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Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished with a collection of antique clocks, crystal chandeliers, fretwork screens, carved staircases, Persian rugs and brass-studded doors, the interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar.
Each room is cool, white, and constructed to the traditional design of a Swahili house, which is dependant upon the length of the mangrove poles that make up its ceilings. Adorned with arched niches, antique plates and brass lamps and featuring traditionally carved furniture, cool ceramics, intricate fretwork, draped beds and louvered doors giving onto wrought-iron balconies that over look the Persian-bath pool and azure bay beyond. Each room reflects a blend of essential Zanzibar and world-class elegance.
Constructed so that the waves lap to within inches of its open windows, the Baharia Restaurant features lazily whirring fans, a jewel-glass atrium, mangrove pole celing, fretwork screens, Omani carvings, Persian rugs and bright Swahili artifacts. The cuisine is a rich combination of freshly caught seafood, fresh picked spices, luscious fruit and delicately flavored vegetables. Dine in luxury with delicious cuisine and magnificent views over the Zanzibar channel.
The Spice Tour is a fascinating and informative tour of the fabled Spice Gardens of Zanzibar, which still supply 75% of the world's spices, the tour also includes a visit to the Persian baths and the Sultan's palace and finishes with a beach barbecue and a visit to the dark caverns of the Mangapwani Slave Caves.
Tour the Jozani Forest Nature Reserve to view the last red colobus mokney sanctuary in the world.
Diving, beach combing, water sports, cultural tours, massage treatments, henna body painting, and many more activities are also available.