Zanzibar

Itinerary Ideas

Beach Holiday Bliss & Serious Safaris

Zanzibar has long been popular as a stand-alone vacation destination but our travellers to the ‘Spice Island’ usually take advantage of their location by adding an East African safari onto their Zanzibar holiday.

The Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti are a short flight or two away. Home to the seasonal wildebeest migration, they offer a magical safari experience and there are many more nearby destinations to add to the wildlife experience such as the Ngorongoro Crater. And thanks to improved air logistics, it’s now possible to combine gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda with a Zanzibar holiday, making for an unforgettable tour.

Browse our range of recommended tours below, each including a Zanzibar holiday. If you’d like a more personalised itinerary, simply contact us with your requirements and we’ll create the right tour for you.

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What To Do

Activities to Look Forward to

1. Hit the Beach

Encircled by golden beaches, Zanzibar delivers the quintessential beach experience – go for an early morning stroll & then retire to a shady hammock to recharge. Head north & east for Zanzibar’s best beaches.

2. Dive the Reefs

Zanzibar’s coral reefs & those of its outlying islands are justly famous for their pristine nature & amazing diversity; the snorkelling is great & several lodges specialise in scuba diving – ask us for more information.

3. Get on the Water

Zanzibar was made for water-lovers: its lodges offer sailing, kayaking, kite-surfing, water-skiing & wind-surfing as well as fishing trips & sedate sunset dhow cruises.

4. Get on Two Wheels

Hire a motorbike or scooter for the day & explore the island at your own pace, stopping off for a lunch & chat with the locals.

5. Tour Stone Town

The historic capital of Zanzibar is a world heritage site & home to a beguiling atmosphere of local markets, crumbling colonial architecture & cobbled back streets.

6. Visit a Desert Island

Mnemba is a tiny island about a kilometre off north-east Zanzibar; its reefs provide excellent snorkelling & diving & the island is also a nesting site for turtles.

7. Order a Table for Two

Zanzibar’s exotic pedigree & luxurious accommodation have long made it a favourite for romantic travel; several lodges specialise in honeymoons & offer indulgent suites & private dining – ask us for more information.

8. Bring the Family

Several Zanzibar hotels & beach lodges welcome families with children; you’ll find large family rooms, swimming pools, kids’ activities plus warm, shallow & safe ocean swimming with made-for-sandcastles beaches.

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