The 12 Best Airbnbs In Zanzibar, Tanzania

February 7, 2021
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Zanzibar, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Zanzibar and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Seafront Villa With Pool

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $300 per night, airbnb.com

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A luxurious dream come true! This stunningly beautiful villa will leave you in absolute awe. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, yet close to the airport and the town of Zanzibar in Tanzania, this home will help you unwind from the stressors of life. It comes as a complete package of deluxe comfort, style and elegance for your group of 6 family or friends.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“DT Villa is your home away from home. This charming villa has a prime seafront address and is surrounded by calm ocean breeze and natural elements. Located at only 20 minutes from Stonetown city center but far away from the hustle and bustle of town with a stunning ocean view and an unforgettable sunrise at your doorsteps.”

Amenities

Cable TV | Air conditioning | TV | Beach essentials | Hot water | Pocket wifi | Essentials | Bathtub | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“We had a wonderful time at the Villa. Even if it not near the beach or town, the 20minutes ride from stone town it’s worth it. They supplie a car with a driver for extra $$ but it a must in zanzibar!” – Vanessa
“This villa provides a great amount of privacy and is kept very clean. Sara is a great host, always quick to answer any question and assist with transportation and ideas of what things to do, even while she herself, was away. The food from the private chef is outstanding.” – Heidi
“Beautiful home! Helpful staff. Washer, cable, WiFi, Bose surround system, nice Infinity Pool.” – Dana
“Beautiful place! So peaceful, clean and comfortable. Loved the beds.” – Henrik
“Sara's villa is beautiful and I personally feel that the pictures do not do it any justice. The meal options that they provide on request were also great. The place is peaceful and clean.” – Nolwazi

#2 Stunning Loft Apartment Facing The Indian Ocean

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

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Dine by the ocean and enjoy the melodious sea breeze as it does it's magic while you enjoy your honeymoon in Zanzibar. Ideal for couples and romantic partners, this Airbnb is situated in the lovely south-eastern region of the island near some spectacular beaches. Contemporary architecture, cozy sleeping arrangements, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a lovely view, really make this location stand out from the rest of the lot.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Recently built Loft Apartment facing one of the most beautiful beach on Zanzibar. Within walking distance to many local and international Restaurants & Bars. The Loft includes 1 Super King Size bed, modern kitchen, bathroom and 2 balconies of 40 qm. Private access.”

Amenities

Hot water | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Wifi | Free street parking | Free parking on premises | Dishes and silverware | Cooking basics | Coffee maker | Kitchen | Refrigerator | Private entrance

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful loft – one of the few places I’ve been, where my first thoughts were that the reality was better than the photos! The location is ideal with direct beach access, minutes walk away from bars and restaurants right on the beach, and of course a most beautiful view right from your place of stay.” – Josie
“The intelligent design was very intuitive and allowed us to be comfortable throughout the loft. We felt the care that was put into this space. Sun rise and low tides were a joy to see every morning. Lovely smells from the garden and the ocean breeze made it relaxing.” – Abdullah
“This place is amazing and Volker is such an adorable host. I highly recommend this loft and it’s amazing view.” – Emmanuel
“Waking up in a spotless stylish place where you feel like home and watching the ocean from sunsrise to sunset, you are at the right place. Volker's Airbnb is beautifully designed with attention to detail. The pictures speak for themselves and come to life when you experience it.” – Frederick
“Volker’s studio is a real jewel. The view is breathtaking, the decoration of high quality, very tastefully appointed, a light and modern space. A rare combination of refinement and warmth.” – Erwin

#3 Your Vacation Home In Kiwengwa, Zanzibar

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

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Embark on a special and unforgettable journey upon renting this premium vacation destination on the island of Zanzibar in the northern region. Great for a family's retreat in the tropical paradise near the beach, this Airbnb features a beautiful swimming pool, an attractive exterior, and a soothing bliss of nature to really set the tone.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Kiwengwa beach villa is possibly the grandest private home on the Kiwengwa coast. The 3 bedroom 6 sleeper home has 1 double with en suit bathroom. Plus 2 rooms shared bathroom with 2 singles beds each. Access to the beach is a few steps away along with dive center/kite surfing. A lounge with flat screen satellite TV seats 6.”

Amenities

Air conditioning | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Iron | Hot water | TV | Wifi | Free parking on premises | Pool | Dishes and silverware | Microwave | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“An amazing discovery. Lovely villa very clean with excellent staff who do anything and everything for you. Excellent location, good sized pool would love to come back as the price is just right too.” – Sabiha
“A great place… The outdoor setting is to die for… Beautiful in house pool with the beach just beyond… Great place to relax and chill around… The villa is spacious and just like a home.” – Rs
“This villa has an amazing pool and outdoor area, it is definitely the best part of this house. The location alone on a beautiful beach is perfect for groups that require a lot of privacy who want to stay away from other tourists and people.” – Frida
“Beautiful views! Simple living and the staff was nice.” – Noreen
“This is a wonderful location right on the Kiwengwa beach and in reasonable walking distance from most things you would want to see/do. The host and staff are friendly and helpful and always there to answer questions, arrange transportation around Kiwengwa and/or the island.” – Justin
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#4 Zanziblue Karafuu – Oceanfront Private Beach Villa

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $540 per night, airbnb.com

This is the hideaway destination of your dreams! This magnificent villa, situated in Matemwe, Zanzibar will surely leave you amazed. An eye-catching sea view, lovely sitting area with shade, beautiful exterior design with timber, equally matched by a beautiful interior patiently await you. Great for two small families on a joint vacation, one large family, or a group of eight adventurous friends.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Right on the amazing white sand beach and enjoying wide ocean views, our fully serviced villas blend Zanzibari style and modern comforts such as AC, unlimited internet and backup power. Relax with your family and friends in the privacy of your villa, basking in the sun, taking a dip in the pool, or the ocean, enjoying a meal, or exploring the island.”

Amenities

Air conditioning | Washer | Hot water | TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Iron | Wifi | Crib | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Waouh, What an amazing Villa. Everything was perfect, the service, the Villa, the view, the pool, the beach View. i really recommend this Airbnb you will fore sure spend a relaxing and amazing days over there.” – Zaoui
“This is a great family villa on a small beachside complex. We booked the morning of our arrival and airport transfer was immediately arranged. The servicing of the villa is carried out each morning, quickly and quietly by a team of ladies.” – Susie
“What a lovely beachfront villa with outstanding staff – Kim and her team supported by Anna were outstanding and went above and beyond – nothing was too much trouble – everyone had a smile and made a great effort. The chef was excellent cooking incredible fresh tuna and loads of lobster.” – Philip
“We are just leaving Zanzibar reluctantly after a 4 night stay at Karafuu. My family of 6 came exhausted after a safari and are leaving refreshed & relaxed. The house is exactly as described.” – Shannon
“We had an amazing stay at this beautiful villa and location. We were 2 families with 4 young children between us who all had an amazing time. Peter the villa host looked after us so well. ” – Ciaran

#5 Noah Luxury Seafront Villa In Kiwengwa, Zanzibar

12 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

If you're looking for a two-family vacation home or an Airbnb befitting a gorgeous corporate stay, look no further! This magnificent home located next to the sea and in the heart of Zanzibar in Kiwengwa patiently awaits to caress guests and make their stay enjoyable. It offers a peaceful retreat, away from the taxes of life, and very easy beach access to help you recharge your batteries.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“It offers you the chance to experience Zanzibar in the utmost privacy and tranquility. The shopping center, called “Ce l'Hai Service Mall”, about two kilometers from Villa Noah Beach, composed of a private medical clinic with an attached pharmacy, bordering the villa is located an Italian / Spanish bar / restaurant, and diving.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Washer | Essentials | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Private entrance | Hangers | Fire extinguisher | First aid kit 

#6 Villa Furaha – Beachfront Bungalow With Pool

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

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Your romantic, dreamy honeymoon in Zanzibar is about to come true! Now you can rent a beautiful bungalow in Kiwengwa that comes with a private swimming pool and features a cozy, comfortable interior. Amazing and delightful, it'll really add charm to your trip and will set you up for an experience that'll be one for the books!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Welcome! Only 10 meters away from the beautiful Indian Ocean you will feel at home at Villa Happiness, or, as we say in Zanzibar, “Furaha”. Enjoy your own little piece of paradise, along one of the most beautiful beaches of Zanzibar.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Beach essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Pool | Single level home | Free street parking | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Super beautiful space right on beach” – AuJene'
“Great place and host! We loved everything about our stay. The house is well decorated and very close to the beach!” – Nick E.
“This is a great place. Located right on the most beautiful white sand beach you’ll ever see. The Villa is comfortable, stylish and as advertised.” – Asafu
“You know that feeling when you arrive somewhere and everything in the photos was much nicer and bigger? this is definitely not the case here. The house is much nicer and bigger than we expected.” – Jennifer
“The welcome was amazing, Blanche is so lovely and recommended restaurants and activities in the area. Even gave us the best tips on where to go to for breakfast (we were too lazy to cook). She waited for us to come back from our snorkelling trip to say goodbye!” – Julie
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#7 Bougain Villa

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

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With a magical front yard encompassing a beautiful green landscape to make you feel right at home, this beautiful condominium is no less than perfect! Situated smack between the airport and Stone Town, this home is as central on the island of Zanzibar as it gets. Offering modern furniture, traditional-style architecture, a cozy bedroom and a soothing caress of nature, this is an Airbnb small families definitely need to check out.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The bougainVILLA is an ideal sanctuary for travellers seeking space & tranquility in a central & safe location. The private cottage is set in our tropical gardens, it is 100 m2 in size and comprised of an air-conditioned bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub, a public bathroom with shower, spacious living & working area and a fully equipped kitchenette. Long stays are welcome! Daily housekeeping!”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Air conditioning | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Single level home | Kitchen | Oven | Refrigerator

Guest Reviews

“Great place! Very stylish and quiet. The host gives you a lot of recommendations and is extremely kind.” – Diamond
“Good place near the airport. Calm, clean, and very spacious. Dominique is very friendly” – Kevin
“The stay at Dominique’s was amazing! Mbweni is a perfect suburb just close enough to stone town with the beach in close proximity. Dominique’s home was decorated extremely lovely & she was an attentive host as well as Idris being on call if I needed anything!” – Shereen
“Dominique’s place was absolutely perfect for a longer stay in Zanzibar, we stayed for a month and were sorry to have to leave. Within an easy walk were a number of reasonably priced restaurants, a grocery store, a number of great local produce vendors, a butcher, liquor store etc.” – Robert
“Exactly as shown in the photos.. ,absolutely perfect!!! I look forward to another visit here in the future.” – Laura

#8 Bao Beach Villa

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $210 per night, airbnb.com

This amazing villa, with an artistic touch to its crafty décor, provides alluring living quarters for a family of up to five. Among other amenities, you'll find extremely hassle-free access to the beach, and spectacular resting arrangements. The eye-catching sea view will surely make the next vacation in the town of Matemwe worth each cent.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“* right on the beach* private beach area, sunbeds, umbrellas* terrace overlooking ocean* 2 bedrooms with AC / 2 bathrooms. Imagine you have your own villa right on the one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, sitting in front of the ocean, drinking morning coffee, feeling a mild breeze, only you and your family/friends – enjoying intimacy of a space, feel like you were alone in your personal paradise.”

Amenities

Wifi | Hot water | Essentials | Air conditioning | Crib | Children’s books and toys | Free parking on premises | Cooking basics | Kitchen | Refrigerator | Oven | Dishes and silverware

Guest Reviews

“This villa is incredible! You are situated directly on the beach, so plenty of space to relax and swim. Local restaurants on the beach are an easy walk, and very tasty.” – Alex
“Bao villa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. A really nice beach and a totally safe environment. Nice restaurants close by, one even with live music a couple of nights a week and great snorkeling not far away at the Mnemba island.” – Anette
“This is a BEAUTIFUL home, with an AMAZING view of the ocean. I enjoyed sitting in the private outdoor area, especially laying on the hammock. The house was clean and spacious.” – Angela
“Bao Beach Villa met and exceeded our expectations from the very start. Michal and Natalia were the perfect hosts, responsive and sensitive to all our needs and requests.” – Kevin
“Incredible house and crew .! Perfect house and perfect place ! Mboka was really nice With us and really available and helpfull.!” – Steeve

#9 Surfescape Beachfront Apartment

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

For a romantic and memorable honeymoon, look no further than this lovely beachside apartment, situated in Kiwengwa, Northern Zanzibar. A beautiful view of the sunset capped with a cozy and secure rest place patiently awaits you on your next trip. Enjoy your time in the open-air layout of this Airbnb and replenish your spirits to the fullest.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The apartment is situated directly on the beach, facing the Indian ocean. Recently built, it's a mix of Italian and Swahili style. It features a large kitchen, 1 bedroom with king size bed and ensuite bathroom, AC in the bedroom, private entrance from the beach, garden, 24/h Security and free Wi-fi.”

Amenities

Essentials | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | Wifi | Air conditioning | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Cooking basics | Coffee maker | Stove | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“We had a good time and the host was really good in communication. The beaches around the apartment are amazing.” – Stefan
“This is a fantastic place right on the beach and provided a lovely relaxing holiday. Alice and Martin were very friendly and helpful and made sure we had a great visit. There are numerous places within a 10-20 min walk where you could buy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or drinks.” – Grace
“Great location and outstanding views. Very nice, relaxing apartment. Very kind and attentive staff. Walking distance to good bars and restaurants.” – Helene
“This place was amazing!! Waking up and walking out to the beach was one of the best parts of our vacation. The host is not on the property but a very friendly guy named Martin is there to greet you.” – Stacie
“I very very nice place. You actually stay at the beach and the apartment was really nice too. Everyone working in the surrounding was excellent. I will be back” – Jan

#10 A Beautiful Apartment In The Heart Of Stone Town

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

Situated in the beautiful island of Zanzibar in the Mjini Magharibi region is this modern apartment that is tailor-made for you and your family. Beautiful architecture, contemporary design, a dedicated dining area and TV lounge, and attractive artwork really make this location special.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“#karibuhome is a privately-owned boutique apartment in the heart of Stone Town, a UNESCO heritage site, the apartment is an original Zanzibar home with contemporary design based on the Arabic Architecture that blends elegantly with the traditional Zanzibar features to create a unique, cool and relaxing environment.”

Amenities

Wifi | Air conditioning | Washer | TV | Essentials | Kitchen | Long-term stays allowed 

#11 Beach And Farm Villa

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

If you fancy a comfortable rehab location in the beautiful northern region of Zanzibar, look no further. The beautiful villa for six, located in Mangapwani is the perfect blend of nature, elegance and comfort, serving as the ideal getaway location for a family or group of friends. You'll love basking in the warm sun in the verdant garden that comes with this Airbnb.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Our lovely farm and beach villa is the perfect place to unwind and to be in a remote location with family and friends. Located in the village of Mangapwani just 30 minutes north of Stone Town. The farm villa is tranquil and serene with fresh fruit and vegetables in the garden available to your consumption. Two of the three bedrooms open into the veranda and sea view.”

Amenities

Hot water | Essentials | TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Wifi | Iron | Free street parking | Free parking on premises | Single level home | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware | Microwave

Guest Reviews

“Great place to have a quite vacation with perfect view and helpful personel, very natural and green, also you can meet with local fishers there, the garden and the rooms are exactly as on the photos and clean. Also the decoration of the house was amazing!” – Ege

#12 Single Bedroom Beachfront Apartment

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

The getaway resort you have always longed for is here. Look no further and check out this exciting beachside apartment located in Kiwengwa. It's located close to restaurants and a supermarket, and next to some pristine beaches and unexplored trails! Great for first-time visiting couples or small families with a kid.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The apartment is situated directly on the beach, facing the Indian ocean. Recently built, it's a mix of Italian and Swahili style. It features a large kitchen, 1 double room, 2 bathrooms with showers, AC in the bedrooms, private entrance from the beach, garden, and 24 hours internet and security. On top of this you have an amazing 60 sqm terrace on the rooftop!”

Amenities

Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Wifi | Air conditioning | Essentials | Free street parking | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware | Stove | Refrigerator | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“We had a wonderful time at surfescape ! After reaching the roof of africa and a camping safari surfescape was the perfect getaway to rest and enjoy zanzibar island. Beachfront, with the frontyard was beautiful!” – Myriam
“Marco was quick to respond on all correspondents. The space was well laid out and directly on the ocean with a beautiful view. Also, the staff were very friendly and helpful!” – Skylar
“Very nice and quiet, clean place. Great for relax especially for independent travelers.” – Matylda
“We really enjoyed staying at Marco & Niki’s place. It’s ON the beach (one of the best beaches we ever saw) and staff was super helpful. Big recommendation from us.” – Mikkel
“The stay at Marco's totally exceeded our expectations. A unique apartment literally at the foot of the beach, a kindness and an irreproachable presence, thank you!” – Juliette
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