Ranked at the top of the best Islands in Africa, Zanzibar Archipelago is truly a dreamy tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar is situated approximately 73km from from Dar es Salaam. There are several islands that form Zanzibar Archipelago – Unguja and Pemba are the largest islands. Steeped in rich history, the capital of Zanzibar – Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stone Town is a hot bed for cultural encounters in Zanzibar. After spending enthralling days on African tour safaris, many tourists dream of spending the remaining part of their holiday on idyllic beach holidays in Zanzibar Island. There is a lot to see and do in this exotic island including; spice tours, cultural and historical tours, vibrant markets where one can buy curios, nature as well as wildlife viewing in Jozani Forest.
Convenience and proximity of Zanzibar Island to premier wildlife destinations in Africa makes it very attractive added to the several stunning white sand beaches. The waters of the Indian Ocean are warm and the presence of palm trees, mangrove swamps, and coral reefs add to the beauty of Zanzibar. There are tons of spectacular water sports activities; Dhow sailing, sundowners, scuba diving, snorkeling, and kite surfing among others. Whether you are travelling as a family or a group of friends, Zanzibar is the prefect beach destination on the East Africa Coast. Some of the best beaches in Zanzibar Island are Nungwi, Mangapwani, Matemwe,Pwani Mchangani, and Kiwengwa.
If you are travelling to Zanzibar Archipelago, the islands are brimming with adventure and cultural experience along with the best beach accommodations ranging from guest houses to luxury boutique beach hotels. Zanzibar Island has a climatic condition that is perfect for all year round beach tours.
Zanzibar is name derived from a combination of two Arabic words, 'Zenj', meaning black, and 'bar', being the Arabic word for land, thus 'Land of the Blacks'. Zanzibar being a few degrees south of the equator it enjoys tropical climate that is largely influenced by the Indian Ocean monsoons winds. Zanzibar culture was largely influenced by Persians, Arabs, Muslims, Portuguese giving raise to the Swahili culture.
Separately, Zanzibar is major producer of spices from cloves, nutmeg; cinnamon to pepper thus it's sometimes called the Spice Islands. A spice tour is truly a memorable one. Other tourist attractions include dolphin tours at Kizimkazi, ancient ruins, cultural and historical tours, visits to Johanzi forest famous for Colobus monkeys, house of wonders, the Arab Fort. and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.
- superb white sand beaches
- warm, tranquil Indian Ocean waters
- Stone Town - UNESO World Heritage Site
- bird-watching tours
- swahili cultural tours
- water sports activities
Sample Zanzibar Travel Tours
Wildlife Watching Safaris
This is a quick “highlights safari” that is ideal for those who want to ...