The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Tanzania

Where to Stay for a Family Vacation with Kids in Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tanzania is a great family-oriented vacation destination, so if you're looking for kid friendly hotels, we've got plenty of suggestions. After comparing many of the hotels in the area, below is our list of the best family-friendly hotels in Tanzania for your next vacation based on amenities, previous guest ratings, location, activities, and price. So, even if you're traveling as a family of 4, a family of 5, or even a large family, you can find the best hotel that meets your needs. After all, when traveling with children, you're probably looking for kid-friendly features such as swimming pools, game rooms, kid's activities, and extra space. Of course, it also helps to have a kitchen so you can cook some family friendly meals, and extra bedrooms if you have a larger family. Many of the top family friendly hotels and resorts in Tanzania will offer some of these features, so you're in luck. If you're looking for where to stay as a family in Tanzania, here are the best family hotels.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Moonshine Uroa Boutique Hotel

Uroa, Tanzania
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $54 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for a Family Getaway to Tanzania
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

Located at ., Moonshine Uroa Boutique Hotel has great rooms from $54 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving. It has a terrific 8.30 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, families will especially love snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and child care at this family-friendly hotel. Nothing says relaxation like having room service delivered. The price of this hotel is less than average for family-friendly hotels, which makes it a great value.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Saltwater pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Beach


Zanzi Resort

Zanzibar, Tanzania
5-star Resort with prices starting at $239 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Hotels for a Family Trip
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

A great place to stay is Zanzi Resort which has nice rooms starting at $239. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 9.40 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Kama. This kid-friendly hotel is also nice because it offers snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and hiking which families with kids will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Tembo House Hotel

Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $85 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Hotel for a Trip with Kids to Tanzania
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

We found Tembo House Hotel to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $85. We loved the an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.30 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Shangani Street, P.O. Box: 3974. You'll also find rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, and golf which visitors with kids will love. And this family hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Zanzibar House

Matemwe, Tanzania
Bed & Breakfast with prices starting at $63 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for Children
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool

With terrific rooms from $63, Zanzibar House, at Matemwe provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, snorkeling, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 9.10 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this fun hotel which also offers a kid-friendly buffet, child care, laundry services, cooking classes, and a spa and wellness center. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Refrigerator
  • Saltwater pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Beach


Melia Zanzibar

Kiwengwa, Tanzania
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $354 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Terrific for a Family Vacation to Tanzania
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

Melia Zanzibar has a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. The great rooms here start at $354 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at P.O. Box 3140. Furthermore, it also offers snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, outdoor tennis, and rooms with kitchens, which is nice for families. Just a short drive from the city center, this relaxing hotel is a terrific choice. Having a kitchenette is a nice way for you to have some meals in the room, too.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Kid-friendly
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club
  • Beach


Dhow Palace Hotel

Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $69 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Kid-Friendly Hotel in Tanzania
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

The great guest rating of Dhow Palace Hotel is 8.40 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $69, and it's located at Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town. We also love the snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and child care which are great for families with kids. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. The indoor pool at this hotel is very nice, and is a great place to unwind and relax on your trip. The price of this hotel is less than average for family-friendly hotels, which makes it a great value.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool table
  • Beach


Mizingani Seafront Hotel

Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $43 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Top Family-Friendly Hotel
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

A cool place is Mizingani Seafront Hotel because it has great rooms that start at $43. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Mizingani Road, StoneTown. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors with kids will especially love a bar, child care, laundry services, city views, and a child pool at this family-friendly hotel. It's also less than the average price for family-friendly hotels, so it's a great value.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Beach
  • Luxury


Samaki Lodge & Spa

Uroa, Tanzania
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $61 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Terrific Place to Stay with Kids in Tanzania
  • Great Value: The price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

Samaki Lodge & Spa offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $61 (before taxes). It's located at Uroa Village and has earned a guest rating of 8.70/10. This kid-friendly hotel is also nice because it offers snorkeling, a bar, parking, breakfast, and laundry services which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. You'll love relaxing in the hot tub at the end of the day, too. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Beach


Sunshine Marine Lodge

Zanzibar, Tanzania
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $123 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Recommended for Families
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms

Located at Muyuni, Sunshine Marine Lodge has great rooms from $123 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, scuba diving, snorkeling, and a bar. It has a terrific 8.70 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find breakfast, laundry services, a free breakfast, a spa and wellness center, and a spa which families will love. And this family hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Beach


The Z Hotel Nungwi

Nungwi, Tanzania
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $223 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for Family Fun
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool

A great place to stay is The Z Hotel Nungwi which has nice rooms starting at $223. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 8.90 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Nungwi Beach. Families with kids will really like this fun hotel which also offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, and rooms with kitchenettes. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. We always love having a pool, and the one here is really nice.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fishing
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Microwave
  • Beach


For more terrific hotel ideas in Tanzania, make sure you also see Best Beach Hotels in Tanzania, Best Cheap Hotels in Tanzania, Best Luxury Hotels in Tanzania, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Tanzania, Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Tanzania, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Tanzania, Best Hotels for One Week in Tanzania, Best Hotels for One Night in Tanzania, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Tanzania, Best Adults Only Hotels in Tanzania, Best Party Hotels in Tanzania, Best Hotels for Scuba Diving in Tanzania, or Best Business Hotels in Tanzania.


How much do family-friendly hotels cost in Tanzania?

Tanzania Average Family-Friendly Hotel Price
$102

After analyzing 31 family-friendly hotels in Tanzania, we found the average family-friendly hotel price to be a remarkably economical $102. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic family-friendly accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Tanzania.

The average prices of our suggested family-friendly hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $297
  • 4-star hotels: $106
  • 3-star hotels: $68


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