Why you should visit Zanzibar
- Picture perfect, white sand beaches
- Great destination for traditional Swahili atmosphere
- Many options for water sports – diving, snorkelling and game fishing
- Delicious seafood and great for spice lovers
Our Specialists must do
Our Tanzania specialist loved the traditional Stone town, with so many small alleys it’s a great place to while away the hours and chat to the friendly locals. For those looking for a beach holiday the beautiful beaches of the east and north coast, as well as those on Mnemba Island come highly recommended.
Zanzibar is best combined with a migration safari in Kenya or Tanzania or Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or Rwanda at the beginning of your trip. With several international airlines that fly in and out of Zanzibar it is easy to connect with the surrounding countries.
A little more about Zanzibar
Zanzibar is an archipelago located just off the Tanzanian coastline, consisting of Zanzibar Island, Pemba Islands and several islets all dotted within the Indian Ocean.
Once the trading centre for the whole of East Africa, Zanzibar and its surrounding islands are part of a great coral reef stretching down Africa's Indian Ocean coast. With its iconic beautiful sandy beaches and relaxing, friendly atmosphere it provides the perfect destination for a honeymoon or beach holiday.
When to go
Due to its close proximity to the equator the islands offer a good year round climate, but the best time to visit is during the dry months of June to October. November and December are great too, but have short rains, which are light and so should not hinder your beach experience.