Zanzibar Holidays: The Perfect Escape from the Ordinary
Zanzibar holidays… What could be more perfect? From the moment you set foot on the island, you’ll be transported into a paradise so breathtaking you’ll struggle to believe it’s real.
The piercing blue waters… The striking white sand beaches… The towering, immaculate palm trees… The ambiance… The history and culture…
It is all so surreal and relaxing and captivating.
We’ve assembled some of the best, most breathtaking destinations for Zanzibar holidays. These are destinations we ourselves have been to and loved so rest assured they’ll be as incredible as you imagine.
Why You Need to Book a Safari With Us
3 reasons… Okay, maybe five.
One, we have two decades of experience planning and executing the best, most enriching, and personal safaris.
Two, we are well connected. Over the years, we’ve built strong and lasting relationships allowing you access to only the best destinations, guides, operators, and lodges in Tanzania.
Three, we believe in quality. We don’t cut corners for our clients because your experience is our top priority.
Four, our packages are tailored and affordable so you’ll get the best value for money.
Five, your safety and comfort are our top priority. We offer financial protection to make sure you’re covered should something unexpected happen during your journey.
A Preview of Some of Our Most Booked Safaris
|The Classic, 3-Day, 2-Night Masai Mara Safari||From £798||Detailed Itinerary||57|
|The Magical, 13-Day, 12-Night Kenya Wildlife & Beach Safari||From £4183 Per Adult||Detailed Itinerary||42|
|The Budget, 3-Day, 2-Night Jambo Masai Mara Safari||From £887||Detailed Itinerary||39|
|The Luxury, 4-Day, 3-Night Basecamp Masai Mara Safari||From £1233||Detailed Itinerary||40|
|The Perfect, 4-Day, 3-Night Keekorok Lodge Safari||From £1111||Detailed Itinerary||28|
|The Adventures, 4-Day, 3-Night Masai Mara Luxury Family Safari||From £1143||Detailed Itinerary||26|
|The Magnificent 8-Day, 7-Night Family Safari to Kenya||From £2462||Detailed Itinerary||109|
|The Classic, 10-Day, 9-Night Family Safari in Kenya||From £2495 Per Adult From £1310 Per Child||Detailed Itinerary||113|
|The Magical, 4-Day, 3-Night L. Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari||From £959||Detailed Itinerary||22|
|The Luxury, 5-Day, 4-Night L. Naivasha, L. Nakuru, & Masai Mara Safari||From £1359||Detailed Itinerary||68|
|The Super, 5-Day, 4-Night Nairobi & Masai Mara Safari||From £1134||Detailed Itinerary||71|
|The Magical, 6-Day, 5-Night Amboseli, L. Naivasha, & Masai Mara Safari||From £2234||Detailed Itinerary||73|
|The Adventures. 7-Day, 6-Night Kenya Wildlife Adventure||From £2060||Detailed Itinerary||86|
|The Magnificent, 7-Day, 6-Day Kenya Wildlife Safari||From £1945||Detailed Itinerary||85|
|The Top, 8-Day, 7-Night Kenya Wildlife Safari||From £2078||Detailed Itinerary||87|
|The Memorable, 5-Day, 4-Night Masai Mara Honeymoon Experience||From £1248||Detailed Itinerary||95|
|The Magical, 7-Day, 6-Night Honeymoon Safari to Kenya||From £ 2016||Detailed Itinerary||99|
|The Luxury, 8-Day, 7-Night Honeymoon Experience in Kenya||From £1948||Detailed Itinerary||93|
|The Romantic, 14-Day, 13-Night Kenya Honeymoon Safari||From £6317||Detailed Itinerary||101|
|The Lovely, 14-Day, 13-Night Honeymoon Experience in Kenya||From £5086||Detailed Itinerary||136|
5 Facts About the Zanzibar Archipelago
- Dubbed the Spice Islands, it’s safe to say that there’s never a dull food moment in Zanzibar. The island is known for its large production of spices like cloves, nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon, and black pepper.
- Zanzibar’s history dates back to the stone age. That’s about 2.6 million years ago!
- Sure, Zanzibar’s most popular attraction is its white sandy beaches but did you know that it is home to two endemic wildlife species? Uh-huh, the country is home to a couple of red colobus monkeys and the Zanzibar Servaline genet.
- Contrary to popular belief, Zanzibar isn’t just one big island. The term “Zanzibar” actually refers to the main island-the Zanzibar archipelago- and its 46 surrounding islands.
- Quick general knowledge test. What is the capital of Zanzibar? If you answered Stone Town, you’re wrong. Zanzibar City is the capital of Zanzibar!
Must-try Destinations for your Holidays to Zanzibar Island
Achieve your dream holiday with these stunning Zanzibar holiday destinations.
Also known as ‘Mji Mkongwe’, Stone Town is the historical center of Zanzibar City. Every twist and turn in this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an opportunity to learn and discover something new.
Like the Darajani Market where tourists and locals alike gather for some culinary and shopping delights. Or the renowned Old Arab Fort, which served as a palace for Arab Sultans back in the day. There’s also the Mtoni Palace Ruins, the Hamami Persian Baths, and the Palace Museum, all of which offer a glimpse into Zanzibar’s fascinating history.
Best Place to Stay: the Zanzibar Palace Hotel, a luxurious all-inclusive resort with awe-inducing views of the Indian Ocean, tastefully designed rooms, and excellent service.
Located on the north-west coast of Zanzibar, Nungwi Beach is really what perfect holiday dreams are made of. The beach is stunningly beautiful, from its powdery white sand to its crystal clear waters, and exotic flora and fauna.
It offers a diverse range of things to do too! From scuba diving to snorkelling, kite surfing, diving, and sea turtle spotting at the Sea Turtle Conservation Pond.
Sitting pretty on the north-east coast of Zanzibar is Mnemba, a stunningly gorgeous island where serenity pervades and privacy reigns supreme. There’s everything to love about this strikingly beautiful secluded paradise, from how peaceful it is to its breathtaking coral reefs, and incredible diving sites.
Best Place to Stay: For a truly unforgettable experience, try the andBeyond Mnemba Beach Resort.
Tranquil and breathtaking Paje lies on the east coast of Zanzibar and boy has she mastered the art of captivation.
Her white sands and crystal clear waters are the stuff of dreams, while her diverse range of water sports activities makes her a hotspot for all kinds of tourists.
Located on the south-east coast of Zanzibar, Jambiani offers a beach holiday experience unlike any other. The beach is popular for its vibrant culture, gorgeous white sand beach, and hauntingly beautiful landscape which has earned it the title ‘the beach of seven colors’.
Experience Zanzibar’s wild side with a trip to Jozani Forest. This rainforest is home to some of the world’s rarest animals, like the endemic red colobus monkey, the long-tailed Zanzibar Sykes monkey, and the endangered Duiker antelope.
A strikingly beautiful beach on the north coast of Zanzibar, Kendwa Beach offers exceptional diving, snorkeling, and swimming opportunities. It is also home to a colorful array of starfish which can be spotted offshore.
The uninhabited island of Chumbe was Zanzibar’s first marine reserve. The island delivers an unforgettable underwater experience with more than 370 fish species and 500 species of coral to be discovered.
You will forget everything else, but not a diving experience on Mafia Island. The island combines exclusivity, pristine reefs, and excellent lodges to create an experience worth its weight in gold.
A small island off the coast of Stone Town, Prison Island was once used as a prison for slaves. Today it stands as an iconic historical attraction where guests can learn about the island’s history and its connection with the slave trade.
The Spice Tour
No visit to Zanzibar is complete. Home to the endangered giant Aldabra tortoises, it’s an excellent spot for turtle spotting and exploring Zanzibar’s colonial past
Zanzibar Holiday Packages: Tips for Landing Cheap Holiday Deals in Zanzibar
Cheap holidays to Zanzibar? Yes, please! These tips are of great help if you’re looking to save money on your next Zanzibar holiday package.
The earlier you book your holiday, the better deals you’ll get. Booking early give you the time to research and compare prices, so you can land the best deal.
Do Your Research
Research, research, and more research. It’s your most powerful tool when it comes to finding the best holiday deals in Zanzibar.
Use Price Comparison Sites
Price comparison sites like Expedia and Travelocity make it easy to compare deals and find the best ones.
Travel During Low Season
The low season in Zanzibar runs from April to June and mid-November to December. Taking advantage of these periods can save you quite a bit of money.
Look for Package Deals
Package deals are usually much cheaper than booking everything separately. Flight-inclusive holidays, for example, can save you hundreds more than booking flights and hotels separately.
Best Time to Visit Zanzibar
The best time to visit Zanzibar is during the dry season which runs from July to September. The weather is warm and perfect for beach days and island hopping, and the water visibility is excellent for snorkeling and diving.
The shoulder season (May to early July) is also a great time to visit, with significantly lower prices and much fewer crowds.