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Day tours

Cultural & Theme Tours

Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour with Traditional Swahili Lunch

Starting at$41

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Tours & Sightseeing

Stone Town Walking Tour in Zanzibar

Starting at$25

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Tours & Sightseeing

Prison Island Half-Day Tour from Zanzibar

Starting at$40

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Spices and Stone Town Tour in Zanzibar

Starting at$70

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Water Sports

Half Day Zanzibar Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve Snorkeling Tour

Starting at$74

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Outdoor Activities

Dolphins and Jozani Forest Reserve Wildlife Tour from Zanzibar

Starting at$88

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Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Kwale Island Dhow Sailing Tour with Snorkeling, Seafood Lunch

Starting at$88

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Transfers & Ground Transport

Zanzibar Arrival Transfer: Zanzibar Airport to Hotel

Starting at$18

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Multi-day adventures

18-to-Thirtysomethings

Cape Town to the Serengeti: Deserts & Wilderness

Starting at$5,799

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18-to-Thirtysomethings

Serengeti, Falls & Cape Town Overland: Sunsets & Safaris

Starting at$5,699

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18-to-Thirtysomethings

Serengeti to Victoria Falls Overland: Night Stars & Spices

Starting at$3,499

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18-to-Thirtysomethings

Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland: Waterfalls & Beaches

Starting at$4,299

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18-to-Thirtysomethings

Victoria Falls & Serengeti Overland: Lakes & Landos

Starting at$3,349

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18-to-Thirtysomethings

Nairobi to Joburg Overland: Craters & Camping

Starting at$4,249

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Classic

Zanzibar Independent Adventure

Starting at$479

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Classic

Zanzibar Independent Adventure - Upgraded

Starting at$699

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Best home stays in Zanzibar Archipelago

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Island style Beach House, pool, wifi, Chef

Villa Heidi with Pool at Beachfront Chukwani

Nyumbani Residence- Apartment 1

Villa Noah Beach

Stonetown View Inn, a minute away to ferry & city!

RaCoCo Villa (1 min from the beach)

Mkunguni beach house with a dream view

Seafront private villa at Jambiani Beach, Zanzibar

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