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Zanzibar Holiday

Immerse yourself in an interesting mix of African, Arabian, Indian and European culture in this island off Africa’s eastern coast. Visit its beautiful beaches too.

The exotic island of Zanzibar has been populated for more than 20,000 years. See the UNESCO World Heritage site of Stone Town, with a millennia of blended history of Swahili, Arabian, Indian and European cultures. Relax on beaches with soft white sand and clean blue waters.

Many Stone Town buildings were constructed during the 1700s and 1800s. See architecture made of coralline ragstone and wood from the area’s mangroves. The Old Fort overlooks the Indian Ocean, built on the site where a Portuguese church once stood. Next to it is the House of Wonders, housing the Beit El-Ajaib National Museum. Gaze up at its wide verandas and imagine its days as the mansion of a wealthy sultan. In front of these buildings, stroll along the walkways in Forodhani Gardens, where fishermen and artisans display their products.

Walk to the Anglican Church to learn about the region’s past as a Slave Market. Inside are displays describing this history as well as a memorial to David Livingstone, the missionary, explorer and avid abolitionist. Outside is the artwork Memory for the Slaves, depicting five slaves in chains.

Travel north to Nungwi, which has one of the island’s favorite spots for sun and sand, Nungwi Beach. Visit the Mnarani Natural Aquarium, where local residents and conservationists have established a center to rescue and nurture hawksbill and green turtles and release them to the ocean every February. Spend a month or more here as a volunteer or swim with the turtles in a protected lagoon during a daytrip.

Paje Beach on the eastern coast has extreme tides, resulting in long stretches of sand when the tide is out. Rent equipment to try kite surfing. Scuba near Mnemba Island off the northeastern shore.

Ferry to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam in about 2 hours or fly to Zanzibar International Airport, about a 15-minute drive south of Stone Town. Rent a car to travel conveniently around this relatively small island.


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Park Hyatt Zanzibar AU$696
Reviewed on 3 May 2019
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Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
     
    4.8 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The Zanzibar eggs dish at breakfast was amazing!!

    Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only
    Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2019
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    Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

    Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

    Nungwi Road, Nungwi
       
      4.6 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Stunning hotel, so well kept. The staff were so friendly and the food was incredible. Cocktails also very, very good.

      Tembo House Hotel & Apartments AU$112
      Reviewed on 17 Nov. 2019
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      Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

      Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

      Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town
         
        4.1 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This property is perfectly located in stone town. The room was spacious and the decor was authentic and in keeping with the history of the city. The breakfast buffet was really good. We recommend staying at this hotel.

        DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi AU$314
        Reviewed on 18 Nov. 2019
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        DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

        DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

        Nungwi Village, Nungwi
           
          4.1 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Brilliant place to stay, staff are amazing and very helpful and welcoming. Fab location on the beach, great food and restaurant. Will definitely be back!

          Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel AU$158
          Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2019
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          Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel

          Kendwa Rocks Beach Hotel

          Kendwa, Kendwa
             
            3.8 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            The resort is wonderful. The only complaint my wife an I have is that the electricity to our unit kept shutting off. However, the staff was quick to come and rectify the situation when notified of the issue. We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful ...

            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town AU$203
            Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2019
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            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

            90 / 90A Shanghani, Zanzibar Town
               
              4.5 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The staff & property were first rate we all felt relaxed & well cared for, rooms restaurant & who hotel were perfectly clean and secure. The chef Alex prepared brilliant meals and we ate in for each meal as we knew our holiday would not be interrupted with illness as the food was spot on and we had ...

              Zanzibar Serena Hotel AU$557
              Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2019
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              Zanzibar Serena Hotel

              Zanzibar Serena Hotel

              Kelele Square, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
                 
                4.6 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Our group of 4 (2 American couples) stayed 4 nights at the Zanzibar Serena in July, 2019, as a follow-up to a Serengeti photo safari. The hotel is right on the Indian Ocean and gorgeous, with loads of character. Our rooms had fabulous ocean views from the rooms themselves and from the spacious lanais, ...

                Melia Zanzibar AU$576
                Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2019
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                Melia Zanzibar

                Melia Zanzibar

                Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Amazing hotel! Great food, beautiful pool and beach, the staff is very kind and the room is so comfortable, especially the huge bathroom. Highly recommended

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