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Family holidays in Zanzibar
Family holidays in Zanzibar
Family holidays in Zanzibar

Zanzibar family holidays

Best places for family beach holidays in Zanzibar

On family holidays in Zanzibar, you can join watersports or simply relax on stunning tropical beaches. Come for powdery white sand framed by shady palm trees and the sparkling turquoise water of shallow lagoons! For older children, it can be an educating and fun experience to explore the islands' pristine marine wildlife and coral reefs.

Zanzibar is a fantastic destination for activities on and around the water, such as windsurfing, kite-surfing, snorkeling or boat trips. Many of these watersports have age restrictions, whereas others are also suitable for small children. For example, kayaks can be rented round every corner and at many hotels even children at the age of eight can get a taste of diving.

However, you should be aware that the country is malarial, which is why we don't recommend Zanzibar family holidays with toddlers. On the plus side, parents needn't worry about game risks here.

Pongwe Beach Hotel

The simple Pongwe is a great-value hotel for family beach holidays to Zanzibar, especially with independent children who can keep themselves entertained on the secluded sandy beach. Pongwe gives great discounts for children.


Sunshine Hotel

The good-value Sunshine Hotel welcomes children of all ages. With its unpretentious, vibrant atmosphere, nice pools and friendly staff it’s a good choice for family beach holidays in Zanzibar. Cots and high chairs are provided by the hotel.

Dhow Palace Hotel

The charming, great-value Dhow Palace Hotel in Stone Town offers a stay full of Swahili character during your Zanzibar family holidays. Expect a pool, a table-football table, cots and high chairs and friendly service! Under-fives stay free.


Dhow Palace Hotel

The charming, great-value Dhow Palace Hotel in Stone Town offers a stay full of Swahili character during your Zanzibar family holidays. Expect a pool, a table-football table, cots and high chairs and friendly service! Under-fives stay free.

Breezes Beach Club

The large, family-run Breezes Beach Club has a big pool, a tennis court, movie room, gym and an outstanding watersports and diving centre, plus cots and high chairs available. It welcomes children of all ages on family beach holidays in Zanzibar.


Qambani

Qambani is a great choice for families looking for luxury in Zanzibar. Three of the villas are ideal for families, either with adjoining or separate rooms. Children can use the kayaks, swim in one of two pools and cook up tasty treats with the chef.


White Sand Villas

The two bedroom villas at White Sand's are fantastic for families. With their own private pools and plenty of space, these provide luxurious accommodation for children of all ages. For young children there is a small play area and shallow pool too.


Chumbe Island Lodge

For older, adventurous kids Chumbe Island can be a great choice. There is only one lodge on the island, with lots of space to run around and explore. Teenagers are likely to enjoy snorkelling over the reefs and discovering the tropical forest.


Serena Inn

The Serena Inn in Stone Town is a spacious hotel with a large swimming pool, cots and high chairs and babysitting on offer. Don’t expect anything quirky or exclusive here, but a convenient, comfortable base for your family beach holidays in Zanzibar.


Ikuka Safari Camp

Children over 7 years are warmly welcomed at Ikuka. The camp has recently constructed a family banda which can sleep up to five, and there is a communal swimming pool to enjoy in between game drives.


Qambani

Qambani is a great choice for families looking for luxury in Zanzibar. Three of the villas are ideal for families, either with adjoining or separate rooms. Children can use the kayaks, swim in one of two pools and cook up tasty treats with the chef.


Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze Camp makes for affordable Tanzania family safari holidays with sensible children, best aged 10+, in an informal atmosphere. With no electricity and a rustic design, it gives a strong sense of wilderness. Triple rooms and early dining can be arranged.

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