Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Tamara's 50th Birthday Celebration.
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Date: 3/12/24 - 3/23/24 (If you are unable to attend for the duration of the trip you can edit the dates to your availability between that date range. Please let me know as soon as possible so we can get an accurate total cost for the property).
Please Note: I will be making the deposit for the entire property and in return you will be sending me your portion of the deposit directly. This is to avoid each guest paying a wire fee. You are able to cancel your room for a full refund up until November 15th 2023.
You can submit your payment to me using Zelle.
Zelle Email: Tamstaley@aol.com
Zelle Phone Number: 614-309-5667
Please RSVP by July 1st 2023 by clicking HERE
You're Cordially Invited
I am thrilled to invite you to my 50th birthday celebration in the beautiful island of Zanzibar! It has always been a dream of mine to host a special event in this magical destination, and I can't wait to share this experience with my closest friends and family.
Zanzibar is a true gem in East Africa, with its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and unique blend of cultures. The island's history and culture are evident in the stunning architecture, spices, and vibrant colors that can be found throughout the area.
We will be staying at a beautiful beachfront resort where we will have access to some of the most picturesque spots on the island. We'll also have the opportunity to explore the markets, visit historic sites, and indulge in the local cuisine.
I hope you can join me in celebrating this milestone in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Let's make this a birthday celebration to remember!
Please RSVP by July 1st so that we can make the necessary arrangements for your stay.
With love and excitement,
Kikoi Boutique Hotel
Located on Zanzibar’s Michamvi Peninsula, Kikoi Boutique Hotel is 40 mi from Stone Town. Kikoi Boutique Hotel has a private beach area and a garden. The property features a bar, lounge as well as on-site dining. The accommodations provides evening entertainment and free WiFi throughout the property.
Rooms come complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries, while some rooms at Kikoi Boutique Hotel also boast a seating area. Some rooms are equipped with a balcony and private swimming pool. The air-conditioned rooms come with furniture, a mini fridge and a digital safe. The daily breakfast offers buffet and à la carte options.
The accommodations offers an outdoor pool. The area is popular for hiking, and bike hire is available at Kikoi Boutique Hotel.
To apply for a Zanzibar visa online, you will need to visit the website of the Tanzania Immigration Services Department. From there, you can fill out the online application form, which will ask for personal information, travel details, and a copy of your passport. You will also need to provide proof of accommodation and return flight tickets.
Once you have completed the online application form, you will need to pay the visa fee. This can be done online using a credit or debit card. After your payment has been processed, your application will be reviewed by the immigration authorities.
If your visa application is approved, you will receive an electronic visa (e-Visa) via email. You should print out a copy of the e-Visa and carry it with you when you travel to Zanzibar. You will need to present your passport and e-Visa to immigration officials when you arrive in Zanzibar.
Click here to get your visa. You should apply for the visa by January 15th.
*IMPORTANT* Screen shot your confirmation number when you submit the application so you can check the status because sometimes their system doesn't email you the confirmation.
The mandatory vaccine required for entry into Tanzania, including Zanzibar, is the Yellow Fever vaccine. This is only mandatory if you are arriving from a country where Yellow Fever is endemic or if you have transited through such countries. THIS DOESN'T APPLY TO AMERICANS.
Please consult with your doctor for suggested pills to take while there such as malaria pills.
Zanzibar is a predominantly Muslim country, and it is important for visitors to be respectful of local customs and traditions. The dress code for Zanzibar is conservative and modest, especially when visiting public places such as markets, mosques, and government buildings.
Women should avoid wearing revealing or tight-fitting clothing. It is recommended to wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing that covers the shoulders and knees. Dresses, skirts, and pants are all acceptable, but shorts and sleeveless tops should be avoided. Additionally, women should consider wearing a scarf or shawl to cover their head when visiting mosques or other religious sites.
For men, it is also important to dress modestly. Shorts and tank tops should be avoided, and it is recommended to wear lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and pants.
When visiting the beach or other tourist areas, visitors can wear swimwear, but it is recommended to cover up when leaving the beach or when entering other public areas.
*Please note* The itinerary can be changed due to weather, unforeseen circumstances, or other reasons.
*Please note* Some activities will be prepaid and some will be paid in person.
Tuesday 3/12 - Land in Tanzania
Since the flight times may vary with each guest today will be to relax from the long flight, enjoy the beach, and the Zanzibar sunset.
Wednesday 3/13 - Give back day - Embark on a transformative journey through Zanzibar as you dedicate a day to giving back to the local community.
Thursday 3/14 - Private Exclusive Maasai Dinner - Get ready for a remarkable cultural journey as you spend an evening in the company of the Maasai tribe, one of East Africa's most iconic indigenous communities. This exclusive and interactive dinner experience offers an intimate experience into how the tribe makes their traditional food.
Friday 3/15 - Swim with turtles - Today you will get to immerse yourself in the tranquil underwater realm and witness these majestic creatures up close. This exclusive itinerary offers an unforgettable opportunity to interact with turtles, learn about their conservation.
Saturday - 3/16 FREE DAY & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - Today is free for you to do whatever you would in the day but we will have a special Birthday Dinner at the property. Theme and dinner time is TBA.
Before the birthday dinner we will have a photoshoot on property. Details of the photoshoot will be announced at a later date.
Sunday 3/17- FREE DAY - Today we will switch properties. Today is also free for you to do whatever you would like.
Monday 3/18 - Safari (optional) - Today you will go on an exhilarating journey into the heart of nature as you fly to a local national park for an unforgettable full-day safari experience. Discover the untamed beauty of the wilderness, encounter magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat, and create lifelong memories amidst breathtaking landscapes. Get your cameras ready!
Tuesday 3/19 - All White Sunset Cruise - Today we will be having an ocean side service to honor my mother with a final celebration of life ceremony.
Wednesday 3/20 - Nakupenda & Market Shopping - Today we will take a boat to a sandbank in the middle of the ocean , where waters meet pristine white sands, and the sun shines upon your every step. Get ready to swim and soak up the sun!
Thursday 3/21- Prison Island & Slave Museum - Today we will embark on a profound and educational day as you delve into the rich history of Zanzibar with visits to the Slave Museum and Prison Island. This itinerary takes you on a thought-provoking journey, providing insights into the dark chapter of slavery and the island's historical significance. Explore the poignant exhibits of the Slave Museum, where you'll gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the slave trade. Then, set sail to Prison Island, a former prison turned nature reserve, where you can encounter giant tortoises and soak in the natural beauty.
Friday 3/22 - FREE DAY - Today is free for you to do whatever you would like.
Saturday 3/23 - Head to the airport to head back home and reminisce on a wonderful East African experience that you had!
Kikoi Boutique Hotel
Golden Tulip Hotel
3/17 - 3/23
10% deposit for Deluxe Apartment w/ Private Pool - $96
10% deposit for Classic Room Pool View - $60
10% Classic Family Room - $72
10% deposit for Superior City view - $60.02
10% deposit for Superior Room, 1 King, Ocean View $65.10
10% deposit for Grande Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean Front - $74.90
10% deposit for Suite, 1 Bedroom, City View - $76.80
10% deposit for Suite, 2 Bedrooms - $192.90
There will be a $150 fee per person to cover transportation for the duration of the trip excluding to and from the airport.