Island Hopping

Explore the wonders of Stone Town and the mystery of its Spice islands with its amazingly interesting mix of African, Indian and Arabic influences set in gorgeous white sand beaches. Or our personal bucket list - snorkel with the friendly whale sharks and dive among beautiful corals in pristine marine sanctuaries in Mafia.

Relax and wade in the clear island waters, white sandy beaches and exquisite marine life of Tanzania’s islands. Activities range from relaxing beach and spa holidays, deep sea fishing, to the more adventurous scuba diving and kitesurfing, or our personal fave – swimming with the friendly whale sharks off the coast of Mafia Island. Whether it’s a quiet and romantic Honeymoon you are looking for or an adrenaline packed adventure diving our Islands can provide the ideal getaway for you. You can explore Stone Town, Zanzibar’s old quarter, with its maze of laneways and architecture from a fusion of different traditions or have a romantic getaway... the options are yours!

We’re happy to recommend and help you arrange your ideal Beach Getaway. Some of our personal favorites:

  • Romantic stay at the Luxury Boabab quite in Fumba Bay
  • Learn how to Kite Surf and stay at Next Paradise
  • Go swimming with whale sharks in Mafia island.
  • Enjoy a day of learning with a Stonetown and Spice tour
  • Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at the only Underwater Room in the world at Manta Resort.

ADD on to your existing Safari or Kilimanjaro with an island extension


  • Cash. The only place in Zanzibar with ATMs is in Stone town itself. While many of the resorts/accommodation accept Credit Cards (MasterCard, Visa – Not widely used is American Express), it is advisable to bring enough cash for the duration of your trip.
  • Sunblock
  • Sun hat
  • Loose cool clothes
  • Swim gear
  • Flip flops/thongs
  • Personal toiletries and medication
  • Optional:
    • Snorkels/mask/fins (although can be rented from numerous places)
    • Water boots/Ocean booties – for areas that have sharp coral
    • Sarong/wrap
    • Beach towel