Zanzibar’s picturesque beaches and rich history make it an excellent place to soak up the sun and (if you’re in the mood) discover a whole lot more about the history of sub-Saharan Africa. With a trading port frequented by the Arabs and the Chinese, Zanzibar was a trade gateway to the rest of Africa centuries before European settlement and colonisation. See the remains of centuries-old slave markets, and enjoy the white sands and turquoise waters of this fascinating island.

Colours of Zanzibar

  While the palm-fringed white sand beaches and warm azure waters of Zanzibar are a picture of paradise, this tropical isle has so much more to offer. This week’s video pick takes a look at the local people that call … Continue reading

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Rest, relaxation and zany dance moves in Zanzibar

Katie Powell won our Get Rid Of Me competition last year, and recently completed her 6 month round-the-world adventure. Read about her adventures in Zanzibar on her 57-day Great African Expedition. Prior to winning this grand adventure, I had only … Continue reading

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Zanzibar dreaming

I topped off my safari in Kenya and Tanzania with 5 days of bliss on the gorgeous island of Zanzibar, which was the most perfect way to end the holiday. My safari was absolutely incredible but after camping for 11 … Continue reading

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