Not far from Tanzania, you will find the spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia - each have their own quirks but they have some things in common ... they all offer a luxurious island experience with some of the most incredible diving spots known to man. The island of Zanzibar is particularly popular with tourists thanks to its rich cultural heritage and colourful markets, whilst Pemba and Mafia are best suited to those seeking a more remote experience. With the combination of adventurous safaris and relaxing beaches, you have so much to look forward to on our Tanzania safari and beach holidays!
Our Tanzania Safari & Beach Holidays are expertly crafted to include just the right amount of action in terms of wildlife adventures & other activities. Each of the safari circuits has something unique to offer, so we’ll plan an adventure that will suit your travel appetite.
And then to end off a wonderful safari, a few days of sun and relaxation on the white beaches of Zanzibar, Mafia or Pemba island where you can enjoy the finest luxury accommodation, great water activities and the finest cuisine these islands have to offer.
Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean, just 22 miles off the coast of east-central Africa. It is easy to travel to Zanzibar from Tanzania if you’re planning a Tanzania safari and beach holiday as they are only 394km away from one another - a popular way to travel there from Tanzania is by ferry from Dar es Salaam, which takes approximately four hours. Alternatively, you can catch a short flight as Zanzibar has its own airport.
Zanzibar offers the ultimate luxury experience with its white sandy beaches and palm trees which makes it the perfect island for relaxing - but there is so much more to explore and get involved with so it really caters for everyone. Here are just some of the things you can do in Zanzibar:
With warm temperatures and sunshine over much of the year, Zanzibar is a place you can visit at any time! That said, if you’re looking for a Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday, a popular time to go is during the archipelagos dry season (July-October) where game viewing is at its clearest!
Pemba island is a part of Tanzania’s zanzibar archipelago and is best known for its fertile farmland, clove trees and incredible diving spots. If you have a passion for marine life, Pemba is the perfect place for you to explore unspoilt coral reefs and colourful fish. Pemba is also a quieter island in comparison to Zanzibar, making it ideal for lazing around on quiet beaches and getting a real feel for island life!
Mafia offers incredible snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities (including swimming with whale sharks!) alongside peaceful beaches to relax and unwind on. Similar to Pemba Island, it is more remote so you can get a real feel for island life away from all the hustle and bustle. Mafia Island truly is a special place for a holiday if you’re looking for a relaxing break and opportunities to swim with marine life.
Where you decide to go for your Tanzania safari and beach holiday will depend on what you’re hoping to see and do. For example, if seeing the ‘Big 5’ is on your bucket list or you’d love to witness The Great Migration, Northern Tanzania is the location for you. On the other hand, if you want to observe and get close to chimpanzees in their natural habitat, Mahale is an extraordinary place to trek and see nature at its finest!
Tanzania is a safe country to visit as long as you are following safety guidelines and rules. This is especially important whilst on a safari, however, a safari provider will be with you at all times to take care of you.
Tanzania is located on the eastern coast of Africa and is known for boasting Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as impressive national wildlife parks. If you’re looking for a Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday, the good news is that Tanzania is just 395km away!
The Great Migration is an incredible sight to behold as over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles move to find better pasture. You can witness The Great Migration during Tanzania’s dry season (between July and October) and if you visit in July-August and in late October, you are also more likely to see mass river crossings.
Tanzania has so much to offer anyone who visits! Here are just some of the things you can do if you’re planning a Tanzania safari and beach holiday:
Due to our well established, strong personal relationships with all of our ground operators, National Park Authorities and Conservation Management teams in Tanzania, we are always kept up to date on the most recent information of wildlife & conservation projects, ensuring you get to see Tanzania's wildlife like never before.
Rob & Clyde are two of the most knowledgeable experts on Tanzania safaris in the world and have travelled extensively to all Tanzania’s National Parks, camps and lodges.
With Tailormade Africa, no two safari holidays itineraries are ever the same. The combination of our in-depth knowledge of the country and taking the time to get to know all of our clients' travel personalities ensures truly bespoke itineraries and a trip specifically tailored to you.
A boutique eco-luxury resort located on the front of the pristine sands of Paje Beach, Zanzibar, the resort counts 11 luxury villas with a focus on privacy, space and serenity ... Read more
Pongwe Beach Hotel is situated on the beautiful tropical island of Zanzibar. This Zanzibar hotel is situated on a picture perfect beach with white powdery sands, turquoise waters and shady palm trees – the perfect holiday destination ... Read more
Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is the ultimate romantic destination, the perfect place to enjoy the harmony of the ocean and spend time with the one you love. Set in a picturesque tropical garden with its secluded beachfront, the luxurious Pavilion suites ... Read more
Cocooned among 32 hectares of tropical gardens, fringed by a pristine mile-long beach, The Residence Zanzibar immerses you in the splendour of a secluded hideaway. Teeming with natural beauty, explore the treasures of the wild ... Read more
Built using traditional materials and complemented by handcrafted furniture and locally woven Zanzibari fabrics, Matemwe Beach House reflects the rich and varied history of the island ... Read more
We welcome you to Zanzibar’s most exclusive, private resort with just six villas in a personalized and intimate setting…. the perfect, romantic getaway. The Palms is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquility ... Read more
Breezes Zanzibar is an ideal choice for those in search of a romantic getaway. Famous for its attention to detail, intimate and private dining, its beautiful Zanzibari decor with stunning carving, glistening brass and rich fabrics ... Read more
Zawadi Hotel sits atop a cliff, with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, framed by swaying coconut palms and bougainvillea. It is a private, intimate getaway beach retreat with only nine spacious villas ... Read more
Matemwe Lodge is a laid back, relaxed barefoot luxury lodge, shaded by lush tropical gardens on the edge of a beautiful lagoon that at high tide reaches right to the edge of the lodge. Quiet corners for lazy afternoons ... Read more
Exclusive yet unpretentious, &Beyond Mnemba Island is an award-winning private beach paradise just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar. Ten beachside bandas overlook a pristine coral reef at this romantic, private hideaway ... Read more
Baraza Resort and Spa is Zanzibar's most exclusive boutique resort. Experience this fusion of Arabic, Swahili & Indian design, both grand and luxurious. With just 30 villas, this stunning fully inclusive boutique resort evokes the heritage of Zanzibar ... Read more
Matemwe Retreat offers four exclusive private villas set just metres from the Indian Ocean. The spacious villas are decorated in a vibrant island motif. Days at the Retreat are all about indulgence, from the private butler catering to your every whim ... Read more
Fanjove Island is the smallest of six islands in the Songo Songo Archipelago. This iconic sand and coral island with its many palm trees, white sandy beaches and shimmering water is only one kilometer long and about 400 meters wide ... Read more
Here you will stay in fantasy treehouses, eat among baobab trees, see old stone ruins and have a drink at a funky bar which all add to the character of this unique lodge. Eco and responsible tourism at at the heart ... Read more
This small, award-winning, privately owned beach lodge is situated on south-western part of the beautiful, remote and relaxed Pemba Island. Fundu offers real barefoot luxury, with a 'Robinson Crusoe' feel in this secluded spot. ... Read more
Manta itself is a real family environment and you will be welcomed into the family straight away. Be prepared to take in and immerse yourself into all the resort has to offer - whether that be simply relaxing ... Read more
We offer bespoke Tanzania safari & beach holidays to travellers from all over the world. Unlike most safari operators, we specialise in bespoke trips based on a combination of your desires and our team’s expertise. We’ve travelled all of Africa, and know from experience how to craft the best safari & beach experience for you. Contact Rob or Clyde today to start planning your next adventure in Africa!