zanzibar beach holiday

5-Day Beach Extension to Tanzania’s Exotic Spice Island

Located off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, the spice island of Zanzibar is the perfect place to relax after a safari or climbing Kilimanjaro. Once the commercial center of East Africa, today Zanzibar retains many of its retail roots in the busy markets and winding alleyways of Stone Town. It boasts rich historical sites including noble Arabic houses, a slave market and former residences of explorers. The coastline is a beach lover’s dream come true, with miles of white sandy, palm fringed beaches and coves. With nearly unlimited choices for water activities, our Zanzibar Beach Holiday is the perfect island getaway.

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Highlights

Perfect for:

  • Perfect for Honeymoons/Romance
  • Perfect for Water Activities
  • Perfect for Families
  • Duration 5 days
  • Departures Anytime
  • Accommodations City hotel and deluxe/luxury beach lodge
  • Fitness Rating Easy
  • Activities Beach activities
  • Safari Type Nature
  • Style Value, Deluxe, or Luxury
  • Land-Only Price* Varies based on accommodation
  • Flight Price Call for pricing

*All pricing per person based on double occupancy. Pricing varies based on travel dates, call for a customized quotation matching your travel needs. Changes to itinerary and pricing may apply. Price includes all accommodations, meals, some drinks, transfers, vehicles, park fees, guides and activities as indicated, and a $25 donation to a worthy African charity. Price excludes international flights, visas, tips, inoculations, travel insurance, and anything not specified above. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover & AMEX. No refunds—see Terms and Conditions for details.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Stone Town: Upon arriving at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Zanzibar Serena Inn. Dinner is on your own account or we can make a reservation for you at one of the most romantic restaurants, Emerson & Green’s Tower Top Restaurant, featuring panoramic views of Stone Town and a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean.

Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors, and bright bazaars, the Zanzibar Serena Inn is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one of Africa’s most ancient and enchanting towns. Each room has a king-sized four-poster bed and its own spacious balcony with hammock and sea view. 

Days 2, 3, & 4 – Beach Resort: After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to your beach accommodation. Spend three full days relaxing on the beach, lounging by the pool or enjoying water activities offered by your lodge. Overnights at Matemwe Retreat (luxury option) or The Breezes Beach Club & Spa (deluxe option).

Luxury Option: Matemwe Retreat consists of four fabulous separate villas, full of atmosphere, inspiration and personal touches. The ground floor features a private cocktail bar, an air-conditioned bedroom, bathroom with double basins, shower, and a large romantic bathtub overlooking the Indian Ocean. The second floor has a private roof terrace, complete with sun and shade decks and a plunge pool. The villas share their own private beach. A dedicated butler will ensure that your every whim is catered for, the chef will meet you each morning to select your daily menu. Sip a fresh cocktail in your plunge pool, relax at the beach or leave your sanctuary to kayak, dive, and snorkel or visit a village (some at an additional cost). Matemwe Retreat is closed April & May, but substitutions are available. (B, L, D, Dr)

Deluxe Option: The Breezes Beach Club and Spa is set on a beautiful tropical landscaped garden on a pristine beach on the east coast of the island. It has 70 rooms which are spacious, fully air-conditioned, and tastefully furnished in a relaxed Zanzibar style. All rooms offer a terrace or balcony. Facilities and activities (some at an additional cost) include the Frangipani Spa, Yoga & Meditation, Scuba Diving Center and a Marine Activities Center offering beach volleyball, pedal boats, kayaks, snorkel trips, windsurfing, and sailing. Overnights in a deluxe room on a half board basis. (B, D)

Day 5 – Depart: Spend the morning and mid-day at leisure before your afternoon airport transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departing flight. (B)

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Accommodations

Deluxe

zanzibar serena inn

Value

the breezes beach club & spa

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