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Vipingo Ridge, with its perfect hilltop position overlooking the Indian Ocean to the east and the Chonyi Hills to the west, is one of the new wonders of golf in East and Central Africa.
This huge estate, enclosed within a 27 km stone wall, is Kenya's premier golf location. The estate is modelled on similar golf properties in Florida. Those who have had an opportunity to visit Vipingo Ridge will agree that this is the continents most prestigious golf resort outside South Africa.

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Enjoy the region without breaking the bank If you think budget accommodation means dingy rooms, hard beds and insects, then think again. When in Zanzibar, you can have a great stay without breaking the bank - and don't forget, money saved on accommodation means more shillings to spend on other things. PAJE BY NIGHT

For those wanting to chill out

For those looking for an active yet chilled out trip, Paje by Night is the perfect spot. Their famed yoga school attracts people from all over the world and the beautiful shallow water lagoon is the ideal place to learn kite surfing. The property's Italian chef offers some of the best fresh homemade pasta dishes this side of Sicily (we recommend the ravioli), with vegan options available. Accommodation is within a garden of palm trees about 100-metres from the beach. The beautiful and stylish detached facility on the beach offers sun beds and refreshments, with an emphasis on fresh and healthy food. Visit www.pajebynight.net to book or find out more. PRINCESS SALME INN Located close to the ferry terminal, Princess Salme Inn is ideal for visitors from Dar es Salaam. After breakfast on the shaded rooftop overlooking the harbour you can enjoy one of the property's guided day tours. The staff are friendly and helpful, there is free tea and coffee all day, Wi-Fi and good showers. Who could ask for more? Visit www.princesssalmeinn.com to book or find out more. ZENJI HOTEL For those wanting to peacefully explore For the best location in Stone Town, Zenji Hotel suits the budgeters who are after peace and comfort. Although centrally located, the hotel is surprisingly quiet. It has Zanzibari four-poster beds, en-suite bathrooms, balconies and plenty of amenities. Those guests staying at Zenji for three nights or more can take advantage of a free guided tour of the town from friendly staff members. There are also free airport transfers. Go to www.zenjihotel.com to book or find out more. NEW TEDDY'S ON THE BEACH For those wanting a romantic setting Located on a sunny beach in the southwest of the island, the venue features a candle-lit bar and a seated restaurant on the beach. It's an ideal place to meet other tourists, enjoy cocktails or simply relax in a hammock with a book. The on-site restaurant is run by one of the best chef's in the area and serves up delicious and fresh food. Bedrooms are private and have comfortable beds and the facilities are good; but what makes a stay at New Teddy's On The Beach so enjoyable is its atmosphere and the genuineness of its staff. Visit www.teddys-place.com to book or find out more. JAMBIANI WHITE SANDS BUNGALOWS For those wanting luxury The locally owned Jambiani White Sands Bungalows is a small and intimate property located on the southeast coast of Zanzibar in the quiet town of Jambiani, with the six bungalows positioned right up on the beach with private wall-out balconies. Few other budget hotels can claim to look and feel this luxurious. The hospitality is of a high standard and the food is excellent. In addition to the hotel, there are many other restaurants in the vicinity. If you want value for money, look no further. Visit www.jambianiwhitesands.com to book or find out more. MBUYUNI BEACH VILLAGE For those beach lovers  Halfway between Paje and Jambiani is Mbuyuni, on the quieter side of the island. Here you can forget about all your troubles and relax on the dazzling sands. Alternatively, if you feel active, the hotel offers snorkelling excursions every day and other tours on request. Accommodation consists of private thatched-roofed bungalows and patios overlooking the swimming pool. Take advantage of the massage services provided by staff and enjoy sundowners at the sea-facing restaurant and bar. All in all, Mbuyuni is the place to find seclusion and tranquillity. Visit www.mbuyuni.com to book or find out more. DUDE'S GUESTHOUSE For those who like water sports Not just for dudes - whoever you are, you are sure to settle in and feel at home (if, indeed, your home is a tropical paradise) at this Jambiani-based guesthouse. Take a boat to see the dolphins, or be lucky enough to catch a glimpse from the hotel. There is a socially active living space and easy access to the village. Dude, who runs the lodge, will help to make your stay as easy and pleasurable as possible. Visit www.dudesguesthouse.com to book or find out more. DAILY FLIGHTS F1y540 offers flights daily from Nairobi to Zanzibar (via Mombasa) for low and competitive prices.

 

 

 

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How perfect do you like your island idylls? 

Fancy a long weekend away from Nairobi? Already sampled many of Kenya’s best oceanfront hotels? Want to try somewhere different that is only a relatively short hop from JKIA? Well, you could do a lot worse than spend a few days in Zanzibar.If there is a problem with Zanzibar, it is choosing where to stay. It’s a tricky decision, but you can’t go far wrong with the Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa. And if you like your beach resort Swahili style – and who doesn’t –then this is the one.

Located in Kiwengwa on the east coast of Unguja, less than an hour from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, this is the premier property of the Bluebay Hotels Group. Dotted with over 1,000 palm trees and set in 30 spacious acres, the Blue Bay Beach Resort is classy and unhurried.

Accommodation
The spacious accommodation is offered in graduated levels of indulgence: If you are watching the shillings, choose one of the garden bungalows which overlook the resort’s beau Or trade up to a superior cottage with ocean views Junior suites are next to the ocean with a veranda, private garden and are worth paying extra for And for those with money to splash around, there are two ‘super-deluxe’ Sultan rooms where it is said that even pampered sultans would want to stay.

Often it’s the dining experience that really makes any stay – and the Bluebay doesn’t disappoint. The Makuti Restaurant has views over the swimming pool and the ocean beyond. Catering for those who have booked half-board, it offers various themed buffets with live entertainment

Special occasions

However, for that special occasion or for those seeking a truly gourmet evening, it has to be the sand-in-your-toes Bahari Grill. The Bahari serves some of the island’s tastiest seafood, Italian and most succulent steaks – all in the most romantic of settings. It’s best to pre-book a table, though. Alternatively, The Blue Marlin Restaurant offers beach barbecues and the pool bar boasts an enticing selection of wines and spirits.

This resort caters not only for those who prefer whiling away their time on the beach, but also for those who like action-packed days filled with activity. Even guests who want to combine business and leisure are looked after, with conference facilities, a 24-hour business centre and special group incentives.

Oasis Spa

The property also features the Oasis Spa, located on the beachfront. With palm trees haphazardly protruding through the thatch roof, the sound of cascading water and an abundance of beautiful exotic plants, it’s a truly heavenly setting. The spa offers a range of treatments with qualified massage and beauty therapists to help you unwind fun a personal sanctuary of your own.

Bluebay Beach resort & Spa is also home to the One Ocean Dive Centre, Zanzibar’s most respected 5-star PADI dive operator.
Visit www.bluebayzanzibar.com to book or find out more

Flights To Zanzibar Fly540.com offers flights daily from Nairobi to Zanzibar (via Mombasa) for low and competitive prices.

 

 

 

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Fly540 has won the World Travel Awards Africa's leading Domestic Ariline for the 5th time in row.

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Fly540 Kenya was delighted to take part in sponsoring the Kenyan Riders in  the 2019 Tour de Rwanda held from 24th February to 3rd March.

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Fly540 Kenya, East Africa’spremier low cost airline,is pleased to announce thatit hasincreasedthe frequency offlights betweenNairobi andLodwarfrom six to nine per week in response to popular demand.“We are pleased that we are able to offer our passengers greater availability and flexibility on this route,” said Don Smith, CEO of Fly540 Kenya. “Our flights are lowcost and offer passengers a more convenient form of transport than travelling by road.
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