There are numerous other idyllic Indian Ocean beach destinations, but we believe that Zanzibar scores over all others principally due to its closeness to the Tanzanian mainland, and the opportunities that this offers to combine a beach holiday with an exciting African safari.

Add to this the opportunity to explore its fascinating capital of Stonetown, and you will never be bored here.

For us, Zanzibar is the perfect compromise between reachability, price and availability of different activities.  In particular its breadth of choice means there is accommodation to suit everyone, from the smallest intimate beach camp to deluxe hotels with all mod-cons.

“For us, Zanzibar is the perfect compromise between reachability, price and availability of different activities.”

Dr Henry Southworth CEO AfricaAway

On Zanzibar you can choose between quiet resorts with miles of unspoilt beaches, or ones offering a busy and bustling night life. Watersports, deep-sea fishing, dhow cruises, dolphin watching, island visits, festivals and fascinating tours and excursions are all on offer.

Not to mention a large enough capital - Stone Town - to merit a couple of days' exploration of its cultural and historical sights in its own right.


Zanzibar Destinations

Ideally a visit to Zanzibar might include at least two different beach areas, an island visit, or a day spent exploring its capital, Stone Town. Click on the panels below to go to our Zanzibar-specific website and more information.

Zanzibar East

Zanzibar's East Coast provides the vision of an archetypal Indian Ocean beach that we all associate with Zanzibar - a seemingly endless stretch of powder-white beaches.

Mnemba Island

Described by Conde Nast as 'One of the world's top three most romantic beach locations', Mnemba Island is barefoot luxury at its most consummate.

Stone Town

Stone Town, with its labyrinth of narrow alleys complete with palaces, mosques, and tiny shops, is an extraordinary place to explore if you get bored with lying in the sun on the beach all day.


Activities on Zanzibar

Zanzibar is much more than a relaxing beach destination. Watersports reign supreme, together with Dhow cruises, dolphin watching and some awesome Game Fishing. Spice tours, and other cultural experiences add to the picture. Click on the panels below to go to and more information.


Arranging honeymoons is one of our specialities, and we have no hesitation in recommending Zanzibar as a honeymoon destination par excellence.

Water Sports

Diving and snorkelling make up the bulk of watersport activities, plus more specilaised activities, such as windsurfing, waterskiing and kayaking. Game Fishing is a big speciality as well.

Dhow Cruises

Nothing epitomises the Arabic influence on Zanzibar more than the presence of the graceful dhow on its surrounding sea. An ideal complement to your beach-based stay.


Accommodation on Zanzibar

One of the beauties of Zanzibar is its exceptionally wide range of accommodation from which to enjoy all that the island has to offer. You can literally choose between the rock-bottom in price, and supreme luxury. For the full list of beach lodges we offer on Zanzibar, click here to visit

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Zanzibar East ($80 pppn)

Pongwe Beach Hotel is one of our most popular destinations, combining a perfect location and hosting with an exceptional cost.

Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel

Zanzibar North ($170 pppn)

Ras Nungwi is stuated in a busy and popular resort on the northern tip of Zanzibar, offering a host of water sports.

Mnemba Island Lodge

Mnemba Island ($1500 pppn)

Mnemba Island Lodge quite simply offers an unpretentious private paradise, shared with just a handful of other guests.