Papaya Beach Holiday

Papaya Beach Holiday: In full

Combine a pristine coral reef with a picturesque white sandy beach on this week-long Zanzibar beach holiday. Start with a few nights on the small private Chumbe Island, then go on to the beautiful Matemwe Lodge on Zanzibar's north-east coast.

The rustic Chumbe Island Lodge, just off the south-west coast of Zanzibar, is set within a protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve, providing some excellent snorkelling opportunities. By contrast, Matemwe Lodge, provides a high quality hotel, with a stunning beach and wide range of activities on offer.


Days 1-3

3 nights at Chumbe Island Lodge (full board) | South-west Zanzibar, Zanzibar

Chumbe Island is a tiny coral island about six miles by boat from Zanzibar Town.On arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport you will connect onto a light aircraft for the 20-minute flight to Zanzibar. Here you will be driven the short distance to Mbweni Beach, for the boat trip to Chumbe Island; the crossing takes around 45 minutes, depending on the weather. Chumbe Island Lodge is a rustic eco-lodge located on its own private island, and what it lacks in luxury it certainly makes up for in charm and character. With three nights here you’ll have time to relax on the beach, explore the island, and go snorkelling over the shallow coral reef, which is teeming with aquatic life.

Days 4-7

4 nights at Matemwe Lodge (full board) | East Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar

The colour of the water around Matwmwe Lodge is a turquoise blue.Today you’ll take the boat back to the main island, ready for the drive to Matemwe Lodge on the north-east coast. Traditional Zanzibari style underpins this high-quality beach lodge, whose makuti-thatched cottages are dotted along a low coral cliff, each with beautiful views towards Mnemba Island. During your four-night stay, the expansive white sandy beach is yours to enjoy, along with cycling to the local village or snorkelling and diving through the nearby dive centre.

Day 8

From the east coast of Zanzibar you'll be driven back to Zanzibar Airport for the 20-minute flight to Dar es Salaam, ready for your onward travel arrangements.

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