Zanzibar is an archipelago of historic Indian Ocean islands off the coast of mainland Tanzania and is filled with atmosphere, culture and idyllic beach experiences. While it is a part of the country of Tanzania the lifestyle, culture and scenery is very different from the mainland and is well worth checking out. Resorts are plentiful and range from inexpensive bungalows on the beach to exclusive 5 star resorts.
Stone Town, the island’s capital, is a historic hub of commerce and culture. This ancient centre was the seat of the Sultans, whose crumbling palaces, bathhouses and mosques are a legacy of this opulent and vibrant time at the heart of the gold trade. The town has a very different commercial attitude today and one that thrives on tourism. The narrow streets are lined with traders selling everything from art works to ancient wooden doors and tie-dye t-shirts to the local Tanzanite jewelry. This old town remains a wonderful place to spend a night or two, getting lost among the elegant, ancient buildings, eating fresh fish on the sea front and breathing in the sights, sounds and smells of the island.
There are some spectacular beaches on the island, with pristine white sands and clear blue ocean water. You can sit back enjoying the resort, sunbath on the beach and watch the dhow sailing boats as the local fishermen find their daily catch. For the more adventurous you can organize a scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, stand up paddle boarding or swimming with the dolphins.
Zanzibar is the perfect way to end your African adventure!
We offer packages to suit any time frame or budget. We recommend spending at least 3 days on the island but when it comes to Zanzibar you are only limited by your imagination!