Zanzibar was a center for the spice trade in the 19th century. Today, the island blends Swahili culture and Arab and Indian heritage with pure white beaches stretching far out to the turquoise-colored sea. Explore the winding alleyways of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has changed little in the last 200 years. You will visit a spice plantation, tour picturesque fishing villages, take a private dhow cruise, and explore the Jozani Forest to search for red colobus monkeys. Relax on beautiful white sand beaches and swim in the Indian Ocean. This journey makes a wonderful post-safari extension.

Tour Details


Starts any day. January to December

4 days from $2445.00

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Day 1

Arrive Zanzibar

Welcome to exotic Zanzibar - a fascinating and exotic collection of islands in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is just 20 miles off the African coast. The Zanzibar Archipelago is a small and wonderful destination – offering tropical beaches, lush plantations and a realistic look at its fascinating culture.

You are met upon arrival at the airport, then taken to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, to begin your island sightseeing. Explore the “old city,” full of winding alleys and stunning Arab architecture, including the Palace Museum and Old Fort. Zanzibar was historically an important trading stop between Arabia, India and Africa. Evidence of these cultures, along with that of their former British rulers, can still be found in the architecture and everyday life. A unique blend of warm Swahili culture and Arabic heritage is most prevalent on the islands today. Wander through the authentic crumbling ruins and colorful markets as you learn about the history of the island and its people.

After your tour, you are escorted across the island to pristine Bwejuu Beach, your home for the next three nights. (D)

Day 2

Explore Zanzibar

This morning explore the island with a private car and driver. Begin with a visit to Zanzibar’s only national park, the Jozani Forest. Here you see Zanzibar’s unique wildlife, including the Red Colobus Monkey, found nowhere else in the world. Next explore some of the local fishing villages before enjoying a private Dhow cruise, including lunch on board, before return to your resort for an afternoon at leisure. ​(B,L,D)

Day 3

Zanzibar at Leisure

Today is at leisure for you to pursue your own choice of interests, or relax and enjoy your hotel and its facilities, including the infinity pool, deluxe spa and 10 miles of pristine white tropical beach. Diving and snorkeling are also available, and you can explore the small fishing village of Matemwe, arranging a visit to learn about the local culture and traditions. In the evening, relax over gourmet meals and wine. ​(B,L,D)

Day 4

Depart Zanzibar

Relish your last morning in this exotic and tropical destination before your departing flight for home or to your next destination. ​(B)


Baraza Resort & Spa, Bwejuu Beach

Located along a beach that was named one of the top 30 in the world by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, Baraza Resort & Spa is Zanzibar’s most exclusive boutique resort. With just 30 villas, this stunning and fully inclusive resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. A fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, handmade furniture and intricate brass lanterns, Baraza Resort & Spa offers unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.

The Palms, Zanzibar

Welcome to Zanzibar'’s most exclusive, private resort with just six villas in a personalized and intimate setting. The Palms is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquility, a place to stimulate the senses and experience the very best of the Island of Zanzibar. This collection of beautifully designed villas offers luxury comforts and amenities with personal attention as well. Each villa features a sophisticated interior featuring hand carved furniture, beautiful fabrics, dark grained wood floors and traditional design. Overlooking our award winning beach (chosen by Conde Nast Traveller magazine as one of the top 30 beaches in the world), private thatched “bandas” shelter private day beds and loungers to provide intimate beachfront privacy. The beachfront Sanctuary Spa also offers a selection of world-class treatments designed to stimulate your senses and rejuvenate your soul. The Palms is an oasis, where rustling coconut palms, white powder sand and the warm waves of the Indian Ocean combine to create a stunning recluse for the discerning traveler.