Ladies Hodi-Hodi Zanzibar Beach Tour

This Tour has been created from scratch to uniquely appeal to a small group of Ladies. We do our utmost to make sure that there is enough free time to enjoy the Beach activities & relax, combined with a handful of excursions to stimulate and allow you to understand the locals, their history & soak up their culture. 

Zanzibar is the perfect destination if you’re looking for an exotic yet fairly affordable Breakaway relatively close to home.

Zanzibar conjures up exotic and romantic images for good reason. Imagine crystal-clear water, pristine beaches, cultural treasures and lush plantations. Its rich history is centred around the main Stone Town – once the capital of an empire spanning continents and from where famous explorers such as David Livingstone and Henry Stanley began their journeys of discovery.

Zanzibar, an archipelago of many small islands, is a semi-autonomous area of Tanzania lying some 25 miles from the coast of the Indian Ocean. The two main islands are PEMBA Island, to the north, and the larger southerly UNGUJA Island, or Zanzibar as it’s widely known. Around two-thirds of the 1.3m population live here, with most settled in the densely populated west. Outside of a handful of main towns, most people live in small villages – trading, subsistence farming, or living off the sea.

The reefs are rich in marine biodiversity, making them ideal for snorkelling and diving and with miles of beaches of the softest white sands, fringed with coconut palms, it is a classic tropical paradise.

It’s these stunning scenes and the laid-back lifestyle that attracts visitors from all over the world.

This cultural & ethnic melting pot makes for a fascinating holiday in a land which has little changed over the years and where the people live together in unusual harmony.

Outside of the Beach activities, snorkelling & swimming, there are various excursions included in your package, one being a visit to Stone Town, with its lovely old architecture and its winding narrow alleyways. Expect to have all of your senses heightened as you begin to stroll through its streets. The smell of the street food including chapattis, samosas and roasting mielies will be all too inviting. You’ll find stalls selling fruits and all kinds of aromatic spices. On each turn, you will come across locals playing Bao (a traditional board game) while watching the passers-by.

The rich and colourful history of Zanzibar stretches far back over twenty thousand years. The Bantu people from the African mainland were the first to settle in Zanzibar. Arab and Persian emigrants began to settle in Zanzibar around the 7th  Century after fleeing their war-torn countries. The traders used the islands as bases during their trade voyages between Arabia, India and Africa. They traded in gold, ivory, ebony, tortoise shells and slaves. In return, the local traders received cloth, beads and porcelain. You will be taken on your private boat for a half-day excursion to one of the diving and snorkelling meccas of the world, Mnembe atoll reef. 

Your home away from home in Zanzibar is Hodi Hodi Beach Villas, a perfect location to enjoy the wonders of Zanzibar. Located less than an hour from the capital Stone Town and situated on the famed Matemwe Beach. A warm, calm lagoon and 10 kilometres of serene, uncrowded powder-white sands just meters from your bedroom, await you!

Fast Facts

Duration: 7 nights
Group Size: Min 5, Max 10 Ladies (sharing)
Destination: Zanzibar
Accommodation: Hodi-Hodi Beach Villas
Three private boutique villas, situated on a secluded beach, each individually designed.
Your Hostess is Julia Bishop, Owner / Manager and designer of Hodi Hodi. 
Includes: Breakfast & Dinner, tea, coffee, Pamper session & all activities, excursions & local ground transfers as specified in the Itinerary.
Excludes: International flights**, soft & alcoholic beverages, tips, laundry and anything not specified in the itinerary.
Interests: Local culture, swimming, snorkelling, walking, history, nature & relaxation.

** We would be happy to assist you with your flights.




Day 1

Arrival at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

The flight from OR Tambo to Zanzibar takes 3h35 minutes. You will be collected from the airport and taken to Hodi-Hodi Beach Lodge about a 90-minute drive.

Depending upon the time of your arrival, you will be greeted by your hostess, Julia Bishop, Owner/Manager of the Lodge.

After a welcome drink, and a short introduction to the Lodge and its surroundings, you have time to unpack, settle in, swim and relax.

A delicious two-course dinner will be served in the evening.

Day 2

A day of Relaxation, Swimming & Beach Activities

After a lovely cooked Breakfast, spend the day relaxing and enjoying the Beach life.

For lunch or a cooling cocktail, there is a selection of Restaurants & Bars within walking distance along the Beach from Hodi Hodi.

If this feels too energetic, lunch is also available at the Lodge.

After a day on the beach enjoy a delicious two-course dinner served in the evening.

Day 3

Enjoy a Half-Day Snorkel Trip to Mnemba Island

After Breakfast, you will be taken by car & Private Boat to the Mnemba atoll reef, famous for its crystalline waters and wide varieties of tropical fish.

It is a world-renowned spot for snorkelling adventures. You don’t have to have any snorkelling experience to enjoy swimming in the warm waters on the lookout for colourful marine life.

All equipment & snacks are provided.

After the cruise, return to Hodi-Hodi for an afternoon at leisure.

Dinner is served in the evening.

Day 4

Sightseeing, Stone Town, Spice Tour & Local Ladies Industries

After Breakfast, depart by Car for a full day of sightseeing.

During your two-hour walking Tour, you will follow the trails of the sultans, slaves and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town.

Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar.

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.

During your Spice Tour, you will learn how the island got its nickname in the 15th century, and learn about growing and harvesting spice plants.

You’ll find out why pepper and cloves were so valuable in bygone days, and you’ll probably find out for the first time that nutmeg wrap is also a very special spice.

Dinner is served in the evening.



Day 5

A Day of Leisure & time to do your own-thing!

After a lovely cooked Breakfast, spend the day walking, swimming or just relaxing and enjoying the Beach life.

Should you wish to enjoy a bit of your own time, feel free to ask Julia about local activities or excursions.

For lunch or a cooling cocktail, there is a selection of Restaurants & Bars within walking distance along the Beach from Hodi Hodi.

If this feels too energetic, lunch is also available at the Lodge.

After a day on the beach enjoy a delicious two-course dinner served in the evening.

Day 6

Half Day Excursion to nearby places of Interest.

After a lovely cooked Breakfast, we will depart by Car to check out some of the nearby places of interest. This will include a walk in the Forest, which comprise low and high canopies, coral rag and mangroves. These rich forests are home to several endemic and threatened species including the iconic Zanzibar red colobus monkey – one of Africa’s most threatened primates.You will also visit the incredible Caves near Kiwengwa and enjoy marvelling at the ancient Baobab Trees.

After lunch, we will return to Hodi Hodi for an afternoon at leisure.

Enjoy a delicious two-course dinner served in the evening.

Day 7

Day of departure

After a late Breakfast, depart for Stone Town for some souvenir shopping, lunch and last-minute sightseeing.

Your transport will then drop you off at the airport to catch your International flight.

Mpaka Tukutane Tena

“Until we meet again”