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In And Around The Resort

Whether you love diving to the ocean depths or prefer to stay on the shimmering surface, The Residence Zanzibar offers a wide variety of water-based activities to choose from. Depending on the tides, complimentary non-motorised water sports are available from the Boat House, which draws its inspiration from a traditional dhow, or directly from The Jetty.

Explore our sprawling gardens on foot or by bicycle, and discover the delightful petting zoo and bird sanctuary nestled within. Beyond the resort, you can go on safari, explore nearby islands, follow the Zanzibar spice trail or get up close to giant tortoises and the indigenous Red Colobus Monkey – just a few of the endless things to see and do.


  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Hobie Cat

Other Activities

  • Kite surfing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Dolphin safari
  • Dhow cruise (traditional boat)
  • Scuba diving: there are 5 dive sites between 30 mins and 1 hour away
  • Cultural and nature excursions


  • Archery
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach soccer
  • Bocia ball
  • Village walk
  • Reef walk

Non-motorised watersports are complimentary.

Please contact our concierge for wet weather programmes.