Fiona Herring
Fiona Herring Travel Specialist
"Smell the spice, hear the chatter of the ladies picking seaweed and swim in the azure ocean... Zanzibar is a delight for the senses."

Zanzibar Coast Holidays

The beaches of Zanzibar’s east coast are even more beautiful than they appear in travel literature. The sand is a brilliant white and powder fine, and stretches from Nungwi at the northern tip of the island to Chakwa in the south. The turquoise waters are warm, and a fringe reef lies less than a kilometre offshore. Find shade beneath the coconut palms bordering the beach. No wonder this coast attracts divers and fishermen, as well as couples in search of a tropical paradise.

Most of the beaches on Zanzibar’s east coast have a very small slope, so the water retreats a long way when the tide is out. As well as the gorgeous beaches Zanzibar offers a wide choice of beach accommodation.

Our selection ranges from the inexpensive and laid-back Shooting Star Lodge and Matemwe Beach Village through to the ever-popular Breezes Beach Club, stylish Matemwe Bungalows, and the 5-star luxury of The Palms and the new  Residence Zanzibar. In the north, Ras Nungwi is still a firm favourite and just 15 kilometres southeast of Stone Town, the Fumba Peninsula is a quiet spot with some great beaches, and few tourists. Fumba Beach Lodge is the only place to stay in the WWF’s Menai Bay Conservation area, which protects uninhabited islands, idyllic sandbanks and a wealth of marine life.

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Stunning-Selous Safari and Zanzibar Honeymoon
  • Honeymoons
From £3100 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
A romantic honeymoon starting in the wild rugged nature of the untamed Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, time in charming Stone Town and culminating on a delightfully exotic Zanzibar beach stay. A fantastic two weeks spent combining exhilarating safari, culture and idyllic beach relaxation; the perfect honeymoon celebration.
Zanzibar Island Highlights
  • Beach
From £2045 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Zanzibar
This three-centre Zanzibar trip takes you to some very special properties on the south west coast in the centre of lively Stone Town. This trip is all about romance and rediscovering the real you, away from the hurly burly of everyday life!
Tanzania's Selous & Zanzibar Safari & Beach
  • Beach
  • Safari
From £2905 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
Experience the undiscovered wilds of the Selous in Southern Tanzania with some relaxation on the beach in Zanzibar on this 12 day bush and beach combination.
Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar Honeymoon
  • Adventure
  • Honeymoons
From £3180 per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
A honeymoon for those who seek adventure, share a private Kilimanjaro climb along the Rongai Route followed by a Zanzibar beach break and a visit to Stone Town, Zanzibar's capital city.
Masai Mara Safari & Zanzibar Beach Adventure
  • Beach
  • Wildlife
From £3380 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Kenya     Zanzibar
Travel to the Masai Mara for incredible safari adventures in the exclusive Naboisho Conservancy, an exhilarating three days watching the wildebeest of the Great Migration, before relaxing along Zanzibar’s idyllic coast. Travel in September or October for fantastic savings of a free night in Ol Seki Hemingways Camp and a discounted stay in The Residence Zanzibar.
Tanzania Coast Explorer
  • Beach
  • Responsible
From £3395 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
Visit two highly recommended coastal properties which offer great beach and ocean activities as well as safari game drives at Saadani.
Southern Tanzania & Zanzibar
  • Safari
From £3499 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
An off-the-beaten-track safari honeymoon in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve, with beach-hopping along the coast of Zanzibar Island, ending with a night in historic Stone Town.
Uganda Gorillas & Zanzibar Beach Honeymoon
From £3575 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda     Zanzibar
Safari and gorilla trekking in Uganda with beach escape in Zanzibar
Serengeti Safari & Beach Family Holiday
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Safari
From £3795 per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
Activities on this outstanding safari and beach family holiday in Tanzania are tailored to inspire and interest children and young people of all ages. Your own private guide and safari vehicle gives the flexibility every family needs for a relaxing holiday.
Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Coast
  • Safari
From £3850 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
Relaxation on the Tanzania Coast, safari in the Selous and ending with the lovely beaches of Zanzibar.
Tanzania's Four Northern Parks & Beach
  • Beach
  • Safari
From £4335 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
Private guided safari of the Northern Parks of Tanzania, followed by a relaxing beach stay in Zanzibar.
Coffee, Conservation & Culture of Tanzania & Zanzibar
  • Culture & History
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £4375 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
An organic coffee plantation, a tour of Zanzibar’s spice trade, two of Tanzania’s iconic wildlife parks all completed with Zanzibar’s pristine beaches. This 14 day itinerary is crammed full of African favourites and includes two free nights, saving £485 per person.
Serengeti & Zanzibar Beach
  • Safari
From £4380 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Zanzibar
Enjoy a private guide and vehicle to discover the iconic wildlife sites of Northern Tanzania including the Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. A light aircraft flight takes on to a laid-back week beach holiday on Zanzibar's unspoilt coast.
Rwanda, Kenya & Zanzibar
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £4995 per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Rwanda     Kenya     Zanzibar
This is a superb trip with gorilla trekking in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans, a Big-Five safari in the Masai Mara, a visit to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Stone Town and time on the beach in Zanzibar.
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