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  • Escape to the sun-soaked shores of Zanzibar for a sublime stay at the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*.
  • Here, our members will be accommodated in a Sunshine Suite, with a choice between daily breakfast, half board and full board dining!
  • This incredible offer also comes with the opportunity to add a 3 or 4-night safari, where guests will be immersed in the beauty of the Tarangire and Manyara National Parks!

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Your Destination

Ideally located on a stunning beach, this hotel immerses guests in the charm of a tropical island. Situated in Matemwe, on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4* boasts direct access to an unspoiled, white-sand beach lined with palm trees and washed by the warm, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Our Optional Offers

When opting to add a safari extension, our guests may choose from the following holiday durations.

8 Nights
3-night Safari in a Standard Room as per itinerary
5-night stay at the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*

9 Nights
4-night Safari in a Standard Room as per itinerary
5-night stay at the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*

10 Nights
3-night Safari in a Standard Room as per itinerary
7-night stay at the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*

11 Nights
4-night Safari in a Standard Room as per itinerary
7-night stay at the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*

Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*

The Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4* is a small and calm hotel, set right on a beautiful stretch of beach - perfect for long walks, bike rides and sunbathing.

Relax on the balcony or veranda of your room, cool down with a refreshing beverage at the bar or take a dip in the large swimming pool facing the ocean. Sample locally sourced and delicious produce in the restaurant, explore the area with guided tours, and sleep well in your spacious suite.

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally. Check-in is from 2 pm and guests will not be permitted to sleep in the hotel's lobby if they arrive earlier.

Your Room

This offer is based on a stay in a Sunshine Suite.

Sunshine Suite

Sunshine Suites at the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4* are set in 3 immaculate bungalows and surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Sunshine Suites offer views of the sparkling ocean or the verdant gardens, which can be enjoyed from a balcony or veranda. Sleep well in a comfortable queen sized bed and enjoy the use of modern amenities including a private bathroom, wardrobe, safe and soft furnishings.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.

Our members have the opportunity to Upgrade to a Half Board stay (Breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) or a Full Board stay (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks) at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Just for you
Just for you:
  • One complimentary bottle of wine
  • 10% Discount on drinks
The on-site restaurant serves a wide variety of delicious food based on locally sourced produce and traditional recipes. The bar offers a range of refreshing beverages, whilst the lounge is an ideal spot to unwind with a snack. The menu is changed daily at the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4* in order to keep things interesting!

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Your Time

Just for you
Just for you:
  • 10% Discount on the spa menu
  • 10% Discount on boutique items
  • 10% Discount on excursions (excluding snorkelling and diving)
Take a dip in the brilliant swimming pool after bathing in the sunshine. Unwind with a wellness treatment or simply sit back and enjoy stunning ocean views. The Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4* can help you organise a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, snorkelling with the hotel dive centre and spa treatments.

Optional Safari Extension

You may choose to extend your trip by adding a 3 or 4-night safari, where you'll be accommodated in Standard Rooms with Full Board Dining included (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

Please Note: When adding this option, you will first fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, before enjoying an internal flight from Arusha Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

Your Safari Itinerary

Depending on the chosen duration of your trip, you will enjoy one of the following Safari options.

3-Night Safari

Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be received by a team member and then transferred to Arusha for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire National Park
You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast for an approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way you'll pass bustling Maasai villages and the vast, open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa. The park consists of natural vegetation mainly of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals during Tanzania's dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Driving through the parks you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.
Day 3: Manyara National Park - Arusha
After an early morning breakfast, enjoy game drives in the Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is known for its tree-climbing lions and has the most pachyderms per km sq. in Tanzania. As visitors enter the gate, they pass into the lush forest, home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Buffaloes and hippos also lurch in the adjacent Hippo Pool. The vegetation eventually merges into a flat topped acacia woodland where, in the heat of the day, lions can be seen stretched on the branches of these trees - a habit prevalent to Manyara lions. Towards the late afternoon, you will drive back to Arusha for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Departure
After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, you will enjoy a transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect your flight to the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*.

4-Night Safari

Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be received by a team member and then transferred to Arusha for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire National Park
You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast for an approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way you'll pass bustling Maasai villages and the vast, open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa. The park consists of natural vegetation mainly of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals during Tanzania's dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Driving through the parks you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park
Enjoy an early morning breakfast followed by another day of game drives in Tarangire National Park.
Towards the late afternoon, you will drive back to your lodge or tented camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Manyara National Park - Arusha
After an early morning breakfast, enjoy game drives in the Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is known for its tree-climbing lions and has the most pachyderms per km sq. in Tanzania. As visitors enter the gate, they pass into the lush forest, home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Buffaloes and hippos also lurch in the adjacent Hippo Pool. The vegetation eventually merges into a flat topped acacia woodland where, in the heat of the day, lions can be seen stretched on the branches of these trees - a habit prevalent to Manyara lions. Towards the late afternoon, you will drive back to Arusha for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Departure
After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, you will enjoy a transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect your flight to the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*.

Safari Accommodation

The below accommodation is based on a Standard Room with Full Board dining (Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

Your Hotels

Safari Accommodation Safari Accommodation
3-Night Itinerary
Day 1: Planet Lodge, Moivaro Lodge or Similar
Day 2: Country Lodge Karatu, Kudu Lodge Karatu, Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp or Similar
Day 3: Planet Lodge, Moivaro Lodge or Similar

4-Night Itinerary
Day 1: Planet Lodge, Moivaro Lodge or Similar
Day 2: Country Lodge Karatu, Kudu Lodge Karatu, Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp or Similar
Day 3: Country Lodge Karatu, Kudu Lodge Karatu, Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp or Similar
Day 4: Planet Lodge, Moivaro Lodge or Similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally. Some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Safari Blue

Your Optional Excursions
A full day excursion on a traditional sailing dhow, Safari Blue starts from Fumba, the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conservation Area. Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, the area is stunning,frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins. On arrival at Fumba, clients are given a briefing on Safari Blue and then you board your dhow and you’re off to explore the bay. Dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. The anchor is dropped at the Kwale sandbank, where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkelling in the coral reefs, helped by the guides. After snorkelling, you’ll be offered refreshments to whet your appetite before heading to Kwale Island, for lunch under the tamarind trees. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster,calamari, chicken and rice, with a tasting of tropical fruits. After lunch, you can sunbathe, snooze or visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon. Depending on the tide, you may beable to take a swim in the lagoon. For the adventurous, join the crew to sail in a “ngalawa”, a local outrigger canoe but be careful not to tip the boat! Then it’s back to Fumba for around 5:30pm.

Advisable
• Swimwear, towel and water resistant shoes for walking over coral
• Water resistant bag for cameras and other valuables
• Sunscreen and Hat

Jozani Forest Tour

Your Optional Excursions
In the south of the island, Jozani Forest is a wonder and delight, with tales of Zanzibar leopards, medicinal cures and stunning scenery. Currently under consideration to become Zanzibar’s second World Heritage Site, the Jozani-ChkwaBay area is a hotspot of biodiversity. The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey. Your park ranger will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees and explain the medicinal properties of various plants and tell you about the animals, birds and reptiles that make their home in the various habitats of this tropical rainforest. Troops of Zanzibar Red Colobus monkeys can be found scrambling from branch to branch, in search of food. The monkeys have become acclimatised to people and allow you to get close to them to take photographs as they eat, play and jumping from the treetops. The mangrove boardwalk takes you above the swamp, where, depending on the tide, you can see tropical fish flitting between the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across the mud. Mangroves play an important role in environmental conservation and as a resource for villagers and community life. Your ranger will explain the different species found in the swamp and their uses.

Advisable
• Comfortable, closed walking or hiking shoes and pants
• Please do not feed or touch the monkeys

Stone Town City Tour + Zanzibar Spice Tour with Lunch

Your Optional Excursions
Stone Town City Tour
Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former slave market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and dispensary. While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in StoneTown. Explore the markets, seafood and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and the neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. Children play in the streets in the residential areas, mamas sit out and gossip while the men play board games. An optional stop at The Zanzibar CoffeeHouse provides a rest from the heat and hustle and bustle. A selection of drinks, local sweets & seasonal fruits act as the perfect pick me up, for you to continue your tour. The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted suit your interest and time frame if you’re a shopaholic, culture vulture or history buff. If you want to hunt for antiques and souvenir shop, follow David Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar and walk the path of the slave trade, your guide can recommend and develop routes and itineraries that will optimise your time and get the most out of your trip.

Advisable
• Closed walking or hiking shoes
• Please dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town
• Women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers

Zanzibar Spice Tour
In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom across the world. The spices were brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in the tropical climes. Nowadays the plantations are a tribute to the island’s past, swapping spices for tourism, combining both in a spice tour, one of the most popular excursions on the island. Walk through the spice farm with your guide. Touch, smell and taste different spices and tropical fruits. Try to guess which is which, from the crushed leaves, the fruit, shoots and vines and creepers crawling up the trees. Learn about their properties, their origins and their use as medicines and in food and drink. A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes,taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea. An optional lunch is available at Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge, a special menu, prepared with the best of the seasonal fruit and spices introduced to you during the tour. Depending on the season you are visiting, you can find anything from vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chilli, oregano and more! Fruits can include banana, pineapple, jack fruit, custard fruit, oranges, star fruit, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, avocado, pear, papaya, grapefruit and many others.

Advisable
• Comfortable closed walking or hiking shoes and pants
• Sun hat and sun cream

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process. The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return transfers are included throughout this offer.

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. You should get one from the Tanzanian High Commission before you travel.


Health 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.


Malaria
dengue fever and cholera are common in Tanzania.


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

Location Information

The address of the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*: Matemwe Zanzibar, Matemwe 4749, Tanzania.

Distance from Zanzibar Airport to the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*: 52.8 km / 1 hour 15 minutes.

In More Detail

At the Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar 4*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
The number of rooms at this property: 15
Check-in time: 2 pm
Check-out time: before 11 am

Our price doesn’t include a government infrastructure tax of $1 per person per night, which is payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Reception

Room Facilities

  • Bathroom
  • Wardrobe
  • Queen-sized bed
  • Safe

Restaurants

  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Leisure Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Excursions
  • Diving Centre

During Your Safari

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Standard Rooms as per itinerary
  • Full Board
  • Safaris included according to the selected offer
  • All transport and game drives on safari will be in a minibus with a pop-up roof (max 7 persons) with an English-speaking driver guide included on a shared basis
  • All park fees included

Not Included

  • Visa
  • Airport taxes to be paid directly
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Luggage porterage
  • Any items of a personal nature

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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