8 Day Zanzibar Itinerary

Few places in the world evoke such romantic images as the tropical islands of the Zanzibar archipelago. The spice islands are best known for their palm-fringed white sandy beaches which lead into the turquoise tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. However, the capital, Stone Town, is almost an equal draw for visitors. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to bustling markets, a maze of narrow streets and interesting colonial architecture which tell a fascinating story of Zanzibar’s rich history.

We have put together three similar itineraries, each costed at a slightly different price point, designed to make the most of Zanzibar. Each includes two nights in the bustling Stone Town, giving you the chance to visit its markets, dine in its restaurants and discover its history, before spending five nights unwinding on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Itinerary Pricing

This itinerary is available at varying levels of luxury: ‘simple’, ‘classic’, and ‘upgrade’. Use our itineraries for ideas on how to combine camps, regions and a range of experiences.  Our expert staff will help customise your dream safari holiday that meets all your travel requirements.

Prices are per person and exclude international flights to/from East Africa but include all other arrangements outlined in the itinerary below.

Itinerary Details


  • Enjoy Swahili influences and authentic hospitality at your 19th Century guesthouse in the heart of the historical UNESCO World Heritage site of Stone Town.
  • Take a dip in the rooftop plunge pool that overlooks the iconic Stone Town roofs and the Indian Ocean beyond.
  • Relax on the southeast coast at Upendo Beach in Michamvi, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, in Zanzibar’s sleepy south-east.
  • Recharge with a relaxing massage set up by the mobile spa therapist in your room, on your deck with sea views or on the rooftop under the African sky.

In this simple Stone Town & Beach combination you’ll be staying at:

2 nights The Swahili House, Stone Town, Zanzibar

The Swahili House

5 nights Upendo Zanzibar, South-east Zanzibar


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