A Mafia Island beach, Tanzania

An Island Escape

Escape from it all. A taste of island life in Tanzania's Indian Ocean.

A Mafia Island beach, Tanzania

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6 days from £900pp plus international flights.

Escape to a tropical Indian Ocean island in Tanzania. Submit to the gentle rhythm of life, easy, unhurried - a perfect beach holiday.

  • Explore the islands of Pemba, Fanjove, Mafia or Chumbe
  • Swim, snorkel, follow nature trails
  • Sunbathe on a pristine sandbar
  • Dine under the stars

Have you ever dreamed of jetting off to a small tropical island, swapping your mobile ringtone for the whisper of the breeze in the trees? Then this holiday is exactly what you need!

Zanzibar is Tanzania's famous spice island but if you want to get right away from the crowds there are other lesser-known islands and islets to choose from, offering small lodges and hotels with friendly personal service.

Chumbe Island is just off Zanzibar and is a teeny island with just one ecolodge. To the north, Pemba is a reasonably sized island but with much less tourism than Zanzibar. Then to the south you'll find Mafia Island which is half the size of Zanzibar, and then much further south is Fanjove Island, a tiny dot in the Indian Ocean uninhabited apart from the staff and guests. Read more about the islands here.

Whichever you choose you'll have a wonderful time resting and exploring, making new friends and enjoying delicious freshly cooked food. You'll come away feeling thoroughly refreshed and re-energised.

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made holiday, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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