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 Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|East Africa Encompassed - 16 days||Nairobi, Kenya||03 Jul 2017||USD $2,960|||
|Wildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days||Nairobi, Kenya||03 Jul 2017||USD $3,775|||
|The Big Overlander - 47 days||Nairobi, Kenya||08 Jul 2017||USD $4,405|||
|Great African Expedition - 57 days||Nairobi, Kenya||08 Jul 2017||USD $5,035|||
|Wildlife Express - 22 days||Nairobi, Kenya||08 Jul 2017||USD $2,065|||
Zanzibar Overland Safari Tours
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
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 4.54 out of 5 based on 24 recent reviews — See All Zanzibar Reviews
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.”
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. ”
Our tour guide Peter was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable when asked questions along the way. It was just a shame that he couldn't come with the group to the Serengeti. ”
Recent Travel Articles on Africa
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.
Zanzibar Travel Guide
All you need to know when planning your Zanzibar holiday from visas to when to go.
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Zanzibar
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Zanzibar
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Visa requirements for Zanzibar and info on getting your visa
- The Africa Bar
by Nick Haes
- Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar
by Emily Reute
by Giles Foden
Facts about Zanzibar
- The shortest war in history took place in Zanzibar - it was between the UK and Zanzibar and lasted 38 minutes.
- Freddie Mercury, late frontman for the band Queen, was born in Zanzibar and lived there until he was a teenager.
- Zanzibar is home to the Coconut Crab, the largest crab on earth, which can weigh up to 4kg and measure 1 metre.
Zanzibar Travel Advice:
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The azure waters and soft white sands of Zanzibar offer an idyllic end to an action packed safari or a relaxing interlude during one of our longer overland adventures. No visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to the spice plantations. Delight your senses on a guided tour and learn about the assortment of spices, such as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, and their various uses. It was the spice plantations that brought the beginnings of Zanzibar’s infamous slave trade dating back to the 1840s, which you can learn all about on a tour of historic Stone Town.