Zanzibar has excellent hotels, both in Stone Town and on the beaches. Our Tour Consultants always recommend that visitors combine a short stay in Stone Town so as to explore the history and architecture of the isles’ cultural heart, with a stay on one of the beautiful Indian Ocean beaches. The east coast of Zanzibar Island features several establishments on the beach, ranging from small and intimate properties to larger resort outfits. Further a field, great lodges can be found on Pemba and Mafia islands; and smaller islands such as Chumbe and Mnemba.
Our Tour Consultants can always design Wedding and Honeymoon itineraries to produce rich experiences for new couples to enjoy on the beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba and mafia islands. We put into considerations many unique features including carefully choosing hotels, which provide the best value to make your honeymoon both memorable and affordable and the places to visit.
Beach Holiday Itineraries
7 Days Zanzibar Beach Hotel Holidays Package
There are few such evocative names as Zanzibar, the island that is part of Tanzania and lies about 20 miles off the coast near Dar es Salaam. For the first night you will be based in the Old Stone Town, and have the opportunity to wander through fascinating narrow streets and the bustling bazaars of Arabic and Indian Architectures
Detailed Safari Itinerary
This itinerary starts and ends at Zanzibar international airport.
Tembo Hotel located at the heart of the Zanzibar town, surrounded by historical buildings at the seafront is designed to offer a delightful appearance of sunset in the Indian Ocean and a true picture of Zanzibar by night. The 19th Century restored Tembo Hotel is ornamented with Oriental and Zanzibar traditional furniture and antiques which are rarely seen in the islands. All 30 rooms are fully air conditioned with hot and cold showers, and telephone facilities. The Hotel has a swimming pool. It is only 15 minutes drive from Zanzibar airport and 5 minutes from the harbour.
Mnarani Beach Cottage is located on the north coast of Zanzibar along pristine unspoilt beaches. Accomodation is in self contained beach cottages all with individual air conditioning, satellite channels, in room safety locks and minibars. There are 17 comfortable rooms at Mnarani Beach Cottages, situated along sandy paths in the greenery. They’re all en-suite with hot water and mosquito nets. The 12 standard makuti-thatched cottages are small, arranged in pairs and face the sea. They are furnished in simple Zanzibar style and are decorated with fresh blue, pink and white shades. If you’re into star signs, you’ll enjoy the names of these rooms.
Day 1 Arrival Zanzibar
Arrival in Zanzibar Airport and you will be met by Destination Kilimanjaro representative and a driver + transfer to your hotel in Stonetown for Overnight. Bed and Breakfast
Day 2 Stonetown
After your breakfast you start with a morning walk to Stone Town. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! You can stop at any restaurant in town for lunch or drive back to the lodge for lunch. Overnight at Tembo Hotel. Bed and Breakfast
Day 3 Spice Tour & Jozani Forest
After breakfast you check out from the room(s) and you will have an excursion to the Spice and Fruit Plantations close to Stonetown for the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour you will be invited for an opulent lunch at our guides’ home, where you can taste the spices and fruits. After lunch you will be taken to your beach resort.
On your way to the resort you pass through Jozani Forest, the last habitat of the rare endemic Red Colobus Monkey. With a local guide you stroll through Jozani Chwaka National Park and look at the rare monkeys. If you wish you can even wander down the boardwalk to the fascinating Mangrove EcoSystem. Overnight at Mnarani Beach Cottage. Bed and Breakfast
Day 4 Dolphin Trip
This day you will have an excursion to Kizimkazi which is situated on the southern point of the island. Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. We are doing this trip in the afternoon to avoid the crowds of tourists in the morning, who are in big numbers disturbing the dolphins. You will have an Overnight at Mnarani Beach Cottage. Bed and Breakfast
Day 5 Day at leisure
This day you relax and enjoy the beaches at the lodge. You will have an Overnight at Mnarani Beach Cottage. Bed and Breakfast
Day 6 Jambiani Village Tour
After breakfast you drive along the coast. Passing the fishing villages of Bwejuu and Paje you reach Jambiani, a fishermen village on the East coast of Zanzibar. We offer a cultural village tour to visit villagers working in different professions. Our guide tells about the history of the village, you will visit a traditional herbalist, who will show you the local medicines, herbs and their uses, a visit to a local organically plantation on coral stone, where farmers cultivate under difficult circumstances, and seaweed farms run by woman. A good chance to learn about the unique culture and the diverse environment of Zanzibar’s villages and to meet the friendly Waswahili people. You will be shown the real life, not images designed for tourists. Overnight at Mnarani Beach Cottage. Bed and Breakfast
Day 7 Departure
Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport or Seaport for your departure or connect a flight to Arusha for Wildlife Safaris.
Tours as per specified itinerary
International airfare & flights
Visas and Airport tax (International – pay direct)
Laundry (unless specified)
Any other items of personal nature
Tips and Gratuities for staff and guides