The Z Hotel

This absolutely stunning boutique resort is situated close to the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island, steps from powdery white sands and the azure Indian Ocean. Decor combines edgy London design with laid-back Zanzibari style, so expect chic minimalist spaces filled with modern creations such as ghost chairs by Philippe Starck paired with bespoke furniture made from local hardwoods.

The rooms and suites at this contemporary property feature tall French doors leading out to a balcony or deck with views of either the tropical gardens or the sea. If you’re on your honeymoon or looking for a bit more privacy, there are also two exclusive clifftop villas – the Casa Blanca and the Casa Amarillo – which are about 12 minutes down the road. These villas are fully self-contained and come with a team of staff.

Facilities at The Z Hotel include a large infinity pool, a wide deck furnished with sun loungers and a dreamy day spa. There are two restaurants onsite, a casual cafe as well as an open-air cocktail bar on the rooftop. Things to do at this property include scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and watersports. Kitesurfing is also available for the active, whilst a sunset dhow cruise is not to be missed.


How to get to The Z Hotel

Zanzibar Island is a short flight from the Dar es Salaam on the Tanzanian mainland. From the island airport, The Z Hotel is approximately 1.5 hours by road.

Activities at The Z Hotel

  • Scuba diving and snorkelling
  • Spa treatments
  • Sailing or sunset cruises
  • Watersports
  • Kitesurfing

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

The Z Hotel Highlights

  • A stunning designer hotel near the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island
  • On a powder sand beach in a prime location
  • Edgy London design with traditional Zanzibari accents
  • Luxurious guestrooms and two standalone secluded cottages
  • A range of stylish dining and drinking options onsite

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Below are some of our preferred hotels and resorts on Zanzibar. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Baraza Resort and Spa

Exotic Baraza Resort and Spa combines Arabic, Swahili and Indian design elements, providing unparalleled luxury on the unspoilt southeastern shores of Zanzibar Island.

Dhow Palace Hotel

Dhow Palace Hotel occupies the grand former home of a wealthy merchant in the heart of Stone Town, and is one of the city's most attractive and atmospheric small hotels.

Kisiwa House

Kisiwa House is an exquisite and peaceful boutique hotel set amid the hustle and bustle of ancient Stone Town

Konokono Beach Resort

Konokono Beach Resort boasts one of Zanzibar Island's most secluded and spectacular locations, set on a lush peninsula overlooking a turquoise bay.

Maru Maru Hotel

In the heart of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town, Maru Maru Hotel is set inside a lovingly restored townhouse steps from all the attractions of this ancient city.

Mnemba Island Lodge

Just off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar is the exclusive and romantic Mnemba Island, less than 1.5 kilometres in circumference.

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

A magnificent internationally renowned luxury hotel with the attractions of World Heritage-listed Stone Town at your doorstep.

Shooting Star Lodge

A small family-run resort, Shooting Star Lodge overlooks a dazzling stretch of white sand on Zanzibar Island's idyllic northeast coast.

The Z Hotel

The Z Hotel is an absolutely stunning boutique resort close to the northernmost tip of Zanzibar Island steps from powder white sand and the azure Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

This award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of Zanzibar’s historic Stone Town is within walking distance to all the sights. Expect antiques, Persian rugs, rich silks and beautifully carved

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Tanzania Overview

Why travel to Tanzania? Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

When is the best time to view animals in Tanzania? The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Nyerere.

What is the culture of Tanzania?With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

What is the climate in Tanzania? Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

What can I combine with Tanzania? Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

How to get to Tanzania? You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

Do I need a Visa for Tanzania? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

Do I need vaccinations for Tanzania? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

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