Top 10 Long-Term Rentals In Zanzibar, Tanzania - Updated 2024

Plarlene Juliane
Plarlene Juliane 
Contributing Writer
| 5 min read

The island of Zanzibar is nestled in the Indian Ocean. It is also a tropical paradise in Africa because it has scenic beaches and an abundance of palm trees. In addition to the lush Nungwi Beach and Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, there are many other beautiful natural attractions on this island. You can also shop and indulge in local street food at Zanzibar’s night market. There’s still a lot to see in this area, so why not stay longer and take advantage of the great deals on long-term rentals? Here is a list of the top long-term rentals in Zanzibar, Tanzania, so pick the one that suits your needs.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and long-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 15, 2024.

1. Kimurimuri, Pongwe (from USD 119)

Inside this stunning beach apartment, you and your loved one will have the time of your lives. It has polished wood furnishings and natural light coming from nature. Additionally, the living room has a magazine table and chairs, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee. The kitchen has everything you need for homemade meals. There’s also a gorgeous outdoor pool where you can see the most spectacular sunset over the pristine beach.

A month of stay qualifies you for a price reduction of about 10%.

Stayed at this property?
Pongwe Zanzibar, Unguja North Region, Tanzania
37.22 km (23.2 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

2. Colorful apartment by the ocean, Fumba (from USD 40)

This apartment is bright and well-furnished, and there is a lot of great art on the walls. The host gives you all the comforts you need to have a relaxing vacation, such as WiFi access and air conditioning. A housekeeper is also provided and cleans the place twice a week. You’ll desire to extend your stay here because you can stroll near the ocean. If you stay here for more than 28 days, you’ll get a price reduction of about 5%.

Amenities such as a TV with Netflix and cable access come in handy for entertainment. Moreover, the free washer and full kitchen will make your long-term stay as convenient as possible.

Stayed at this property?
Zanzibar, Tanzania
61.69 km (38.4 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
94 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is very clean and cozy tastefully decorated and with all the amenities you need
lovely place to stay very clean and homely
the unit was clean and had everything we needed for our trip
the apartment is very clean due to wasila the housekeeper
she was very responsive and quick whenever we needed any assistance
she was so welcoming very very helpful from the day we booked until our last day
wanja is a perfect host and will do anything to make your stay comfortable
wanja was a wonderful host and checked in on us to ensure we had everything we needed
it has all you may need and wanja is very accommodating and helpful
wanja’s place is nice and depicts the fumba town lifestyle
wanja’s appartment is a wonderful place to stay for vacation
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3. Villa Biba, Jambiani (from USD 230)

Villa Biba is ideal for anyone who enjoys being close to nature. The rental’s little hut with sun loungers outdoors is perfect for unwinding on a windy afternoon. You may also relax on the balcony while appreciating the surrounding greenery.

Your stay here includes the services of a private chef, a chauffeur, and a housekeeper. The chef can prepare traditional African meals in the kitchen. Moreover, if you wish to help source the ingredients for your meals, you can join the villa’s staff.

Significant savings of about 25% are available for bookings of a month or longer.

Stayed at this property?
Jambiani, Zanzibar, Tanzania
70.77 km (44.0 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
villa 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a/c units in every bedroom; ceiling fan in kitchen
3-even though one room did not have an ac unit it was plenty cool enough
no wifi spotty cell phone service -- so great for getting away privacy and relaxation
beds are king size very comfortable and surrounded by mosquito netting
the house is tastefully decorated so comfortable and cleaned every morning
white fine sand beach with very little tourist traffic; no motorboats in the water = quiet clean calm
staff is very eager and available to help
great house with great staff
everyone was so friendly especially the children who were always happy to greet us
the staff were wonderful so kind and helpful at all times
the house master kiru and his staff were very attentive and welcoming
great walking to other restaurants
it is a big house in a fabulous location right on the beach
we all fell in love with this house the location is amazing
our local friends kept close watch for us and took the downstairs room
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4. Villa Noah Beach, Kiwengwa (from USD 169)

The sun beds in front of this traditional hut villa are a great place to relax and take in the view of the ocean. You can also use the swing chairs to relax while reading a book. The rooms are neatly arranged and embellished with unique artwork. The fully stocked kitchen is yours if you don’t like eating out.

If you’re staying for an extended period, feel free to use the washing machine to keep your clothes clean. About a 13% discount awaits you if you book for 28 nights or longer.

Stayed at this property?
Kiwengwa, Regione di Zanzibar Nord, Tanzania
32.38 km (20.2 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
villa 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
the house is right on the beach the rooms spartan yet perfectly clean and comfortable
communication with the host was smooth and easy
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5. Tranquil beachfront villa, Kiwengwa (from USD 205)

This rental is a beachfront abode with modern conveniences suitable for extended stays. If you book for 28 days or more, you’ll get a generous 20% discount.

Head to the ground level to find the main living area, bedrooms, and kitchen. You can also take advantage of the dining table on the terrace for an al fresco dinner with the family. Plus, amenities such as air conditioning and ceiling fans are all available for a comfortable stay.

Stayed at this property?
Kiwengwa, Tanzania, Tanzania
28.63 km (17.8 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
villa 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

6. Villa Heidi, Chukwani (from USD 280)

This bright and airy villa is on the beach in Chukwani, about 5 mi (8 km) south of Stone Town, Zanzibar. In addition to a spacious patio, this property has a living room and a dining area. The well-appointed kitchen will also inspire you to prepare meals for everyone. Amenities such as a private pool and a bathtub provide a relaxing stay. You will no longer worry about keeping the house clean and tidy because the host already provides housekeeping services.

Long-term reservations of more than 28 days get a handsome discount of about 45%.

Stayed at this property?
Chukwani, Mjini Magharibi Region, Tanzania
57.91 km (36.0 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
villa 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
the manager caretaker and maid were very warm and welcoming
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7. Cozy beach house in a tranquil setting, Paje (from USD 519)

You can book this lovely beach house for a minimum of seven nights. However, you’ll get a 10% discount if you stay here for a month. You’ll want to stay here longer because you’ll have the utmost privacy. Additionally, you’ll be close to many beaches, including Jambiani Beach and Paje Beach.

Aside from having a quiet retreat, you’ll have a convenient and relaxing time here. If you want to spend more time exploring Zanzibar, you can entrust your meals to the private chef. The housekeeper has got you covered for making the place spotlessly clean. Breakfast is also available during your stay.

Stayed at this property?
Paje, Zanzibar Central\/South Region, Tanzania
67.12 km (41.8 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

8. KoMe Beach House, Jambiani (from USD 58)

KoMe Beach House is perfect for remote workers who want to experience a soothing work environment. Jambiani, one of the island’s stunning beaches, is where you’ll find this property. Work-from-anywhere essentials such as free WiFi and a dedicated workspace are available here. You can take out meals and drinks nearby if swamped with tasks.

Vacationing here is also ideal for those seeking a tranquil getaway with their family. Assistance animals are welcome here. You’ll get a hefty discount of about 19% if you stay here for a month.

Stayed at this property?
Jambiani, Zanzibar Central/South, Tanzania
74.24 km (46.2 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
222 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is nice ac and some wifi in the house although a bit spotty
the wifi is good all amenities provided and the location is so rare to find at their rates
the kitchen is well equipped wifi never failed & we adopted a litter of kittens on arrival
oh and speaking of shower the bedroom with two beds has by far the better bathroom
the beds were freshly made and everything looked good (except that 3rd bath)
everything was very clean
the house is really clean and cozy
kome beach house is amazing clean spacious and right on the beach
we were welcomed with a clean space fresh fruit and a very large space for the price
the house was clean with basic amenities
the hosts where very helpful
iddi was the perfect host for us
hassan is a great host and he and his staff accommodated any of our requests
the people here are super friendly and help you with every problem you have
beautiful property and staff is very helpful if you need assistance with anything
beautiful location and the house is very nice
this house is amazing you couldn’t get closer to the ocean if you tried
it’s really like a five star place
this place was amazing - right on the beach spacious and comfortable
i recommend this place and definitely will stay there again
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9. Casa Mambo at Kamili View Apartments, Kiwengwa (from USD 53)

This place is for you if you need a peaceful retreat in Zanzibar. You’ll stay in a first-floor apartment with a balcony overlooking the sea. You’ll have complete solitude while enjoying the carefree island lifestyle.

Once you check in, you’ll find a spacious living room with an adjacent, open dining and kitchen area. While here, you can also enjoy the outdoor pool with your loved ones. After swimming, pay extra for pizza delivery or grill barbecue for everyone.

You can stay here for a minimum of three nights, but a month’s stay or longer entitles you to a 15% discount.

Stayed at this property?
Kiwengwa / Kaskasini A, Zanzibar / North Region, Tanzania
30.0 km (18.7 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
113 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment looks exactly like on the pictures and description
the grounds and pool are very well taken care of and stunningly beautiful
the pool was a welcome cool-down and well maintained
the apartment itself was very clean and spacious
the apartment was very clean and well equipped
the house is clean spacious and nicely decorated
the house is beautiful and clean the beach is very beautiful as well
the accommodations are beautiful- very clean and comfortable
hosts were wonderful and the staff were attentive and friendly
carola and mado are very welcoming and very responsive hosts
carola was an amazing host who was very organized and available to answer any questions you may have
carola was very hospitable making us feel welcome from the moment we walked through the gate
very kind hosts and very nice spot
the location was wonderful and walking distance to the beautiful beach
nice location to travel all around zanzibar
the location is very good as described- a short walk to both the beach and the local market
the grocery store and town was easily within walking distance as well
the beach is really close walking there and back even at night is perfectly fine
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10. Villa Turquoise, Matemwe (from USD 813)

Villa Turquoise is a luxurious property on Matemwe Beach, ideal for large families and friends to gather and enjoy stunning sunsets. The villa has top-notch amenities that will make you want to extend your stay. You’ll never get bored here with the free WiFi and satellite TV. You’ll also have access to water activities such as fishing, snorkeling, and diving. For the activities mentioned above, the host provides a powerboat.

This vacation rental has a staff, including a chef, to ensure you are comfortable and have everything you need. The housekeepers will clean the place and ensure clean towels are available. Moreover, staying for a month would give you a generous rental discount.

Stayed at this property?
matemwe, zanzibar, Tanzania
17.75 km (11.1 mi) from Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
villa 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were there during the olympics and the tv and channel selection were great
it is perfectly maintained clean and beautiful
the staff is friendly and helpful
the house is fully staff and each staff member was beyond helpful
all the staff were so helpful and made our stay so much more pleasurable
this villa is a pure wonder and it’s staff made our stay just perfect
this property was an amazing relaxing vacation with a full staff that adheres to covid protocols
the location was very convenient to mnemba island which is great for snorkeling and scuba diving
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Enjoy a long-term stay in Zanzibar

Escape the usual hustle and bustle once in a while and try a laid-back life in Zanzibar. A day or two wouldn’t suffice to enjoy the island’s relaxing environment. For that matter, pick one of these top long-term rentals in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and experience an excellent long vacation.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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