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14th Jun 2023

Brits shun Ibiza for African resort where beers cost less than a quid

Jack Peat

Prices on the Spanish island have become unaffordable for most

Brits looking for a fun summer getaway are shunning traditional resorts such as Ibiza in favour of an African destination where pints cost less than £1!

Tourists who visited Ibiza last year gave the island a score of 8.5 out of 10, although they rated the high prices, crowds and public transport negatively, according to the results of a survey carried out by a local tourist organisation.

Drinks in some of the island’s most renowned venues are sold at eye-watering prices, with the average bar bill for a night at Pacha coming in at a cool €200 a head.

With the pound/ euro exchange rate also close to parity, the spiralling costs of holidaying Europe have made many destinations unaffordable for most, forcing Brits to look further afield in order to get their summer fix.

One destination that appears to have attracted the most attention is the African hot spot of Tanzania, which was recently voted the best value sunny destination in the world.

The East African nation boasts more sunshine than the likes of Ibiza and Kavos, and not only that, you’ll also find your money goes a lot further too.

You can get pints of beer for under a quid, a meal for two for less than a fiver and a hotel room for £560-a-week.

There’s also a host of activities to get your teeth into too.

The country is home to stunning beaches with all-year-round warm waters ideal for snorkelling and diving, as well the famous Serengeti National Park – where you can see the ‘big five’ wild animals.

Adventure-lovers can even check out Mount Kilimanjaro.

A new study by claimed Tanzania was the ultimate choice for travellers from the UK looking for a sunny destination that offers great value.

It said: “Tanzania receives an average of 12.06 hours of sunshine per day during the winter, 33 percent more than Ibiza.

“During the winter months UK visitors to Tanzania can gain 8.53 hours of sunshine per day, the most sunshine gained of all locations analysed — making it the best-value sunny destination.”

Dr Aloyce Nzuki, deputy permanent secretary in the ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, has said the government was keen to double visitors from the UK.

Which means officials are hoping to see its 75,000 visitors a year rise to nearly 150,000.

With pints at 84p, they’ve certainly got an attractive proposition!

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