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At ZanzibarAway we aim to give you the holiday experience that you want and that you deserve. For us that means no pre-prepared itineraries or packages and allowing you, our client, to decide where you go and what you do. Of course, our extensive knowledge of Zanzibar and its lodges allows us to make recommendations to help you get the best holiday possible for your budget, but in the end YOU have the final say over where you would like go and stay.

ZanzibarAway is a sub-section of AfricaAway, itself a branch of the highly regarded tour operator, The Away Company, noted for quality travel in both Africa and Spain.

“We go to great lengths to plan the smallest details ensuring you the highest quality experience.”

Unlike many other tour operators and agents, we are an independent, privately-owned company, with no vested interest in working with any particular lodge or hotel. Hence we are free to design your holiday in a totally objective manner, choosing only those destinations that we believe will best suit your personal aspirations. We understand your dream - we understand that a beach holiday in Africa, for many of our guests, is a once in a lifetime adventure. We therefore go to great lengths to plan the smallest details ensuring you the highest quality experience.


Introducing ZanzibarAway

What To Do

A comprehensive guide to the wide variety of exciting activities you can get up to while on holiday on Zanzibar, in addition, of course, to just relaxing on an idyllic Indian Ocean beach.

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Find out about Zanzibar as a destination, including where on the island you can visit and the various attractions and highlights of each such area.

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For all the information on the lodges and hotels where you will actually stay, including photos, prices, activities and reviews.

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General Info

For any other questions you may have, including information on what to take on safari, health precautions, when to travel and more.

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Contact Us

Contact us by 'phone, email or post.  Our experts are on hand to provide advice on all holiday matters, no matter how trivial.  Getting in touch is the best way to get the information you need.

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The 'My Safari' Tool

There is a lot of information on this website about all the lodges, hotels, beaches, activities and itinerary possibilities that are involved with a holiday on Zanzibar. That is why we have created the "My Safari" tool (originally in the context of planning mainland safaris), which allows you to add your favourites - activities, hotels or whatever - to a wish list when planning your holiday and browsing the site. When you are happy with your choices you can then email the list to us for help putting your itinerary together or to friends and family to share your ideas - and the list will be saved for you for when you return to the ZanzibarAway website.

For more information and to view your selections, visit the My Safari page.


Planning Your Holiday

Many people nowadays are accustomed to booking the various components of their holiday - flights, accommodation and so on - directly over the internet. However this is probably not a good idea in Africa, where internal flights and local ground transport need to be arranged, in addition to a possibly quite complex itinerary involving a number of accommodation providers. ZanzibarAway pledges that, if booking through us, the cost that you will pay is no more than it would have been if you had indeed booked each element directly with the provider concerned - we derive our income solely from the conventional agents' commission that is made available to us.

How much will a Holiday on Zanzibar cost me?

Unusually among major safari tour operators, ZanzibarAway offers the widest possible range of holiday accommodation and pricing. This means that we can design a wonderful and worthwhile holiday experience to suit virtually any budget. Top quality all-inclusive beach accommodation starts at around £60 per person per night, ranging to over £1000 per person per night for the most exclusive and luxurious hotels. Internal flights do add to the cost, but in general a budget of around £2000 will get you a high quality 7 or 8 night holiday for 2 people sharing, excluding international flights. You can spend less than that and you can certainly spend more! Adding a game viewing safari to your beach holiday will significantly add to the cost, but it does seem a shame to come all the way to Africa without actually seeing big game. For more information on planning your budget, and good options for affordable holidays, please contact us on 0121 472 1541.


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