4 nights at Essque Zalu in Zanzibar:
Essque Zalu in Zanzibar is built in the true colonial style, with all locally-sourced materials. It consists of 9 villas and 40 suites - all offering peace and privacy, and is absolutely beautiful. Wherever you are on the property, you are rewarded with views of either the gorgeous blue ocean, or the lush green vegetation nearby.
One of the best places to unwind here is at the infinity pool situated at the center of the resort, which merges into the dazzling, clear, blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Essque Zalu Zanzibar has much to offer such as the many water sports available, or a stroll through the lush greenery that surrounds the property, to see the local wildlife.
Other activities are visits to the famous spice plantations, a slow walk through Stone Town, the oldest Swahili coastal trading town in the world, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Retreat, located in Northern Selous, is a twelve-suite exquisite hideaway that offers complete seclusion in the heart of remote bush lands. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa and is widely accredited as being the most pristine wilderness and one of the “secrets of Africa”.
Elephants, lions, black rhinos, leopards, wild dogs, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles and more than 400 different birds can be seen among many other wildlife. Guests at The Retreat are invited to share a rare intact ecosystem of Africa which is perfectly untouched and can be explored in many different ways.
The Retreat also appeals to those guests who crave adventure and authenticity. Whether it be hiking through the bush for several days, sleeping under the African Sky in a fly camp complete with private cook, butler and guide or drifting down the Great Ruaha River in a canoe to view the vast array of birdlife, flora and fauna. The Retreat has something for everyone.