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Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, and 6° south of the equator. Zanzibar Island (known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally) is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of approximately 650 square miles. It is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town - said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.

Visas and Entry Requirements

Visas are now required by almost all visitors to Kenya, including Europeans, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans and Canadians, although citizens from a few smaller Commonwealth countries are exempt. Visas (US$50/€40/UK£30) are valid for three months from the date of entry and can be obtained on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Tourist visas can be extended for a further three-month period. 

Visas are usually valid for entry within three months of the date of issue. Applications for Kenyan visas are simple and straightforward in Tanzania and Uganda, and payment is accepted in local currency. Visas can also be issued on arrival at the land borders with Uganda and Tanzania.

Culture and Festivals

Zanzibar's most famous event is the Zanzibar International Film Festival, also known as the Festival of the Dhow Countries.  Every July, this event showcases the best of the Swahili Coast arts scene, including Zanzibar's favourite music, Taarab.

Time Zone: GMT + 3

Currency:
Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Approximate exchange rate: US$ 1 = 1,000 Tanzanian Shillings = 100 cents

Official languages:
Kiswahili & English

Electricity:
220 - 240 V AC, 50 Hz

Religion:
Predominantly Islam and Christian

Health Requirments:
A valid International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever and Hepatitis A is necessary for everybody.


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Madagascar Resorts

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Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth-largest island in the world.

Most archaeologists believe Madagascar was first inhabited sometime 500-200 AD, by Austronesian peoples arriving on outrigger canoes from Borneo and Sulawesi in the Indonesian archipelago. Soon afterwards, Bantu migrants crossed the Mozambique Channel and the population of the island began to mix. Later Arab and East African migrants were added to the mix. Madagascar was ruled by the local Merina kingdom in the 19th century and was part of the French colonial empire from 1890 to 1960, when the current Republic of Madagascar became independent.

Visas and Entry Requirements

All visitors require a passport, valid for the duration of their stay. Preparations are under way for visitors to obtain visas at any entry point, and this time-saving facility is available to visitors arriving at Madagascar International Airport.

 

Time Zone: EAT (UTC+3)

Currency:
Malagasy ariary (MGA)

Approximate exchange rate:
US$ 1 = 1,000 Tanzanian Shillings = 100 cents

Official languages:
Malagasy, French, English


Electricity:
220 - 240 V AC, 50 Hz

Religion:
Predominantly Islam

Health Requirments:
A valid International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever and Hepatitis A is necessary for everybody.


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Kenya is regarded by many as the ‘jewel of East Africa', and has some of the continent's finest beaches, most magnificent wildlife and scenery, and an incredibly sophisticated tourism infrastructure. It is a startlingly beautiful land, from the coral reefs and white sand beaches of the coast to the summit of Mount Kenya, crowned with clouds and bejewelled by strange giant alpine plants.

Visas and Entry Requirements

Visas are now required by almost all visitors to Kenya, including Europeans, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans and Canadians, although citizens from a few smaller Commonwealth countries are exempt. Visas (US$50/€40/UK£30) are valid for three months from the date of entry and can be obtained on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Tourist visas can be extended for a further three-month period. 

Visas are usually valid for entry within three months of the date of issue. Applications for Kenyan visas are simple and straightforward in Tanzania and Uganda, and payment is accepted in local currency. Visas can also be issued on arrival at the land borders with Uganda and Tanzania.

Time Zone: GMT + 3

Currency:
Kenya Shilling (KSh)

Approximate exchange rate:
US$1 = KSh70

Official languages:
Kiswahili & English

Electricity:
220 - 240 V AC, 50 Hz

Religion:
Mostly traditional but there is a sizeable Christian population (both Catholic and Protestant) and the majority of people living along the coast are Muslim.

Health Requirments:
A valid International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever and Hepatitis A is necessary for everybody.