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
Kruger to Kenya - 33 days Johannesburg, South Africa 31 Jul 2018 USD $3,035 Kruger to Kenya - 33 days Map
The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Johannesburg, South Africa 31 Jul 2018 USD $4,915 The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map
Wildlife Express - 22 days Nairobi, Kenya 04 Aug 2018 USD $2,245 Wildlife Express - 22 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 04 Aug 2018 USD $3,035 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map
Zebras & Zanzibar - 11 days Nairobi, Kenya 04 Aug 2018 USD $1,575 Zebras & Zanzibar - 11 days Map

Zanzibar Overland Camping Safaris

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

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,575

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 $3,235

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 $1,765

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 $1,765

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 $2,245

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 $3,035

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 $3,035

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 $4,115

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 $3,035

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 $3,035

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 $3,035

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 $3,825

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 $3,825

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 $3,335

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 $3,335

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 $3,825

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 $3,825

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 $4,915

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 $4,915

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 $5,495

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 $5,495

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 4.38 out of 5 based on 21 recent reviews — See All Zanzibar Reviews

Excellent tour with great guides, truck drivers, and cooks. Would highly recommend travelling Africa via On The Go overland tours. Excellent value for money and most importantly we felt safe at all times.”  

Natalie Howes • Submitted 27 Feb 2018

An amazing journey though Africa over 57 days. Great sights and experiences, On The Go Tours have put together a fantastic trip. You’ll see the best Africa has to offer and have a chance at one in a lifetime experiences. The different crew members over these legs made the trip even more memorable in particular our last leader Onary. Our cooks kept us well fed including some delicous local dishes. If you have the time do this trip. ”  

Nathan Burgess • Submitted 17 Feb 2018

Our tour was very well organised and Hesbon the tour leader along with Milinga the cook and Stevie the driver were outstanding. Their attention to detail and organisation made our trip seamless and a real adventure. Hesbon was great at giving us all the details of our daily initnery and the highlights along the route. He was also very good at accommodating all of our individual needs and issues.We went on the trip with our 2 teenage children who were warmly welcomed and included by all of the group.The truck and equipment was of a good standard and the daily menu was outstanding.The only critiscism I would have is that there were 4 days of travel that was over 12 hours on the road and this was quite tough. It may be worth considering making the trio 2 days longer and breaking up the long drives in Zambia and Tanzania as there was little opportunity to stop an experience these locations”  

Anthony Pinder • Submitted 7 Jan 2018

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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.