Sandies Tours and Travel

Dedicated to giving you a genuinely personalized service that delivers the best holiday experience possible in Tanzania and Zanzibar. We specialize in arranging tailor made itineraries, even for the most complex holiday arrangements, and pride ourselves on our quick and reliable service. We can source excellent value air fares through our partnership with all the major airlines. We have a very experienced TANZANIAN based team with direct and personal knowledge of the hotels, tours and cruise packages on offer so we can provide you with the best possible holiday to Tanzania within your chosen budget.

Our management team has many years’ experience working in travel to Tanzania having previously operated the family based tour operator in Zanzibar. We aim to provide you with an unhurried service that will take account of exactly what your requirements may be. We’ll then use our expertise, knowledge and contacts to build a best spoke holiday that matches your dream trip to Tanzania at the best possible price.

For your financial security, we are fully bonded with the CAA (ATOL 9859) and have full membership with ABTA (Y089). Canadian Sky’s parent company, Tropical Sky Limited, is registered in England and Wales, registration number 5425418. Tropical Sky Limited is also registered for VAT No 934-2862-12.

Corporate Info

Sandies Tours & Travel Story

Sandies Tours & Travel has evolved from its founding in Zanzibar in 2005, as a tourist company enhancing tourists with the best holiday and personal touch, to emerge as the leading resource for researching and booking destination activities around Tanzania and Zanzibar. While other companies were honing in on airline tickets, hotels and rental cars, Sandies Tours & Travel focused on an untapped niche in the then nascent online travel market of destination activities, or the things you do when you get there. Today, Sandies Tours & Travel is the market leader with an unmatched portfolio of tours and activities in destinations around Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Sandies Tours & Travel is not a paid listing or advertising site, and not simply an aggregator. The Sandies Tours team around Tanzania and Zanzibar has built close relationships with local tour operators over the past 7+ years. Sandies & Travel Tours features only the best local operators, and the steady stream of customer reviews keeps them honest; providers that don’t meet expected service levels are removed. Through its collection of Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Flick, mobile apps and call center, Sandies Tours & Travel reaches more than 1 thousand travelers a month. Its global affiliate network of more than 500 active partners expands the company’s reach to even more travelers through affiliate sites like American Airlines, British Airways, Explore, Priceline, Lonely Planet and AAA.

MD’s Message

When asking some tourists and a businessman touring Africa, why they found the continent so special, the following answers were given: First, the height of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the beautiful landscapes of Ngorongoro, Selous and Serengeti were the most alluring things about Africa. Second, culturally diverse array of people living in harmony together was what made the continent unique. Third, nothing else could compare to the glorious beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba, Bagamoyo, and Mafia.

As I look ahead, I am excited about the progress of tourism in Tanzania, Zanzibar and the future for Sandies Tours & Travel. The facilities available to our visitors to Tanzania and Zanzibar Islands continue to improve. With this, we are able to provide a better African Experience. As a native Tanzanian, I am committed to promote Tanzania and Zanzibar as one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. As the Managing Director of Sandies Tours & Travel, I am also committed to making sure that every safari participant has an outstanding trip with Sandies Tours & Travel

  1. M. Kaswahili
    Managing Director

What We Do?

Sandies Tours & Travel is the world’s leading resource for researching, planning and booking things to do in more than 150 destinations around Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Our goal is to make it easy for you to find the best tour and activities at the best prices. We’ve done the legwork to find local operators that meet our strict standards for quality, dependability and value.

The result? Sandies Tours & Travel offers hundreds (and that’s no exaggeration!) of experiences from the traditional to the extreme and everything in between. From sightseeing tours to adventure activities, from off-the-beaten-path experiences to family-friendly activities, shore excursions, theater and show tickets, city passes, day trips, private and special-access tours, multi-day excursions… you name it, and we probably have it, all hand-selected by the Sandies Tours Team, all available online or on your phone.


Who We Are?

Sandies Tours & Travel?

It’s an English word used for thousand travelers. We want you to have an unforgettable experience every time you travel. That’s our one and only goal here at Sandies Tours & Travel.

As passionate travelers ourselves, we understand the value of having a trusted resource where you can easily find, research and book the world’s best travel experiences. Over the last 10 years, Sandies Tours & Travel has built the industry’s largest selection of tours and activities — all provided by local tour operators we hand-pick for quality, value and service, all backed by our low-price guarantee, all supported by more than a quarter of a million unbiased traveler reviews and photos.

Sandies Tours & Travel, Inc. sells tours and activities through the award-winning website, three local-language sites serving Tanzanian and Zanzibar markets, and more than 200 affiliated sites that include major hotel chains and airlines, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and providing travelers with more options to plan and book their next unforgettable travel experience.

Learn more – and connect with us! – By reading the Sandies Tours Travel Blog become our fan Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

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Why Book with Sandies Tours & Travel?

Travel Smarter

It doesn’t matter if you are traveling to Zanzibar or Arusha, Kilimanjaro or Dar-es-salaam, booking with Sandies Tours & Travel means you’re booking with the Tanzanian Destinations leader. Join more than 3 million travelers who have booked with us – and have an unforgettable Sandies Tours experience the next time you travel!

Save Time

We’ve taken the guesswork out of shopping for great experiences because we have already pre-screened the best local tour operators, so you can have confidence in the quality, service and value. Don’t want to take our word for it? Just read the traveler reviews and browse actual traveler photos to see what other travelers have to say.

Unbeatable Deals

Our close working relationships with local operators mean we can negotiate exclusive deals and discounts – discounts not available on any other websites! Our deals and discounts are constantly changing so check back often! Even while on your trip!

Book Anytime, Anywhere

Whether you’re planning ahead from the comfort of  home or standing in an unfamiliar Destination looking for something to do right now, Sandies Tours & Travel can help you book unforgettable experiences at great prices. During popular travel seasons (like summer) and in the most popular destinations (Zanzibar, Arusha, Dar-es-salaam), there is great value to be gained by securing likely-to-sell-out tours and activities in advance. But you don’t need to worry about filling your entire schedule because Sandies Tours & Travel is introducing more last-minute inventory, which can easily be booked in destination via

Uncover the Unknown

We often hear from our customers that Sandies Tours & Travel helped them find an experience they never knew existed? And they loved it. Even traditional tours can come with added benefits worth exploring, like our ‘Skip the Line’ series that when purchased in advance lets you spend more time exploring rather than waiting. Or try a private, after-hours tour to avoid the crowds and the hassle like at Dar-es-salaam and Arusha City. Just a few minutes exploring Sandies Tours & Travel will ensure you don’t miss out on an unforgettable experience.

We’re Here When You Need Us

We know issues arise and if something does come up – for example, if you need to change a date, add an extra person, or make a change to your itinerary – our customer care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Why Sandies Tours & Travel?

Absolutely! We have been doing this for over 10 years, but our expertise goes back a lot further than that. Every member of our team, have a passion for travel, and the passports to prove it. We take our role in the travel industry seriously, and we use our knowledge of travelling and the places we go to, to create the best value and quality for all of our customers.

The opposite! We are cheaper than what you could organize for yourself, and offer better value through quality accommodation, professional guides, and comfortable coaches. We keep our prices low, so you can afford more, but we never compromise on comfort, safety, quality of service or choice of destinations. Its value all the way!

No Way! Any adult traveler is welcome (although our Budget tours are for 18-38 year olds)

Exceptional service?
You betcha! All of our tour guides are professional and undergo rigorous training before they are allowed on the road. Also, our services team at our headquarters knows how important it is to answer your questions and give you the best advice. We are here for you, and want you to have the best experience of your life!

You should see some of the places we go to! Within Tanzania, we allow you to travel through a plethora of diverse cultures, landscapes and traditions. Whether it be navigating the ‘patchwork quilt’ of Tanzania, diving or exploring Ancient Bagamoyo, visiting historical Zanzibar , or travelling ‘Safari style’ through Arusha and Kilimanjaro, if you desire to witness and experience the ‘exotic’…you have come to the right people!

Of course! That is the point. Tourists can claim, they have ‘done’ Tanzania, or wherever it is they are going. However, as American author Greg Anderson states, “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing and activity, but in doing it.” Although you will get to see the destinations you desire, it is the way that you get there and what you experience on the way, which really makes a lasting memory. We have tried to incorporate loads of free time, so that you are able to really follow whatever it was which motivated you to travel in the first place. Some people desire to experiment with new flavours and cuisines; others are fascinated by architecture, arts, history, culture or landscape. Some just wish to get away from what they know and immerse themselves in completely new experiences with new people, to revive their souls. Quite often, our customers begin their journey with us as tourists, and finish as explorers, adding richness to their overall experience and redefining their reasons for travel. Sandies Tours & Travel strives to give you knowledge from all of our experience, research and understanding, allowing you to see more than you expected (it is easier to understand the change in culture and landscapes from a coach rather than a plane), with plenty of time to add flexibility and choice within your tour so you can tailor it to your desires, in safety and comfort which allows you to rest and reflect along the way. Don’t just see…EXPLORE! You will definitely come away with more than you started with.

A sample of our nearly 90 activities includes:

Dolphin tour                                                                                Zanzibar Door Tour

Jambiani Magic Tour                                                                 Diving and Snorkeling

Self Drive Tour                                                                            Sunset Dhow Cruises

Do Absolutely Nothing                                                               Dhow Making Tour

Safari Blue Tour                                                                           Sandbank Picnic

Jambiani Village Tour                                                                Whale Watching

Colobus Monkey Watching Tour                                             Canoeing

Deep-sea Fishing Tour                                                               Baraka aquarium Turtle Tour

Night life Parities                                                                        Walking Safaris

Cycling Tours                                                                               Mountain Climbing & Trekking

Full Moon Parties                                                                       Horseback riding Safaris

Prison Island Turtle watching Tour                                        Cultural Safaris

Exclusive Driving Tour                                                              Balloon Flights

Kite surfing Tour                                                                         Night Game Drives