Tanzania

Zanzibar

Spice islands

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A cultural crossroad for centuries, the Zanzibar archipelago mixes Africa, Arab and Indian influences. Historic Stone Town reflects colonial architecture and the islands' slave trade past, while the fishing towns and diving spots of the coastline remain relatively untouched by modernity. The archipelago offers an idyllic Indian Ocean experience.

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  • Serengeti

    Serengeti

    The best place on earth to see the Big Five
    The vast, untamed Serengeti might just be the best place on earth to see wildlife...Read more
  • Lake Victoria

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  • Ngorongoro Crater

    Ngorongoro Crater

    All off Africa in one 'bowl'
    The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact -- and inactive -- caldera in the world...Read more
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Stand on top of Africa
    Standing 5,986m high, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and one of the continent's most impressive sights...Read more
  • Tarangire National Park

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  • Pemba Island

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  • Arusha

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  • Karatu

    Karatu

    Gateway to Ngorongoro
    Karatu is a small but lively town on the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area...Read more
  • Selous Game Reserve

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  • Ruaha National Park

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  • Ras Kutani

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  • Songosongo Archipelago

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  • Dar es Salaam

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Tanzania Safari and Beach

See all the spectacular wildlife Africa has to offer
Approx. 11 days
Arusha (1 days) → Serengeti (3) → Ruaha National Park (3) → Zanzibar (3) → Dar es Salaam (1)
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Tanzania Safari, Kilimanjaro and Islands

From mountain top and safari adventure to island beaches
Approx. 16 days
Arusha (1 days) → Mt. Kilimanjaro (7) → Karatu (2) → Serengeti (2) → Zanzibar (3) → Dar es Salaam (1)
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Things to do in Zanzibar

Our recommended experiences and activities

Relax on a paradise island
Zanzibar

Relax on a paradise island

Finish your safari with a few days on the beach at historical Zanzibar, or one of Tanzania’s many lesser-known islands.

Explore the stunning architecture of Stone Town
Zanzibar

Explore the stunning architecture of Stone Town

Zanzibar’s Stone Island is a tangle of narrow streets, overhanging balconies and building battered by ocean winds. Marvel at its architectural flair, from spikes designed to fend off elephants to lavish Arab-style mansions.

Immerse yourself in Zanzibari culture at Darajani Market
Zanzibar

Immerse yourself in Zanzibari culture at Darajani Market

Zanzibar’s premier market is a hive of activity, offering everything from nose-tingling fresh spices and iced fish to the latest mobile phone. Head here for a taste of daily life in Zanzibar.

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