Zanzibar is an enchanting paradise just waiting for your arrival. Set just off the Tanzanian coastline, it has beautiful sandy beaches, luxury accommodation, vibrant culture and some of the best diving spots in the world. Steeped in history the island has been populated over the centuries by traders from India, China, Persia, Portugal, Holland, Sumeria and the United Kingdom.

The result is a rich and vibrant culture, and just as it has attracted seafarers and adventurers over the centuries, it now attracts travellers looking for romance and mystique. And Zanzibar does not disappoint. Offering a combination of sun and sea pleasures with vibrant markets, great food and nightlife options, Zanzibar makes for a great choice with its fragrant plantations of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon, friendly locals and exceptional cuisine.

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Highlights in Zanzibar

  • Visit Stone Town, a world heritage site
  • Great diving with beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life
  • Sail off into the ocean on a romantic dhow trip
  • Pemba, Chumbe and Chapwani: Often overlooked are the smaller islands around Zanzibar such as Pemba with its beautiful beaches, forests and stunning dive sites
  • Go on a Spice Tour
  • View the giant tortoises on Prison Island

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