The island of endless shimmering beaches, lapping waves and long, lazy sunsets viewed preferably from a hammock.
Changuu Island also known as Prison Island lies about 30 min by boat from Stone Town. The island was formerly owned by an Arab and saw use for confinement of refractory slaves but no prisoners were ever housed here instead
East Africa's finest beach destinations, surrounded by coral reefs with idyllic beaches lined by huge sweeping palm trees.
The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Holiday in Paradise
The island of Zanzibar is of Africa but not in it, a superb choice for a beach element of a longer safari but also a good destination for a sun and sand holiday in its own right.
Stone Town is the only significant city, an atmospheric meandering capital busy with markets and traders that echoes, five times a day, with the calls to prayer from countless muezzins. The city beaches are more used for informal games of football than for lounging in the sun, so after a day or two sun lovers should head out of town, to a selection of resorts set around the coast, or to the other islands, Pemba, Mafia, Mnemba and Chumbe. The emphasis here is on relaxed barefoot luxury, and most of these resorts and islands offer superb snorkelling and scuba diving.
Regular flights link Zanzibar with the mainland, though there are also a handful of resorts on Tanzania’s coast that can be reached overland.
- Take your time to explore Stone Town food and culture
- Do not touch coral or fishes when snorkeling
- Spices and coffee are a big deal
- Zanzibar is a Muslim island so dress appropriately
- Take a tour with a dhow. Is a great experience