This is our private villa standing very close to the beach. You can sit on the terrace and look at the Ocean. At his changing colours. It takes away all stress! We love it
Villa Tulia typically is used as self-catering. The kitchen has all you need except for for a stove and microwave oven.
You will need to buy some groceries (and wine/beer if needed) in Town.Local dukas offer only essentials (water, sodas, eggs, basic vegetable and fruit). Fish can be bought at a local fish market (expensive due to competition with hotels) or in Mkokotoni (20 minutes drive). Local meat is not really recommended unless you are very adventurous.
In Matemwe, you will find a number of restaurants 5-15 minutes walk from Villa Tulia. Prices per meal vary from USD 10 to 100 with some options in between. My personal favourite is Muhammed Bungalows - a great fish and chips place, very reasonably priced.In the house you will find sheets and towels. No need to take yours.
The house will be cleaned before you come and after you leave. Should you require daily cleaning, it can be arranged at an extra charge (US$ 10/day). All rooms are equipped with fans (no AC) and are self contained (WC + shower + basin in one). All beds have mosquito nets.Security-wise, there is 24/7 Masai team of three. Nice guys, Swahili only.
In terms of activities, there are things to do locally. Snorkeling anddiving either with One Ocean (next door, if you fancy longer trips by boat and a bit of a premium price) or DivePoint Zanzibar at Sunshine Marine Lodge - a new dive shop right across from the Mnemba Island where all boats go anyway. They will pick you up and drive you back.
Being mobile with a small 4x4, you may go visit Stone Town, Jozani Forest (red colobus monkeys), Mangrove Forest in the South or all remains of Omani Empire - details to be found in any guide.
Otherwise, you may just choose to relax at Villa Tulia, enjoy very few turists and a pristine beach under coconut trees (we will make sure that ripe coconuts have been chopped down before you come).
All house is yours.
Interakcija s gostima
One of the owners is on the island. You can call us anytime.
• We have built Villa Tulia for ourselves. It reflects our lifestyle and passion for Africa. We have travelled around the continent and inside the house, which is built in Zanzibar style, you will find canvas from Mali, carved pieces of furniture from Congo and baskets from Kenya.
• We are all very busy people and we needed a place to rest, a hideaway from our daily busy schedules. Far from the crowds and Western civilisation. We were seeking simplicity, nature and comfort. A place to relax and forget about stress.
• We wanted a place which would feel like anything but the office space. We would rather have the breeze than air conditioning. We would not need the TV nor the Internet. We would rather read the books than watch the news.
• We were looking for a place where we could take long walks on the beach or wading in the ocean, enjoy the flavour of local fruit and vegetables and wake up to the sound of singing women who pick up the sea weeds in the morning.