Tailor made Zanzibar and Safari Holidays from the world’s leading experts: Pure Zanzibar


Everything you need to plan your Zanzibar Holiday, Wedding or Honeymoon.

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Zanzibar Holidays

Big enough to cope, small enough to care.
As an independent specialist we know Zanzibar inside out. We also know how to look after our clients from the first point of contact right through to the day you get back, and hopefully for years more to come. All of our team has travelled extensively and can offer clear unbiased advice on Travel to Zanzibar, Tanzania and beyond.

From the first call or email you will be allocated a dedicated adviser who will work alongside you to create the perfect holiday or honeymoon for you. All of our trips are tailor made and can be tweaked until just right.

Planning a large event?

Zanzibar Weddings
We have dealt with everything from corporate conferences and events through to large weddings. We can help book every aspect of your event and have the experience to ensure everything runs like clockwork.


On a Budget?

Budget Hotels on Zanzibar
No problem. We deal with properties of all shapes, sizes and budget levels and our scoring system makes it clear how to get the best for your cash. Our prices start from under £30 per night.


Looking to hire a whole resort?

Zanzibar Resort Hire
We can help you hire a whole resort of any size for a week or a day. Zanzibar is popular for everything from photo shoots to health retreats. Talk to us about your plans.


We are the World's leading Zanzibar Experts and offer:

zanzibarAdvice and support 7 days a week from our UK office.

zanzibarSupport from our Ground Team based in Stone Town anytime whilst you are away.

zanzibarFlexible payment options in multiple currencies.

zanzibarOnly personally tried and tested properties.

zanzibarFree advice and no booking fees.

zanzibarWe are owner run and 100% independent.

Travel is changing, step away from the highstreet and see how we can help.

Call: 0843 634 2258 today.

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Are you planning a holiday in Zanzibar? Zanzibar offers a range of accommodations for all types of travellers. In fact, there are more than 300 resorts, hotels, and guesthouses to choose from. Finding an excellent place to stay can be difficult especially when you’re just looking at a long list of choices.

We’re here to help you find the ideal accommodation for your Zanzibar holiday. We offer reviews on the location, features, amenities, and services of the hotels and resorts. We also specialise in booking holidays for our clients from all over the world. Whether you want a beach holiday or a Safari adventure, we will help you book the best trip.

Our team has stayed in virtually every property in Zanzibar. This puts us in a unique position to confidently recommend one hotel or resort over another. Our aim is to help you get the best from your holiday in Zanzibar, from choosing an accommodation, booking, to tailoring your trips.

We are fully independent. You can expect honest reviews and helpful recommendations from us. What matters to us is you get a Zanzibar Holiday you deserve and will remember for years to come.

Step away from the high-street. See you on the beach!

Zanzibar, the magical Spice Island.

Zanzibar is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean, if not the world. It is one of the best-kept travel secrets and remains unspoiled by mass tourism. Zanzibar has been popular throughout history with artists, musicians and poets and still captivates people to this day. The very name conjures wondrous images and evokes intrigue.

Zanzibar for your Honeymoon

Zanzibar Honeymoons
Zanzibar is the ultimate exotic honeymoon destination and offers romance and adventure in equal measures.


Relax post Safari

Zanzibar Safari
We book East African Safaris for many of our clients and Zanzibar is perfect for some post safari chillout time or as a destination in its own right.


Dive the Reefs of Zanzibar

Diving Zanzibar
The Zanzibar Archipelago has a rare mix of both coral and granite islands and as such offers some of the best and varied dive sites in the world.


Snorkel the Calm Lagoons

Snorkelling Zanzibar
The warm calm waters of
Zanzibar are the perfect place to begin your underwater adventures with tank like clarity and an abundance of marine life.


Authentic Experiences

Zanzibar Trips
Unlike other 'generic' holiday experiences,
Zanzibar is still a very real destination. All our trips help support community projects and improve living conditions for local people in Zanzibar and Tanzania.


Be as active as you like

Zanzibar Watersports
Due to the trade winds,
Zanzibar is fast becoming the next word in Kite-surfing. Naturally, there are also far more sedate activities on offer; from Spa Treatments to Historic Tours of Zanzibar's colonial past.


Zanzibar in a Nut Shell!

Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of many islands, of which Unguja (or ‘Zanzibar Island’) is the most visited. You can visit many of these other islands and even stay for a few nights in several different places. Different locations on Zanzibar itself and on the surrounding islands have different benefits and provide complementary yet contrasting experiences giving you a wider experience of the local culture, the amazing natural environment in this part of the world, and the different types of beaches on offer. Many people choose Zanzibar because, unlike other destinations such as the Maldives, there is a great deal to see and do outside your hotel, and there is much to be gained from splitting you time between different locations.

For example, just off shore from Stone Town, (the capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), you’ll find several small islands, like Chumbe, Chapwani, Changuu and Bawe. Changuu Island (also known as ‘Prison Island’) is well worth visiting for the giant tortoises and to explore the forested interior of the island - home to a diverse variety of wildlife. Chumbe Island was featured in the BBC ‘Oceans’ series as a leading example of responsible tourism funding conservation. Snorkelling the marine park around Chumbe is nothing short of breath taking, and for many people swimming with turtles and dolphins is a highlight of their holiday. Just offshore from Matemwe on the North East coast you’ll find the world famous Mnemba Island Atoll, again a marine park offering spectacular snorkelling and diving. To the north of Zanzibar Island you’ll find Pemba Island with remote hideaways like Fundu Lagoon and The Manta Resort offering incredible world class diving in some of the most crystal clear waters in the world.

On Zanzibar Island you’ll also find restaurants and bars on the beach in Nungwi and Kendwa on the Northern tip of the island, and to a lesser extent in Jambiani, Paje and Michamvi on the South Eastern coast. This again entices you out of your hotel to soak up some of the local beach life and socialise with locals and other travellers alike. The Zanzibari Swahili culture is very warm and friendly and everywhere on the island you feel welcomed.

Elsewhere on Zanzibar you can find small secluded hideaways on deserted beaches like Kilindi, Unguja Lodge and Echo Beach Hotel, where you’ll see very few if any other people at all. Endless pristine white sands and palm trees provide the picture perfect tropical island paradise, and Zanzibar is well known as a very romantic honeymoon and wedding destination.

Another highlight of Zanzibar Island is the Jozani Forest Chwaka Bay National Park. Not many people realise you can actually go on a half day walking safari through this National Park without even leaving Zanzibar. This activity combines very well with the half day dolphin spotting and swimming boat adventure through the Menai bay conservation area. You can swim with dolphins in the morning and meet the monkeys in the forest in the afternoon!

This wide variety of different attractions is one of the many reasons people return to the Zanzibar archipelago year after year. With so much to see and do and so many different beaches to explore, it’s almost impossible to fit everything into just one holiday!

To find out more, just pick up the phone and let us help you design your perfect trip to this beautiful and unique part of the world…

We hope you enjoy our site and look forward to chatting with you soon!

the Pure Zanzibar team.


Its a tough job...

Over the last decade all our staff have; swam in a lot of pools, drunk many cocktails and slept in many different beds...... (all in the name of research, naturally) so that we can offer you the best, first hand and unbiased advice on virtually every property on Zanzibar.

This site contains only the best Zanzibar Hotels, Resorts and Guest Houses. If you can't find it here..... talk to us to find out why.

We know everyone is different - as a quick glance around the room confirms - and what some will love others will hate. Some like to 'flip' while others love to 'flop'. However you like it, we can help you build the perfect trip for any party, any occasion from a quick beach break to a wedding with all the stops pulled right out.

Responsible Tourism.

Today, and for the foreseeable future, everything we do will be broken down and analysed in terms of its environmental and social impact on the world in which we live. Travel, particularly air travel, is often criticised as an unnecessary luxury that we should avoid unless absolutely essential. Read More: Our Responsibility

Market leaders...

We are based in the UK but have many clients from the USA and South Africa as well as across Europe and beyond. Our volume gives us greater buying power than you alone and we guarantee that booking a trip through us will never be more expensive that if you did all the leg work. Booking through us not only gets you preferential rates but also piece of mind. Naturally all our trips are financially protected and we also have a 24hr ground team based in Stone Town, Zanzibar should anything not go quite as expected.

These days we don't all get out to Zanzibar at once so, fortunately (for you), there is always someone on hand to help with any questions you may have. All our phones are answered live, virtually instantly and we would be happy to talk you through the options whatever stage you’re at. Please call the number below or see our contact page for numbers local to you.

See you on the beach!

Work together

As the market leaders in travel to Zanzibar we would be delighted to hear from anyone starting a new project in Zanzibar or from existing operations looking to take things to the next level.

If we like what you do, we can provide more than just a steady flow of bookings. As an innovative modern travel company passionate about the independent, smaller and unique properties we can assist you with some of the more boring aspects of running your Zanzibar business freeing up your time to do what you do best, looking after your guests.

We can help design brochures, adverts and get them into the right places. We can help with web design, construction and optimisation. We can provide an in house reservations system and open up your business to the wider travel community. We can offer advice, support and the benefit of our years of experience….. and the best bit??

We can do all of this at no cost to you. Want to find out more? Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More than just a Zanzibar Agent

Do you have an existing agency looking for a better supplier for Africa? Are you fed up with waiting on rates, availability or even quotations? Let us help.

We have a market leading system which will give you access to the very best properties at the very best rates instantly and provide a smooth seamless reservation for you and your clients. But that’s not all! Although our system is loaded with promotions, set itineraries, tips and tools to help you close we can also tailor make anything your require for your more discerning clients.

Our office is open every day and our experienced UK based team will be happy to help. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 01227 753189 to get log in details or for more info now.

Press and Media

As the leading Zanzibar experts we would be delighted to assist you with your project. In the past we have helped with everything from content, high res images to arranging trips for TV such as ‘The Rough Guide’ travel program on Channel 5 and ‘Spice Trip’ for Channel 4 plus all that is in between. We also run several blogs and social media networks full of information which you can use for on or offline content. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

Pure Safari
We can tailor-make safari itineraries worldwide to your requirements.

Please contact us to create your perfect trip.

Call: 01227 753 181 and let's begin.

Need more info?

We are THE Zanzibar experts and would be happy to discuss anything from this page and more anytime on 01227 753 180

Price Promise: We guarantee that booking with us is cheaper than with the hotel direct and we will beat any other operator, agency or website.

Only the best Zanzibar Hotels, Lodges and Resorts


About Us

Pure Zanzibar Ltd
Registered in the UK
Company No. 5905581
ATOL Protected: No. 10212

Pure Zanzibar was started in 2006 and is still owner run and 100% independent.

We favor smaller more intimate lodges and camps and know the island better than anyone else.

Get in touch

Give us a call on:
01227 753 180
New York: (646) 513-4227
Cape Town: 021 300 2166

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