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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations
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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations
may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.

Zanzibar Holiday: coronavirus information

Flight-inclusive Zanzibar holiday packages and Zanzibar Flight-Plus arrangements created by you on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

Most Zanzibar hotels also offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Zanzibar Holiday

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Zanzibar?

A: To avoid worries like parking and manoeuvring through heavy traffic and busy streets, many travellers choose to use public transportation or ride-share services when they're holidaying in central Nungwi. Having said that, if you plan to head out and enjoy some incredible new adventures in Kaskazini A, having your own rental vehicle is a great option. If you need help finding a comfy set of wheels, check out our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Zanzibar.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Zanzibar?

A: From high-end options to those that won't break the bank, you have plenty of choice. Many travellers choose to spend their days in hotels. Other common sorts of accommodation in Zanzibar are lodges, bed & breakfasts and guest houses.

Q: What does a Zanzibar holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Experiences and activities close by? Check. Flights? Sure thing. A snazzy vehicle? You bet. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, you'll be longing for a comfortable room to sleep. We've got that sorted too. Find what you want and get set for a fabulous Zanzibar adventure.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Zanzibar?

A: One of the easiest ways to save some dollars is to bundle your bookings with Expedia. Flights, Hotels and Car Rentals can all be quickly combined into a personalized package deal — and by doing this, you'll save time too. Keep this in mind before you book.

Q: What are the best things to do in Zanzibar?

A: Head to Nungwi and enjoy terrific attractions like Diving Poseidon. Mnarani Natural Aquarium and Nungwi Natural Aquarium also capture the imaginations of visitors to this city.


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Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Reviewed on 19 Apr 2020
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Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive - Adults Only

Nungwi Road, Nungwi
     
    4.6 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Long before we flew, we specifically contacted the hotel to say we would be arriving very early to the property and was there some arrangement we could make for an early check in. We never received a response until the day before iur flight and that was an auto reply that someone might contact us ...

    Park Hyatt Zanzibar £284
    Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020
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    Park Hyatt Zanzibar

    Park Hyatt Zanzibar

    Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
       
      4.7 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Amazing property in a truly stunning place. Staff were soo friendly and helpful. Rooms were beautiful, clean, amazing views of the ocean/beach. Can’t recommend this property more

      The Residence Zanzibar £490
      Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020
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      The Residence Zanzibar

      The Residence Zanzibar

      Mchangamle, Kizimkazi
         
        4.5 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        WOW words cannot describe how beautiful this resort is. We booked 4 nights here for our honeymoon and wish we had stayed longer!! We could not find a single thing to complain about here - it was clean, the food was phenomenal, the staff was friendly and helpful and everything from the rooms to the ...

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town £104
        Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020
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        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

        90 / 90A Shanghani, Zanzibar Town
           
          4.5 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          The hotel is nice! The AC worked well, the WIFI was OK, but not great, the dinner was delicious! The workers were very nice and they went above and beyond! The only I didn’t like was that I paid for a breakfast buffet, but during the two mornings, it was served a la Carte and it was kinda slow. Other ...

          Maru Maru Hotel £110
          Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020
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          Maru Maru Hotel

          Maru Maru Hotel

          Gizenga Street, Shangani, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Really a great location, close to all the amenities you can ask for. In particular the roof top restaurant with great views of the ocean was just great.

            Zanzibar House £53
            Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020
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            Zanzibar House

            Zanzibar House

            Matemwe, Matemwe
               
              4.5 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This is the worst hotel experience we have had after travelling for many years across many continents. The management is poor. The owner could often be overheard berating and yelling at his staff in front of hotel guests. When issues such as a broken pool filter, slow wifi, or power outages came ...

              Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel £223
              Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020
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              Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel

              Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel

              Mbweni, Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar
                 
                4.2 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                really good property to stay in tanzania zanzibar

                Tembo House Hotel & Apartments £55
                Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020
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                Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

                Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

                Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The Tembo hotel offers a very unique location, on a beautiful beach where small local boats are waiting to take you on a tour of beautiful small islets a few miles off the coast. Its historical setting and romantic architecture definitely add to the experience. The hotel is also at the center of ...

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