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Immerse yourself in an interesting mix of African, Arabian, Indian and European culture in this island off Africa’s eastern coast. Visit its beautiful beaches too.

The exotic island of Zanzibar has been populated for more than 20,000 years. See the UNESCO World Heritage site of Stone Town, with a millennia of blended history of Swahili, Arabian, Indian and European cultures. Relax on beaches with soft white sand and clean blue waters.

Many Stone Town buildings were constructed during the 1700s and 1800s. See architecture made of coralline ragstone and wood from the area’s mangroves. The Old Fort overlooks the Indian Ocean, built on the site where a Portuguese church once stood. Next to it is the House of Wonders, housing the Beit El-Ajaib National Museum. Gaze up at its wide verandas and imagine its days as the mansion of a wealthy sultan. In front of these buildings, stroll along the walkways in Forodhani Gardens, where fishermen and artisans display their products.

Walk to the Anglican Church to learn about the region’s past as a Slave Market. Inside are displays describing this history as well as a memorial to David Livingstone, the missionary, explorer and avid abolitionist. Outside is the artwork Memory for the Slaves, depicting five slaves in chains.

Travel north to Nungwi, which has one of the island’s favorite spots for sun and sand, Nungwi Beach. Visit the Mnarani Natural Aquarium, where local residents and conservationists have established a center to rescue and nurture hawksbill and green turtles and release them to the ocean every February. Spend a month or more here as a volunteer or swim with the turtles in a protected lagoon during a daytrip.

Paje Beach on the eastern coast has extreme tides, resulting in long stretches of sand when the tide is out. Rent equipment to try kite surfing. Scuba near Mnemba Island off the northeastern shore.

Ferry to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam in about 2 hours or fly to Zanzibar International Airport, about a 15-minute drive south of Stone Town. Rent a car to travel conveniently around this relatively small island.


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C$471
Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa

Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa

Nungwi Road, Nungwi
4.6
of 5, from 120 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Nungwi, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nungwi Beach, Kendwa Beach, and Mnarani Natural Aquarium. Mnemba Island is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

C$132
Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Mizingani Road, Malindi district, Zanzibar Town
4.2
of 5, from 117 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Zanzibar Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Malindi Mosque, Forodhani Gardens, and House of Wonders. Shangani Beach and Old Fort are also within 10 minutes.

C$95
Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House

572 Baghani Street, Zanzibar Town
4.4
of 5, from 152 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Stone Town, this luxury guesthouse is steps from Hamamni Persian Baths and Marahubi Palace. Hamamni Persian Baths and Old Fort are also within 5 minutes.

C$143
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

90 / 90A Shanghani, Zanzibar Town
4.5
of 5, from 170 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Stone Town, this hotel is steps from Shangani Beach, Hamamni Persian Baths, and Marahubi Palace. Old Fort and Forodhani Gardens are also within 5 minutes.

C$140
Jafferji House and Spa

Jafferji House and Spa

170 Gizenga Street, Zanzibar Town
4.3
of 5, from 101 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Stone Town, this guesthouse is steps from Old Fort, House of Wonders, and Forodhani Gardens. Hamamni Persian Baths and Hamamni Persian Baths are also within 5 minutes.

C$367
Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa Zanzibar

Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa Zanzibar

Kiwengwa Beach, North East Coast, Kiwengwa
4.4
of 5, from 76 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This Kiwengwa resort is on the beach, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Mapenzi Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Kiwengwa Beach and Mnemba Island. Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach are also within 25 mi (40 km).

C$415
Melia Zanzibar

Melia Zanzibar

Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa
4.5
of 5, from 116 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Kiwengwa hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Mapenzi Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Kiwengwa Beach. Mnemba Island is 10.4 mi (16.8 km) away.

C$193
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

Nungwi Village, Nungwi
4.1
of 5, from 241 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This Zanzibar hotel is located near Nungwi Beach. Another nearby point of interest is Kendwa Beach.

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