Destination guide

Historic Zanzibar Town will entice you

Take a vacation to Zanzibar Town and enjoy the area's history, museums and culture. This walkable city is known for its local tours, shopping and restaurants. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Zanzibar Town

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Zanzibar Town is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Forodhani Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Shangani Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Chapwani Island (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Prison Island (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Nakupenda Beach (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Unguja (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Zanzibar Town

The nearest airport is in Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Zanzibar?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 36 vacation rentals near Zanzibar. From 3 Villas to 12 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Zanzibar for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Zanzibar?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Zanzibar. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Chapwani Island: 99 vacation rentals
  • Forodhani Gardens: 93 vacation rentals
  • Livingstone's House: 94 vacation rentals
  • Slave Market: 93 vacation rentals
  • House of Wonders: 93 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zanzibar listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Zanzibar?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3 Villas in Zanzibar. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Zanzibar include:

  • Houses: 12 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Country houses: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Zanzibar?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 18 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Zanzibar. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.