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Zanzibar Holiday Packages & Travel

Zanzibar holidays are where sensory pleasures and mystical romance collide. Lying off the coast of Tanzania, the Spice Island has three distinct influences: Africa, the Middle East and Asia have each found a home here in Zanzibar’s melting pot culture. 

Still searching for your ideal island getaway? Take a look at our Maldives holiday packagesMauritius holiday packages, and Seychelles holiday packages. There's so much to love about a Beach Break or Honeymoon Package, or try a Zanzibar All-Inclusive break for a no-fuss, all relax trip to remember.

Discover the Spice Island

Luxury travellers, adventurers and itinerant travellers have long been seduced by Zanzibar’s charms. The island’s beaches offer a castaway escape for well-heeled nomads and romantics alike, whose perfect day is bookended by a beachside cocktail or sunset dhow cruise. Action-addicts on a Zanzibar holiday will want to dive Mnemba Reef, catch the breeze kitesurfing, or claim the perfect catch deep-sea fishing. Foodies will savour Zanzibar’s local markets and spice farms, while history junkies will get their fix wandering the cobbled streets of Stone Town. 

Easily accessible but fittingly far-flung, a Zanzibar holiday from South Africa will leave you with memories of lazy beach days, vivid explorations of the island’s undersea treasures, and the lingering flavours of a fascinating blended culture.  

Search our all-inclusive Zanzibar holiday packages and Zanzibar deals to plan your getaway. 

  • Stone Town - Discover Stone Town’s history and culture on a walking tour. 
  • Spice Gardens - Explore the Spice Island’s namesake at a traditional spice plantation. 
  • Jozani Forest - View the endangered red colobus monkey up close at Jozani Forest. 
  • Mnemba Reef - Dive Mnemba Reef for great sightings of turtles and dolphins. 
  • Kitesurfing - Shallow seas and high winds make Paje Beach perfect for kitesurfing. 
  • Scuba Diving - Dive over 25 different sites sporting diverse reefs and marine life. 
  • Sunset Dhow Cruise - Be swept away by Zanzibar’s romance on a sunset dhow cruise. 
  • Fishing - Claim the perfect catch when you go deep-sea fishing in Zanzibar. 
  • Book an all-inclusive Zanzibar holiday package that includes your meals and drinks, as your options are limited outside hotels and resorts 
  • Holiday in Zanzibar on the north coast of the island for moderate tides; if you stay on the east coast, you have access to the island’s most idyllic beaches, but the tides here may mean a walk to swim or snorkel 
  • Spend at least 1 or 2 nights in Stone Town soaking up its unique heritage and taking in the views from a rooftop bar at sunset 
  • Pack a pair of comfortable shoes if you plan on doing a walking tour of Stone Town  
  • Before you go on holiday in Zanzibar, check with your travel clinic about vaccinations and Malarial medication  
  • Mosquitoes are annoying: travel with bug spray and beat the buzzing beasts by closing windows at night, covering up after dark and sleeping beneath mosquito nets  
  • Pack sunscreen and a hat for sunny days and a light jersey for cooler nights 
  • If you plan on snorkeling you might prefer to take your own mask and snorkel rather than use the one provided by your resort 
  • Tipping in Zanzibar is customary but discretionary: take dollars in small denominations to tip guides, waiters, porters and housecleaning staff 
  • For a less crowded holiday in Zanzibar, Nungwi in the north is private and its beaches are less affected by the tidal range 
  • Only a 4-hour flight from Johannesburg, Zanzibar holidays from South Africa give travellers a quick and convenient island escape  
  • Zanzibar’s weather is best between June and October, and between December and February  
  • Avoid booking a holiday in Zanzibar between March and May, as this is when the island experiences heavy rains 
  • Zanzibar holidays offer beautiful beaches, warm swimming seas, unbeatable diving, interesting history and an exotic culture  
  • Couples and honeymooners will fall in love with Zanzibar’s mystical romance 
  • Families with teenagers and groups of friends on holiday in Zanzibar will discover the island is packed with fun for everyone 

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