Zanzibar holidays are idyllic when booked as a beach break, but for the most well-rounded discovery of Tanzania, a few nights on the beaches of the island is the perfect way to conclude a safari or to relax after a summit of Kilimanjaro.

Lying just 35 kilometres offshore from Tanzania’s capital of Dar es Salaam, the Zanzibar Archipelago perfectly blends beautiful beaches, fascinating history, vibrant culture and fantastic watersports.

The islands’ history dates back over 2,000 years, when travellers came to the East Coast of Africa from Persia, Oman and Portugal, bringing trade in the form of slavery and spices.

The monsoon winds ensured that Zanzibar maintained a steady stream of commerce from China, India and Africa, in turn supplying the world with aromatic ingredients discovered as early as the eighth century. Sultans and merchants haggled over cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and coconuts, exports which still flourish to this day. 

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This all pool villa resort is a sumptuous offering, which as you would expect from a property that is sister to the iconic Residence, Mauritius, is a pure delight complete with villa butlers on hand to assists guests every whim. Lying in splendid isolation on the South West coast of the island of Zanzibar, in a glorious setting, boarded on one side by a mile-long powdery white sand beach with c...

Great for families and for couples, the award-winning, all-inclusive Baraza Resort & Spa offers 30 villas, each with their own private plunge pool. The resort’s water club will ensure you spend much of your time in or on the water while the Frangipani Spa creates a relaxing environment in which to get away from it all. The classic Swahili design creates an authentic African experience during your ...

The unique design of Fundu lagoon can be seen from arrival; a short flight followed by a boat transfer transports you to a lost era in this remote tropical location. Here discover just 18 safari-style tents, all with ocean or beach views and thatched roofs. A perfect place to stay for your luxury Zanzibar holiday. The intimate atmosphere is enhanced as there are no televisions and limited electri...

Experience luxury at the Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa, situated on a 9.8 acre resort on Paje beach. With just 11 villas, the resort guarantees space and privacy for guests. Each villa is on the beachfront and has been designed to blend in with the surrounding natural environment; each have their own decks with plunge pools, outdoor bathtub, star bed and private beach access as well as a...

With just one private villa and two traditional Tanzanian bandas on the island, you’re guaranteed ultimate seclusion, privacy and exclusivity. The island is set on its own private marine reserve, so guests have the chance to spot some amazing wildlife, such as watching whale sharks or encountering turtles nesting and hatching eggs on the beach. Massage specialists are available for the ultimate ...

Off the coast of Zanzibar, privacy is the key to your stay at the &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge, where a maximum of just 20 guests will enjoy this exclusive retreat. Diving and snorkelling conditions here are superb and the magic of watching the turtles hatching on the shores of the island will stay with you forever. The lodge's ten bandas all located on the beachside with dramatic views over the Mn...

It spreads out over 13 acres in the north of this Tanzanian island, poised on the milky-white sands of Kendwa Beach, nestled between tropical trees and shrubs. In fact, Zuri Zanzibar was dreamt up as a sustainable beach hotel surrounded by gorgeous, exotic gardens, interspersed with buildings that respect the environment, earning the property an EarthCheck Sustainable Design Gold Award. Eco-frien...

Romantic Africa: Kenya Safari & Zanzibar Beach
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Romantic Africa: Kenya Safari & Zanzibar Beach

Kenya
Masai Mara
Nairobi
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13 nights
Itinerary Highlights
  • This lodge is away from the crowds and has only six tents
  • Watch the world renowned Great Migration as it passes through the Masai Mara
  • Experience luxury on the beaches of Zanzibar
  • Zanzibar Island is rich in history and has so many cultures to discover
Selous Safari and Zanzibar Retreat
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Selous Safari and Zanzibar Retreat

Tanzania
Selous National Park
Zanzibar
10 nights
Itinerary Highlights
  • The Selous National park has some of the highest concentrations of game in Africa
  • Sunset cruises as well as 4x4 game drives allow for game viewing from all angles
  • There is a wealth of activities on the island, but also ideal to relax in the sunshine on the beaches

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