Destination: Zanzibar

Zanzibar is more than just a haven

Zanzibar City - Forget everything you have known, or think you may know about a tropical island break.
 
While the romanticised notion of cocktail sunsets, long romantic walks on the beach and a gentle wash from a warm, crystal-clear ocean fires the imagination, a visit to Zanzibar is all that and so much more. For the past decade holidaymakers are discovering and flocking to one of the Indian Ocean’s most incredible and affordable treasures.
 
Zanzibar, as the collective archipelago is known, lies several kilometres off the Tanzanian mainland and comprises two islands, Unguja (where most of the resorts and capital Stone Town is located) and the smaller Pemba. People have been living in Zanzibar for about 20 000 years, first mentioned in Roman-Greek texts in the 3rd century AD. Since then, it has seen its fair share of migration, slave trade, wars, spice trade and political annexures and colonisation.
 
The most famous, its One Day War, the shortest conflict in history, occurred without a shot being fired. One of history’s most celebrated rock stars was Queen’s Freddie Mercury, who was also Zanzibari by birth.
 
A visit to its capital, Stone Town, reveals this rich history with intact architecture and cobbled streets and alleys where the past’s footsteps are traced with every step.

 

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Key things to see and do in Zanzibar

The Stone Town of Zanzibar

A well-preserved example of a Swahili coastal trading center

Spice Tours, food & local market

Spices are integral to Zanzibar life providing food, remedies, dyes and income.

Red colobus monkeys of Jozani Forest

Centered on Jozani Forest, the largest area of mature forest found within Zanzibar

 

Pictures from previous safaris in Zanzibar

 

 

Be inspired by our Trip Dossier/s below (PDF format ).

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