Zanzibar Highlight

Holidays to Zanzibar Island

About Zanzibar

With pristine white sand beaches, azure waters and laid back beach bars, Zanzibar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine after an action packed safari. UNESCO listed Stone Town is rich in history and culture, with a labyrinth of narrow streets, ancient buildings and bustling bazaars and Nungwi in the north is a beautiful beachside resort with plenty of bars, restaurants and local markets.

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Zanzibar, ‘the spice island,’ has an extremely interesting history and culture as it was the centre of the slave and spice trades in the 1800s. Zanzibar is one of the most fascinating places in East Africa, despite a heavy increase in tourism since the early 1990s. Thanks to an ambitious and far-reaching preservation programme funded by UNESCO and the Aga Khan Foundation, many famous old buildings have been restored, or are in the process of being renovated.

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, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, breadfruit, jackfruit, vanilla and lemongrass, and their various uses. It was the wonderful spice plantations that brought the beginnings of Zanzibar’s infamous slave trade dating back to the 1840’s.

Zanzibar Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Zanzibar. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Zanzibar on a bespoke touring itinerary to Tanzania, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

BudgetNungwi Beach | Zanzibar | Africa

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days FROM £690
IndependentDhow boat Zanzibar | Tanzania | Africa

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days FROM £5,545
BudgetMasai men under Acacia trees | Kenya

East Africa Encompassed

16 days FROM £1,465
BudgetRhinos | African Safaris | Africa

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days FROM £795
BudgetZanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | Tanzania

Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days FROM £795
BudgetRunning Cheetah | African Safaris | Africa

Wildlife Express

22 days FROM £1,015
BudgetLioness | African Safari | Africa

Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days FROM £1,015
BudgetGorillas | Uganda | Africa

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days FROM £1,360
BudgetLioness and Cub | Safari | Africa

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days FROM £1,885
BudgetLeopard in a tree | African Safaris | Africa

Kenya to Kruger

33 days FROM £1,360
BudgetLions Resting | Tanzania | On The Go Tours

Kruger to Kenya

33 days FROM £1,360
BudgetHerd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | Africa

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days FROM £1,695
BudgetOkavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

An African Adventure

37 days FROM £1,465
BudgetTable Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | Africa

Kenya to Cape

43 days FROM £1,695
BudgetHippo in Chobe | Botswana | On The Go Tours

Cape to Kenya

43 days FROM £1,695
BudgetZebras | African Safaris | Africa

The Big Overlander

47 days FROM £2,160
BudgetGorilla with her baby | Uganda | On The Go Tours

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days FROM £2,160
BudgetLions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | Africa

Great African Expedition

57 days FROM £2,450
BudgetSamburu Tribe | Kenya | Africa

Great African Expedition North

57 days FROM £2,450
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