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Zanzibar is as exotic as it sounds, promising beautiful stretches of white, sandy beach, and the very best luxury resorts.

The Zanzibar Archipelago offers some of Africa’s best beaches, its position in the Indian Ocean meaning the islands benefit from warm, turquoise water, with surrounding coral reefs that are brilliant for snorkelling and scuba diving. Comprised of several tropical islands, including Unguja, Pemba Island, and Mnemba Island, those on a luxury Zanzibar holiday can enjoy the utmost relaxation and seclusion; the collection of luxurious beach resorts and boutique hotels dotted across the islands offer excellent spa facilities, swimming pools, and watersports activities, making Zanzibar an ideal beach getaway for those on a romantic honeymoon or a family holiday.  

If you're looking to experience the rich culture and history of Zanzibar, make sure to visit the UNESCO-listed Stone Town, the old quarter of Zanzibar City. Here, you can step back in time as you explore the bustling narrow streets, visiting traditional bazaars, spice-scented food markets, and historic buildings, all whilst immersing yourself in the melting pot of Arabic, Indian, European, and East African cultural influences.  

Our Top Zanzibar Experiences  

  • Experience a romantic sunset cruise on a traditional dhow.  
  • Scuba dive alongside whale sharks in the Mafia Island Marine Park. 
  • Hike through Jozani Forest Reserve, the only national park in Zanzibar, and spot red colobus monkeys.  
  • Discover ultimate seclusion on an intimate sandbank picnic.  

Why Luxtripper? 

From secluded beach villas to fun-packed family getaways, our luxury Zanzibar holidays are tailor-made to suit you. No question is too much to ask, so whether you’re looking to find out what resort is best for your luxury Zanzibar honeymoon, the best scuba diving spots, or what you should pack, make sure to get in touch with our expert Africa specialists. 

Part of Tanzania, a holiday to Zanzibar is perfectly complemented with a safari experience in the Serengeti National Park. Speak to us today about your multi-centre safari and beach getaway. 

Best Time to Visit  

The best time to visit Zanzibar is between the months of July and September, which is the archipelago’s dry season. Travellers can expect warm, sunny weather, ideal for relaxing on the beach and watersports.  

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Zanzibar
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Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar
Africa, Tanzania
Experience for yourself the beauty of Zanzibar holidays with a stay at the spectacular Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar. For a luxury all-inclusive beach holiday like no other, at a resort that offers seclusion and fantastic ocean-view villas along a sparkling white
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The Palms Zanzibar
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Venture to the dazzling sands of Zanzibar’s east coast and you’ll be met with views of a stunning boutique hotel that offers the height of secluded luxury. The Palms Zanzibar sits amongst some of the islands most coveted resorts and
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Baraza Resort & Spa Zanzibar
Africa, Tanzania
Located amongst the many jewels of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is a heavenly island destination. The Baraza Resort & Spa is certainly no exception, offering the luxury all-inclusive beach holiday packages we all dream of. Unwind in the sumptuous comfort
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The best time to visit Zanzibar is between the months of June and October, which is the archipelago’s dry season. Travellers can expect warm, ​sunny weather, ideal for relaxing on the beach and watersports.

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Things to do in
Zanzibar
Stone Town

If you're looking to experience Zanzibar's rich cultural history, then make sure to include a visit to Stone Town during your stay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, very little has changed of this historic part of Zanzibar City over the last 200 years; be prepared for beautiful cobbled alleys, enchanting bazaars and streets lined with grand Arab houses that reflect the most incredible craftsmanship. We particualrly recommend you visit the Old Fort and Darajani Bazaar.

Jozani Forest

The only national park in Zanzibar, Jozani Forest is an ideal place to visit for those looking to get outside and explore. Nestled within the central east region of Zanzibar, this lush, tropical forest is home to the rare red colobos monkey, who are full of character and roam the forests freely. The forest is also home to other species of monkey including the Syke’s monkey, as well as small bucks and bush pigs. 

Nungwi Beach

Located along the northern tip of Zanzibar sits one of it’s most treasured beaches; Nungwi. This beautiful beach is picture-perfect, its swaying coconut palms, crystal-clear turquoise water, and white, sandy beach like something straight out of the imagination. Aside from relaxing on the beach and enjoying watersports, you’ll discover this is also a great destination to see traditional craftsmen at work as they make dhow boats.

Scuba Diving

Zanzibar is world-renowned for being home to some of the best diving sites in the world, its abundance of coral reefs and tropical marine life making this an ideal destination for all abilities of scuba diver. The Mafia Island Marine Park is considered to be the best place to dive in Zanzibar; it is here that you'll be able to spot whale sharks, dolphins, and over 380 fish species. There’s also the chance to do drift dives, night dives and wall dives for the more experienced scuba divers.

Sunset Dhow Cruise

The dhow is a traditional sailing vessel that derives from the Indian Ocean and Red Sea region, and these unique boats have been used for centuries. During your stay in Zanzibar, a sunset cruise on a dhow is a romantic way to explore the coastline, whilst admiring the stunning sunset views across the horizon. If you're lucky, you may even spot some dolphins playing in the surrounding water.

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Language:

Swahili

Currency:

Tanzanian shilling

Timezone:

GMT+3

Best Time To Travel:

Jul-Sep

Flight Time:

12hrs

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Country Combinations::

Tanzania, Kenya

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