A thousand year old destination and a cultural epicenter for Indian Ocean peoples: Africans, Indians, Arabs, Comorans and wayward Portuguese. The archaic buildings and web of alleyways in the old Stone Town make for fascinating cultural exploration. Visit the spice market, get lost in the alleys, feast on fresh tuna before heading across the island to unwind on long beaches by the sea.
Zanzibar's lesser-known sister isles offer a remote coastal escape. With only a handful of places to stay, Pemba and Mafia have been spared the tourism pressure of many islands and have retained pure Swahili culture. They also offer up some of Africa's best scuba diving, a couple excellent luxury beach lodges and all-important selfish insulation from the outside world.
From the private boutique villas on the beach to the traditional Zanzibari hotels of Stone Town or the great-value family beach resorts, there are many options for a post-safari visit. Often our clients head to Mnemba Island, Chumbe Island Coral Park or Matemwe Bungalows.
Almost half of our guests visit the coast after their safari. It is easy now with direct flights from Serengeti straight to Zanzibar. Combination trips of 6 day safari and 4 days in Zanzibar prove to be affordable and excellent value.