
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  195. 195. Vamizi<br />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)<br />When to go<br />Peak season mid-July to mid-September<br />What’s the vibe?<br />Luxury<br />“It’s like one big spa”<br />
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  199. 199. Lake Niassa/Malawi<br />Flight and Access Options<br />Via Lilongwe, charter to islands (Likoma Island)<br />Drive from Nampula<br />Most people do longer stays here<br />Kaya Mawa<br />Recently refurbished<br />Nkwichi Lodge<br />Laid back<br />Part of Manda Wilderness Project<br />
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  201. 201. Useful Web sites<br />www.themozambiquecollection.com<br />www.mozambiquevoyages.com<br />www.fazendinportfolio.com<br />
  202. 202. Seychelles<br />

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