Beach holiday vacation in Zanzibar


Tanzania Beach holiday in Zanzibar! The Spice Island with interesting history influenced by Arab traders and indigenous Africans. Zanzibar offers beautiful sandy beaches at the warm Indian Ocean with beach hotels and resorts of all standards. 

Zanzibar island archipelago consists of main islands of Unguja and Pemba as well as of several small and untouched islands. 

The archipelago features gorgeous, palm-fringed white sandy beaches that stretch into the warm turquoise waters for visitors to unwind on the African sun, just a few degrees from the equator!

Zanzibar stone town is the capital city with its very rich history, a UNESCO world heritage site situated on Unguja Island simply referred as Zanzibar.

Zanzibar has had a very dramatic and eventful history with gruesome slave and exotic trade which still shows traces everywhere you set your eyes on. 

Magnificent Sultan’s palaces and grand Arab houses, winding alleys and bustling bazaars give visitors the feeling of being immersed in the world of Sindbad and Alibaba of the Arabian nights.

What can you do in Zanzibar archipelago?

Zanzibar also has something in store for every holiday enthusiast visiting Tanzania. You cannot get bored while in Zanzibar as there are many excursions you can choose. There are also professional PADI diving schools offer beginners and professionals alike a full range of scuba diving with professional equipment, water sports such as kiting, kayaking, catamaran sailing, wind surfing, deep sea fishing, water skiing, parasailing and jet skiing offer lots of fun.



Both Islands of Pemba and Unguja have PADI Diving centres but Pemba has the deepest diving sites.


Fishing Trip in Dhows

Forget about the horsepower engine and the motorboat – it was by the sails of the dhow that the Swahili Empire was built. Dhow boats were used to carry everything from the Sultans and their treasures- their slaves and the spices of Zanzibar towards Oman, India and the rest of the Indian Ocean trading world. To this day, traditionally made dhows continue to cruise the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, carrying the daily catches of Swahili fisherman and sailing as they have done for centuries.

Fishing in the traditional Swahili way, you will get a hands-on dhow experience which you will not forget. After abandoning all modern equipment including rods and tackle, the Original Dhow Safaris’ guides will challenge you to fish in with a simple line-and-hook. The handline fishing of the Swahili people will test your skills and endurance, allowing you to bait for the many schools of fish shoaling beneath the surface of the sparkling water. See if you can catch with the local hands and fill your buckets with the bounty of the Indian Ocean.

Depending on the season, you can expect to catch Marlin, Broadbill, Sailfish, Spearfish, Tuna, Kingfish, Barracuda and many others. This is an authentic dhow adventure for those who want to experience traditional fishing by hand.


  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes

Swimming with Dolphins

Mnemba Island in the North coast and Kizimkazi village in the southern coast host the numerous Bottle-nosed and Hump-backed Dolphins. Swimming wit these wonderful and polite creatures is one of unforgettable experience one should not miss in Zanzibar.


Zanzibar Spice Tour

A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and the op­portunity to try some Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea. An optional lunch is avail­able at Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge, a special menu, prepared with the best of the seasonal fruit and spices introduced to you during the tour.


Stone Town City Tour

Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the wind­ing streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.

While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone Town. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker bas­kets and the neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. Children play in the streets in the residential areas, mamas sit out and gossip while the men play board games. An optional stop at The Zanzibar Coffee House provides a rest from the heat and hustle and bustle. A selection of drinks, local sweets & seasonal fruits act as the perfect pick me up, for you to continue your tour.


Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest is a wonder and delight, with tales of Zanzibar me­dicinal cures and stunning scenery. Currently under consideration to be­come Zanzibar’s second World Heri­tage Site, the Jozani-Chkwa Bay area is a hotspot of biodiversity. The for­est is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey.

Your park ranger will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees and explain the medicinal properties of various plants and tell you about the animals, birds and reptiles that make their home in the various habitats of this tropical rainforest.

Troops of Zanzibar Red Colobus monkeys can be found scrambling from branch to branch, in search of food. The monkeys have become acclimatized to people and allow you to get close to them to take photographs as they eat, play and jumping from the treetops.


Prison Island

Prison Island gets its name from the prison built to condemn Zanzibari citizens to the isolation of the island, looking out at the coast. Previously owned by an Arab to house his rebellious slaves, the prison was never used, and the island is now home to a tortoise sanctuary, prison ruins and hotel.

Prison Island is 20 minutes away from Stone Town by boat and has spectacular coral reefs to enjoy while snorkeling. Giant tortoises shuffle through the trees, with the patience that old age brings you.


Safari Blue

A full day excursion on a tra­ditional sailing dhows, Sa­fari Blue starts from Fumba, the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conser­vation Area. Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, the area is stunning, frequented by hump­back and bottlenose dolphins.

On arrival at Fumba, clients are given a briefing on Safari Blue and then you board your dhow and you’re off to explore the bay. Dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. Anchor is dropped at the Kwale sandbank, where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkelling in the coral reefs, helped by the guides.