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. Check out our tours departing in 2019 and 2020.

Upcoming Zanzibar Trips 2019 and 2020

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
East Africa Encompassed - 16 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Jun 2019 USD $2,495 East Africa Encompassed - 16 days Map
Wildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Jun 2019 USD $3,095 Wildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days Map
Kruger to Kenya - 33 days Johannesburg, South Africa 04 Jun 2019 USD $2,295 Kruger to Kenya - 33 days Map
Wildlife Express - 22 days Nairobi, Kenya 08 Jun 2019 USD $1,795 Wildlife Express - 22 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 08 Jun 2019 USD $2,295 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 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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Lions Resting | Tanzania | On The Go ToursKruger to Kenya - 33 days Map

Kruger to Kenya

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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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 $1,045

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 $7,145

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 4.48 out of 5 based on 23 recent reviews — See All Zanzibar Reviews

Excellent valued tour for people who have the time and prepared to rough it a bit to have a great experience.Guides were very knowledgeable and terrific to learn from. Cook and driver also had many tour years of knowledge. We were the oldest (63yrs) but still had a fun time and always felt looked after and safe.”  

Stephen Leggett • Submitted 18 Apr 2019

The tour overall is fantastic. It is a great way to have once in a lifetime experiences and see fabulous sights.

However, there are numerous early starts and long days in the truck that are not reflected by the trip notes. There are often times when the group want to stop and see more of the country through which we are travelling but this is not possible due to time and distance constraints.

The tour team were fantastic A little bit more advance notice and information would have been useful though”  

Paul Rought • Submitted 2 Apr 2019

We had such an amazing time on our 22 Day Overland Safari. It was the perfect way to get a taste of Eastern and Southern Africa in such a short space of time! If camping doesn't phase you then we'd highly recommend it! It's an adventure from start to finish and a great way to meet new people. We can't thank our guide, Hes, our driver, Steve and chef, Malinga for taking such great care of our group! A huge thanks to all at On The Go for everything too! Hazel and Andy”  

Hazel Byrne • Submitted 18 Jan 2019

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