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Vacation rentals in Zanzibar

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Zanzibar

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Apartment in Zanzibar
Unique Stone Town Retreat with Large Balcony & AC
Discover a thoughtfully designed home with bright colours that echo the vibrant 'kanga' fabrics of East Africa, comfortable furnishings, and a generous balcony with views of the historic St. Joseph's Cathedral - the perfect spot to unwind after a long day exploring. This unique 2-bedroom apartment is located on the top floor of an authentic, Stone Town Building, right in the heart of it all, just a few minutes walk from popular bars and restaurants, tourist attractions, shopping and the beach.
Mar 9 – 16
$122 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 116 reviews
Guest favorite
Villa in Matemwe
Kilua Villa
Kilua Villa, located in Matemwe is steps from the sea with a sandy beach and perfect views of Mnemba island. It is Matemwe’s premier ocean front villa offering comfort and casual elegance. The villa is perfect for groups, family gatherings and reunions. It offers spacious living areas, 4 en-suite bedrooms, a patio, a large private garden with an infinity swimming pool. Services include a house manager, daily cleaning, chef, laundry, free WiFi. Airport transfer is available at extra charge.
Feb 7 – 14
$450 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 43 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in Jambiani/Shungi
An eco beach house , private , quiet, pool
Popo House is a simple self sufficient eco house with solar electricity, water from our well and fast fibre optic WiFi. There is a saltwater pool shared only with us . It is simple eco living in a stunningly beautiful & peaceful location. If you value your independence & privacy than it would be perfect. A chance to escape from the stresses of modern life . It has its own naturally private small beach ( although there are a coral rocks too ) and a reef to explore when the tide goes out.
Nov 10 – 17
$97 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews

Popular amenities for Zanzibar vacation rentals

Stay near Zanzibar's top sights

Stone Town82 locals recommend
Lukmaan Restaurant40 locals recommend
Darajani Market25 locals recommend
Stone Town Cafe25 locals recommend
Old Fort12 locals recommend
Park Hyatt Zanzibar3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Zanzibar

Home in Kiwengwa
Mtende Boutique Villa
May 1 – 8
$92 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 33 reviews
Guest favorite
Apartment in Jambiani
SeaView Beach Studio*Best position!
Oct 15 – 22
$62 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 59 reviews
Guest favorite
Condo in Zanzibar North-East
Private beach Apartment " Moja " Ocean Front View
May 21 – 28
$350 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 92 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Jambiani
Mwendawima Ocean View Villa - Fully Serviced
Apr 23 – 30
$271 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 67 reviews
Home in Nungwi
Luxury Villa With Private Pool and Sea View
Dec 25 – Jan 1
$571 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 3 reviews
Apartment in Zanzibar
David Livingstone's Home
Jul 2 – 9
$108 per night
4.79 out of 5 average rating, 95 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Jambiani
Jambian Beachfront Pool Villa „Dolphin House”
May 9 – 16
$260 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 96 reviews
Home in Zanzibar
Najma's villa - Luxurious House
Nov 16 – 23
$178 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 24 reviews
Guest favorite
Villa in Jambiani
Beach Villa Solymar
Sep 20 – 27
$600 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 16 reviews
Guest favorite
Villa in Pingwe
Beachfront private villa with private pool
Nov 19 – 26
$238 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 7 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Kizimkazi Mkunguni
White Lily Villa
Jul 29 – Aug 5
$87 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 21 reviews
Vacation home in Magharibi
DT Beachfront villa ZANZIBAR
Nov 16 – 23
$352 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 46 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Zanzibar

Total rentals

830 properties

Rentals with a pool

90 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

190 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

340 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

7K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$10 before taxes and fees

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Zanzibar?

    Zanzibar has a tropical climate. The average temperature ranges between 75°F (24°C) - 85°F (29°C) year-round. The dry season is from June to October, while the short rains occur in November and December, and the long rains from mid-March to May.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Zanzibar?

    Visitors to Zanzibar can explore the historical architecture of Stone Town, go snorkeling or diving in the clear waters, visit spice plantations, or take in the wildlife at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. Relaxing on the beautiful beaches is also a popular activity.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Zanzibar?

    The most popular times to visit Zanzibar are during the relatively dry months of June to October and December to February. Zanzibar also hosts the annual Zanzibar International Film Festival in July and the Sauti za Busara Music Festival in February.

  • What are the best places to stay in Zanzibar?

    Stone Town is a popular area to stay with its rich history and bustling markets. For beach lovers, Nungwi and Kendwa in the north, or Bwejuu and Paje on the east coast, are often recommended. For a quieter experience, Jambiani or Kizimkazi are worth considering.

  • What are the best places to visit in Zanzibar?

    You can explore Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, visit the House of Wonders, or stroll around Forodhani Gardens. The Old Fort and the Palace Museum are also popular. Enjoying the sandy beaches of Nungwi and Kendwa is also often recommended.

  • What are some hiking trails in Zanzibar?

    While Zanzibar is predominantly flat, hiking in the Jozani Forest offers a unique experience. There, you can explore several trails and possibly spot the rare Red Colobus Monkeys. The Kiwengwa/Pongwe Forest Reserve also has light walking trails with diverse flora and fauna.

  • What are some family activities to do in Zanzibar?

    Families can visit the Cheetah's Rock wildlife sanctuary, go on a spice plantation tour, explore the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, or take a dhow sailing trip. Several beaches like Nungwi and Kendwa also provide various water sports suitable for all ages.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Zanzibar?

    You can explore the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, enjoy a Picnic at Nakupenda Beach, or discover the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. Visiting Prison Island, known for its giant tortoises, is also a frequently suggested day trip.

  • Do house rentals in Zanzibar have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with self check-in in Zanzibar. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Zanzibar?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 390 vacation rentals in Zanzibar featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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