Zanzibar Island by Dream World Adventures

Dream World Adventures specialize in special travel packages to Zanzibar Island. With the wide veriaty of Zanzibar beach resorts that we promote, from the more affordable 3 star Zanzibar resorts to the more upmarket 5 star luxury resorts, you can be assured that we can offer what you looking for. At Dream World Adventures understand that making your choice of the right travel package to Zanzibar can often be difficult, so to save you time effordt we have compiled our list of special travel packages at hotels found on Zanzibar that we highly recommend.  Sit back, relax and enjoy our interactive website. Dont forget to contact us that that your next Zanzibar beach holiday becomes a reallity!

Zanzibar special offers bookmark

Amaan Bungalows Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R8 290-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R10 350-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 06 Jan 2018
Fully booked during the peak December holidays.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R8 290-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R10 350-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R8 050-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R9 950-00 pps

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Amaan Bungalows is a laid-back beach hotel with splendid surroundings. Located in Nungwi, a beachfront on the north western tip of the island, with a wide range of facilities and leisure options. The friendly staff at Amaan Bungalows will do everything they can to ensure that your holiday is not only delightful, but also very special and memorable.
Amaan Bungalows, with its wide variety of room options (86 guest rooms in total set amid a landscaped tropical oasis dotted with coconut palms, shady trees, and sweet-scented flowers), can accommodate single travelers, friends, couples, honeymooners & small families.

Mnarani Beach Cottages Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R9 650-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R12 590-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 06 Jan 2018
Fully booked during the peak December holidays.

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Mnarani Beach Cottages on Zanzibar Island is a quaint hideaway lodge, found at the quieter flank of the Nungwi Peninsula on Zanzibar’s North Coast. Check out of the rat race and arrive at a safe haven overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, far away from the madness of everyday life. 

Choose a room to suit your needs, all are set in exotic mature gardens near to the sea. Each room is en-suite with a/c, fans, safes, and verandas. Get a good night’s sleep without any modern disturbance.

Langi Langi Beach Bungalows Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 06 Jan 2018
Fully booked during the peak December holidays.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Langi Langi Beach Bungalows, named after the aromatic flower, is situated on the North Coast of Zanzibar Island in the Nungwi Village area. The North Coast of Zanzibar Island is famous for deep sea fishing, great beaches, scuba diving and Dhow making.
PADI diving courses, snorkeling and sailing are among the pastimes you’ll enjoy here at Langi Langi.
Langi Langi beach bungalows is situated on the most beautiful land in Nungwi with its bungalows facing the ocean, pool or the garden.

Cristal Resort Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
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7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
High season rates – please contact us directly for pricing & availability.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Cristal Resort is located right in the heart of Paje beach and has the best stretch of beautiful white sandy beach in all of Zanzibar. A popular kite surfer paradise!
The atmosphere is cozy and friendly, tropical and comfortable. If you are looking to get away from the large 5 star resorts and looking for a small and private hotel, Cristal Resort is the place!
You can choose to soak up the sun on one of the beach beds surrounded, by what clients say “ one of the most amazing beaches in the world” or go to the diving Center and enjoy a snorkeling trip or a dive with their experienced instructors.
Cristal Resort’s location is ideal as it’s not surrounded by the other hotels but close enough to the other bars and restaurants for those who want more night life.
Now with WiFi you can stay connected with the world if you choose.

My Blue Hotel Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
High season rates – please contact us directly for pricing & availability.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
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Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

My Blue Hotel on Zanzibar is located in one of the Zanzibar’s most beautiful spots, Nungwi, famous for spectacular sunsets and of the best beaches Zanzibar has to offer. Your transfer from Zanzibar airport to My Blue Hotel on Zanzibar is approximately 60 km and should not take longer than 1 hour via the main road. My Blue Hotel on Zanzibar was purposely built to respect its surrounding environment with sophisticated simplicity. One of its most alluring features is the white sandy beach directly below the resort, offering guests the opportunity to swim and snorkel all day long.

Mapenzi Beach Club Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R12 350-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R17 390-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
Regretfully we have no more packages available for the peak December holidays.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 28 Feb 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R12 350-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R17 450-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R11 290-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R15 650-00 pps

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Mapenzi Beach Club is set on the North/Eastern Coast of Zanzibar Island on the Kiwengwa shoreline.
Diamonds Mapenzi perfectly blends in the natural environment of the surrounding landscape, covering an area of 4 hectares blessed with a long white beach and tropical gardens of palms and colourful bougainvillea.
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club lies 45 km from Stone Town, only 40 minutes drive by road from Zanzibar International Airport, and is a perfect choice for guest in search of a retreat that offer a good mixture of relax, laziness and all inclusive service.

Dream of Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
High season rates – please contact us directly for pricing & availability.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Dream of Zanzibar is located on the north eastern coast of Zanzibar Island. This exclusive and luxurious 5 star all inclusive resort is set directly on the beach of Kiwengwa. The resort is without a doubt the most attractive and modern structure in East Africa with a beautiful blend of contemporary and local Afro-Arabic design of solid woods and luxury materials with an architectural style that recalls the African-Arab Palaces.
Dream of Zanzibar lies 45 km from Stone Town, only 40 minutes drive by road from Zanzibar International Airport, and is a perfect choice for guest in search of a up market luxury retreat that offer a good mixture of relax, laziness and all inclusive service.

Karafuu hotel beach resort Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
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06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
High season rates – please contact us directly for pricing & availability.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
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Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort opened in 1995 and is aptly named after the Swahili word for cloves, karafuu, which grow in abundance on Zanzibar Island. Karafuu is ideally located on a blissful stretch of palm-fringed beach with white sand and dazzling blue water – just what you’re after.
The spacious, cool reception area under makuti (palm thatch) is impressive, especially when you’re visiting Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort for the first time. You instantly know you’re in a top-notch hotel. There is an enormous pool around which you’ll find guests soaking up the sun. The clientele is largely
international, so you’ll hear a variety of accents. A little further along is the beach with a generous strip of sand with sun lounges set a good distance apart from each other.
Warm hospitality comes naturally to the Swahili staff, who are impeccably dressed in long, robed uniforms. You are welcomed with the traditional greeting of karibu with the resort staff on hand to assist with a smile.

Azanzi Beach Hotel Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R10 650-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R13 190-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
Regretfully we have no more packages available for the peak December holidays.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 15 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R10 650-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R13 190-00 pps

16 Mar 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R8 890-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R10 550-00 pps

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Azanzi Beach Hotel is situated on the North Eastern coast of Zanzibar, and approximately 45 minutes from the airport in Stonetown.
Azanzi is a luxury boutique beach hotel which boasts 35 rooms.
The central guest entertainment areas offer guests multi-level viewing decks, well stocked curio shop, azure swimming pool, bar and dining area – maximizing the sublime view of the majestic and tranquil Indian Ocean, and power-white beaches scattered with palm trees.
The Azanzi Beach Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Stone Town, a World Heritage Site, and the rest of Zanzibar with scenic attractions of this delightful tourist destination as well as the beautiful marine reserves that abound.

Sea Cliff Resort and Spa Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R11 250-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R16 890-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
Regretfully we have no more packages available for the peak December holidays.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R12 250-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R15 590-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R10 590-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R13 090-00 pps

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

The Sea Cliff Resort & Spa is conveniently located about 20 minute from Zanzibar Town, better known as Stone Town on the West Coast of Zanzibar Island. Driving into Sea Cliff Resort & Spa you know you have found something special. The 4 km road through a coconut plantation that leads to the hotel is a reminder of the Zanzibar of old. Peace and tranquility, no other hotels or busy roads just open space and palm trees. As you enter the courtyard filled with tropical flowers and palms the view of the ocean stands before you. With our traditional makuti roofs and Arabic towers lite by brass lights you know this is not a typical hotel. Its a hotel built with our location in mind, its a unique combination of modern facilities mixed with the original exotic architecture of historical Zanzibar.

Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘Est Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R14 650-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R21 490-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
Fully booked during the peak December holidays.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 28 Feb 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R16 790-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R25 250-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R15 250-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R22 490-00 pps

01 Apr 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R13 390-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R19 290-00 pps

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘Est, located on the North/Western shores of Zanzibar near Nungwi, is a luxury and environmentally friendly 5 star all inclusive resort. Set in the midst of exotic and colourful tropical gardens the resort is located on a stretch of short not affected by the tide flows and features a magnificent pier overlooking the pristine clear waters of the ocean.
Take time away from the daily routine – Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘Est is the perfect 5 star resort to take a break for a perfect beach holiday, a romantic honeymoon or to reward and motivate your personnel, business partners and clients.

Neptune Pwani Beach Resort and Spa Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
Fully booked during the peak December holidays.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 28 Feb 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

01 Apr 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
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Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Friendly and spacious, Neptune Pwani Beach Resort and Spa Zanzibar is an ideal choice for guests in search of a retreat that offers the “special touch”, matched with attention to the finest of details.
Neptune Pwani Beach Resort has been meticulously created, emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in local design, interiors and furnishing, meeting top international standards.
Neptune Pwani Beach Resort features 170 rooms all with terrace and ocean view, situated in 2 level blocks and 4 individual beachfront suites with in-room Jacuzzi.
Facilities at Neptune Pwani Beach Resort include 1 main restaurant, 4 à la carte restaurants, 1 snack restaurant, 2 bars, 1 coconut beach bar, the Rain & Earth Spa, the Spherique Boutique, conference room and facilities and a water sports centre.

Gold Zanzibar Beach House and Spa

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
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06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
Fully booked during the peak December holidays.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 28 Feb 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R0-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
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01 Apr 2018 ~ 30 Jun 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R0-00 pps
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Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

The Gold Zanzibar Beach House and Spa Resort offers unparalleled accommodation in a breathtaking location.
Set on the on the Northwestern coast of Zanzibar, on the tropical beach of Kendwa, without doubt one of the best places to stay on the island, the luxury Gold Zanzibar Beach House and Spa resort provides 67 rooms which boast both views of the sea or the lush gardens, beach front locations or opulent retreats.
Each house has its own veranda, is beautifully decorated and is sure to cater for every need.

Hideaway of Nungwi Resort and Spa Zanzibar

04 Nov 2017 ~ 05 Dec 2017
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R12 990-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R18 550-00 pps

06 Dec 2017 ~ 14 Jan 2018
Fully booked during the peak December holidays.

15 Jan 2018 ~ 28 Feb 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R14 850-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R21 850-00 pps

01 Mar 2018 ~ 31 Mar 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R13 550-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R19 490-00 pps

01 Apr 2018 ~ 31 May 2018
4 Night/5 Day packages from *R11 550-00 pps
7 Night/8 Day packages from *R15 550-00 pps

Please note – The above per person sharing prices are for indication only and subject to change without prior notice due. Contact us  to receive an updated quote.

Hideaway of Nungwi Resort and Spa, located on the North Coast on Nungwi beach, has been constructed and designed to magnify its splendid African surroundings and the warm waters of the Indian ocean. This luxurious resort has been conceived to satisfy those guests seeking a deeper and more authentic holiday experience, reflected in the traditional architecture, the pulsing nature of the gardens and the genuine Zanzibari hospitality, both personal and discreet.

Zanzibar Information

About Zanzibar

The word “Zanzibar” is derived from the old form “Zengbat” which initially meant the Eastern Coast of Africa.  It is probably a Persian word “Zeng” meaning black and “Bar” means land or region.  The Arab version was Zinjibar.

Zanzibar is a Semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania in East Africa.  It is the Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, which comprises two main island, Unguja (Informally referred to as Zanzibar) and its sister island Pemba as well as about fifty smaller islets.  The land area of the two main islands is approximately 2 332 square kilometers of which Unguja is 1 464 square kilometers.  Zanzibar (Unguja) is mainly a low lying island, with its highest point at 120 meters above sea level.

A white sandy beach encircles the island which is full of palm trees and dotted with huge ancient baobab trees. Long stretches of beaches are found at the East and North Coast of Zanzibar Island.

The Capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja is Zanzibar Town (also well known as Stone Town) and its historic centre; it is located about 35 kilometers off the coast of mainland Tanzania.

Until 2002 Zanzibar had a population of about 981 754.  In Zanzibar Island of Unguja the total population is about 620 957 and Pemba 360 797.  The population growth is about 2.7% – 3.1% annually, the current population is estimated to be more than 1 200 000.

 The most commonly practiced religion is Islam.  80% of Zanzibar’s population follows the laws of Islam. The remainder is a mix of Hindus and Christians.  Zanzibar’s history was influenced by the Arabs, Persians, Indians, Portuguese, British and the African mainland.

Zanzibar’s local people are an incredible mixture of ethnic backgrounds, indicative of her colourful history. Zanzibaris speak Kiswahili (but English is also widely spoken), a language which is spoken extensively in East Africa.  Many believe that the purest form is spoken in Zanzibar as it is the birth place of the language.

Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the Equator and enjoys a tropical climate that is largely dominated by the Indian Ocean monsoon.

Zanzibar Town – Stone Town

Zanzibar Town, also well known as Stone Town, is the oldest functioning Town in East Africa.  Stone Town was declared a World Heritage Stine in 2001, is home to a mixture of cultures, architectures and languages.

Over time Stone Town has developed from a small fishing village on the peninsula of Unguja’s west coast to a bustling town rich in history.

Highlights that Stone Town offers is the main City market which was opened in 1904, the Anglican Church of Christ built in 1897, the Sultan’s Palace Museum built in the late 1890’2, the House of Wonders, the Africa House formerly the English Club, Forodhani Park and the Old Fort that was built by Arabs for defense against the Portuguese.

The International airport is also situated about 10 minutes drive from Stone Town.  Stone Town also offers some good hotels like Hotel Chavda, Dhow Palace Temho Hotel etc.  Great hotels like Mtoni Marine and Mbweni Ruins are also found a couple of minutes drive outside of Stone Town.

Zanzibar beaches

Zanzibar Island offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The white beaches with the warm turquoise water of the Indian Ocean make Zanzibar a perfect holiday destination.
Some of Zanzibar Island’s best beaches are found on the North Coast and on the East Coast of Zanzibar.

On the North Coast you can stay at Amaan Bungalows, Mnarani Beach Cottages or Langi Langi Bungalows, all part of our budget saver packages. My Blue Beach Hotel and Azanzi Beach Resort offers excelent all inclusive value. On the upmarket section Diamonds La Gemma Dell ‘est, Hideaway of Nungwi or Gold Zanzibar Beach Hotel comes higley recomended by us.

On the East Coast of Zanzibar you will find a large variety of budget saver hotels with Cristal Resort worth a visit. More market resorts like Diamodns Mapenzi Beach Club, Neptune Pwani and Dream of Zanzibar are on the North Eastern coast of Zanzibar.

Sea Cliff Resort, with its location closer to Stone Town on the East Coast of Zanzibar, is definitly worth a visit, also boasting the first Golf course on Zanzibar Island.

Zanzibar day trip – Historical Stone Town Tour

This is a wonderful introduction to Zanzibar and gives you a feeling of the rich cultural heritage. One gets a comprehensive view of the history of Stone Town, the magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, and the sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 years old that have Arab/Indian carved doors.

The tour starts at the main City market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold.  Our next stop will be at the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the site where slaves used to be auctioned.

Other highlights of our historical stone town tours are visits to:

  • Sultan’s Palace Museum – Built in the late 1890’s for members of the Sultan’s family.
  • House of Wonders – Built in 1883 as a Royal ceremonial function Palace
  • The Africa House formerly the English Club
  • Forodhani Park where you spend your evenings leisurely watching the African sunset while you are enjoying the locally made dishes.
  • Visit of the Old Fort – Built by Arabs for defense against the Portuguese.

Spice tour on Zanzibar

The Spice tour’s primary objective is to give you a complete picture as to why this beautiful island is known as “The Spice Island”.

Our tour starts with a drive through a profusion of greenery in the countryside seeing, smelling and tasting a variety of spices and mouth-watering tropical seasonal fruits such as jack fruit, pineapple, banana, green coconut juice, durian, love apple, litchi, soursop and many more.

Spices such as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, nutmeg are as exotic as there flavours.

A full tour involves much more than spices and you will also have a chance to see the iodine plant, heena bush, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, cocoa and coffee trees.

The tour also includes a visit to:

  • Kidichi Persian Baths built in 1850 by Seyyid Said bin Sultan for his Persian wife Princess Sheherezade granddaughter of the Shah of Persia.
  • Maruhubi Palace Ruins built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar Seyyid Barghash for his concubines.
  • Dr Livingstone’s House built in 1860 for Sultan Majid. Dr David Livingstone lived here before commencing his last journey to the mainland interior.

Zanzibar Dhow Sunset Cruise

This tour starts from the shore of Stone Town an hour before sunset.

After you step onboard the vessel, the skilled crew on board take the dhow about 1km away from the shore by means of an engine, once out in the sea the engine is shut off and during a tense moment the skillful crew put up the sail, once the sail is in favour of the wind, the guest can sit back, relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the ocean as you hear the ripple of water on the sides of the dhow as it glides swiftly through the clear turquoise water.

One can savour a glass of chilled wine, cocktail, beer or soft drink as you watch the magnificent Stone Town shore line as you glide by silently.

Your breath will be taken away by the wonder of the fiery golden-sun setting beyond the horizon as it makes the sky a magical canvas of shades of pinks, purples, blues and orange. As you head back for stone town the wind gently blows into the Latin sail which is truly mesmerizing. 

Jozani Forest tour on Zanzibar

Jozani Forest lies 35kms South-East of Zanzibar Town with an area of about 1,000 hectares, it is the only remaining natural forest on Unguja island where long ago you could find leopards and antelopes.

At present it is the habitat for the Red Colobus Monkeys and the Blue Sykes Monkey.

The Red Colobus monkey is one of the most endangered and rarest species on this planet. The Red Colobus monkeys that are found in this Forest are very friendly and love to be photographed and can be viewed at close quarters by the help of your guide.

Other interesting features in this forest include the coastal evergreen bushland, mangrove forest, saline grassland and ground water forest, though these may require longer walks to reach.

Prison Island tour on Zanzibar

Prison Island or by another name Changuu Island is the middle islet of the three visible from the Stone town, it takes approximately 30 minutes to get there by a wooden boat powered by and outboard engine. The prison on this island was built in 1893, which was later used as a Quarantine Hospital.

Please note that the only interesting part on this island is to see the giant tortoises that were brought to this island from Seychelles by Sultan Said in the 1820’s.

One can also swim, snorkel, sunbath or just relax and enjoy the peacefulness that this beautiful island has to offer. The owner of the hotel built on Changuu island do not allow the day visitors to move or go around the island.

Dolphin Tour at Kizimkazi on Zanzibar

The drive from Stone Town to Kizimkazi a small village to the southern point of the island takes one hour. The surface of the Kizimkazi channel is broken by the skimming arcs of wild bottle-nosed dolphins.

Here you are taken by an outboard engine boat into the sea to see the dolphins, and if lucky you will be able to swim quite close with them, as they are very friendly and playful.

Please note that: the dolphins at Kizimkazi are wild but there is an 85% chance of seeing these mammals.

Snorkeling is also part of this tour (snorkeling equipment can be hired at the site). Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th Century Mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and the return trip includes a visit to this Mosque which still contains the famous Kufic scripts in its walls.

Safari Blue tour on Zanzibar

Experience the boat excursion at Minai bay in Zanzibar.

After breakfast we will drive you to Fumba Village on the South West of Zanzibar where you will board a traditional dhow with other guests to experience the beauty of the Minai bay conservation area, and get a chance to see the dolphins, swim at one of the pristine sandbanks, visit the islets and snorkel at the coral reefs.

Safari Blue is a full day trip and includes use of snorkeling equipment with guides and instructors, ice-cold sodas, mineral water and beer, buffet lunch of delicious Zanzibari seafood that includes grilled fish, slipper lobster & calamari. Seasonal fruits and coffee will also be served.

When the tide is high you will also explore the natural lagoon found on Kwale islet, this lagoon is surrounded by a mangrove forest where you will swim for an unforgettable experience.

We round the day off by returning to Fumba by a traditional lanteen sail.

Zanzibar Island Watersports

Zanzibar Island offers a wide variety of watersports activities that include scuba diving, snorkeling, dhow cruises, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, parasailing, jet-skiing, kiteboarding, deep sea fishing and other marine activities

For most of the year, Zanzibar is home to some of the calmest, clearest oceans imaginable. This combined with a variety of marine life make Zanzibar  a perfect choice for a Scuba Diving holiday. Visibility ranges between 10-40m depending on the dive site. Like found across the world weather does play a factor during certain months of the year. January and February are when the ‘KasKasi’ winds hit Zanzibar island. This can impact sea conditions resulting in less favorable waters. If you are planning your vacation at this time however do not fret because the winds are unpredictable and it is quite common to have perfect weather interspersed by a few days of strong winds. From the end of March through until May, the long wet season of Zanzibar means sea conditions and visibility can be quite poor. Having said that, it is possible to have good days interspersed among the others and some interesting dive days out to our more protected local sites.

Zanzibar Island weddings, ceremonies and celebrations

Dream World Adventures together with our partner hotels on Zanzibar Island are able to arrange a Christian, Catholic or a Civil wedding ceremony.  With each mentioned option different documentation will be required and we will upon your request to hold your wedding at the resort start the process with you to ensure a hassle-free occasion.  Weddings at the resort are special events and can be also a lovely way to renew your vows.

If you are looking for an exotic tropical Island location to celebrate your wedding without having to worry about the details, then Dream World Adventures together with our partner hotels on Zanzibar Island is the right place to say your “I Do’s” with a ceremony that takes place on the white sandy beach of Zanzibar overlooking the emerald waters of the Indian Ocean.

We are very particular about the resorts that we make use off for your special day, and have identified Mapenzi Beach Resort, Neptune Pwani, Azanzi Beach Resort, Sea Cliff Resort, Gold Zanzibar, Karafuu Beach Resort and La Gemma Dell ‘est as good venues for your Zanzibar ceremony.

As basic reference, the requirements to hold a wedding ceremony in Zanzibar are:

  • Passport copies of the bride and the groom
  • 2 passport size pictures for both the bride and the groom
  • Both parties are to be of age
  • An application letter to the Regional Commissioner (to be done in advance so that the ceremony can be booked)
  • Birth certificates from the origin country of residence
  • Civil status certificates from the origin country of residence
  • Copies of the divorce certificates in case one or both are divorced
  • For a legal wedding ceremony the couple must arrive on Zanzibar at least 3 days prior to the ceremony date
Frequently Asked Questions about the wedding on Zanzibar.

Will we be able to have the wedding ceremony on the beach?

Most couples prefer to have the ceremony to take place on the beach. Our partner resorts  will be able to accommodate you for a beach wedding.

What happens if it rains on our wedding day?

Should your invitation to Mother Nature have gotten lost in the post and she shares her frustration with you the resort will be able to accommodate you under roof at their entertainment area.

If we opt for the legal marriage option on Zanzibar, will we be viewed as legally married in accordance with the  South African law?

Yes, you will be legally married with all the privileges of a married couple.  On your return from Zanzibar you will just need to take your documentation to the South African Home Affairs in order to change your South African & ID Documents status to confirm the marriage.  We urge you to make an appointment with a marriage lawyer in order to get your prenuptial agreement finalized in South Africa.  Some couples prefer to have all the legal paperwork done before the ceremony and then to only have a “mock” wedding/exchange of vow ceremony on Zanzibar.

Who will be handling the details of our trip to Zanzibar and the wedding and will I be part of this so that I can feel comfortable with all the arrangements?

Your wedding package and your travel package will be handled separately by Dream World Adventures.  The first step will be for us to ensure that all your travel components (flights & accommodation at the resort) are available for the dates that you want the ceremony to take place.  All requirements in order to finalize your trip will be communicated to you in detail.

 

Once we have your travel package booked and in place we can start working on your wedding ceremony.  As per the details provided above you will see that you will have some options to think about (either for a legal marriage or exchange of vows ceremony).

We are looking forward to making your dream wedding or ceremony a reality!

Zanzibar Island resorts

La Gemma dell Est

Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘Est, located on the North/Western shores of Zanzibar near Nungwi, is a luxury and environmentally friendly 5 star all-inclusive resort. Set in the midst of exotic and colourful tropical gardens the resort is located on a stretch of short not affected by the tide flows and features a magnificent pier overlooking the pristine clear waters of the ocean.
Take time away from the daily routine – Diamonds La Gemma dell ‘Est is the perfect 5 star resort to take a break for a perfect beach holiday, a romantic honeymoon or to reward and motivate your personnel, business partners and clients.

Zanzibar ResortsLa Gemma dell Est

Star of the East

Diamonds Star of the East – I still need to include details of the resort here.

Zanzibar ResortsStar of the East

Mapenzi Beach Club

Mapenzi Beach Club is set on the North/Eastern Coast of Zanzibar Island on the Kiwengwa shoreline..
Diamonds Mapenzi perfectly blends in the natural environment of the surrounding landscape, covering an area of 4 hectares blessed with a long white beach and tropical gardens of palms and colourful bougainvillea.
Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Club lies 45 km from Stone Town, only 40 minute’s drive by road from Zanzibar International Airport, and is a perfect choice for guest in search of a retreat that offer a good mixture of relax, laziness and all-inclusive service.

Zanzibar ResortsMapenzi Beach Club

Amaan Bungalows

Amaan Bungalows is a laid-back beach hotel with splendid surroundings. Located in Nungwi, a beachfront on the north western tip of the island, with a wide range of facilities and leisure options. The friendly staff at Amaan Bungalows will do everything they can to ensure that your holiday is not only delightful, but also very special and memorable.
Amaan Bungalows, with its wide variety of room options (86 guest rooms in total set amid a landscaped tropical oasis dotted with coconut palms, shady trees, and sweet-scented flowers), can accommodate single travelers, friends, couples, honeymooners & small families.

Zanzibar ResortsAmaan Bungalows

Mnarani Beach Cottages

Mnarani Beach Cottages on Zanzibar Island is a quaint hideaway lodge, found at the quieter flank of the Nungwi Peninsula on Zanzibar’s North Coast. Check out of the rat race and arrive at a safe haven overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, far away from the madness of everyday life.

Choose a room to suit your needs, all are set in exotic mature gardens near to the sea. Each room is en-suite with a/c, fans, safes, and verandas. Get a good night’s sleep without any modern disturbance.

Zanzibar ResortsMnarani Beach Cottages

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