Roots in Zanzibar

      Zanzibar, Tanzania

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

      154 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
      Deposit: $750
      Early Bird $3,475 USD

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

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

      Available options


      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
      154 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.


      Thank you to the amazing team for making this trip feel like home. The team was so attentive to us and informative, awesome women that love their country, culture and gave us a great understanding of it. Everything was organized perfectly, everyday felt like a gift as all we’ve experienced brought me so much. Wafa really has something for bringing likeminded people together and going around a part of this earth with them was fulfilling. Egypt, the trip, the group and the people brought me so much peace and laughter. It filled my stomach, my eyes and my heart. The food was one of a kind, I’ve never had this much amazingly tasty food in my life. Literally a food trip. The sun, the colors and the vibes of Cairo. The vastness, the waters, the warmth of Siwa and the history it carries. The never ending discovery of dishes for my tastebuds to enjoy. Booking this trip after years of wanting to do it was the best decision. To the friends I made along the way, I love you habibtis y’all are the chillest, smartest and funniest women I’ve met.
      By Julia J for Yalla Roots: Egypt Road Trip. on Dec 04, 2023
      Wonderful group of people with enough laughter to go round! Meeting all the people during the talk/workshops/visit was really something that I appreciated as it connected us with the place and the history :)
      By Zafirah B for Granada Glory Tour on Nov 28, 2023
      Traveling with Burgundy Roots was well worth it. Wafa and her staff took care of pretty much everything. The hotels were well chosen. (Our main hotel had an ATM and a currency exchange so that was super convenient). The staff members really helped me out when I needed extra attention. The Egyptian sites were amazing to see and were all easy to access because of Burgundy Roots. I would totally use their services again.
      By Aaisha B for Yalla Roots: Egypt Road Trip. on Nov 28, 2023
      This is my second trip with Burgundy Roots and I love Egypt! The pace of the programme is just right, not too packed as we visit 2/3 places each day and then you get time to explore on your own if you'd like. Food was amazing, special shout out to the great chef at Taziry. Travelling with Burgundy Roots means meeting your future family and i have bonded with everyone in the group and this is something you won't get elsewhere. 10/10 recommended. TIP : Bring bug spray or patches. Tea candles and lighter to help with the flies situation when you're eating. And sandals/slippers bcos you won't want to be wearing those other than the airport.
      By siti sabariah n for Yalla Roots: Egypt Road Trip. on Nov 28, 2023
      To say this was an AMAZING Experience, does not do it justice! There were a lot of firsts for me on this trip (First time in Egypt, First time traveling over the Atlantic, First time with a retreat group) and I am grateful Burgundy Roots was the vessel for it all, alhamdulillah! As someone who has been mesmerized by Egypt and Ancient Egyptian culture since childhood, this was the perfect first experience. Every day was the right amount of eventful and memorable. From meals on the Nile to The Pyramids to Islamic Cairo to Khan El-Khalili to the tranquility in Siwa to a Saharan Safari to taking a dip in the salt lakes to praying all over Egypt and everything in between, Yalla Roots was curated to be an uniquely intimate experience. Wafa and her team were warm, attentive and accommodating to everyone in the group. Along with our knowledgeable tour guides, they were amazing at showing us not only the tourist spots but also a variety of real Egyptian cultures (Ancient & Modern Egyptian, Nubian & Amazigh), which I truly appreciated. Our Retreat Group, my Egyptian Family, was wonderful to be with and really added to my enjoyment on the trip. It was worth every penny and the best pre-birthday gift to myself, alhamdulillah. Looking forward to my next retreat with Wafa and her team, insha’Allah.
      By Petrina B for Yalla Roots: Egypt Road Trip. on Nov 23, 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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