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Zanzibar will not leave you disappointed -- the island is a perfect getaway from the dust of major East African cities, and a good place for diving and beach bumming.
Zanzibar, along with its neighboring islands, is an autonomous region of Tanzania; prepare your passport for stamping in and out at the harbor or airport. Zanzibar is famous for producing saffron, ginger, nutmeg, and other spices, and you even can take a spice tour around the plantations. The city also offers you a visit to the old Slave Market, where guides can tell you about this dark page of Zanzibar's history. Forodhani Gardens on the waterfront is a perfect place to visit at night for an evening snack at the market. Be sure to bring your bargaining skills!
Zanzibar's Stone Town is a World Heritage Site with a nice Arab feel to it -- there are narrow streets, lots of cats, and tons of dates sold at the market. Stone Town offers plenty of tour companies who can arrange your diving, kiteboarding, spice sampling, or boat trips around the island. For a more authentic experience, head to the rural parts of the coast, such as Jambiani Village in the southeast, to see seaweed plantations and fishing boats, sit on the beach, and enjoy the sun. Keep in mind that Zanzibar is a Muslim community, so dress and behave accordingly, especially when invited to local houses outside of main tourist areas.
Zanzibar's hostels and hotels are generally more expensive compared to the mainland, but the conditions are better, despite the occasional power shortages. You can also find some traditionally equipped Zanzibari guesthouses where local families will share their life with you.
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Baby Bush Lodge
"… tropical atmosphere. Sleep in one of the newly built bungalows or 5 bedroom beach lodge with 20m x 20m balcony. Go out in Musli's traditional wooden boat and fish together with the local fishermen or snorkel on the Kiwengwa reef, eat the catch of the day, enjoy world class diving on mnembe island(10k's away, swim with dolphins, or simply just relax on the palm-fringed beach of white sand. Baby Bush Lodge Kiwengwa View offers...
"Good location and friendly atmosphere - This place is not 5 star but price, location and services is very good and friendly. Breakfast is another bonus that will keep you full till afternoon." … "… world. While at the lodge we can help you organize tours around Zanzibar. Our rooms are quite spacious and very well furnished, self contained with ceiling fan and AC. There are traditional Zanzibari furniture and artifacts to...
"… include a free NEW Teddys breakfast of your choice (either yummy pancakes or delicious eggs, all served with fresh fruit, fruit juice and tea/coffee). At NEW Teddys we offer you charming makuti bandas, (bungalows made of woven palm leaves). They are all equipped with mosquito nets and fans. Toilets and showers are shared. Beside single, double or triple bandas we also offer single beds in a dorm bandas. Please note: Check in...
Zanzibar Dorm Lodge (222 Hurumzi)
"Affordable and excellent location - Could do with better showers and toilets but it works." … "… with Zanzibar furniture and nice people this is a place for you. All the bathroom has hot showers and small basins. All the prices is bed and breakfast and all the taxes of governments.We offer free pick up from harbor and free city tours and free tourism information. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice...
"Within the delightful Stone Town in Zanzibar you will find the 1001 nights, a perfect bed and breakfast hotel, just a stone’s throw from the Cine Afrique along Malawi Road in Malindi. Many of the contemporary rooms with views over the neighbourhood and the peaceful streets, and the oldest mosque in Zanzibar found in Malindi. Bed sheets are provided and all rooms come with ceiling fans, with 24hr hot shower, mosquito nets, and some with...
"… rain forest - sea safari - boat trips to exotic islands - spice tours - swahili cultural tour - Jambiani tour, to learn about the local people and area. If you wish, the whole house is also available for rent. We can arrange to meet you at the airport, and go with you to Jambiani, just let us know. When you arrive to Zanzibar and shall forth to Jambiani, is more comfortable in a taxi, it costs about 45 dollar. You can spent a...
Tanzanite Beach Resort
"… bungalows sea front each bungalow is dived in 2 rooms and in total 14 rooms (6 double standard rooms and 8 triple rooms also recognized as large doubles or twin rooms). We also have 3 Garden/Sea views rooms which can accommodate up to 6 guests (budget rooms stating at $75 per room per night); the resort can accommodate up to 40 guests in total. We have different type of services that we can offer to your clients for example: -...
"… offers a good quality and excellent value for money. Guests can choose to relax on the beach or try Scuba Diving and excellent Snorkeling to admire the exotic marine life. Is also ideal place for Swimming and Fishing . The barrier reef is only 10 minutes offshore, the water is always calm as is protected by the reef. Within the area there is lovely open sided, sea- facing beach bar and restaurant that serve all sorts of meals, local...
Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant
"… Twisted Palms (we bet that will never happen?!) we can offer suggestions as to what else this wonderful island has to offer. At our hotel you will NOT find: television, newspapers, high volume music, animators, air conditioner, minibar, swimming pool ... the Twisted Palms is a simple and relaxing place! Find just one good reason not to catch up with us! Please note: 1) we have a 168-hours cancellation policy. 2) check...
Jambo Guest House
"Facilities we offer in our hotel: * Safe Deposit Boxes * Hot & cold running water * Laundry service * Tea & Coffee at all times free of charge * Transport facilities on request * Medical facilities on request We also offer free pick up service from the airport or sea port if the clients books directly via e-mail or phone. There are 8 rooms in our hotel, all containing traditional Zanzibar beds, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and air...
"… has a 35 square meter terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean, a nice garden with coconut palms exotic plants and fruit trees and an outdoor shower. Dudé, who is a very good cook, will cook your breakfast, and you can also order lunch and/or dinner from the menu. Please order one day in advance. Dudé arranges trips both in and around the village and around the Island. Just ask! The house has a nice living room area with a sitting...
"… Town tour: you will learn the full history of our small town called Stone Town. Snorkelling: you will be able to swim with colourful fishes, hunt Octopuses or walk on the coral reef when the tide is low and see some star fish. Fishing trip: learning how to fish. Diving: from the Scuba diving school. Night trip: if you want to go to the party or disco. We promise to make you happy and to make sure you are enjoying your holiday...
Warere Town House
"Good place to stay on moderate budget - This is a good place to stay on a moderate budget. Rooms are clean and comfortable and very charming. The decor is really nice. Breakfast was good. The staff were helpful with organising tours and making us comfortable." … "… ensuite. Our breakfast, served on the roof top terrace, includes a mouthwatering array of traditional Zanzibari breads, fresh fruits, coffees and spiced tea. We can...
Jambiani Whitesand Bungalows
"Jambiani White Sand Beach Bungalows are located right on the beach in the quiet tropical village of Jambiani on the South- East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Situated on the picturesque white sandy beach washed by clear azure waters, Jambiani White Sand Beach Bungalows is the place to enjoy the sun, the sea and the tranquility of nature the Spice Island of Zanzibar has to offer." … "… style bungalows feature private walk-out...
PolePole Villa Guesthouse
"A beautiful 4 Bedroom Villa situated in Jambiani, Zanzibar. We offer self catering facilities, however if that does not appeal to you , then there are numerous hotels and restaurants nearby where you can and enjoy a good meal, a beer or two and a glass of wine. All our downstairs rooms are en-suite, with our private upstairs area consisting of 2 big bedrooms rooms with a shared bathroom. One bedroom has cable TV. All rooms offer bedding and...
Crazy Mzungo's, on the beach in Zanzibar
"… "Bob Marley Banda" and Crazy Colobus Bandas sleep 4 each with stunning Makuti roofs and indoor/outdoor nature showers. All bungalows have Ensuite Showers, Cupboards, Fans, colorful and fancy 3 door Mosquito Nets. Remember - Cold water showers are perfect after a hot day in the Tropics! Life in the tropics is Al Fresco.. kick off your shoes and enjoy the beachfront with lovely umbrellas and cushioned loungers. Enjoy a Cocktail made...
Crazy Mzungos Zanzibar
"… have Ensuite Showers, Cupboards, Fans, colorful and fancy 3 door Mosquito Nets. Remember - Cold water showers are perfect after a hot day in the Tropics! Life in the tropics is Al Fresco.. kick off your shoes and enjoy the beachfront with lovely umbrellas and cushioned loungers. Enjoy a Cocktail made by the Crazy Barman (new recipe daily), order a Seafood lunch from the kitchen or watch your favourite movie or TV show via the...
Blue Earth Bungalows
"… have the bathroom en suite, mosquito net, and Swahili style double bed. Some of the rooms can accommodate three persons. The room’s price includes the breakfast as well. For lunch and dinner our restaurant is also ready for your needs. Stay with us, enjoy this hidden corner of the world, share your adventures with other travelers or just simply grab nice breeze on the beach.Tours and activities can be booked in our guest house....
"… has a small kitchen. At Sagando Property we have a bar and restaurant where we cook both Zanzibar dishes and international food. This is also a place to enjoy nice cocktails. TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT OR HARBOR We will gladly help you to get a good transfer to our Hostel. Just write in the booking comments that you want help will transfer and please include your phone number so we can contact you when you arriving Please note:...
Game Fish Lodge
"… numbers for the dive operators, taxis and other tours are displayed in the rooms. Each phone is loaded with 1000 Tsh airtime. Extra airtime vouchers can be purchased at the Lodge should it be necessary. Each room has a first-aid kit available for their use. The Shark Tank Sports Bar Game Fish Lodge has a fully stocked sports bar with cold beers, selected wines and spirits. With cable HD TV and a big screen, you can kick back and...
Executive Inn Chukwani
"… guest free transfer to the airport. On Request we can deliver in the room meals from the restaurant near the Hotel. In addition there is a laundry service on request. Possibility of excursions, city tours and more organized by our tour operator. Family, kids and Pets are most welcome in Hotel. Reception is open from morning untill 10 pm. After that time, our security will provide for your needs. Please note: Cancellation...
Domokuchu Beach Bungalows
"… the beach. Located at the beginning of Paje Beach we enjoy a blissfully peaceful stretch of beach. Pure white powdery sand and warm turquoise water as far as the eye can sea. All our bungalows have 100% ocean views and private balconies. Paje is the perfect base for kite surfing, diving, watersports and exploring the island. Domokuchu has 2 types of bungalows. Superior Bungalows are closest to the beach with huge luxurious...
"… Snow-white beaches and a stunning variety of the coastal fauna and flora wait for your discovery. Mangrove woods and swarms of seabirds near coral rocks characterize this area. The little local restaurants offer fresh sea fish and African specialties. If you prefer enjoying your dinner in a private setting, feel free to grill your fresh fish at your own fireplace. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h advance notice...
Panga Chumvi Beach Resort
"… sized traditional Swahili four-poster double bed, en-suite, ceiling fan. All open up onto a spacious veranda where you can sit and take in the view, or read a book. Our hand-made coconut wood furniture is simple and stylish. Most of our rooms have fabulous sea views, others look on to our beautiful tropical garden. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival Check In: 11.00 am Check Out: 10.00 am...
Ndogo House Jambiani
"… dinner. We propose a menu fixed daily with fresh food, and we can prepare dinners for special occasions: the little beach with a small garden is perfect for that! The linen will be done every two days and the towels is daily. There are also beach towels. On request you can rent bicycles and scooters. Car park. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be...
"… straight on the beach. For lunch and dinner we offer a good choice of food. We are especially known for our good and fresh food and the tasty seafood dishes. We have often been told to cook some of the best food on the island - Your welcome to try our variety of fresh seafood and Zanzibar dishes. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the...
Kaure Sand Beach Lodge Uroa
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Jambiani Villa Guesthouse
"Our property is perfect for a relaxing holiday. In Jambiani Villa Guesthouse you are aple to have privacy, and enjoy the beautiful view overlooking the ocean. You can enjoy the nice local restaurants near by, a few bars, and the friendly people in the village. The atmosphere is really nice. We have our own boat so you can go sailing or snorkeling when ever you want. Breakfast is not included in the small house. If you want to have...
KS Beach Bungalows & Restaurant
"Our property has two bungalows with double rooms with bathroom. There is a restauran and a bar, directly to the white beach. We speak Italian, french, German, English and Swahili. You'll find like home. Very nice, comfortable rooms with private bathroom (shower with warm water), fan, mosquito net, balcon and see view.The rooms are located in a quietly site on the beach." … "Our Resort is situated north of Zanzibar, about 50 km from...
Hakuna Shida Guesthouse
"… in the island. Close to restaurants and bars, dive centre & kite centres. Ideal playgrounds for water sports and relax. The Guesthouse offers private rooms with bathroom for all lovers of the sea and nature, with excellent value for money. The terrace overlooks the pool and offers sun beds. Internet available. We offer opportunities for fishing, diving, snorkeling and several tours like swimming with dolphins, Stone Town, Jozani...
Miza wa Miza Zanzibar
"… of the island, only 150 metres from the sea. The hotel offers accomodation in 13 beautiful bungalows, each of them different in style and type, ideal for backpackers, families, couples and group of friends. Every bungalow has an independent entrance with private toilet facilities to guarantee privacy and tranquillity. The cuisine is based on local products expertly prepared by Italian and Zanzibar chefs. Breakfast is included in the...
Tamarind Beach Hotel
"We are a family of four from southern Sweden, and we stayed at Tamarind for one week in February 2004. It was great; we liked the beach and the village. The staff at Tamarind were very nice. They told us a lot about their island, and also showed us their village. We have built a sunbed like the ones at Tamarind, and we think of Zanzibar and the hotel when we are lying there." … "… safe and undisturbed. Our staff is friendly and...
Coral Rock Hotel
"Coral Rock definitely has some great views. The place is rustic and laid back and has decent facilities like a pool and air-con in the rooms. Staff are friendly and try hard but need a bit more skills training. If you're looking for action and nightlife skip Coral Rock, it's more for people looking to relax and escape crowds. If you're looking for luxury you may be disappointed although for Jambiani it's one of the more upmarket hostels....
Mbuyuni Beach Village
"… bungalows are set not far from the beach. The bungalows are available into Double/Twin/Single and Triple Each bungalow is set with a private bathroom/toilet/balcony Each bedroom is fitted with mosquito net/ceiling fan/ and a big beds. There is lovely sea facing bar and restaurant for Lunch/Dinner and Drinks for good prices. Number of tours can be arranged from here on request including Dolphin tours/Snorkelling/Diving /Fishing etc....
"… backs of bicycles, the local fisherman still use their picturesque Dhows to fish on, Zanzibar is still very much Zanzibar in the wild northern region. We at Amaan Bungalows try to use our rich cultural and exotic surrounding to hopefully give our guests a one-of-a-kind holiday so please, karibuni!RestaurantsWe have two different restaurants on the property at the moment, the Fat Fish Restaurant and the Blue Sea Restaurant. Both...
Zanzibar Ocean View
"… Ocean View Beach Resort is ideally located on absolute beachfront at Kilimani, Located 5 minutes from Zanzibar International Airport, and only 10 minutes from the Famous Old Stone town, where you will find Historical Monuments, Spices and much more to discover.This new resort is nestled right in between the Airport and Stone Town, having the cleanest beach front in the area. You can plan an array of holiday attractions, sights and...
"In the middle of bustling Stone Town, Zenji Hotel welcomes guests to feel home in a relaxing atmosphere with free use of internet! All 9 rooms (some self-contained,some with balcony), with double beds, are clean with traditional Zanzibarian details and Western size Zanzibarian beds. The rooftop offers a beautiful view over Stone Town and the harbour. The breakfast is served on the rooftop and includes fresh juices and bread, homemade jam,...
Ras Michamvi Beach Resort
"… fan, digital safe, mini fridge, hair dryer, wardrobe, desk and luggage holder. Our 15 rooms have a spacious and private veranda. Additional facilities include 2 private beaches, free Internet wireless 1Mb/s in lounge/bar area, a conference room accommodating up to 40 delegates, all Zanzibar excursions and snorkeling from the hotel, laundry service, massage service and a car park. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days...
Maruhubi Beach Villar
"Maruhubi Beach Villas is situated on the seafront, just five minutes drive north of Zanzibar Stone Town between the famous Maruhubi Palace Grounds and the lush, tropical gardens of Mtoni Marine Centre. The restaurant and rooms have spectacular views west across the sea to Chapwani and Changu Islands and south to Stone Town. The six stone built villas all have excellent sea and river views. Each villa has two comfortable air-conditioned...
"… is a Swahili Word for 'HAPPINESS' and we would be more than HAPPY to welcome you in our resort which is situated less than 20 minutes drive from the historical stone town on the west side of the Island. Furaha Resort offers the best accommodation in Zanzibar, with friendly service and excellent facilities. Perfectly located on the beach, where you could spend an amazing day, sunbathing. This Resort offers leisure and group...
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