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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
"My Traumatic Experience At Baby Bush Lodge - I arrived in zanzibar like most people do by taking the ferry from Dar Es Salaam. The locals in stone town were very friendly and i easily found a cab. knowing there is plenty of hotels in Zanzibar and knowing it was low season i decided to "wing it" and didn't book anywhere. The cab driver was very friendly and i asked him if he could recommend a cheap lodge to stay at. He suggested Baby Bush...
"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." … "… and very well furnished, self contained with ceiling fan and AC. There is a tradition Zanzibar furniture and artifacts to enhance the guest feeling of their historic presence in Zanzibar. Private rooms en suite bathroom and air...
"… 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 between midday and 16.00 Check out before 11.00 Breakfast included Payment by cash or VISA card upon...
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...
"… - 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 night in Stonetown and get a...
Tanzanite Beach Resort
"On the quiet northern coast of Zanzibar is the charming Hotel TANZANITE BEACH RESORT. Accommodation is in lovely bungalows, which are built in typical African-Style. From your terrace you can see the Spectacular colour composition of the Indian Ocean Management Is German-Italian-Local A Very Warm Welcome Atmosphere From the location & Staff Fine FOOD quality and the choices are from Italian-International-Local Zanzibar Style English...
Uhuru Beach Resort
"… of meals, local and international for reasonable prices. This is haven for pure relaxation on a beautiful beach. Numbers of tours can be organized from here including: Spice Tours/ Dolphin Tours/Jambiani village tours/ Kuumbi cave tours/ Stone Town tours/ Red colubus monkeys tours at Jozani forest. Enjoying an idyllic position on the white sands of Zanzibar,this relaxing haven blends harmoniously with its surroundings,with tranquil...
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...
"… 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...
Malindi Guest House
"… Town within walking distance of the Zanzibar Ferry and Stone Town shopping and restaurants. We are a budget hotel with a rooftop bar & restaurant and a nice view of Zanzibar Harbour. Breakfast is complimentary with your stay, and we also serve lunch and dinner of Zanzibari and International cuisine. We have 11 comfortable and well kept rooms. All rooms have draped mosquito nets on the beds, and some rooms have air...
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." … "… Warere has been newly renovated to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Come relax with a cold drink on our rooftop terrace after taking in the sites of...
Jambiani Whitesand Bungalows
"… of Zanzibar Island about 30 minutes drive from the airport or Zanzibar stone town. 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 Our simple Zanzibari- style bungalows feature private walk-out balconies facing the beach front to enable our esteemed...
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
"… Wifi on site! No mass tourism, no frills, just lots of fun in the sun! Simple, colourful and unique themed rooms! No frills barefoot holiday accommodation! Crazy Mzungo's is built in a tropical garden with coconut trees, steps from the beach. Romantic couples prefer the "Elvis" or "Om Shanti" Double Rooms whereas Families and groups of friends love the "Jozani Jungle Villa" as it sleeps six and has 2 Bathrooms. The newly added...
Blue Earth Bungalows
"… terrace with a sea view. In each room one extra bed can be added for an extra charge. Some of the rooms have a fan while others have air conditioning. Transport from and to Zanzibar airport can be organized on request. We offer 4 deluxe room with private bathroom and aircondition , mosquito net ,ceiling fan hot and cold shower we offer 2 double room with private bathroom and ceiling fan with mosquiton net , ceiling fan, hot and...
"… a very quiet place where the people make their living from fishing and seaweed farming. Here you can walk for kilometers on the beach without meeting anybody. Sagando Hostel is a place for backpackers and budget travelers. The garden of Sagando Hostel is small pearl with flowers, trees and at night a bon fire where we sometimes play the traditional drums. For the moment Sagando Hostel has six rooms in separate houses each with a...
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...
Zanzest Beach Bungalows
"… and legendary resident red colobus monkies from your bungalow veranda. Feast yourself with tastey fresh foods and juices from our Zanzibari kitchen. Terrace to Zanzest beach, popular for sun bathing The beach terrace overlooks turqoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The tide at Zanzest beach is un predictable, one thing is for certain, it comes and goes very fast in the mornings and evenings. Expect to have great view of the...
"… 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...
"… with kitesurfing, diving, game fishing, surfing, paddleboarding and more available all along the south east beaches. For those wanting to take it easy, our private beach, quiet village and comfortable distance from Paje and Zanzibar Town make it an ideal getaway to relax. Our friendly and welcoming staff will make you feel at home and invite you to settle into the pole-pole pace of life in this magical part of the world....
One Love Beach House Zanzibar
"… back-packers, families and groups of friends. Groups can be accommodated up to 18 people. The One Love beach house is located on the beach with direct access to the sea. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 08:00 to 20:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included....
Nyota Beach Bungalows
"… plot. We are located in Matemwe and offer double rooms as well as one villa room (group max 10people) with 3 toilets inside. You can also enjoy drinks and a lovely dinner in our bar and restaurant where we offer a la carte menu. For adventure lovers we organise safari island tours. Even a massage service is available. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will...
"… hideaway at the Eastern coast of Zanzibar Island. Michamvi Kae has a beautiful white beach and the warm waves of the Indian Ocean. Our bungalow lies a few steps walk from the beach. The best of diving and snorkelling can be found in the area. Excursions are easily arranged to various places, such as the mangroves and Zanzibar's only remaining tropical forest, with a sprawling bird and animal life. Kae Zanland's Policies &...
Twiga Beach Bungalows
"… a terrace, bathroom, large bed with a four poster mosquito net, fresh linen, ceiling fan and free a la carte breakfast. Twiga Beach Bungalows' Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 48hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Check in from 09:00 to 17:00 . Check out before 10:30 . Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: 24hour Reception. No curfew. ATMs are only found in Stone Town,...
"… bed linen. In the price we include a tasty Zanzibari breakfast served on your own small porch. Tamani Rooms' Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Check in from 14:00 to 21:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: Reception closes at 21:00. If you arrive later than 5 pm please let us know and we will help you with late...
Ebony & Ivory Beach Bungalows
"… Beach Bungalows is situated in Nungwi on the northern coast of Zanzibar, one of the beautiful beach of the island. It is about 1 hour 20 minutes to Zanzibar Internatnional Airport. The bungalows can accommodate up to 4 persons and feature wide bathroom, fans and veranda to enjoy beautiful sea view. Bed linen is included. Ebony & Ivory beach bungalows's Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72hours before...
Miza wa Miza
"… time. Each room is en suite, individually decorated and has either garden or sea view. Some even boast super king size beds. There is no AC but fans are provided as well as the rooms being naturally quite cool due to their construction and favorable sea breeze. Miza wa Miza's Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out...
Mabwe Roots Bungalows
"… and sunbathing we will help you with arranging awesome trips and watersport activities for your. Keen on going diving, kiting or fishing? We can refer you to the best places. Want to explore Zanzibar? Our captain can arrange many exciting trips, like Dolphin Tour, Snorkeling, Sand Bank Trips Around the place. Each bungalow comes with a seating area and a fan. It also includes a private bathroom with a shower. Guests can relax...
Game Fish Lodge
"… prepared daily. Our cuisine offers a fusion of South African and Swahili flavours. On windless evenings we offer barbecues on the beach. Internet Café We also have a 24hr Internet service free of charge. It is fitted with a camera and microphone so video calls can be made at any time. There is also a small shop with a selection of snacks and souvenirs. Other Facilities We offer a wide range of activities including deep sea...
Ndogo House Jambiani
"… boredom does not exist here ... we will offer excursions to the island or in the area, boating and fishing with the local fishermen, and the fish you will bring to Ndogo House where our chef will cook it there in the manner of Zanzibar! Near Ndogo House there is a Kite center where you can take lessons and rent a kite, or for experts, you may bring your kite from home ... If you want nightlife, you have no other will be spoiled for...
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...
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." … "… the whole family. You will love the white,...
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....
"… other currencies from around the world as we receive many guests from all over the world and hope to accommodate all. Gift/ souvenir shopsThere are 2 gift/souvenir shops on the property stocked with all the typical Zanzibar style fabrics like kangas and kikoys, Maasai blankets as there are many of the Maasai people on Zanzibar, famous aromatic Zanzibar spices, coffees, and array of the famous spice chai (tea). Jewelry, candles,...
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...
"… served on the rooftop and includes fresh juices and bread, homemade jam, egg of your choice, fruits and tea or espresso coffee. The hotel is owned by a Zanzibarian-Dutch couple who try to integrate the best of cultures, with traditional Zanzibarian details (such as traditional Zanzibarian beds but Western size), friendly staff, real espresso coffee. ZenjiHotel is part of the 'ZenjiZanzibar-projects' that aims to create direct or...
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