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5 days - Zanzibar Island

Sunshine Marine Lodge


Experience Zanzibar to its fullest with these packages tailored to suit your needs and budget. Lose track of time on the beautiful white-sand beach before immersing yourself in the rich culture and history of Arabic-influenced Stone Town.


  • Semi-Luxe Sunshine Suite
  • White sand beaches
  • Snorkeling, Scuba diving & more...
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Day 1: Welcome to Zanzibar!

The driver of Sunshine Marine Lodge will pick you up from the Airport and take you to the lovely town of Matemwe on the North- East coast of the Island where the lodge is located.

Sunshine Marine Lodge is located on a beautiful cliff on the north-east coast of Zanzibar, in the northern part of Matemwe, close to Muyuni Beach, just opposite Mnemba Island. This provides spectacular views, but means that our beach is not directly in front of the hotel.

About 700 m from the Lodge there is Muyuni beach – one of the last undeveloped and unspoiled beaches of Zanzibar. It is an excellent holiday destination for those looking for a combination of stylish and cozy accommodation, unspoiled relaxing nature and diving or snorkeling with the in-house diving centre, Dive Point Zanzibar.


Journey Time 1 hour drive
Accommodation       Sunshine Marine Lodge - Sunshine Suite
Meal Plan Dinner

Day 2-4: Relaxing and optional activities

Ultimate relaxation awaits you. Reading a book on your verandah, exploring the surroundings or you can do one of the optional activities!

There are several exciting optional activities you can book through the lodge.

  • Diving and snorkeling to Mnemba Atoll
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Spices tour
  • Kite surfing
Accommodation       Sunshine Marine Lodge - Sunshine Suite
Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner

Optional activity: visit to Stone town

What you cannot miss during your stay on Zanzibar Island is a tour of Stone town. This beautiful city is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site for a reason! What characterizes Stone town? Think of spices on colorful markets, but also an urban sprawl of historic buildings, shops, offices, apartment blocks, crowded slums and middle-class neighbourhoods. In the historic quarter you can wander for hours through a maze of narrow streets, easily losing yourself in centuries of history. Each twist and turn brings something new – a former palace, a Persian bathhouse, a tumbledown ruin, a coral-stone mansion with carved doors and latticework balconies, or a school full of children chanting verses from the Quran. Your hotel can organize a historic tour / spice tour for you but everything is within walking distance so if you prefer, you could explore on your own.


Your hotel organizes several optional excursions at your own cost in stown town.

  • Historic city tour
  • Behind the Swahili scenes
  • Visit the traditional market
  • Dhow (traditional boat) sunset cruise
  • Concert and dinner at Mtoni Palace

Day 5: Departure

Depending on your time of departure you can still do some activities at Sunshine Marine Lodge or Stone town. Please note that the check-out time at Sunshine Marine Lodge  is: 10 am. If you like to stay longer in your room it is possible to book a day-room. Please ask your sales consultant of Matoke tours to book this for you.

The driver of Sunshine Marine Lodge will take you to the airport in time for you flight home.

Journey Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Accommodation Not included
Meal Plan Breakfast

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This is the end of what we hope has been a fabulous trip!

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