To the locals Unguja or Zanzibar Island – is a dream destination. With a troubled history, it is a fascinating part of the world which now enjoys peace and relative prosperity. And it offers an excellent insight into Arab and African relations over the years with the infamous slave trade on this ‘Spice Island’. Thankfully those days are over and Zanzibar is now renowned for its beauty and beaches.
The island of Zanzibar, just off the mainland of East Africa, receives 1,000,000 tourists each year, including many honeymooners. The allure is clear: beautiful beaches of powder-white sand, fascinating townscapes and tranquil waters with excellent scuba and snorkel potential.
Zanzibar is a small low lying island in the southern waters of the Indian Ocean, with its highest point at 120m. It is situated in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian mainland coast. Zanzibar Island occupies a surface area of approximately 650 sq miles with a width of 20miles and 60miles in length.
There are no large wild animals in Zanzibar. The few forested areas for instance Jozani are inhabited by monkeys, bush-pigs and small antelopes. A range of species of mongoose however can be found on the island. There is variety of birdlife and butterflies in rural areas. So, if you’ve been dreaming of your own little piece of Paradise or you’re just looking to escape from it all then look no further than Zanzibar, Seles Bungalows is the perfect holiday destination!
Seles Bungalows in Matemwe is situated on the North East coast of the famous Zanzibar Island. We are a beautiful and quaint little resort situated right in the heart of Paradise.
Our Thatch style cottages really give you a sense of Island living and we are literally a stones throw away from some of the best coastlines in the world!
Indulge yourself in the true beauty that is Zanzibar, from the white sand beaches and turquoise oceans to the diversity of Stone Town where most of the buildings date back more than 150 years. You will see many bazaars, curio shops, stunning architecture and stores selling souvenirs and not forgetting Marahubi, where you will see Palace Ruins and Persian Baths built by Sultans in the 1800's. Stone Town highlights the Arab, Indian, Persian and European influences on this vibrant city and is both interesting and enjoyable to any novice. Seles Bungalows is also a boat ride away from Mnemba Island where some of the best diving and snorkelling spots can be found in the World. Kite surfing and fishing are also a must along Matemwe.
So kick back, relax and enjoy our warm and friendly hospitality, soaking up the sights and sounds of Zanzibar, indulging in your very own little piece of Paradise.