The rugged beauty and authentic African and Eastern influences make Zanzibar a truly unique destination to visit. With gorgeous luxury beach resorts (on a much smaller scale than other Indian Ocean Islands), warm turquoise waters with magical diving and snorkelling and fascinating historical attractions, it’s an island escape that also delivers a distinct cultural experience. Zanzibar is relatively affordable as far as island getaways go, giving you the opportunity to combine your beach escape with a Tanzanian safari.
Take a walk through Stone Town and the surrounding villages and admire the unique architecture or enjoy a heady spice tour. Browse through street markets and visit the Jozani forest, one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the red Colobus monkey. You can easily combine your Zanzibar beach experience with the Great Migration in Tanzania or a South African itinerary featuring Cape Town and Kruger.