Zanzibar, Islands & Coast


Northwest of Selous is Tanzania's low and lush coastal strip and Tanzania's largest city, Dar es Salaam, which is the embarkation point for the exotic islands of Zanzibar. Roughly 25 miles off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets.

With the historic Stone Town, white sandy beaches, exotic coral reefs and the only place in the world where you can find the Kirk's Red Colobus monkey, Zanzibar is a true paradise – the perfect place to relax and unwind – especially at the end of an adventurous safari.



236 Hurumzi

236 Hurumzi is a beautifully restored period hotel located in the heart of Stone Town...


Baraza Resort & Spa

Baraza Resort & Spa lies on the south eastern coast of Zanzibar along the award winning Bwejuu beach. The resort is situated on a 240m stretch of beach with a coral reef that runs down the eastern shore of Zanzibar...


Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Bluebay Beach Resort is situated on a white sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar. 

The hotel has a total of 112 luxurious rooms...


Breezes Beach Club & Spa

Breezes Beach Club & Spa is set in tropical gardens on a peaceful beach on the East Coast of Zanzibar, about one hour from Stone Town.

Accommodation consists of 70 en suite rooms and suites which are spacious, fully air-conditioned and tastefully furnished in a relaxed Zanzibar style..


Chapwani Private Island

Chapwani is a private island of 5 hectares situated north west of Zanzibar, which can be reached by boat in 15 minutes. 

The ten rooms at Chapwani have a Zanzibari elegant but casual style, with high pointed roofs with wood beams, ceiling fan and brightly coloured materials...


Chole Mjini

Part of the virtually unknown Mafia archipelago that lies south of Zanzibar, Chole is a tiny tropical island located in the largest marine park in East Africa off the Tanzanian coast...


Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Essque Zalu Zanzibar is a luxury beach resort situated on the north-east coast of Zanzibar near the village of Nungwi...


Fumba Beach Lodge

Situated on one of Zanzibar's most beautiful and secluded beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge is a luxurious and peaceful hideaway offering a blend of casual elegance and friendly, first class service...


Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon is a peaceful, secluded resort situated on the south west of Pemba Island...


Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar

The Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar is located on Nungwi Beach, a beautiful white-sand beach with crystalline waters that will make you feel like you're truly in paradise. This hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania, offers you all-inclusive holidays with the exclusive services of RIU Hotels & Resorts.


Kasha Boutique Hotel

Kasha Boutique Hotel is located in the North East of Zanzibar with fantastic views of the Mnemba Atoll and the backdrop of the Indian Ocean...


Matemwe Beach House

Matemwe Beach House an exclusive property ideal for a family or small group wanting a private slice of the north east coast of Zanzibar...


Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge is located in the north eastern part of Zanzibar and boasts idyllic beaches and fantastic diving and snorkelling in the Marine Park around the adjacent Mnemba Atoll...


Matemwe Retreat

Situated slightly north of Matemwe in an elevated position, Matemwe Retreat enjoys unspoilt views through palm trees of the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Island...


Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island Lodge is situated on the beautiful private island of Mnemba off the north–eastern tip of Zanzibar. The island is 1.5 km in circumference and is surrounded by an Indian Ocean coral reef. Mnemba Island forms part of an atoll, which has been declared a marine conservation area...


Pole Pole

Pole Pole is located in the Chole Bay area, near Utende village on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park. It lies on the beach, within a tropical garden, overlooking a spectacular view of the Mafia Archipelago and the Indian Ocean...


Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe Beach Hotel is a relaxed beach resort set in a secluded bay on the north-east coast of Zanzibar.

The resort's beautiful gardens surround 16 Zanzibarian cottages of which 13 are beachfront and 3 are garden view...


Saadani Safari Lodge

Saadani Safari Lodge is situated in a horse shoe bay on the East coast of Tanzania...


The Palms

Located on the South Eastern coast of Zanzibar, The Palms is an exclusive property that combines effortless elegance with Zanzibari sophistication...


The Residence Zanzibar

Set in 32 hectares of pristine land on the South West coast of Zanzibar, The Residence Zanzibar is a luxurious all-villa resort...


Z Hotel

Z Hotel is situated in a secluded plot in Nungwi on the northern tip of Zanzibar. It blends contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari features to create a unique and relaxing environment...


Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort

Zuri Zanzibar is located in the north of Zanzibar at Kendwa with direct access to its private and pristine beach. Kendwa has long been regarded as the best beach in Zanzibar and importantly isn’...


Constance Aiyana Hotel

Constance Aiyana is a luxury resort set on the northern edge of Pemba island, with 30 magnificent ocean facing villas.  The resort was constructed with ecology in mind, using locally sourced...


Zawadi Hotel

Zawadi sits atop a cliff, with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, framed by swaying coconut palms and bougainvillea.


Zanzibar Queen Hotel

Located on one of the most beautiful coral beaches in the world - Matemwe -, Zanzibar Queen Hotel is a true gem among other Zanzibar's resorts. Proximity of Mnemba attracts amateur and professional divers. With its exquisite cuisine and unique service the Hotel can guarantee unforgettable experiences.


Day 1: Zanzibar, Islands & Coast

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s capital, her largest city and main port, a situation which dates back to colonial times. The distinctly African, colourful markets are well worth a visit and both a German and British influence can still be seen in the architecture around the city.

Day 2 - 4: Zanzibar, Islands & Coast

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Following its recent expansion, Ruaha is currently East Africa’s biggest national park and the second-largest on the African continent. It is also Tanzania’s most sizeable elephant haven and home to a profusion of bird species, including kingfishers, plovers, egrets, hornbills and sunbirds. Crocodiles and hippos thrive in the Great Ruaha River, which flows along the sanctuary’s eastern border and in the dry season between July and November, animals flock to the last remaining water sources, presenting an exceptional wildlife spectacle. There are a number of accommodation options available but some close for the wet season in March and April.

Day 5 - 7: Zanzibar, Islands & Coast

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The remote and little-visited Selous Game Reserve covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total area and is the largest of its kind in Africa. At an unbelievable 55,000 sq km it is almost twice the size of Belgium and four times larger than the famous Serengeti in the North. The landscape here has remained almost as it was before tourism began and the massive park has only a few accommodation options.

The Great Rufiji River and its tributaries are the lifeblood of the reserve, creating a network of forests and woodlands around the lagoons, sandbanks and lakes with tall palm trees adding to the scenic splendour. Because of its size and remoteness, the reserve has over 2,100 species of plants, 350 species of birds, 60,000 elephants, 108,000 buffalos and an estimated 1,300 of the worlds’ roughly 4,000 remaining rare wild dogs, giving guests an opportunity to glimpse all of these exotic animals in true unspoilt wilderness. Boating, walking safaris and fly camping are all available in the Selous.

Day 8 - 12: Zanzibar, Islands & Coast

Meal Basis: Half Board

Rising up from the Indian Ocean approximately 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, this idyllic archipelago consists of Zanzibar and Pemba islands as well as numerous smaller islets. Zanizibar Island (known locally as ‘Unguja’) is characterised by exquisite white sand beaches fringed by palm trees and lapped by turquoise waters lined with coral reefs brimming with an abundance of exotic marine life. This underwater paradise is a mecca for water sport enthusiasts who flock here for the excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing and sailing on traditional local dhows. The island’s cultural heart is its old city, Stone Town - said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa - with its maze of narrow alleyways, lively bazaars, mosques and ornate Arab houses.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

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