About Zanzibar Islands

Zanzibar, an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Tanzania, is a captivating destination known for its unique blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. Comprising two main islands, Unguja (often referred to as Zanzibar Island) and Pemba, as well as several smaller islets, this region has long been a crossroads of trade and culture. Here's a concise professional description of Zanzibar:

Zanzibar Islands, a jewel in the Indian Ocean, offer a harmonious fusion of African, Arab, and Indian influences. With pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and lush tropical forests, Zanzibar is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and sun-seekers. The archipelago is renowned for its rich historical tapestry, with Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, serving as a living testament to its past as a major trading hub for spices, ivory, and slaves.

Travelers to Zanzibar can explore vibrant markets brimming with exotic spices, textiles, and handicrafts, while also savoring a diverse culinary scene that celebrates the island's diverse cultural heritage. Activities range from snorkeling and diving in vibrant coral reefs to visiting spice plantations to discover the origins of Zanzibar's nickname, the "Spice Islands."

For those interested in history, the islands offer insights into the Swahili culture, which has evolved over centuries through interactions with Arab and European traders. The ornate architecture of Stone Town, narrow winding streets, and bustling bazaars transport visitors to another era.

Whether seeking relaxation on idyllic beaches, cultural immersion, or thrilling adventures, Zanzibar's islands offer a captivating destination with something to offer every traveler, all within a stunning tropical setting.

When to Visit

Certainly, here's a concise and professional summary of the best time to visit Zanzibar:

"The optimal time to visit Zanzibar is during the dry season, which extends from June to October. This period offers consistently pleasant weather with sunny skies, low humidity, and ideal conditions for water activities. Travelers can enjoy pristine beaches, vibrant marine life, and cultural exploration in comfort. For budget-conscious travelers, the rainy season from November to April provides cost-saving opportunities, albeit with occasional showers and higher humidity."

However, August is a peak season. And December, particularly around the Christmas and New Year period, is indeed a peak season in Zanzibar due to festive celebrations and an influx of holiday travelers. During this time, the island comes alive with special events, cultural festivities, and a vibrant atmosphere. Travelers looking to experience the unique blend of Zanzibari culture and holiday cheer should plan well in advance and be prepared for higher prices and increased demand for accommodations and activities.

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Mnemba Luxury Private Island Lodge - Tour
Mnemba Luxury Private Island Lodge
$ 1,270
5 Nights 6 Days
Available on request
Mnemba Luxury Private Island Lodge
$ 1,270
MNEMBA ISLAND - LUXURY PRIVATE ISLAND LODGE One of the world's finest Beach lodge, on a pristine small private Island Total of 12 Guest Bandas including two Bandas for family use Comfortable lounge and dining areas Bar, Library, Curio Shop, In room massage GYM in a basket. Padi dive school, Snorkelling, Kayaking, Stand-up paddle boarding, Dhow Cruises, Fishing, Wildlife watching, Child's program. ACCESS & LOCATION The island is accessed via 10–15 minutes’ boat transfer from the north-east tip of Zanzibar. Most travellers fly in to Zanzibar’s international airport, and the transferred from the airport to the boat station usually takes around 1hour and 30 minutes. The lodge buildings and guest bandas are tucked into woods adjacent to the shore. ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES  Welcome to 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. two of these can be linked to create one double-sized banda for family use. Each is approached along a sandy path from the beach. The first thing you see is a shady veranda. This functions as a very pleasant lounge and dining space, featuring a couple of daybeds and a chic little table and chairs for private meals. The bedroom is entered up a few steps and through a wide partition – in total, there are three partitions, all with woven blinds that can be pulled down. The bedroom area contains a king-size bed with mosquito netting, bedside tables and lighting, a writing desk and chair, and a well-stocked mini-bar. Continuing through the banda, you’ll find the en-suite washroom, which has a separate flush toilet, twin washbasins, and a spacious rainfall shower with a curtain constructed from gorgeous glass beads! There’s some additional storage space in the washroom, and back on the beach there’s a private seating area complete with sunloungers. Mnemba’s lounge, dining area, bar, library, and curio shop all occupy timber-and-thatch structures nestling amidst the trees. The lounge offers a long curved row of cushioned seating, facing towards the beach. The structure used for dining is positioned closest to the beach, and it features individual tables and comfy upright chairs. Guests can choose to eat here, on their private veranda, or at a secluded beach location recommended by staff! The food and drink is exceptionally good. Breakfasts involve a range of hot and cold dishes, while lunches are tasty and light. A three-course dinner is served under the stars every evening, with storm lanterns lit all around. Mnemba’s bar provides another great location to relax, with its own cushioned seating, occasional tables, and a few pouffes for a little variation! The library contains a couple of sofas and a good selection of reading material, as well as a television and some interesting photos on the wall. And the curio shop stocks not only arts-and-crafts items but also clothes, accessories, and essentials. There’s no spa building, but in-room or on-beach massages are available. Guests who enjoy keeping fit on holiday can request a gym-in-a-basket! Yoga mats are offered too. ACTIVITIES AT &BEYOND MNEMBA ISLAND LODGE: The island has its own PADI dive school, which provides an extensive range of excursions to various dive sites. All levels of experience are accommodated, with even complete beginners able to pick up the basics and enjoy their first dive. The seas around Mnemba are breathtakingly beautiful, with a real treasure trove of marine creatures to observe! Among the highlights are dolphins and turtles. The latter can be seen nesting from October to January, and the tiny young scuttle down to the sea two months after the eggs are laid. Snorkelling is possible too, as are kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding if you’re feeling energetic! Dhow cruises are ideal for a more laidback exploration of the region, while keen anglers will relish opportunities to fish the waters from some well-chosen spots. There’s plenty of wildlife to see on the island, such as Suni antelope, Ader’s duiker, and an assortment of vibrant birds. The lodge also offers &Beyond’s superb WILDChild programme, ensuring that young guests are kept happily occupied while parents steal a little time to themselves. For more information or anything else to do with staying on this paradise island, please contact Us. read more read less
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Neptune Pwani Beach East Africa Residence Special! - Tour
Neptune Pwani Beach East Africa Residence Special!
$ 430
2 Nights 3 Days
Available on request
Kaskazini A, Unguja North Region
Neptune Pwani Beach East Africa Residence Special!
$ 430
Friendly and spacious, Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for guests in search of a retreat that offers the “special touch”, matched with attention to the finest of details. The Resort has been meticulously created, emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in local design, interiors and furnishing, meeting top international standards. The Resort features All air-conditioned170 rooms all with terrace and ocean view, situated in 2 level blocks and 4 individual beachfront suites with in-room Jacuzzi. Facilities include 1 main restaurant, 4 à la carte restaurants, 1 snack restaurant, 2 bars, 1 coconut beach bar,  the Earth & Rain Spa, the Spherique Boutique, conference room and facilities and a water sports centre. 170 rooms New: ocean view GYM with a/c. Terms and conditions 3rd person reduction: -30% First child 0-12yrs, 2 adults paying ( sharing ): Free Second child 0-12yrs, 2 adults paying (sharing): -50% Terms of payment; No later than 7 days prior to arrival, bookings less 7 days must paid in full at time of booking. Cancellation policy: 7-0 days and no show: 100% Zanzibar Infrastructure tax: 1 USD per person per night read more read less
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Zanzi Resort Beach Holiday 4night / 5Days - Tour
Zanzi Resort Beach Holiday 4night / 5Days
$ 978
4 Nights 5 Days
Available on request
Zanzibar Tanzania
Zanzi Resort Beach Holiday 4night / 5Days
$ 978
Zanzi Resort sits on the edge of the Indian Ocean, 15 km from the historic Stone Town and 30 minutes from the airport. Thirteen spacious, artistically designed villas and bungalows offer an intimate environment with patios, some featuring private pools. The resort, spread over six hectares of plush tropical gardens, has an excellent in-house restaurant and treatment area, offering oceanside massages and the Japanese hot-stone treatment, gambanyoku. Local cuisine is prepared for an international palate with fresh seafood, organic vegetables, and spices from our own eco-plantation. Guests can dine in the restaurant, in the privacy of their villa or bungalow, or on the beach. AMENITIES Restaurant Ganbanyoku & Massage Spa Sunset Zanzi Boat Private pool read more read less
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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas - Honeymoon Offer - Tour
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas - Honeymoon Offer
$ 2,315
SAVE10
5 Nights 6 Days
Available on request
Paje Beach, South
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas - Honeymoon Offer
$ 2,315
ZanzibarWhite Sand Luxury Villas & Spa Experience 5star Villas on the white sand beaches of Paje Zanzibar. A sanctuary of peace and harmony, welcomes you for an intimate and personalized luxury experience of Zanzibar, on the spectacular white sandy beachfront of Paje,  Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel located on the pristine sands of Paje beach, on the East coast of Zanzibar. One hour from the airport (transfer can be arranged).  About the Resort; 11 private exclusive-use luxury villas, each exquisitely appointed, boasting a dining lounge, recreational area, expansive sun deck and swimming pool, sumptuous Guest rooms, on a secluded and appointed space of 1500 sqm per villa. The resort amenities deliver the highest standard of service: spa treatments and facilities, two restaurants, a rooftop champagne bar, a beach bar, and a lounge, as well as a high-end Kitesurfing and Watersports center. The large resort (4 hectares) hosts only 11 luxury Villas and 3 Cinnamon Rooms to ensure maximum space and privacy for each Guest. An experience at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is as much about enjoying a cocktail on the rooftop Champagne bar as it is about kitesurfing in the sunset or indulging in a massage at the Spa after a day of sunbathing. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, family holidays, or treating your loved ones to a luxury experience – it is our mission to ensure unforgettable holidays and utmost comfort in a stunning setting. read more read less
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Melia Zanzibar Luxury Vacation - Tour
Melia Zanzibar Luxury Vacation
$ 3,285
5 Nights 6 Days
Available on request
Kiwengwa, Unguja North Region
Melia Zanzibar Luxury Vacation
$ 3,285
5NIGHTS /6DAYS, VIP LOUNGE, VIP RETURN TRANSFERS RATES PER PERSON ON AN ALL-INCLUSIVE BASIS, ONE-BEDROOM VILLA. Meliá Zanzibar is an all-inclusive luxury resort on an amazing beach of white sands. Discover its romantic private villas overlooking the Indian Ocean. The best option for guests seeking a romantic getaway or an unforgettable honeymoon. The villa provides a private 11-meter pool in a 240 m2 tropical garden. It also features a fully furnished terrace with sunbeds from which to enjoy starry nights in the greatest privacy. The villa provides a large bedroom with a king-size bed, separate lounge, and a fully equipped kitchen. Relax with a bubble bath in your oversized bathtub or an outdoor shower while enjoying the warm tropical climate. The bathroom features luxury amenities specially selected for you. Get online whenever you wish with our Wi-Fi or watch your favorite movies on the 55-inch and 48-inch flat-screen TVs. The Level guests receive VIP privileges, which is why the villa offers so many details to make your stay totally luxurious. Enjoy the private butler service to serve your meals. Luxurious services are only available to the most privileged guests. read more read less
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Zanzi Resort Beach Holiday - Tour
Zanzi Resort Beach Holiday
$ 798
3 Nights 4 Days
Available on request
Zanzibar, Zanzibar Tanzania
Zanzi Resort Beach Holiday
$ 798
Zanzi Resort sits on the edge of the Indian Ocean, 15 km from the historic Stone Town and 30 minutes from the airport. Thirteen spacious, artistically designed villas and bungalows offer an intimate environment with patios, some featuring private pools. The resort, spread over six hectares of plush tropical gardens, has an excellent in-house restaurant and treatment area, offering oceanside massages and the Japanese hot-stone treatment, gambanyoku. Local cuisine is prepared for an international palate with fresh seafood, organic vegetables, and spices from our own eco-plantation. Guests can dine in the restaurant, in the privacy of their villa or bungalow, or on the beach AMENITIES Restaurant Ganbanyoku & Massage Spa Sunset Zanzi Boat Private pool read more read less
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VIP Airport services - Tour
VIP Airport services
$ 50
2 Hours
20 Apr, 20 Apr, 21 Apr, and more
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
VIP Airport services
$ 50
Fast Tracking service on Arrival & In Lounge VIP Departure  The VIP service on arrival fast track and departure lounge provides a level of comfort while at Zanzibar airport. The airport assistance service includes meet and greets, fast Tracking, and Immigration Services when you get to the Airport. The customer care dedicated team will assist with passport control, picking up your luggage, and customs. Arrival Fast track: You will be met outside the terminal building by one of the staff holding up a signboard with your names on it. From there, you will be escorted through the medical check first and then to immigration counter. You will be assisted through customs with your baggage. After all process is completed, you will be escorted out of the airport through arrivals exit where you will be handled to your driver. Departure Service: Departing guests through CIP lounge need to be a drop of normal departure gate. One of the Lounge staff will be Standing to the left of the security with a sign: THE PREMIER LOUNGE . From there the clients will be escorted & fast-tracked through security checkpoints. We will facilitate with the check-in procedure & immigration process. After all, formality are done clients will have to do some duty-free shopping and then taken to the lounge to relax until their flight is boarded.  The Departure Lounge includes; Drinks  Snacks    read more read less
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