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 Emerson Spice’s exotic rooftop 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 AndBeyond Mnemba Island (luxury option), Kilindi (deluxe option) or Zuri Zanzibar (standard option).

Luxury Option – AndBeyond Mnemba Island: A romantic hideaway, Mnemba Island is an exclusive paradise featuring twelve rustically chic beachside bandas, for just 24 guests, connected to the breathtaking Mnemba atoll. Discover sheer, unpretentious paradise on this exclusive island, where the simple pleasures become your most treasured of memories for many years to come. Relax and unwind on your own stretch of beachfront, where simple yet luxurious bandas peep out onto unblemished sands from the dappled shade of the casuarina pine forest. Thatched dining and sitting or bar areas boast beautiful open views of the beach and spectacular vistas of Zanzibar beyond. (B, L, D, Dr)

Deluxe Option – Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar: Kilindi Zanzibar, comprising of a series of white-domed Pavilion guest rooms all set in 50 acres of lush tropical gardens, is a rarity in the world of luxury boutique hotels. Originally designed for Benny Andersson – one of the members of the 1970’s pop group ABBA – Kilindi is a true blend of the very best of diverse cultures to be found in Tanzania and on its adjacent island of Zanzibar. Kilindi achieves the perfect marriage between Scandinavian minimalism and the dramatic architectural overtones of Middle Eastern heritage, whilst encouraging an open, ‘back-to-nature’ ambiance throughout. In each of the Pavilion suites, white wooden-slatted shutters embrace wide-arched glassless windows each affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. This same openness allows the gentle ocean breeze to waft throughout each of the rooms and carry with it the delightful soundtrack of Kilindi’s colorful birdlife. Any stay at Kilindi will be a delight for the senses. (B, L, D, Dr)

Standard Option – Zuri Zanzibar: Zuri Zanzibar offers a completely unique experience in Zanzibar for anyone that wants to try something off the beaten African tracks; a place that allows guests a feeling of peace and tranquility. Zuri’s stunning range of accommodation includes 56 bungalows, suites and villas, all hidden in a large tropical garden within a short walk of the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. (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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