Zanzibar Serena Hotel

On the seafront in ancient Stone Town, this tranquil hotel is a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Swahili and Arabic elements influence the Zanzibar Serena Hotel’s design – expect cool white walls, shuttered windows and decorative niches. There are 51 spacious guestrooms in total at this premium property, all providing a peaceful haven to escape from the sultry, bustling streets outside.

There is also an all-day restaurant, a terrace eatery, coffee shop and bar at the Zanzibar Serena Hotel. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool and spa treatment rooms. Steps from the entrance are all the delights of Stone Town, including the Hamamni Persian baths, the Palace Museum and the crumbling House of Wonders.

Attractions farther afield include Jozani Forest, a sanctuary for the red colobus monkey which is endemic to Zanzibar, outlying islands including Pemba and Prison Island as well as spice plantations which you can tour. Activities such as scuba diving in the Pemba Channel and dolphin-watching are also recommended.

Location

How to get to Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Zanzibar Serena Hotel is 7km from the island’s international airport, which is 20 minutes’ flight from Dar es Salaam.

Activities at Zanzibar Serena Hotel

  • Stone Town tour
  • Spice tours
  • Spa treatments

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Zanzibar Serena Hotel Highlights

  • A charming small hotel on the Stone Town seafront
  • With a combination of architectural styles reflective of Zanzibar Island’s exotic history
  • A collection of 50 beautiful airy guestrooms
  • Steps from the sights of ancient Stone Town
  • A great base for spice tours or dhow cruises

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Accommodation

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

What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and 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.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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