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Holidays to Zanzibar

With pristine white sand beaches and the azure Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is a little slice of paradise, and has many stunning beach resorts including Kiwengwa on the east coast and Nungwi in the north. It also offers some of the best diving in the world, with lush coral reefs and a diverse range of sea life including dolphins, turtles, whale shark and manta-rays.

Most of our trips to Zanzibar are part of longer overland safaris in East Africa, where we stop for a few days of R&R on this idyllic island. We also offer a 5-day beach break in Zanzibar and holiday combining the best of Tanzania's national park with a few days at the end in Zanzibar.

Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | Africa
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The spice island
Stone Town and the Spice Plantations

Zanzibar has a fascinating history as it was the centre of the slave and spice trades in the 1800s and UNESCO-listed Stone Town, with its labyrinth of narrow streets, ancient buildings and bustling bazaars, is at its cultural heart. Known as The Spice Island, no visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to the spice plantations, a true delight for your senses.

Zanzibar Overland Safari Tours

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Wildlife Express

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Zanzibar Safari Holidays

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Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $749

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Zanzibar tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.82 out of 5 based on 11 recent reviews — See All Zanzibar Reviews

Nothing but good experiences with this tour. Huge thanks to the guide Chris, the cook Malinga and the driver Steve for making it an amazing experience for our first time in Africa.”  

• Submitted 3 Nov 2015

We loved our tour and all the different sights of beautiful East Africa! The Masai game drive was AMAZING! But by far the best part of the experience was meeting and having the assistance of our brilliant guide, Kevin. He was not only extremely knowledgable and organised, but very friendly, lots of fun and super helpful! Due to his expertise and demeanour, we would definitely have faith in On The Go and be likely to book again! ”  

• Submitted 7 Aug 2015

Linda was fantastic, very knowledgeable, caring and helpful. ”  

• Submitted 13 Jul 2015


The azure waters and soft white sands of Zanzibar offer an idyllic end to an action packed safari or a relaxing interlude during one of our longer overland adventures.

No visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to the spice plantations. Delight your senses on a guided tour and learn about the assortment of spices, such as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, and their various uses. It was the spice plantations that brought the beginnings of Zanzibar’s infamous slave trade dating back to the 1840s, which you can learn all about on a tour of historic Stone Town.

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'At home.'
When I travelled to Zanzibar I felt
At home.

“The people of Zanzibar generally have little, but are so welcoming to those who come with so much. They’re quick to share a laugh or tell a tale the...”

by Kate Royce
Posted on 13 Nov 2015

Feelgood Competition Entry 'like we were in a little bit of paradise'
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I can honestly say I've enjoyed every bit of this trip from start to end. I don't have one bad word to say. it has exceeded my expectations, everyone has been very helpful and fun. The crew did an awesome job! Thank you.”  


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