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Echo Beach Hotel

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- Unique dining
- Remote beach setting
- Good water-based activities

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Set along the beaches of Zanzibar, Echo Beach Hotel is a great place for people who want to taste African living whilst also relaxing by the sea. With 5 acres of remote and unspoilt beach exclusive to guests, this resort provides a good resting spot during a safari tour.

Guest accommodation consists of nine two-storey palm-thatched villas along the coast. The interior design is modern and slick, but unpretentious and homely. All the rooms are large and include en-suites and private verandas overlooking either the sea or the landscaped gardens. The hotel has good facilities to ensure that guests relax, such as a communal swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and bar, where the owners and staff can often be found teaching local games and telling stories in the evening.

Water-based activities are another attraction of Echo Beach Hotel. The beach stretches out onto a coral reef that can be explored by foot during low-tide, or by snorkel during high-tide at their own leisure. The resort also houses its own SCUBA diving instructor with whom guests can explore the Indian Ocean further. Excursions to the Jozani Forest and nearby spice plantations can also be arranged.

Like its architecture, dining at the resort combines many cultural influences to create a unique experience. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the hotel’s main restaurant, and always consist of high-quality and locally-sourced food. Most hotels in the region offer buffets, so Echo Beach Hotel’s three course evening menu a la carte is one of the more exciting dining experiences in the area.

The resort works for couples and families alike. There is no minimum age, so families with children of all ages are welcome. A family villa consists of a double connected to a twin or triple bedroom, both with en-suite bathrooms. Whilst there are no activities specifically designed for children, they seem to find their own fun in the pool and on the beach.

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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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