Terms & Conditions

The following Terms & Conditions form the basis of your relationship with Zanizibar and include all bookings made. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. 

Your Holiday Contract

When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. A contract will exist as soon as we take a deposit and issue a confirmation invoice. (In some cases you will be asked for full payment but you will be advised at the time of booking). This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions which are governed by English Law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may, however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. Important: It is your responsibility to check that the information on your confirmation invoice is correct and to inform us as soon as possible of any discrepancy. We will not be held liable if tickets have been issued with any wrong information if you have failed to notice beforehand.

Your Financial Protection

We provide full financial protection for our package holidays. When you buy a TTA protected holiday from us, you will receive a confirmation Invoice from us confirming your arrangements and your travel protection. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the TTA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the TTA website at www.traveltrust.co.uk.

Your Holiday Price

  1. We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays on our website. You will be advised the current price at the time of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.
  2. All Prices on our website are based on 2 Adults & 2 Children and include 7 Nights stay with flights. These also include all prepaid taxes and fees.
  3. When you make your booking you must pay a deposit (or full price if applicable due to ticketing time limits - you will be advised of this at the time you make your booking). The balance must be paid 12 weeks before your departure date. If the deposit and/or balance is not paid in time, we reserve the right cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid in time we shall retain your deposit.
  4. Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your holiday may change after you have booked.
  5. All payments made by cheque should be made payable to "Holiday Zanzibar  Ltd. Trust Account".


You must pay your balance 12 weeks prior to departure or by the due date shown on your confirmation invoice. It is very important that you pay the balance when due because failure to do so will lead to cancellation of your holiday and still leave you liable for cancellation charges.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it is not always possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking. You will be asked to pay an administration fee of £25.00 per person and any further cost we incur in making the changes. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements (eg flight tickets) may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any request to alter could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of this part of the arrangements. Please ensure you go through the date change and cancellation conditions mentioned in your booking confirmation.

Pricing Errors

Whilst we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the pricing information provided, regrettably errors may occasionally occur. When we become aware of any such error, we will endeavour to notify you at the time of booking (if we are then aware of the mistake), within 7 days of the time of booking or as soon as reasonably possible. If a booking is already in place, you will have the choice to continue with the chosen itinerary at the difference if the alternative is of a lower value). If it is necessary to cancel your travel arrangements, we will pay to you compensation which will be decided at the time. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice to either accept an offer of an alternative holiday comparable in standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling your holiday booking and refund all monies paid. In all cases, except where a major change arises due to reasons of force majeure, we will pay compensation which will be decided at the time.

Force Majeure

We will not pay you compensation if we have to cancel or change your travel arrangements in any way because of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. These can include, for example, war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics and pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transport.

If You Have A Complaint

If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (eg. hotelier, local agent etc) immediately who will endeavor to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Relations Department at Zanizibar giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. You can also email us at info@znzholidays.com Please keep your letter/email concise and to the point. This will help us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response top you.

It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the service in question whilst in resort. If they are unable to resolve your disappointment then it is your responsibility to contact our Customer Relations Department on 255774000088 for assistance. If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this may affect your right under this contract.

Our Liability To You

If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you an appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. However, we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been taken, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not have foreseen or forestall. Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of 0.5 x times the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to:

(a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated in this contract; and

(b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage.

(c) We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. You can ask for copies of the transport companies’ contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices at Zanizibar you have the rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellations or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us.

Prompt assistance in resort

If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequence of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances.

Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements

Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. Note: Clients not holding passports marked “British Citizen” must check the applicable requirements with the respective Embassy or Consulate of the countries they are visiting or the British Foreign Office. Please ensure that you comply with the applicable passport and visa requirements and that you allow sufficient time to obtain them.


Details of airlines, flight numbers and destination airport will be shown on you confirmation invoice. Please note that no airline is able to guarantee departure times and these may change due to inclement weather conditions, air traffic control restrictions, technical/operational problems. The Company is not liable for any change to a departure/arrival time previously shown on your confirmation. It is for this reason that you are required to reconfirm your flight departure time 72 hours before departure with the airline concerned. Zanizibar is also unable to make any special arrangements for passengers if the flight is delayed as this is the sole responsibility of the carrying airline &/or their ground handling agent. We regret that we are unable to guarantee specific aircraft types or seat allocation.


As the Company is not liable for flight delays, cancellations, lost or delayed luggage, industrial disputes, natural disasters etc it is an expressed term of this contract that you and all members of your party are adequately insured.


Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for locally whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday provided by us. For any excursion or other tour that you book locally your contract will be with the operator of the excursion and not with us and we will not be held responsible for anything that happens during the course of an excursion purchased locally.

Special requests and Medical Problems

If you have any special requests (eg low/high floor, inter-connecting rooms etc) please advise us at the time of booking. Although we will forward any such requests to the relevant supplier (eg hotel, airline etc) we regret that we cannot guarantee this prior to departure and any failure to meet your special request will not be deemed as any breach of contract on our part. If you have any medical condition or disability which may affect your booking arrangements you must advise us, in writing, at the time of booking giving us full details. If we are unable to properly accommodate your particular needs we will reserve the right to decline your booking but obviously every effort will be made to assist, where possible.

Ticket Dispatch 

Please note that it is now mandatory for customers to be emailed an e-ticket for all routes where an e-ticket is available. Note: An e-ticket is a paperless electronic ticket, it is paperless because when you book the details they are safely stored in the airlines booking system so there is no need to send you a paper ticket.

Your travel documents (e-ticket, accommodation voucher, transfer voucher, etc.) will be emailed to the party leader approximately 10-14 days prior to departure but will not be released until we have received full payment from you. An email itinerary will be emailed and is the party leader’s responsibility to pass this onto the members of the party travelling as it will be required at check in along with an acceptable form of identification. Note: Acceptable forms of identification – Passport or Passport replacing Travel Document issued by the relevant authority.

Credit Cards

It is mandatory that you or a member of your party travel with a recognised credit card as this will be required when checking into hotels or collecting your hire car, for example.

Map/Distance Disclaimer

Please note that the information as to the distance from the city centre and the location of the hotel on the maps provided is for indicative purposes only. If you require the hotel to be within a certain distance from the city centre or near a particular location we recommend that you check on the hotel’s own website.


It is the party leader’s responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party do not behave in a way which causes offence to others or which risks damage to the property belongings. In such circumstances, our suppliers (eg hotel, airlines, transfer agent etc) have the right to terminate any arrangement made on your behalf in which case our responsibility to you will cease immediately. Further, you will be liable to reimburse any expense whatsoever incurred as a result of your unacceptable behavior.

Departure Taxes

It is not always possible to include all departure taxes on your ticket – in some cases departure taxes must be paid locally and these are payable to the Government of the country departed from and are non-refundable.

Pre-travel advice

The Foreign Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit may have issued information about your holiday destination. 

Telephone calls

We would like to inform our clients that we randomly record telephone calls. This helps us to ensure that customer service is constantly improved.

Hotel and Cruise Ship ratings

The hotel and cruise ship ratings featured in any HolidayFloridas web site are offered as a general guide and do not necessarily represent any official grading system. Actual standards may vary between hotels of the same grade in different countries and even in the same country. Different countries have different standards; a 5* hotel in one country is not necessarily equivalent to a 5* hotel in another country.

Please note that the hotels and cruise ships booked by us for you are not exclusive to Zanizibar We are not responsible for any limitation in facilities because of other hotel, or ship guests or their activities. Zanizibar does not take responsibility for hotel or ship content (including images, facility listings etc) displayed on our website. Hotels and ships may change facilities and property features without prior notification to Zanizibar. Images of room or cabin types do not necessarily represent the bed configuration of the room being purchased. For example, a quad room in North America may invariably consist of two double beds and a room for two will be one double, although in Europe this may be two single beds. Also, there may be an additional charge for extra beds or cots. Therefore, if you have a special requirement please inform us at the time of booking and any special request will be forwarded to the supplier for consideration but is not guaranteed by us and does not form any part of our contract with you.

Carrying Proof of Booking

You should ensure that you travel with your booking confirmation, e tickets and any other travel documentation (including your passport and relevant visa, if required) at all times. We will not be liable should any Supplier not provide you with the booked product or service if you do not provide the appropriate documents.

Information You Provide Us

visits to this and other web sites in order to measure advertising effectiveness. We may also collect information about your visit to our website, based on your browsing (click stream) activities.

This information may include the pages you browse and products and services viewed or booked for example. This helps us to better manage and develop our offers and to provide you with better products and services tailored to your individual interests and needs. We may use this information to measure the entry and exit points of visitors to the site and respective numbers of visitors to our various pages and sections of the site and details of searches performed. We may also use this information to measure the usage of advertising banners, other click throughs from the site. We may disclose information of this nature in aggregate form to third parties but personal information on individual visitors tracking will not be passed on to any third party

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