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Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Zanzibar Beach holidays resonate around offering the best experiences in the Archipelago of Zanzibar. Zanzibar holiday experience encompassed thrilling activities conducted in some of Zanzibar’s most fascinating locations, features, and attractions. Some of the most notable activities range from water sports, nature walks, stone town tours, beach experiences, cultural encounters, and culinary experiences.
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of the United Republic of Tanzania located off the Eastern Coast of Africa.

The Archipelago is a charming and mysterious destination composed of Pemba and Unguja as the main islands and Stone City as the capital. Zanzibar has a rich history of being a trading outpost and a colony; the island is also an ideal destination for millions of travelers seeking a tropical beach vacation and an encounter with the abundance of marine life living in the island’s clear waters.

Zanzibar comprises of several breathtaking attractions and sites/places to visit during your travel for a unique and memorable experience.

Zanzibar beaches

Zanzibar boasts some of the most stunning beaches in the world, with soft, white sand and vibrant coral reefs surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The island is home to approximately 25 beaches, each with its unique charm and dotted with quaint fishing villages. When planning your visit, consider whether you prefer Zanzibar’s north, south, or east coast.

Zanzibar North Beaches

If you’re looking for the best beaches in Zanzibar, head to the north and east coast of the island. The crystal white sand and colourful coral reefs make Nungwi and Kendwa two of the most popular beaches. Unlike other beaches, they don’t have to deal with high and low tides. The north has a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of restaurants, bars, and accommodation options. However, if you’re seeking peace and privacy, other parts of the island, like the east or south may be a better fit. Villages like Uroa, Pongwe, Kiwengwa, Nungwi, and Kendwa are located in the north.

Zanzibar East Beaches

On the eastern coast of the island, you’ll discover the most picturesque beaches. A stunning coral reef runs along the eastern shoreline, making it a top destination for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts worldwide. You can lose yourself in the abundance of marine life, including sea horses, turtles, and many tropical fish. These east coast beaches are highly tidal, and during low tide, you can take a leisurely stroll and bask in the breathtaking ocean views. If you enjoy wind- or kite surfing, this is the place for you. Matemwe beach is the longest and one of the most beautiful beaches on this side of the island. Like in the north, there are plenty of accommodation options available.

Zanzibar North East Beaches

This section of the island boasts a vast expanse of velvety sand beaches, perfect for engaging in water sports like sailing, kite- and windsurfing due to its consistent winds. You can embark on a traditional wooden sailboat (dhow) and explore the ocean or swim with dolphins at Kizimkazi (located at the south). The area is dotted with charming villages such as Jambiani, Paje, and Bwejuu, which have a timeless ambiance and friendly locals. Our top pick among these villages is Jambiani, and we invite you to discover why we believe it is the ultimate destination in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar South West Beaches

The southwestern coast of Zanzibar is relatively isolated, with fewer accommodations and untouched beaches. Although not as well-known, the western and southern beaches offer stunning shorelines with calm waters. A must-see destination in the south is the Menia Bay Conservation Area, which boasts an amazing underwater world that is perfect for divers. Meanwhile, the western coast is where you’ll find the captivating Stone Town, which is the cultural and historical hub of Zanzibar.

Excursions to consider in Zanzibar Beaches

During your Zanzibar vacation, you can enjoy various activities beyond relaxing on beautiful beaches and participating in watersports. Zanzibar also boasts a rich culture and history, making it an ideal destination for travelers of all interests. We’ve compiled a list of the best Zanzibar excursions to explore while on the island.

Zanzibar Stone Town
Walking tours in the old Stone Town, the historical center of Zanzibar, offer a glimpse into the island’s interesting cultural places, such as the Sultan’s Palace, the House of Wonders, the Slave Market, and the Darajani or Forodhani food markets. You can even dine at Freddie Mercury’s former house, as the famous musician was born in Zanzibar.

Nakupenda Beach Experience
Enjoy a fun day at Nakupenda Beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, and snorkel in crystal-clear waters. After a sumptuous beach lunch, board a boat to Prison Island to explore the giant tortoise reserve and nursery. Transportation, admission, and equipment are included.

Mnemba Dolphins Tour & Snorkeling
Swim with wild dolphins and snorkel near Mnemba Island on the northeast coast of Zanzibar. Enjoy tropical fruits and sumptuous seafood BBQ lunch. Unforgettable memories await on this ultimate holiday adventure.

Spice tour
Take a spice tour to learn about the growth and uses of various spices, herbs, and fruits. If you’re interested in water sports, Zanzibar’s steady side-shore winds make it a prime location for wind or kitesurfing at beaches like Paje, Kiwengwa, and Nungwi. For those who enjoy exercise and adventure, a mountain biking tour offers a unique way to explore the island’s daily way of life and natural beauty.

Prison Island
Visit Prison Island, once a place where slaves were detained, to relax on the beautiful white beach and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing. You can also explore the old prison ruins and observe around 100 giant land tortoises.

Safari Blue
Experience the natural beauty of Zanzibar on a traditional wooden sailboat or dhow during a Safari Blue excursion. This tour visits three beautiful islands where you can swim, snorkel, and enjoy a delicious barbecue. Another popular snorkeling trip is to Mnemba Atoll, one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful snorkeling spots.

Jozani Forest
On a walking tour, explore the Jozani Forest and mangroves, the last indigenous forest in Zanzibar. You’ll be impressed by the towering palms and have the opportunity to observe rare Red Colobus Monkeys.

Rock Restaurant
Dine at Restaurant The Rock, built on a rock in the ocean, for a unique dining experience and stunning views. For a true snorkeling paradise, visit Chumbe Island, a small coral island with only seven eco-friendly bungalows surrounded by pristine nature. It is also the first private marine park in the world.

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