Holidays to Zanzibar
With pristine white sand beaches and the azure Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is a little slice of paradise, and has many stunning beach resorts including Kiwengwa on the east coast 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.
Most of our trips to Zanzibar are part of longer overland safaris in East Africa, where we stop for a few days of R&R on this idyllic island. We also offer a 5-day beach break in Zanzibar and holiday combining the best of Tanzania's national park with a few days at the end in Zanzibar.
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, no visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to the spice plantations, a true delight for your senses.
The azure waters and soft white sands of Zanzibar offer an idyllic end to an action packed safari or a relaxing interlude during one of our longer overland adventures.
No visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to the spice plantations. Delight your senses on a guided tour and learn about the assortment of spices, such as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, and their various uses. It was the spice plantations that brought the beginnings of Zanzibar’s infamous slave trade dating back to the 1840s, which you can learn all about on a tour of historic Stone Town.
“The people of Zanzibar are very culturally diverse, resulting in some of the most beautiful people I have ever encountered. I loved meeting and to - I...”
by Kelly Goulds
Posted on 24 Sep 2015
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