Trips and Tours to Zanzibar

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 2020 and 2021.

Zanzibar Overland Camping Safaris

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Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM NZD $2,430

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM NZD $5,187

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM NZD $2,599

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

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Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM NZD $2,599

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Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM NZD $3,311

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM NZD $4,432

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

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM NZD $4,432

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Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM NZD $6,156

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

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Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM NZD $4,432

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

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Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM NZD $4,432

Travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi, enjoy a real African adventure ...

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Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM NZD $5,527

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

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Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM NZD $5,527

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

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An African Adventure

37 days | FROM NZD $4,788

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

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An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM NZD $4,788

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

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Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM NZD $5,527

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

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Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM NZD $5,527

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

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The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM NZD $7,032

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

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Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM NZD $7,989

Our longest tour to Africa covers nine incredible countries, from...

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Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM NZD $7,989

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

Zanzibar Safari Holidays

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Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM NZD $1,695

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Zanzibar tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.79 out of 5 based on 14 recent reviews — See All Zanzibar Reviews

This trip was a million times more incredible than I ever imagined. We traveled with and the crew on our trip were just amazing and thanks to our wonderful chef. They put together a seamless, stress-free journey with great food and many laughs. The truck was incredibly well equipped, the tents were lovely and spacious, and the bed rolls were surprisingly comfortable. We didn't feel the need to upgrade our accommodation at any of the campsites.

This trip covered all the highlights with multiple game drives and plenty of opportunity to view the African wildlife. Camping in the National Parks was an absolute highlight. We also had opportunities to visit local villages in Tanzania and Malawi. Zanzibar was just wonderful and felt like a holiday inside a holiday. What a stunning destination with white sand beaches, warm Indian ocean and a tonne of history. There are some long driving days, but that was absolutely required to cover the distance that we did. They provided a welcome opportunity to rest and admire the stunning landscapes. My only complaint is that I couldn't have stayed on this trip for longer!”  

Jennifer Schori • Submitted 22 Nov 2019

Literally the most amazing experience of my life, joined 2 tours across the the experience and both were unreal. The crew on the trucks are absolutely fantastic, really knowledgeable guide, wonderful cook and a safe and accurate driver. More importantly they encouraged the group to create such a family unit that my friend and I both cried all the way to the airport because we had to leave them. The experience itself was an amazing mix of beaches, wildlife and falls and the itinerary provided was absolutely correct. Would recommend this trip to anyone and I certainly will be using on the go in the future”  

Katrina Tyson • Submitted 8 Oct 2019

Our guide was superb, he was honest, considerate and full of excellent advice on travelling through the areas we were going. In the same way our cook, Peter was fantastic - every meal was exceptionally good and the team was completed by a fantastic driver Peterson, who made sure that we were always comfortable on the bus, despite the pot holes. We visited some fantastic places and the included game drives and activities were excellent - the local guides used were always top quality.

The long days driving through Tanzania were challenging, although we were expecting this but leaving one place in the dark and arriving in the dark at the next, travelling all day on two consecutive days was tedious. ”  

Lisa Cashmore • Submitted 30 Jul 2019

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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.

Booking your Zanzibar tour from New Zealand

To book your tour to Zanzibar, please call us on 0800-44-77-69, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Zanzibar with us:

Lambton Quay A Flight Centre

182 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4471 2995
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Infinity North - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days

Johnsonville Flight Centre

Johnsonville Shopping Centre, Main Road, Johnsonville, Wellingto, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4478 8277
East Africa Encompassed - 16 days

St Lukes B (was Mt. Albert) Flight Centre

901 New North Road , Mount Albert , Auckland , New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days