Zanzibar Accommodation

We have most of the Zanzibar Accommodation and have listed a few here. Although Zanzibar is part of Tanzania, we have listed it separately for your ease. It is an ideal extension to your Tanzania or Kenya safari. It is a good idea to book these with the same company so you can take advantage of specials that may be available. For example, andBeyond has long stay and flight offers if you combine their properties in Kenya or Tanzania with Zanzibar.

Zanzibar’s climate is equatorial.
From June till September: Very low levels of rainfall and average temperatures around 25°C.
From October till December: Generally very humid with short rains and temperatures rising into the 30s.
In January and February: The heat soars with average highs of 29°C, and humidity remains high.
From March till May: Heavy monsoon season with heavy downpours followed by sunshine.

The currency in Zanzibar is the Tanzanian Shilling. The food is mostly what is locally available. So lots of lobsters, prawns, crab, and fish is on offer. Zanzibar time is 3 hours ahead of GMT.

The beaches in Zanzibar are breathtaking, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the Zanzibar people live a simple way of life. There are lots of great beaches; the majority of which are along the East Coast and Nungwi which is near the northern tip of the island. There is also Mangapwani Beach located on the west coast which is a really beautiful beach. The northeast coast is where you’ll find the unspoiled beaches of Matemwe. Most of the hotels along this beach face Mnemba Island. Another great beach in Zanzibar is the famous Kiwengwa with stretches of outstanding reefs and beautiful white sands.

Zanzibar Accommodation Types

Zanzibar offers a variety of accommodations, from the very basic to ultra-luxurious. You can even stay in an underwater room – imagine that! Watching the fish passing by your safe room under the water.

We have split the island into Northern and Southern Zanzibar and have included the surrounding islands in either the north or south.

Northern Zanzibar Accommodation