DESIGNER HOLIDAYS & HONEYMOONS IN Zanzibar

What better way is there to celebrate your honeymoon than with a romantic getaway in Zanzibar? Or even just to get away for a well deserved break. Escape to this tropical island paradise and create unforgettable memories on sun-drenched beaches. With it’s rich cultural heritage and inland forests, Zanzibar is so much more than just a beach destination.

  • Breathtaking coastlines with palm-fringed powdery white sand
  • Pristine corals with eclectic tropical fish species make it ideal for diving and snorkelling.
  • Host to the only functioning ancient town in East Africa – Stone Town
  • Embark on spice tours on Zanzibar and learn the secrets of these dried plants that add zest to our meals! Treat your sensory glands to a variety of flavors, smells and sights with up to 50 different fruit, spices and plants on the island.
  • Visit the quaint fishing village of Kizimkazi for a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Both bottle-nose and humpback dolphins occur in these waters.

TOP 5 ZANZIBAR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. STONE TOWN   Explore this Unesco World Heritage Site and gawp in awe of the magnificent architecture that dates back to the 19th century. Walk the cobbled streets and acquaint yourself with the different cultures on the island. Enjoy a vibrant, yet laid back ambience that is synonymous with island life.
  2. SATELLITE ISLANDS   Try a different kind of Zanzibar experience and opt for a more exclusive stay on Mnemba Island. The Satellite Islands will delight you with their hidden underwater gems. Enjoy fantastic snorkeling and diving opportunities around Chumbe Island. Don’t forget to visit Prison Island to observe giant tortoises.
  3. NORTH COAST   Base yourself in the North Coast for some sensational deep sea fishing. Enjoy a more tranquil stay in the finest resorts the whole of Zanzibar. Endless possibilities for fun in the azure oceanic wonderland.
  4. EAST COAST   Discover Zanzibar’s best beaches – idyllic, powder white sands overlooking a long barrier reef, about 1km offshore. The only downside to this dreamy location? When the tide is out, you will need to walk a long way for a swim.
  5. JOZANI FOREST   Take a guided tour inside the forest and through the mangroves. Those who get lucky will spot the rare and endemic Red Colobus Monkeys.

TIPS FOR TRAVELING ZANZIBAR

CURRENCY   The Tanzanian Shilling (TZS) is the local currency though US Dollars and Euro is widely accepted. Only international hotels and a few shops and restaurants in Stone Town accept credit cards. ATM’s can only be found in Stone Town and the airport.

CLIMATE   February is the hottest month in Zanzibar with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is July at 24°C (75°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in December. The wettest month is April with an average of 401mm of rain.

WHAT TO PACK   Shorts, t-shirts, costumes and light summer clothing. Perhaps some smart casual clothing for dining in the evening at the restaurant. Being a Muslim country and especially around Stone Town, it is suggested that both men and women dress conservatively, especially when visiting the local mosques. Don’t forget the sunblock, a hat, sunglasses and a good book.

PEAK HOLIDAY SEASON   June to October is considered the best time to visit as the weather is cooler and it rains less.

 

OUR SELECTION: THE BEST Zanzibar HOLIDAYS & HONEYMOONS

Over the past 21 years we have booked more than ten thousand custom holidays across Africa.
The selection of designer holidays presented below is based on customer feedback and represents ‘the best of the best’.
If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for please contact us personally — with more than 1,000 selected partner properties in 16 countries we can and will create your dream holiday or honeymoon.

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Matemwe Retreat Soaking In The Sun Deck Area

This great itinerary is a perfect combo of the lesser explored regions of Selous National Park and Ruaha. Two beautiful lodges are featured in this itinerary. Finish off with a 3 night trip to the magical spice island of Zanzibar to soak up some sunshine along tropical beaches. Search no more for your ultimate bush and beach safari experience.

Southern Tanzania Bush and Beach
  • 3 Nights at Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Sand Rivers Selous, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Matemwe Lodge, North Coast, Zanzibar
9 Nights From $5 060
Per person sharing

Sayari Camp Rock Pool Serengeti Lodge Guest Tent

This double country game viewing itinerary combines the best of southern Kenya with northern Tanzania as it visits the famed Maasai Mara and Serengeti nature reserves. Having spent 10 days of constant safaris, head off to the majestic tropical island of Zanzibar to relax and soak up the sun as you reflect on your safari experiences. This is as good as it gets for east African safaris.

Ultimate East Africa Safari
  • 1 Nights at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi Hotels, Kenya
  • 3 Nights at Rekero Tented Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
  • 2 Nights at Sayari Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Matemwe Lodge, North Coast, Zanzibar
14 Nights From $11 350
Per person sharing

Sea-Cliff-Resort-Relaxation

Sea Cliff Resort and Spa is a centrally located 5 star property on the magical spice island of Zanzibar. With it’s close proximity to Stone Town, making use of the complimentary shuttle to this UNESCO world heritage city is a must. Being the only resort on the island with a golf course, this is perfect for all who enjoy this sport. A 9 hole course set alongside the tranquil blue ocean. A driving range and putting course also exist. Experience year round perfect weather making it the suitable for any time travel. With twice weekly direct flights from Johannesburg, paradise is simply a few hours away.

Zanzibar’s Sea Cliff Resort and Spa Package
  • 7 Nights at Sea Cliff Resort, North Coast, Zanzibar
7 Nights From $1 357
Per person sharing

Uroa-Bay-Resort-Room

Uroa Bay Beach Resort is located on 300 metres of powder-white soft beach on Zanzibar’s beautiful East coast. Makuti thatched accommodation is decorated in traditional Zanzibari style amidst lush green foliage. This is a vibey resort is perfect for couples and families alike, and if you are a kite surfer nearby Paje is one of the best areas on the island for this sport.

Uroa Bay Beach Resort Holiday
  • 7 Nights at Uroa Bay Beach Resort, Zanzibar East Coast, Zanzibar
7 Nights From $854
Per person sharing

Leopard in tree

Tanzania has it all and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package. The capital city of Dar es Salaam has friendly people and a bustling market where British and German colonial influence can be seen. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s premier wild life destination. Spend 3 nights here before flying to the magical spice island of Zanzibar for some fun in the sun.

Serengeti and Zanzibar Explorer
  • 1 Nights at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Sayari Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Matemwe Lodge, North Coast, Zanzibar
7 Nights From $2 650
Per person sharing

Lady on beach with dhows in back ground

A sophisticated and stylish resort comprising 100 luxuriously appointed ocean front suites and villas on Nungwi’s magnificent beach. Contemporary Balinese décor, enormous attention to detail, and beautiful fittings and amenities all help to soothe away the stress of modern life in this perfect hideaway for couples, families and friends. The absence of strong tides along this coastline guarantees great swimming and selected non-motorised water sports are complimentary. Three restaurants, 2 bars, a cigar and shisha lounge, a Spa and Health Club, fully equipped PADI water sports centre, kids club, evening entertainment including live music – Hideaway with its genuine Zanzibari hospitality, both personal and discreet, certainly embodies what we have come to expect from a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Zanzibar Break to Hideaway Of Nungwi
  • 7 Nights at Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, North Coast, Zanzibar
7 Nights From $1 607
Per person sharing

Couple with cocktails

This lovely African honeymoon will have you wishing the romance of the occasion could go on forever. Spend several nights exploring the highlights of Tanzania in its most famous regions, the Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater. Then take time out from all the busy game viewing with 3 nights on a secluded and private tropical island.

&Beyond’s African Safari and Beach Honeymoon
  • 2 Nights at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at &Beyond Kleins Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Mnemba Island Lodge, Satellite Islands, Zanzibar
10 Nights From $8 450
Per person sharing

Children on safari

A perfect family trip into the wild life paradise of Tanzania. After 5 full days of game viewing in the Ngorongoro Region and Tarangire National Park, head off to the tropical island of Zanzibar for some fun in the sun and on the beach.

Bush and Beach for the Family
  • 1 Nights at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 3 Nights at Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 Nights at Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • 4 Nights at Matemwe Lodge, North Coast, Zanzibar
10 Nights From $5 330
Per person sharing

Diamonds-Mapenzi-Beach-Club_spa

Diamonds Mapenzi, one of the most established hotels on the island of Zanzibar, remains an excellent and affordable choice for people who want an action-packed holiday. Great value for money, it’s an unpretentious resort with a fantastic vibe; fun and involving. Accommodation is simple and comfortable, the water sport facilities are brilliant – windsurfing equipment and canoes are complimentary – the all-inclusive package covers a choice of three restaurants and two bars plus a daily stocked mini-bar (soft drinks, water and beer) – it couldn’t be better!

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club Package
  • 7 Nights at Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club, North Coast, Zanzibar
7 Nights From $1 211
Per person sharing

Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar Pool At Night

Nestled in the middle of exotic gardens on the beach front at Pwani Machangani, on Zanzibar’s east coast, this 5-star hotel, with its modern and contemporary Arabic architecture is a perfectly exclusive and elegant hideaway. The white sandy beach is beautiful; perfect for long, long walks in the freshness of early morning. The 104 deluxe gardens rooms, 40 ocean view junior suites, 10 additional junior suites with Jacuzzi and 3 beach villas with private pool are classic and stylish and, with daily entertainment on offer, there is a particular and very cool vibe to the place. The hotel’s all-inclusive package allows guests to dine at a choice of five different restaurants at no extra cost plus there is an à la carte option for a special occasion.

Dream Of Zanzibar Holiday Package
  • 7 Nights at Dream of Zanzibar, North Coast, Zanzibar
7 Nights From $1 356
Per person sharing