Tailor-Made Holiday

Tanzania - Zanzibar Villa Escape

Five nights in one of Xanadu's beautifully designed villas

8 days

from £2,795pp (excluding flights)

Escape to Zanzibar, staying at the beautifully designed and located Xanadu Villas. Spend time on the idyllic white-sand beach, explore ancient Stone Town and relax with a book in the tropical gardens.

  • Relax and embrace the total seclusion of Xanadu's strikingly beautiful villas
  • Spend time on the beach and in the sea, taking advantage of the island location
  • Discover Zanzibar, learning about its Arabian heritage

A short getaway by itself or the perfect end to a busy safari, this holiday is designed with relaxation in mind. The Xanadu Villas stand out, not just because of their dramatic architecture and beautiful gardens, but because their secluded, intimate feel is wonderfully at odds with some of the island’s larger properties.

Time here is best spent on the beach or by the pool, with meals and drinks included, meaning there really is no reason to leave. However, for those interested in exploring, Zanzibar abounds with opportunities, from fishing and diving to cultural tours and culinary experiences.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Zanzibar is the perfect place to decompress after long days on a thrilling safari, and the Xanadu Villas are ideally designed with this in mind. The convenient location – Zanzibar is linked to the Serengeti by direct flights – means that this holiday can be tagged on to almost any Tanzania safari, including some of the following:

 

 

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 2795 £ 700
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Addis Ababa overnight

Day 2

Fly Addis Ababa to Dar Es Salaam

Travel from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar (Air Transfer Journey)


Zanzibar is a unique coral island in the Indian Ocean a short distance from Tanzania. The old quarter of the capital, Zanzibar City, is a World heritage Site - its atmospheric, narrow streets, winding between old stone buildings with ornately decorated entrances and balconies - stands in total contrast to the unfettered natural beauty of the island's beaches and dive sites.


You will be staying at Xanadu Villas, Full board and house beverages

Day 3

Days at Xanadu Villas
Spend time relaxing amidst Xanadu's verdant gardens or on the white sands of its private beach. As well as swimming, take advantage of the complementary activities on offer - try kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and snorkelling.

Also visit the Kiota Spa, which is positioned beside the beach, or have the therapists come to your villas. Treatments include massages, manicures and pedicures.

Excursions to explore the surrounding area can also be arranged. These include visits to Stone Town, spice tours, trips to Jozani Forest, scuba diving and kite-surfing.


You will be staying at Xanadu Villas, Full board and house beverages

Day 4

Another day of relaxation at Xanadu


You will be staying at Xanadu Villas, Full board and house beverages

Day 5

Today, perhaps snorkel or sunbathe.


You will be staying at Xanadu Villas, Full board and house beverages

Day 6

On your final day, maybe take a dhow cruise or visit Stone Town.


You will be staying at Xanadu Villas, Full board and house beverages

Day 7

Travel from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam (Air Transfer Journey)

Fly Dar Es Salaam to Addis Ababa

Day 8

Fly Addis Ababa to London

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Xanadu Villas

Xanadu Villas

Xanadu is on the South East side of Zanzibar which is a great stretch of beautiful white sand, and they offer snorkelling, paddle boarding, sunset dhow cruises and a spa....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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"Every part of our trip was the highlight and it is not possible for us to point out just one thing, event or place."

"However, we received a magnificent surprise of a helicopter ride between camps in Botswana which meant a flight over the delta and an opportunity to see the delta and how it is formed. It was a wonderful surprise organised by Jackie and we were both absolutely overjoyed with the opportunity. I do not believe that there was more that could have been done as we had a magnificent trip."

"Jackie was excellent- she listened and was very knowledgeable."

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