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Best Zanzibar vacation rentals

Most recommended vacation rentals in Zanzibar

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Mangrove Lodge - Zanzibar - Bedroom
Mangrove Lodge
8.4 Very good
C$ 185+
C$ 185+
Free Wi-Fi
Tembo B&B Apartments - Zanzibar - Balcony
Tembo B&B Apartments
8.3 Very good
C$ 113+
C$ 113+
Free Wi-Fi
Freddie Mercury Apartments
8.4 Very good
C$ 242+
C$ 242+
Free Wi-Fi
Garden Lodge
7.5 Good
C$ 80+
C$ 80+
Free Wi-Fi
Tamarind Tree Zanzibar
9.5 Wonderful
C$ 299+
C$ 299+
Free Wi-Fi
Kacho House
8.9 Very good
C$ 47+
C$ 47+
Free Wi-Fi
Michenzani Flat
8 Very good
C$ 77+
C$ 77+
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Anayah House
8.6 Very good
C$ 38+
C$ 38+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 133

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 92
Cheapest month to stay with an average 39% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 41% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a vacation rental in Zanzibar

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Top tips for finding Zanzibar vacation rental deals

  • Want to stay in a Zanzibar holiday rental near the nightlife? Find accommodation close to Kenyatta Road, steps from bars, restaurants, clubs and the beach. Consider a stay at Al-Minar Hotel, Tembo Palace Hotel, or the Freddie Mercury Apartments.
  • Want a room with a view? Find Zanzibar house rentals on the water for seaside views. Consider a stay close to town at Dreamer’s Island, Africa House Hotel, or Mama Natalia Upstairs. All of these are steps from the beach and a short distance from the town.
  • Are you looking for a holiday getaway with friends? Find Zanzibar holiday rentals with large outdoor areas to hang out in, within walking distance of the beach. Consider a stay at The Seyyida Hotel and Spa. It offers rooftop dining with sea views, an outdoor pool, a restaurant and bar, a hot tub and spa, a poolside bar and a garden.
  • Are you interested in local history? The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you can find Zanzibar holiday rentals in the streets of the Old Town. Consider a stay at Spice Palace Hotel, Flamingo Guest House, or Antonio Garden Hotel.
  • Do you love giant turtles? They live out on what used to be a prison island. Now, it’s a turtle reserve. Find Zanzibar house rentals close to tour groups to access the wildlife easily. Consider a stay at Jafferji House and Spa or Upendo House.
  • Wi-Fi, restaurant, and pool are the most popular vacation rental property amenities in Zanzibar
  • Vacation rentals in Zanzibar are around 9% cheaper than hotels on average. Search here to compare prices for all accommodation types in Zanzibar.
  • The best vacation rental properties in Zanzibar are Anayah House (8.6, 66 reviews), Mangrove Lodge (8.4, 481), and Freddie Mercury Apartments (8.4, 100), based on ratings and reviews from real travelers.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap vacation rental in Zanzibar, you should consider visiting during the low season. The cheapest vacation homes in Zanzibar can be found in September and January.
  • The cheapest night for renting a vacation home in Zanzibar is Thursday. In contrast, the most expensive is Tuesday.
  • Book your Zanzibar vacation rental at least 88 days before your stay begins to get the best price.
  • Vacation rentals are a popular choice for both long and short-term stays. KAYAK users usually book their vacation rental in Zanzibar for 7 days.
  • The cheapest Zanzibar vacation rental found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 111, while the most expensive was C$ 228.

FAQs when booking a vacation home in Zanzibar

  • How much is a vacation rental for a week in Zanzibar?

    The average price for a weekly Zanzibar vacation rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is C$ 1,310.

  • How much is a vacation rental for a month in Zanzibar?

    The average price for a monthly Zanzibar vacation rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is C$ 5,615.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Zanzibar?

    There are loads of different property types that you can make your vacation home in Zanzibar. You’ll find lodges, villas, apartments, houses, homestays and farm stays.

  • What are some of the most-loved vacation rentals available in Zanzibar?

    There are many types of properties available for Zanzibar vacation rentals. If you’re looking for something special, vacation rentals most loved by KAYAK users are Chumbe Island Coral Park and Mangrove Lodge.

  • Are there any pet-friendly vacation rentals in Zanzibar?

    There are a number of dog and pet-friendly Zanzibar vacation rentals, with around 2% allowing you to bring your pet along with you.

  • How much is a vacation rental in Zanzibar?

    KAYAK users have found vacation rentals in Zanzibar for as cheap as C$ 184 in the last 3 days. The average price is C$ 187.

  • How much is a vacation rental in Zanzibar for tonight?

    In the last 72 hours, users have found Zanzibar vacation rentals for tonight for as low as C$ 93. Search here for similar prices

  • How can I find vacation rentals near me in Zanzibar?

    Take a look at our vacation rentals map to find the best vacation rental homes near you.

  • Where should I stay for a beach holiday in Zanzibar?  

    Zanzibar has beautiful beaches all along the coastline. You’ll find plenty of Zanzibar holiday rentals situated along the water, just steps from the beach. Consider a stay by the sea at Zanzibar Serena Hotel, Tembo House Hotel & Apartments, or Hotel Executive.

  • Where should I stay when travelling to Zanzibar for work?

    Look for Zanzibar accommodation that provides extra business facilities and relaxation amenities for after work. For example, consider a stay at the Mizingani Seafront Hotel: it’s steps from the water with a business centre, car hire, a safety deposit box and on-site currency exchange. After work, relax by the pool, at the restaurant or bar lounge, or with room service.

  • Where should I stay for cheap Zanzibar holiday rentals?

    If you’re travelling on a budget, look for cheap Zanzibar holiday homes located a few streets behind the main road, or opt for a rental further down the coastline. You can find some great Zanzibar rentals without comprising on your location. For example, consider a stay at Stonetown B&B Apartments or Malindi Boutique. Both are well located within a short distance of the water and the city centre.

  • Where should I stay if I’m looking for a romantic holiday rental in Zanzibar? 

    If you’re looking for a romantic rental in Zanzibar, find Zanzibar holiday rentals with extra relaxation amenities and a great view. For example, consider a stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar, which has beautiful outdoor dining. The Maru Maru Hotel offers a rooftop pool, while the Tembo Palace Hotel provides a private beach and a spa and wellness centre. All of these accommodations provide luxurious rooms and are within walking distance of the beach and the town.

Where to stay in Zanzibar?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Zanzibar by showing you the exact location of each vacation rental.