A corner of paradise

White sandy beaches and crystal clear sea await you in Zanzibar


At the seaside, on the island of Zanzibar, The Dongwe Club welcomes you in its lovely gardens sloping down to an endless white sandy beach, where you can inhale the aromas of spices and sea. You will be enchanted by the lush vegetation and beautiful coral reef sea bottom. An unforgettable holiday to discover African wildlife, with forest excursions, safaris in Tanzania and swimming with the dolphins. We will make you live a tropical dream, but with Italian taste and tradition. The Zanzibar archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. It consists of two main islands, Unguja and Pemba, and a set of smaller islands including Tumbatu, Mnemba, Uzi, Mesali, Latham. Zanzibar, also known as the Spice Island, is the largest island on the East African coast. After being at the centre of interest of Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabs of Oman, the Dutch and the English, the island has in recent times become a part of Tanzania. The Shirazi Persians and Omani Arabs were those who stayed longest and created a kingdom and it is precisely their influence which is still visible on the island. The eastern coast is surrounded by a coral reef full of colourful tropical fish. Long sandy beaches and beautiful lush vegetation await you in this corner of paradise. Come and discover Zanzibar!

The resort

Zanzibar's most prestigious resort, the most beautiful beach on the island, the long pier with the sun terrace, are an ideal base for safaris in Tanzania

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  • Accomodation

    120 spacious and well-appointed rooms, divided into four types:

    Standard – Two single beds or a four-poster double bed with mosquito net, equipped with telephone, mini bar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning and veranda. Third bed available only in rooms with double beds.

    Superior – Located in two two-storey buildings. With a four-poster double bed and mosquito net, telephone, mini bar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning, balcony or veranda. Third bed available in all rooms. Interconnecting rooms, “family rooms”, located on the ground floor available.

    De Luxe - Two single beds or a four-poster double bed with mosquito net, equipped with telephone, mini bar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning and a veranda. All rooms are sea facing and have a spectacular view. Third bed available only in rooms with double beds.

    Suite – There are four suites, each consisting of a bedroom with a double bed and separate living room (with a Zanzibar-style bed for children). Equipped with whirlpool bath, direct dial telephone, satellite TV (RAI International among the Italian channels), mini bar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning, veranda.

  • The Restaurant

    Dongwe Club restaurant offers international and Italian cuisine. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner either buffet or served at the table, including mineral water and American coffee.

  • Services

    A restaurant, lobby bar, pool bar, satellite TV, boutique, swimming pool (with sea water), a theatre-cinema, currency exchange, on-site medical service (Italian physician), Wi-Fi area.

    Long pier with sun terrace, bar and restaurant (open for dinner, at extra cost, reservation required)

    Free: fitness, aqua gym, snorkelling, beach volley, beach soccer, archery, tennis (2 floodlit courts), pétanque, table tennis. At extra cost: diving activities and equipment rental (diving and snorkelling), night time tennis.

    A At extra cost: wellness centre, laundry service, minibus and off-road car rental with driver, excursions.

  • The Beach

    A long white sandy beach with sun loungers and beach towels.

  • Life at the Club

    Smiling animators will welcome you and invite you to participate in games and tournaments every day, proposing wonderful excursions to discover the this amazing island. And in the evening you can enjoy shows and cabaret, live music and thrilling parties.

  • Diving Centre

    The Dongwe Club collaborates with the neighbouring Rising Sun Dive Center, which has been operating on the island since 1997. It is the only “PADI 4 stars Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre” diving centre in Zanzibar. Qualified and expert instructors will accompany you in the discovery of the underwater world. Modern equipment is available at the centre, which offers a full range of PADI courses: from the Bubble Maker Course for children to Discover Scuba Diving for beginners, from the Advanced Open Water to the Dive Master.

    The east coast reef is still intact with a great variety of marine life and beautiful diving spots at different depths and for different experience levels.
    For informations: www.risingsun-zanzibar.com

  • Wellness centre

    The Dongwe Club also has a small Wellness Centre that offers moments of relaxation and body care: relaxing and therapeutic massages, facial and body beauty treatments.

  • Excursions

    ou can lose yourself in the winding streets of Stone Town, spot beautiful animals in the island forests and on traditional sail boats, side by side with dolphins.
    The ancient city of Zanzibar and adventurous safaris in Tanzania are awaiting for you!

Kizimkazi Is a small fishing village located in the southern part of the island, the departure point for motor boats. An excursion for snorkelling enthusiasts, who will experience the wonders the Indian Ocean and dolphin watching (depending on the season and tides).

Jozani Forest  Is the most important of the three island forests. Stretching over more than 2,400 acres, it is home to numerous Zanzibar red colobus, a monkey species endemic to Zanzibar and Blue Monkey, which live in an uncontaminated vegetation among plane and mahogany trees, ferns and many other species.

Stone Town  The ancient Stone Town, a city of stone and capital of Zanzibar is one of the most fascinating places on the island: a maze of winding streets of with whitewashed coral houses and majestic palaces, rich in history and culture.

Prison Island Prison Island, with a population of more than 150 turtles can be reached from the port of StoneTown, on board a dhow. After visiting the old prisons, you arrive at a sandy strip where you can dive into the crystal clear sea and swim among fish and corals. Lunch with typical local dishes is served in the shade of a colourful kanga.

Blue Safari  On board a dhow we set sail for the beautiful Menai Bay, where numerous dolphins are regularly seen. After a tasty barbecue on the beach, you have a chance to try sailing with a ngalawa, a typical local trimaran.

Island tour  A trip to Nungwi in an off road vehicle, accompanied by an expert guide, to visit a dhow factory, the typical local sailing boat, still built using ancient techniques. The rest of the morning is dedicated to the sea and sun on pristine beaches. After lunch, the tour continues towards the inland villages and a spice plantation.

Deep sea fishing 

Safari in Tanzania
The resort also organizes wonderful photo Safaris in the most beautiful parks of Tanzania.


Documents  Valid passport for each person (even for children from 0 years and older) valid for 6 months beyond the date

Documents  Valid passport for each person (even for children from 0 years and older) valid for 6 months beyond the date of exit from the country (and valid revenue stamp).

Entry Visa USD 50 per person (subject to change without prior notice).

Vaccinations At the time of brochure printing there are no compulsory vaccinations. Malaria prophylaxis and yellow fever vaccination are highly recommended. Subsequent variations shall be promptly communicated.

Time Difference 2 hours ahead of Italy during winter time and 1 hour ahead during summer time.

Language Ki-swahili and English.

Currency The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling. Hence, we recommend bringing U.S. Dollars (only banknotes issued after 2001). Euros are also accepted at the Dongwe Club, and you can pay any extras using Euros.

Carte di creditoCredit cards accepted at the Dongwe Club: American Express, MasterCard (not Electron) and Visa (also Electron), and you can use them to pay any extras.

Major credit cards are accepted during safaris, but we recommend bringing a small amount of cash in U.S. dollars, as some lodges and/or tented camps do not accept credit cards.

Voltage 220 V with English type, three flat-prong sockets. Italian electric plugs can be used at the Resort, while for the safari we recommend purchasing an adapter.

Airport Taxes USD 43 per person (subject to change without notice): USD 35 boarding fee + USD 8 “aviation safety fee” (not documented).

Mobile Phones GSM phones can be used, with the exception of certain areas of the parks.

Tips While not mandatory, tips are always very welcome. In addition to the hotel staff, it is customary to leave a tip to the guides and/or drivers accompanying you for the duration of the safari.

Climate Tropical climate regulated by trade winds and monsoons bringing heavy rainfall between March and May and between October and December. The season between June and September, and January and February are the drier seasons with high temperatures but softened by the breeze. Zanzibar, like Tanzania and Kenya, is subject to a differential tide: during certain parts of the year the difference between the minimum and maximum level has an evident impact on the coastline and the beaches and the presence of algae on the beach and/or patches in the sea. Information regarding the climate is indicative only, based on annual averages. We are witnessing a worldwide climate change and thus it is not possible to provide more accurate information.

Clothing Summer and informal clothes, practical for safaris and excursions, but don’t forget a rain jacket, hats, sunglasses, rubber shoes and a heavier item of clothing for the “winter” evenings (from July to September).

Pets Not allowed.

Medicines It is recommended that you bring your own standard personal medicines and other most common drugs such as antihistamines, antibiotics, steroids, anti-flu medicine, intestinal disinfectants, band-aids, sticks with ammonia, ear drops, sunburn lotions, high-protection creams. We also recommend to contact your doctor in any case for more appropriate advice regarding the type of medicines suitable for the trip. Please remember this is a tropical area subject to sudden climate changes, which can cause an increased presence of insects and can sometimes be annoying. Any such insect/mosquito bite does not normally represent a risk of infection, merely causing itchy skin depending on the different individual pigmentation. Hence, it is highly recommended, according to personal sensitivity, to purchase insect repellent products.

Minors Unaccompanied minors cannot stay at the hotel. The resort welcomes children from 2 years and above. There are no special structures or assistance services.


Where we are

The Dongwe Club is located directly by the sea, on the eastern coast of Zanzibar, where the climate is drier and more pleasant, approximately 6 km from the village of Michamvi and 65 km from the capital Stone Town.

Transfer from Zanzibar airport: approximately one hour and thirty minutes.



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Jan 1490€
Feb 1590€

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PACKAGES (drinks not included)


ADVANCED BOOKING  10% discount on basic brochure packages,  bookings up to  30 days prior to departure.

WEDDING SPECIAL  EUR 200 Discount per couple on the basic brochure  packages,  departures up to 3 months from the wedding  date.

CHILDREN  from 2 and up to 12 years  Sharing a room with two adults: 20% discount

PACKAGES INCLUDE  Economy class round trip -  Transfers  from/to the airport to the resort -  Accommodation in “Standard” double room -  Full  board, including drinks at mealtimes,  as  stated in the “restaurant” section – Assistance  provided by our  animation staff.


PACKAGES DO NOT INCLUDE  Entry visa to Zanzibar (USD 50) – Zanzibar departure  boarding  fees(USD 43) – ENAC Taxes  for  Milan and Rome Airports – Fuel surcharge – Other not included drinks,  tips  and extras in general – Services and activities  at extra cost- Anything not stated in  the brochure and  in “Packages include”.

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT FEE  Adults, children from 2 years and over – EUR 60

INSURANCE  Adults – EUR 40  Children aged 0 years and over – EUR 30

ENAC TAXES – MILAN AND ROME AIRPORTS  From Milan  Adults – EUR 28 -  From Rome  Adults – EUR 36


ADDITIONAL DAYS  EUR 120 from 1 to 21 August  EUR 100 remaining periods



SUITE SUPPLEMENT  EUR 100 per day per room


BED DISCOUNT (ADULTS)  EUR 30 per day (with 3 adults staying in one room)