Roots in Zanzibar

      Zanzibar, Tanzania

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

      Burgundy Roots Retreats
      • Email address verified
      179 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

      What’s not included

      • 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
      179 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.


      I had been dreaming about visiting Morocco for many years, and I’m so glad I decided to book my trip with Burgundy Roots to help realize that dream. Every hotel, restaurant, and stop along the tour was thoughtfully curated and each was more breathtaking than the next. We got to experience Morocco’s beauty and magic with amazing travel hosts who were all North African, and who graciously welcome us to experience their culture. Along the way, we made lifelong friendships, amazing memories, and shared in a loving community. I encourage everyone interested in exploring Morocco to book this trip!
      By Muniba H for Morocco Madness Tour on May 08, 2024
      The trip was well organized and planned. when my daughter broke her leg ( might rethink those stairs in the blue city) the staff supported us with a ton of compassion . Because they are professional but also good humans, they were able to make sure we were really cared for while still supporting the tour. everyone in the group and on the team was incredibly kind. It made the experience deeply meaningful even when we couldn't finish the " tour" . We really saw the heart of Morocco. would definitely do it again !
      By Jacquelyn J for Morocco Madness Tour on May 07, 2024
      This was my 3rd trip with burgundy roots-and let me start off by saying: just when I thought I knew what to expect-the trip exceeded my expectations-it keeps getting better!! This trip should be titled Morocco dreamin’ because it was an absolute dream!! Wafa and her team (Khadija and Mohammad) helped organize the trip of a lifetime. You can tell Wafa puts a lot of thought into strategically planning every part of the trip. Not only does she curate the Dars/Riads that we stay at, but she also put a lot of thought into HOW to space out the trip to ensure everyone is comfortable. The duration we stayed in each location hit the sweet spot. Wafa planned it so we have enough time to explore as a group and also on our own. Everyone on the trip went from strangers to family in a matter of days. The people, the sights, the food! Everything was AMAZING! We saw tanneries, masjids, went on tours of towns, talked to locals, had some good laughs and learned about the history of the cities we were in. I would 10/10 recommend booking with Burgundy Roots! And I can’t wait to recruit more friends and family to join me next time on the next burgundy roots adventure.
      By Ayah T for Morocco Madness Tour on May 06, 2024
      Second trip with Burgundy Roots and Wafa did it AGAIN, alhamdulillah! It was wonderful from start to finish: The food, the views, the people, ma’shaAllah. Seeing videos of past Morocco retreats on IG made me start following Burgundy Roots. After being there in person with Wafa, Khadija and Mohammed, I am grateful I did. The trip had a good balance of tours and down time. Sunset & Maghrib prayer at Hassan II mosque, falling in love with the beautiful city of Chefchaouen, Jumm’ah at al-Qarawiyyin Mosque, consuming all the Moroccan Mint Tea, Tajine, Moroccan Tacos & fresh fruits/food along the way, experiencing a traditional Moroccan hammam and more. The beauty and friendliness of the Moroccan people cannot be overlooked and is what made this trip so beautiful. There was is a real sense of community in every city we visited. You're safe to wander and get lost because the people of Morocco are happy to help you find you way if and when you do. Add to that the energy of our group and the patience & care that Wafa, Khadija and Mohammed showed to every detail, saying I did not want the trip to end would be a huge understatement. Thanks again! I'm truly grateful for this memorable experience. Looking forward to my next vacation with Wafa and her amazing team, insha’Allah.
      By Petrina B for Morocco Madness Tour on May 06, 2024
      I'm eager to book future trips with Burgundy Roots after our incredible experience in Morocco! Wafaa and her team went above and beyond to ensure our needs were met and our happiness was paramount. We received exceptional hospitality, care, and friendship. The trip was well worth the cost and expertly organized. We stayed in top-quality, mostly locally owned accommodations and enjoyed perfectly curated activities. I'm already looking forward to booking their Jamaica trip as soon as possible!
      By Lobna M for Morocco Madness Tour on May 05, 2024
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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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