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Zanzibar

CULTURES ENTWINED

  • Kick back and relax on the white-sand beaches
  • Wander the streets of historic Stone Town
  • Search for Red Colobus in Jozani Forest
  • Tour the impressive spice farms

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  • 7 DAYS
    7 DAYS
  • TAILOR-MADE
    TAILOR-MADE
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the winding streets of historic Stone Town
  • Swim, snorkel and scuba dive in the Indian Ocean
  • Relax and sip cocktails on white-sand beaches
  • Tour one of the Zanzibari spice plantations
from £593pp
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Wander the World Heritage site of Stone Town
  • Spot migrating humpback whales and dolphins
  • Relax on the palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar
  • Enjoy snorkelling and diving at Misali Island
from £1,356pp
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’
  • Spot Tanzania's ‘Big Five’ in their natural habitats
  • Experience the Serengeti's Wildebeest Migration
  • Relax on Zanzibar’s white sand beaches
from £1,920pp
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cultures entwined
cultures entwined

The name Zanzibar evokes images of an exotic place of palm-fringed coastlines framing white sandy beaches where the warm crystal-clear water of the Indian Ocean laps its shores. Known as the ‘Spice Islands’, the farms and plantations were once key producers of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom. Venture through the World Heritage Site of Stone Town and marvel at the unique architecture, Arab forts and enjoy wandering through the bustling local markets and winding streets.

  • Located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, the Zanzibar Archipelago is a semi-autonomous territory politically tied with Tanzania. The main island of Zanzibar, locally known as Unguja, is the largest and the island of Pemba is the second largest. Many of the other neighbouring islands are small and uninhabited.
  • Kiswahili and English are the official languages of Zanzibar. Kiswahili is the most widely spoken language and the mother tongue of virtually all Zanzibaris. Many locals can speak English and Arabic as well as some Italian and French in the main tourist areas.
  • Being just south of the equator, the islands of Zanzibar are warm all year round. The rainy seasons are typically from March to May and late September to November, with drier periods outside of these times. Tropical downpours can occur at any time but are generally short outside of the rainy seasons.
zanzibar highlights

The islands of Zanzibar are a unique archipelago where African, Persian, Arab, Indian and European cultures entwine. Extend your safari trip or merely take time out to enjoy a relaxing break to this idyllic paradise. Immerse yourself in Swahili culture and enjoy the art, food, music, and architecture that makes Zanzibar such a unique and unforgettable destination.

Our team are always on the lookout for the best experiences Zanzibar has to offer, and here are a few of our favourites:

  • Stone Town
  • Beaches of Zanbar
  • Jozani-Chwaka Bay Biosphere Reserve
  • Pemba
  • Prison Island
  • Spice Farms
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STONE TOWN
STONE TOWN

Wander the historic Swahili coastal trading town of Stone Town, a living museum blending African, Persian, Arab, Indian and European influences.

BEACHES OF ZANZIBAR
BEACHES OF ZANZIBAR

Famous for white-sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters, enjoy activities like kitesurfing and scuba diving or purely relax and soak up the sun.

JOZANI FOREST
JOZANI FOREST

The Jozani-Chwaka Bay Biosphere Reserve is the only National Park in Zanzibar and home to the endemic Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey.

PEMBA
PEMBA

The lesser-known island of Pemba is a lush and hilly paradise with incredible beaches, excellent diving and a perfect place to see migrating humpback whales.

PRISON ISLAND
PRISON ISLAND

Once a keep for rebel slaves and a quarantine centre for yellow fever, Prison Island is now home to giant tortoises, some of which are over a hundred years old.

SPICE FARMS
SPICE FARMS

Since the 16th century, Zanzibar has traded in the spice industry. Visit one of the local farms to learn about the many spices and fruit grown on the island.

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