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
Zebras & Zanzibar - 11 days Nairobi, Kenya 30 Sep 2017 USD $1,435 Zebras & Zanzibar - 11 days Map
An African Adventure - 37 days Cape Town, South Africa 30 Sep 2017 USD $3,055 An African Adventure - 37 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi, South Africa 30 Sep 2017 USD $3,505 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
Kenya to Cape - 43 days Nairobi, Kenya 30 Sep 2017 USD $3,505 Kenya to Cape - 43 days Map
The Big Overlander - 47 days Nairobi, Kenya 30 Sep 2017 USD $4,405 The Big Overlander - 47 days Map
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Zanzibar Overland Safari Tours

Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | AfricaZebras & Zanzibar - 11 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,435

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

Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya East Africa Encompassed - 16 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,960

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

Rhinos | African Safaris | AfricaZimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaWildlife Express - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,065

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

Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaWildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM USD $3,775

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

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaBig Five Safari Explorer - 36 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,505

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

Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaAn African Adventure - 37 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,055

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

Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,505

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

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,405

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

Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,035

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

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

Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaSimply Zanzibar - 5 days MapTailored To Suit You

Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $965

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

Dhow boat Zanzibar | Tanzania | AfricaTanzania Safari & Beach - 14 days MapTailored To Suit You

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $8,035

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 4.5 out of 5 based on 24 recent reviews — See All Zanzibar Reviews

The tour was fantastic as well as the guide and the rest of the crew. They have done everything they could to make sure the whole group spent a memorable holiday. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in travelling to East Africa. Ps: please add gloves in the what to bring section as this is necessary for the gorilla trekking. We all had to use hand socks (!) ”  

Marlene Bogard • Submitted 6 Jul 2017

Our tour guide, Makenzy, was really amazing.

Our cook, John, surprised us with a very good food every single day.

Our driver, Tom, was also amazing.

These three people really made our trip.”  

Pui Mei Hung • Submitted 29 Mar 2017

Hess was amazing. He was very organized and efficient. Very impressed by his people skills and his ability resolve issues and avoid any conflicts. I know that some of our group thought that he was not well organized or interactive enough. I learned that they were young and this was their first time traveling with a tour. We have traveled several times with Gate One, Roads Scholars, and Affordable Asia, so we have extensive experiences in which to make a comparison. Hess was highly organized, what they took as complacent, was his astute awareness as to when to back off and let us have alone time or chances to interact with each other. Everything we requested was accomplished. How he kept it all straight is beyond most people's abilities. One of the best guides we have ever had. ”  

Kathryn Owen • Submitted 16 Mar 2017

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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.

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