Zanzibar

Visit Zanzibar for a culturally-infused
African beach holiday

Zanzibar lies off the coast of mainland Tanzania and is legendary for beach holidays, heady spice plantations, a laid back lifestyle, and dhow sailing as the sun sets.

A visit to Zanzibar is easily tagged on to the end of a safari holiday or the go-to place for a long weekend visit from the Middle East. You’ll have your choice of Zanzibar-style hospitality, with a wide range of guesthouses and hotels.

A mix of Arabic, Persian, Indian, European and African cultures weaves through the villages and along the coast, where you’ll find an experience that lifts you into a time warp light years away from high-rise city life.

Talk to us about a custom-made holiday to Zanzibar.

Fast facts about holidays to Zanzibar

Flying time from Dubai:

7 hours direct to Zanzibar.

Best time to visit:

January, February, July, August, September, October, December

Children:

Yes, child friendly hotels, lodges and beach houses are available.

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Whatever your travel dreams, Africa Connection can custom-make your holiday. Browse these recommended countries and let us guide you on where to go in Africa.

Kenya

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Tanzania

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Zimbabwe

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