Zanzibar Highlight

Holidays to Zanzibar Island

About Zanzibar

With pristine white sand beaches, azure waters and laid back beach bars, Zanzibar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine after an action packed safari. UNESCO listed Stone Town is rich in history and culture, with a labyrinth of narrow streets, ancient buildings and bustling bazaars and Nungwi in the north is a beautiful beachside resort with plenty of bars, restaurants and local markets.

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Zanzibar, ‘the spice island,’ has an extremely interesting history and culture as it was the centre of the slave and spice trades in the 1800s. Zanzibar is one of the most fascinating places in East Africa, despite a heavy increase in tourism since the early 1990s. Thanks to an ambitious and far-reaching preservation programme funded by UNESCO and the Aga Khan Foundation, many famous old buildings have been restored, or are in the process of being renovated.

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, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, breadfruit, jackfruit, vanilla and lemongrass, and their various uses. It was the wonderful spice plantations that brought the beginnings of Zanzibar’s infamous slave trade dating back to the 1840’s.

Zanzibar Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Zanzibar. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Zanzibar on a bespoke touring itinerary to Tanzania, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days FROM $1,345
Dhow boat Zanzibar | Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days FROM $8,035
Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya Over Land, Under Stars

East Africa Encompassed

16 days FROM $2,765
Rhinos | African Safaris | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days FROM $1,495
Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaOver Land, Under Stars

Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days FROM $1,495
Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife Express

22 days FROM $1,925
Lioness | African Safari | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days FROM $1,925
Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days FROM $2,575
Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days FROM $3,525
Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Kruger

33 days FROM $2,995
Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days FROM $3,295
Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

An African Adventure

37 days FROM $2,845
Dune 45 | Sossusvlei | NamibiaOver Land, Under Stars

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days FROM $2,845
Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Cape

43 days FROM $3,295
Sunset | Lake Malawi | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Cape to Kenya

43 days FROM $3,295
Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander

47 days FROM $4,095
Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition

57 days FROM $4,695
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