Pongwe Beach Hotel Blog

Find out the latest news and happenings at Pongwe

Stone Town

Stone Town – Zanzibar – The world heritage site information and details about visiting.

Zanzibar Spice Tour

More information about the world famous Zanzibar spice tour; available as a day activitity from Pongwe beach hotel

Getting to Zanzibar

Looking for options on Getting to Zanzibar.. ferry details and flight details to visit the magical Zanzibar.

Top 5 tours Zanzibar

Are you looking for the best tours in Zanzibar – read our list of top 5 tours zanzibar

Zanzibar Location

Looking for Zanzibar Location- ever wondered where this paradise island is situated with its tropical climate.

Sauti za Busara – Zanzibar Music Festival

In February of every year, the Sauti za Busara (Swahili for “Sounds of Wisdom”) Zanzibar music festival brings an explosion of East African music and culture to the shores of Zanzibar.

Spice Tour

Zanzibar’s history has been defined by the importance of the spice trade to its economy, giving it the nickname “the Spice Islands”. Sultans rose and fell based on how they controlled the lucrative supply of cloves to the world, and the Zanzibari people continue the grow all kinds of spice for day to day eating and trading as well as many other uses.

Best beach Zanzibar

We searched the whole island high and low in the 90’s for the best beach in Zanzibar and when we got to Pongwe, we knew we had found the perfect beach to build our eco hotel.

Diving Zanzibar

Diving on Zanzibar is one of the island’s greatest attractions. The Zanzibar archipelago hosts some of the worlds most diverse and finest coral reefs that sustain an abundance of thriving fish life

The Cultural Trip

Pongwe Beach Hotel was picked by The Culture Trip as one of our Zanzibar Local Favourites 2015

Zanzibar Film Festival

Every year, thousands of party lovers and film heart-throbs from all over the world flock to the Indian Ocean’s magical island of Zanzibar for the famous Zanzibar Film Festival. Zanzibar International Film Festival, or ZIFF as it is termed, is arguably the biggest multi-disciplinary art and cultural festival in Africa

Tanzania Safari

Tanzania is the home of the African Safari – have a Tanzanian safari before your Zanzibar holdiay.

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