ALL ABOUT ZANZIBAR

The island of Zanzibar is considered one of the jewels of the Indian Ocean

Zanzibar is known for its amazing sandy beaches with clear turquoise waters. There is a lot of difference between the tides of the sea.

The resorts are located on the coast and when the sea is high, it is ideal for swimming. The view from the Jetty Bar is wonderful and when the sea is low it is ideal for a long beach walk.

Beach and tides

Learn about the beaches and tides in Zanzibar

The island of Zanzibar is known for its different sea states. The position of the moon influences the position of the ocean. Twice a day the position of the ocean changes, the difference can be as much as three metres. A spectacular natural phenomenon that you must experience for yourself!

Swimming in the Indian Ocean during high tide

The ocean is perfect for swimming and snorkelling during the high tide. You can snorkel and jump into the sea from one of our Jetty Bars and explore the underwater world of the Indian Ocean.

Walking on the beach during low tide

During the low tide, the beach is ideal for a long beach walk. During your walk you will spot many locals looking for seaweed, an interesting event to see. Discover the surroundings of our resorts during a walk on the beach!

Aerial view of umbrellas, palms on the sandy beach of Indian Ocean at sunset. Summer in Zanzibar, Africa. Tropical landscape with palm trees, parasols, walking people, blue water, waves. Top view
Aerial view of the fishing boats on tropical sea coast with sandy beach at sunset. Summer holiday on Indian Ocean, Zanzibar, Africa. Landscape with boat, green trees, transparent blue water. Top view

Difference in beach

There are differences in the quality of Zanzibar's beaches, during the months March to January you will see white sandy beaches. In January and February, when the direction of the wind changes, you can find seaweed on the beach. The resort has special equipment to clean the beach quickly, so the seaweed won't bother you for long!

Here is a link to Zanzibar's tide times, according to the position of the moon.

Activities

There is always something to do at our resorts! We have an animation team to entertain our guests and they organise several activities during the day but also in the evening! Examples of such activities are: water polo, beach volleyball, dance shows and excursions. At the reception you can request information about all the possibilities during your stay with us.

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Excursions and transfers

Zanzibar is an incredibly diverse island! We offer many different excursions that allow you to go on adventures with a guide and everything is organised to perfection. In case you would like to explore the island on your own, that's possible too! Each of our resorts have their own taxi service, which you can make use of.

Watersports & snorkelling

Thanks to the ideal sea temperature of the Indian Ocean, being around 28 degrees all year round, it is the perfect place for diving and water sports, such as snorkelling, scuba diving, kite surfing and many other activities. Zanzibar has a beautiful underwater world and is the perfect destination for snorkelling! Our animation team will ensure that you won't get bored easily during your stay with us!

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PADI Diving Courses

PADI Diving Courses

Surrounded by extraordinary underwater landscapes alive with strange and wonderful marine creatures, Zanzibar is a dream destination for scuba divers. It is home to the great underwater safari and some of the best dive sites in Africa. At our resorts in Zanzibar there is a PADI desk where you can take your PADI diving courses and plan your diving trips. For all your questions about diving in Zanzibar, this is the place to go. A PADI certificate is known worldwide and never expires once you have passed it.

Go on safari and discover the wildlife of Tanzania

You are one step away from discovering Tanzania's wildlife, spot the Big Five during a safari on the mainland. And yes, it is that easy! You can combine your beach holiday with an adventure safari. With Now Safari, you can fly from Zanzibar to Tanzania for a day or several days. This way you can combine the best of both! We depart daily to the following destinations: Selous G.R./Nyerere National Park, Mikumi National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Natron or Serengeti National Park. Visit our website or WhatsApp us. https://nowsafari.com or +255 677 082 651.

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Go for Beach & Culture to Zanzibar

Zanzibar is the perfect stop after your intensive Safari game drives in mainland Tanzania. The climate in Zanzibar is tropical but not too hot and humid.

Zanzibar is a tropical paradise only a short distance away from the equator and all famous national safari parks. It is a place to relax or to find a mix of influences of Arabic and African cultures.

There are many local flights to Zanzibar or try the fast ferry between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.