Roots in Zanzibar

      Zanzibar, Tanzania

      114 reviews
      May 14 - 23, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 20
      Roots in Zanzibar
      Zanzibar, Tanzania

      114 reviews

      May 14 - 23, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 20

      About this trip

      Zanzibar is an  archipelago made up of 4 large islands and several smaller islands. The main island, Unguja, has long been a centre of maritime trade. Its capital, Stone Town, where much of the architecture is still well preserved, you can breathe and feel the footprints of the rich and cosmopolitan history of this city, a unique place where East and West converge. Outside the city, the island abounds with endless white sand beaches popular with kite surfers, but also wild, rocky and quiet coves.

      Join us as we explore the island, its various coasts, forests, mosques and more! This trip is for anyone who enjoys adventure, food and good company. We've planned beach days, boat rides, mosque visits, forest trekking, a spice farm tour and more!

      As always, we ask that you travel with heart open and spirit ready!

      Cancelation Policy and Terms/Conditions

      Burgundy Roots prides itself in unique and curated travel experiences. In order for us to fulfill our promise, we must pay our suppliers ahead of time. Please note that once your deposit is processed, it cannot be recuperated as our suppliers are paid upfront months ahead of time. Thank you for your understanding. Please read carefully through our cancellation policy and message us if you have any questions.

      Deposit/payment terms:  Please note that the first TWO deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposits must be  received within the time specified at the time of booking in order to confirm your booking and avoid automatic cancellation. If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you may transfer the trip to a family member or friend. 

      Cancellation charges: 

      Please note that deposits and payments are non-refundable.  In the event of a travel ban due to COVID-19 or any other unforeseen circumstances, retreat dates will be altered to a later date. No refunds will be granted. Discomfort/unease with regards to travel or quarantine upon return will not be considered. All payments are final and non-refundable.

      Final payment:

      Final payment is due 90 days prior to the trip. Final payments are due 90 days prior to the trip. Any cancelation made 90 days or more prior to the trip is subject to a 50% penalty (your card will be charged another 25% of the retreat fee). Any cancelation made 89 days or less prior to trip is subject to full payment of retreat fee.  

      Vaccination: It is incumbent upon each traveler to check the rules and regulations in regards to vaccination demands in each country. Each traveler must ensure that they meet the criteria upon entry, as no refund will be granted if one does not meet the criteria. You may sell your slot or send someone else on your behalf instead, however no refund nor credit will be granted. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        Shared accommodations (2 people per room)
      • Daily Breakfast
        9 breakfasts
      • 4 meals
        4 meals
      • All attractions
        Activities mentioned in the itinerary
      • Daily transportation
        Excludes airport pick up/drop off
      • Personal tour guide
        Local tour guide available at all times
      • Tour curator
        24/7 in-country support by local team and our remote team
      • International airfare
      • Airport shuttles
        Pick up and drop off
      • Remaining meals
      • Trave/medical insurance
      • Additional expenditure
        Any extra accommodation, transportation or activities not mentioned in itinerary. Also any extra spendings (Covid-19 PCR test, tips, souvenirs, telephones, etc.)​
      • Yellow Fever vaccine
      • Tourist visa
        $50 USD

      Available Packages

      Lucky Bird $3,275 USD
      Sold Out
      Deposit: $750
      Early Bird $3,475 USD
      only 2 left

      You're on time and for that, the early bird is all yours!

      Deposit: $750
      Late Bird $3,775 USD
      only 3 left
      Deposit: $750


      Day 1: Arrival day
      Welcome to Zanzibar!

      Welcome to the island of Unguja, popularly known as Zanzibar! Upon arrival, you'll  meet the group and team at our hotel. Check in begins at 3:00 PM. Our team will be there to ensure that check in is smooth and easy for everyone.

      Once everyone arrives, we'll meet everyone for our very first dinner and opening night.

      Please note that airport pick up and drop off is not part of the package. 

      Your Organizer

      Burgundy Roots Retreats
      114 reviews
      Burgundy signals magnificence. It appeals to our inner regality, stirring us to reclaim our best selves. In this spirit we invite you to experience more than an “Escape”. This is a path to enriching yourself while giving back to local communities. This is a chance to ground yourself in a graceful adventure and, through it, discover universal roots.


      This trip was transformational in a lot of different ways for me and Burgundy Roots definitely contributed to that. BR curated the most amazing experiences in Saudi for us (on top of the homecoming trip to Makkah and Madina) and I was definitely meant to meet all the soulful people who joined too. It's a community with so much heart and so much soul because Wafa is all heart and soul and that came through during this retreat. Visiting Makkah and Madina was made even more special with guidance from Mustafa Briggs who shared many lessons to help us connect with our Deen and remind us of the reasons why we're there on a deeper level. I also found it beautiful that I got to experience my first umrah trip with other seekers and like-minded people from all over the world who are part of the ummah. This familial bond that we now have is forever inshaAllah. The tour guides in all the places we visited (Jeddah, Makkah, Madina, Al Ula) were exceptional. They were great storytellers and helped us make a profound connection to the places we visited. Wafa and the BR team did an incredible job curating the experience for us -- from places we stayed at to all the amazing food we had! ALL the meals we had throughout the trip were *chef's kiss* !! Burgundy Roots has truly been such an intentional space for those who seek Him and seek healing. I am so grateful, thank you so much.
      By Sarah B for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on 11 Jan, 2023
      In my experience, most people (including myself) usually only visit Makkah and Medina when traveling to Saudi. I went on this retreat hoping for a healthy balance of spiritual enrichment and fun - the BR team did an amazing job of giving us just that. The fact that Wafa personally screens every person before allowing them to join shows how meticulously curated these retreats are. Our group was made up of easy going, like-minded people from all over. I can genuinely say that I have friends in different parts of the world because of this retreat. On the spiritual side, we were led by Mustafa Briggs - who walked us through the rituals of Umrah, broke down why we do them and gave the group daily lessons. I'd say Mustafa's presence and lessons were the key to making this trip as fulfilling as it was. Apart from being a great guy, his perspective on Islam is simple and clear. We also had a couple of local tour guides who talked us through the significance of some of the historical sites we visited. This also made every visit that much more spiritually/emotionally poignant. Outside of Makkah and Medina, we spent time in Jeddah and Al Ula. I don't think I could've had a better time or seen the country in a more fun, relaxed manner than I did with the group. We were able to try the food, hang out with locals and really experience the Saudi culture. The accommodations, experiences and excursions were all well thought out. Anyone who decides to go on a BR retreat will notice the attention to detail and thoughtfulness by which the itinerary was put together. Much love to Wafa for curating such a fun, unique, spiritually enriching trip.
      By Atif M for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on 10 Jan, 2023
      Wafa & Burgundy Roots are doing important work, connecting the global ummah. My first umrah was so special not least because of the wonderful places we visited and the amazing food we had, but for so many other reasons also. Sites we visited came alive through the heartfelt and earnest retellings of their historical significance by the wonderful guides, the umrah experience itself was made even more meaningful because of the spiritual guidance and lessons taught that were timely and filled with so many important insights, and most gratifyingly, the whole experience was done so with an amazing collection of people coming from everywhere in the world who quickly became like family. If you’re considering doing your first umrah with Burgundy Roots, rest assured that you won’t find a better option elsewhere surely!
      By Sara A for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on 08 Jan, 2023
      Firstly, I would like to thank Wafa and her whole team (Burghundy roots) for setting up this trip. The organization and coordination of activities was flawless. This journey was a great event for me, it allowed me to complete my Umrah while having wonderful people around me. (My sisters and brothers from all over the world ❤️❤️). It was an incredible experience to repeat again and again... Thank you Wafa 🤲🏾 it was fantastic.
      By Diamilatou D for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on 08 Jan, 2023
      Umrah Homecoming was everything and more! Wafa and team did an incredible job organizing - a perfect combination of Deen & Duniya. Wafa was so accommodating due to personal needs and I couldn't be more grateful because it gave me the opportunity to attend the retreat and be in the company of such great people, including Mustafa Briggs who I have been following for the past 1.5 years and couldn't wait to be enlightened with all his spiritual knowledge. Overall, 5+ stars for Burgundy Roots and the team! Truly was the highlight of my year and cannot wait to experience another retreat in my lifetime with Wafa and team inshaAllah.
      By Marina K for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on 07 Jan, 2023
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      I traveled with Wafa to do the Umrah... That was such a good experience. This trip is definitely the best by far. She is so professional and a nice person. I definitely recommend it to everyone who wants an experience that could change their life in a good way, bring more love in their heart, a closer connection with God and the chance to meet extraordinary people.
      By Ibrahima W on 02 Jan, 2023
      I have been on two Burgundy roots trips so far and I must say, the itineraries are very well thought out. Wafa and her team pay attention to every detail and leave no stone unturned to ensure a truly unique, hands-off and stress-free experience for all attendees. You get to visit some hidden gems , spend time in nature, enjoy delicious food with amazing COMPANY and learn more about Islam while you’re at it. Such a beautiful, spiritually uplifting experience! BEST TRIP(S) EVER!
      By Rakiya O on 29 Aug, 2022
      Traveled with Burgundy Roots this summer to Jamaica and it was everything!!!! Wafa and her team were great! All the experiences and people I meet were a whole vibe. If you're thinking about traveling with them just do it, it will be so worth it.
      By Amy S on 10 Aug, 2022
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