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ZESTY ZANZIBAR- 40% OFF- Dreaming of Africa? Rhetorical question, we know. And here's an answer for those that are thinking it's totally out of the realm of possibility this year. It's called Zanzibar (and lucky you, it's on sale just for you today)

Where? You'll start your journey in Stone Town, an eclectic fusion of winding curious alleyways, open air bustling bazaars, mosques and grand extravagent dwellings draped in ornate handiwork that's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend 1 night luxing it up at in the fabulous Sultan Suite at Swahili House & be sure to spend some time on the sultry rooftop.

Beach time next, but not just any beach time...Zanzibar beach time where crystal clear waters gently lap the powdery white shores while you relax peacefully in total seclusion for 3 glorious nights in a delightfully imaginative Baobab Suite at Fumba Beach Lodge, wrapped around a 300-year-old tree with open-air bathrooms and beachfront access. We recommend taking advantage of the Zanzibari Scrub at the spa as part of your recharging efforts. Breakfast & dinner included.

Sail in style to your next destination, Unguja Lodge, on a magical journey in your own private dhow boat. Relax as your captain glides you through the untouched, breathtaking Menai Bay Conservation area while you look for dolphins and anchor for a delicious lunch on cast-away Miamembe Island prepared especially to your liking. Snorkel the day away and arrive in
a new state of bliss where you'll spend 3 nights in a secluded, open-air oceanview villa.

Why? Becauze Zanzibar is secluded, stylish, secretive, and mystical, with both cultural options, absolutely fabulous beaches + a wealth of water activities. And, because this 7 night package costs less than 1 night in most top hotel suites around the world!

What else should I do? Pair this with a safari on mainland Tanzania for a sensory experience like none other.

Want to go? Email to find out how...



Shhhh…we’re really not supposed to tell you since it’s a secret, but you deserve to know about a place this fabulous. It’s an award-winning space that’s played host to Presidents to celebs to honeymooners hailing from points worldwide, it seems to float atop a sand dune on a location which proffers the spectacle of the sun rising over the Indian Ocean just as beautifully as it when sets over the African bush, incredible Indian Ocean views, it’s décor is unfussy yet chic and eco-cool, it’s security system is enforced by a resident leopard, and it’s name is the Siri Suite.

This privileged, serene spot is located at the end of a secluded walkway at Saadani Safari Lodge in Tanzania, and it’s positively spellbinding. Aside from the blissful solitude, you’ll also enjoy your own private pool, al fresco shower, private chef in your very own kitchen, and a personal butler at your disposal. When you’re actually ready to venture out, a private boat will collect you from your own private beach to even more exotic locales (if you can imagine). Siri means secret in Swahili, and that’s exactly how you feel when you’re here…like you’re the keeper of a beautiful mystery.

Saadani Safari Lodge is intimate, socially conscious, resplendent with beach, beauty and amazing wildlife, and the most radiant, relaxed respite in this exquisite part of the world.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Book 3 nights in the Siri Suite and save US $50 per person per night for travel through 15 Dec 2010. Click HERE for more info and as always, be sure & tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!



TANZANIA TREK- by Immersion Journeys
Tanzania is an East African jewel of a country, one of the most alluring and intriguing on the continent and certainly one of the most diverse. A land of massive lakes, blended tribal cultures, Middle Eastern-inspired regions, pristine beaches, and home to the tallest peak in Africa. Our friends at Immersion Journeys know Tanzania inside and out, and have created a special package just for Explorateur readers designed to show you the true soul of this tremendous destination.

An arrival in Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania, kicks off your journey- giving you time to recoup before heading out the following day on an unforgettable hike across the lower slopes of the awe-inspiring Mt. Kilimanjaro. How's that for diving right in?

Tarangire National Park is your next stop, a unique eco-system unto itself with an incredible abundance of game from zebra to elephant, lion to leopard and beyond. Savor the excitement of a game drive which brings you face to face with these amazing creatures, evoking incredible sensations.

Up next is the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Standing 610 meters deep and 260 km squared, a wonder of the world that is truly a natural zoo of its own with game galore. . All lodges in this area are perched high upon the rim, lending themselves to powerful yet calming vistas.

And, of course, no trip to Tanzania would be complete with out a jaunt to the Serengeti National Park, but not before a visit to a Maasai village for opportunities to immerse yourself in tribal culture. Your days in the Serengeti are filled with game adventures in this tremendously animal-abundant region, while nights are spent under the stars, eating and drinking by a fire and soaking up the natural sounds of silence.

No stones have been left unturned- meals, fine accommodations, transfers, guides, internal Tanzania flights and park fees are all included in the package price. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!