Vacation Rentals in Zanzibar

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Popular Vacation Rentals in Zanzibar

from
$410
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with balcony
3 pers.1 bedroom850ft²70yd to the coast
from
$74
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, with ocean view and garden, child-friendly
6 pers.3 bedrooms550yd to the coast
from
$59
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with ocean view and garden, with pets
2 pers.1 bedroom377ft²40yd to the coast
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Vacation rentals with free cancellation

from
$100
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with ocean view and garden as well as view
2 pers.1 bedroom215ft²350yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
from
$53
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden
2 pers.1 bedroom86ft²80yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
4.6
(17 reviews)
from
$143
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with balcony and ocean view
3 pers.1 bedroom323ft²300yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
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Vacation Rentals in Zanzibar

from
$679
per night
Vacation rental for 12 people, with ocean view and garden as well as lake view and pool
12 pers.5 bedrooms8,611ft²100yd to the coast
5.0
from
$53
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with view and ocean view as well as garden, with pets
3 pers.1 bedroom172ft²70yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
from
$53
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with garden and view as well as ocean view, with pets
3 pers.1 bedroom172ft²70yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
from
$53
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with garden and view, child-friendly
3 pers.1 bedroom172ft²70yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
from
$53
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with view and garden as well as ocean view, child-friendly
3 pers.1 bedroom172ft²70yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
from
$53
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden
2 pers.1 bedroom86ft²80yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

from
$53
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with view and garden as well as ocean view, child-friendly
3 pers.1 bedroom172ft²70yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
from
$53
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with ocean view and garden as well as view, child-friendly
3 pers.1 bedroom172ft²70yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
from
$53
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, with view and ocean view as well as garden, with pets
3 pers.1 bedroom172ft²70yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
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Vacation Rentals with Pool

from
$479
per night
Vacation rental for 12 people, with view and ocean view as well as garden, child-friendly
12 pers.5 bedrooms5,382ft²50yd to the coast
from
$101
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with pool and view as well as garden and ocean view
2 pers.1 bedroom11ft²150yd to the coast
from
$509
per night
Vacation rental for 10 people, with garden and pool
10 pers.4 bedrooms6,458ft²80yd to the coast
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Vacation Rentals with Internet

from
$83
per night
Vacation rental for 5 people, with garden, child-friendly
5 pers.3 bedrooms1,615ft²350yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
from
$50
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, child-friendly
6 pers.3 bedrooms161ft²250yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
from
$92
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with ocean view and view as well as terrace
2 pers.1 bedroom215ft²70yd to the coast
FREE cancellation
4.0
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Highlights Zanzibar

  • White dream beaches
  • UNESCO World Heritage Stone Town
  • Darajani Market
  • Caves of Mangapwani

Most popular in Zanzibar

Pool 32
Internet 115
Pets allowed 39
Balcony/Terrace 80
TV 31
Air conditioning 52

Prices and availability

Prices

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$292
Average price per week

Availabilities

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Holiday cottages in Zanzibar

Paradisiacal Timeout in the Indian Ocean

White beaches, palm trees with hammocks and azure blue sea characterize the holiday resorts on the main island Unguja, where you can immerse yourself in the culture and nature of the country between colonial buildings. Right by the water you can rent a vacation rental with a view of the crystal clear ocean in Matemwe, Kendwa or Makunduchi. Alternatively you live in an apartment of a villa or a holiday apartment in a bungalow.

Vacation in Zanzibar

Location and orientation

State Party of Tanzania

To the north of the coastal city of Dar es Salaam, the Zanzibar archipelago extends some 30 kilometres off the coast of West Africa. In the Indian Ocean Zanzibar is divided into the main islands Unguja and Pemba as well as small side islands of the Zanzibar archipelago. The majority of the 1.1 million inhabitants live in Zanzibar City.

Things to know

Culinary specialities

Through the dark epoch of the slave trade, international influences reached Zanzibar, which are still part of the varied cuisine today. Asian, European and Arabic accents characterise national dishes such as pilaw, stews and curries. The spices of the region are particularly intense, as cardamom, cinnamon and cloves are added to numerous dishes. We highly recommend visits to typical restaurants or to spice farms where nutmeg, vanilla, ginger or pepper are cultivated.

„Probably Sansibar means "coast of the blacks" translated freely.“

Top 3 travel tips

1. Stone city

A small part of Zanzibar City is Stone Town, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Where once the slave and spice trade flourished, there are lavishly designed houses of the early 19th century made of light coral limestone and mangrove wood. Very representative are the palace Beit-el-Ajaib, the St. Joseph's Cathedral or the fortress Ngome Kongwe.

2. Colourful market activity

In the capital the Darajani Market takes place daily and transforms the square around the Anglican Cathedral of Christo into a hustle and bustle. The merchants, who offer seafood, live animals, traditional clothing and spices, line up close together.

3. Interesting underworld

About 20 kilometers north of Zanzibar City are the caves of Mangapwani, Coral Cave and Slave Chamber. The natural coral cave Coral Cave consists of coral stones which line the way to an underground freshwater lake. A few metres further is the Slave Chamber, a slave cave built artificially and used until 1873 as a collection point for slaves who were subsequently sold.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Zanzibar

How much did it cost for a vacation rental in Zanzibar in 2020, during the corona crisis?

Zanzibar is one of the most expensive destinations in Tanzania. The price for a vacation rental is about $222.84 per night.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Zanzibar are November ($180.46 the average per night for accommodation), June ($190.61), and February ($194.84).

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Zanzibar?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the year 2020, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of August ($280.62), July ($246.99), and October ($246.21).

Is Zanzibar a good location for a last-minute getaway?

When visiting Zanzibar, you don't have to plan well in advance as the annual occupation is 24%.

Which months offer the highest availability?

In 2020, the months with more free accommodation of the year in Zanzibar were September, June and July, with average availabilities of 84.5%, 81%, and 78.75%, respectively.

When are fewer rentals available in Zanzibar?

According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Zanzibar are, in order, February (with 63% of available rentals), January (64.5%), and December (67.5%).

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Zanzibar?

We have 590 properties for you in Zanzibar, provided by our 9 local and international partners.

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