The big reason why thousands of people visit Zanzibar each year is the beautiful beaches that stretch for miles along the Island’s coastline. In addition to being a haven for those looking for a quiet relaxing beach vacation; there is plenty for water-sports and fishing enthusiasts. Other attractions include the diversity of flora and fauna in the region, the rich historical sites, marine and nature parks; a great place for beach holiday and marine excursion.
The long stretches of white sandy beaches in Zanzibar
Exotic beach holidays in Zanzibar
Some of the honeymoon secluded beaches in Zanzibar.
What to do on beach holiday in Zanzibar
Day boat trips to prison island.
Top beach hotels in Zanzibar
Luxury beach vacations in Zanzibar
Diving and snorkeling beach hotels in Zanzibar
A safari in Tanzania is incomplete without visiting one of the Islands on Zanzibar Archipelago; It has a couple of beautiful Island with stunning warm tropical sandy beaches, nice coral garden for diving and snorkeling, spice plantations, incredible history and fascinating cultures. Major islands include Unguja Island (referred as Zanzibar Island); it’s the largest island and houses the capital town and major government offices, followed by Pemba Island, Latham Island (also known as Fungu Kizimkazi) and Mafia Island.
Zanzibar Archipelago was once under the British colonial rule before gaining its independence in 1963, and later merging with the former African state of Tanganyika forming the current United Republic of Tanzania. Today Zanzibar is still an autonomous government; where they elect their own president, House of Representatives and run their own local functions.
Zanzibar Island (Unguja) is situated about 36Km from Tanzania’s mainland and has a surface area of about 1,660 Km2, it’s among the largest islands along the eastern coast of Africa. Zanzibar is a major tourist destination, characterized by the beautiful white sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, top end beach accommodation, a rich Stone-Town history and offers a wide range of beach-sport activities that include; scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing and sailing on the traditional local dhows, among many others.
Generally the Tanzanian coastal region is consider to be warm throughout the year; December to April are said to be the hottest period with an average temperature of 31°C, July and August are cooler with an average temperature of 25°C, the long rains are in April through to May and short rains in December.
The easiest and quickest way to get to Zanzibar is flying to Zanzibar airport or nearby Dar es Salaam and then taking a speed boat to Zanzinbar. There are scheduled flights from Das es Salaam, Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport to Zanzibar. Other option would be to fly from Nairobi (Wilson airport) and Moi international airport in Kenya.
By road from Arusha or other regions in Tanzania, it would include driving all the way to Dar es Salaam, then take a ferry to cross over to Zanzibar Island; the ferry takes roughly 90 minutes to 3½ hours depending with the boat you choose, and then drive to your destination. By road its adventurous but very tiring, it’s strongly advisable to fly unless you want to experience the beautiful landscapes along the way.
Feel free to check out our sample Zanzibar beach holiday packages above or Contact Us, to tailor make your own personalized holiday.
This is a five days beach holiday at Zanzibar Island that focuses on beach activities and Island excursions; Major activities include total beach relaxation, stone-town and Spice tour, sailing trips to Prison Island and Jozani Forest; it’s a great packages for guest who love mixing beach vacation with
This a five days diving, snorkeling and beach vacation at Pemba Island in Tanzania; this packages is centered on beach sporting activities while staying at Fundu Lagon beach resort southwest of Pemba Island, a great package for people who love snorkeling, diving and beach excursions.
This is a 7 days family beach holiday at Zanzibar Island and Pemba Island; this family package combines a few family beach activities, relaxation and Island excursion as well as staying in nice secluded beach family villas and hotels, it’s a great package for families and small groups.
Zanzibar is an ideal retreat for honeymooners and can be used to set up a perfect family foundation; it’s full of special surprises and romantic venues just perfect for two loved once; this 8 days beach honeymoon package, combines beach relaxation, a bit of beach excursions and a
This a ten days family safari and beach holiday, exploring the best of Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater; to watch the stunning landscapes and wildlife and then winding up with a few days on the beach. It’s a great itinerary for families who love wildlife,
This is a ten days luxury honeymoon on a combined wildlife watching Safari and beach holiday, the package is full of comfort, romance and relaxation in top end private and secluded lodges and resorts. Major attractions and activities include romantic private candle lit bush and beach dinners, relaxing
In Zanzibar Island, there is a wide range of accommodation; from the Luxury 5 star beach hotels, Lodges and Villas to budget Camps and Hostels. Whether you are on a Beach holiday, business trip or a combined beach and safari holiday; there is accommodation for you. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact one of our holiday experts to find you accommodation that suits you.
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