Saturday, July 18, 2015

My arrival at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar.


The Park Hyatt Zanzibar is housed in a restored UNESCO Heritage building
The open spaces and subdued colours make this reception area
cool and welcoming.
The island was declared an independent nation in December 1963,
but it was shortlived.
A revolution occurred in January, 1964 and in March of the same year,
an agreement of confederation was signed with mainland Tanganyika.
This lead to the formation of the United Republic of Tanzania.
A name created from the words Tanganyika, Zanzibar
 and Azania(the Greek name for the Eastern Coast of Africa)


Part of the "library".
Here guests can relax and play a game of chess
or just watch the ocean through the large windows.


My room.
A wonderful space with a spectacular view from the large balcony


Did I mention the spectacular view?


One of the many corridors...
Sparkling clean marble floors
and limestone covered wall
keep the public areas cool


Part of the buffet that was on offer at lunch time.
What a backdrop!


If life hands you lemons...
Wrap them in muslin and put them in a bowl.


The dining room...
I fear that I will be seeing this more than the gym.


Food art 1


Date night?
Food Art 2


From the outside in...


Lots of quiet spots for guests to sit and relax


This is the terrace outside the aptly named
"Terrace suite"...


Looking West


A rooftop view of Stone Town


One of many fishing vessels that we moored near the hotel


The locals enjoying the beach in the early evening.
All the beaches in Zanzibar are public spaces that are enjoyed by all.


Shisha pipes in a row.


My first island sunset...
It has been a long day and I believe that an early night is on the cards!
Adventures await our merry band of media in the morning.


During my stay, I was hosted by

I flew to and from Zanzibar with this carrier.
http://www.flymango.com/


During my stay, the excursions were co-ordinated by
http://www.xperiencetourstravel.com/

This posting is brought to you DESPITE
Eskom load-shedding...



         

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