Zanzibar Tanzania Beaches Safari East Africa

Steeped in history and culture

From the minute you arrive in Zanzibar you’ll be transported through the centuries – from ancient Persia, to the Omani Sultans to India. Once a vibrant trade port the island is an historic hub of commerce and culture. It was once the home of the Sultans, whose crumbling palaces, bath houses and mosques are a legacy remaining from a time when the island stood at the heart of the gold trade. The Indo-Arab architecture will take your breath-away as it provides the ideal backdrop to the rich culture and heritage on the island. Historically it is one of the most fascinating places you will ever visit.
Zanzibar East Africa Beaches Safari Tanzania

The quintessential beach and island getaway

Zanzibar is home to some of Africa’s most sensational beaches. White sands, dazzling blue water and swaying palms – it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Sit back and watch the white dhows cruise past you while sipping on an ice cold Mojito or G&T and watching the sun disappear into the big blue. Whether it is for a holiday, honeymoon or post-safari relaxation, Zanizibar is the perfect, romantic and colourful escape. Just off the shores of Zanzibar are many little islands offering a more secluded and intimate beach experiences away from the buzz of the main island.



So much fun to be had

Zanzibar is a wonderful island with so much on offer. From scintillating spice island tours, to historistical tours of the Stone Town, to snorkelling, diving, dhow trips and so much more… the island will keep you captivated for hours on end. It combines fantastically with safari options on the mainland and offers a very wide range of accommodation. Make sure you save some time for simply relaxing on the beach too and to simple take in the breathtaking surroundings.

Iconic Africa has chosen only the very best in luxury accommodation for you. The perfect sanctuaries from which to explore this larger-than-life island.

Getting There

The gateway to Tanzania is Dar es Salaam where there are daily scheduled domestic flights to Zanzibar.

Our Safaris Featuring Zanzibar

Luxury East African Adventure

This tour as its name suggest is a grand tour of East Africa. From the colonial opulence of Hemingways Nairobi to the breathtaking views and exceptional service at Angama Mara, to the ultimate safari at Singita Faru Faru, to the pearly whites sands of andBeyond’s Mnemba Island Lodge in Zanzibar. Only the very best in… READ MORE

Iconic Africa have an exclusive range of only the best, hand-picked lodges and hotels which we know, regardless of your travel wishes are sure to surpass your wildest expectations. Simply contact one of our African travel experts and begin your journey to Africa with us now!


Essque Zalu

Arguably one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, Essque Zalu Zanzibar has been awarded numerous high quality travel industry awards. The hotel is the winner of the Tripadvisor ‘Travelers Choice 2016’ Award and it has been nominated for the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards. Enjoy your own personal piece of paradise and create unforgettable memories at Essque Zalu Zanzibar.


Experience the wonders of Zanzibar whilst spoiling yourself to the ultimate luxury beach getaway. Baraza Resort is an exclusive boutique hotel located along Bwejuu Beach – one of the top 30 island beaches in the world!

andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge

Just off Zanzibar’s north-eastern tip, resting on a secluded island, you will find Mnemba Island Lodge – Africa’s most exclusive beach lodge. Famous for its astounding coral reefs and its esteemed reputation for being one of the most amorous ocean destinations in the world, Mnemba Island Lodge is the perfect romantic getaway. With its rustic charm and its gorgeous ocean views, Mnemba will not disappoint!