Zanzibar, with its pristine white sand beaches and the azure Indian Ocean is a little slice of paradise, and has many stunning beach resorts including Kiwengwa on the east and Nungwi in the north. It also offers some of the best diving in the world, with lush coral reefs and a diverse range of sea life including dolphins, turtles, whale shark and manta-rays. Zanzibar has a fascinating history as it was the centre of the slave and spice trades in the 1800s and UNESCO-listed Stone Town with its labyrinth of narrow streets, ancient buildings and bustling bazaars, is at its cultural heart. Known as ‘The Spice Island’ due to its role in the past as a major hub ot trade before the mainland became more settled and tamed. No visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to the spice plantations, where you can delight your senses. Zanzibar is visited on most of our longer overland camping safaris and is a much deserved break and serves as a chance to freshen up and laze around for a couple of days. Zanzibar can also be visited with a tailor made safari allowing you plenty of time to laze on the perfect beaches or explore some of the unique sights, the choice is entirely yours.