Holidays to Zanzibar Island

The spice isle of Zanzibar is the star attraction of Tanzania's tropical islands, with spectacular diving, crisp white beaches and a unique blend of Swahili and Arabian influence: the residue of around 2,000 years of sea-trading. Zanzibar city and historic Stone Town are set pieces on any itinerary; here you'll embark on spice tours and find a wide variety of hotels, both old and new - many of which are marked by the island's heritage through their distinctive architecture.

Zanzibar Island Highlights

  • Tantalising spice tours
  • Exploring the World Heritage Site of Stonetown
  • Superb diving and snorkelling opportunities off the coast
  • Captivating Swahili architecture and culture
  • The East Coast's stunning palm lined beaches
  • Dolphin watching at Kizimkazi
  • The walking trails, lush vegetation and wildlife of Jozani Forest
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To experience Zanzibar's dreamy beaches, steal away from the city bustle to the coast. The palm lined beaches and warm Indian Ocean waves lapping the sand is nothing short of idyllic. Water sport activities abound, with snorkelling and diving the gateway to bright coral reefs and vivid marine life, while a number of luxury resorts dot the coast. To take-in the best holidays to Zanzibar Island have to offer, the East Coast is a sure bet for picture-postcard beauty, with the area around Chwaka Bay particularly noteworthy. Sticking to the coast, travel to the southwestern end of the island to Kizimkazi; the main attraction here is the chance to see bottlenose dolphin - best seen from October to February.

Travelling inland you'll find Jozani Forest, a unique attraction on the island. Housed within the Chwaka Bay National Park the forest is all that remains of the lush vegetation that once carpeted most of the island. There's a real sense of history attached to it and plenty of walking trails to explore. Jozani's main draw is Kirk's red colobus monkey, a colourful primate that remains endangered. It's hardly the only inhabitant however, with the rare Ader's duiker, Sykes monkey and a plethora of birdlife to take-in.

Selected Zanzibar Island Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Zanzibar Island

Tanzania Tribes and Swahili Tides

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $13,710 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island

Winter Sun Special to Kenya and Zanzibar

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,950 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Zanzibar Island

The Ultimate Summer Tanzania Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $30,010 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island

Winter Sun Family Offer at The Residence in Zanzibar

Days
10
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $7,220 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Zanzibar Island

Ultimate Northern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Honeymoon

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,890 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island

Kenya and Zanzibar Safari and Beach Holiday Itinerary

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,380 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Zanzibar Island

Volcanoes Savanna and Beach Rwanda and Tanzania Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $9,790 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Rwanda, Tanzania
Locations
Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island , Volcanoes National Park, Kigali

The Residence Zanzibar Special

Days
10
Cost Per Adult
Cost Per Adult: from $4,700 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar Island Accommmodation