Zanzibar Island Holiday l Tanzania
Zanzibar is a small island just off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar is the number one beach holiday location in East Africa. It's a wonderful island, with classic tropical beaches, lush plantations, an incredible history and a fascinating culture.
Most of our clients combine our Kilimanjaro and Tanzania Safari packages with Zanzibar.
Zanzibar's main industries are spices and tourism. It is still sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands, because of the significance of its production of cloves, of which it is a world leader, and also nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper.
Overview of Zanzibar Island
Take some time to explore some of the winding lanes and mingle with the locals. There is lots to see and do in Stone Town and you might want to hire a local guide to show you around. The Stone Town of Zanzibar is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa. It retains its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together and homogenized disparate elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium. Accommodation options vary from budget hotels to luxury beach resorts...
Jambiani Beach (East coast)
When you are looking for peace and quiet, Jambiani is the place for you. In 2006, Jambiani was rated as one of the top 3 best places in the world to relax! Enjoy the perfect white beachesor go diving, snorkeling, fishing, dolphin cruising, walking on the beach, eating, laughing and having a great time...
Nungwi (North coast)
Nungwi is traditionally the centre of Zanzibar's dhow building industry and over the last couple of years, the coastline has rocketed in popularity to become one of the island's busiest beach destinations. The once small fishing village has been taken over by an ever increasing number of guesthouses, bars, shops, restaurants and bikini clad backpackers. Ageing hippies, cool dudes, gap year students and Europeans escaping city jobs are all drawn to its white sandy beaches, palm trees, turquoise ocean and an abundance of sunshine...