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

East Africa and Zanzibar Safari Tour

This comprehensive safari tour spends 15 days exploring the best wildlife and safari destinations of East Africa. Starting out in Kenya in the world-famous Masai Mara, guests will enjoy unrivalled game-viewing in one of the world's richest and most diverse safari arenas. The tour then moves onto Tanzania.Here, you will stay on the shores of Lake Victoria, enjoying a host…

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Duration: 14 nights/15 days
Budget: $300 - $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