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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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Day 1 – Stone Town: Upon arriving at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. 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. Overnight at Park Hyatt Zanzibar (luxury) or Serena Inn (deluxe).

Luxury: Park Hyatt Zanzibar provides 5 star accommodations in the heart of Stone Town. It features 67 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, including 11 suites, that seamlessly blend understated elegance, contemporary style, modern technology and timeless regional accents. Standard guestrooms are spacious and ocean front rooms feature spectacular, picturesque views of dhow harbors and the Indian Ocean.

Deluxe: 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 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) or Kilindi (deluxe).

Luxury: A romantic hideaway, andBeyond 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.

Deluxe: Elewana 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.

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

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Quick Facts

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 Deluxe or Luxury
  • Land-Only Price* $$

*Pricing is per person and an estimate. Contact a Journey Specialist for a customized quote.
$ = Call for Pricing | $$ = $5,000 – $9,999 | $$$ = $10,000 – $20,000 | $$$$ = >$20,000

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