Tanzania & Zanzibar

A photographer's paradise, a Tanzania safari promises diverse topography and a dense animal population with some of the most stunning scenery to be found anywhere in Africa. The vastness of the country takes you on a journey from the plains beneath Kilimanjaro, across to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti  - home to one of the single most impressive events on earth, the great migration.   Further south, discover the remote wilderness of the Selous and Ruaha, less well known but equally rewarding.

The islands of Zanzibar off the east coast, meanwhile, provide the perfect antidote to busy, adventurous days, with miles of beautiful beach and piercing turquoise sea offering time for rest and recuperation as well as fantastic diving.     

See a selection of our suggested itineraries below and contact our Africa travel specialist, Chris Evans, to arrange your tailor-made Tanzania safari on: +44 (0)1242 787 806.

Unguja Lodge

Staying at Unguja allows you to experience the great passion of Ralph Kruidering and Elies Hagedoorn. Designed to provide a peaceful and authentic experience of the island, Unguja overlooks the small deserted beach at Menai Bay, offering exemplary diving, wild, rugged seclusion, and wonderful personalised service. From £1,570 / U$2,387.

  • Just 12 hand-hewn thatch villas
  • Looking out for birds and dolphins from your terrace
  • Watching the tide come in as the hotel becomes completely marooned
  • Swimming straight out to Zanzibar's only house reef

Fundu Lagoon

Located on the beautiful island of Pemba in the Zanzibar Archipelago, Fundu Lagoon is a small, privately owned boutique lodge on the beach, with a stunning natural setting and a sophisticated ambience. Known as one of Africa's best dive spots, and with quiet and private thatch bungalows dotted amongst the forest, it is a lovely place to escape to. From £1,765 / U$2,685. 

  • The best diving opportunities in East Africa
  • Rates inclusive of food and drink as well as various activities
  • Hilltop infinity pool with fabulous views
  • Replenishing organic treatments at the spa

Baraza Resort & Spa

Perhaps Zanzibar's most celebrated boutique hotel, Baraza lies on beautiful Bwejuu Beach on the south-east coast. The hotel evokes the history of the island, blending the style of the sultans with Swahili design touches to create an opulent and luxurious retreat, with generous private pool villas, an excellent spa, and mouth-watering exotic cuisine. From £2,325 / U$3,530.

  • Relatively small with just 30 villas
  • PADI dive and watersports centre with qualified guides
  • Swahili cookery and palm weaving classes
  • Good children's club


Kilindi's white-domed Pavilions spill down a green hillside just a stone's throw from the resort's secluded beach. Each offers the utmost in comfort, with the privilege of a dedicated personal butler on hand throughout your stay to assist with anything from excursions to romantic private dining; the talented chefs will cook for you whenever and wherever you wish. From £2,540 / $3,855.

  • Peaceful adults-only ambience
  • Dining on the terrace or beach overlooking the Indian Ocean
  • Villas with private plunge pools and personal butlers
  • All-inclusive board basis means no bills or worries

Fanjove Private Island

Fanjove is a deserted island with just a handful of artfully crafted wooden bandas opening out to white sand and sea. On Fanjove, people are far outnumbered: humpback whales pass through on the long journey from Antarctica, large flocks of birds arrive to nest, green turtles lay their eggs, and pods of dolphins flick through the turquoise waters. From £2,550 / U$3,870.

  • Complimentary kayak safaris to explore deserted bays, bird nesting sites and beautiful topography
  • Diving to kaleidoscopic coral reefs and searching for turtles and dolphins
  • Fantastic bird-watching during migration season (November to March)

White Sand Luxury Villas and Spa

Located on the perfect sands of Paje beach, the aptly named White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa faces the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean and offers just 11 beautifully designed villas with views over the ocean. Whether relaxing post-safari or retreating to Zanzibar for your holiday, it provides a stylish, calming base with real individual style. From £2,755 / U$4,180.

  • World-class wind and kite-surfing in season
  • Peaceful, intimate and family-friendly
  • Spa treatments surrounded by the swaying baobabs
  • Spotting dolphins while island-hopping


Lying secluded on a picture perfect seasonal beach on Zanzibar's east coast, Qambani is a private sanctuary for groups of up to 16 people. An excellent team take great pride in providing everything you need, and accommodation is in six unique and beautifully decorated bedrooms that let in big views of the Indian Ocean and untroubled coastline. From £3,560 / U$5,400

  • Castaway location on a deserted coast
  • Swimming out from the pool at high tide to snorkel on the reef
  • Dining alfresco with panoramic sea views
  • Chic, contemporary design influenced by the coast
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