Wildlife Ratings

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

Lookout for

Dolphin
Whale
Civet
Red Colobus Monkey
Turtles
Hundreds of Fish Species

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 kmĀ²
Reserve Type: Islands
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Red Colobus Monkey
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Zanzibar

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge Luxury Full Board
Mafia Island Lodge Full Board
Matemwe Beach House, Zanzibar Super Luxury Full Board
Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar Luxury Full Board
Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar Super Luxury Full Board
Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar Super Luxury Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
East Africa and Zanzibar Safari Tour Luxury 14 nights/15 days

Key Species

MAMMALS
Dolphin
Whale
Colobus Monkey


BRIDS
Pemba Scops Owl
Crested Francolin
Fisher's Turaco
Java Sparrow


REPTILES
Green Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle


TREES
Coconut Palm
Baobab


HABITAT TYPES
Islands
Coral Reefs