Park Hyatt Zanzibar

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Why we like it

  • Fresh and elegant rooms with a Swahili twist, we recommend the View Rooms for vistas of the Indian Ocean
  • Enjoy the beachfront location while being just seconds from the winding streets of Stone Town
  • Park Hyatt Zanzibar resides in Mambo Msiige - a Zanzibari mansion that embraces Swahili culture with Arab, Persian, Indian and European influences.
  • Rejuvenate at the Anantara Spa, a refreshing retreat after an unforgettable Tanzanian safari
  • We suggest a couple of nights to explore the old fort, stunning doorways, spice market, and fascinating history before taking some time out on a beautiful beach

A&K Top Tip

Discover traditional Zanzibari craftsmanship or cooking on one of the hotel’s organised experiences, designed to take you away from the tourist trail.

Guest Testimonial

Joanne Swinton dealt with us and our holiday with endless good humour and patience. Her suggestions were perfect and we all had a magical time. She really knew her "stuff". She even organised a car and driver for our first full day in Dar es Salaam which was a kindness beyond any duty. She arranged for our unaccompanied children to be chaperoned through all the airports, and for my husband and me to be taken care of too.

- BM, Inverness

Located within a landmark building in Stone Town, Park Hyatt Zanzibar is housed in Mambo Msiige. A magnificent building of great historic and cultural significance, the mansion is a perfect example of traditional Zanzibari architecture, with an impressive entrance of three Omani-style arches with intricately carved wooden doors. Constructed between 1847 and 1850 by Sheikh Salim bin Bushir, a close friend of the then ruler of Zanzibar, the building has seen several guises over the years, including a Mission House, an embassy and a personal home, and continues to hold great significance for those who reside in Stone Town.

With 67 rooms, including 11 suites, the hotel blends Zanzibari architecture and history with modern luxury and comforts. After a safari in the wild this exotic haven will be most welcome, as will the chance to recline on the stunning white sandy beaches that characterise the coastline. Standard Rooms come with Stone Town or Garden views; we love the View Rooms for windows overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean. For an extra special stay the Deluxe Rooms add a balcony, or really splash out on a suite for a massive 100m² of tranquillity.

Your home in Stone Town offers beachfront access, with a gorgeously refreshing infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The location really is the best in town at only a few seconds walk from the historic alleyways of Stone Town. Add to this the Zamani Residence for fine cuisine, Anantara Spa for a spot of pampering, and cocktails at the Pool Lounge: here you have the ultimate retreat. There is an abundance of things to do in Stone Town and we recommend taking a couple of nights to explore and add a cultural dimension to your stay in Zanzibar. A guided walk of the city and a visit to the Spice Market with a cooking class afterwards is a superb experience.

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Fly to

Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)

Flying time

11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours


Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October


Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.

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