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Dar House Zanzibar is available exclusively to one booking at a time - whether that be a honeymoon couple or even a party of eight - at a new price that will make clients want to say for a while. Located on Michamvi Pingwe Beach in the south east of the island, its a perfect finale to end a safari or as a standalone beach holiday.

Dar House has four ensuite bedrooms - with two double rooms at the front of the property that open out on to the private gardens and the Indian Ocean, along with two more twin-rooms to the rear of the house. There is a large courtyard/lounge area in the centre of the house, along with an upstairs open-fronted mezzanine floor, ideal for dining or relaxing out of the sun.

A serpentine pool weaves through a tropical garden of bold colours and verdant palms, a deck for dining and lounging looks out to sand and lagoons, plus an inner courtyard for privacy and four large ensuite bedrooms of pared-down, tropical chic, and louvered light. The high tide laps the garden wall, receding to reveal rock pools and the golden sandbank that leads out to a permanent azure swimming lagoon, Dar House is definitively a beach house!

The house comes with a chef/manager, butler, housekeeper, gardener and watchmen. Concierge services ensure that they help clients to do Zanzibar in style, their way, the right way.

The food is deliciously simple and fresh, mostly very local and generally organic, coming, whenever possible, from the beach out front and the garden out back....served where and when your guests want it!

A long strip of powder-fine sand beneath the shifting shade of postcard-perfect palms, Michamvi Pingwe is as pristine a tropical beach as they come. And, best of all, it remains pretty much untouched by tourism. The beach is special, but with only two other restaurants available, one of thatched beach chic, the other the famous Rock Restaurant , we can’t say its lively: just very friendly, totally unique and very easy.

Rack Rates 2014 / Exclusive use

10 Jan-12 Apr / 28 Apr–24 July /5 Sept-15 Dec (minimum stay 2 nights)

2 adults : $800 / 2+ adults (max 8) : $1000

13 Apr-27 Apr / 25 Jul-4 Sept / 16 Dec-9 Jan (minimum stay 3 nights)

2 adults : $1440 / 2+ adults (max 8) : $1800

****Stay 4 nights for the price of 3

****Honeymoon Special : Stay 3 nights and receive a free Indian Ocean sunset cruise on a private dhow.

For more information on Dar House, please contact Tim Henshall at Kamili on 0115-937-7475, email [email protected] or see our website

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Tuesday, 03 September 2013 10:10

All yours: Dar House, Zanzibar

This stunning private beach house sits on a delightful stretch of pale golden sand at Michamvi Pingwe beach in south-east Zanzibar, beside the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

With two en suite double bedrooms that open right onto the ocean, plus one twin room, this elegant house is ideal for honeymooners, families, or groups of friends travelling together. A crystal blue pool weaves through the tropical garden of palm trees, whilst there is a deck for dining and lounging that looks out across the ocean.

Michamvi Pingwe beach is as pristine a tropical beach as they come, and best of all it remains pretty much untouched by tourism.  Enjoy this stunning location combined with private use of all facilities, staff and amenities at Dar House, this private beach house offers exclusivity and style at a surprisingly low tariff.

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Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:48

Affordable Mozambique honeymoons

How many enquiries have you had for honeymoons where they dreamt of spending time in a Mozambique luxury beach lodge, but they simply didn’t have the budget for it?

Well, here is the way to keep those customers; offer them Machangulo Beach Lodge. At just $275 pppn full board, for a high quality, top-end property, it is simply incredible value. Here, the lodge plays host to an area of beach that is untamed and untouched, hosting a unique battle between the open Indian Ocean and the estuaries of Maputo Bay. The lodge overlooks endless white beaches, pristine dune forests and estuaries bursting with life. Machangulo Beach Lodge offers guests an inviting and warm atmosphere keeping them calmly protected by the wonders of the natural environment outside.

Take a look at our website and click on ‘show gallery’ on the Machangulo page to see just how stunning this eight room lodge really is. Then contact them direct, or get in touch with Kamili for more information.

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Tsessabe the marketing representative for The Zanzibar Collection and Selous Riverside Safari Camp has put together an educational trip for the trade to visit and experience these beautiful properties in East Africa.

DATES:  1st - 6th DECEMBER 2013


2 nights at Selous Riverside Safari Camp. FB
1 night at Breezes Beach Club and Spa. HB
1 night at The Palms AI
1 night at Baraza AI


All accommodation and game drives
Airport transfers


International flights
Internal flights   - Special fare of USD180 including taxes  DAR/SEL/ZNZ/DAR is available
Items of a personal nature
Park fees for Selous Game Reserve


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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:03

Welcome The Mozambique Collection

SATOA would like to welcome The Mozambique Collection!

The Mozambique Collection brings together some of Mozambique’s most exciting destinations, with a collection of intimate, like-minded properties in Mozambique that provide a diverse range of experiences which all share an underlying principle – to offer the best in authentic luxury in the true sense, while creating a positive legacy for the local communities and environments in which they operate.

Unpretentious, yet meaningful, each member of the Mozambique Collection is selected because of it’s commitment to ethical and responsible tourism. The portfolio of members showcases the great variety of Mozambique, one of Africa’s most diverse, rapidly developing and beautiful countries.

Tel: +27823225240
Email: [email protected]
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:08

The Zanzibar Collection - 2014 Rates

The Zanzibar Collection have released their 2014 rates 
 To receive rates please contact us at: [email protected]


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African Hotels and Adventures (AHA), has been awarded the full management contract for Azanzi Beach Hotel in Zanzibar, marking the first step in the company’s stated intention of growing its portfolio of properties beyond the Southern African region.

Azanzi Beach Hotel is an all-suite boutique, beachfront hotel on the north-eastern shoreline of Zanzibar and comprises eight standard suites, 12 luxury suites, nine villas and six deluxe villas.  Each suite is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, a mini-bar, mini-safe and an air conditioner while the deluxe villas also include a jacuzzi and an outside shower. 

The hotel has conferencing facilities, a pool and pool bar, a dive centre and a deck that extends out onto Zanzibar’s silk-like white beaches.  Activities on offer include snorkeling or diving excursions, a dhow trip around the island, a trip to the historic Stonetown, spice tours, spa treatments and angling.

 For more information please contact:  [email protected] 
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Monday, 22 April 2013 11:14

Luxury Mozambique at an incredible price

Machangulo Beach Lodge, Maputo Bay, Mozambique.

Machangulo has just eight delightful rooms, and is only an hour speedboat trip out of Maputo- making it easily accessible- and it is definitely sensibly priced! Run by the Dunn and Nolte families, this amazing property is exactly our kind of place… and yours too.  

Located on a peninsular into the Maputo Bay, the lodge overlooks endless white beaches and the beautiful open ocean. Pristine and untouched dune forests surround it and there are estuaries bursting with life, all ready for you to discover.

Machangulo has a warm and inviting atmosphere, keeping their guests calmly protected from the epic nature outside.

Each chalet has it’s own en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and private deck. Whilst five chalets have a breath taking view of the ocean and Inhaca Island, the other three are intimately situated amongst the unspoilt Mozambique dune forest.  Walkways and staircases to the main buildings and the beach connect all these chalets.


See: for more information on this stunning property. 

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The Mauritius Minister for Tourism Mr. Michael Sik Yuen earlier this week made public the criteria to be used for the classification and grading of hotels across the island.

Aimed at enhancing the quality of services and reflect the reality of how clients see a hotel's standing vis a vis the present self styled allocation of 'stars', the new system was developed by the MTPA in close cooperation with international advisors, local stakeholders and tourism experts.

It is not clear though, if the Mauritius model of grading and classification of hotels, resorts, lodges, inns and restaurants has been done with any consultation with the other 'Vanilla Islands' to be comparable across other Indian Ocean main tourist destinations, similar to the development of East Africa's catalogue of criteria for grading and classification of hospitality businesses under the auspices of the East African Community, or if the Mauritius model has been developed purely for Mauritius alone and hence in some degree of isolation.

The question has been sent, if alternatively - RETOSA recently held a meeting of SADC tourism ministers in Port Louis - the new system has been harmonized with SADC or been aligned with other RETOSA member countries as a regular contributor from the island has questioned: 'It is all fair and good to put such a new system into place. But first, how capable is MTPA, how are the human resources in regard of training those doing the rating and grading. We all know how MTPA compares in the Indian Ocean region when it comes to promoting our tourism industry where others are capturing the limelight ahead of us. Secondly, were those criteria in any way created by looking at what other SADC members have done, or have we now reinvented the wheel. There are always close contacts with Seychelles, has their system been looked at and been compared?' Justified questions and perhaps answers will be forthcoming, so as the saying here goes, watch this space

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Wednesday, 07 March 2012 16:11

Mozambique Roadtrip

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