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Papaya Beach Holiday

A relaxing holiday with a range of activities, where Chumbe Island Lodge and Matemwe offer tranquil atmospheres, considerable exclusivity and the chance to learn about worthwhile local conservation efforts.

Papaya Beach Holiday: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Papaya Beach Holiday. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport

After collecting your luggage, you’ll be met by a local representative for the five-minute shuttle transfer to the Domestic Terminal.

Chumbe Island Lodge
Days 1-4

Chumbe Island Lodge

3 nights
Full BoardSouth-west Zanzibar, Zanzibar

Chumbe Island is a tiny coral island about six miles by boat from Zanzibar Town. Many years ago, Tanzania had a military base here and strictly restricted access to the surrounding ocean. Thus the area's coral remained untouched – even by local fishermen. After that, conservationists realised its value and when the military left, in 1993 the area was placed under the protection of its own marine park: Chumbe Island Coral Park.

Chumbe Island Lodge

Chumbe Island is a tiny coral island about six miles by boat from Zanzibar Town. Many years ago, Tanzania had a military base here and strictly restricted access to the surrounding ocean. Thus the area's coral remained untouched – even by local fishermen. After that, conservationists realised its value and when the military left, in 1993 the area was placed under the protection of its own marine park: Chumbe Island Coral Park.

"Amazing castaway experience"

CouplefromLondon

Arrived 16 Jun 2018, 2 nights

If you are conservation-minded, love snorkeling, or are interested in design – then you should certainly include Chumbe Island in your holiday – it's a great place offering a fascinating experience, and we're very proud to be able to support it. See our full report on Chumbe Island Lodge

98%
48 reviews of Chumbe Island Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Scuba-diving

Snorkelling

Watersports

Matemwe Lodge
Days 4-8

Matemwe Lodge

4 nights
Half BoardEast Coast Zanzibar, Zanzibar

Matemwe Lodge (formerly Matemwe Bungalows) has always been a long-standing favourite with our travellers - read the recent feedback for an unbiased review. It’s situated on the northern edge of Matemwe village, and has a lovely position on a small outcrop of coral rock. The newly landscaped gardens are dotted with frangipani and bougainvillea trees giving them a lush tropical feel with plenty of colour.

Matemwe Lodge

Matemwe Lodge (formerly Matemwe Bungalows) has always been a long-standing favourite with our travellers - read the recent feedback for an unbiased review. It’s situated on the northern edge of Matemwe village, and has a lovely position on a small outcrop of coral rock. The newly landscaped gardens are dotted with frangipani and bougainvillea trees giving them a lush tropical feel with plenty of colour.

"Great food, friendly and helpful staff."

Mrs SfromLondon

Arrived 28 Sep 2019, 4 nights

Matemwe Lodge is a relaxed and friendly beach lodge which offers great service and a lovely atmosphere. The management team are constantly looking for ways to improve guests' experience. For a more exclusive experience in very fine accommodation – and the services of personal butler – consider the four individual villas of neighbouring sister-lodge, Matemwe Retreat, which is managed by the same team. See our full report on Matemwe Lodge

89%
44 reviews of Matemwe Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Kayaking

Scuba-diving

Snorkelling

Watersports

Day 8

Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

On arrival at the Domestic Terminal, you’ll be escorted to a shuttle for the International Terminal, taking just five minutes.

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Experiences you can add to this trip.

Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest Tour

Half-day or combine with other tours

For nature lovers, Jozani Forest is a must. One of the last sanctuaries of the red colobus monkey, it features a diverse range of habitats, from mangrove forests to salt marshes. Keep your eyes peeled for other forest residents, including Sykes’ monkey, bushbabies, duikers and more than 40 species of bird.

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64% (5 reviews)
Jambiani Village Tour

Jambiani Village Tour

Half-day - mornings

Tear yourself away from the soft white sands of Zanzibar to get under the skin of the history and culture of Jambiani village. Join a knowledgeable local guide to discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in this traditional coastal village, with much of the profits being ploughed back into the community.

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