The exotic island of Zanzibar is a perfect option for families, either as an add-on after an East African safari or as a stand-alone beach holiday destination. There are plenty of activities and excursions for families, including: Dolphin safaris, guided mountain biking tours, wind surfing, kayaking, kite surfing, sailing, diving, snorkelling, mangrove forest and dhow trips, cultural visits to local villages, excursions to Prison Island, the fragrant spice plantations, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, and Jozani Forest which is home to the Red Colobus Monkey.
There’s also a wide choice of family-friendly accommodation on the island: The Residence Zanzibar, a luxurious hotel situated on the southwest coast, is great for families as they can be accommodated in most of the villas. They also have a fantastic air-conditioned clubhouse which is open from 7.30am-7.30pm each day. Children aged 4 to 14 years can engage in fun games and activities at the clubhouse, from making popcorn and learning Swahili to playing volleyball, whilst under the supervision of a team of multilingual, professionally trained staff.
Baraza Resort and Spa on Bwejuu Beach on Zanzibar’s southeast coast is another great option for families. This luxurious fully-inclusive resort has 30 beautifully designed one and two bedroom villas, each with private plunge pool and spacious terrace. The facilities include a well-equipped children's club, large outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and a water sports club offering wind surfing, kite surfing and sailing, plus snorkelling and diving.
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