by Chris Walker Bush
January 28, 2018

Finding the Best Zanzibar Packages

When planning your stay on Zanzibar, the sheer variety of Zanzibar accommodation options can be dizzying. Combine that with trying to figure out which of the many Zanzibar beaches if for you, and you've got a delicious headache.

Thankfully, the Shadows of Africa team has their fingers on the pulse of Zanzibar when it comes to finding you the best Zanzibar packages and deals.

From free activities to free nights on long stays, it's easy for us to find the best ways to save you money when planning your dream safari and Zanzibar experience.

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Our Favourite Zanzibar Packages

Offerings on Zanzibar are constantly changing, so it's always a good idea to consult your Shadows of Africa safari expert about what properties are offering the best deals for your trip.

Below, we've highlighted some of our favourite properties and the amazing ways in which they're helping you save money on your dream vacation.

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Tulia Beach Resort: Free Kayak and Bike Hire

We've waxed lyrical about the amazing Tulia Beach Resort before. One of our favourite properties on the Spice Island, Tulia Zanzibar has a number of fantastic freebies to reward their guests.

From a free bottle of wine on check-in to the use of the property's bikes and kayaks for the duration of your stay, Tulia Zanzibar goes the extra mile to make your stay a memorable one.

While the rates during the high season might seem daunting to budget travelers, coming during the low season makes Tulia affordable enough for a night or two of pampering.

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Gold Zanzibar: A bargain during low season

The ever-popular Gold Zanzibar is one of Nungwi's most well-known properties, offering a comprehensive luxury experience resplendent with wellness spa, gourmet restaurants, and stunning suites and villas.

While it's understandably priced as a luxury hotel, low season sees the rates plummet to almost 50% of what you'll pay during the peak season of Christmas/New Year's.

Come between April and the end of June to get your taste of luxury without breaking the bank!

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&Beyond Mnemba Island: Water sports and bonus nights

The &Beyond brand is synonymous with luxury, with properties such as Klein's Camp in the Serengeti and The Highlands in Ngorongoro being among the most decadent lodges in all of East Africa.

Their Zanzibar property continues that trend, with &Beyond Mnemba Island being the ultimate private island escape. Lesia and Julia from our Ukraine office have written about their Mnemba Island experience before, so we speak from personal experience!

For those who book more than three nights on this gorgeous island retreat, the rates are discounted.

If you're planning a Zanzibar honeymoon, this is one for the Pinterest board.

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The Residence: Book a villa with a plunge pool in low season

Who among us hasn't dreamed of someday stepping out onto a private deck and taking a dip in a private plunge pool?

You don't need to travel all the way to the Maldives to experience this feeling, as many Zanzibar resorts also boast suites with private plunge pools.

If having a private villa and pool is something you've always daydreamed about, you're in luck! The Residence is one such lodge and their low-season rates put the dream within reach of people who don't necessarily want to spend a fortune.

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Nungwi Dreams: The newest five-star Zanzibar resort

One of Zanzibar's newest five-star resorts, Nungwi Dreams is offering fantastic deals as part of their grand opening.

Priced in the same area as some medium tier properties, Nungwi Dreams doesn't skimp on the luxury you'd expect from a five-star property. Boasting lavish rooms with both pool views and beach views, the property is ideally located for those wanting to explore the Nungwi area, participate in water sports, or take day tours.

These deals won't last forever, so ask your Shadows of Africa safari expert about how you can include Nungwi Dreams in your plans.

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Hideaway of Nungwi: Bonus nights for long stays

A Zanzibar staple, Hideaway of Nungwi is one of our most booked lodges with good reason.

A quintessential luxury experience: Hideaway offers both affordable luxury suites and lavish private villas. Couple this with four gourmet restaurants, two bars, a shisha lounge, gala nights, and a lot more, and you have a recipe for one of the most memorable beach experiences you'll ever have.

For those wanting to extend their escape from reality, Hideaway offers one free night for every seven nights you book. Stay seven nights and only pay for six!


As you can see, Zanzibar is the place to go when it comes to a luxury beach experience in Africa.

But you don't need to be one of the Fortune 500 to make your Zanzibar dreams a reality. The above Zanzibar packages are just a sample of the great deals you can get if you book through Shadows of Africa.

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