The islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia Island lie off the coast of Tanzania in Africa. These tranquil, beautiful islands provide guests with a taste of tropical paradise. Featuring white sandy beaches, azure waters, and stunning coral reefs, they provide the perfect destination for a coastal safari and relaxing beach holiday. The island towns are also rich in history and culture. Guests can enjoy a range of accommodation options, from luxury beach resorts to rustic lodges. The scuba diving opportunities in the region are superb, and there are many other activities on offer, including snorkelling, hiking, and kayaking. The islands are home to a rich diversity of marine and other wildlife, from hundreds of species of colourful fish, to exotic plants, to incredible birdlife. Terrestrial species include the famous red Colobus monkey, as well as duiker and civet.

Why we like it

Stunning tropical beach paradise; Many exotic and unusual wildlife species; Rich in culture and history; Untouched coral reef systems

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 822 km²
Reserve Type: Islands
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Red Colobus Monkey
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Zanzibar

Accommodation in Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Islands, Tanzania

Che Che Vule Villa, Zanzibar

Che Che Vule Villa is an exclusive and private island retreat, located on the beautiful island of Zanzibar in Tanzania. The villa is found on the renowned Matemwe Beach, the longest beach on the island. The white sand beaches and endless azure waters create the ideal setting for an idyllic island getaway. The villa is perfect for families or small…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge

The romantic Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge is a beach lodge located on the island of Unguja in Zanzibar, Tanzania. This idyllic tropical paradise is ideal for a relaxing yet exciting coastal safari holiday. It is made up of thatched bungalows, each fully furnished, air-conditioned, and featuring en-suite facilities, private terraces and 24-hour room service. Activities offered at the lodge include…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Fumba Beach Lodge, Zanzibar

Fumba Beach Lodge is a tranquil island getaway, set on a secluded beach on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. This idyllic beach lodge is the ideal destination to enjoy a relaxing tropical island holiday. It features a range of deluxe bandas, luxury suites and two special honeymoon suites. Some of the suites face out onto the ocean, while other have…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Islands, Tanzania

6-day Snorkelling Tour, Zanzibar

Zanzibar a group of islands located off the coast of Tanzania, is the ideal destination for a relaxing holiday. The region’s deep blue waters, white sand beaches, and pristine coral reefs make it a tropical island paradise. Here you can snorkel and dive to see the wonderful diversity of marine life below the surface. The capital, Zanzibar City, is also…

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Duration: 6 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

6-day Sultan Zanzibar Tour

Visit the famous island of Zanzibar, located off the coast of the east African country of Tanzania. Zanzibar is famous for its pristine white sand beaches, abundant marine life, and vibrant, colourful streets steeped in history. This 6-day tour starts off in Stone Town, where you visit a number of important historical sites. These include an old slave market, as…

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Duration: 6 days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Aspect X: Iconic Aspects of Tanzania

Watch the Great Migration happening in real time as herds of wildebeest and zebra move across the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara, hotly followed by an array of large predators. See a whale shark swim by as you snorkel alongside it. See thousands of flamingos flocking at a lake, or a lion climbing a tree. Imagine if you…

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Duration: 7 nights
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Red Colobus Monkey
Hundreds of Fish Species

Key Species

Colobus Monkey

Pemba Scops Owl
Crested Francolin
Fisher's Turaco
Java Sparrow

Green Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle

Coconut Palm

Coral Reefs

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 1
Mammals: 7
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 6
Trees: 7
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