Head to the spice islands! The lure of Zanzibar is legendary and worthy. From exotic Stone Town, a city with a fascinating history that invites you to explore its narrow streets, to palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs, Zanzibar is a complete change of pace from mainland Tanzania. Enjoy wonderfully relaxing days at the fine white sandy beaches, enjoy the book you never got around to read, take in the views of the spectacular turquoise sea, take long walks along the beach, swim with dolphins or discover the magnificent marine life and striking coral formations.

Read our handy travel tips to help you make the most of your Zanzibar holiday. Zanzibar Travel Tips

Located south of the equator, Zanzibar enjoys warm tropical weather throughout the year. Read an overview on the best time to visit. Best time to visit Zanzibar

From soaking up the sun at some of the most incredible beaches in the world, to heritage tours in centuries old Stone Town, discover the top things to do in Zanzibar. Things to do in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is famously known as the Spice Island all over the world. Pepper, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg and many more spices are found here. Naturally, many great and often exceptional restaurants are to found on the island, making this one of the culinary hot spots in all of Africa. Read our Zanzibar restaurant guide for more information on where to eat. Zanzibar restaurant guide

Since tourism is the largest source of income in Zanzibar, the island is completely safe for visitors. However, it is always a good idea to follow some basic safety rules. Discover the top tips from our experts. Safety in Zanzibar

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Swimming With Dolphins
  • Coral Reefs

Places to Stay

Breezes Beach Club & Spa

Style: Beach Resort

Breezes Breezes is an attractive fusion of a mid-sized beach hotel which retains an intimate feel and features four restaurants, five bars and an impressive spa facility.

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Matemwe Lodge

Style: Boutique

Matemwe Lodge is a small, intimate lodge situated on a rocky cliff above a magnificent stretch of beach in north-east Zanzibar, with great views of the spectacular Mnemba Atoll.

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Matlai Boutique Hotel

Style: Boutique

Matlai is a family-owned boutique getaway on Michamvi Peninsula along Zanzibar's southeastern coast. Anchored in intimate tropical gardens, enjoy spectacular views of turquoise waters from your thatched Asili House on the beach.

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Mchanga Beach Resort

Style: Boutique

Located on a peaceful stretch of the Kiwengwa Beach in north-eastern Zanzibar, Mchanga Beach Lodge is surrounded by calmly swaying palm trees and white sandy beach.

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Mnemba Island Lodge

Style: Boutique

Situated on an intimate private island just off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar and surrounded by its own atoll of coral reefs, Mnemba Island Lodge offers privacy and rustic exclusivity in a romantic and luxurious setting.

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Pongwe Beach Hotel

Style: Boutique

Pongwe Beach is a small hotel set on a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar with exclusive access to one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar.

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Sunshine Hotel

Style: Boutique

Located in Matemwe, in the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar, the Sunshine Hotel is a charming lodge situated on a magnificent…

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The Palms

Style: Boutique

The Palms on the southeast coast of Zanzibar in nestled between tropical gardens and a wonderfully white sandy beach. This…

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Upendo Zanzibar

Style: Boutique

Upendo Zanzibar offers barefoot luxury at the Michamvi Peninsula on Zanzibar’s eastern coast. Elegantly designed, the resort features airy and…

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Zawadi Hotel

Zawadi Hotel is located on the southeast coast and is a 60-minute drive from the airport. Perched atop a cliff,…

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Zuri Hotel

Style: Beach Resort

Zuri Hotel Zanzibar is a stylish tropical getaway overlooking the idyllic white sands of Zanzibar’s northwestern coast. Expect modern African…

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Activities in Zanzibar

Zanzibar: Stone Town Walking Tour

Discover Zanzibar’s Stone Town on this fascinating walking tour. Take a leisurely, three hour long walk through the winding streets of the old city.

Aromatics & Spices Discovery Tour

Discover the legendary spices of Zanzibar on this three hour tour. Learn about the famous spice trade of this historical island.

Zanzibar - Village Tour

Explore a local village in the company of your expert guide. Interact with the local community, and learn more about their culture and traditions.

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