Zanzibar is an island steeped in culture and history – a destination which brought adventurers, seafarers and traders from far and wide.
The Zanzibar archipelago is set in the Indian Ocean and made up of the larger islands of Pemba and Unguja (also called Zanzibar Island). Zanzibar is also known as the 'Spice Island' due to the delicious variety of spices grown on the island’s many plantations. Stone Town, a World Heritage Site, boasts a labyrinth of winding alleys, bustling marketplaces, beautifully carved wooden doors, breathtaking mosques and grand Arab residences.
Another must-see attraction on Zanzibar includes the Jozani Forest Reserve - home to the rare Kirk's red colobus monkey and Aders' duiker. Off the north-eastern coast of Zanzibar is Mnemba Island - an idyllic private island featuring luxurious accommodation, breathtaking scenery and rich marine diversity.
- Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a capital city of Zanzibar was built in the 19th century by Arab and Indian merchants.
- The Zanzibar archipelago is set in the Indian Ocean and is made up of the larger islands of Pemba and Unguja (also called Zanzibar Island).
- Zanzibar is also known as the 'Spice Island' due to the delicious variety of spices grown on the island’s many plantations.
- Another must-see attraction on Zanzibar is the Jozani Forest Reserve - home to the rare Kirk's red colobus monkey and Aders' duiker.
- The island is surrounded by pristine waters, dotted with beautiful dhows (traditional Arabic sailboats) and home to a plethora of underwater inhabitants.
20°C/68°F Max: 30°C/86°F
19°C/66°F Max: 25°C/77°F
Winter is peak season in Zanzibar, with warm temperatures and low rainfall. Short rains fall in November; longer rains in April and May.
- WildlifeJozani Forest Reserve - home to the rare Kirk's red colobus monkey and Aders' duiker. The waters around Mnemba, which have been declared a conservation area, are awash with colourful marine life, including at least 400 fish species.
- Flying to TanzaniaThe gateway to Tanzania is Dar es Salaam. Limited international scheduled flights also fly directly to Kilimanjaro. Daily scheduled domestic flights link these gateways with Tanzania's wildlife areas.
- LanguagesThe national language in Kenya and Tanzania is Swahili, although English is widely spoken
- CurrencyUSD and Tanzanian Shillings.
Enhance Your Experience With
- Complete a Serengeti safari with a relaxing beach getaway on this idyllic island, a partner state just off the coast of Tanzania.
- Tick off another UNESCO world heritage site – Stone Town is a bustling maze of narrow streets, whitewashed houses, quaint shops, grand mosques, courtyards and squares.
- Scuba dive the world-class reefs, full of colourful marine life and exquisite coral formations.
- Watch turtles lay their eggs on Mnemba’s sandy shores.
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