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
Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 01 Dec 2017 USD $1,495 Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Map
An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 01 Dec 2017 USD $2,845 An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 02 Dec 2017 USD $3,295 Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map
Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 02 Dec 2017 USD $1,495 Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map
East Africa Encompassed - 16 days Nairobi, Kenya 04 Dec 2017 USD $2,765 East Africa Encompassed - 16 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 $1,345

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 $2,765

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 $1,495

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

Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaZanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $1,925

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 $2,575

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

Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM USD $2,575

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

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

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM USD $3,525

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 $2,995

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

Male Lions | African Safaris | AfricaKruger to Kenya - 33 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

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

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,295

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

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

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM USD $3,295

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

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

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $2,845

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 $3,295

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

Sunset | Lake Malawi | AfricaCape to Kenya -  43 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM USD $3,295

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

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

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,095

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

Baboon and baby | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM USD $4,095

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 $4,695

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

Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM USD $4,695

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

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 4.46 out of 5 based on 26 recent reviews — See All Zanzibar Reviews

Tour was great! Staff were great also. ”  

Katie Huyton • Submitted 13 Nov 2017

Tour was fun, first time for us doing this sort of a trip. Highlights for me were the game drives in Chobe and South Luangwa. Really enjoyed the optional extra's of horse riding and snorkelling. Some of the days on the truck were as advertised but felt much longer than we anticipated. Our guide, cook and driver were faultless, a fantastic team of truly lovely people. They took great care of us, told us interesting and entertaining info about the places we were visiting. I do not think I have ever eaten so well and have tried to recreate some of the meals since coming home.

Thank you. ”  

Kathryn Scotter • Submitted 16 Oct 2017

All 3 staff [driver, cook and guide] were great, friendly, and the food was wonderful. Tents and mattresses were of a good standard. The staff who ran the Serengeti excursion were also very professional.Some of the campsites were a little basic; with poorly maintained facilities - for example broken toilet seats and non-flushing toilets were unpleasant. But they all had a bar area for child drinks, which was good.We didn't appreciate beforehand the number of very early starts that would be required; perhaps this should be made more clear on trip notes.”  

Natalia McAllansmith • Submitted 13 Oct 2017

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