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Why visit Zanzibar?

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.

Why Visit?

  • 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.

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.

Climate

Summer (October – April)
20°C/68°F Max: 30°C/86°F

Winter (May – September)
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.

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