why zanzibar for a safari

Visitors to the glorious island of Zanzibar come not just for the breathtaking beaches, beautiful corals, and turquoise waters but to make the most of their African travels and combine their beach plans with Zanzibar safari adventures on mainland Tanzania.

In the Zanzibar archipelago and its mainland in Tanzania, guests can easily combine the two. Zanzibar’s white sand beaches are simply stunning and attract visitors from the world over to its shores, while the island’s wildlife attractions are more limited to marine life, monkeys, and birds.

The big five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and African buffalo) wildlife can easily be found on the Tanzanian mainland, via a short 30-minute plane hop from Zanzibar to the spectacular Selous Game Reserve, a 2-hour ferry ride to Mikumi NP, or a 3-hour charter flight to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park.