5 Days Zanzibar Beach Holidays & Tours

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5 Days Zanzibar beach holidays package will reflect the beautiful part of this Island. The exotic spice plantation, The ruins, dhows, coconut palms swinging along the white sand beaches & the fascinating history from the days of Portuguese, Oman Arabs & others, all will make your trip to Zanzibar as rewarding as it should.

The Highlights of 5 Days Zanzibar Beach Holidays

  • 5 Days Zanzibar Beach Holidays Visit the most prominent Islands on the East African coast (Zanzibar) with its great history which brings together the fascinating past & present of Zanzibari’s.
  • Visit the oldest part of Zanzibar Island “The Stone town” with its ruins left by Portuguese & Oman Arabs. The tour will include visiting The house of wonder, The Arab Fort, Sultan Palace, The bustling fish Market at Darajani, The site of former slave Market at Mkunazini & many more like shopping & walking along the narrow lines in Stone town.
  • Swim with Dolphins at Kizimkazi including beautiful snorkelling at Menai Bay Marine Reserve on the southern part of Zanzibar Island.
  • Visit the Jozani forest with its endemic species of red colubus monkeys & the mangrove bodywork
  • Sail to Prison Island for more snorkelling at beautiful corals & visit the breeding site of the Giant Aldabra tortoise which will include a short walk around the island to see some historical buildings.

Day 1Arrival at Zanzibar Airport/Seaport

Distance: 2/1 km

Time: About 15/ 7 minutes

On arrival at Zanzibar, airport/Seaport (morning arrival) meet our representative & drive to Tembo House Hotel located at the front part of Zanzibar Stone town near Forodhani Garden (the night market).

Check-in at Tembo House Hotel in Stone Town, lunch (own account) after lunch and little rest on a guided stone town tour.  The tour will end up at the African house hotel a popular place for sunset watchers. Then back to your hotel, 5 minutes walk from the African house hotel.

Overnight at Tembo House Hotel in Stone Town. Breakfast Included.

The bed & breakfast option will give you chance to test different Zanzibar dishes at different restaurants in stone town like Mercury’s restaurant, Monsoon restaurant, Emerson’s & green restaurant with a special atmosphere etc.

Days 2Dolphin & Jozani Forest Tour

Distance: 55 km

Time: about 1:15 hrs.

On this day after breakfast at your hotel as early as 08:00 to 08:30 you will depart for the Dolphin tour at Kizimkazi & Jozani forest visit on the way back. A Dolphin tour is conducted at Minai bay Marine reserve. Your guide will organize everything for you.

Swimming with dolphins & snorkelling at the beautiful Minai bay Marine reserve is part of your program. Snorkelling gears are available at the starting point for those who will need them, mostly is masks & flippers (please talk to your Guide). Lunch is included therefore, at the starting point please press your order before starting the tour.

On your way back possibly at 15:00 hrs. You will visit the Jozani forest where the endemic species of red colobus monkeys inhabit. After the Jozani forest visit, you will drive back to Tembo House Hotel in Stone Town overnight.

Overnight at Tembo House Hotel in Stone Town. Breakfast included.

Day 3Boat Trip to Prison Island – Matemwe Beach

Time: 30 Minutes

After breakfast at your hotel as early as 09:00 hrs. You will depart for Prison Island with a traditional engine wooded dhow (if you will go out for snorkelling please hire snorkelling gears from the boat man before leaving Stone town). Prison Island is once intended to be used as a place for the concealment of slaves during the slave trade in East & Central Africa. The Island sometimes served as the quarantine during the outbreak of contagious diseases such as cholera & yellow fever. Today the island is a breeding site for some rare species of Giant Aldabra tortoises. 

You may have lunch there (own account) before sailing back to Stone town & to Tembo house hotel. Late afternoon drive to Matemwe beach (distance 55 km. Time 1:15 hours. Check-in at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar, leisure time until dinner.

Overnight at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar in the speckling white sand beaches of Matemwe on the Northeast coast of Zanzibar Island. Dinner & breakfast included.

Day 4Day at Leisure in Matemwe Beach

This is a day at leisure where you can swim in the warm Indian Ocean. If you wish you can walk from the beach to the reef which starts from South to North of the Island on the Eastern beach of Zanzibar Island, you can as well organize (with the hotel) from scuba diving at Mnemba Island or deep see fishing with local fishermen.

Overnight at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar in Matemwe beach. Dinner & breakfast included 

Day 5Transfer to Zanzibar airport

After breakfast, depending on your flight time you will have a transfer to Zanzibar airport to catch your flight back home.


Price includes and excludes

Price Includes

  • All transfers in Zanzibar
  • Flight Arusha – ZanzibarAll activity in Zanzibar as per itinerary
  • 2-night accommodation at Tembo House Hotel in Stone town on BB (Deluxe room (see front balcony)
  • 2-night accommodation at Sunshine hotel Zanzibar on HB (Sunshine suite rooms)
  • All entry fees during the excursions/tours as per itinerary.
  • Value-added tax by Tanzania government VAT.

Price Excludes

  • All international flights
  • Item of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance if applicable
  • Beverage & drinks
  • Tips/ Gratitude for guides & hotel staff
  • Other activities not mentioned in the program.