Zanzibar

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Zanzibar is an archipelago located off the northeast coast of Tanzania. It consists of Zanzibar Island , Pemba Island, and many smaller islands. The main island of Zanzibar is approximately 55 mi (90 km) long and 18 mi (30 km) wide.

The entire region is known for its scenic beauty, great beaches, snorkeling and diving, kitesailing, and other outdoor activities.

Zanzibar Island’s historic Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its unique architecture and cultural traditions that blend Moorish, Middle Eastern, Indian, and African influences. it is possible to spend days winding through Stone Town’s labyrinthine alleys; shopping; drinking tea; and visiting the city’s historic sites.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 
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The Island Beach Resort

Set along the beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Island Beach Resort is located within 2 km from the Zanzibar International Airport. The hotel has a private beach area and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$68

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Sealand Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Sealand Hotel offers accommodation in Zanzibar City. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a TV. Every room has a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

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Dalma Lodge

Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Dalma Lodge is located in Zanzibar City, 4.3 km from Mtoni Palace Ruins. Boat Yard is 5 km away. Free WiFi is provided . All units include a TV with cable channels. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

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Shaba Boutique Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Shaba Boutique Hotel offers accommodation in Stone Town. A flat-screen TV is featured. You will find luggage storage space at the property. The area is popular for snorkelling and diving. is 56.4 km away. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$84

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Hiliki House

Located across the Victoria Garden in Vuga and 5 minutes' walk away from the Peace Memorial Museum, Hiliki House features colonial architecture. It offers air-conditioned rooms and a garden. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$75

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Stone Town Cafe B&B

Stone Town Cafe B&B

Stone Town Cafe B&B offers accommodation in Zanzibar City. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Z Ocean Hotel Kihinani

Z Ocean Hotel Kihinani

Z Ocean Hotel Kihinani offers pet-friendly accommodation in Bububu. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the sea. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. Free private parking and free WiFi is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Africa House Hotel

Africa House Hotel

Situated in Stone Town and overlooking the Indian Ocean, Africa House Hotel features a restaurant and open-air terrace with bar. The hotel is 500 metres away from Forodhani Gardens. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Abla Beach Hotel & Apartments

Abla Beach Hotel & Apartments

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and views of the sea, Abla Beach Hotel & Apartments is situated in Mtoni in the Zanzibar Region, 6 km from Zanzibar City. Nungwi is 45 km away. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Mizingani Seafront Hotel is situated just a 2-minute walk from the Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. The hotel offers a restaurant, outdoor pool and 24-hour front desk. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$82

$82-
Shaba Boutique Hotel

Shaba Boutique Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Shaba Boutique Hotel offers accommodation in Stone Town. A flat-screen TV is featured. You will find luggage storage space at the property. The area is popular for snorkelling and diving. is 56.4 km away. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$84

$84-
Hiliki House Retro

Hiliki House Retro

Hiliki House Retro offers accommodation in Zanzibar City. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain units include views of the garden or city. All rooms have a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Hiliki House Retro features free WiFi . Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85

$85-
Zanzibar Beach Resort

Zanzibar Beach Resort

Offering accommodation near the beach, Zanzibar Beach Resort is located in Zanzibar City and features a swimming pool and fitness centre. Guests receive free Wi-Fi access throughout the resort. BBQ facilities are available for outdoor self-catering. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85

$85-
Island Paradise Inn

Island Paradise Inn

Situated in Zanzibar City, 100 metres from Super Market, Island Paradise Inn features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$85

$85-
Asmini Palace Hotel

Asmini Palace Hotel

Asmini Palace Hotel is located in Stone Town, just a 10 minutes’ drive from the Zanzibar Airport. Featuring Zanzibari décor and wooden furnishings, this hotel has a 24-hour front desk, air conditioning and a sun terrace overlooking the city. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$88

$88-
Zanzibar Ocean View Hotel

Zanzibar Ocean View Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Zanzibar Ocean View Hotel offers accommodation in Zanzibar City, 3 km from Stonetown. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Kilimani Flats

Kilimani Flats

Kilimani Flats offers accommodation in Kilimani, 3.4 km from Zanzibar City and 42.3 km from Kiwengwa. The air-conditioned unit is 5 km from Stone Town. The kitchen comes with an oven and a microwave. A flat-screen TV is available. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$92

$92-
Beyt Al Salaam

Beyt Al Salaam

Situated on Kelele Square in the heart of Stone Town, Beyt Al Salaam is just 100 metres from the beach. This renovated tea house features Zanzibari-style décor. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$94

$94-
The Seyyida Hotel and Spa

The Seyyida Hotel and Spa

Offering a rooftop restaurant overlooking Stone Town and the Indian Ocean, The Seyyida Hotel and Spa offers a bar, free parking and terrace. The beach and Forodhani Gardens are within a 10-minute walk. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$95 - $280

$95-
Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique

Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique

Situated just a 5-minute walk from House of Wonders, Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique features a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the harbour and city. Free WiFi is available in all areas of the hotel. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$96

$96-
Stone Town Pearl

Stone Town Pearl

Situated 200 metres from Freddie Mercurie House in Zanzibar City, this apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. Stone Town Pearl boasts views of the sea and is 200 metres from Catholic Church. There is a dining area and a kitchen. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$100

$100-
Sea View Hotel Mazizini

Sea View Hotel Mazizini

Situated in Zanzibar City, 2 km from Food market - clean and friendly, Sea View Hotel Mazizini features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$100

$100-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
There are a number of historically important and visually beautiful buildings in Stone Town, including The House of Wonders and The Arab Fort. The market in Stone Town is one of the largest, most vibrant open-air markets anywhere. Here, you can find several varieties of bananas, "elephant garlic" unique to the island, the largest avocados you'll probably ever see, and more. Even if you have no intentions of purchasing food, the spectacle alone is worth a visit.

Slave Market. The site of the old Slave Market allows for a history lesson in the macabre. Visitors go into the holding chambers to see how this wretched piece of history played itself out in small dark dungeon-type cells. The museum consists of the slave chambers, a monument, and an Anglican Church built on the site of the tree that served as whipping post. The property was purchased by Dr David Livingstone (one of the biggest proponents of the abolishment of slavery) who wanted to turn the grounds into a haven after the atrocities committed there by the Oman Arab and British slave traders.
Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Spice Tours

Zanzibar Island was an important stop in the Spice Trade centuries ago. Today, it is one of the few places in the world where saffron is produced, and many other Middle Eastern and Asian spices as well (cardamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, etc.). Visitors can take spice tours around the island, showing how various spices grow, letting you sample some of the exotic fruit grown on the island, and allowing you to tour the beautiful plantations.
Natural
Snorkeling
Menai Bay Conservation Area in the southwest side region holds pristine and colorful coral reef systems with abundant sea life. Take a morning trip out to snorkel or dive in a traditional dhow.
Other Interests:
Natural
Beaches
Windsports
Diving
Ocean Wildlife
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking

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