Zanzibar is an enchanting paradise just waiting for your arrival. Set just off the Tanzanian coastline, it has beautiful sandy beaches, luxury accommodation, vibrant culture and some of the best diving spots in the world. Steeped in history the island has been populated over the centuries by traders from India, China, Persia, Portugal, Holland, Sumeria and the United Kingdom.

The result is a rich and vibrant culture, and just as it has attracted seafarers and adventurers over the centuries, it now attracts travellers looking for romance and mystique. And Zanzibar does not disappoint. Offering a combination of sun and sea pleasures with vibrant markets, great food and nightlife options, Zanzibar makes for a great choice with its fragrant plantations of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon, friendly locals and exceptional cuisine.

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Highlights in Zanzibar

  • Visit Stone Town, a world heritage site
  • Great diving with beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life
  • Sail off into the ocean on a romantic dhow trip
  • Pemba, Chumbe and Chapwani: Often overlooked are the smaller islands around Zanzibar such as Pemba with its beautiful beaches, forests and stunning dive sites
  • Go on a Spice Tour
  • View the giant tortoises on Prison Island

Featured Accommodation

Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat offers 4 exclusive private villas just metres from the Indian Ocean. The spacious villas are decorated in a vibrant island motif. Days at the Retreat are all about indulgence, from a private butler to a chef who caters to guests’ needs.

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Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar

Kilindi Zanzibar is a wonderfully private and romantic beach retreat on the north-west coast of Zanzibar Island. 15 Eastern-inspired domed pavilions are secreted away in lush tropical gardens: fling your wooden shutters open to the ocean views, relax at your private plunge pool or stroll down to the beach. Your…

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andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge

Exclusive yet unpretentious, andBeyond Mnemba Island lies on a small private island just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar. Stay in one of 10 beachside bandas, and spend your days snorkelling, swimming and enjoying massages on the perfectly white sand beach. Butler service means you won’t have to lift a…

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Tanzania Migration & Island

A 5-star safari and beach vacation, this East Africa itinerary takes you to northern Tanzania’s top reserves. Experience the rim-side setting of the opulent Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and an exciting safari in Singita’s Serengeti reserve. Then unwind with a wonderfully relaxing week at an exclusive resort on Zanzibar Island….

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is a small national park offering a rich diversity of habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to acacia woodlands and baobab-strewn cliffs. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and vast herds of elephants.
Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons…

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park, in the far west of Tanzania, is a truly raw and wild reserve – well off the main tourist track. The park centres on a series of wide flood plains, connected by a network of seasonal rivers.  These rivers are a hotspot for game viewing, particularly during Tanzania’s…

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Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is game-viewing gone crazy: A safari in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro area promises Big 5, Masaai herdsmen and a wildlife spectacle.

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Northern Serengeti

The parks in the north of Tanzania are some of the most popular safari destinations in the world; partly because of the opportunity to view the annual Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara in Kenya. Northern Serengeti features the plains of the Serengeti, the vast volcanic bowl of the…

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Mahale Mountain National Park

The mountainous terrain of the Mahale National Park is home to some of Africa’s last surviving wild chimps, and trekking in search of these endearing primates is one of the main attractions of the reserve. Other highlights include on-foot game safaris that take in the park’s diverse wildlife, hiking up the…

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Arusha lies in the shadow of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest peak. The town can be reached via two airports: Arusha Airport (domestic flights) and Kilimanjaro International Airport (an hour to an hour and a half’s drive away). This easy access makes Arusha the gateway to the Northern Safari Circuit, and…

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Serengeti – Singita Grumeti

Situated next to the Serengeti National Park, the reserve was created to protect Tanzania’s wildebeest migration path. With 350,000 acres of wilderness, Singita Grumeti is a lush ecosystem that’s home to a large diversity of animals. It’s low impact tourism mixed with luxury lodges. The Great Migration in Tanzania is an…

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Serengeti Western Corridor

When the annual Great Migration is underway in the Serengeti, everything is alive with action. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to new grazing grounds. The Western Corridor is the most remote part of the Serengeti. It’s defined by two rivers, the Grumeti and the Mbalageti, making…

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Southern Serengeti

When the annual Great Migration is underway, the Serengeti comes alive. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to new grazing grounds. The Southern Serengeti is the most accessible area of the park and makes up a third of it.
It’s classic savannah landscapes – busy in peak…

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