Combine the idyllic island of Zanzibar with a safari adventure in East Africa with our range of overland camping safaris, tailor-made holidays and beach breaks.

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 holidays combining the best of Tanzania's national park with a few days at the end in Zanzibar.

Upcoming Zanzibar Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 28 Nov 2018 USD $2,295 Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map
Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 30 Nov 2018 USD $1,395 Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Map
An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 30 Nov 2018 USD $2,495 An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 01 Dec 2018 USD $2,795 Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map
Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 01 Dec 2018 USD $1,395 Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map

Zanzibar Overland Camping Safaris

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Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | AfricaZebras & Zanzibar - 11 days Map

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,195

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Go wild in...

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Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya East Africa Encompassed - 16 days Map

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,395

Go wild on this game viewing adventure through the best of East...

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Rhinos | African Safaris | AfricaZimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,295

Starting off at the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, travel...

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Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaZanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Map

Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM USD $1,295

From Dar es Salaam, enjoy sun, sea and sand on the tropical island of...

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Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaWildlife Express - 22 days Map

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $1,695

Take a walk on the wild side. Track the African elephant, lion,...

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Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,195

From the wilds of the Masai Mara, to gorillas in Uganda, safari in the...

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Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map

Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM USD $2,195

Start your African adventure with a taste of the tropics on the...

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Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaWildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days Map

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM USD $2,995

Starting in Nairobi and ending at the thunderous Victoria Falls, take...

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Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days Map

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,195

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check...

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Male Lions | African Safaris | AfricaKruger to Kenya - 33 days Map

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM USD $2,195

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Johannesburg to Nairobi. Check...

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Lions Resting | Tanzania | On The Go ToursKruger to Kenya 2019 - 33 days Map

Kruger to Kenya 2019

33 days | FROM USD $2,195

Travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi, enjoy a real African adventure ...

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Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaBig Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $2,695

Adventure overdrive. Trekking for gorilla, game-spotting, kicking back...

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Elephants | Africa Overland Safaris | AfricaBig Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM USD $2,695

Starting at Victoria Falls, Africa's adrenaline capital and finishing...

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Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaAn African Adventure - 37 days Map

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $2,395

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled...

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Dune 45 | Sossusvlei | NamibiaAn African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM USD $2,395

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled...

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Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days Map

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $2,695

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African...

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Hippo in Chobe | Botswana | On The Go ToursCape to Kenya -  43 days Map

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM USD $2,695

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African Continent...

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Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $3,495

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

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Baboon and baby | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM USD $3,495

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

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Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $3,895

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape...

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Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM USD $3,895

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

What better way to complement an adventurous overland safari expedition than with a few days relaxing on pristine sand beaches with plenty of water-based activities for those looking to keep their energy levels up? That's why we include 3 nights in Zanzibar on a number of our overland safari itineraries where you can choose where on the island you wish to stay and the standard of accommodation - opt for basic beach hut charm or glamorous resorts with our tour leader there to assist.

Zanzibar Safari Holidays

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Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaSimply Zanzibar - 5 days Map

Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $955

From the historic Stone Town in the old part of Zanzibar City to the...

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Dhow boat Zanzibar | Tanzania | AfricaTanzania Safari & Beach - 14 days Map

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $7,425

A perfect combination of safari and relaxation, visiting Lake Manyara...

Discover the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar on a 5 day holiday with your choice of departure date and accommodation or combine some beach time on the island with a week's safari in Tanzania visiting the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

Zanzibar tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.41 out of 5 based on 22 recent reviews — See All Zanzibar Reviews

What an awesome holiday, the crew (Godfrey, Duncan & Alouis) were 5 star, incredibly professional, caring and very entertaining. There was no doubt the group were in very capable hands throughout. I think they deserve a raise. Highly recommend this crew & tour company. Best wishes guys. Walburg Ireland”  

Walburg Ruane • Submitted 14 Aug 2018

We had a great time but there were a lot of long travel days. From dar es Saleem to Malawi was two very long days on the truck the first being 15 hours which included two stops by seemingly corrupt police pulling over the tourist trucks in Tanzania. The food was really great by our cook Joseph and our driver Stephen was lovely and did a great job. 6 years ago we did a tour with you also in Africa and the local payment covered the tips for our included activities. This time we were asked to give tips however we much preferred the way it was organised by our guide last time. There was a lot more upgrade options this time which was nice to get some much needed rest when needed. It would be great to get curtains on the truck as it gets very very hot in the window seats with the sun coming in. Overall we had a great trip and look forward to exploring other countries with you. Thank you to Nicola for promptly handling any requests or questions during the booking process.”  

Nicole Newell • Submitted 13 Aug 2018

I was one of 6 people that travelled 57 days on the Great African Expedition from Nairobi, Kenya to Capetown, South Africa.

What an absolutely fantastic trip, from day 1 to the end. We saw the "big 5" multiple times and met some lovely people along the way.

I've got nothing but high praise for our Group Leader, Hes, similarly, Malinga, our cook, was a terrific guy that kept us well fed in sometimes difficult circumstances. Finally, Steve, our driver, was exceptional and kept us safe all the way.

Overall, I had a Fantastic time.

I was the oldest guy on the the truck and had an unbelievably incredible time.”  

Ken Parker • Submitted 31 Jul 2018

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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.