Hotels in Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Zanzibar overview

Visitors to Zanzibar have positive things to say about this relaxing city and its beaches. Enjoy the entertainment and live music, along with activities like snorkeling and swimming. You can learn about the local heritage of Zanzibar at landmarks like Livingstone's House and Hamamni Persian Baths. While you're here, stop by Mnemba Island and Mnarani Natural Aquarium.

Where to stay in Zanzibar

Whether you plan to stay for a night or a week, Zanzibar has the right hotel for you. There are 229 hotels in Zanzibar and you can shop as many as 297 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 51%. Our room prices start at 12 USD per night and below are the number of hotels by star rating in Zanzibar as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 32 5-star hotels from 178 USD per night
  • • 80 4-star hotels from 64 USD per night
  • • 80 3-star hotels from 34 USD per night
  • • 8 2-star hotels from 47 USD per night

What to see around Zanzibar

Nature lovers will appreciate these places:
  • • Mnemba Island
  • • Nungwi Beach
  • • Kendwa Beach
  • • Mapenzi Beach
  • • Kiwengwa Beach
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Mnarani Natural Aquarium
  • • Chapwani Island
  • • Prison Island
  • • Livingstone's House
  • • Jozani Forest Reserve

When to visit Zanzibar

Do you want to know the ideal time of year to visit? Here's a list of the seasonal weather norms to help with trip planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 92°F day, 76°F night
  • • April-June: 88°F day, 73°F night
  • • July-September: 85°F day, 72°F night
  • • October-December: 89°F day, 72°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • • April-June: 0.39 inches
  • • July-September: 0.24 inches
  • • October-December: 0.39 inches