9-Day Zanzibar Family Beach Holiday: Dive into the crystal-clear waters, explore historic Stone Town, and enjoy family-friendly resorts on the Spice Island.
Experience a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion on this 9-day Zanzibar family beach holiday.
9 days, 8 nights
Family-friendly beachfront resorts, boutique hotels in Stone Town
- Snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters
- Guided tour of historic Stone Town
- Beachfront relaxation and water sports
Dolphins, sea turtles, tropical fish
White sandy beaches, Stone Town’s historic alleys, Jozani Forest
Dhow boat rides, spice plantation tours, cultural visits to local villages
Embark on an 8-day journey that takes you from the wild terrains of Tanzania, teeming with Africa’s iconic wildlife, to the serene beaches of Zanzibar. Experience the thrill of spotting the Big Five in their natural habitat and later, indulge in the tropical paradise of Zanzibar, soaking up the sun and diving into its rich culture.
Upon landing in Zanzibar, you’ll be warmly greeted and transferred to a charming boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Stone Town. After some rest, embark on a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the intricate wooden door carvings, visit the former slave market, and absorb the rich history echoing through the winding alleys. As evening approaches, enjoy a rooftop dinner with panoramic views of the town. Distance: 7km from the airport. Accommodation: Boutique hotel in Stone Town.
Today, you’ll delve into Zanzibar’s aromatic history. Journey to local spice plantations where the island’s nickname, “The Spice Island,” comes alive. Engage your senses as you touch, smell, and taste spices like cloves, vanilla, and nutmeg right from the source. After the tour, enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch amidst the plantations. Distance: 15km round trip. Accommodation: Boutique hotel in Stone Town.
After breakfast, a scenic drive will take you to a luxurious beachfront resort. The turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are a sight to behold. Spend the afternoon indulging in beach activities or simply soaking up the sun. As night falls, partake in a beach bonfire under the starlit sky. Distance: 50km. Accommodation: Beachfront resort.
Dive into the crystal-clear waters for a snorkeling adventure. Marvel at the vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish. For those seeking more thrill, try out water sports like jet skiing or windsurfing. In the evening, enjoy a beachside barbecue with fresh seafood. Accommodation: Beachfront resort.
Set sail on a traditional dhow boat. Glide over serene waters, and with some luck, spot playful dolphins dancing alongside. Anchor at a secluded beach for a picnic lunch, followed by some leisure time for swimming or beach games. Accommodation: Beachfront resort.
Visit nearby islands, each offering unique experiences. From the mysterious Prison Island with its giant tortoises to the sandbanks ideal for sunbathing, there’s something for everyone. Return to the resort for a cultural evening of Swahili music and dance. Accommodation: Beachfront resort.
Today is all about relaxation. Opt for a rejuvenating spa treatment, take a leisurely walk along the beach, or simply lounge by the pool with a cocktail in hand. As the sun sets, partake in a family beach volleyball match. Accommodation: Beachfront resort.
Venture to Jozani Forest, the last indigenous forest in Zanzibar. Walk along nature trails, spotting the rare Red Colobus monkey and other wildlife. Later, immerse yourself in local culture by visiting a village. Engage with the locals, learn about their traditions, and perhaps even join in a traditional dance. Distance: 30km round trip. Accommodation: Beachfront resort.
After a hearty breakfast, reminisce about the week’s adventures as you’re transferred to the airport. As you take off, the mesmerizing views of Zanzibar will etch into your memories, promising a return. Distance: 60km to the airport.