Image by Nicolene Olckers

REDISCOVERING

Zanzibar

The name Zanzibar evokes images of palm fringed coastlines framing white sandy beaches and the warm crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean. It's no surprise then that the sultans of yesteryear chose this location as their key trading post. Venture through the UNESCO listed Stone Town marvelling at the unique architecture, Arab forts, local markets and discover the spices that made this island famous.

We've travelled to the island many times and love its combination of history and beaches.  We like to have a couple of nights exploring Stonetown before heading off to one of our stunning beach resorts for some serious rest and relaxation!

The first step to planning your holiday is to understand the regions and how to get there.  From the UK, there are no direct flights to Zanzibar itself but Kenya Airways offers a one stop solution from London via Nairobi and Ethiopian Airlines from London and Manchester via Addis Ababa. Qatar Airways also offers a slightly longer connection to Zanzibar via Doha in the UAE.   Our Travel Team are on hand to plan the best route for you.

If you are combining your stay in Zanzibar with a safari, our partner airline offers convenient light aircraft transfers from Arusha and Dar es Salaam into Zanzibar Airport.  Alternatively we can fly you directly to Zanzibar from Europe or the United States.

 

The Airport is located on the south of the island near Stonetown.  Transfers to most of the beach resorts are in the region of 45 minutes to one hour.

Stonetown is a must on any Zanzibari itinerary.  It is simply so different and so interesting.  Little narrow streets with interesting stores cling to the coastline.  Many of the hotel resorts are located in the North of the island and Stonetown can be visited on a day tour.  We like to have two nights, generally at the start of our itinerary, to explore the town before heading off to one of the beach resorts.    Contact our Travel Team to get the ball rolling. 

STONETOWN

The Portuguese were the first to claim Zanzibar to their growing empire in the early 1500s. In 1698 the Sultan of Oman took Zanzibar for themselves taking advantage of the strategic harbour, easy fresh water supply and the plentiful exotic spices, ivory and people up for exploitation through the slave trade. For the next 200 years they ruled and Zanzibar became one of the wealthiest cities in Africa.

The influence of the Portuguese, Arabs and English has created a true melting pot and you can see this throughout the city in the ornate doorways, mosques, Catholic and Anglican churches.  Along with the shops the exquisite doorways throughout the city will catch your eye. It seems every shop front and house has a more ornate door than the next.

ZANZIBAR ISLAND

The island of Zanzibar itself is generally made up of small, semi-rural communities nestled in tropical forests.  Known as the Spice Island, a trip into the plantations is well worth the time to discover the secrets of how the spices are grown and produced.

Most of the resorts offer great watersports facilities as well as diving.  Most stays on the island, apart from Stonetown, tend to be resort based and many guests rarely leave the resorts other than partaking in activities.

Introducing our Private Fly-In Holidays

Need Inspiration?

Coming Soon

We're working on a number of great new Fly Safe | Stay Safe Holidays - check back soon!

Coming Soon

We're working on a number of great new Fly Safe | Stay Safe Holidays - check back soon!

Coming Soon

Make this yours. Add images, text and links, or connect data from your collection.

Coming Soon

We're working on a number of great new Fly Safe | Stay Safe Holidays - check back soon!

Coming Soon

We're working on a number of great new Fly Safe | Stay Safe Holidays - check back soon!

Coming Soon

Make this yours. Add images, text and links, or connect data from your collection.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk. Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk. For further information, please visit our Travel Advice page. The advice can change so check regularly for updates.

Let us plan your

dream holiday

Fill out our travel form and get a free, no-obligation quotation from one of our

Travel Team!

Why Book with Us?

  • 100% Financial Protection through the Travel Trust Assocation

  • Over 50 offices worldwide through our "Friends on the Ground" network

  • We're independent so our opinions are unbiased and honest.

  • We use only experienced, vetted, suppliers and expert guides

  • Unique access to unusual experiences through our "Insider Access" program

  • Share our passion for our world with our community and environmental upliftment commitments

CONTACT US:   UK Tel: +44 (0) 1565 756 198   |  USA Toll Free Tel:  +1 (833) 339 6842

"Some of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to :www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate."

HEAD OFFICE: 

Booths Hall, Booths Park, Chelford Road,

Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8GS,

UNITED KINGDOM
 

NEW YORK OFFICE: 

JourneysbyExotic, 535 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor,

New York, NY 10017, UNITED STATES

WALES REGIONAL OFFICE
33 High St, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, ll59 5EF         

Colonial TTA White on clear PNG-Q7480.pn
White on Transparent.png

Private Jet Packages, Holidays by Private Jet, Flitestar Airbreaks, Holidays by Private Jet

© 2020 Airbreaks/Journeys by Jet Ltd     Airbreaks is a brand name of Journeys by Jet Ltd.  All rights reserved.   A Company registered in England & Wales.  Reg. No. 11556485   All Packages are provided by Journeys by Jet Ltd.  Journeys by Jet Ltd is licenced to use the FLITESTAR trademark by Flitestar Aviation Ltd.