The captivating Zanzibar, often dubbed the “bounty island,” comprises a group of islands nestled just off the mainland coast of Tanzania. A visit to this enchanting destination is highly recommended. Particularly after indulging in a safari or conquering a mountain climb. Zanzibar is primarily composed of the main island of Unguja, commonly referred to as Zanzibar, along with the smaller Pemba Island.

The allure of Zanzibar lies in its diverse array of attractions, including the mesmerizing Stonetown, reminiscent of the tales from the Arabian Nights, and its pristine beaches that beckon travelers from far and wide. Additionally, visitors can explore the lush green herb plantations, embark on excursions to Prison Island, encounter the indigenous red Colobus monkeys in the Jozani Forest, or embark on thrilling dolphin-watching adventures in Kizimkazi. Exploring these captivating destinations is made convenient. With organized tours easily arranged from Stonetown or the idyllic beaches that adorn the island’s coastline. Caracal Tours & Safaris Tanzania will help you with your beach holiday.


Stonetown, the bustling heart of Zanzibar, captivates visitors with its labyrinthine narrow alleys that invite hours of exploration. Enriched by Arab influences, this historic city exudes an enchanting Thousand and One Nights ambiance, particularly as dusk descends. Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll through the vibrant Forodhani Gardens and indulge in a skewer of freshly caught fish of your choosing. Amidst the maze-like streets, you’ll encounter a myriad of guesthouses, hotels, and restaurants. Each offering a glimpse into the unique way of life of the Zanzibari people, distinct from that of the Tanzanian mainland.


Zanzibar is renowned for its pristine white beaches caressed by azure blue waters. Along the coastline, each area offers its own unique charm and ambiance, catering to diverse preferences and desires. In the north, discover the captivating shores of Nungwi and Kendwa, where lively energy and vibrant nightlife await. Traveling eastward, Pongwe beckons with its tranquil beauty, perfect for those seeking serenity and relaxation. Venture to the southeast to uncover the quieter beaches of Bwejuu, Paje, and Jambiani, where laid-back vibes and untouched landscapes prevail. Meanwhile, the southern enclave of Kizimkazi offers a peaceful retreat amidst picturesque surroundings. From simple guesthouses to lavish five-star resorts, accommodation options abound, ensuring a perfect stay tailored to your preferences. Whether you crave a lively atmosphere or a tranquil escape, a breathtaking sunrise or a mesmerizing sunset. Zanzibar’s diverse beaches have something to offer every discerning traveler.

Other beaches of Tanzania

While Zanzibar remains an alluring destination, other hidden gems are emerging, offering quieter and more authentic experiences for travelers seeking unexplored treasures. Along the Tanzanian mainland, pristine beaches near Pangani exude natural beauty, while Kidagaa beach, south of Dar es Salaam, boasts stunning vistas waiting to be discovered. Further south lies Kilwa, renowned for its ancient ruins, offering a glimpse into the region’s rich history. Off the coast, Pemba Island, located north of Zanzibar, offers a secluded escape, while Mafia Island beckons with its exceptional diving opportunities. During October, encounter the gentle giants of the sea, the whale sharks, in their natural habitat. For those yearning for exclusivity, private islands like Fanjove Island offer bespoke accommodations amidst untouched surroundings. With each destination promising its own unique charm and allure, Tanzania’s coastal wonders are waiting to be explored beyond the shores of Zanzibar.

Ushongo Beach tijdens een safari met Caracal Tours & Safaris in Tanzania