Zanzibar island holidays
are all about warm sun drenched white paradise island beaches,
palm trees whistling in the breeze, and crystal clear tropical
waters with colourful coral reefs teaming with a kaleidoscope
of tropical fish waiting for you to snorkel or scuba dive
on the reef with them.
If you are looking for a honeymoon, Selftours will designs your perfect
Zanzibar honeymoon package just for you..
soft white beaches lapped by the warm turquoise waters of
the Indian Ocean provide the perfect place to relax,
soak up the sun and take a break from some busy sightseeing
as the sun settles into the Indian Ocean.
You can look forward to Zanzibar accommodation
to being on par with International standards.
From Budget beach chalet accommodation
up to 5* accommodation, Zanzibar can cater for your
At Selftours we design
Zanzibar holiday packages which
are tailor made around
a beach holidays. We
at least two days in Zanzibar Stone Town
and another 4 to 5 days at a Zanzibar beach hotel.
A holiday on Zanzibar Island gives you the best
of both worlds - 'Retail Therapy', exploration,
and a relaxing tropical island sun
Whatever your dream is of
a tropical paradise island holiday, Selftours will design your
personalised individual Zanzibar holiday family
package to meet your
requirements within your holiday budget. Selftours'
Zanzibar vacation packages include international airfares, airport
transfers, with a choice of, bed and breakfast, half board or
full board packages to suit your individual requirements.
some suggested accommodation below
could be the beginning of your greatest Paradise island beach
you are going to have a hand in designing your Holiday in Zanzibar
with our assistance and personal guided tours
City tour of Zanzibar Stone Town takes you down the fascinating ancient
streets of Stone Town where, with little imagination, history comes
to life. Visit the Sultan's Palace, read how brutal some of
the Sultans were towards their wife's & sisters, view the House
of Wonders, Slave Market, Dr Livingston’s house,
see the magnificent carved Arab doors, Freddy Mercury's
place of birth in Stone Town. Plan your time in town to allow an
excursion across to Prison Island.
love story of an Arabian Princess, Emily
- 1924) who was born in Zanzibar as Sayyida Salme, Princess of Zanzibar
and Oman, but fell pregnant by a Germany businessman and under strict
Muslim law should have been stoned to death, but .....................
Stone Town Strike
up a bargain with one of the many merchants selling
some exotic wares. Don't forget that they expect
you to Haggle over the price,
if you don't, they will be sadly disappointed that you
do not participate in the fun!!
Boat trips to Prison Island were captured slaves where
once concealed from the British Navy.
Travel to Zanzibar island
on a magical vacation and
experience all these exciting
whether you are an ankle deep paddler or want more adventure
and scuba dive or snorkel the many coral
reefs or enjoy a day deep sea fishing.
You could also arrange at your hotel a day trip out
to Swim with the Dolphins. Zanzibar Island vacations
offers something for everybody. All equipment
is normally provided.
Enjoy an entertaining and
educational Zanzibar spice
tour of the Spice plantations.
You will have the opportunity to pick, smell,
and savour fruits and spices which you have probably
never seen on the supermarket shelf and some that you
have in your kitchen but would never recognise on the
plant. Many ladies will be fascinated as what those
every day spices in their kitchens actually look like
in the wild.
The aroma of cloves, cinnamon,
nutmeg, vanilla and other fragrance tantalize your
senses. Cloves, star fruit, tangerine
trees, coco, lemon grass, mangosteen, 'lipstick trees',
to name but a few are what you can expect to see!
Perhaps you will be tempted to buying a basket of
Zanzibar spices to take home with you.
- Zanzibar holidays
can certainly offer you much more than just
a tropical island beach holiday.
Zanzibar exciting ?
View some hotel
magical spice island lies just 35 km of the coast
of Tanzania with a total area of only 1464 Square
Kilometres with palm fringed beaches and turquoise
sea with a strong Arabic culture. Zanzibar is
a true tropical island lying just 6 degrees south
of the equator giving it superb weather all year round.
an excursion and swim with the Dolphins in these warm
tropical waters. A
popular paradise island holiday
at least two days in Zanzibar Stone Town and another
4 to 5 days at a Zanzibar beach hotel. A
Zanzibar Island holiday offers
you the best of
all worlds - 'Retail
Therapy', exploration, history
and a relaxing tropical sun tan.
Travel to Zanzibar Island and experience
a paradise island holiday with a difference.
Zanzibar Holiday Hotel accommodation
hotel accommodation is generally of a good standard
is spacious with en-suite bathroom with traditional
four poster double beds and sensible mosquito nets.
Hotels range from the basic budget up to 5* with en-suite
bathroom. Mosquito nets are provided throughout.
Your more tourist & upmarket hotels will have
either fans or air-conditioning with tea & coffee
making facilities. Many rooms will have beautiful
views of the Zanzibar beach and turquoise sea. You
can choose a board basis between bed & breakfast
(B&B), Dinner bed & breakfast (H/B) Dinner,
lunch, bed & breakfast (F/B). Some hotels
on occasions offer Fully Inclusive packages which
includes all meals as well as a selection of local
wines and beers with some soft drinks.
Though a B&B rate might look attractive, in the
long run it can work out more expensive having to
pay for dinner every night. F/B with lunch included
can be waste if you had a big breakfast or are out
on excursions some days The H/B option is possibly
the most economical. Ask
to quote H/B.
Tanzanite Beach Hotel - (Nungwi Northern tip)
A snow white sandy beach set on the edge of a calm
Turquoise sea - what more can I say?
Whether you are
looking for a special family vacation, a romantic
getaway, Tanzanite Beach
Resort will make sure that
your stay is comfortable, fun and relaxing.
The Tanzanite Beach Hotel
Resort is located on
the calm North coast of Zanzibar Island near
the small village of Nungwi and
is approximately one hours
drive from the airport.
Accommodation is in
14 tastefully decorated self-contained double and
rooms, all with private shaded
balconies. From its raised setting,
magnificent views over the
turquoise Indian Ocean will
The comfortable Tanzanite Beach Hotel
for those who seek good clean basic beach front
your worries behind and come and
relax in Tanzanite's
Oasis-like environment and
allow the island Spirit of Zanzibar to engulf you,
with its unique white soft
beaches - an experience you will never forget
Special until 30th June 2012
8 nights - 9 days
Arabian Nights Beach
Arabian Nights - Situated in Paje, Arabian Nights is
a luxurious guesthouses on the island. In keeping with
Zanzibar tradition, the lodge was built in traditionally
Zanzibari style, but has the additional creature
comforts of a larger lodge. Affording you quiet
intimacy, but also having the luxuries and service of a
larger hotels. Do not expect a 5 star European Lodge,
but rather a very comfortable, clean and well run
guesthouse, situated on one of the many
magnificent beaches in Zanzibar.
3* Mnarani Beach Hotel
(Nungwi - Next to Northern Light Hse )
Mnarani Beach Cottages is a
beach resort hotel, located on the northernmost tip of
Zanzibar Island in the village of Nungwi, next to the
old lighthouse. “Mnarani” means “lighthouse” in Swahili.
At Mnarani you will be able
to develop the art of doing nothing on a
beautiful tropical island beach
lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian ocean.
Indulge in relaxation. Stretch out in the sun with a
book form our well stocked library or a relaxing sauna
and massage. A short walk to the light house or to
the Sea Turtle Aquarium. For the more adventurous
there is a long list of activities from snorkeling or
diving Mnemba island's reef to deep sea fishing, various
island tours including the very popular Spice Island &
Stone Town combination are also available. Speak
to reception for a full program of enjoyments that await
And although being very peaceful and secluded, our hotel
is in walking distance to the lively village of Nungwi.
See best value for money
- (East Coast)
hotel is situated on the North Eastern coast of Zanzibar
approximately 45 minutes from the airport south of
hotel is a luxury boutique hotel, which
boasts 35 rooms comprising of 8 suites, 12 luxury
suites, 9 villas, and 6 deluxe villas.
central guest entertainment areas offer guests multi
level viewing decks, a well stocked curio shop, azure
swimming pool, bar and dining area - maximizing the
sublime view of the majestic and tranquil Indian Ocean,
and powder-white beaches scattered with palm trees.
On Special to 30th November
inc full board &
8 nights - 9 days
5* Gemma Dell’ Est
- North West Coast)
Dell Est is located on the
North West coast of Zanzibar, on a magnificent stretch
of deep water beach. The hotel has been
styled on the modern sophisticated European style,
the restaurant area is beautifully decorated using
glass windows and water features, all very chic and
One of the most stunning features of the resort is
the large entertainment area. The pier runs out some
100m into the ocean and provides a stunning place
to enjoy cocktails during the day, sundowners at sunset
or a late night drink. From the deck, you can watch
the fish swimming in the floodlit ocean
resort boasts an impressive 138 rooms, all rooms are
fitted with French doors which open out on to a landscaped
garden. The rooms also have a balcony where guests
can sit and enjoy the view of the ocean. The executive
villas also include a personal butler.
- Malaria has been virtually eradicated
in Zanzibar over the last 10 years and is no longer considered a
malaria area. However, we hasten to point out that you
should consult your Doctor for the
latest information on the situation.
Yellow Fever inoculations are also required - check with
your local Doctor or chemist
For your comfort an insect spray and a body spray (Tabard) to
repel insects is a good idea but not essential.
Visas - can be purchased at point of entry for US $ 50
- all countries require a Visa including African countries.
Make sure you have the US Dollars in Cash on arrival.
Always keep some US $1 bills, very handy for tipping
Currency - Tanzania Shillings is the local currency but
US $ are widely accepted
Banking - There are Bank ATM machines
in Stone Town. Travelers cheques are not
readily accepted. Credit cards can be used at banks and many
hotels, though a surcharge of 5% may be imposed. The
preferred cash currency to carry is the US $ which is readily
supply: 220 V; European 3 square
Drinking Water - A 2 litre bottle of spring water may
cost you several times more at your hotel
as opposed to the price in the market - ask your driver to stop at a shop on the way
in from the airport to collect a six pack of water.
to pack: Comfortable, casual
and light clothing. Well-worn walking shoes or sneakers are
always a good idea. A fleece lined track suit is perfect if
it gets chilly in the evenings and does not crease in the suitcase.
Take insect repellent and protective wear for the tropical sun
and rain, hats, sunglasses & Screen block creams.
A small back pack (hand luggage) is always ideal for carrying
your small personal items.
- Selftours uses two different airlines to Zanzibar.
The National carrier being Precision Air via Dar es Salaam on
Wed, Fri, Sat & Sundays. 1Time airlines flies on Tues
There are a few high speed ferry operates running between Dar
and Zanzibar Island.