Zanzibar? And we thought it was expensive ...
Zanzibar seems much as expensive as far. And what can you get at the price of an average room in the Crimea?
On the island in eastern Africa, we have a very vague idea. Especially the most famous beach of Nungwi, because there are five-star hotels and such a magical coast, that it would seem that there is no reason to think about budget holidays.
To understand another continent, it is necessary to clarify that tourism came to Zanzibar with a fairly high level. Zanzibar people lived in their village, often without light and asphalt, and then - bang! On the best places began to appear luxury luxury hotels. Europeans got their bearings and decided to invest.
Such a special kind of occupation is tourist. Local business began to develop only now, gradually, with an eye on a high level. Therefore, the local business of Zanzibar cannot be compared with the grandmothers from Pitsunda. The latter did not have Hilton under his nose, but there are worthy examples of service.
But anyway, you can’t make a competition for big hotels, you can take it at the price.As a result, you live on the best beach of the island in a clean room at prices slightly different from Russia. Let's look inside one such hotel.
Nungwi House - simple name, the same name with the beach. Is not on the first line of the beach - there is occupation. It's a five minute walk.
The courtyard is internal, which is important, because local 80lvl curiosity, which is easy to take for impudence. Zanzibar costs nothing and starts staring at you for a few minutes or even hours if you are in a static position.
And the second point - around the hotel can be very unsightly. Just like in Russia - in some places there are no roads, the house next to me is squinting.
Therefore, Nungwi is surrounded by a wall, behind which guests can enjoy a cozy hammock, flowers and a terrace with tables where breakfast is served.
It would seem that competition is high and customers need to be kept in all ways. But no, in local hotels for breakfast can serve unripe fruit, sour coffee. Fortunately, this hotel is the opposite. We spent a month living in different places of Zanzibar and nowhere was such a hearty breakfast. No, no miracles, just always sweet fruits (on a plate for everyone), a big omelette, pancakes, several kinds of jam.So that every customer ate accurately, even if he came from Siberia.
The case when done with the soul. The painting in each room, cozy sunny yellow, nice details. Notice, without busting. And very clean.
Very often people think that in Africa there are cockroaches the size of a horse, snakes everywhere, and the locals do not bathe. This is a game, my friend. During the entire stay on the island (we traveled around for 30 days around the island) we met a dirty trick only 2 times. Yes, they were cockroaches, but friends - in comparison with Asia, the same Thailand, or even cooler - with India ... in Zanzibar, fabulous cleanliness and bezvtariye.
And the locals are very clean. Despite the fact that many do not have not only a washing machine, but also constant electricity, everyone’s clothes are clean and the rooms are kept in order very closely.
It is blasphemy to not tell about the beach now. In general, they are all magical in Zanzibar, but Nungwi Beach is special. There are no ebbs and flows, and in other places they are constantly. This means that half a day the water leaves the shore a few kilometers and it is impossible for a white man to reach it. It's a shame if you come to swim.
On the Nungwi this does not happen - you can splash all day.There are no waves either, and this gives Zanzibar a head start in front of, for example, the island of Bali. And in Bali you will not see such sand. Zanzibar is called the budget Maldives because of this. A small, up to plush soft sand, of such a white color, that it is better not to go to the beach on a sunny day - blinding your eyes.
Therefore, here you can safely invite fans of a beach holiday and even more - those who are skeptical about it. And you can relax budget. And there are charters from Russia.